Wednesday, June 18, 2014

#55WordChallenge: Week Sixteen

For those that are uninitiated, the 55 Word Challenge is a contest to write a story in 55 words or less. Not an easy task, but fun and I have been blown away by some of the entries. See for yourself, past contests can be found here. The challenge begins at noon Eastern time every Wednesday and ends at noon the following Tuesday. Winners will be posted Wednesday. The story is based on one of three photo prompts. My only request is no porn. I don't want to hear graphic details. If it is erotic, make it titillating, not obscene. I know that can be done and done well. 

 I am no longer requiring that the story be posted in the comment section below, although you can if you choose. Instead, post the story in your blog, then post a link in the comment section, along with your twitter handle or email address, so I can contact you if you are the winner. Again, if you don't have a blog, feel free to post in the comment section. On Wednesdays I will post the winning stories in the blog post. 

And what does the winner get? How about a badge, right sidebar,) which can proudly be displayed on your blog or website? There are 3, a Winners badge, an Honorable Mention and an Overachiever badge. To be eligible for the Overachiever Badge, you need to use all 3 prompts. And here we go...



Photo Prompts:


Woman and Child

Man In Chains

Path

17 comments:

  1. Not sure if it is proper etiquette to post something the same day as the prompt but I'm new to this and learning the ropes!
    Story title- Adoption
    Link- http://rashatayaket.wordpress.com/2014/06/18/adoption/

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    1. It's great, it used to be a 24 hour challenge, now you've got a week.

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    2. Ah! That makes sense! Thank you!

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  2. I attempted to be an over-achiever this week. I hope you enjoy my story http://mholloway63.wordpress.com/2014/06/18/55wordchallenge-week-16-choice-and-consequence/

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  3. Hope you like my story 'The Road' -
    http://anitaexplorer.blogspot.in/2014/06/the-road.html

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  4. I just discovered your prompts through another blog I follow and I thought I'd give it a try. Hope it's okay:

    http://morrighansmuse.com/2014/06/18/55wordchallenge-week-16/

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    1. well done. definately felt the emtions in this one.

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  5. This week's entry : The Path

    twitter handle @cifarshayar

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  6. At the end, it is interesting to write a story within 55 words.Here is my post of this week. http://umangawasthi.wordpress.com/2014/06/19/cobwebs/

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  7. Here's my entry for this week:
    http://mymaidenattempt.blogspot.in/2014/06/pearls-of-wisdom.html

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  8. Here is my entry for the week:

    http://shailajav.wordpress.com/2014/06/20/break-free-55wordchallenge/

    Twitter handle: @shyvish

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  9. My entry................

    http://ideasolsi65.blogspot.in/2014/06/wise-words.html

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  10. Here is my entry for the week - http://geetaavij.wordpress.com/2014/06/21/732/

    Twitter handle : @geetaavij

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  11. http://boydmiles.blogspot.com/
    55 words all prompts used

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  12. "Stand, right like that. The sunset in the background just nails it."
    Simon looked through his camera lens and smiled. The client wanted a photograph depicting a man at the end of his life who never lived, shackled by others expectations. He could smell the man’s sweat, feel his heartache, know his troubled pain. “Genius!”
    55 words
    @fetterslopez

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  13. I looked down the path, dark asphalt dividing lush lawn. I tilted my head to one side, considering. The path indicated that one was meant to choose that route to traverse to one's destination. I was tired of taking the path others meant me to. I strode off to the right, making my own path.

    Path - 55 words
    @tilley_girl

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  14. Chained and mentally journeying down memory lanes, turning inward on this lonely path, I ask myself: "Did mom expected ‘this’ of me? When did that innocent smile of mine, her love-filled gaze and all vanish? Like me, every wrong-doer, propagator or of crime and violence has enjoyed this bliss too, once upon a time! Sad!”

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