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    #NIGHTGALE

    BLOG CHALLENGE

     

     4 stories, 200 words each, Thursdays in January

    Please use the tag #nightgale for Twitter discussion

    The challenge EVEN comes with an AWESOME BLOG BADGE

    Immortality vs Mortality has been an intense topic through out the ages and especially with Romantic Poets. And I don’t mean romantic as in kisses, hearts, and flowers. I mean Romantic as in the time of Romanticism with William Blake, John Keats, and Percy Shelley. The time of Frankenstien and striving for the ellusive life everlasting through any means necessary.

    As it will be a new year I decided that what better way to start it off than to embrace our fears and joys over our own mortality, isn’t that what everyone thinks about every new year? lol.

    So for this Blog Challenge I issue you to create four stories 200 word minimum that includes a sort of journey or realization about immortality or the lack there of in striving for it.

    In Keat’s poem Ode to a Nightingale  and Shelley’s Hymn To Intellectual Beauty they try to acquire or become one with  immortality in the following ways:

    January 5th – PROMPT  Through Hemlock

    Keats: “That I might drink, and leave the world unseen, And with thee fade away into the forest dim:”(Ode To A Nightingale)

    Take Me to My Angel –  “Little Colby tugged on my slacks as if the sight of my dress socks was too much for his small eyes to take in…” First prompt completed!

    January 12th – PROMPT Immortality comes to you, you do not go to Immortality

    Shelley- “Why dost thou pass away and leave our state, This dim vast vale of tears, vacant and desolate?… No voice from sublimer world hath ever, To sage or poet these responses given – Therefore the name of God and ghosts and Heaven, Remain the records of their vain endeavour,”(Hymn To Intellectual Beauty)

    January 19th – PROMPT To Die and become one with Nature

    Keats – “Darkling I listen, for many a time, I have been half in love with easeful Death, Call’d him soft names in many a mused rhyme, To take into the air my quiet breath; Now more than ever seems it rich to die;”(Ode To A Nightingale)

    January 26th – PROMPT : Writing is Immortality

    Keats – “But on the viewless wings of Poesy, Though the dull brain perplexes and retarts: Already with thee! Tender is the night, And haply the Queen-Moon is on her throne,”(Ode To a Nightingale)

    Join the list below to participate in this blog challenge, you know you want to!

     
    1) add your link
    2) create a blog post about joining to spread the word
    3) create your 4 master peices
    4) be sure to check out everyone elses blog & comment on their stories
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Comments

  • David A Ludwig 9:04 am on December 9, 2011 | # | Reply

    Hoo-boy! Not terms in which I’m used to dealing with Immortality. More used to Agelessness, Undeath, Memory, and Invulnerability. This will likely be difficult.

  • superhappyjen 3:35 am on December 10, 2011 | # | Reply

    This seems difficult, but that could be because it’s 10:30 pm and my brain is shutting off.

    • glitterlady 4:34 pm on December 12, 2011 | # | Reply

      It can be as difficult or as easy as the participants want to make it, Immortality and mortality are broad subjects 🙂 I do hope you’ll give it a go, there is around a month to prepare! ❤

  • TuesdayTales 19 – Perdition « glitter word 3:40 pm on December 13, 2011 | # | Reply

    […] The Month of JANUARY the Writerly blog challenge #nightgale is taking place every thursday, Check it out and sign up for the blog rolling. […]

  • Nellie 3:51 pm on December 13, 2011 | # | Reply

    This sounds fun. And challenging. So, for write now we would just link our blogs? (Sorry, have a migraine so reading compreshension needs to be pretty obvious for me right now.)

    • glitterlady 4:11 pm on December 13, 2011 | # | Reply

      yup linking up and you could make a blog post of your intention to participate and the badge is for anyone that is joining in to be posted on your blog. Hope you have fun with it!

  • January Blog Challenge « The Scribbling Pencil 8:16 pm on December 14, 2011 | # | Reply

    […] over to her page here and learn more about it. And if you like flash fiction, she also does a #TuesdayTales […]

  • Rebekah Loper 4:29 pm on December 15, 2011 | # | Reply

    Ooooh, I love this idea! I’ll have my post up about joining in sometime today, but first I must get off the couch and clean the kitchen.

    • glitterlady 3:51 pm on December 16, 2011 | # | Reply

      Glad you’ll be joining! I saw about the #writemotivation thing on your post as well, That sounds that a wonderful idea as well, On with the TALES!

  • #Nightgale, #writemotivation, and Literary Heroes, oh my! « Rebekah Loper, Writer 3:35 pm on December 16, 2011 | # | Reply

    […] is being run by Stevie McCoy at Glitter Word.  The challenge is four 200 word stories, one each Thursday in January.  The theme is immorality […]

  • Blog Challenges Etc. « 7:11 pm on December 16, 2011 | # | Reply

    […] me you’re at all creative you might want to look into–include my friend Stevie’s Nightgale Blog Challenge. A classic literary exploration on the theme of immortality which will run through the month of […]

  • Another Row80 Check in « The Scribbling Pencil 1:07 am on December 19, 2011 | # | Reply

    […] already doing the January Blog challenge behind held over on Glitter Word. There is also another writing challenge going on over at Cara Michaels. That one is to write 500 […]

  • TuesdayTales 21 – Change « glitter word 4:06 pm on December 27, 2011 | # | Reply

    […] only 1 more week to sign up for #nightgale Blog challenge, don’t forget to add your link to the stock pile for the blog hopping! […]

  • Have you entered for the “NIGHTGALE CHALLENGE” in January ? | Ace's Space 2:31 pm on December 28, 2011 | # | Reply

    […] could you do such a thing? At https://glitterword.wordpress.com/2011/12/08/blog-challenge-january-nightgale/ Just go to the site and register Your blog on the list. Then make an announcement on Your blog […]

  • Greg Nance 2:40 pm on December 28, 2011 | # | Reply

    I just started a new web site to showcase some of my work a few days ago. Its still an empty house at the moment, but the Night Gale Blog Challenge is proudly posted there as my first REAL post.

    http://www.aces-space.net
    Greg Nance
    @acenance

  • Lara Schiffbauer 12:33 am on December 29, 2011 | # | Reply

    I found you via twitter today, and am excited by this blog challenge! I’m hoping to use it to deepend my understanding of some new characters I am trying to get to know. I will post about it on my blog later tonight or tomorrow at the latest. Looking forward to reading all the stories!

  • Charles W. Jones 9:27 pm on January 1, 2012 | # | Reply

    I am ready and cannot wait to read everyone else’s posts.

  • Nightgale 1/4 « 7:39 pm on January 5, 2012 | # | Reply

    […] you can look forward to more from my Dark Hunters story, this time tied to my friend Stevie’s Nightgale Blog Challenge–details on her […]

  • #Nightgale Week 1 « Rebekah Loper, Writer 12:41 am on January 6, 2012 | # | Reply

    […] few weeks ago, I signed up to do the #Nightgale challenge that Stevie McCoy of Glitterword has put […]

  • acenance 5:08 pm on January 6, 2012 | # | Reply

    Sakes alive! I missed the first part of the Challenge! I got caught up in my novel and forgot. UGH! Oh well. I’l see you all next week. Thank you for hosting Stevie!

    Greg Nance
    http://www.aces-space.net

  • NIGHTGALE Ep 2 of 4 – A Moment « glitter word 9:02 am on January 12, 2012 | # | Reply

    […] If you want to participate in this weeks or next weeks #NIGHTGALE challenge just let me know and I’ll add your link to the list. Find the original post on the #nightgale challenge here: […]

  • Nightgale 2/4 « 5:17 pm on January 12, 2012 | # | Reply

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  • #Nightgale Week 2 « Rebekah Loper, Writer 4:57 am on January 13, 2012 | # | Reply

    […] signed up to do the #Nightgale challenge that Stevie McCoy of Glitterword has put […]

  • Nightgale 3/4 « 5:20 pm on January 19, 2012 | # | Reply

    […] one more week in the Nightgale Blog Challenge, at which point my entries will be added in their chronological place to the main Dark Hunters […]

  • #Nightgale Week 3 « Rebekah Loper, Writer 6:31 pm on January 19, 2012 | # | Reply

    […] signed up to do the #Nightgale challenge that Stevie McCoy of Glitterword has put […]

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  • Nightgale 4/4 « 5:23 pm on January 26, 2012 | # | Reply

    […] now since we’ve reached the end of the Nightgale Blog Challenge all that’s left is to add these entries to the Dark Hunters timeline and mention the others […]

  • #Nightgale Week – Writing is Immortality « Rebekah Loper, Writer 1:14 am on January 27, 2012 | # | Reply

    […] signed up to do the #Nightgale challenge that Stevie McCoy of Glitterword has put […]

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