Poetry Challenge Week: Day Four

It’s Poetry Challenge Week on Figment, and each day we’re featuring a different writing prompt from one of The Lemons. Today’s prompt is brought to you by Alex Lemon, author of Fancy Beasts.

Day Four: Ask your best friend to give you ten words. Try to use all of them in your poem. If some of your friends are just so-so and they have given you some bad words, it’s fine to swap them out.

How to enter:

1) Create a new book on Figment.

2) Each day, read the prompt from one of The Lemons.

3) Write a poem inspired by the prompt.

4) Add your poem as a new chapter in your book.

5) Tag your book “lemonsweek”.

Challenge yourself to do at least four prompts. At the end of the week, all books tagged “lemonsweek” containing four or more chapters will be put into a pool. The Mods will randomly select three winners, who will each receive a copy of Sharks in the Riversand Fancy Beasts, Figment totes, and stickers!

Want to see yesterday’s prompt?

1. One entry per person, please.
2. The promotion of your contest entry is not allowed on Figment. This includes self-promotion and the promotion of other users’ contest entries in the Figment forums, the comments and reviews of stories, and the Figment Facebook page. Independent promotion on sites unrelated to Figment, like personal Facebook or Twitter accounts, is fine.
3. Works must be submitted according to the instructions above between the announcement of the contest and the closure of the contest. This means a new piece must be created for the contest; adapting an old Figment piece published before the start of the contest will make the entry ineligible to win.
4. The rules of the contest are both strict and open to interpretation by a moderator.
5. The creation of multiple accounts to heart or otherwise vote for your contest entry on Figment is prohibited, and may result in the disqualification of that entry, the deletion of your Figment account, and/or the blocking of your IP address permanently from the site, at the moderator’s discretion.


12 thoughts on “Poetry Challenge Week: Day Four

  1. If I can’t get in touch with any of my best friends, can I ask a family member? One of my BFFs lives in a different state and another one is going away for a vacation today.

    • Hi Akira

      Yes, the works will be chosen randomly. They will be checked to make sure at least four prompts are included, though. Feel free to email me at Maria@Figment.com if you have any other questions.

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