The Iron Writer Challenge #199 – 2017 Summer Solstice Challenge #5

The Iron Writer Challenge #199  2017 Summer Solstice Challenge #5 500 Words, 5 Days, 4 Elements The Authors: Vance Rowe, Elaine Johnson, Emma Crowley and Bethany Totten, Bertram  Allan Mullin (Authors names will be posted to their stories next Thursday, after the voting is concluded.) The Elements: Gov’t processed cheese. Coffee Grounds Ice cream Wealth Think It … Read moreThe Iron Writer Challenge #199 – 2017 Summer Solstice Challenge #5

The Iron Writer Challenge #198 – 2017 Summer Solstice Challenge #4

The Iron Writer Challenge #198  2017 Summer Solstice Challenge #4 500 Words, 5 Days, 4 Elements The Authors: Authors names will be posted to their stories next Thursday, after the voting is concluded. The Elements: A Studebaker A near miss fatal accident a character missed Begins with “My real name is _____ and I am … Read moreThe Iron Writer Challenge #198 – 2017 Summer Solstice Challenge #4

The Iron Writer Challenge #197 – 2017 Summer Solstice Challenge #3

The Iron Writer Challenge #197  2017 Summer Solstice Challenge #3 500 Words, 5 Days, 4 Elements The Authors: Authors names will be posted to their stories next Thursday, after the voting is concluded. The Elements: The Way through the Woods A wind chime A snow angel A coffin   Never Goodbye Bobby Salomons There’s a … Read moreThe Iron Writer Challenge #197 – 2017 Summer Solstice Challenge #3

The Iron Writer Challenge #196 2017 Summer Solstice Challenge #2

The Iron Writer Challenge #196  2017 Summer Solstice Challenge #2 500 Words, 5 Days, 4 Elements The Authors: Authors names will be posted to their stories next Thursday, after the voting is concluded. The Elements: Remember by Nilsson A scorched map A white lace handkerchief Jasmine Picture Perfect Lady Eleanor seemed faintly amused at my … Read moreThe Iron Writer Challenge #196 2017 Summer Solstice Challenge #2

The Iron Writer Challenge #195 – 2017 Summer Solstice Challenge #1

 The Iron Writer Challenge #195 2017 Summer Solstice Challenge #1 500 Words, 5 Days, 4 Elements The Authors: Authors names will be posted to their stories next Thursday, after the voting is concluded. The Elements: Lying Eyes – Eagles – anything from this song. Snow drifts Silk striped pajamas An entitled victim Every Form of … Read moreThe Iron Writer Challenge #195 – 2017 Summer Solstice Challenge #1

The Iron Writer Challenge #194 -2017 Spring Equinox Tournament Final Round

  The Iron Writer Challenge #194 2017 Spring Equinox Tournament Final Round 500 Words, 5 Days, 4 Elements The Authors: (Authors will be revealed next Thursday.) The Elements: Smokestacks at night An unknown assailant  A maze  A chamber pot overflowing with radioactive candy bars from a parallel universe Dreams of a Parallel Universe Michael Cottle Smoke stacks … Read moreThe Iron Writer Challenge #194 -2017 Spring Equinox Tournament Final Round

The Iron Writer Challenge #193 – 2017 Spring Equinox Tournament Preliminary Round

The Iron Writer Challenge #193 2017 Spring Equinox Tournament Preliminary Round 500 Words, 5 Days, 4 Elements The Authors: Danielle Lee Zwissler, Richard Russell, Keith Badowski, Malissa Greenwood, Dani J. Caile, Michael Cottle, Tina Biscuit, Vance Rowe, E. Chris Garrison, Josh Flores, David Jobe, Steven L. Bergeron, Amy Kasim, Bethany Totten, Geoff Gore, Maureen Larter, Emma Crowley, Mamie … Read moreThe Iron Writer Challenge #193 – 2017 Spring Equinox Tournament Preliminary Round

Iron Poet Challenge #37

Iron Poet Challenge # 37 Poetic Form: Cinquain Theme/Prompt: Evanescence Unlaced Mamie Willoughby Pound Altair, unlace my wings whisper your dark, sweet tale while magpies cry in the black night for us Heartbreak Nerisha Kemraj Night comes the sun is gone just as she has left me alone, vulnerable, empty I weep Hide It Maureen … Read moreIron Poet Challenge #37

Iron Poet Challenge #36

  Iron Poet Challenge #36 Poetic Form: Double Acrostic Writers:  Moira McArthur, Matt Henderson, Maureen Larter, Nerisha Kemraj Paddock Theater Maureen Larter Patches of dirt And grass, green and lush, Dotted with cattle. Distance giving the area Opalescent patterns of bright Colour, spots all over. Keeping my imagination alive. *** A Poem of Paean M. … Read moreIron Poet Challenge #36

The Iron Writer Challenge #189 2017 Spring Equinox Challenge #10

The Iron Writer Challenge #189 2017 Spring Equinox Challenge #10  500 Words, 5 Days, 4 Elements The Authors: Steven L. Bergeron, Matt Henderson The Elements: A Pilot getting high A broken alarm clock As many of the gates of hell from this list as you can get in Mirrors   GI Joe or Hell Steven … Read moreThe Iron Writer Challenge #189 2017 Spring Equinox Challenge #10

The Iron Writer Challenge #188 2017 Spring Equinox Challenge #9

The Iron Writer Challenge #188 2017 Spring Equinox Challenge #9 500 Words, 5 Days, 4 Elements The Authors: Vance Rowe, Elaine Johnson, Emma Crowley, Zac Moran, Sozos Theofrastos, David Jobe  The Elements: ‘And the people bowed and prayed, to the neon god they made.’ The setting is you are at a last place where you … Read moreThe Iron Writer Challenge #188 2017 Spring Equinox Challenge #9

The Iron Writer Challenge #187 – 2017 Spring Equinox Challenge #8

The Iron Writer Challenge #187 2017 Spring Equinox Challenge #8 500 Words, 5 Days, 4 Elements The Authors: M. D. Pitman, Josh Flores, Malissa Greenwood The Elements: Laughing older couple Crepey Skin Gingham material Last sentence: “I’m sure they think we’re aliens.”   Lucky Logic Josh Flores The man was magical, mysterious, and malicious. Malo … Read moreThe Iron Writer Challenge #187 – 2017 Spring Equinox Challenge #8

Iron Poet Challenge #35

  Iron Poet Challenge #35 Poetic Form:  Haiku Theme/Prompt: Anticipation A traditional Japanese haiku is a three-line poem with seventeen syllables, written in a 5/7/5 syllable count. Often focusing on images from nature, haiku emphasizes simplicity, intensity, and directness of expression. Writers: Nerisha Kemraj, Michael Cottle, Wes Choc, Maureen Larter, Mamie Willoughby Pound, M. Henderson … Read moreIron Poet Challenge #35

The Iron Writer Challenge #186 – 2017 Spring Equinox Challenge #7

The Iron Writer Challenge #186 2017 Spring Equinox Challenge #7 A Steven L Bergeron Challenge 500 Words, 5 Days, 4 Elements The Authors: E. Chris Garrison, Vance Rowe, Sean Bracken, Michael Cottle, Reiven West The Elements: One hot summer day A deserted island Buried treasure Chicken with its head cut off Fred on Island Adventure … Read moreThe Iron Writer Challenge #186 – 2017 Spring Equinox Challenge #7

The Iron Writer Challenge #185 – 2017 Spring Equinox Challenge #6

The Iron Writer Challenge #185 2017 Spring Equinox Challenge #6 500 Words, 5 Days, 4 Elements The Authors: Elaine Johnson, Enoch Kingsley Quaye, Vance Rowe, Steven L. Bergeron, Tina Biscuit The Elements: Group of boys reading (photo) A slumlord A pile of dung Three shots heard in the distance The Library Elaine Johnson Bang!   … Read moreThe Iron Writer Challenge #185 – 2017 Spring Equinox Challenge #6

The Iron Poet Challenge #33

The Iron Poet Challenge #33 Poetic Form: Free Verse Theme/Prompt: Fear of Missing Out/Fear of Regret                             (either or both fears– stated or implied)   Ode to Tommy Tucker Sean Bracken Tommy Tucker traipsing Through thoroughfares thronging Thrusting thriving thieving Listless loiterers … Read moreThe Iron Poet Challenge #33

The Iron Writer Challenge #184 – 2017 Spring Equinox Challenge #5

The Iron Writer Challenge #184 2017 Spring Equinox Challenge #5 500 Words, 5 Days, 4 Elements The Authors: Keith Badowski, Michael Cottle, Violet Teagan The Elements: A naked Barbie doll  A plumber Butternut squash A dog collar. Autumn’s Dream Job Keith Badowski Autumn was home from college, but not for a visit. “It’s not for me, … Read moreThe Iron Writer Challenge #184 – 2017 Spring Equinox Challenge #5

The 2017 Mercy Academy Iron Writer Challenge – Round 2

The 2017 Mercy Academy Iron Writer Challenge Round 2 The Writers: Logan B., Kalei M., Mallory K., Meghan W., Kelsie M. The Elements: The main character apologies without using the words ‘apologize’, ‘regret’ or ‘sorry’. Two truths about you that few may or may not know. One lie about you. Smarter Than A Fifth Grader Logan … Read moreThe 2017 Mercy Academy Iron Writer Challenge – Round 2

The Iron Writer Challenge #183 – 2017 Spring Equinox Challenge #4

The Iron Writer Challenge #183 2017 Spring Equinox Challenge #4 500 Words, 5 Days, 4 Elements The Authors: Dani J. Caile, Danielle Lee Zwissler, Sinawo Bukani, Sean Bracken, Tony Jaeger The Elements: A music stand,  a blue feather duster, an antique gold photo frame, a minor catastrophe Mad Mary Sean Bracken “You’re a cheeky chappie, … Read moreThe Iron Writer Challenge #183 – 2017 Spring Equinox Challenge #4

The Iron Writer Challenge #182 – 2017 Spring Equinox Challenge #3

The Iron Writer Challenge #182 2017 Spring Equinox Challenge #3 500 Words, 5 Days, 4 Elements The Authors: E. Chris Garrison, Bobby Salomons, M. D. Pitman, Vance Rowe, Josh Flores The Elements: A lying national media cable TV anchorman (real or fictional) Global warming A crystal ball A small snowblower Doing Something About the Weather … Read moreThe Iron Writer Challenge #182 – 2017 Spring Equinox Challenge #3

The Mercy Academy 2017 Iron Writer Challenge

The 2017 Mercy Academy Iron Writer Challenge The Writers: Beth T., Kalei M., Taylor L., Riley M., Jordyn S. Mallory K., Natasha N., Logan B., Sarah M., Kelsie M. Julianne W., Meghan W., Shelby S., Brianna B., Maggie H. Kara K., Abby A., Abby J., Star A. The Elements: A pumpkin Bubble Wrap A cat on a leash Start with the sentence “And I thought you were…” Untitled Beth T. “And … Read moreThe Mercy Academy 2017 Iron Writer Challenge

The Iron Writer Challenge #181 – 2017 Spring Equinox Challenge #2

The Iron Writer Challenge #181 2017 Spring Equinox Challenge #2 500 Words, 5 Days, 4 Elements The Authors: Keith Badowski, Malissa Greenwood, C Rose Lange The Elements: Puppy Love Bubble gum Playing with fire Velvet gloves Beneath the Glove Keith Badowski Despite the agony of her chronic pain, Ally Chase felt relieved as Web scurried … Read moreThe Iron Writer Challenge #181 – 2017 Spring Equinox Challenge #2

The Iron Writer Challenge #180 – 2017 Spring Equinox Challenge #1

The Iron Writer Challenge #180 2017 Spring Equinox Challenge #1 500 Words, 5 Days, 4 Elements The Authors: Danielle Lee Zwissler, Paul Arden Lidberg, Matt Henderson, Mamie Pound The Elements: Monkey bars on a school playground Working through a cold No sleep for days Carrying a baby   One and Only Danielle Lee Zwissler I … Read moreThe Iron Writer Challenge #180 – 2017 Spring Equinox Challenge #1

Iron Poet #29

Iron Poet #29 Style / Meter: Free verse Theme / Keyword: You are a tree. Tell me what you see. Leaving ~ Wes Choc Sprouting lean …I boldly shouted green But no one up-there heard a word lest such unfolding was even seen Until once, three winters hence, shiny green grew bark …dark …gently, intently … Read moreIron Poet #29

Iron Poet #28

Iron Poet #28 Style/Meter: Free verse Theme / Keyword: Gateway, door, portal, opening – something that one must pass through to start anew. The keyword does not have to be used, but if it is not, the theme must be recognizable. Closing Doors ~ Wes Choc Womb navigated My frantic weepings heard… Eager little arms … Read moreIron Poet #28