Welcome to the end…
THE FINAL CHALLENGE
24 HOURS / 500 WORDS
Three prompts living under one challenge roof?
Welcome to #MenageMonday!
*NOTE* – PLEASE READ THE RULES – If you miss a prompt, your entry will be disqualified.
- This is a Flash Fiction challenge. Your story must be a minimum of 100 words, maximum of 500 words.
- Incorporate each of the three prompts into your story. The phrase prompt (and anything else in quotations) MUST be used exactly as given.
- Post your story into the comments of this post.
- Include your word count (or be excluded from judging).
- Please include your Twitter handle or email.
The contest opens at 7 A.M. and closes at 10 P.M. Eastern Time.
- 24 HOURS: 7 A.M Monday to 7 A.M. Tuesday Eastern Time.
- Generally speaking, the winners will be revealed Tuesday evening, huzzah!
So what do you get for all your time and effort, you ask? Badges, of course. (What, you thought this was a funded operation?) #MenageMonday awards THREE (squeeee!) badges each week:
- There is the undisputed CHAMP. Rather self explanatory.
- There is the JUDGE’S PET, for best use of the Judge’s prompt.
- Last but not least, the JUDGE gets a badge, because Judges need love, too.
Our Judge for Week 52:
She who judged the first, judges the last…
Your mission, should you choose to accept it:
The Phrase: “guess this is [ ]” (this can appear anywhere in the story)
The Judge’s Prompt: Kurama no Hi-Matsuri / the Kurama Fire Festival
About the Festival: In the small northern Kyoto suburb of Kurama, a huge energetic fire festival takes place on October 22 of each year. It’s original purpose was to illuminate the path through the world of the living for the spirits of the departed.
The festival begins at 6pm and continues past midnight. Tall fires are lit in front of homes in Kurama to mark the opening of the ceremonies. A procession of boys carrying small torches follows, and later teams of men chanting and marching to the rhythms of drums carry larger and larger torches, the largest of which weighs 100 kilograms. The torch bearers finally converge in front of Yuki-jinja Shrine and a portable shrine, or mikoshi, is carried through the smoky streets until the festival ends.