Hire
Writers
Editors
Home Tour About Read What's New Help Forums Join
My Account Login
Shop
Save
Support
E
Book
Store
Learn
About
Jesus
  

Win A Publishing Package HERE            

The HOME for Christian writers! The Home for Christian Writers!
The Official Writing Challenge

BACK TO
CHALLENGE
MAIN

INSTRUCTIONS

how it works
submission rules
guidelines for
choosing a level

ENTRIES

submit your entry
read current entries
read past entries
challenge winners



Our Daily Devotional HERE
Place it on your site or
receive it daily by email.





TRUST JESUS TODAY

TRY THE TEST



Share
how it works   Submit

Previous Challenge Entry (Level 3 – Advanced)
Topic: Write in the SCIENCE FICTION genre (05/10/07)

TITLE: "Earthshine"
By Beth LaBuff
05/16/07


 LEAVE COMMENT ON ARTICLE
 SEND A PRIVATE COMMENT
 ADD TO MY FAVORITES

On the far side of a distant moon,
In an outpost seldom seen,
Lived a family called the Lunar-tics,
With an enterprising scheme.

The Lunar-tics constructed and
Concealed upon a hill
A primitive contraption -- a
Productive earthshine still.

The Lunar-tics were brewing,
In their still on the hill,
A strange bootleg concoction --
A crude galactic swill.

They claimed it was medicinal,
And said ‘twas “for their health“ --
But sold it to the Martians, and
Amassed Red Planet wealth.

The Martians were enjoying
This lunar brew import,
‘Til receiving a statistical
Trade deficit report.

Their government was up in arms
And claimed this was unwise
They promised Martian currency,
For Lunar-tics demise.

The plea went out to Martiandom
And one took up the call.
He aimed his ray gun at the moon
And vaporized them all.

With Sputnik’s lunar orbit,
No trace was ever seen
Of Lunar-tics on lunar soil.
Or their rotgut machine.


The opinions expressed by authors may not necessarily reflect the opinion of FaithWriters.com.
Accept Jesus as Your Lord and Savior Right Now - CLICK HERE
JOIN US at FaithWriters for Free. Grow as a Writer and Spread the Gospel.


This article has been read 1554 times
Member Comments
Member Date
Philip Barnes05/17/07
I knew that stuff was bad for you, but I never knew it would cause an intergalactic incident. I enjoyed this, it was fun.
Julie Arduini05/17/07
I loved this! Anyone who can combine poetry and Science Fiction is pure genius. I loved the line about the bootleg concoction and galactic crude swill was especially amazing. Great, great job!
Elizabeth Baize 05/20/07
Wow! This is incredibly creative. I like your clever choice of a title which gives the poem an added dimension. (It really makes sense though since here on earth the process was called moonshining.) And of course, the Lunar-tics.... what a great play on words, and yet you used it to make a point.
Benjamin Graber05/22/07
LOL... I enjoyed reading this one...
Debbie OConnor05/25/07
This was so much fun. As a judge, I could have kissed you for the lighthearted approach. Congratulations! :)
Sara Harricharan 08/29/08
ROFL! What a fun and interesting read! I loved the whole humor thread and the 'lunar-tics' what fun! (and of course, SO Creative!) ^_^
LauraLee Shaw08/29/08
So incredibly creative, and you got a giggle out loud from me a few times as well. Love your own special beth-isms.