The Iron Writer Challenge #212 – 2017 Autumn Equinox Preliminary Round

The Iron Writer Challenge #212 2017 Autumn Equinox Preliminary Round 500 Words, 5 Days, 4 Elements The Authors: Jennifer Worrell, Richard Russell, Moira McArthur, Geoff Gore, Dani J. Caile, Vance Rowe The Elements: A key to a locker at the bus station A cat that is allergic to humans A sock with a hole in … Read more

The Iron Writer Challenge #211 – 2017 Autumn Equinox Challenge #6

The Iron Writer Challenge #211 2017 Autumn Equinox Challenge #6 500 Words, 5 Days, 4 Elements The Authors: Writers will be announced when the voting is completed. The Elements: Colonization Someone left behind Fear Image is of a boy next to a spaceman Where are Our Children? He opened the morning newspaper and saw the … Read more

The Iron Writer Challenge #210 – 2017 Autumn Equinox Challenge #5, The Iron Writer Grudge Match #18

The Iron Writer Challenge #210 2017 Autumn Equinox Challenge #5 The Iron Writer Grudge Match #18 500 Words, 5 Days, 4 Elements The Authors: Author’s name will be posted when the voting is finished. The Elements: A medical condition A sword Greed   Justice Is Blind The grueling air stifled many, but for the beggar, it … Read more

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 #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 #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 #206 – 2017 Autumn Equinox Challenge #1

The Iron Writer Challenge #206 2017 Autumn Equinox Challenge #1 500 Words, 5 Days, 4 Elements The Authors: Sarah Catherine, Geoff Gore The Elements: Sunrise A colicky baby Marriage blinders POV of one of your parents “Déjà vu” Sarah Catherine The baby was crying. Jan rolled over in bed. Her husband snored peacefully next to … 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 #203 – 2017 Summer Solstice Challenge #9

The Iron Writer Challenge #203 2017 Summer Solstice Challenge #9 500 Words, 5 Days, 4 Elements The Authors: (Authors names will be posted to their stories next Thursday, after the voting is concluded.) The Elements: Moonshine A State Fair Nursing a broken heart Starlight   A Song to Soothe the Soul Gaby Osterburg Azhar As … 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 #201 – 2017 Summer Solstice Challenge #7

The Iron Writer Challenge #201  2017 Summer Solstice Challenge #7 500 Words, 5 Days, 4 Elements The Authors: (Authors names will be posted to their stories next Thursday, after the voting is concluded.) The Elements: Do Not Go Gently Into that Goodnight Doing a puzzle A saxophone The basement Night Moves Steve Scott Living in … Read more

The Iron Writer Challenge #200 – 2017 Summer Solstice Challenge #6

 The Iron Writer Challenge #200  2017 Summer Solstice Challenge #6 500 Words, 5 Days, 4 Elements The Authors: Dani J. Caile, Moira McArthur, Steven L. Bergeron, Bethany Totten, David Jobe (Authors names will be posted to their stories next Thursday, after the voting is concluded.) The Elements: The Proclaimers: 500 Miles A quest Chocolate The … 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 #198 – 2017 Summer Solstice Challenge #4

The Iron Writer Challenge #198  2017 Summer Solstice Challenge #4 500 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 Studebaker A near miss fatal accident a character missed Begins with “My real name is _____ and I am … Read more

The Iron Writer Challenge #196 2017 Summer Solstice Challenge #2

The Iron Writer Challenge #196  2017 Summer Solstice Challenge #2 500 Words, 5 Days, 4 Elements The Authors: Authors names will be posted to their stories next Thursday, after the voting is concluded. The Elements: Remember by Nilsson A scorched map A white lace handkerchief Jasmine Picture Perfect Lady Eleanor seemed faintly amused at my … Read more

Weekend Quickie #228

Weekend Quickie #228 Saturday, April 29, 2017 One Image, One Prompt, One Emotion 200 Words a coterie “From which stars have we fallen, to meet each other here?” Friedrich Nietzsche

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 #194 -2017 Spring Equinox Tournament Final Round

  The Iron Writer Challenge #194 2017 Spring Equinox Tournament Final Round 500 Words, 5 Days, 4 Elements The Authors: (Authors will be revealed next Thursday.) The Elements: Smokestacks at night An unknown assailant  A maze  A chamber pot overflowing with radioactive candy bars from a parallel universe Dreams of a Parallel Universe Michael Cottle Smoke stacks … 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

Weekend Quickie #224

Weekend Quickie #224 Saturday, March 25, 2017 One Image, One Prompt, One Emotion 200 Words Prestidigitation Zemblanity

Weekend Quickie #223

Weekend Quickie #223 Saturday, March 18, 2017 One Image, One Prompt, One Emotion 200 Words A Dozen Doughnuts A tenebrific mood

The Iron Writer Challenge #191

The Iron Writer Challenge #191 2017 Spring Equinox Challenge #12 500 Words, 5 Days, 4 Elements The Authors: Maureen Larter, Geoff Gore, Paul White The Elements: A lemon tree A vampire A songwriter Authors: Maureen Larter, Geoff Gore, Paul White Extraction Geoff Gore “Ok, this is going to hurt a little” She leaned forward and … Read more

The Iron Writer Challenge #190

The Iron Writer Challenge #190 2017 Spring Equinox Challenge #11  500 Words, 5 Days, 4 Elements The Authors: V. I. Bottic, Bethany Totten, E. Chris Garrison, Amy Kasim The Elements: Antigonish (restricted to the first verse only) Another person’s dream that you are envious of A hangman’s noose Will you never leave me? Untitled V.I. … Read more