I'm not sure about how Spring has been treating you, the reader, but I can safely say that it can't make its mind up whether it is Summer or not. Many of the people around have already resorted to calling it so, but I'm still skeptical. Either way, just be careful, as with the rising temperatures, we're sure to have other things going on.
~ Boxcars, Boxcars ~
Prompt: You're on a train. The tracks rattle and clank beneath you, the scenery passing you through the windows. It's up to you to remember what it is you got on a train for, but as for what happens, that is up to the other passengers with you. Choose what happens to you in this lovely train ride, and let the tracks record your movements in what will hopefully lead to a greater start.
Previous cards drawn:
: Ace of Suns :
Prompt: The year passes by in the blink of an eye. In your way of doing things, write how you'd spend the celebration as the clock ticks away. It could be a romantic story, or perhaps an epic duel to save the world with seconds counting down. Maybe the final moments of someone's life wisping out of their mouth as a final breath, or the start of something new. Spark your creativity and dawn the new year with insight.
: Deuce of Snow :
Prompt: Ah, one snowy evening, you are caught reminiscing about a love that has come and gone, like the fragile snowflake that fell and melted away with the morning sun. What were the circumstances with meeting this person, and how did it fade from fruition? Plead the muses to give you the inspiration to touch our hearts with a final farewell to this chilled, brief romance.
: Clover Triplets :
Prompt: Take a vacation from the normal, and from the routine you usually take. With the warming weather, you decide that now is the best time to take the first vacation of the year, only to be swept away in the lore of the surroundings and have a brush with the mysterious. Adapt to the folklore that surrounds us in everyday life, but we dare not chance a stray into that darkened path. From the ever-present fairy rings, to possibly something more dark or undesirable, show the world your take on the unique underworld.
: Quarter Bloomer :
Prompt: Easter; a time of new beginnings, fresh starts, and other important factors. But what it brings with it is also a sense of silliness. Dive into the zany antics of your imagination and draw out confusion, amusement, and least of all, psychotropic/psychedelic scenarios. Or, at least one scenario. Dive into your own sense of "Wonderland" and show at least the "beginning" of your journey through it.
: Elemental Star :
Prompt: The way of life is to draw some strength from the natural elements around you in your world. Some forces are stronger than others; fire may evaporate water than being doused by it, the wind may erode the earth or be blocked completely by it. Fire, water, wind, earth, and death; for without death, you cannot "live". Draw from your believed strengths in a battle that challenges you and your abilities to write a final showdown. You, versus your opposite, at the edge of the world. What results in your mind from these opposites attracting and attacking?