Wednesday, May 2, 2012

55 Word Challenge Round 7

55 Word Challenge
Round7



Happy Hump Day and welcome back to the 55 Word Challenge. For those that are uninitiated, the 55 Word Challenge is a contest to write a story in 55 words or less. Not an easy task, but fun and I have been blown away by some of the entries. See for yourself, all the past contests can be found here.

The challenge begins at noon Eastern time every Wednesday and ends at noon Thursday. The story is based on one of three photo prompts and can be written in any genre you choose. The story is to be posted in the comment section below, along with your twitter handle or email address, so I can contact you if you are the winner.



And what does the winner get? This purty badge for one. For two, a gift card for $5.00 from either Amazon or Barne&Noble. (The prize will be rewarded within a week and sent to your email.)




Photo Prompts







 If anyone is interested in guest judging please let me know, also if you would like to donate a prize for next weeks contest, (or any other week,) let me know. This could be a copy of your book or anything else you want to offer.

17 comments:

  1. Fable

    For thousands of years, two worlds existed side by side. Rushing waves turned back before touching endless dunes. The tree of life stood on the border. Boys know trees need climbing. A single leaf floated down causing a drop of water to splash onto the sand. Lightning crashed, wind roared, war began - the first storm.

    55 Words
    @WakefieldMahon

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  2. I see green and blue and brown and gray as my perception of society shifts. In one glimpse, everyone is happy, patient, kind. The other: people argue, strangers are rude and thoughtless. Like an oak where one half is vibrant and the other dead and barren, I stand tall and attempt to find a balance.

    55 words
    @rastrohman

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  3. Title: The Path Ahead

    It was a dichotomy, the wind and fire, the sand and storm. No one understood how the place existed, but understanding was not necessary.

    It was sacred, magical.

    Only the best of us made it this far. We looked upward and were gifted with our destiny. Now it was up to us to fulfill it.

    @MLGammella
    55 Words

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  4. Rebekah PostupakMay 2, 2012 at 3:55 PM

    He hated the mirror.

    As it had since antiquity, the glass stretched coldly, imperviously above the city. From balloon festivals in broad daylight to dark workings in moon and shadow, the mirror publicly reflected even the tiniest ripples of motion.

    Killers like him hated the mirror, hated it almost as much as he hated himself.

    55 words
    @postupak

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  5. She followed the trail of sweet purple flowers up the stairs. With her sword drawn, she stepped onto the platform amid the ruined palace. She knew they planned to ambush her, but she had plans of her own. They surrounded her stoic pose. She had to do nothing; the vines took them one by one.

    @ChuckWesJ
    55 words

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  6. Not eligible but wanted to play along

    Reflections
    By Lisa McCourt Hollar

    Floating lazily over the lake Harry’s mind drifted off to better times; happier, safer times. The hot air balloons reflected in the still water below, giving a false sense that all was well.

    “There,” Betty shouted, pointing towards the tree line.

    Sighing, Harry lifted his shotgun, taking careful aim at the zombies stumbling into view.

    55 Words
    @jezri1

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  7. "I can't stand it! The sky is burning; the land is parched. Can YOU figure it out?"

    "Sorry. Anyone who doesn't believe in global warming is an idiot."

    ----===----

    "Look at the waves and the sky. Feel that cold air all around. Can YOU figure it out?"

    "Nope. I still say those global-warming people are crackpots."

    55 Words
    @LupusAnthropos

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  8. Happy to give this a try:

    The Race

    They raced through cold air, kept aloft by hot. They raced the birds. They raced the clouds. They raced where the sky and water became inseparable.

    They raced through our imaginations. They raced into history and everyone who witnessed the race felt raised a little higher as they walked through the rest of their days.

    55 Words
    @JXilon

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  9. "Spring's Maiden"


    She followed the vulnerable amethyst trail down stone steps, careful of her boots, careless of her matching robe: perhaps the scent would linger, appease her lord.

    It was not likely, of course, but when you kept a god waiting, it was best to be mollifying, to indulge.

    Particularly since Hades was not known for patience.

    @J_M_Blackman
    55 Words

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  10. Jane stood on the boardwalk, eyes burning as she saw the divide between the Courts. The nourishing side of Summer, the dead zone of Winter. Her back burned as both pulled at her. The deal had been made a long time ago and she would always be chained to them. The choices had been made.

    55 words
    @solimond

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  11. “Come on get through, got a queue here” Dave said

    The kid leered and continued, hopping side to side and screaming “Desert, water, desert, water” repeatedly.

    Dave pinched the bridge of his nose, pushed the kid through and shut down the portal. There was only so much he could take of these dimension travelling tourists.


    55 Words
    http://writingbeard.wordpress.com/

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  12. Wrap Around Love
    Raymond C. Morris


    She tried to strangle me with her hugs, her kisses. With every waking moment she thought to wrap me in her presence, to inhale nothing but the scent of her too-sweet perfume. She tried to entangle and ensnare me with the cold metal of a ring.

    So I strangled her with a flowering cypress vine.

    55 Words
    @iwrites

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  13. The blade hit bone, her hand jarring against the hilt. Warmth spread down her wrist staining her bikini. A metallic copper smell mixed with the stench of his alcoholic breath. He slid off her to the floor of the pool house. Flowers lining the steps outside filled the air with the scent of Spring.

    "Goodbye, Daddy."

    55 words
    @redshirt6

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  14. One minute after, but it is okay. I lost track of time and didn't close it out. :-) Contest is now closed. ;-) Thanks for all the great entries. I will announce the winners by 10 PM, (redshirt, that is 7:00 your time, lol.)

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  15. Ooops! Slight delay. I fell asleep. Announcement to follow shortly.

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