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6/18 Weekly creativity contest winner & new prompt

Last week’s prompt was “margaritas.” It was great to receive submissions from two newcomers to Creative Construction, as well as another poem from Cathy Coley, who won previously for “the ocean” prompt.

For now, while we only have a handful of submissions each week, I’ve decided to post everything in addition to the winner. It’s just so much fun to see what everyone does with the prompt. I’ll also continue to throw in my own haiku.

Our winner is Cathy Jennings, who sent in this magical digital drawing. I can just taste the party, can’t you? Cathy receives a $10 gift certificate.




We also received this smile-inducing image from Camie Schneider. Clearly Camie has learned a few things about blending children into adult fun.




Cathy Coley‘s poem:

Margaritas taste
of summer 9 pm sunsets,
laughter, saltiness
and raw oyster bars.
Margaritas taste
of girls’ night out
before the dance club,
ex-boyfriend dishing
and tales of that one night,
which started with a margarita!
Margaritas taste of
flirting with the bartender
to get another on the house
while flashing
my wedding rings
and still
getting one on the house
with a Scottish accent
and a wink.
It’s been a while since
I tasted a margarita.
I could go in the kitchen
dust off the triple sec
and the tequila bottles,
pour salt on the counter
and taste one now.
summer is coming.

And here’s my haiku:

In Mexico we
drank deeply of each other
and found our future

After all this, I am seriously craving a margarita and some killer Mexican food! Sigh…Nice work, everyone. I hope we pick up a few new participants for our next round, too.


This week’s prompt: “At 3:00 a.m.”
Use the prompt however you like. All media are welcome. Please e-mail your entries to by midnight on Tuesday, June 24. The winning entry receives a $10 gift certificate to Writers should include their submission directly in the body text of their e-mail. Visual artists and photographers should attach an image of their work as a jpeg. Enter as often as you like; multiple submissions for a single prompt are welcome. There is no limit to how many times you can win the weekly contest, either. (You do not have to be a contributor to this blog in order to enter. All are invited to participate.) Remember, the point here is to stimulate your output, not to create a masterpiece. Keep the bar low and see what happens. For more info, read the original contest blog post.

2 Comments Post a comment
  1. cathy #

    yay! congratulations to cathy jennings! and i agree with miranda, i can taste that fun now! hmm… how to make an alcohol free margarita for nursing mothers….

    June 18, 2008
  2. cathy jennings #

    thank you!

    this is so exciting!

    cathy coley….i think you captured the fun of margaritas much better than i did. all the little details that say fun are in your poem.

    and camie….that is a very cute. what is in the sippy?

    miranda….your haiku reminds me of a book of neruda poems i lent my sister.

    thank you very much again…..i’m very excited for the next prompt.

    June 18, 2008

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