Monday Writing Prompt – 18 December 2017 & Winners of 27 November Prompt

This announcement is terribly delayed because: LIFE!*

I had a lot of research to do in order to do credit to judging this entry from Greg Cooper. It took me quite a while and several reads to make sense of what was happening (I’m still not sure I got it right!), but on reflection, I really thoroughly enjoyed it because it broke all the rules of conventional writing. I also love that I’ve been introduced to some beautiful old-new music thanks to Greg’s entry.

Entry 27 November 2017

 

The Winning Entry for MWP 27 November 2017:

It’s no secret that I’m a fan of John Cordial’s writing, and this very short entry of his illustrates why. His style is simple and direct, but the story speaks right to the heart.Winner 27 November 2017

Two very different entries for that prompt, and both very much appreciated! Thank you both!

This week’s prompt is a bit different. With Christmas only a week away, I’m looking for unconventional Christmas/Holiday stories. Whether you celebrate Christmas, or not, share your holiday stories in the comments or on your blog.

27 November 2017

 

Your story can be any genre. Word limit is a maximum, there is no minimum.

Stories can be posted directly in the comments, or with a link to the post on your own blog. If you’re using the latter method, please include the title of your story.

Due to the holidays, you have two weeks to write your story. Deadline for submission is Friday, 29 December 2017 at midnight, GMT+2. Winning stories will be announced on the following Monday. Bragging rights to the winners.

Have fun!

 

*If you want to know the full story of the delay: I was gifted a trip down to Cape Town to visit family, and travelling happened to take place over the last two Mondays. Also, I kicked into holiday mode full force when I arrived and zero productivity happened. I have less than zero regrets about that. I needed the break more than I’d realised.

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Monday Writing Prompt – 27 November 2017

27 November 2017

 

The prompt should be included in your story which can be any genre. Word limit is a maximum, there is no minimum.

Stories can be posted directly in the comments, or with a link to the post on your own blog. If you’re using the latter method, please include the title of your story.

Deadline for submission is Friday, 1 December 2017 at midnight, GMT+2. Winning stories will be announced on the following Monday. Bragging rights to the winners.

Have fun!

Monday Writing Prompt – 20 November 2017

 

 

20 November 2017

 

The prompt should be included in your story which can be any genre. Word limit is a maximum, there is no minimum.

Stories can be posted directly in the comments, or with a link to the post on your own blog. If you’re using the latter method, please include the title of your story.

Deadline for submission is Friday, 24 November 2017 at midnight, GMT+2. Winning stories will be announced on the following Monday. Bragging rights to the winners.

Have fun!

Monday Writing Prompt – 13 November 2017 & TWO beautiful stories from Jozi Flash contributors!

Last week’s prompt got two entries into the competition – both from Jozi Flash 2017 contributing authors! It makes me deliriously happy when I get to read stories inspired by the prompts I put up, but even more so when they’re from authors I’ve had the pleasure of working with on an anthology.

Nicola Tapson entered her piece in the comments section of the prompt, and it was a bittersweet tribute to life and death:

Entry 6 November 2017

The Winning Entry for MWP 6 November 2017:

Nthato Morakabi – whose writing is flamboyantly elegant, and whose use of language to describe scenes consistently floors me with its power.

Winner 6 November 2017

Both entries were a gorgeous take on the prompt, and I’d like to thank both of you for taking the time out of your hectic schedules to enter! I hope it will be the first of many. 🙂

 

This week’s prompt:

13 November 2017

The prompt should be included in your story which can be any genre. Word limit is a maximum, there is no minimum.

Stories can be posted directly in the comments, or with a link to the post on your own blog. If you’re using the latter method, please include the title of your story.

Deadline for submission is Friday, 20 October 2017 at midnight, GMT+2. Winning stories will be announced on the following Monday. Bragging rights to the winners.

Have fun!

#FindJoziFlash17 Winner, #200WT & Monday Writing Prompt!

I’m so thrilled to announce that the winner of the #FindJoziFlash17 was drawn just after midnight last night, and it was none other than Faye Kirwin over at Writerology!

Winners FindJoziFlash17

I’m also thrilled to let you know that because of his AMAZING support of both the competition, and Faye’s #storycrafter sessions on Twitter, we decided John Cordial needed some sort of runner’s up prize. Luckily, Faye has just released her #StoryCrafter Collection workbook and she very kindly agreed to send John a copy! (I’m going to be working through the collection in the next couple weeks, as I work on my NaNoWriMo project, so stay tuned for daily reviews of how it’s going!)

The support and encouragement from everyone across all our social media platforms has been absolutely incredible and I cannot thank you all enough!

For those who couldn’t enter the competition, we’re sorry you missed out, but don’t worry! Jozi Flash 2017 will be releasing soon, and it’s a free download!

Jozi Flash 2017 web

It’s not quite the Gummi Bears, but it certainly bounces around a lot.

Jozi Flash 2017 combines the talents of ten brilliant authors with one gifted artist, to bring you a collection of 80 flash fiction stories across eight different genres.

From a children’s story about the folly of summoning dragons, to the horrors held in deliciously treacherous ice cream, the authors take you on journeys that weave fantasy and folklore together alongside practical detectives and everyday tragedy.

With stunning artwork prompts by Nico Venter, these South African authors have created an anthology that will leave you breathless.

I’m also excited to let you know that a few of the Jozi Flash 2017 authors have teamed up with Musae Mosaic to contribute to their #200WT this month! This is the perfect opportunity for you to get a sneak peak at the talent that awaits you in the anthology!

Now, without further ado, here is this week’s writing prompt:

6 November 2017

Hopefully we’ll see a host of entries this week!

#FindJoziFlash17 – Time to enter the competition! $20 Amazon Gift Card up for grabs! Go, go, go!

DEADLINE EXTENSION! Due to the fact that I’m useless with Time zones and didn’t factor in the fact that many people are behind South Africa – we’ve made an executive decision to extend the entry deadline to Sunday, 5th November 2017, Midnight GMT+2. That gives you an extra TWO days to read the info pack, find the people who match the clues (conveniently provided below) and enter the draw. What are you waiting for?! Go! Now!

Who knew time could go by so quickly! A week ago, the authors of Jozi Flash 2017 launched our cover reveal treasure hunt!

Ten clues, across ten different social media sites, led to the reveal of our gorgeous cover on Nthato Morakabi’s site yesterday! For those of you who missed it (where were you?!) behold the beauty that is the Jozi Flash 2017 cover:

Jozi Flash 2017 web

And for those of you who would LOVE to win the $20 Amazon Gift Card (because who doesn’t want to buy more books?!) here are the ten clues once again to help you out:

Clues 1

Clues 2

Clues 3

Download your Jozi Flash ’17 Info Pack to figure out who the participants were for each clue, and leave your comments below or on the #FindJoziFlash17 post before Midnight GMT+2 on 5th November 2017.