Thursday, June 5, 2014

#55WordChallenge: Week Fourteen

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:





  1. Thought and Memory

    Sheriff Eagan tensed as the stranger rode into town, a raven perched on his shoulder.

    “Can I help you Mister?”

    The man tipped his hat, revealing a missing eye. “I’m looking for the cat that ate my memory.”

    It was the last time Sheriff Eagan read Norse mythology before going to bed.

    54 words
    (Overachiever attempt)

  2. Overachiever attempt - 55 words exactly


  3. "Look into my eyes," he said.
    "Trust me," he said.
    "I'm not like the man in the hat. "
    Cautious I landed feet from where he purred.
    My wings fluttered in nervous anticipation. Above my brothers flew toward the Moonlight. I hopped closer.
    The single black feather wafted downward. Silence interrupted only by a faint...meow.