26 Hours | 300 Words | 1 Globetrotting Prompt
Please welcome our judge, writer and Flash!Friday hostess (who is celebrating her one year “flashversary” this week) with the mostest, Rebekah Postupak:
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.
This week’s globetrotting prompt is inspired by UTC+10:
Yakutsk, the coldest city on Earth, is located in UTC+10. The record low? -64.4 °C (-83.9 °F).
The Prompt: Ice age, hell freezes over, whatever; your story must prominently feature something seriously cold
Post your story in the comments below. The clock is ticking. Good writing and good luck!