Write…Edit…Publish (WEP) is an online writing community now partnering with the Insecure Writers Support Group (IWSG). We post the third Wednesday of every second month. Check out our program for 2018 in our sidebar and Pages. WEP challenges are open to all. *Submit your name to InLinkz (free) on the first day of the challenge month. The winner for each prompt wins a $10 Amazon Gift Card with winners’ badges for second and third prize. *Scroll down to read previous winning entries. There is also a special Commenter’s badge.

Monday, 1 October 2018

Welcome to #WEPFF - Write...Edit...Publish October Challenge - Deja Vu or Voodoo

Welcome writers! Are you ready for a spooky challenge?



OCTOBER is the month for screams and chills, ghosts and ghoulies, mystery and fear, and this month’s prompt is DÉJÀ VU OR VOODOO!.



Most WEP-ers go with horror for October but what if it isn’t your bag? No problem. Just interpret these prompts without a smidgen of anything extra-sensory. Amaze us with a romance or adventure flash without a drop of gore!



Lots of things can happen on Halloween or in October that doesn’t resemble horror…



A nightmare comes to life. A not-so-pleasant experience repeated after years. A vague memory that ends up being something more ominous. A house of horrors revisited with fearsome results. If you don’t scare us, impress us….



The Halloween challenge has proven to be a favorite, so get those stories churning.



If you need some inspiration give these stories a read: 10 Creepy Stories to Tell After Dark then make up your own “urban legend!



Our August challenge was the first month that we welcomed the writers from the IWSG (Insecure Writers Support Group) and it was impressive. In case you missed the announcement, The WEP team have a GUEST POST on the IWSG website on August 6 that explains everything. Here is the link:


I hope we’ve tweaked your curiosity and ambition. We’d love to read your story so please, Sign up now.


Please remember to add WEP to your post title, so it's easily spotted. 


We like to have all participants on the blogroll, please have a quick scan and tell us if your blog is missing and email Renee if it's not there! yolandarenee@hotmail.com 



XXX



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Déjà Vu or Voodoo? October’s Challenge @YolandaRenee & @DeniseCCovey @TheIWSG https://writeeditpublishnow.blogspot.com/2018/10/welcome-to-wepff-writeeditpublish.html #WEPFF #amwriting #flashfiction
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The WEP/IWSG October Challenge Déjà vu or Voodoo. Which is for you? - @YolandaRenee @DeniseCCovey @TheIWSG https://writeeditpublishnow.blogspot.com/2018/10/welcome-to-wepff-writeeditpublish.html #amwriting #ff #WEPFF  

This isn’t Déjà vu or some Voodoo but with October’s Challenge some can come from you. Which will it be? @YolandaRenee & @DeniseCCovey @TheIWSG https://writeeditpublishnow.blogspot.com/2018/10/welcome-to-wepff-writeeditpublish.html #WEPFF #amwriting #flashfiction


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What comes to mind with Voodoo or Déjà vu? Tell @YolandaRenee @DeniseCCovey @TheIWSG in this month’s challenge and you may be our next winner! https://writeeditpublishnow.blogspot.com/2018/10/welcome-to-wepff-writeeditpublish.html #WEPFF #amwriting #flashfiction


Ever have a run in with Déjà vu or Voodoo? Write about it and join October’s challenge. @YolandaRenee @DeniseCCovey @TheIWSG https://writeeditpublishnow.blogspot.com/2018/10/welcome-to-wepff-writeeditpublish.html #WEPFF #amwriting #flashfiction




The fifth pumpkin is kind of grumpy. This is the last time she’ll be hosting, although, never say never. I am off to other adventures, which I hope means more books. We’ll see, but other challenges await. 
Thank you, everyone, for your support!
Especially Denise, for giving me this once in a lifetime opportunity. I know that the WEP and the IWSG collaboration will prove a great success for everyone!
And WELCOME, Laura, I know you’ll have a blast being part of this unique writing group.

HAPPY HALLOWEEN!




63 comments:

  1. I will have a houseguest and won't be playing this time. By hook or by crook I WILL find time to read the entries though.

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    1. Oh so sorry about that Sue. We'll miss you! Take care. Hoping we see you in December!

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    2. Your entry will definitely be missed, but your comments are so very appreciated! Thanks, Sue! Enjoy the season!

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    3. I'm sorry we won't get to enjoy an entry from you this month, but I hope you have a wonderful October!

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  2. October is always superfun here at WEP.

    I dislike saying goodbye so I'm going with au revoir, 5th pumpkin.

    May your steps be on happy paths
    as you stride away
    and may they bring you back to us
    somewhere and someday :)

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    1. Lovely little poem, Nila, clever one.

      I'm hoping Renee will be back every challenge!

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    2. Me too! Totally hoping she'll be around. Fingers crossed.

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    3. Love the poem, thanks, Nila! It'll be hard to stay away that's for sure!

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  3. I admit I'm all goosebumpy at the thought of all the funky, freaky, fearsome stories I'm going to read this month. What a fitting farewell to Renee! Nothing she likes more than horror and gore.

    Bring it on!!

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  4. Farewell, Renee, may your path forward be enlightening. Wishing you health, happiness and wisdom. I'm signed on for the October challenge, so will look forward to reading your entry.

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    1. Thanks, D. G. I'm looking forward to a new and different challenge!

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    2. I can't wait to read your entry!

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  5. Love the 5 pumpkins signature, Renee. I hope your pumpkin will remember us, the four other pumpkins.

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  6. Back to play, times two. Hopefully great things for Renee come due.

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    1. Thanks, Pat. I've no doubt there's an exciting new journey ahead!

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    2. I'm looking forward to reading your entry!

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  7. Those pumpkins are fun and freaky. Looking forward to being scared, even if I'm not a horror writer. But mysteries come in all shapes. Sorry to see you go, Renee just when I've joined. Although, I see you're hovering.

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    1. That's me, Roland, and you're right mysteries come in all shapes! Can't wait to read your entry!

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    2. Thanks for your comment, Yolanda. Post is now live everyone: https://rolandclarke.com/2018/10/16/wep-writeeditpublish-october-challenge-deja-vu-or-voodoo/

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  8. Welcome Laura!
    I've signed up BUT when it comes to writing horror/scary stuff, I'm not very good.
    However, it's a great way to stretch the "horror muscles". I'll try.
    Yolanda, I'm sure you're going to have a blast with this batch of entries - horror is your thing!!
    Hey Denise! *waving* Hope my entry can scare you (even a little...we'll see...) Have fun reading the entries!

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    1. A big thank you for the runner up award, from the August challenge!
      I am excited! There were SO MANY great entries!

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  9. I posted my Voodoo piece on writingwithdixie.wordpress.com. Woo hoo!

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    1. Great. I’ll check it out and put up a direct link.

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  10. Wow! Halloween is almost upon us. Summer is over went by far too fast. But I do love the upcoming holidays.

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  11. Signing up a little later then I expected to, since I wasn't entirely sure I would have time to write something.

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    1. Glad you did Christopher! Wouldn't be the same without you.

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  12. My post is up and I'm now looking forward to reading all of yours.

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    1. Great Kalpanaa! Fabulous that you've joined us again!

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  13. Hello! This is my first time participating. I've posted my deja vu story. Thinking I'll have to be sure to read the other entries during the daylight hours!

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    1. Joey, I have added your link so people know you've posted. Thanks for joining us! May you enjoy the experience and return over and over again.

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  14. Okay, I'm in! (Ya happy, Renee? I'm doing it just for you, but I must admit. It was fun, too!) I was surprised to see your post up today already, but I'll be posting on Wednesday. I'm not much of a horror writer, so y'all be kind! :)

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    1. We all welcome you Susan! Renee is having wi fi troubles but will be so happy to see you post for WEP.

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    2. Wi-Fi is working. Yay!

      Susan, I'm thrilled that you're participating, and especially that you've found it fun! It is! Horror comes in many forms. I can't wait to read your story! Thank you!

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  15. I'm a newbie :)
    I've scheduled the post for the morning, here is the direct link...
    https://jemifraser.blogspot.com/2018/10/wep-deja-vu.html

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    1. As soon as your post is live, we'll DL it! Thanks, Jemi great to have you on board!

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    2. Jemi I’ve waited so long for you to join a prompt! Welcome!

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    3. Thanks ladies! I think I'm getting lured into the power of FF! :)

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  16. I posted mine, pretty much last minute--15 minutes with a kitchen timer. I'm not sure if it sticks to topic, but it was fun to write, and that was good.
    Thanks so much for hosting this Yolanda and Denise!

    Damyanti

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  17. Hi everyone ... just about to post my entry ...

    https://positiveletters.blogspot.com/2018/10/write-edit-publish-bloghop-voodoo.html

    Thanks for adding ... and I'll be by to read ... busy for 2 days but after that freer ...

    Thanks so much all you co-hosts ... I'll miss you Renee, but know I'll see you around ... cheers Hilary

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    1. Yes, you will. I'll be around, and writing horror and murder as before!
      Happy Halloween, Hilary. Thrilled to see your contribution!

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    1. Isn't it though! Gosh, what a week! So glad the choice is yours! :)

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  19. Impressed with all the tales this month but struggling to get to everyone. Caught a badly timed cold from the step-great-grand-kids. I might get to everyone amidst my frantic preparations for NaNoWriMo.

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    1. That's why it's good to spread it out over the week. You have to take your time and enjoy the process! It's a great week of reading Halloween stories!

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    2. I hope that I'll get to read them all in the week - the cold is worse and not shifting. I'm a horror story...well a poorly one.

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  20. A huge thank you to all of the participants. As always I have been awed and amazed.
    I think (I hope) that I have got to everyone's story and am so very grateful.
    If by chance I have missed anyone please let me know and I will visit asap.

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    1. Thanks, Sue, we appreciate and honor your commitment to our challenges!
      Happy Halloween!

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  21. Eeek! It's been a long time since I've written flash fiction but so fun at the same time! Not sure if I'll join this time. Thanks for hosting it! :D

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    1. December is the next go around, get ready! Hi, Elizabeth!

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  22. Hi, Ladies,

    Just wanted to stop by and let you know that I posted my link... Looking forward to reading some scary entries!

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    1. Just DL'd it. You're good to go. Can't wait to read it. Going there next!
      Happy Halloween, Michael!

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  23. Another great prompt. Thanks for the fun time.

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  24. That was great fun. Some very creepy stories out there, a few with a twist of humor, one that made liquid fall from my eyes (onions, someone must have cut onions), and a bit of heart warming. Best collection of stories yet, in my opinion!

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  25. That was a lot of fun! Good stories. A great turn out for your send off Yolanda. You will be missed.

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