An Uplifting Challenge!
So, here I've been lingering about Booksie and thinking to myself, "Hmm, where'd all the smiles go?"
I mean, really, why's everybody's story got to be such a downer? Don't get me wrong, I know there's a place for horror and tragedy and all that jazz (or should I say blues?), but would it kill us to write about, say, an optimist?
So, I propose a real challenge: write something uplifting!
It can be anything, a poem, a story, a song - no novel's please though, I'm not wonderwoman - as long as it ends with a smile :) Not literally. Don't go out of your way to make the last word "smile" or anything...
On another note, I'll say KEEP IT PG please. I mean, how can I be uplifted if you're going to swear all the time? Jeepers!
Now, I should also mention that your entire story doesn't have to be comprised of sunshine and roses and Mr. Bluebird on your shoulder or anything - a proper story still has a conflict. We're going for a world class, uplifting resolution. Theoretically, you'll have to sink deeper in order to rise higher, right? So, don't be afraid of a little drudgery, so long as it leads us to Mr. Bluebird's house in the end (again, not literal. If you include Mr. Bluebird, I will laugh but I won't give you bonus points :P)
Due date will be October 1st. That should give you time to think of something positive, ahah. Hopefully it's not too hard!
"Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable-if anything is excellent or praiseworthy-think about such things." -Philippians 4:8