The Iron Writer Challenge #162 – 2016 Spring Solstice Open, Preliminary Round

  The Iron Writer Challenge #162 2016 Spring Solstice Open, Preliminary Round 500 Words, 5 Days, 4 Elements The Brackets/Authors: Their Bracket G. L. Dearman, Mamie Pound, Keith Badowski, Michael Cottle There Bracket C. S. E. Greenberg, Peter Lusher, Jennie Richmond They’re Bracket D. Lee Cox, M. D. Pitman, Richard Russell, Emmy Gatrell This Bracket Tina … Read more

The Iron Writer Challenge #160 – 2016 Spring Open Challenge #8

The Iron Writer Challenge #160 2016 Spring Open Challenge #8 500 Words, 5 Days, 4 Elements The Authors: Maureen Larter, Zac Moran, Dani J. Caile, Emmy Gatrell The Elements: Main character is Ozymandias “Do you need me?” (must be in the prose) “What to you is worth killing for, and also worth dying for?| (Must be in the prose) … Read more

The Iron Writer Challenge #152 – 2016 Winter Equinox Finals

  The Iron Writer Challenge #152 2016 Winter Equinox Finals 500 Words, 5 Days, 4 Elements The Authors: Dwight Wade, Tina Biscuit, Dani J. Caile,  Alis VanDoorn The Elements: A spider A Trampoline An Earthquake Handwriting Can’t Make This Stuff Up Alis VanDoorn William drag- pushed- hefted, the last of Abbie’s roughly 10,000 lbs. of gear … Read more

The Iron Writer Challenge #145

The Iron Writer Challenge #145 2016 Winter Solstice Challenge #3 500 Words, 5 Days, 4 Elements The Authors: Marques Ware, Bernice Agyekwena, Dani J Caile, Vance Rowe The Elements: A drinking clown Odd coinage from any nation in the world Sea Monkeys X-ray glasses The Food of the Gods Bernice Agyekwena The storm had come on … Read more

The Iron Writer Challenge #142, 2015 Winter Open Championship

The Iron Writer Challenge #142 2015 Winter Solstice Open Championship Round 500 Words, 5 Days, 4 Elements The Authors: Danielle Lee Zwissler, Richard Russell, Dani J. Caile A boy watching television (see image) “Come here, she said. Where are we going? The darkness, she replied.” (must be anywhere in the story) A “magic” pill A terrible mistake … Read more

The Iron Writer Challenge #141 – 2015 Winter Solstice Open Preliminary Round

The Iron Writer Challenge #141 2015 Winter Solstice Open Preliminary Round 500 Words, 5 Days, 4 Elements Joyce Carol Oates Bracket The Authors: Mamie Pound, Christopher A. Liccardi, Mason Grant, Richard Russell Vladimir Nabokov Bracket The Authors: A. Francis Raymond, Tina Biscuit, Ericka Kahler, Danielle Lee Zwissler Anais Nin Bracket The Authors: Jason T. Carter, Dani … Read more

The Iron Writer Challenge – 2016 Winter Solstice Open, Anais Nin Bracket

The Iron Writer Challenge #141 2016 Winter Solstice Open Preliminary Round 500 Words, 5 Days, 4 Elements   Anais Nin Bracket The Authors: Jason T. Carter, Dani J. Caile, Brett Paul The Elements: The Isolator Something arrogate. A ball of yarn An appointment to be abducted by aliens that you are anxiously waiting for. It’s the Thought That … Read more

The Iron Writer Challenge #140

The Iron Writer Challenge #140 500 Words, 5 Days, 4 Elements The Authors: Richard Russell, Dani J. Caile The Elements: A Santa Claus/Alien traffic accident How? Why? A Christmas Present De’tante  Richard Russell Orbiting earth in their cloaked mother ship, the Gnubicks’ mission was to monitor the development of human technology. Captain Quaffon paced as he … Read more

The Iron Writer Challenge #137

The Iron Writer Challenge #137 500 Words, 5 Days, 4 Elements The Authors: Danielle Lee Zwissler, Tina Biscuit, Vance Rowe, Dani J. Caile Genre: Sci-Fi The Elements: A 2000 year old person Last line must be: ‘When the Indians (American) captured prisoners, they always gave them to the women to kill.’ A bag full of owl … Read more

The Iron Writer Challenge #130 – 2015 Autumn Equinox Open Final Round

The Iron Writer Challenge #130 The 2015 Autumn Equinox Open Final Round 500 Words, 5 Days, 4 Elements The Authors: Dani J. Caile, Mamie Pound, Mathew W. Weaver The Elements:   A post-game media interview with a gladiator A contract A spider A hideous steampunk mask. There’s Danger in that Arena Dani J Caile [Image of a … Read more

The Iron Writer Challenge #129 – 2015 Autumn Equinox Open, Homer Bracket

The Iron Writer Challenge #129 The 2015 Autumn Equinox Challenge 500 Words, 5 Days, 4 Elements The Homer Bracket The Authors: Dani J. Caile, Moria McArthur, E. Chris Garrison, Bill Prins The Elements: A worldwide holiday celebrating a fictional character ( you must name the character) Testing the first bullet-proof vest The first mosquito of the season Pancake batter Miramar Awaits … Read more

The Iron Writer Challenge #129 – 2015 Autumn Equinox Open

The Iron Writer Challenge #129 The 2015 Autumn Equinox Challenge 500 Words, 5 Days, 4 Elements The Brackets:   Homer Doug Adams Edward Abbey (Please click on bracket image to read stories) The Elements: A worldwide holiday celebrating a fictional character ( you must name the character) Testing the first bullet-proof vest The first mosquito of the season … Read more

The Iron Writer Challenge #128

The Iron Writer Challenge #128 The Vance Rowe Challenge 500 Words, 5 Days, 4 Elements The Authors: Richard Russell, Kyle Reynolds, Suzie Gallagher, Dani J. Caile The Elements: Kermit drinking tea Bacon A football A cigar The Flooding of  Killdeargh Suzie Gallagher Mamie met Emmanuel on the bridge. “Mamie.” “Mr. Cronin, Emmanuel.” The both turned to … Read more

The Iron Writer Challenge #125

The Iron Writer Challenge #125 The Richard Russell Challenge 500 Words, 5 Days, 4 Elements The Authors: Dani J. Caile, Mamie Pound, Steven L. Bergeron The Elements: Four song writers witnessed the same event, but because they each had different perspectives their songs focused on different aspects of the one event.  Write a 500 word story … Read more

The Iron Writer Challenge, 1st Annual Dani J. Caile Invitational

The Iron Writer Challenge 1st Annual Dani J. Caile Invitational The challenge is to chose one element from challenge 59-109, sans challenges 60,64 and use those elements in order to write a 500 word story. Below are three submissions. Add yours in the comments. The Elements: (remember, only one element from each challenge and the story … Read more

The Weekend Quickie #118

Start with… Xander ate the spaghetti with fierce… and end with… And that’s how you do it, baby.  

Weekend Quickie #113

Start with:   It was 2:30 in the morning… Use the following elements: Grey Goose Vodka Peanut M&Ms and Cher. 200 Words

2015 Dani J. Caile Invitational

The Iron Writer Challenge The Dani J. Caile Quirky yet Sardonic Invitational 500 Words! 50 Elements! Take one element from Challenge 59 to Challenge 109, in order, and write a 500 word story. Deadline is Sunday, August 2, 2015 This is an open invitational. Any writer may submit.  Dani’s story may be seen here. Submissions will … Read more

Weekend Quickie #106 Sunday Edition

A song to the tune of the Alphabet song must be written with the following concepts below: Monkey Wrench Dog Show A Vibrating Toy and A Skunk (Alphabet Song — word count)

The Iron Writer Challenge #109 – 2015 Spring Open Finals

The Iron Writer Challenge #109 2015 Spring Equinox Open Final Round  Preliminary Round Champions Mamie Pound,  Brett Paul, Daniel J. Sanz, Dani J. Caile The Authors: Dani J. Caile, Daniel J. Sanz, Mamie Pound, Brett Paul  The Elements: Venice Astigmatism Magma A Solid Plutonium Halberd Last Call Daniel J. Sanz Dante hugged the railing, wrestling his breath after the sensation … Read more

Weekend Quickie #102 (Sunday Edition)

A Transvestite Cab Driver A Catholic Prostitute Three Pennies and a Gondola 250 Words (No hate bashing-elements are meant for story use only)  

2015 Spring Equinox Open – Preliminary Round, The Jack Kerouac Bracket

The Iron Writer 2015 Spring Equinox Open Preliminary Round The Jack Kerouac Bracket   The Authors: A. Francis Raymond Dani J. Caile Richard Russell Maureen Larter The Elements: Artemis A Dilettante Jello Wrestling A Moon Rock How the Mighty Dani J. Caile Zeus, her father, was at his easel trying to capture the right shade … Read more

The Weekday Quickie! #5

For this Weekday Quickie, please do the following: Write a speech for the most eligible bachelor in your town. He will be be accepting an award and a Key to the City for his eligibility. (I know, ridiculous) You must include the following: Earwax Insomnia Yeast Infection and Zoot Suit