The Iron Writer Challenge #209 – 2017 Autumn Equinox Challenge #4, Name That Iron Challenge #1

The Iron Writer Challenge #209 2017 Autumn Equinox Challenge #4 Name That Iron Challenge #1 500 Words, 5 Days, 4 Elements The Authors: Author’s name will be posted when the voting is finished next Thursday The Elements: A young boy sitting on a woman’s lap A lyric from the song The Rain, the Park and … Read more

The Iron Writer Challenge #207 – 2017 Autumn Equinox Challenge #2

The Iron Writer Challenge #207 2017 Autumn Equinox Challenge #2 500 Words, 5 Days, 4 Elements The Authors: Vance Rowe, Steven L. Bergeron, Amy Huntley, Dani J. Caile, Nerisha Kemraj The Elements: Hurt by Johnny Cash (Whatever you take from the lyrics) Bells, Bells and more Bells A Haunted Church A Candle Temporary Euphoria Vance … 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 #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 #199 – 2017 Summer Solstice Challenge #5

The Iron Writer Challenge #199  2017 Summer Solstice Challenge #5 500 Words, 5 Days, 4 Elements The Authors: Vance Rowe, Elaine Johnson, Emma Crowley and Bethany Totten, Bertram  Allan Mullin (Authors names will be posted to their stories next Thursday, after the voting is concluded.) The Elements: Gov’t processed cheese. Coffee Grounds Ice cream Wealth Think It … 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

The Iron Writer Challenge #188 2017 Spring Equinox Challenge #9

The Iron Writer Challenge #188 2017 Spring Equinox Challenge #9 500 Words, 5 Days, 4 Elements The Authors: Vance Rowe, Elaine Johnson, Emma Crowley, Zac Moran, Sozos Theofrastos, David Jobe  The Elements: ‘And the people bowed and prayed, to the neon god they made.’ The setting is you are at a last place where you … Read more

The Iron Writer Challenge #182 – 2017 Spring Equinox Challenge #3

The Iron Writer Challenge #182 2017 Spring Equinox Challenge #3 500 Words, 5 Days, 4 Elements The Authors: E. Chris Garrison, Bobby Salomons, M. D. Pitman, Vance Rowe, Josh Flores The Elements: A lying national media cable TV anchorman (real or fictional) Global warming A crystal ball A small snowblower Doing Something About the Weather … Read more

The Iron Writer Challenge #177, 2016 Autumn Equinox Challenge Championship Preliminary Round, Arthur Train Bracket

The Iron Writer Challenge #177 2016 Autumn Equinox Challenge Championship Preliminary Round Arthur Train Bracket 500 Words, 5 Days, 4 Elements  The Elements: A kid playing a banjo to a dog Bullying  A limit A life in danger The Brackets: Arthur Train Bracket Tina Biscuit, Vance Rowe, Malissa Greenwood, Jacob Stalvey O’Neil Bonzo Dog Doo-Dah Banjo … 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 #167 – 2016 Summer Open #4

  The Iron Writer Challenge #167 2016 Summer Open Challenge #4 500 Words, 5 Days, 4 Elements   Authors: SzeTeng Ong, Geoff Gore, Vance Rowe The Elements: A Clown Numbers A Barn Rabbit Stew Hear Their Roar SzeTeng Ong The only sound lingering in his ears was the echo of the lions’ roar, the low feral sound undeterred … Read more

The Iron Writer Challenge #163 – 2016 Summer Solstice Open Challenge #1

The Iron Writer Challenge #163 2016 Spring Solstice Open, Preliminary Round 500 Words, 5 Days, 4 Elements The Authors:  Malissa Greenwood, Vance Rowe, Maureen Larter, Megan Cypress, Steven L. Bergeron The Elements: An old phone booth A golf club (must be specific regarding which club)) A photograph Told from POV of someone who believes they do … Read more

The Iron Writer Challenge #162 – 2016 Spring Solstice Open, Preliminary Round, This Bracket

The Iron Writer Challenge #162 2016 Spring Solstice Open, Preliminary Round 500 Words, 5 Days, 4 Elements The Brackets/Authors:  This Bracket Tina Biscuit, Vance Rowe, Dani J. Caile, Malissa Greenwood The Elements: A Sky balloon festival Trash talk Hot Dogs A Bow and a single arrow Hot Dogs and Hatred Malissa Greenwood Eric balanced a plate … 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

Iron Poet #4

Iron Poet #4 Meter / Style: Sonnet [Shakespearean] Theme / keyword: twilight (clarification: NOT THE BOOK / MOVIE SERIES, BELLA) The word “twilight” itself does not have to be used. Any form of the word, synonyms, concepts, etc. may be used. The Iron Poet allows even thematic reference as opposed to the use of the … Read more

The Iron Writer Challenge #153 – 2016 Spring Open Challenge #1

The Iron Writer Challenge #153 2016 Spring Open Challenge #1 500 Words, 5 Days, 4 Elements The Authors: Vance Rowe, M. D. Pitman, Zac Moran, G. L. Dearman The Elements: A Bride or Groom left alone at the altar An old, unused railroad water tower An old scar A broken ceramic bowl The Wedding M. D. Pitman … 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 #148

The Iron Writer Challenge #148 2016 Winter Solstice Challenge #6 500 Words, 5 Days, 4 Elements The Authors: Vance Rowe, Eric Dontigney, Harry Craft, Christopher Johnston, Richard Francis The Elements: Lunch at the Crypt in London A roll of undeveloped film from the 1940’s A crossbow A body pillow Lunch Christopher Johnston “You know, I always … Read more

The Iron Writer Challenge #145

The Iron Writer Challenge #145 2016 Winter Solstice Challenge #3 500 Words, 5 Days, 4 Elements The Authors: Marques Ware, Bernice Agyekwena, Dani J Caile, Vance Rowe The Elements: A drinking clown Odd coinage from any nation in the world Sea Monkeys X-ray glasses The Food of the Gods Bernice Agyekwena The storm had come on … Read more

The Iron Writer Challenge #135

The Iron Writer Challenge #135 500 Words, 5 Days, 4 Elements The Authors: Mamie Pound, Vance Rowe, Cassie Ray Clark Genre: Sci-Fi The Elements: Stopette (see video above) Dudley Do Right RCMP A nagging spouse A sick pet The Wish Cassie Ray Clark She cringed as she heard him walk in the door. Walking into the … 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 #126

The Iron Writer Challenge #126 500 Words, 5 Days, 4 Elements The Authors: Vance Rowe, Annie Jensen, Mac Bartine, Bill Prins The Elements: The Eiffel Tower A Prison Cafeteria Picante Sauce The last sentence must be: “Clear!” Imprisoned Annie Jensen “Really? Picante sauce and mayonnaise? That’s disgusting.” “No, sis it’s prison gourmet. You should have seen … Read more

The Iron Writer Challenge #124

The Iron Writer Challenge #124 The E. Chris Garrison Challenge 500 Words, 5 Days, 4 Elements The Authors: Vance Rowe, Maureen Larter, Danielle Lee Zwissler, Tina Biscuit The Elements: Grandfather Paradox A Selfie A deck of Tarot Cards A Mistaken Identity   Ye Olde Fair Maureen Larter “Dammit, Tracy” Jason grumbled. “I wish someone would go … Read more