Our next theme is the seven deadly sins. The deadline date is 7 July, 2013.
How many of us can actually remember all seven?
If you're in need of inspiration for submissions, try out some of the following ideas:
- A photograph of high heeled stilettos.
- A story revolving around Objectum Sexuality (sexual attraction to an object); a man falls in lust with his old sewing machine; a woman secretly visits a trolley park after dark.
- A poem describing the sound of lovers' fingertips through the taste of fruit.
For some visual stimuli... head on over to Jack Vettriano's website - one of our favourite artists, and without a doubt, a keen explorer of this theme! Here's a little (non-explicit) taster...
|Jack Vettriano - An Imperfect Past|
- A photograph of plates and plates of rotting fruit and vegetables.
- A poem describing the juices running down the chin of a man/woman who the narrator is disgusted/turned on/obsessed with.
|©July 2011 'Gluttony' by Fabienne Lopez|
- A conversation between ten pound notes as they are passed from hand to hand.
- A poem describing money only through their smell and sound.
|'Greed' by Liol|
- A story about a man whose laziness and inactivity leads to his rotting with the house he lives in, as mould, rubbish and the stench of stagnancy builds up around him.
|Found on hannahruthkellett.wordpress.com|
- An illustration/painting/photograph of an explosion of colours symbolic of rage.
|'Wrath' by Ricciolo Ribello|
Have a look at Ricciolo Ribello's conceptual photography project, 'The Seven Fetish Sins'.
- Something green - slime, ivy, mould, a green dress on a woman.
- Why do women tend to be associated with envy or lust? Are women more prone to feelings of jealousy than men? If so, why? Have a go at writing an article discussing this.
|Photo found here - ickle_munchkin's flickr photostream|
- A story about a man or woman whose vanity leads to their demise; the mirror they stare in daily begins to crack, and as it does, so does their skin, oozing with thick black tar.
Have a look at Matthew Johnston's quirky interpretation of pride here.
|Picture found here|
Don't TELL us what pride, envy and feeling anger feels like, SHOW us instead. What colour is sloth? Is greed the jingle of a heavy pocket or the healthy shine on a diamond?
Send all submissions to firstname.lastname@example.org