There were three finalists in this LitWit Challenge: jaime, Cacs and joyeah.
jaime’s story is well-written and gross, which is not necessarily a bad combination except that it doesn’t have actual magic in it.
Cacs’s story is our favorite because we like big intergalactic battles, but the magical objects aren’t actually in it. It’s really a trailer for the magical objects story.
joyeah’s story has character, plot, movement. It has a sense of place. We can see the tale unfolding like a movie.
The winner is joyeah. (Applause.) Congratulations, joyeah! You can pick up your prize at the Customer Service counter of National Bookstore, Power Plant Mall, Rockwell, Makati any time in the next 8 weeks. Just give your full name. Their number: (02)8974562.
Watch for next month’s LitWit Challenge. If you have any suggestions, let us know.
The LitWit Challenge is brought to you by our generous friends at National Bookstore.
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The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings trilogy are available at National Bookstores. These editions, about Php565 per book.
The assignment: Write a story of at least 500 words in which the character/s must destroy a magical object.
The prize: A set of J.R.R. Tolkien’s fantasy classic about a magical object that must be destroyed.
Post your entries in Comments. Entries will be judged soon after they are posted. As always, cliche openings will be mocked most cruelly. Remember: It’s not easy to destroy a magical object. It will defend itself, or find defenders.
We’re accepting entries until 12 noon on Sunday, 28 April 2013. The winner will be announced shortly after that.
This LitWit Challenge is brought to you by our friends at National Bookstore.