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Weekly Writer’s Challenge: Think Greek

Posted by cat eyes & skinny jeans on May 22, 2010

Every Saturday we will be announcing a Weekly Writer’s Challenge that all of you are welcome to participate in. Here you will find out start and end dates of Challenges; in addition to rules and submission guidelines.

First, congratulations to the previous challenge winner…LA Knight. LA Knight is the challenge champion for the Week 9 “Picture This” Challenge.

Week Ten Challenge Information:

1) “Think Greek”

★ Launch Date: Sunday, May 23rd, 2010

★ Due Date: Saturday, May 29, 2010

Challenge Details:

Premise: Participants will be asked to take a classic Greek Myth or Tale or Epic Poem or Tragic Play and re-invent it in any way they wish! Do you think that Aphrodite should have been a man? Go for it! What if Homer was actually right about there being an Atlantis? Write about it! Upset about how things turned out for poor Oedipus? Change it!

Participants can alter any aspects of their chosen myth; however their re-invention should still be identifiable with the original.

Format: Short Story

Word Min/Max: 900/2500

Extra Challenge Requirements:

★ Include at least one (1) Mythological Greek Creature.
★ Use the phrase “It’s all Greek to me.”
★ Have a funny scene involving a toga.

Post links to all entries in the Week 10 Challenge Thread.

Should you have any questions regarding this challenge please e-mail, or visit the Weekly Writer’s Challenge inkpop Profile.

Don’t forget to follow the Weekly Writer’s Challenge on Twitter.

Good luck inkpoppers!

Erika (aka inkpoperika)

3 Responses to “Weekly Writer’s Challenge: Think Greek”

  1. Jeffrey Puukka said

    Hmmm. Fascinating. How up my alley, so to speak. I have—in the past—fiddled about with revisiting Greek mythology. Adapting and producing plays for my theatre company, and so on. Some shorter ‘story’ adaptations can be found on my blog, under the Mythology Revisited category here: (

    However, the notion of a challenge? To dive headfirst into the Oracle’s pool of shameless Greekyness with encouragement?

    Almost irresistible. Perhaps I shall have to endeavor something, and if so, you’ll hear back from me again, no doubt.


  2. GracieJordan said

    I haven’t been doing the challenges lately but Twitter popped this one up and it couldn’t have been at a better time. Just spent the morning watching the history chanel on greek mythology and have been wanting all morning to write a greek myth story. I’m so excited to get started!

  3. Narnia Fan said

    This sounds really interesting! I love Greek myths and tragedies (I’m even learning the language in homeschool!), and I would definitely love to try this out!
    One thing I’d like to know… how could I submit a story for the challenge?

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