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Contest - 2021-Flash-03- Wings

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2021-Flash-03
"Wings"

 
It’s spring in the Northern Hemisphere, and many of us are feeling the first stirrings of hope after an unbearably long year!
What better prompt and picture for this particular time than “Wings”?  The concept of wings has so many meanings, all of them with such positive connotations!  Angels, butterflies, moths, airplanes, soaring, flying … the list of associations goes on and on.
We invite you to explore your own ideas on the theme of Wings, 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 Wings
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Carrie OLeary
Carrie OLeary(@carrie-oleary)
1 year ago

Ooh, looking forward to thinking of something for this particular prompt. A very inspirational prompt indeed.

Last edited 1 year ago by Carrie OLeary
Juma
Juma(@juma)
1 year ago

I agree with Carrie. This is such a great prompt. I think we will all soar with it!

Carrie OLeary
Carrie OLeary(@carrie-oleary)
1 year ago
Reply to  Juma

Nice one. Very punny ?

Christer Norrlof
Christer Norrlof(@christer-norrlof)
1 year ago

My thoughts are already transported up and away, towards an infinite sky, Voice-Team. What an exciting theme to ponder. Thanks!

Lotchie Carmelo
Lotchie Carmelo(@lotchie-carmelo)
1 year ago

I am very excited about this. Thank you Voice Team.

Last edited 1 year ago by Lotchie Carmelo
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Daisy Blacklock
Daisy Blacklock(@daisy-blacklock)
1 year ago

I think this prompt is a wonderful idea. It will let our imaginations fly freely. I’m excited to get writing, and I can’t wait to read everyone else’s! Good luck everyone!

Leyla Unerli
Leyla Unerli(@leyla-unerli)
1 year ago

Such a great prompt! Also, how do you vote? Is it after the contest is closed?

Eduardo Olivares
Eduardo Olivares(@eduardo-olivares)
1 year ago

Waiting for the wings of greatness to explode !!!

Eric Radcliffe
Eric Radcliffe(@eric-radcliffe)
1 year ago

So close now to reading and commenting on each and every story. So please ”All” make sure you read every story and give an honest comment, that way we get to know each other, and yes, become even better writers through our comments. It also makes it so worthwhile for the Voice club to relate to each of you, to see you as not just writers but friends. That is what it means to be a family member of the Voice club ?. .

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Carrie OLeary
Carrie OLeary(@carrie-oleary)
1 year ago
Reply to  Eric Radcliffe

Looking forward to it, although I’m going to visit my Mum and Dad for a few days, so I shall have to fit in my reading and commenting between the time I’m spending with them. I love you all, but Mum and Dad have to come first. I haven’t seen them for nearly a year.

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

Getting really excited now to read everyone’s stories, good luck everyone. And Eric’s comment says it all.

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