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 – 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 #119 – The 2015 Summer Solstice Finals

The Iron Writer Challenge #119 The 2015 Summer Solstice Finals 500 Words, 5 Days, 4 Elements  Challenge #118 The 2015 Summer Solstice Preliminary Champions Kara Kahnke, Daniel J. Sanz, Mathew W. Weaver The Elements: A Hapi drum A strange, odd spirit takes you to the past and the future where you meet your successful self and … Read more

The Iron Writer Challenge 2015 Summer Solstice Preliminary Round, H. A. Rey Bracket

H. A. Rey The Authors: Matthew Barron, Tony Jaeger,  Kara Kahnke, Dwight Wade 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 no greater or worse than Earth’s. The Experiment Dwight Wade The bridge was cold.  Cold even for … 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 2015 Summer Solstice Preliminary Round, P.D. Eastman Bracket

The Iron Writer Challenge #118 2015 Summer Solstice Preliminary Round 500 Words, 5 Days, 4 Elements P. D. Eastman Bracket The Authors: Alis Van Doorn, Tina Biscuit, E. Chris Garrison, Mathew W. Weaver 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. … Read more

The Iron Writer Challenge #113 – 2015 Annual Championship Finals

The Iron Writer Challenge #113 2015 Annual Championship 500 Words, 5 Days, 4 Elements  Challenge #112 Champion TBD The Authors: Tiffany Brown, Brett Paul, Mathew W. Weaver The Elements: Three Stooges Happy Birthday Song A person born with red eyes A poison dart frog Pukwudgies Note: Authors names will be added after the judges have decided … Read more

2015 Spring Equinox Open- Preliminary Round, The Allen Ginsberg Bracket

The Iron Writer Challenge #108 2015 Spring Equinox Open Preliminary Round The Allen Ginsberg Bracket   The Authors: Geoff Gore Brett Paul Tina Biscuit M.D. Pitman The Elements: Artemis A Dilettante Jello Wrestling A Moon Rock Artemis Returns Brett Paul Artemis made her way around the studio, taking care not to step on any of … Read more

Challenge 108 – 2015 Spring Equinox Open – Preliminary Round, The Kurt Vonnegut Bracket

The Iron Writer Challenge 2015 Spring Equinox Open Preliminary Round The Kurt Vonnegut Bracket   The Authors: Steph Mineart E. Chris Garrison Johnna Murphy Vance Rowe Mamie Pound The Elements: Artemis A Dilettante Jello Wrestling A Moon Rock Tangerine, Tangerine Mamie Pound In the blue wash of fluorescent light, she changed out of jeans and … 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 96 – The 2014 Winter Solstice Open, The Jennifer Egan Bracket

Challenge 96 The Iron Writer 2014 Winter Solstice Open The Jennifer Egan Bracket   The Authors: Bill Prins Jason T. Carter D.L. Zwissler Alis Van Doorn The Elements: A grieving boy Growing up and growing old An imprisoning life An adventuresome journey Posh Bill Prins The nursing home called just before 5am, and we were … Read more

Challenge 96 – The 2014 Winter Solstice Open, The Donna Tartt Bracket

Challenge 96 The Iron Writer 2014 Winter Solstice Open The Donna Tartt Bracket   The Authors: Steven Bergeron Dani J. Caile Kara Kahnke E. Chris Garrison The Elements: A grieving boy Growing up and growing old An imprisoning life An adventuresome journey Labyrinthos De Christus Steven L Bergeron Whoever enters my tomb will live forever … Read more

Challenge 96 – The 2014 Winter Solstice Open, The Adam Johnson Bracket

Challenge 96 The Iron Writer 2014 Winter Solstice Open The Adam Johnson Bracket   The Authors: Glenn Edwards Brett Paul Dwight Wade Briege Havern Sarah Thomas The Elements: A grieving boy Growing up and growing old An imprisoning life An adventuresome journey   Breaking the Chains Sarah Thomas Calob sat on the stoop with his … Read more

Challenge 96 – The 2014 Winter Solstice Open, The Paul Harding Bracket

Challenge 96 The Iron Writer 2014 Winter Solstice Open The Paul Harding Bracket   The Authors: K.A. DaVur Aaron Gord Bobby Salomons Mary Fletcher The Elements: A grieving boy Growing up and growing old An imprisoning life An adventuresome journey Celeste Mary Fletcher The small boy put his arm around the shoulders of his dog … Read more

2014 Winter Soltice Open

The Iron Writer 2014 Winter Solstice Open Preliminary Round The Donna Tartt Bracket Donna Tartt: 2014 Pulitzer Prize winner in fiction with “The Goldfinch” The Adam Johnson Bracket Adam Johnson: 2013 Pulitzer Prize winner in fiction with “The Orphan Master’s Son” The Paul Harding Bracket Paul Harding: 2010 Pulitzer Prize winner in fiction with “Tinkers” … Read more

The Iron Writer Challenge 2015 Tournament

2015 Annual Champion – Mathew W. Weaver 2015 Annual Championship Finals   2015 Spring Equinox Champion – Brett Paul 2015 Spring Equinox Finals 2015 Spring Equinox Preliminary   2014 Winter Solstice Champion – K. A. DaVur 2014 Winter Solstice Finals 2014 Winter Solstice Preliminary   2014 Autumn Equinox Champion 2014 Autumn Equinox Finals 2014 Autumn Equinox Preliminary … Read more

The Iron Writer Challenge #22 – 2013 Summer Solstice Open Finals

The Iron Writer Challenge #22 500 Words, 5 Days, 4 Elements 2013 Summer Solstice Open Finals  The Authors:  Steve Harz, A Francis Raymond, M.D. Pitman, Tony Jaeger The Elements: An Incubus An 8 track tape (be specific) The Towers of Silence Coconut land crab from Nuie Island Kingsfoil Steve Harz You sing me morning dove lullabies on a Kingsfoil … Read more