Now, I'm a very inactive and infrequent cardsmith, so I designed this challenge only to check it every so often - preferably once a week. So, hopefully the first of many, this challenge works in that I post a few paragraphs of a story, and all you guys make fun cards for it. No restrictions, no limitations, but it has to match the story. I'm looking forward to many flavorful and fun entries (if y'all even see this contest). Now, without further ado or self-deprecation, here's your story:
The village of Renton—a small community on the outskirts of the Great Wood—was bustling with activity. It was the first day of the Bloom Festival, a week-long festival that lead up to the day where all the most potent alchemical flowers - labored over by masters for months now, would finally open. Renton's usually placid main street—a path of fractured, crumbling stones looking to break apart any moment—was filled with shopkeepers hawking their silk like water made solid, exotic jewels which shimmered like stars pulled from the sky, and weapons that seemed like they could slice through anything. Behind the shopkeepers were massive, overstocked carts flanking the road. Decorations were strewn about haphazardly on balconies and gages across the town, paper flowers made by the children in the school and hand-painted, marvelous signs made in a myriad of colors. Others had waited until the last minute to prepare and so they were hurrying about, dusting and sweeping. Children, left unattended by distracted parents, played in the streets, dodging and dashing past shopkeepers and buyers alike, pretending to be knights or nobles. While the festival may have been fast approaching, many took the visiting merchants as an opportunity to buy gifts for their sweethearts and families.
On the edge of the town, near the forest's edge - a neighborhood called Wilds, was a small sweet shop and bakery—Flynn's Cakery. Underneath a small glass counter, one could see any number of delicious baked goods. At an aromatic maple-wood table sat three young girls, laughing and joking among themselves as friends do.
P.S. If there are any mistakes in the story, please tell me. Good luck!