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The Iron Writer Challenge #63 – The Iron Writer Spring Equinox Open Preliminary Round H.P. Lovecraft Bracket

The Iron Writer Challenge #63 – The Iron Writer Spring Equinox Open Preliminary Round  H.P. Lovecraft Bracket Patricia Marshall Tannis Laidlaw M.D. Pitman Laura Roberts The Elements: A Bridge on the edge of a cliff A kitchen apron Fruit scented lotion Your favorite karaoke song Channeling Travel Pat Marshall I hate travelogues. You know what … Read more

The Iron Writer Challenge #63 – The Iron Writer Spring Equinox Open Preliminary Round

The Iron Writer Challenge #63 The Iron Writer Spring Equinox Open Preliminary Round Four Authors! Four Elements! Four Days! 500 Words! The Authors: H. P Lovecraft Bracket Patricia Marshall Tannis Laidlaw M.D. Pitman Laura Roberts Anne Bronte Bracket Mamie Pound K.A. DaVur Eric Garrison Violet Patterson Mark Twain Bracket Danielle Lee Zwissler Wende Whitus Lindsey … Read more

The Iron Writer Challenge #58 – 2014 Iron Writer Spring Equinox Challenge #8

The Iron Writer Challenge #58 2014 Iron Writer Spring Equinox Challenge #8 Four Authors! Four Elements! Four Days! 500 Words! The Authors: Kaylee Hamelink, Laura Roberts, Mamie Pound, Tannis Laidlaw The Elements: The Rotarua Hot Pools The only lost book in the world A pearl brooch Floor wax Library Adventure Kaylee Hamelink As I walked … Read more

The Iron Writer Challenge #56 – 2014 Iron Writer Spring Equinox Challenge #6, Grudge Match #4

The Iron Writer Challenge #56 2014 Iron Writer Spring Equinox Challenge #6 Grudge Match #4 Four Authors! Four Elements! Four Days! 500 Words! The Great Tie Breaking Write Off Grudge Match #4 concluded in a tie. The original stories, along with the authors are below. The two grudgers, Jordan Bell and Tony Jaeger agreed to a … Read more

The Iron Writer Challenge #50 – 2013 Iron Writer Winter Solstice Finals

The Iron Writer Challenge #50 2013 Iron Writer Winter Solstice Finals Four Authors! Four Elements! Four Days! 500 Words! The Authors: Dani J Caile,  Jordan Bell,  Suzann Smith,  Tannis Laidlaw The Elements: The Golden Fleece A Mudskipper  James Bond Mini Spy Kit A Rhinestone Tiara Marital Strife Dani J Caile “Right! That’s it! I’ve had enough!” She popped the sucker dart … Read more

The Iron Writer Challenge #49 – 2013 Iron Writer Winter Solstice Preliminary Round, Jules Verne Bracket

The Iron Writer Challenge #49 2013 Iron Writer Winter Solstice Preliminary Round Sixteen Authors! Four Brackets Four Elements! Four Days! 500 Words! Jules Verne Bracket Matthew E. Morgan Angela Yuriko Smith Tannis Laidlaw Mac Bartine The Elements: A Judge A Liberal A Conservative A Victim Freedom is in the Eye of the Beholder Angela Yuriko Smith A liberal … Read more

The Iron Writer Challenge #49 – 2013 Iron Writer Winter Solstice Preliminary Round

The Iron Writer Challenge #49 2013 Iron Writer Winter Solstice Preliminary Round Sixteen Authors! Four Brackets Four Elements! Four Days! 500 Words! The Authors:  Emily Bronte Bracket Karen Huber Mamie Pound Suzann Smith Paul Arden Lidberg   Jules Verne Bracket Matthew E. Morgan Angela Yuriko Smith Tannis Laidlaw Mac Bartine   Edgar Allan Poe Bracket Amy Eye M.D. … Read more

The Iron Writer Challenge #45 – 2013 Iron Writer Winter Solstice Challenge #9

  The Iron Writer Challenge #45 2013 Iron Writer Winter Solstice Challenge #9 Grudge Match #2 The Grudgers: K. A. DaVur and  Suzann Smith vs. Thomas Lamkin Jr and Mac Bartine The Ground Rules for this Match: Each Grudger will write a 500 word story. Each Grudger has chosen an element and shared it with their partner. Each pair does not know the … Read more

The Iron Writer Challenge #37 – 2013 Iron Writer Winter Solstice Challenge #1

The Iron Writer Challenge #37 2013 Iron Writer Winter Solstice Challenge #1 Four Authors! Four Elements! Four Days! 500 Words! The Authors: Daniel Saunders, Linda Williams, Paul Arden Lidberg, Tannis Laidlaw The Elements: The Oracle of All Knowledge A Centaur A Megalomanic An Abandoned Outhouse   First Love Daniel Saunders “…and a centaur galloped into the clearing … Read more

The Iron Writer Challenge #21 – 2013 Summer Solstice Open Preliminary Round, Charlotte Bronte Bracket

  The Iron Writer Challenge #21 2013 Summer Solstice Open Preliminary Round, Charlotte Bronte Bracket The Authors: Tannis Laidlaw,  Steve Harz,  Kriss Morton, E. Chris Garrison The Elements: An Electric Flying Bicycle A doppelganger Atlantis An obscure Black and White Television Drama/Comedy Myths for Kids Tannis Laidlaw I’m Meredith Harris, a backstage researcher for “Myths for Kids”. Few … Read more

The Iron Writer Challenge #21 – 2013 Summer Solstice Open Preliminary Round, Charlotte Bronte Bracket

The Iron Writer Challenge #21 500 Words, 5 Days, 4 Elements 2013 Iron Writer Summer Solstice Open Preliminary Round Charlotte Bronte Bracket The Authors: Tannis Laidlaw, Steve Harz, Kriss Morton, E. Chris Garrison The Elements: An Electric Flying Bicycle A Doppelganger Atlantis An obscure Black & White Television Drama/Comedy Myths for Kids Tannis Laidlaw I’m Meredith … Read more

The Iron Writer Challenge #21 – 2013 Summer Solstice Open Preliminary Round

The Iron Writer Challenge #21 2013 Iron Writer Summer Solstice Open Preliminary Round 500 Words, 5 Days, 4 Elements Charlotte Bronte Bracket The Authors: Tannis Laidlaw, Steve Harz, Kriss Morton, Eric Garrison   F. Scott Fitzgerald Bracket The Authors: Robbie Thomas, B. R. Snow, M.D. Pitman, Dellani Oakes Joseph Conrad Bracket The Authors: Guy Anthony De Marco, Dani J Caile, A Francis Raymond, Genevieve Dewey … Read more

The Iron Writer Challenge #2 – 2013 Iron Writer Summer Solstice Challenge #2

The Iron Writer Challenge #2  2013 Iron Writer Summer Solstice Challenge #2 500 Words, 5 Days, 4 Elements The Authors: Kriss Morton, Jim Wright, Clive Eaton, Susan Hawthorne The Elements: Ruby Red Slippers A Tucker Turret A Russian Olive Tree A Mermaid The Therapist Clive Eaton The B-17 Flying Fortress was a sitting duck. Two engines were ablaze, and gunner … Read more

The Iron Writer Challenge #1 – 2013 Iron Writer Summer Solstice Challenge #1

The Iron Writer Challenge #1 2013 Iron Writer Summer Solstice Challenge #1 500 Words, 5 Days, 4 Elements The Authors: Michelle Browne, Robbie Thomas, Kirsten Pulioff, Tannis Laidlaw The Elements: An empty ATM A talking tree Toilet bowl cleaner A meteor Bob’s Day In Tacoma Michelle Browne They told us the meteor was going to pass by. It wasn’t … Read more