Faerytaleish Pinterest Contest: Eric Martell

This #Faerypin entry created by Eric Martell (@drmagoo on Twitter)

Doors

The old stories spoke of endings. It’s all endings or beginnings, he thought. The old stories all began the same way. “A door, a way, a path, and we pass through. But doors open to those on both sides of the wall.” He remembered his favorite story as a child, of the ancient kings, obsessed with obsession, passing through the same door at the same time without seeing each other, so blinded by their desires they were. There was wisdom there, wisdom he wished all shared, and yet few even sought.

There were some who prayed for endings, he knew. Some who wanted to see what The Enemy looked like, as if it mattered. Fools they were, and more. Whatever hopes they’d had, were frail and tenuous at their best, and now had passed through a door someone who should have known better swung wide.

He knew that the knocks on his own door would come soon. Mothers with babes, young men who had eyed a shop of their own, and the nobles, thinking that hunks of metal and rock, however pretty, mattered at a time like this.

But the shadows outlined the shape of the open door in the courtyard. He wanted to close it, lock it, bar it with stone and steel, but he knew the old stories too well. The Enemy had seen the open door, and knew what it meant, as he did. It knew the magic of the Invitation.

Doors open to those on both sides of the wall, he thought, and knew what he had to do next. Watching the shadows, he stepped through the door at just the right time, and felt the brush of The Enemy as they passed. Behind him, the screams began. And ended.

Inspired by: http://pinterest.com/pin/179158891396699858/

Faerypin Shortlist Bliss

“Come away, O human child: To the waters and the wild with a fairy, hand in hand, For the world’s more full of weeping than you can understand.” ~William Butler Yeats

For me, one of the most enjoyable things so far has been seeing the shortlist boards on Pinterest that people are pinning up to inspire them on their journey to arrive at the perfect pin for the Faerytaleish Pinterest Contest.

So I offer you a quick sneak peek into the creative visualization of minds such as:

Jo-Anne Teal (@jtvancouver)

Angie Richmond (@write_me_happy)

Jenn M (@BrewedBohemian)

Go check out their inspiration boards and make one of your own! Remember, the contest closes 6/1/12 at midnight EST.

Faerytaleish Pinterest Contest

It’s been debated whether I have a contest addiction. In order to dispel any confusion, I’d like to confirm that YES, I DO HAVE A CONTEST ADDICTION.

During the Once Upon a Time Writing Contest (#ouatwriting), I felt such a surge of wonder as writers of all ages and backgrounds came together to write their own unexpected fairy tales.

And now, I’d like to announce the Faerytaleish Pinterest Contest or #Faerypin for short.

As some of you know, I have a group #Pinterest board called Faerytaleish (view its gloriousness).

This contest is focused on the power of images to inspire writing, as I have found that my own writing is stimulated greatly by the collective beauty of the Pinterest images. Every day I log in to find new and wondrous pins from my fellow pinners.

That being said, you can read the contest details below! 

Here is the code to copy into your blog entries:

If  you have a WordPress blog, here is the proper code:
 

Sharpen your pencils and GO!