Wednesday, June 11, 2014

#55WordChallenge: Week Fifteen

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 the following Tuesday. Winners will be posted Wednesday. 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. 

 I am no longer requiring that the story be posted in the comment section below, although you can if you choose. Instead, post the story in your blog, then post a link in the comment section, along with your twitter handle or email address, so I can contact you if you are the winner. Again, if you don't have a blog, feel free to post in the comment section. On Wednesdays I will post the winning stories in the blog post. 

And what does the winner get? How about a badge, right sidebar,) which can proudly be displayed on your blog or website? There are 3, a Winners badge, an Honorable Mention and an Overachiever badge. To be eligible for the Overachiever Badge, you need to use all 3 prompts. And here we go...

Photo Prompts:

Telephone Booth


Night Cyclist


  1. My first time at this challenge :) My twitter id is @shyvish and here is my story:

  2. I'm a first timer too. My twitter id is @Ma_Holloway and here is my story.

  3. I am a first timer here like Shailaja and Maryann and I am a firm believer in the sixth sense and my link is

  4. Mine is here.
    I'm part of Team Netherworld, and our twitter handle is @UndeadNether but one never knows who's minding the store there, and we tend to be bad about checking DM's. If I win anything (although I never win anything) it's probably easiest to just let me know in the comments, as I'm bad about checking my email too!

  5. First timer, here's my account using all three prompts:

  6. my twitter handle is @itsumac

  7. I am a first timer and here is my post using all the three prompts on the link

  8. Delighted to share my first entry for this Challenge :)
    My Story- 'The Cyclist' -
    My Twitter id is- @anitaexplorer
    Thanks for the opportunity :)

  9. She stopped short, her quick pace halted by the brilliant flash of red caught in the corner of her eye, memories long buried flooding back. A phone booth. A summer abroad. A kiss that left her breathless. A perfect moment of happiness. Surroundings faded to gray around her as she felt the pain once more.

    55 words

  10. @tilley_girl ..that's a wonderful piece of story combining the prompts..a really beautiful take.

  11. My story using all three photo prompts

    Lucky Coin

    Twitter handle @cifarshayar

  12. The street was barren, the only place for the little shit was the teli-box. But there was no possible way. I knew my prey. Red was petrified As I opened the door, I felt a pull on my hood. The nimble Sprite had hidden in the one place I'd never suspect.

    55 words

    Got them all in 55 words

  14. Thanks for a fab prompt!
    My 55 word story is here :
    My Twitter id : @shilpaagarg
    My email :

  15. Fab to have so many entries already and lots of new people joining the fun!

    Here's mine:

    55 Words

  16. For now

    Sunrise has always brought hope. The terrors of the night, fade in the coming light. By noon they will have been washed away, but they lurk in the shadows waiting for a chance to strike. The day cannot last, just as that morning shot of courage cannot.

    But it is enough for now.

    53 Words