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“Across the sea of space, the stars are other suns.” -Carl Sagan

C H A L L E N G E
April 22nd is Earth Day, when we celebrate the planet that has tolerated hosted humanity since its beginnings. A global movement has arisen in recent times, fighting against climate change and demanding action from our governments. The demonstrating masses remind us -

"There is no Planet B!"
But what if there was?

This month, the A&G Staff challenges you to imagine such a Planet B - imagine the discovery of a planet that could support life as we know it, or rather, not exactly as we know it.

Your task for this month's writing challenge is to write a story about a mission from Planet Earth, exploring the new planet humanity is planning to colonize.
We are looking for a descriptive piece that focuses specifically on the plant life and the flora of the new planet. What kind of trees grow there? Are there trees at all? Do you see any flowers? If there are indeed flowers, what do they smell like?

However, there is an added difficulty - your story MUST include the following:
- the mission must encounter some form of danger from the flora of the planet
- help must come from an unexpected source
- your story must include the name of the new planet

Also, whatever flora you imagine on the planet, the main colour CANNOT be green.


R E Q U I R E M E N T S
+ This is a prose prompt.
+ Must describe the flora of a new planet, which main colour cannot be green. The piece must include some form of danger and help must come from an unexpected source.
+ Entries must be between 600 and 1000 words.
S U B M I S S I O N S
Simply go here and paste your entry into the submissions box. Remember to check for formatting issues!
R U L E S
01: Submit your entries via the April Writing Challenge form by 11:59pm HEX time on April 24th.
02: The entries must follow the HEX Terms and the A&G Forum Rules, as well as the challenge requirements.
03: All work must be your own. Anyone caught cheating or using someone else's work will be disqualified from this month's challenge and will potentially risk disqualification from future challenges.
04: All entries must be created specifically for this task and cannot be shown to anyone or posted anywhere before results have been announced.
05: Winners will be determined by the A&G Staff.
06: With your permission, winning entries will be posted to the official HEXRPG Tumblr page. By checking the box above "Submit" on the entry submission page, you agree to your entry being posted on the page in the case it wins.
07: With your permission, entries will be posted anonymously for fan-favorite voting. By checking the box above "Submit" on the entry submission page, you agree to your entry being posted for fan-favorite voting.
08: If you have any questions, please feel free to post them in this thread or to owl Joan.

P R I Z E S
1st Place: Gold Crabapple Tree + 3,000 House Points
2nd Place: 50,000 Galleons + 2,000 House Points
3rd Place: 25,000 Galleons + 1,000 House Points

 

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oooooh I love this prompt.
 

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I'm so very glad ^-^
 

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Thank you Joan, for all the incredible work you do for all of us...this is a really wonderful challenge.
 

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It's not me it's the A&G Team xD
But thank you :3
 

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Ok I really ought to do this today. I probably won't. But I should
 

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Ok TODAY I'll do this thing.
 

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I keep putting it off until I have time to really think about it!
 

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I just don't want to take the time today. But then again I probably won't want to take the time any other day. So it might as well be today.
 

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I am hoping to do it tomorrow.
 

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I'm sure it will be great.

Edit: I'm having a hard time picking a color. I don't want to do a normal one like red or blue. Green is forbidden.

Edited by Graciesnake
 

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We will see, lol. I am not hopeful.
 

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Ok so I walked around my yard for inspiration and a thought came to me and it said hot pink. I think that's a sign.
 

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good luck!
 

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sent this one in.
 

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Ooh this looks like so much fun! I hope I'll have time to do it!
 

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I really look forward to everyone's entries ^^
 

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This is a really great prompt, y'all. If I can find some time, I think I'll try my hand. Since I can now. 😄
 

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Brilliant, I'll look forward to reading it
 

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Does the unexpected source mean another plant or can it be anything?
 

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