Wednesday, February 5, 2014

55 Word Challenge: Week Five 2014

 
 
Welcome back to #55WordChallenge!


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, 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. My only request is no porn. I don't want to hear graphic details. If it is erotic, make it titillating, not obscene. I know that can be done and done well. 
 
Since this is Women In Horror Month, this week we have a guest judge, Jaime Johnesee. Her book, Bob The Valentine has just been published with VPC. It is a fun book for this time of year and works perfectly with this weeks prompt... Zombie Dating in Haunted America.  

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? Besides bragging rights and this badge, which can proudly be displayed on your blog or website? The Winner, Overachiever and Honorable Mention will each get a digital copy of Jaime's book, Bob The Valentine. The Winner will also get the paperback version of Bob, which will be out shortly.
 
But that's not all! Everyone that enters will get a digital copy of my book, The Second Wave: A Post_Apocalyptic Tale, which takes place in my hometown of Lima, Ohio. 

I also have 2 additional badges,  An Honorable Mention and an Overachiever badge. To be eligible for the Overachiever Badge, you need to use all 3 prompts.

If anyone is interested in contributing a prize, a book, cover art, whatever you want, let me know and we will work something out. If you are an artist that would like to have your work featured, let me know!

 And here we go... This weeks prompt is Haunted Ohio. The 2nd two pictures are from the TB hospital in my hometown, Lima. The hospital is haunted, or so I am told... and seeing these pictures, I can believe it. The first picture, I'm not sure...
 
Photo Prompt:
 
Be sure to include a zombie, dating and something about Haunted Ohio.
 


Woodland Cemetery, Dayton Oh.


Picture is from Haunted Cave in Lewisburg Ohio


Waiting area in abandoned TB Hospital, The Ridges, Athens Oh.

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