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 more

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 more

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 more

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 more

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 more

Weekend Quickie #224

Weekend Quickie #224 Saturday, March 25, 2017 One Image, One Prompt, One Emotion 200 Words Prestidigitation Zemblanity

Weekend Quickie #223

Weekend Quickie #223 Saturday, March 18, 2017 One Image, One Prompt, One Emotion 200 Words A Dozen Doughnuts A tenebrific mood

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 more

Weekend Quickie #222

Weekend Quickie #222 Saturday, March 11, 2017 One Image, One Prompt, One Emotion 200 Words Waldeinsamkeit Disorientation Photo Source Unknown, Pinterest

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 more

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 more

Weekend Quickie #221

Weekend Quickie #221 Saturday, March 4, 2017 One Image, One Prompt, One Emotion 200 Words  300 miles A salt shaker

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 more

Weekend Quickie #220

Weekend Quickie #220 Saturday, February 26, 2017 One Image, One Prompt, One Emotion 200 Words Indecision Grape jelly

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 more

Weekend Quickie #219

Weekend Quickie #219 Saturday, February 18, 2017 One Image, One Prompt, One Emotion 200 Words Monochopsis An oriflamme

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 more

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 more

Weekend Quickie #218

Weekend Quickie #218 Saturday, February 11, 2017 One Image, One Prompt, One Emotion 200 Words An Augean Task “bread and circuses” George Washington Bridge, New York City, 1973

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 more

Weekend Quickie #217

Weekend Quickie #217 Saturday, February 4, 2017 One Image, One Prompt, One Emotion 200 Words Habromania your character is making  cake

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 more