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Contest - 2021-ZenGarden-01 - Cherry Blossoms

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2021-ZenGarden-01
"Cherry Blossoms"

ZenGarden is back!
Those of you who were among our first writers back in the ZenGarden days will be delighted to know that we are continuing that wonderful tradition.  As always, our prompt is a flower picture and a related haiku.  Our motto remains the same: “Writing a better world, one flower at a time.”  We hope you will join us in that dream!
This month, the ZenGarden theme is “Cherry Blossoms”. Be inspired by the breathtakingly beautiful picture and its accompanying haiku, and let your imagination soar!
We invite you to delve into the mysterious world of the cherry blossom, with its ancient history and cultural significance, as you write your story of 350 words or less.
Good luck in the contest!

Double-check your story against the rules below, and make all corrections BEFORE you submit!  Multiple entries of the same story will be disqualified.

Ensure your submission follows these rules:
  • Correct length (350 words or less)
  • Correct spelling and grammar
  • Family-friendly content
Include some reference to Cherry Blossoms

You might enjoy learning more about cherry blossoms, and the ancient tradition of flower watching through the links below. By the way, your story doesn’t have to be related to Japan!

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Sandra James
Sandra James(@sandra-james)
1 year ago

Wonderful news! Thank you Voice-Team for continuing to inspire us with great prompts and motivation to write 🙂

Linda Rock
Linda Rock(@linda-rock)
1 year ago

What an amazing prompt! Cherry blossoms represent such a lovely time in my youth. Can’t wait to get started on my story! Thank you Voice-Team.

Katy Bizi
Katy Bizi(@katy-bizi)
1 year ago

Such wonderful news! Thank you Voice Club for bringing us another inspiring competition.

Dipayan Chakrabarti
Dipayan Chakrabarti(@dipayan-chakrabarti)
1 year ago

All writing competitions curated by Voice.club are the best writing contests in 2021.Thank you Voice.club team for inspiring us.

Soumi
Soumi(@soumi)
1 year ago

Congratulations.

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