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Wednesday, December 9, 2015
Carpe Diem Extra #43 Carpe Diem Kamishibai Kurisumasu
Dear Haijin, visitors and travelers,
In this time of year, the time of family fun and celebrations, Christmas ... In our family we have a custom to tell our children stories with the feeling of Christmas and that custom brought me the idea to bring a special Kamishibai episode.
Kamishibai is the title of one of our CD features in which the goal is to write a haibun. That's were this special CD-Extra is about. I love to challenge you all to write a story, a haibun, that fits the time of year, Christmas. This extra special feature I have called "Carpe Diem Kamishibai Kurisumasu". (Kurisumasu is the Japanese word for Christmas). The goal is to write a haibun fitting the time of year in which you may use a maximum of 250 words. You can choose your own "prompt/theme" but it must have to do with this time of year.
To make it a greater challenge I will grant one of the contestants who submit a Kurisumasu-haibun the possibility to write an epsiode of Tokubetsudesu in January 2016. She/he may choose her/his own theme and may challenge our haiku family members to respond on it.
By the way: don't forget to submit your haiku (a maximum of three) for our WINTER kukai. You can submit haiku for this kukai until December 23rd 10.00 PM (CET) to our emailaddress:
Don't forget to write "winter-kukai" in the subject-line.