Believe it or not, but Prada is having a short story competition! I read about it a week ago but forgot to mention it. The prompt, and description, is as follows:
“What are the realities that our eyes give back to us? And how are these realities filtered through lenses?”
By using the metaphor of prescription glasses, Prada enters a world made of written words, rather than spoken, thus launching a challenge to explore and enhance the individual interpretation of reality. Optical eyewear become an opportunity and a tool to investigate diverse creative worlds: a preferred channel and a window on our world, and – why not – on new potential worlds.
Even though this prompt allows a wide array of interpretations I am utterly stumped as to what I should write. At this point I’m not even sure I’ve got something worth submitting. If I get an idea I’ll definitely try to craft a good piece for them, but as of now, I’ll leave the prompt here, for me to look at every now and again and scratch my head in frustration.
Here’s the official link: http://www.prada.com/en/journal/project
– F H Hakansson