Wednesday, April 30, 2014

#55WordChallenge Week Ten: Mud, Rain and Pigs

Welcome back to #55WordChallenge! Please read below, because there are a few changes!

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? Besides bragging rights and this badge, which can proudly be displayed on your blog or website? A paperback copy of my newest zombie tale, Dreams Of The Damned.
All winners will receive a digital copy of the book. 

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..
Photo Prompts:
Pig And Chicken
Pig and Chicken
Mud Play
Mud Play
Rain At Night
Rain at Night

Winners: #55WordChallenge Week Nine 2014

Whew... for a minute there I thought I wasn't going to be able to announce winners. When I transferred the posts from Jezri's Nightmares to the new 55 Word Challenge blog, the comments didn't come along... and I had deleted all the ones from the older blog. However, thanks to the internet, nothing is ever truly deleted and I was able to recover the entries. So, apologies first... I am really late with this. I don't always have my head screwed on right, and in this case it came off and everything spilled out into one yucky mess. But it is screwed back on and I have winners for you! So without any further ado...

Honorable Mention: @BlanchardAuthor

Clara pranced across the porch roof to see what made the noise. A quick sniff of the air confirmed what she saw: it was just the mail man. Good, still no one asking questions. She jumped back down and went back inside, where she continued eating her former owner’s finger.

55 Words.

Honorable Mention: @fifty5words

 “Enjoy it while you can”

His heart danced. With the sun burning above he knew it was only a matter of time.

“Your time will come”
His claws gripped. Navigating position he was alert to his attacker.

“I dare you to throw another”

His body flew. Sinking into the child’s face Mr Tinkles felt joy

55 words

Overachiever: @NadaNightStar

A New Day

Fluffy, cold and fun, such is snow. Some laughter here, a snowball there; giggles from a group of children.
Then they all go home, cuddle their teddy bears in the comfort of their beds to wake up to a morning of sun and smiles, to pets embracing the warmth of a new day.

I used all three images
53 words
 Winner: @solimond

The sun burned bright in the sky, gleaming over blades of grass and shiny tree leaves. The day was beautiful and shining. The darkness under the ground seeped slowly. Thin fingers reached up, engulfing any roots that it came across. The heat of the sun had seeped into the soil as the darkness surged upward.

55 words

 Congratulations everyone! Grab your badges from the sidebar. I will be contacting you about your prize. Check back at noon, when I will have the new prompts posted.

Sunday, April 27, 2014

Beginning New

This is the new #55WordChallenge. Beginning Wednesday, I will post a new photo prompt. Pick your photo and write a story in #55Words or less. There is going to be one major difference... you don't need to post in the comment section. Post on your blog, (be sure to share a link to the #55WordChallenge in the post,) share the link in the comment section of the weekly prompt, then share to twitter with the hashtag, #55WordChallenge. Each Wednesday I will then post the three winning stories on the #55WordChallenge blog, as well as the new prompt. If you don't have a blog, you may post your story in the comment section. If you would like to help administrate, let me know and I will add you to the blog, that way if something happens and I get busy, someone will be there to jump in. 

Since I fell behind and I have a past contest not judged yet, I will announce those winners this Wednesday when I post the new prompt. 

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