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

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 #140

The Iron Writer Challenge #140 500 Words, 5 Days, 4 Elements The Authors: Richard Russell, Dani J. Caile The Elements: A Santa Claus/Alien traffic accident How? Why? A Christmas Present De’tante  Richard Russell Orbiting earth in their cloaked mother ship, the Gnubicks’ mission was to monitor the development of human technology. Captain Quaffon paced as he … Read more

The Iron Writer Challenge #139

  The Iron Writer Challenge #139 500 Words, 5 Days, 4 Elements The Authors: Brett Paul, Richard Russell The Elements: Suzy Snowflake A delusional spouse/partner A Dance party Bad cats  The Dance Brett A. Paul “I’m going out!” he called. Robert was wearing his blue pinstripe suit, red tie, and fedora. He stepped outside into the … Read more

The Iron Writer Challenge #136

The Iron Writer Challenge #136 500 Words, 5 Days, 4 Elements The Authors: Megan Cypress, Dwight Wade, Richard Russell, Mason Grant, Bobby Salomons Genre: Sci-Fi The Elements: Puzzle Cake A hillbilly who likes to make up words. A paper cut on a part of a body other than a finger/thumb. A child doing a handstand The … Read more

The Iron Writer Challenge #134

The Iron Writer Challenge #134 500 Words, 5 Days, 4 Elements The Authors: Danielle Lee Zwissler, Richard Russell, Megan Cypress, Jason T. Carter Genre: Sci-Fi The Elements: Wombats Evidence of murder found in the junkyard First line must be: “Can you help me move this heavy object?” Rashomon Effect Patient O Danielle Lee Zwissler “Can you … Read more

The Iron Writer Challenge #133

The Iron Writer Challenge #133 500 Words, 5 Days, 4 Elements The Authors: Steven L. Bergeron, Richard Russell, Vance Rowe, A. Francis Raymond, Amy Neil Genre: Sci-Fi The Elements: A cabbage field An empty bird feeder A lesson to be learned A letter, from a lottery winner, responding to a request for a huge amount of … 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

The Iron Writer Challenge #128

The Iron Writer Challenge #128 The Vance Rowe Challenge 500 Words, 5 Days, 4 Elements The Authors: Richard Russell, Kyle Reynolds, Suzie Gallagher, Dani J. Caile The Elements: Kermit drinking tea Bacon A football A cigar The Flooding of  Killdeargh Suzie Gallagher Mamie met Emmanuel on the bridge. “Mamie.” “Mr. Cronin, Emmanuel.” The both turned to … Read more

The Iron Writer Challenge, 1st Annual Dani J. Caile Invitational

The Iron Writer Challenge 1st Annual Dani J. Caile Invitational The challenge is to chose one element from challenge 59-109, sans challenges 60,64 and use those elements in order to write a 500 word story. Below are three submissions. Add yours in the comments. The Elements: (remember, only one element from each challenge and the story … Read more

The Iron Writer Challenge #121

The Iron Writer Challenge #121 The Alis Van Doorn Challenge 500 Words, 5 Days, 4 Elements The Authors: Moira McArthur, Richard Russell, Christopher A. Liccardi, Steven L. Bergeron, Mamie Pound The Elements: A moss draped  cemetery. A hidden leather satchel, containing $10K cash (or pounds, forint, yen, etc). A peculiar looking priest. A foul mouthed parrot … Read more

The Iron Writer Challenge 2015 Summer Solstice Preliminary Round, Eric Carle Bracket

The Iron Writer Challenge #118 2015 Summer Solstice Preliminary Round 500 Words, 5 Days, 4 Elements Eric Carle Bracket The Authors: Jaclyn Wilson, Richard Russell, Danielle Lee Zwissler, Daniel J. Sanz The Elements: A time clock Ice cream A Parachute Told from POV of an alien on the planet Nibiru, as the Nibiru enters our solar system.  Nibiru technology is … Read more

The Iron Writer Challenge #118 – 2015 Summer Solstice Preliminary Round

The Iron Writer Challenge #118 500 Words, 5 Days, 4 Elements  Challenge #117 Bello Oluwadamilare The Brackets: P. D. Eastman The Authors: Alis Van Doorn, Tina Biscuit, E. Chris Garrison, Mathew W. Weaver Eric Carle The Authors: Jaclyn Wilson, Richard Russell, Danielle Lee Zwissler, Daniel J. Sanz H. A. Rey The Authors: Matthew Barron, Tony Jaeger,  Kara Kahnke, Dwight Wade … Read more

The Iron Writer Challenge #115

The Iron Writer Challenge #115 The Jordan Bell Challenge 500 Words, 5 Days, 4 Elements  Challenge #114  Alis Van Doorn The Authors: Danielle Lee Zwissler, Richard Russell, Mathew W. Weaver The Elements:  Theme Song to Paladin A Demonically possessed jar of Nutella The Active Act of Mutiny An Event Horizon Have Gun will Travel Danielle Lee Zwissler … Read more

The Iron Writer Challenge #114

The Iron Writer Challenge #114 The Jordan Bell Challenge 500 Words, 5 Days, 4 Elements  Challenge #113 2015 Annual Champion Mathew W. Weaver The Authors: Vance Rowe, Jaclyn Wilson, Alis Van Doorn, Richard Russell The Elements: 2015 Miss Gypsy Universe Pageant A pick pocket contest Finger Cymbals A red nose BELTANE Jaclyn Wilson Ailsa awoke with the first … Read more

The Iron Writer Challenge #110

The Iron Writer Challenge #110 500 Words, 5 Days, 4 Elements  Challenge #109 Champion 2015 Spring Equinox Finals Brett Paul The Authors: Richard Russell, Matthew Barron, James Farner, Vance Rowe The Elements: A cactus couch A new born baby A judge’s gavel A bull Mastodon Bang the Gavel James Farner Lawrence smashed his judge’s gavel down … 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

Weekend Quickie #94

You are Darth Vader, and you are writing a rap about Han Solo and Princess Leia. Must includeWookie nookie Mr. Sulu Anakin 200 Words

The “Weekday” Quickie #3

Today’s ‘surprise’ quickie is simple… You need to write a letter to your grandmother, the one you like, (And if you don’t have a favorite, pretend she is:) This is fiction, after all.) You must use the words: Hump Day All About that Bass (The Song) Vitamins and Jelly Beans 200 words