Today was supposed to be an 8 Line Challenge guest post. However, for reasons I cannot tell you, I have no guest today.
Not having a guest today has given me time to think about this 8 Line Challenge thing and how I’ve structured it all wrong. It may have been a little limiting of me to pick the title myself and then have my guest compose 8 lines or sentences that would fit that specific title. Unless of course, you think without limits like John Batzer did. I’ve found that I already have an idea of how the eight lines should go when I’ve made up a title, and it then feels weird to give that title to someone else.
So now, I’m now going to do it traditional prompt-style.
Henceforth, whomever is taking the challenge will simply be given a prompt or word. Then, the title is theirs, the lines are theirs, and brilliance happens. A poem, stream of consciousness, full sentences – wherever the prompt takes the person.
Also, it will now be more of an actual “challenge”. There will be two guests at a time instead of one. Both will have the same prompt – BAM, throw down ensues.
Mean what you say.
Say what you mean.
Who will win the throw down?
Did you all throw down for pizza?
Come to the 8 line party and throw down with us.
The DJ will throw down some hot jams.
Slang is ever-morphing.
But throw down is always better than throw up.
PS- To those that have already been chosen to take the challenge, I am still honored that you wish to honor the 8mm gap in my pubic bone. Look for your email and prompt in the coming weeks.
PPS- You can read the series of 8 line posts (written in my postpartum haze) that inspired the challenge here. The challenge is currently booked through the next several months. Look for the posts on the 8th, 16th, and 24th of the month.
UPDATE: NO NEW CHALLENGERS ARE BEING TAKEN AT THE MOMENT.