Worm Wars: Attack by Jim Fuess
Prompt: Using the above image, write a microfiction (500 words or less — yes, 501 is more than 500). In your piece, respond to the image in the above photograph. Your piece may take any form you like as long as it includes 500 words or less and relates, in some way, to the image. Have fun with it.
Deadline: June 1, 2012 — Midnight
Submit: Eckleburg Online Submissions
Winner: First place will be published in The Doctor T. J. Eckleburg Review
GUEST EDITOR | David Wagoner has published 18 books of poems, most recently A Map of the Night (U. of Illinois Press, 2008), and Copper Canyon Press will publish; his 19th, After the Point of No Return, in 2112. He has also published ten novels, one of which, The Escape Artist, was made into a movie by Francis Ford Coppola. He won the Lilly Prize in 1991, six yearly prizes from Poetry, and the Arthur Rense Prize for Poetry from the American Academy of Arts and Letters in 2011. He was a chancellor of the Academy of American Poets for 23 years. He edited Poetry Northwest from 1966 to 2002, and he is professor emeritus of English at the U. of Washington. He teaches at the low-residency MFA program of the Whidbey Island Writers Workshop.
If you say the same words over
and over, the same words
in a pattern, you’re bound (no matter
how much you want to sound
as if you’re not) to be trapped
on an iron spiral staircase….
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