You know writing well takes effort, right? The same can be said of writing poorly, especially if the end goal is to win San Jose State University’s Bulwer-Lytton Fiction Contest.
The inspiration for this weekend’s assignment came in the form of this year’s winning entry for “Purple Prose.”
Mike Pedersen of North Berwick, Maine, won the honor for this entry:
“As his small boat scudded before a brisk breeze under a sapphire sky dappled with cerulean clouds with indigo bases, through cobalt seas that deepened to navy nearer the boat and faded to azure at the horizon, Ian was at a loss as to why he felt blue.”
Your mission: write a single purple sentence that uses as many variations of an individual color as possible. Or, if your brain refuses to be monochromatic, write a sentence that uses every color of the rainbow at least one time. For those forgetting your Roy G. Biv rainbow colors, they are Red, Orange, Yellow, Green, Blue, Indigo, and Violet. You may use a variation of the standard colors, as long as each is represented. Scarlet for red, for example.
The Show and Tell Challenge
Step right up and take the B&B Show and Tell Challenge! Here’s how: simply write your response to this assignment, post it on your blog, then come back and leave a link to your post in the comments. It’s that simple!
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