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 #177, 2016 Autumn Equinox Challenge Championship Preliminary Round, Nancy Taylor Rosenberg Bracket

The Iron Writer Challenge #177 2016 Autumn Equinox Challenge Championship Preliminary Round Nancy Taylor Rosenberg Bracket 500 Words, 5 Days, 4 Elements  The Elements: A kid playing a banjo to a dog Bullying  A limit A life in danger Nancy Taylor Rosenberg Bracket Maureen Larter, Michael Cottle, Bobby Salomons, Dani J. Caile The Double Act Dani … Read more

The Iron Writer Challenge #175, 2016 Summer Open Challenge #12

The Iron Writer Challenge #175 2016 Summer Open Challenge #12 500 Words, 5 Days, 4 Elements   Authors: Tina Biscuit, Maureen Larter, Steven L. Bergeron, Roger Campbell The Elements: A clown, numbers, A barn, Rabbit Stew Fired Tina Biscuit ‘I’m funny how? I mean funny, like I’m a clown? I amuse you?’ ‘Well, yeah’, Connie agreed, ‘but … Read more

The Iron Writer Challenge #163 – 2016 Summer Solstice Open Challenge #1

The Iron Writer Challenge #163 2016 Spring Solstice Open, Preliminary Round 500 Words, 5 Days, 4 Elements The Authors:  Malissa Greenwood, Vance Rowe, Maureen Larter, Megan Cypress, Steven L. Bergeron The Elements: An old phone booth A golf club (must be specific regarding which club)) A photograph Told from POV of someone who believes they do … 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 #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 #150

The Iron Writer Challenge #150 2016 Winter Equinox #8 500 Words, 5 Days, 4 Elements The Authors: Mathew W. Weaver, Maureen Larter, D. Lee Cox, Alis Van Doorn, Peter Lusher The Elements: Barrow Tombs A Witch or Warlock Drunkenness A Photographer Be Careful What You Summon Mathew W. Weaver They gathered at the graveyard, well chilled and of varied … 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 #131

The Iron Writer Challenge #131 500 Words, 5 Days, 4 Elements The Authors: Dwight Wade, Alis Van Doorn, Maureen Larter, Ericka Kahler The Elements: Genre: Sci-Fi A princess A dragon A ninja A Bumblebee The Last Avatars Ericka Kahler The last avatars gathered in PRINCESS’s digital garden. PRINCESS wore her full royal regalia. St3lthn1nja hadn’t bothered changing his appearance while DragonKin added a yellow … Read more

The Iron Writer Challenge #124

The Iron Writer Challenge #124 The E. Chris Garrison Challenge 500 Words, 5 Days, 4 Elements The Authors: Vance Rowe, Maureen Larter, Danielle Lee Zwissler, Tina Biscuit The Elements: Grandfather Paradox A Selfie A deck of Tarot Cards A Mistaken Identity   Ye Olde Fair Maureen Larter “Dammit, Tracy” Jason grumbled. “I wish someone would go … Read more

The Iron Writer Challenge #111

The Iron Writer Challenge #111 500 Words, 5 Days, 4 Elements  Challenge #110 Champion TBD The Authors: Mathew W. Weaver, Maureen Larter, Dwight Wade The Elements: Amazing Wate-On The Bastille Mason Bees All characters are Monopoly tokens Rolling a Double Mathew W. Weaver “Talk to me,” “They’re inside, Sir. Two hours,” Boot replied, “These are their … Read more

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

Challenge 106

 The Iron Writer Challenge 106 500 Words, 5 Days, 4 Elements  Challenge 105 Champion TBD The Authors: Tina Biscuit, Vance Rowe, Maureen Larter The Judges: Dani J Caile, Steven L. Bergeron, Christopher Liccardi, Tony Jaeger The Elements: Young Woman with a Book If I were God A terra cotta soldier from China The last line must … 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

Weekend Quickie #72 (Sunday Edition)

You just found out that you won 1 million dollars. Amputated ear James Franco Ballet Shoes 100 word Max!

Challenge 91

The Iron Writer Challenge 91 The Steven L. Bergeron Challenge 500 Words, 5 Days, 4 Elements The Authors: Kara Kahnke, Dabnee Brown, Cassie Ray Clark, Jason T. Carter, Mamie Pound The Judges: Steven L Bergeron, A Francis Raymond, DL Zwissler, Maureen Larter The Elements: Carnegie Hall Prostate Cancer Facial Hair Barbershop Quartet My Beautiful Doll Cassie Ray Clark “Mr. Arbor, are you … Read more

Weekend Quickie #54

Genre: Horror Time: 5 minutes (Set your timer!) Start with: He liked to eat their skin first… End with: He sat with a smile on his face and his belly full.   example: He liked to eat their skin first because it was the crunchiest. He hadn’t had a Bob in a while, usually it … Read more

The Iron Writer Challenge, Grudge Match #11 – Monday, September 22, 2014

Grudge Match #11 Monday, September 22, 2014 Mathew W. Weaver & Mamie Pound vs Dani J Caile & Jordan Bell Judges: Christopher A Liccardi B Y Rogers Maureen Larter Tiffany Brown Danielle Zwissler Alis Van Doorn Rules: 1 element from each writer 1 story from each team 250 words from each writer with discussion and … Read more

The Iron Writer Challenge 77 – Grudge Match # 9

The Iron Writer Challenge 77 Grudge Match #9 The Authors: Jordan Bell and E. Chris Garrison vs. Mathew W. Weaver and Maureen Larter The Elements: A Suit of Armor A Pitcher’s Mound Gluten Free Locke’s Socks Fragile Allie E. Chris Garrison Allie stood on the mound. He could feel all the eyes in the Little League … Read more

The Iron Writer Challenge #66 – 2014 Summer Solstice Challenge #2

The Iron Writer Challenge #66 2014 Summer Solstice Challenge #2 Four Authors! Four Elements! Four Days! 500 Words! The Authors:  K. A. DaVur, Neal Sayatovich, Jacob Rowe, Maureen Larter The Elements: A nighttime fire breather A lace shawl Duct tape A revolving door Lakeside Service Jacob Rowe “It’s chilly out tonight.” Alex pulled her shawl close to her, … Read more

The Iron Writer Challenge #61- 2014 Iron Writer Spring Equinox Challenge #11

The Iron Writer Challenge #61 2014 Iron Writer Spring Equinox Challenge #11 Four Authors! Four Elements! Four Days! 500 Words! The Authors: Mamie Pound, Maureen Larter, Steve Bergeron, Violet Patterson The Elements: The Curse of the Hope Diamond A deflated beach ball A Hyena A holiday in the country you have never visited The Legend of the Were-Hyena … Read more

The Iron Writer Challenge #59 – 2014 Iron Writer Spring Equinox Challenge #9

The Iron Writer Challenge #59 2014 Iron Writer Spring Equinox Challenge #9 Four Authors! Four Elements! Four Days! 500 Words! The Authors: Lindsey Cooperider, Eric Garrison, Maureen Larter, Yeshasvi Mahadev The Elements: Ensign Chekov A Scrapbooking Convention Airport Security A Watermelon Nuclear Wessels E. Chris Garrison “Tenk you wery much, ma’am,” said Walter, as he … Read more

The Iron Writer Challenge #51 – 2014 Iron Writer Spring Equinox Challenge #1

The Iron Writer Challenge #51 2014 Iron Writer Spring Equinox Challenge #1  Four Authors! Four Elements! Four Days! 500 Words! The Authors:  Laura Roberts, Maureen Larter, Steve Bergeron The Elements: A Bug Zapper Cranberries A Child’s Wagon A faded Dragon Slayer Manual The Dungeon Master Laura Roberts “Who’s your daddy?” Mistress Dementia demanded, hovering over the man … Read more

The Iron Writer Challenge #17 – 2013 Iron Writer Summer Solstice Challenge #17

The Iron Writer Challenge #17 2013 Iron Writer Summer Solstice Challenge #17 500 Words, 5 Days, 4 Elements The Authors: Hannelore Moore, Kate Jonuska, M S Lemay, Maureen Larter The Elements: A Town Hall A Grizzly Bear A Root Canal Almonds Lava Rock Hannelore Moore Henry and Ed used to hang out all the time, hiking for hours to … Read more

The Iron Writer Challenge #9 – 2013 Iron Writer Summer Solstice Challenge #9

The Iron Writer Challenge #9 2013 Iron Writer Summer Solstice Challenge #9 500 Words, 5 Days, 4 Elements The Authors: Don Corcoran, Leanne Herrera, Kyle B Stiff, Maureen Larter The Elements: A pregnant camel A roller coaster A sunken ship A loom “Travel Around the World” The Ad Said Don Corcoran   The end of his cigarette flares, illuminating the … Read more