#WonderFold is a monthly feature that includes a prompt-based writing challenge on the first Monday of every odd month, followed by the publication of a winning response the first Monday of the next month.
INVITATION: All art grows out of paying attention: in sight, sound, scent, taste & touch. You are invited to craft a written response (poetry or prose, 50 words or less) to the image and scene below:
SCENE: Sometimes, it is in the coming close that the wonder of a thing is held in a more full way. In a patch of purple prairie clover, the bees are moving from one flower to another. A gentle breeze creates a buoyancy of color across the field. How could a creature not come near? The senses are put on high alert as one of nature’s fireworks explodes in color and is then held in a freeze frame of beauty. Oh, to be a bee, zooming in for the sweet nectar. This is a day to share with the hive. Come, tell us what has been found…
RESPONSE: Combining the sensory information in the scene/photo above with your own experience/imagination, write a short poem or paragraph in response. Sarah Gibson (Folded Word Features Editor) will select one response to be highlighted on the blog next month. Enter your poem/paragraph in the form below no later than 21:00 Eastern on July 31, 2018. The winning response will be announced on August 6, 2018, and its author sent $5 via PayPal. Winning authors residing in countries for which PayPal accounts are unavailable may select a chapbook from Folded Word’s in-stock titles as a prize.