Namaste. Welcome to Micro Bookends 1.09. Om, or aum, is a sacred sound of Hindu origin. The syllable is composed of the three sounds A, U, and M and its threefold nature is central to its representation of several important triads:
- the three worlds – earth, atmosphere, and heaven
- the three major Hindu gods – Brahma, Vishnu, and Siva
- the three sacred Vedic scriptures – Rg, Yajur, and Sama
Thus om embodies the essence of the entire universe. No wonder it’s considered the greatest of all mantras.
Someone who makes time for meditation is The Dude himself, Jeff Bridges, who celebrates his 65th birthday today. Bridges is a very talented chap. Not only is he a great actor (he’s been nominated for six Academy Awards and won the award for best actor as Bad Blake in the 2009 film Crazy Heart), but he is also a musician (Bridges performed many of the songs in Crazy Heart himself), and photographer. His favourite camera is the Widelux, a camera that is capable of capturing detailed panoramas due its swing turret lens.
Let’s help Jeff celebrate his birthday with this week’s Widelux photo prompt (click on it for a larger image):
A story of between 90 and 110 words starting with SACRED and ending with SOUND and incorporating the photo prompt.
Anyone, but especially you!
Why not! Because it’s fun. Because it’s a challenge. Because the winner will receive their own winner’s page, their story on the winning stories list, a ‘who is the the author’ feature to be posted next week, entry into the ‘Micro Bookend of the Year’ competition, and a copy of this year’s winning stories compilation.
Now! Get your entry in BEFORE 5:00 am Friday (UK time: http://time.is/London).
Post your story in the comments section. Include the word count and your Twitter username (if you’re Twitterized). Don’t forget to read the full rules before submitting your story.
Please give your story a title. It will not be included in the word count.
Please try to leave comments on a couple of other stories. It’s all part of the fun, and everyone likes feedback!
Remember, only stories that use the bookends exactly as supplied (punctuation is allowed) will be eligible to win.