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

Weekend Quickie #216

Weekend Quickie #216 Saturday, January 28, 2017 One Image, One Prompt, One Emotion 200 Words Nodus Tollens An Order of Egg Rolls

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 more

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 more

Weekend Quickie #215

Weekend Quickie #215 Saturday, January 21, 2017 One Image, One Prompt, One Emotion 200 Words “The soul has no secret that the behavior does not reveal.” Lao Tzu A misanthrope

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 more

Weekend Quickie #214

Weekend Quickie #214 Saturday, January 14, 2017 One Image, One Prompt, One Emotion 200 Words 17.31528° N, -87.53444° E ineluctability  

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 more

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 more

Weekend Quickie #213

Weekend Quickie #213 Saturday, January 7, 2017 One Image, One Prompt, One Emotion 200 Words A starfish that grants wishes curiosity The image below is a glow-in-the-dark mushroom found amid the moss of the Monteverde Rainforest in Costa Rica.

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 more

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 more

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 more

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

Iron Poet #27

Iron Poet #27 Style / Meter: Haiku Theme / Keyword: Bleak   ~ Matt Henderson I watched a crow land to dot my mind’s cold canvas gray tree; grayer sky — ~ D Lee Cox Sun over brown hills bleak winter paints mountains gray spring dreams deeply still — ~ Johnna Murphy Ice upon the … Read more

Iron Poet #23

Iron Poet #23 Style / Meter: Free verse Theme / Keyword: superstition The word “superstition” does not have to be used, but if used as a theme it must be obvious. untitled ~ D Lee Cox momma makes a potion bug juice and calamine lotion in a peculiar motion to ward away a demonic notion … Read more

Iron Poet #22

Haiku Humpday Meter / Style: Haiku Theme / Keyword: Ashes Loss ~ Sean Bracken Over the ashes of a now ruined city The moon looked down with no pity At the loss of all mankind’s humanity — Nerisha Kemraj Fire burning light Golden Leaves all crunch beneath Ashes, on feet — Matt Henderson incense–sweet smoke … Read more