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

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 Iron Writer Challenge #173, 2016 Summer Open Challenge #10

The Iron Writer Challenge #173 2016 Summer Open Challenge #10 500 Words, 5 Days, 4 Elements   Authors: Michael Cottle, Sal Vage, M. D. Pitman, Sozos Theofrastos, Ward Mayfield The Elements: The image above A shoebox with childhood memorabilia Cascade Failure Last sentence must be a question A Meal of Cards and Ice Cream W. B. Mayfield “I think … Read more

The Iron Writer Challenge #162 – 2016 Spring Solstice Open, Preliminary Round, They’re Bracket

The Iron Writer Challenge #162 2016 Spring Solstice Open, Preliminary Round 500 Words, 5 Days, 4 Elements The Brackets/Authors: They’re Bracket D. Lee Cox, M. D. Pitman, Richard Russell, Emmy Gatrell The Elements: A Sky balloon festival Trash talk Hot Dogs A Bow and a single arrow The Invasion Emmy Gatrell As I cut the wheel … Read more

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 #153 – 2016 Spring Open Challenge #1

The Iron Writer Challenge #153 2016 Spring Open Challenge #1 500 Words, 5 Days, 4 Elements The Authors: Vance Rowe, M. D. Pitman, Zac Moran, G. L. Dearman The Elements: A Bride or Groom left alone at the altar An old, unused railroad water tower An old scar A broken ceramic bowl The Wedding M. D. Pitman … Read more

2015 Spring Equinox Open- Preliminary Round, The Allen Ginsberg Bracket

The Iron Writer Challenge #108 2015 Spring Equinox Open Preliminary Round The Allen Ginsberg Bracket   The Authors: Geoff Gore Brett Paul Tina Biscuit M.D. Pitman The Elements: Artemis A Dilettante Jello Wrestling A Moon Rock Artemis Returns Brett Paul Artemis made her way around the studio, taking care not to step on any of … Read more

Challenge 105 – A Tribute to Dr. Seuss

 The Iron Writer Challenge 105 500 Words, 5 Days, 4 Elements  Challenge 104 Champion Daniel J. Sanz The Authors: Dani J. Caile, M. D. Pitman, Johnna Murphy The Judges: Brett Paul, Daniel J. Sanz, Tiffany Brown, A. Francis Raymond The Elements: Written in Dr. Seuss Style Any Dr. Seuss Character Any machine from a Dr. Seuss book, not … Read more

Challenge 100

The Iron Writer Challenge 100 500 Words, 5 Days, 4 Elements  Challenge 99 Champion – A. Francis Raymond The Authors: Aaron Gord, Danielle Lee Zwissler, Dani J Caile, M.D. Pitman, Tina Biscuit The Judges: A. Francis Raymond, E. Chris Garrison, Mary Fletcher,  Jason T Carter The Elements:  The Above Image Anhydrous Ammonia White chocolate or dark chocolate? A Flagpole … Read more

Challenge 93

The Iron Writer Challenge 93 500 Words, 5 Days, 4 Elements The Authors: DL Zwissler, Brett Paul, Aaron Gord, M.D. Pitman The Judges: A Francis Raymond, Mathew W. Weaver, Maureen Larter, Tony Jaeger The Elements:   A Steampunk Tiger Soylent Beige Tap Dance Shoes Half a can of flat Dr. Pepper Ball-n-Chain Danielle Lee Zwissler Jack Woodard liked … Read more

The Thanksgiving Continuation Part 4

Happy Thanksgiving, Americans!  And to the rest of you, Happy day! Today’s 4th part is simple. All you need to do is do a flashback for one of your characters, but here’s the twist… in the flashback, you have to mention the Iron Writer, and one of the writers that participates in the group. Today’s … Read more

Challenge 87 – The Pitman/Caile Challenge

The Iron Writer Challenge 87 The Pitman/Caile Challenge 500 Words, 5 Days, 4 Elements The Authors: Glen Bahde, Bill Prins, April Morehouse, Lindsey Elaine Cooperider The Judges: M. D. Pitman, Dani J Caile, DL Zwissler, Emily Gatrell The Elements: Gloustershire annual cheese rolling competition Ping Pong A group of Old West cowboys sitting around a campfire An … Read more

2014 Autumn Equinox Open – Toni Morrison Bracket

Toni Morrison Bracket Elements: Misophonia Stockholm Syndrome Something found on a deceased body that would be an embarrassment to the family Told from the point of view of an interview of someone not yet born Authors: Toni Morrison Bracket: Danielle Zwissler, Kathy DiSanto, M.D. Pitman Oh, Baby! Kathy DiSanto “Oh! Ah. Okay, that hurt.” “What’s … Read more

Weekend Quickie #55 (Sunday Edition)

You just got pulled over by a cop for speeding. You are poor, and way too clever to get a ticket. Write down the scenario below with what you would say to get out of it… It is never too late to practice the art of B.S. No more than 300 Words No more than … Read more

The Iron Writer Challenge 81- Grudge Match #10

The Iron Writer Challenge 81 500 Words, 5 Days, 4 Elements Grudge Match #10 The Authors: Neal Sayatovich and Dani J. Caile vs. Laura Roberts and M. D. Pitman The Elements: A bear on a unicycle Homemade Fireworks All Characters are Household Objects Ninja Weaponry Please Vote!* The Poll is below. *as this is a grudge … Read more

Challenge 79

The Iron Writer Challenge 79 The Dellani Oakes Challenge The Authors: C. Bryan Brown Mamie Pound  M. D. Pitman Mathew W. Weaver Christopher A. Liccardi The Elements: Genetically Enhanced Garden Gnomes Camelot Halitosis Stratego  A Long Way from Gnome C. Bryan Brown Fry watched the last bomb explode and open a hole the size of a … Read more

James Patterson Bracket

2014 Summer Solstice Open The James Patterson Bracket The Authors: M. D. Pitman, Lisa Reynolds,  Jennifer Smythe Note: One author withdrew The Elements: The Avengers vs The Justice League of America A Minion The story must be told from the point of view of Death, the Grim Reaper A Traveling Chamber Pot Salesperson Resurrection M.D. … Read more

The Iron Writer Challenge #70 – 2014 Summer Solstice Challenge #5

The Iron Writer Challenge #70 2014 Summer Solstice Challenge #5 Four Authors! Four Elements! Four Days! 500 Words! The Authors: M. D. Pitman, Kathy DiSanto, Tom McCann, Lindsey Cooperider The Elements: Anthony E Pratt A Room A Weapon A Character   Ghost of a Chance Kathy DiSanto Here Lies Nancy Drew She died in the bathroom  Talk about lousy … Read more

The Iron Writer Challenge #63 – The Iron Writer Spring Equinox Open Preliminary Round H.P. Lovecraft Bracket

The Iron Writer Challenge #63 – The Iron Writer Spring Equinox Open Preliminary Round  H.P. Lovecraft Bracket Patricia Marshall Tannis Laidlaw M.D. Pitman Laura Roberts The Elements: A Bridge on the edge of a cliff A kitchen apron Fruit scented lotion Your favorite karaoke song Channeling Travel Pat Marshall I hate travelogues. You know what … Read more