-Time in The Winter’s TaleOf this allow,
If ever you have spent time worse ere now;
If never, yet that Time himself doth say
He wishes earnestly you never may.
Time is an important part of fiction. Often a scene in a book will take roughly the same amount of time to read as it would to happen in actuality. On other occasions we’re transported hours, days, weeks, months or even years in the space of just one page (or one speech, as with the Shakespeare quote above). If you think about it, a book is a type of time travel.
Now I’ve taken my own sweet time to introduce this month’s theme, the prompt is to write a story (of at least 200 words) where you play with time. This could be directly by featuring time travel or it could be narratively by using flashbacks, flash forwards or telling a story about two different time periods. You’ll earn 20 beans for completing this prompt as well as it counting towards the chance to snag our shiny Quill and Ink award.
There is no deadline as such for these prompts but if you’d like it to count towards your chance of earning the award for a specific year, we’ll need it by the end of that school year. If you’re comfortable sharing, then post below. If not, email your story to us via hol.bookclub @ gmail.com (without the spaces). Oh and remember it’s a good idea to check through your piece carefully for spelling and grammatical errors as they make it harder for people to properly enjoy your work.