Last week we came across a Treasure Chest and you guys delivered. Please check out in the comments below that entry to see some pretty creative takes on treasure chests in all sorts of backdrops of life. I’m thrilled and honored to get a glimpse into other people’s imaginations and what direction they take with a few words and parameters.
For this week’s prompt, I want you to imagine you received a mysterious letter in the mail asking to prepare an elegant dinner for an unnamed guest. The letter has no return address, but is written on thick paper with one of those wax, emblem seals. The guest is to arrive sharply at six o’clock. Like with last week, the scene and setting are yours. Build up some anticipation, but eventually you need to let your readers know who arrived for dinner and why. Take this and fly, fellow writers. 😊✏️
The rules are below. No winners/losers again this week. We’re focusing on delving into our imaginations and seeing what’s behind that dinner table vase in the next room.
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- Keep it PG. Pretend your great Aunt Gertrude would read it and disinherit you if she smelled even the faintest whiff of impropriety.
- No word limit this week. Just please don’t try to out write Melville. I do need to sleep and eat.
- You can do descriptives, a story, whatever your imagination comes up with. Narratives might work best here but let your sparkly imagination be your guide.
- Keep it clean. Remember Aunt Gertrude. Humor is optional but nice.
- Repost on your blog to increase the fun! This is optional, but the more the merrier. I welcome the pingbacks.
You have until Friday, February 1st (11:59 pm, US EST) to make your post. Author reserves the right to approve and disapprove comments at her own discretion. I look forward to reading your adventures. 😊
23 thoughts on “Creativity Contest: The Mysterious Dinner Guest (Closed)”
Sounds mysteriously fun.
Agreed. Gives one Clue vibes a little bit, does it not? 😉😊😆🤔
🙂 Oh yes.
You must really want it clean. 😀
Sorry about not entering last week’s! I’ll really try for this one.
No worries. Clean?
Ha ha… You mention it twice in your rules. I thought to tease you. 🙂
Oh haha. I thought you meant I wanted a clean area for the dinner guest, like household cleaning. Yes, I’m always concerned about the random troll taking us down a dark lane… Which I would delete and block. 😉😊
Makes sense. I’ll try to keep my troll instincts to myself.
Everyone, consider reading The Embarrassing Guest pingback. Nice take on the prompt. 😊😉
Here’s mine: https://michaelsfishbowl.com/2019/01/31/dinner-at-six-peregrine-arc-creativity-contest/
Thanks for participating! I liked the twist at the end, haha. Well set up. Another ending could be all three showed up? 😁😉😊
You’re welcome and thank you for the contest/prompt!
Gah! That’s it -this week, I’m going to answer your next prompt on Sunday.
Np. I’ve been considering extending them out to two weeks but am not sure? Thoughts?
I think what you’ve got is fine. I waited till nearly a year and a half, a few hundred followers, a few people who routinely read and commented, and a night that I just randomly decided to start mine… 😀
I think these are fun. More will join, with time. 🙂
Thanks! I appreciate the encouragement.
Your idea is extremely creative and so much fun. I have been impressed with my own imagination because of your creativity contest. Keep it up!
I will do my best! Thank you again. 😁 And ditto!