Welcome to the second gauntlet!
Accepting this week's writing challenge means penning no more than 500 words (roughly two typed pages if the text is double-spaced). Your first two sentences must be, “The leaves! They’re burning!”
After that dramatic opening, treat this writing challenge as an exercise in crafting a great opening for a story. Make sure that you:
Introduce your main character.
Define the setting, which means the time and place of the story.
Show the danger stemming from the fire.
When you've revised and edited your paragraph, save it as Gauntlet 2 [Insert Your Name Here]. For example, my file would be named Gauntlet 2 Mr Chance. Before Friday, 20 November, email your response to the challenge to mchance at theregisschool dot org.
The Knights of the Mightier Pen gather in the hallowed halls of the Regis School in Houston, Texas, to share their tales and poems.