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.
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.
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.
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.
*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.