The Iron Writer Challenge #208 – 2017 Autumn Equinox Challenge #3

The Iron Writer Challenge #208 2017 Autumn Equinox Challenge #3 500 Words, 5 Days, 4 Elements The Authors: Author’s name will be posted when the voting is finished next Thursday The Elements: Asian men reading the newspaper Insegrevious A magic hat that can do only one trick. A giant topiary Don’t Judge a Book by … Read more

The Iron Writer Challenge #204 – 2017 Summer Solstice Challenge Tournament Preliminary Round

The Iron Writer Challenge #204 2017 Summer Solstice Challenge Tournament Preliminary Round 500 Words, 5 Days, 4 Elements The Authors: (Authors names will be posted to their stories next Thursday, after the voting is concluded.) The Elements: An Osiria Rose A photo album A novel (real or fictional) A talking piano Play It Again Dani … Read more

The Iron Writer Challenge #202 –  2017 Summer Solstice Challenge #8

The Iron Writer Challenge #202 2017 Summer Solstice Challenge #8  500 Words, 5 Days, 4 Elements The Authors: (Authors names will be posted to their stories next Thursday, after the voting is concluded.) The Elements: A sunrise A revelation A fairy tale Will you make me so happy for the rest of my life?  Sunshine … Read more

The Iron Writer Challenge #194 -2017 Spring Equinox Tournament Final Round

  The Iron Writer Challenge #194 2017 Spring Equinox Tournament Final Round 500 Words, 5 Days, 4 Elements The Authors: (Authors will be revealed next Thursday.) The Elements: Smokestacks at night An unknown assailant  A maze  A chamber pot overflowing with radioactive candy bars from a parallel universe Dreams of a Parallel Universe Michael Cottle Smoke stacks … Read more

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 #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 Iron Writer Challenge #178 – 2016 Autumn Equinox Championship

The Iron Writer Challenge #178 2016 Summer Solstice Challenge Championship Preliminary Round 500 Words, 5 Days, 4 Elements The Authors: Tina Biscuit, Ong Sze Teng, Michael Cottle, Mamie Pound  The Elements: An old family recipe A trough An electric fence Banty chickens Not the Crumbs Ong Sze Teng The fine red head rose sleepily, confusion crossing his … 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 #176, 2016 Summer Open Challenge #13

The Iron Writer Challenge #176 2016 Summer Open Challenge #13 500 Words, 5 Days, 4 Elements   Authors: Malissa Greenwood, Michael Cottle, Charles Wesley Choc, Alis Van Doorn  The Elements: The Thumb Twiddler Machine Frustration Moss The sound of drums in the distance Thumbs Up Charles Wesley Choc The bicycle-riding generator worked; but, thirty minutes of pedaling captured only ten … 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, 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

The Iron Writer Challenge #157 – 2016 Spring Open Challenge #4

The Iron Writer Challenge #157 2016 Spring Open Challenge #5 500 Words, 5 Days, 4 Elements The Authors:  Zac Moran, Jennie Richmond, Mikaela Prestowitz, Michael Cottle  The Elements: Tobor A Frying Pan with a flaking nonstick finish Roller Derby Peanut Buter sticking in the mouth The Museum of Recent History Mikaela Prestowitz Her sister’s roller derby skates were … Read more