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 – 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!

Monday Writing Prompt – 16 October 2017 & Announcing the first MWP Winner!

 

Winner 9 October 2017

I’m so excited that last week saw the first entry into the MWP challenge! John Falconer over at Pilgrim of Eormen entered his story “Old And New” for the prompt, and it was gorgeous!

His style of writing is beautifully rich and I’m ecstatic that he decided to kick off the challenge so spectacularly!

Thanks for your entry, John, I hope it’s the first of many!

And without further ado, here’s this week’s prompt:

16 October 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!

Monday Writing Prompt – 9 October 2017

9 October 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, 13 October 2017 at midnight, GMT+2. Winning stories will be announced on the following Monday. Bragging rights to the winners.

Have fun!

 

Monday Writing Prompt – 2 October 2017

I’m excited to announce that today’s post kicks off a weekly writing prompt to be published every Monday.

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, 6 October 2017 at midnight, GMT+2. Winning stories will be announced on the following Monday. Bragging rights to the winners.

Have fun!

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