Thursday, April 5, 2012

Winner of the A to Z~ 55 Word Challenge

Winner of the A to Z~ 55 Word Challenge

Whew! You guys really came through this week and narrowing it down to one winner and three honorable mentions wasn’t easy. However it had to be done, so after much deliberation, here are the results.

Honorable Mentions:
@SJIHolliday I felt the story fit the picture perfectly and I loved the ending line!
@zombiemechanics This is a story I would love to see more of. So much was packed into 55 words.

@LupusAnthropos I’m still laughing with this one. Great story with a fun punch line!

I kept coming back to this story. It was filled with mystery, intrigue and the twist at the end was delightfully evil.

“So that’s where the dhampyre has hidden himself,” the hunter looked over the crumbling wall to the tower beyond.

His hunched elderly guide shuffled nervously behind, “If you please, sir, why seek the dhampyre? He protects our village.”

“He is an abomination.”

The guide swiftly snapped the hunter’s neck, “He’s not in the tower.”
 Thank you to everyone that participated!
The 55 Word Challenge will be taking a break next week. It will be the letter J in the A to Z Blog Challenge and I have something special planned for that day. The Challenge will start back up on the 19th and the letter that day is Q, so if anyone has any suggestions for prompts, prizes or would be interested in guest judging, please let me know.

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

The A to Z~55 Word Challenge

The A to Z~55 Word Challenge

Today is Day 4 of the A to Z Blog Challenge, which means, D Day! My theme for the challenge is Monsters…I know I can find one for every letter of the alphabet…and so today I have a special challenge for the 55 Word Challenge.

Below you will find 3 photos. Choose a photo and incorporate your story around that. Nothing new there, but here is the twist…I have 3 monsters to choose from and one of them must be involved in the scene in some way. Doppelganger, Dampyre or Dragon. Remember 55 words or less, (does not include title), put story in the comment section below and include word count and twitter handle, (or email addy), so that I can contact you if you win. The contest begins at noon on Wednesdays, Eastern time and ends at noon on Thursdays. Winner and Honorable Mentions will be announced bt 10 PM...unless I fall and dislocate my elbow, like I did last week. Number of HM depends on number of entries.

The prize this week will be a copy of either Satan’s Toybox: Demonic Dolls or the Un-Dead of Winter Anthology. Both are available on Nook and Kindle. The Winner also receives this Winners Badge. Isn't it fancy?
If you haven’t heard of the 55 Word Challenge, you can see last week’s entries here and find the winners list here.

Photo Prompts

Don't forget to include one of the word prompts and have fun with this!