posted on Jul, 14 2016 @ 02:55 PM
We've been talking about words and the English language on Buzzy's thread in General Chit Chat. 'Tis where this idea comes from...
Idioms. Given a choice (like two groups of three, pick one from each) use them in a story.
People mis-apply idioms leading to wonderful confusion! And they do not even have to be English.
As far as poetry goes, there will need to be either some guidelines or a types chosen. How could you compare Allan Ginsberg's Howl to a Villanelle to
a haiku all in the same contest? So you might consider rotating through free form, limericks, haiku, Villanelle, Sonnet, etc. Imagine the difficulty
of doing Iambic pentameter! Hum...