With the 'Blue Moon' approaching at the end of May, it's time for another Wolf Moon challenge. The submission deadline will be May 31, 2007, at midnight, EST. Come and join in the fun.
- Prompt : Blue Moon
- Fics should be a minimum of 200 words, no maximum.
- Any fandom, any pairing, any rating.
- You may even write and interlude set in one of your current stories.
- Please be sure to include BLUE MOON CHALLENGE in the title of your fic.
- To respond, go to the CHALLENGE category and click on BLUE MOON...
- The submission deadline shall be May 31, 2007, at midnight, EST.
Some background on Blue Moons:
-Calendar Blue Moons occur infrequently, and the saying "once in a blue moon" is used to describe a rare event. However, they are inevitable because of the mis-match between the solar and lunar cycles. Each calendar year contains 12 full lunar cycles, plus about 11 days to spare. The extra days accumulate, so that while most years contain 12 full moons to match the 12 months, every 2 or 3 years there is a year with 13 full moons. On average, this happens once every 2.72 years.
-When there are 13 moons in a year, 12 of them are given the 12 traditional names associated with that time of year (the names vary from culture to culture), and the extra one is termed a blue moon.
-The earliest known recorded usage was in 1528, in a pamphlet entitled Rede Me and Be Not Wrothe: "Yf they say the mone is belewe / We must beleve that it is true" [If they say the moon is blue, we must believe that it is true].
-According to certain folklore, it is said that when there is a blue moon, the moon has a face and talks to the items in its moonlight.
-After May 2007, the next Blue Moon will be in May 2008, and then not again until December, 2009.
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