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Writers and would-be writers: how'd you like to take up my writing challenge for a chance to win a Premium and many Features??? 

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Holy crap and lookout, cuz here comes:
Midnight Dynamite challenge 00 by leothefox

ARE YOU LOOKING FOR A CHALLENGE?!Are You Happy :happy: Toilet Paper Ultra Excitement Love in the Air :happy: 

In the immortal words of Rod Stewart “Every picture tells a story, don't it?” and in the immortal words of...um... some other guy “a picture is worth a thousand words”. Well, I'm dearly hoping I can get you guys to whip up at least 3,000 words worth of story-like writing inspired by my bloated and populous visual prompt, namely “Midnight Dynamite”.

Midnight Dynamite by leothefox
Don't worry about using the title, just look at this Bosch-esque tangle of characters, setting, and stuff and think: what the hell is going on here? Who are those dudes? What's with that place? What even? Every image has some kind of story behind it, and so I challenge you brilliant scribblers and yarn-spinners to tell me the drama that's unfolding here.

I won't pretend I did any really deep meditating on this idea, but the light-bulb popped up above my head, as they do, and I decided to go with it. Besides, as readers and writers, haven't you have seen a sweet book cover (by much better artists than me) and began to imagine for yourself what kind of tale is being told inside? I know I have! I'll never forget seeing Frank Frazetta electrifying cover to Lin Carter's “The Black Star” and thinking what a totally bitchin story must be taking place... and then years later I bought and read the book only to be massively disappointed that the story inside couldn't compare. That's pretty much the spirit I'm looking for.

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RULES:

  1. One submission per participant. I can only read so much so fast.

  2. Please write at least 3,000 words, or pretty close to it. There's no real limit to how long you can make it above 3,000 words, although I ask that if you somehow get so loaded with inspiration that you start a novel or novella or, like, really long short story, that you just submit the first chapter. If yours wins, the entire work will be featured.

  3. Er, prose or prose-poetry is preferred. I'll be open to exceptions if you really nailed it.
  4. The works will be judged on a number of criteria: readability, originality, creativity... and importantly: inclusion of things from the prompt. You could write me a story to rival Mark Twain and Poe, but if it has little or nothing to do with the prompt image then it won't win.

  5. I know I don't need to remind you that your own original work is what I'm looking for and that this is to inspire creativity and fun more than a sense of competition... oh wait, I kinda did say it > o >;

  6. Don't feel like you have to breathlessly explain every tiny detail of this picture. It's not a roadmap, more like a Rorschach test.

  7. Right now we'll call the deadline February 1st 2015. I may change it later if it seems like a lot of folks need more time (let me know! Don't be shy!)

  8. Ooo and let me know you're participating and make sure to note in the submission description that it's for this contest :la:

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PRIZES:

  1. The writer of the winning submission will get a 1 year premium membership from me, an exclusive feature in my journal, and have their story featured in my journal and in my groups :iconemptyheads: and :iconaworldofart: ...and maybe a picture from me if you want?

  2. The runner-up will get a 1 month premium membership, their story featured in those same groups and announced in my journal.

  3. All submissions will be on display in a special gallery where hopefully people will read them and shower them with praise and faves! Either way, fun is what this is really all about!

  4. I my add some other prizes and features here too, so keep an eye open for updates.


Let your creative juices flow don't water them down! I invite you guys to go nuts on this challenge and loose any and all fever-dream madness that this picture inspires!

P.S.- “Midnight Dynamite” is behind a Mature Content filter. If you are itching ti join the challenge but are young or squeamish, I can whip up a PG-version of the image and share it with you.
:typer: revamp :wavebackplz: Foxy Love Rainbow La hitmsgplz Typewriter Emote 

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Page of Cups by randoymwordsartNavigator by nicktheartisticfreak
Firebug by nicktheartisticfreakKnight of Cups by randoymwordsartReality Engine: 3rd Component by PantherModern23
A Witch under the blanket by RedTwenySt. Joseph's Oratory by Tales-of-Torment
Gingy play by flayravenzrobot31gA by alex-safonov
Reality Engine: 4th Component by PantherModern23G1 Moonthief[aceo] by Styx-H20lava tree by crazyruthie
The Yoke by offermoordLittle Golden Prince by Tales-of-Torment
Behind-the-door by mawgly79The Fool by randoymwordsartLevitation by randallstuartpeik
who'll be the next in line by live-by-evilKing of Cups by randoymwordsart
Relaxing Over A Geometric Shape by RedTweny
Heavens To Betsy by palumbooo
The Cake is Alarmed by karla-chan
Ten of Cups by randoymwordsartFreddo's nightmare-2 by mawgly79
At The Ball Of The Rat Queen by rskrakauNew Dance Morning by randallstuartpeik
POLLYWOG by kd-mathesonDon't hide from me by EdiePhoenix
Rococo by randallstuartpeikRefined Landscape by randallstuartpeik
visitors  by MalteUranVulcanesque Orbital 1.95 by Bibire
Fledgling Demigod by Tales-of-TormentWarrior's Plea by Tales-of-Torment
Human Nature by EchoplexSermonTREES AT SUNSET by Badusev
Vulcanesque Orbital 2.15 by Bibire
Marzec 28 by masiani
Eternal Elementals by Okronis
Effigium Altruz Estetique 2 by Bibire
:la: Now rock out to some music:

  • Mood: Excited
  • Listening to: Cheap Trick, same as you ^^
  • Reading: A Meritt, Allain Souvestre, etc
  • Watching: work
  • Playing: at work?
  • Eating: ate pizza
  • Drinking: Orange Juice

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leothefox
a cartoon character made flesh
Artist | Other
United States
I'm the product of many influences. I am first and foremost a surrealist continuing the Surrealist tradition. Fantastic and Macabre art are also playgrounds of mine, pretty much anything that sends you into dreamland. I am a film buff and aspire to the cinematic. I'm not really into videogames, so any similarity between them and my art is likely a coincidence. My vision is both organic and deliberate. Come join me on a 20th century time machine.

Current Residence: Olympia, WA
deviantWEAR sizing preference: whatever size hides fat
Print preference: the living artist in my residence to create unspeakable art with me
Favourite genre of music: blues, rock, hair metal, soul, glam
Favourite photographer: Man Ray, Vittori Storaro, Gordon Willis, Robert Richardson, Tonio Deli Coli
Favourite style of art: the kind that doesn't suck
Operating System: the circulatory system
MP3 player of choice: phonograph
Shell of choice: air freshener
Wallpaper of choice: human skin
Skin of choice: wallpaper
Favourite cartoon character: Daffy Duck, Spongebob, MC Scat Cat, Muppet Babies, Me, Master Shake, SuperTed
Personal Quote: "I don't share opinions, I state facts."
Favorite Movies: The Trial(Welles), Night of the Hunter, Ikiru, M, Alien, The Last Tango in Paris, Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, Suspiria, Taxi Driver, Wild Strawberries, The Last Temptation of Christ, Nights of Cabiria, The Shining, Apocalypse Now, Breakfast at Tiffany's, Poltergeist, The French Connection, The Fury, The Fall (Tarsem), Bay of Blood, Duck Soup, In Cold Blood, etc...
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QCC-Art Featured By Owner 36 minutes ago  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks for noticing the work.

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apselis Featured By Owner 51 minutes ago  Hobbyist Artist
Thanks for the fave!
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elanor-tea Featured By Owner 3 hours ago  Student Photographer
Heya there! Thanks for the :+fav:! :hug: :D
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leothefox Featured By Owner 1 hour ago   Artist
the LA scale You are so welcome, Panther! la in love 
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Atis1 Featured By Owner 6 hours ago  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks for the fave!
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leothefox Featured By Owner 5 hours ago   Artist
Happy Hop 
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Atis1 Featured By Owner 6 hours ago  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks for the fave!
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:iconleothefox:
leothefox Featured By Owner 5 hours ago   Artist
Runaway Heart No problem
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theworst24 Featured By Owner 7 hours ago
Thank you.
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:iconleothefox:
leothefox Featured By Owner 5 hours ago   Artist
:excited: My pleasure!
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RealSmilingBear Featured By Owner 12 hours ago  Professional Digital Artist
Thx for the fave dude!! :D (Big Grin)

Sb Thx by RealSmilingBear  
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leothefox Featured By Owner 5 hours ago   Artist
:la: My pleasure ^^
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LucyLooStudios Featured By Owner 16 hours ago  Student Traditional Artist
Thank you for the fav! :hug: Danke!
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leothefox Featured By Owner 5 hours ago   Artist
:la: No problem, Loo! :hug:
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martaraff Featured By Owner 17 hours ago
Thank you *:heart:*
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