Friday, October 23, 2015

#55WordChallenge Winners 10/21

Only 3 entries, so everyone wins a badge ... speaking of which, I know I said I was going to have new badges, well, I asked my daughter to make me some. She didn't. Jeff says he likes the badges as is and I am uncreative in the artistic department, so we are sticking with the old badges. So here we go ...
Winner: @PurpleQueenNL Perfect descriptions. Puts me in mind of the times I've been home alone and heard something that sounded like someone in the house
She turned over the card, shivering in the candle light as Death stared up at her. But whether it portended an actual Death or a transformation depended on the next card. She flipped it over with trembling hand to reveal the Falling Tower. Her stomach sank as the back door rattled and candle blew out.

55 Words
Honorable Mention: @KJCollard Gave me a chuckle. I was a witch every year when I was a kid.


    "Hi Death."

    "Oh. Hey Nana."

    "I need to know how you're dressing for Trick or Treating this year."

    "Oh. Probably just a skeleton."

    "But Death, you've already done that four years in a row. I need a new picture for the hallway."

    "Ugh. Fine Nana. A witch, then."


    "Bye Nana."


    54 words
    All three prompts used
    OVERACHIEVER: Voinks  I guess they should have just left him alone. I know I wouldn't want to be knocking at Death's door.
    ‘Trick or Treat?’

    Every year the kids get more annoying.
    Even the genuine dangling skeletons hadn’t frightened them off.


    ‘Aw, come on Mr D’eath. It’s Halloween, only a bit of fun.’

    ‘Go away, you’re too young.’

    They wouldn’t listen. I had to invite them in.

    49 words. All three prompts used.

    Grab your badges in the sidebar. You earned them.  :) See you all next week.

    Wednesday, October 21, 2015

    #55WordChallenge is back. YAY! So let's get going.

    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 Thursday. (Yes, I have shortened it, but I think this takes it back to the original time frame, when #55WordChallenge first began.) Winners will be posted Friday.  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. 

    Entries are to be posted in the comment section. I used to allow to post in your own blog, but that made it difficult for me, having to jump from blog to blog. You can post here, and also on your blog. Please provide a link on your blog, if you do, so people can find the other stories. Let's help give our fellow writers, exposure. Or you can link your blog in the comment section, along with your story, so someone can follow back. 

    And what does the winner get? I am working on a new badge, to reflect that this is a new start.  I will display it on Friday.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...