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 2019 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.


Thursday, 20 December 2018

#WEPFF WINNERS' POST for RIBBONS and CANDLES the December Challenge.



Hello all!
We're thrilled to announce the winners for the WEP/IWSG collaboration for the RIBBONS and CANDLES Challenge, our final challenge of the year. Thank you for posting at this busy time of year.

WEP CHALLENGE FOR DECEMBER - RIBBONS AND CANDLES

It's been rather hectic here at WEP as we read/discuss/choose our picks for the shortlist. As we extended the posting time, it's allowed us to read more at our leisure as we do all those things we do during the holiday season.
For me, it means finishing teaching for the year. Moving up from Brisbane to the Sunshine Coast and preparing for an influx of visitors. How about you? What does the holiday season mean to you?
One of you will be happy to receive a $10 Amazon Gift Card, while another three will have a lovely badge to show off on your blog. No, I can actually count. One of you who went into the draw for Best Commenter will receive a badge. WEP cannot operate without your comments, so thank you for stepping up and reading each other's posts. It enriches the experience.
Just a note: Every time we open a challenge, we give some guidelines. Today we'll look at No 5.
5. Leave a COMMENT on the WEP website or C-Box when you post your entry. We then add your DirectLink (DL) 

Okay, let's move onto the crux of the post - the winners!

RIBBONS and CANDLES was treated with aplomb. We had some horror, some romance, some joyful family experiences -- some fun!

Roland Yeomans – A hotel room, a glowing tree, a glowy beverage, and a cast of super-intriguing characters, and one of them with a Luger.

D. G. Hudson – A kidnapped son gets back together with his father in the outer reaches of space, and a little boy gets told the story of Christmas traditions and their origins on Terra, the first home of humanity.

Pat Hatt – A fertility ribbon and an infertility candle and kids trapped in a different plane – a creepy story of sibling rivalry taken to extremes.

Pat Garcia -  Dementia, love and loss on Christmas Day, one yellow ribbon and a blown out candle.

Susan Swiderski – A grandmother won’t throw away the faded purple ribbon in her Bible, even though her grandchild has made her a brand new glittery bookmark for Christmas. Why?

Toi Thomas – A blazing tree, a lone dancer and her supreme sacrifice, a magical festival in a different world.

C. Lee Mackenzie – A grieving, suddenly widowed matriarch has some unexpected help with the decorations as her sons find to their surprise when they get home for Christmas.

Tyrean Martinson – A bereaved daughter, dealing with grief over Christmas season, finds comfort in the arms of an old schoolmate and hope in an advent wreath.

Michelle Wallace -  Two different candles burn in two different rooms across the world and symbolise a powerful story of haves and have-nots.

Dixie Jarchow – A dying teenager tries to make a difference  and leave a mark by going to an eighth grade party…

Roland C Clarke -  Two policewomen dig for clues in a long ago cold case, a 19th century hit-and-run or…was it a cold-blooded murder?

Jemima Pett -  A celebration with ribbons and candles goes horribly wrong, with heart-wrenching consequences.

Yolanda Renee -  A date with Lucifer can only end in an unexpected outcome…and a hilarious punchline!

Jemi Fraser – A nervous protagonist, a double proposal by candlelight, lasagne and a tea towel make for a terrific surprise ending and a great story to tell the grandkids down the years.

Rebecca M Douglass – Three children go into a cave with unknown dangers for a daring rescue, and one of them must use her powers to lead them back to safety again.

Bernadette Braganza – Global warming and plastic waste wreak havoc on Santa’s homebase and a young man reaches back to a childhood memory for inspiration to create trains from waste.

J Lenni Dorner – A proactive elder takes a somewhat unorthodox route to avoid going into a care home…

Lisa Buie Collard – A young woman visits a church and lights a candle of love and hope.

Kalpana – A budding romance across two different cultures celebrating Christmas in their unique ways.

Without further ado, here is our shortlist which we sent to Nick:
Jemima Pett
Michelle Wallace
Bernadette Braganza

Susan Swiderski

C Lee McKenzie

So (((drum roll)))

THE WINNER OF THE

2018 WEP DECEMBER CHALLENGE RIBBONS and CANDLES

is




Congratulations  Michelle!


Please link the badge to your story and post it on your blog!

An Amazon Gift Card of $10 will be winging your way shortly.




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THE RUNNER UP OF THE

2018 WEP DECEMBER CHALLENGE RIBBONS and CANDLES
is




Congratulations Jemima!


Please link the badge to your story and post it on your blog!

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THE ENCOURAGEMENT AWARD FOR THE


2018 WEP DECEMBER CHALLENGE RIBBONS and CANDLES

goes to 




Congratulations Bernadette!


Please link the badge to your story and post it on your blog!

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Hi! L.G. here!

Once again we will also be thanking one of you who took the time to read through all of the wonderful entries and to comment on them. This is vital to the success of the WEP community. It's our chance to offer one another support and, when desired, critique that can help us all grow as writers.
There were several who qualified for this award, but alas, we can only give it to one deserving individual. 



The random pick winner from those who commented most is Jemi Fraser! Jemi, please accept the badge on behalf of all the great commenters and display it on your blog!

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IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT! 
WEP/IWSG COMPETITION WINNER WAS OUR VERY OWN TOINETTE THOMAS WITH HER PROMPT, 28 DAYS!
As part of her prize, Toi  featured in the December IWSG newsletter. I hope you caught it!


The winning theme will be the official February WEP theme and accompanied by a stunning badge designed by WEP team member, Olga Godim!





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And don't forget we kick off next FEBRUARY with Toi's 28 Days. Start planning now! Check out ideas from the WEP 2019 Challenges Page in our menu.

Thank you all!
Have the very best holiday season.
And to those who celebrate Christmas,
a Merry Christmas to you and yours!



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#WEPFF Ribbons and Candles Winners announced. @DeniseCCovey @theIWSG
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Come congratulate our first place winner. #WEPFF Ribbons and Candles Challenge @DeniseCCovey @theIWSG
https://writeeditpublishnow.blogspot.com/2018/12/wepff-winners-post-for-ribbons-and.html #amwriting #flashfiction

The #WEPFF writers are all winners! @DeniseCCovey @theIWSG
https://writeeditpublishnow.blogspot.com/2018/12/wepff-winners-post-for-ribbons-and.html #amwriting #flashfiction

When you take the challenge for a spin you too could win! @DeniseCCovey @theIWSG https://writeeditpublishnow.blogspot.com/2018/12/wepff-winners-post-for-ribbons-and.html #amwriting #flashfiction


38 comments:

  1. HUGE congratulations (and thanks) to all the winners - and indeed all of the participants. This greedy reader is so very grateful.

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  2. What a wonderful surprise! There were SOOOOOO many AMAZING stories so I'm really honoured to be placed first.
    Thank you to the WEP team!
    Congratulations to all the participants... especially Jemima Pett, Bernadette Braganza and Jemi Fraser!
    A Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to everybody!

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    1. 4-5 chose you as winner. Your entry was stunning. So many great entries but yours stood out.

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    2. Wow. Really? Thanks, Denise.
      I still have a few more stories to read... will visit the remaining blogs over the next day or so.

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    3. Your story was amazing! You deserved this win!

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  3. Congratulations to all the winners! I’ve been distracted but am looking forward to reading the rest of the stories over the next week or two!

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    1. We understand Rebecca. This time of year it’s hard to keep up!

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    2. I get it. Life happens, especially this time of year.

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  4. Congratulations to all the winners! This round was mind-blowing given it is such a busy time. Each entry was so creative.

    Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to all!

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  5. That's wonderful that Michelle won.

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  6. Congratulations to all the Winners in the last WEP for 2018. Great job.
    Shalom aleichem,
    Pat Garcia

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  7. Great choices - well deserved winners!!
    Thanks so much for the comment award - it's easy to comment when the writing is so good!

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    1. Thank you for commenting! I also enjoyed your wonderful entry! There was some stiff competition.

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  8. Congratulations to all the winners - and apologies to everyone that I failed to visit. Yesterday, I finally cleared my desk of a backlog of work so I could relax and read.

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    1. A lot of people have been busy, so I understand. Happy reading!

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  9. Congratulations, winners. You were wonderful.

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  10. Oh WOW. Thank you so much. I apologise for not getting around to as many stories as I'd hoped before I went away, but at least I should have a little time over the next few days to catch up before the next wave of family arrive!
    Congratulations to everyone who got short-listed, and also those who didn't - we're such a competitive bunch, but what matters most is that we write...and edit...and publish! And of course, especially well done to Michelle - that's a beautiful story :D

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    1. A lot of people have been busy, so you're not alone. You had a great story! Thanks for sharing it with us!

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  11. Congratulations to all!
    It was another great challenge.
    Shout out to the team who got it all done, and in record time!

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    1. We worked hard so we could start festivities. So fun.

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  12. Congratulations to all the winners. This was another great challenge with some really memoriable stories.

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    1. We were surprised and delighted by the different takes on the prompt. Memorable reading.

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  13. CONGRATULATIONS to all of the winners! Every one of them was well deserving. Soooo many terrific stories were created for this challenge. :)

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  14. I am glad to read that you come up with outstanding information which definitely allow me to share with other. excellent

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  15. Congratulations to all winners, this was a great collection of stories. I'm late getting around to read them all, but I do plan to visit all the participants and if the blog gods allow, to comment. And another year looms on the horizon.

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  16. Congratulations to all of the winners!

    www.ficklemillennial.blogspot.com

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  17. Hi, Denise! I thought I was replying to Olga's comment on my blog which brought me here. I've come across a number of references to WEP lately, and I read Pat's dark submission. It's fun to see so many IWSG members that I recognize on your list. Congrats to all the winners. I hit the follow button for this blog, so I can experience more of it. Really, if I'd just stop roaming with my suitcase, I'd have my act more together! The 2019 challenges look like fun ~ Maybe I'll try one. All the best to you, Olga, Laura, and Nilanjana and your endeavors with this blog!

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