Friday, July 18, 2008

The Friday Challenge - 7/18/08

Nobody is snowdogging it this week and nothing showed up in the email, so here are the entries for the 7/11/08 Friday Challenge, which as you may remember was to write your best rant about ecological catastrophe and/or TEOTWAWKI (The End Of The World As We Know It). The contestants are:

rycamor (or was that Rigel Kent?)
snowdog (who probably is not happy that his name has become a verb)
Bane (who still hasn't claimed his prize from last week)
Passin Through (who I don't have a parenthetical comment about)
Vidad (who is a TOTAL SELLOUT!)
Rigel Kent (or was that rycamor?)

The winner(s) will be announced on Sunday.

As for this week's Friday Challenge, I have a toughie for you. Inspired by the birth of Rycamor's new daughter, I want you to write a letter to a child born in this year, to be delivered on his or her 15th birthday in the year 2023. This can be to a real child you know or to an imaginary child; your own child, or someone else's. If it helps you to focus, Rycamor and Mrs. Rycamor have graciously agreed to let you write this letter to their new-born daughter, Caroline Emilie. (So keep it PG-rated, okay?)

Tell this child something he or she really needs to know: about life, about spirituality, or maybe about the world he or she lives in and how it got to be the way it is.

As always, we're playing by the rather casual rules of the Friday Challenge, and playing for whatever is behind Door #2. The deadline for entries is midnight Thursday, 7/24/08, with entries to be posted on Friday, 7/25, and a winner to be announced on Sunday, 7/27. So, ready? Set?

Start thinking!