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 #205 – 2017 Summer Solstice Final

The Iron Writer Challenge #205 2017 Summer Solstice Final 500 Words, 5 Days, 4 Elements The Authors: Richard Russell, Jennifer Worrell, Dani J. Caile, Vance Rowe, Malissa Greenwood The Elements: Arwyn’s Song Time travel Stonehenge Suffering   Under the Sun Richard Russell “You’re Fired!” John screamed at his gardener.   Andre’s soft gentle eyes looked … 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 #195 – 2017 Summer Solstice Challenge #1

 The Iron Writer Challenge #195 2017 Summer Solstice Challenge #1 500 Words, 5 Days, 4 Elements The Authors: Authors names will be posted to their stories next Thursday, after the voting is concluded. The Elements: Lying Eyes – Eagles – anything from this song. Snow drifts Silk striped pajamas An entitled victim Every Form of … 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

Iron Writer Challenge #192

 The Iron Writer Challenge #192 2017 Spring Equinox Challenge #13 500 Words, 5 Days, 4 Elements The Authors: Richard Russell, Elaine Johnson, Josh Flores, Emma Crowley The Elements: Any verse from the song Nightmoves, by Bob Seger, or scene in the video. The Moon King A pair of well-worn cowboy boots A friendship that breaks … Read more

The Iron Writer Challenge #174 – 2016 Summer Open Challenge #11

The Iron Writer Challenge #174 2016 Summer Open Challenge #11 500 Words, 5 Days, 4 Elements   Authors: Richard Russell, Harry Craft, Geoff Gore, Vance Rowe, Bobby Salomons  The Elements: An abandon mine Gold teeth from a dead person Whistling Main character is being pursued Untitled Vance Rowe “Are they still behind us?” Charlie Gable asked his brother, as the turned … Read more

The Iron Writer Challenge #169, 2016 Summer Open Challenge #6

The Iron Writer Challenge #169  2016 Summer Open Challenge #6 The Paul Arden Lidberg Challenge 500 Words, 5 Days, 4 Elements   Authors: Richard Russell, Steven Harz, Bobby Salomons, Alex Grabovski, Malissa Greenwood The Elements: A stapler A program for the 1939 World Series Mao’s personal copy of his Little Red Book Sonja Henie The Staple 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, 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 #154 – 2016 Spring Open Challenge #2

The Iron Writer Challenge #154 2016 Spring Open Challenge #2 500 Words, 5 Days, 4 Elements The Authors: D. Lee Cox, Richard Russell, Matthew Barron, Steven L. Bergeron  The Elements: A truthful funeral attendee Poisoned toilet paper A specific M&M color bearing a private meaning Leg warmers Who Knew? Richard Russell Sister Mary finished singing “In the … Read more

The Iron Writer Challenge #151 – 2016 Winter Equinox Preliminary Round, Citizen Kane Bracket

The Iron Writer Challenge #151 2016 Winter Equinox Preliminary Round Citizen Kane Bracket 500 Words, 5 Days, 4 Elements The Elements: An April Fools Joke Energy drinks Yellow highlighter The basement The Authors: Richard Russell Dwight Wade Zac Moran Vance Rowe Steven L. Bergeron Just Foolin’   Richard Russell  Holding the monoscope to his eye, Billy complained, … Read more

The Iron Writer Challenge #147

The Iron Writer Challenge #147 2016 Winter Solstice Challenge #5 500 Words, 5 Days, 4 Elements The Authors: Richard Russell, D Lee Cox, Tina Biscuit, Ellen Attar, Laura Roberts The Elements: A Dance Hall The first line of any song The sound of the ocean in a Sea Shell A Bet It’s Not Dark Yet Ellen … Read more

The Iron Writer Challenge #144

The Iron Writer Challenge #144 2016 Winter Solstice Challenge #2 500 Words, 5 Days, 4 Elements The Authors: Richard Russell, Zac Moran, C Rose Lange The Elements: Sego Lilies A Leprechaun A Roll of Paper Towels Any (or all) of the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse The Beginning of the End Richard Russell         … 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