posted on May, 28 2009 @ 02:42 PM
Judging by the dates of the posts not sure if this writing challenge is still ongoing or if it has died a death. However if it is how about a mixture
of fan fiction and poetry. Cross a well known poem or song with characters from fiction with your own story. You could make it more interesting by
having just the initials of the characters and people have to guess who they are and the names of the original author. An example to show what I mean
is posted below:-
In Xanadu did Kubla Khan
A stately pleasure-dome decree:
It was situated on one of the plains of chaos
That E***** had seen whilst on the astral plane.
Where Alph, the sacred river, ran
Through caverns measureless to man
Down to a sunless sea.
Although it was chaos bound it obeyed no natural laws.
So twice five miles of fertile ground
With walls and towers were girdled round :
And there were gardens bright with sinuous rills,
Where blossomed many an incense-bearing tree ;
E**** unsheathed S****** hoping to take comfort
From its warmth and vibrancy but it was silent
All energy expanded, he strode onwards
Through the realm of Xanadu.
And here were forests ancient as the hills,
Enfolding sunny spots of greenery.
But oh ! that deep romantic chasm which slanted
Down the green hill athwart a cedarn cover !
Wraithes hurtled forward, monstrous figures
armed with claws and teeth, spears and swords they
approached from myriad angles.
S**** hummed and blazed alight as E***
thrust and parried slashing down enemies in countless numbers.
A savage place ! as holy and enchanted
As e'er beneath a waning moon was haunted
By woman wailing for her demon-lover !
Weaving spells in the High Tongue a language long forgotten
E*** screamed Lord A**** name summoning him from hell.
And from this chasm, with ceaseless turmoil seething,
As if this earth in fast thick pants were breathing,
Lord A**** came to E*** aid.
A mighty fountain momently was forced :
Amid whose swift half-intermitted burst
Huge fragments vaulted like rebounding hail,
Or chaffy grain beneath the thresher's flail :
E*** foes were vanquished, S***** grew silent once more.
‘I will demand a penalty’, Lord A**** reminded E****
A smile flittering across his inhuman face.
And 'mid these dancing rocks at once and ever
It flung up momently the sacred river.
Five miles meandering with a mazy motion
Through wood and dale the sacred river ran,
Then reached the caverns measureless to man,
And sank in tumult to a lifeless ocean :
As Lord A**** image faded a whispering voice gave a final warning.
And 'mid this tumult Kubla heard from far
Ancestral voices prophesying war !
E*** the energy from the sword ebbing,leaving him weak and breathless
Moved slowly forward.
The shadow of the dome of pleasure
Floated midway on the waves ;
Where was heard the mingled measure
From the fountain and the caves.
E*** raised a weary bone white hand to flick his long white hair away
from his eyes, whilst he stood and stared at the sight before him.
It was a miracle of rare device,
A sunny pleasure-dome with caves of ice
A harmonious melody hurried him forward as fast as his ebbing strength could take him.
A damsel with a dulcimer
In a vision once I saw :
It was an Abyssinian maid,
And on her dulcimer she played,
Singing of Mount Abora.
Could I revive within me
Her symphony and song,
To such a deep delight 'twould win me,
Her voice reminded him of his beloved C*******
That with music loud and long,
I would build that dome in air,
That sunny dome ! those caves of ice !
And all who heard should see them there,
Eyes burning red E**** hunted amongst the ruins of the
Pleasure Dome for the singer.
With renewed determination E**** pressed forward
He would not stop in his endeavours to recover C*****
And regain his throne.
And all should cry, Beware ! Beware !
His flashing eyes, his floating hair !
Weave a circle round him thrice,
And close your eyes with holy dread,
For he on honey-dew hath fed,
And drunk the milk of Paradise
E**** of M******* the a***** his sword S*******
at the ready strode forth.
[edit on 28-5-2009 by keldas]