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Writers’ Dash Prompt: “Occupied Art”

Published on Monday, July 23, 2012 by

Today’s morning prompt is inspired by the challenge given to us by Lit Up Singapore. Can you create a poem or flash fiction piece centred around the theme of “occupied art”? Come join us in Second Life® or work from home at 6am PDT. Submit your polished pieces to andrea@virtualwritersinc.com by midnight on Tuesday 24th July (UK time).

The Challenge

Lit Up Singapore invites Virtual Writers, Inc. members to participate in this year’s international literary arts festival. Selected pieces will be posted online and in a real exhibition in Singapore. This is a wonderful opportunity that will count as a publication credit for all selected.

Lit Up Singapore is organised by Word Forward and the Writers Centre Singapore. The festival aims to not only connect emerging writers and performers to established artists and audiences, but also to create new works and collaboration opportunities.

Submission Guidelines: Submit short poems and/or flash fiction on the theme of ‘Occupied Art’.

Themes: Occupied; Art; Occupied Art

Deadline: Midnight Tuesday 24th July, 2012 (UK)

Send your polished pieces to andrea@virtualwritersinc.com by midnight on Tuesday 24th July.

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    • Occupied Art

      “Let’s break the silence,” the man said holding a jar filled with odd bits and pieces. He was standing on top of a wall and repeated the sentence every two minutes. His timing was both impeccable and intriguing.

      People walked by looking at him.

      Suddenly, a young man stopped and asked him why he was holding a jar filled with junk. The man replied “It’s not junk, it’s my life. This key, my first house; the pen, my son started writing with it; the shell, beauty!”

      “And why are you standing on that wall?”

      “I’m looking at the future,” replied the old man. He opened his jar and took a small bit of paper out with a child’s drawing on it and gave it to the young man. “Art!”

      The young man smiled and jumped on the wall.

      “Let’s break the silence!” And every two minutes, two voices occupied someone’s soul. Soon, they would be three and then many more.
      July 21 2012
      ©2012 Lizzie Gudkov

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