Wednesday, March 12, 2014

#55WordChallenge Week Nine 2014

Welcome back to #55WordChallenge!

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. 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. 

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.
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 Kay Glass's book, Survival Instinct, which will be coming out later this month.
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... 


1 comment:

  1. For some reason the comments did not come over when I transferred the blog posts... however I found a cashed version that has the comments.


    Christopher BlanchardMarch 12, 2014 at 3:50 PM

    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.
    Nada AdelMarch 12, 2014 at 6:24 PM

    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
    James Marshall VIMarch 12, 2014 at 7:45 PM

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    scribblingpencilMarch 12, 2014 at 8:15 PM

    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
    fifty5wordsMarch 30, 2014 at 9:00 PM

    “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