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

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

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 more

The Iron Writer Challenge #177, 2016 Autumn Equinox Challenge Championship Preliminary Round, Richard North Patterson Bracket

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 Blaiklock, Alis Van Doorn Deserted Life with Stars Mamie Pound The … Read more

The Iron Writer Challenge Grudge Match #16, Poetry

Iron Writer Challenge Grudge Match #16 Mann gegen Mann Poesie The Authors: Her Ladyship, Mamie Pound vs. His Eminence Matt Henderson The Elements: Perihelion, Fault Line, Sky, Time Ghost Forest, Oregon silver-trunked monoliths slouch, salt water at their feet our ears, deaf to their words but the dogs will hear, that first minute we will … Read more

Iron Poet #11

  Iron Poet #11 Style / Meter: Haiku Theme / Keyword: Back to school Johnna Murphy School bus doors woosh shut I pour myself a coffee Morning peace returns   Mary Fletcher No more sleeping in. The bus winds down busy streets. New notebooks for all!   Matt Henderson endless summer fades– pretty girl in … Read more

The Iron Writer Challenge #164 – 2016 Spring Equinox Open Finals

The Iron Writer Challenge #164 2016 Spring Solstice Open, Final Round 500 Words, 5 Days, 4 Elements Authors: Mamie Willoughby Pound, Richard Russell, C. S. E. Greenberg, Tina Biscuit The Elements: Around the Campfire The Blue Star Kachina Fossilized remains of a three-legged fruitbat Main character grandparent was executed It’s the End of Our World … As We Know It … Read more

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

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 The Elements: A Sky balloon festival Trash talk Hot Dogs A Bow and a single arrow Hearts and Arrows Mamie Pound “I got a bad feeling … 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

Iron Poet #4

Iron Poet #4 Meter / Style: Sonnet [Shakespearean] Theme / keyword: twilight (clarification: NOT THE BOOK / MOVIE SERIES, BELLA) The word “twilight” itself does not have to be used. Any form of the word, synonyms, concepts, etc. may be used. The Iron Poet allows even thematic reference as opposed to the use of the … Read more

The Iron Poet #3

Iron Poet #3 Up til now Iron Poet has attempted to be lighthearted. Iron Poet noticed some poets took the serious road anyway. So, in a nod to thems that want to, this weeks Iron Poet is as follows: Meter / Style: Free verse Theme / keyword: beast Stanzas / Lines: no more than 14 … Read more

The Iron Writer Challenge #156 – 2016 Spring Open Challenge #4

The Iron Writer Challenge #156 2016 Spring Open Challenge #4 500 Words, 5 Days, 4 Elements The Authors: Keith Badowski, Brian Rogers, D. Lee Cox, Mamie Pound, Suzann Smith  The Elements: Flower (see image) Breadcrumbs Car Tyres Pregnancy   The Honeymoon Paradox Keith Badowski By the dome light, I picked breadcrumbs from Shelia’s hair. Earlier we’d dashed through an eco-friendly … Read more

The Iron Writer Challenge #146

The Iron Writer Challenge #146 2016 Winter Solstice Challenge #4 500 Words, 5 Days, 4 Elements The Authors: Geoff Gore, Mamie Willoughby Pound, Daniel J. Sanz, Dwight Wade, Wende Walker Whitus The Elements: Dendrocnide Moroides A prenuptial agreement Watch Fob Skinny Jeans Taking a Ride Dwight Wade Screams filled the back of the ambulance. A young man, barely more than … Read more

The Iron Writer Challenge #143

The Iron Writer Challenge #143 2016 Winter Solstice Challenge #1 500 Words, 5 Days, 4 Elements The Authors:  Nina Kimkam, Mamie Pound, Steven L Bergeron, Zac Moran, C Rose Lange The Elements: The Australian rock icons AC/DC A ghost town Facebook A rattlesnake – dead or alive or just the skin Search for Survival Nina Kimkam Atieno had just … 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, Joyce Carol Oates Bracket

The Iron Writer Challenge #141 2016 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 The Elements: The Isolator Something arrogate. A ball of yarn An appointment to be abducted by aliens that you are anxiously waiting for. Boldly Go Mamie … Read more

The Iron Writer Challenge #135

The Iron Writer Challenge #135 500 Words, 5 Days, 4 Elements The Authors: Mamie Pound, Vance Rowe, Cassie Ray Clark Genre: Sci-Fi The Elements: Stopette (see video above) Dudley Do Right RCMP A nagging spouse A sick pet The Wish Cassie Ray Clark She cringed as she heard him walk in the door. Walking into the … Read more

The Iron Writer Challenge #132

The Iron Writer Challenge #132 500 Words, 5 Days, 4 Elements The Authors: Mathew W. Weaver, Mamie Pound, Christopher A. Liccardi, Maureen Larter, Jason T. Carter Genre: Sci-Fi The Elements: An old, rusty, mysterious truck Ding Dong Ditch (begins at 40 second mark in the video) Story about a town called Gone, no one know where … 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, Doug Adams Bracket

The Iron Writer Challenge #129 The 2015 Autumn Equinox Challenge 500 Words, 5 Days, 4 Elements The Doug Adams Bracket The Authors: Richard Russell, Geoff Gore, Megan Cypress, Mamie Pound 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 A Long, Low … 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