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April Competitive Dash Winner – Luna Elinda Branwen

Published on Thursday, May 10, 2012 by


Competitive Dash Winner for April 2012:


The rain fell on the desert
the lizard ran cross the barren ground
ready to catch the first drops of water—
on his tongue, on his back, on his tail,
his dream of blooming cactus and the nectar
was vivid in his little heart, ready for spring
and the coming of fresh insects to nibble,
cool rocks to languish upon,
and lively youngsters to chase round and round,
the desert he loved was not barren at all,
it held the mystery and magic of a life that few got to see,
the lizard scurried toward the coming shower
saw lightening in the distance and heard thunder,
his head lifted, alert in the humid air,
his tail wagging in a happy and deliberate fashion,
it was spring in the desert and not barren at all.

©2012 Luna Elinda Branwen

Entries for April 2012.

The Competitive Dash, an adjunct to the Daily Writers’ Dash, uses anonymous peer review through an online poll to find the most outstanding poem, flash piece or short story. The winning piece is then displayed in the Winners Wall of Fame.

The competition is open to all ages and nationalities, although entries must be written in English.

The winner will receive L$5,000 (Second Life® currency) or a $20 Amazon gift voucher and publication on the website on our Winners Wall of Fame.

Deadline for submissions is midnight (PST) on the 1st of March, June, September and December. We accept only 4 entries per person.

Public vote begins midnight (PST) on the 4th and ends midnight of the 30th. Winners will be notified by the 3rd of the following month.

Writer retains copyright, however, we reserve the right to republish winning work, whole or in part, in future electronic and/or print editions or anthologies.

Send your submissions to andrea@virtualwritersinc.com.

Please read our general submission guidelines here.

The Competitive and Daily Dashes are set predominantly in Second Life®, however, anyone can participate. Look out for our Daily Dash prompts on Twitter and Facebook.

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