55 Word Challenge
Welcome back to the #55WordChallenge. I've got some exciting news for you. Things are changing this week and I think for the better. I am going to start featuring artists and helping to promote their work with this contest. So first up is Elaine Hillson, @tolykit, who has been a participant and winner in past challengers. Elaine has offered up three of her photos and will be acting as judge.
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. 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.
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. If you don't want to list your email address, send it to me at jezri@writing .com. I promise I won't distribute it, but if you are the winner I need a way to notify you and to send you your prize.
And what does the winner get? This purty badge for one. For two, a gift card for $5.00 from Amazon or from Barnes & Noble. (The prize will be rewarded within a week and sent to your email.) Also new, I will be offering a monthly prize to the story I liked the best between the winners. That will be announced at the end of the month who gets this.
If you are an artist that would like to have your work featured, let me know!
Elaine Hillson is a UK photographer and writer; with haiku published in Blithe Spirit. She trains llamas in her spare time. These photos were used with her permission. Elaine retains the exclusive copyright on her photos.