26 Hours | 300 Words | 1 Globetrotting Prompt
Please welcome our inaugural judge, author Silver James. Her latest release, Season of the Witch, is available through Amazon. And if you missed it over the weekend, Silver and I had an interesting chat about the unseen world.
About Race the Date:
The challenge runs for 26 hours, from 0500 EST on Monday until 0700 EST on Tuesday.
Prompts are inspired by the different time zones.
Minimum word count is 100 words, maximum is 300 words.
Include your word count (mandatory) and Twitter handle (recommended).
Generally speaking, a winners blog will be posted by Wednesday evening (EST).
Race the Date awards an overall Winner and up to three Honorable Mentions.
Why 26 hours? Barring daylights savings time tomfoolery, the challenge is set to begin when UTC+14 (the first time zone to roll into any given day) begins a new day and ends when the last time zone, UTC-12, begins that same date.
We begin our globetrotting challenge in UTC+14:
In 2011, Samoa changed its time from UTC-11 (UTC-10 DST) to UTC+13 (UTC+14 DST), moving the international date line and losing a day.
The Prompt: Time travel
Post your story in the comments below. The clock is ticking. Good writing and good luck!