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 Writer Challenge #192

 The Iron Writer Challenge #192 2017 Spring Equinox Challenge #13 500 Words, 5 Days, 4 Elements The Authors: Richard Russell, Elaine Johnson, Josh Flores, Emma Crowley The Elements: Any verse from the song Nightmoves, by Bob Seger, or scene in the video. The Moon King A pair of well-worn cowboy boots A friendship that breaks … Read moreIron Writer Challenge #192

The Iron Writer Challenge #191

The Iron Writer Challenge #191 2017 Spring Equinox Challenge #12 500 Words, 5 Days, 4 Elements The Authors: Maureen Larter, Geoff Gore, Paul White The Elements: A lemon tree A vampire A songwriter Authors: Maureen Larter, Geoff Gore, Paul White Extraction Geoff Gore “Ok, this is going to hurt a little” She leaned forward and … Read moreThe Iron Writer Challenge #191

The Iron Writer Challenge #190

The Iron Writer Challenge #190 2017 Spring Equinox Challenge #11  500 Words, 5 Days, 4 Elements The Authors: V. I. Bottic, Bethany Totten, E. Chris Garrison, Amy Kasim The Elements: Antigonish (restricted to the first verse only) Another person’s dream that you are envious of A hangman’s noose Will you never leave me? Untitled V.I. … Read moreThe Iron Writer Challenge #190

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 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

Weekend Quickie #212

Weekend Quickie #212 Saturday, December 31, 2016 One Image, One Prompt, One Emotion 200 Words an impish muse a new year’s resolution

Weekend Quickie #211

Weekend Quickie #211 Saturday, December 24, 2016 One Image, One Prompt, One Emotion 200 Words Saudade or “A Nostalgic longing at Christmas” The North Star

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

The Iron Writer Weekend Quickie #210

Weekend Quickie #210 Saturday, December 18, 2016 One Image, One Prompt, One Emotion 200 Words A bellman at The Plaza Hotel, NYC Deja vu

The Iron Writer Challenge #179 – 2016 Annual Championship

The Iron Writer Challenge #179 2016 Summer Solstice Challenge Championship 500 Words, 5 Days, 4 Elements The Authors: Alis Van Doorn, Mamie Pound, Dani J. Caile, Daniel J. Sanz, Tina Biscuit The Elements: Halloween Night Apostrophe as an literary device An orchard (you must state the type of orchard: apple, pear, peach, etc) Metal doors on a … Read moreThe Iron Writer Challenge #179 – 2016 Annual Championship

The Iron Writer Challenge #178 – 2016 Autumn Equinox Championship

The Iron Writer Challenge #178 2016 Summer Solstice Challenge Championship Preliminary Round 500 Words, 5 Days, 4 Elements The Authors: Tina Biscuit, Ong Sze Teng, Michael Cottle, Mamie Pound  The Elements: An old family recipe A trough An electric fence Banty chickens Not the Crumbs Ong Sze Teng The fine red head rose sleepily, confusion crossing his … Read moreThe Iron Writer Challenge #178 – 2016 Autumn Equinox Championship

The Iron Writer Challenge #177, 2016 Autumn Equinox Championship, Preliminary Round

The Iron Writer Challenge #177 2016 Autumn Equinox Challenge Championship Preliminary Round 500 Words, 5 Days, 4 Elements  The Elements: A kid playing a banjo to a dog Bullying  A limit A life in danger The Brackets: Richard North Patterson Bracket Mamie Pound, Geoff Gore, Phil Blailkock, Alis Van Doorn Linda Fairstein Bracket D. Lee Cox, Amy … Read moreThe Iron Writer Challenge #177, 2016 Autumn Equinox Championship, Preliminary Round

The Iron Writer Challenge #177, 2016 Autumn Equinox Challenge Championship Preliminary Round, Nancy Taylor Rosenberg Bracket

The Iron Writer Challenge #177 2016 Autumn Equinox Challenge Championship Preliminary Round Nancy Taylor Rosenberg Bracket 500 Words, 5 Days, 4 Elements  The Elements: A kid playing a banjo to a dog Bullying  A limit A life in danger Nancy Taylor Rosenberg Bracket Maureen Larter, Michael Cottle, Bobby Salomons, Dani J. Caile The Double Act Dani … Read moreThe Iron Writer Challenge #177, 2016 Autumn Equinox Challenge Championship Preliminary Round, Nancy Taylor Rosenberg Bracket