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.


Sunday, 3 March 2019

#WEPFF WINNERS' POST for 28 DAYS, the February Challenge.

Hello all!

Welcome to the report of the February 2019 WEP/IWSG combined challenge.


How were your holidays? Settled into 2019? I hope so. Let's plan for a super productive year of writing.
28 Days, the February prompt, dreamed up by competition winner, Toinette Thomas, kicked off the WEP writing calendar. It was a tricky one for some, but it led to some fresh writing. We're thrilled to announce the winners for the WEP/IWSG collaboration for the 28 DAYS Challenge. Thank you for brushing away the cobwebs and posting to the prompt.

As always, there's been a lot of discussion regarding our picks for the shortlist here at WEP but finally, we came to agree on a list for our judge, Nick Wilford. Nick's been very busy himself conducting a blog tour to promote his new novel, which Nick said in an interview with the Cynical Sailor:  "it was inspired by a desire to deal with injustice and prejudice through the medium of a fictional world." My kind of premise...so I'm happy to give Nick a shout out. Anyone else launching a book? Tell us in the comments.


The outright winner of the February WEP will receive a $10 Amazon Gift Card from the IWSG, while another three will have a lovely badge created by Olga Godim to show off on their blog. 
Okay, let's move onto the crux of the post - the winners!
28 DAYS was somewhat difficult according to some, meaning we had to wait a little longer for inspiration. But most of you came through with your own unique take.
Thanks to our team member, Nilanjana Bose, here is a quick blurb for each entry.


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Toi Thomas – The blossoming of a friendship ends with the likelihood of loss.

D.G. Hudson -  An earthling faces a terrible loss and takes a trip into space to heal. Clever and creative use of differences in time on and off Earth.

Roland Clarke -  Gave us another episode of his detective story with the feisty Sparkle Anwyl and her lover Kama from Tamil Nadu.

Roland Yeomans – An angsty teenager gets her own back on high school bullies with her…shall we say unusual foresight?

Christopher Scott – An epic battle between the ice queen Beria and flame shaper Cinead, a mythological flavoured prose poetry piece based on current climate issues.

Debbie D – crafted a cool poem highlighting domestic violence. 

Pat Garcia – A soon to be sixty year old kicks off the celebrations of her birth month with a visit to a shop and ends up  getting more than she had thought to buy.  A charming romantic flash.

Bernadette Braganza – Got all of us chuckling with her metaflash on writing deadlines. 


Tyrean Martinson – A cool flash on a reluctant hero’s journal entries, tackling the horrors of trafficking and revisionism with subtlety and humour. 

Carrie Ann Golden – A powerful, thought provoking flash where medical science combines with untrammelled greed to play God.

Dixie Jo Jarchow – Animals are dying by mass suicide and humans are gorging on the 28th day of the Purge. Something ominous is cooking…you’ll never feel the same about kale chips again.

J.M. Weiner – A courageous, autobiographical flash on infertility and its impact on a couple. 

Rebecca M Douglass – Love on a deadline with an alcoholic Fairy Godmother. 

Jemima Pett – An epistolary flash - a trip to Iceland goes horribly wrong. 

Team Netherworld – A beloved, dead queen laid to rest in an enchanted garden and 28 days to heal and grow a magic tree. 

Hilary Melton Butcher – Made us all smile with what she did and didn’t do for this prompt. Not for nothing is her blog called Positive Letters…Inspirational Stories…

Kalpana – A creative and refreshing take on the relevance of numbers versus words. 

Michelle Wallace – A woman with baby blue eyes at the centre of a web involving three men and a bet. 

Susan Rouchard -  A grandchild tries to bring about a rapprochement between her mother and grandfather before death ends the possibility.

Damyanti -  An ominous countdown to the end of the MC’s world. 

Anstice Brown – A powerful flash on child bereavement, addiction and recovery. 

N.R. Williams -  Penned a heart warming flash about a fallible mc trying to overcome her flaws.

Dolorah – A fascinating story of blood sacrifice and a Mayan deity.

Sally -  Gave us a double treat with a poem and a flash on the challenges of growing old as well as its rewards.

Michael Di Gesu – A powerful and passionate plea for a more equal, more just, more green world.  

Jemi Fraser - An artist starts off putting together a portfolio and ends up with darker results than expected. 

Denise Covey - A harrowing journey over 28  days summing up all the terror of a refugee on the run. 

L. G. Keltner -  A poignant flash about young love that unravels into betrayal.

Olga Godim -  entertained us with a delightful sci-fi flash about a pet care shop in the Rendezvous Space Station. 

Nilanjana Bose - an attempt at a photo essay on a trip made in summer 2018.


Without further ado, here is our shortlist which we sent to Nick:
Debbie D Doglady
Tyrean Martinson
Dolorah
Dixie  J Jarchow
Carrie Ann Golden
JM Weiner

If you didn't make our shortlist, it doesn't mean your entry went unnoticed. Every entry is given consideration, but in the end, there are entries that make the cut.


So (((drum roll)))

THE WINNER OF THE

2019 WEP FEBRUARY CHALLENGE 28 DAYS
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Congratulations Dixie!
Nick said: 

"A chilling glimpse at a future world where things have taken a very sinister turn. The author drops breadcrumbs to be picked up, and I'd like to sample the full meal. An idea worthy of exploration in much more depth."
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

2019 WEP FEBRUARY CHALLENGE 28 DAYS
is



Congratulations Tyrean!


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

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THE ENCOURAGEMENT AWARD FOR THE


2019 WEP FEBRUARY 28 DAYS CHALLENGE

goes to 




Congratulations Donna/Dolorah!


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. This is vital to the success of the WEP community. It's our chance to offer support and, when desired, critique that can help us all grow as writers.
At last count, around February 24, these were the wonderful ones who qualified for this award as they swiftly read every post. Some have indicated on FB or in comments that they were still reading, so we thank you for your dedicated efforts. It means the world to us to see you supporting your fellow writers!

Toi Thomas
Christopher Scott
Debbie D Doglady
Dolorah

but alas, we can only give it to one deserving individual. 


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

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We post during the A - Z Challenge month, April. We combine the day's A - Z post letter with your WEP post. 

Not everyone participates in the A - Z, but I know some of you absolutely live for it! Start planning your combined post now! 

Checking the calendar, the 17th April is "Q" which I think would be tricky for Jewel Box. You could post before the 17th with "O", "P" or after with "R", "S". Spurious links welcome!!

Check out ideas from the WEP 2019 Challenges Page for Jewel Box in our menu.



Thank you all!





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#WEPFF 28 Days winners announced. @DeniseCCovey @theIWSG
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Come congratulate our first place winner. #WEPFF 28 Days Challenge @DeniseCCovey @theIWSG
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The #WEPFF writers are all winners! @DeniseCCovey @theIWSG
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When you give the #WEPFF challenge a go a win could show! @DeniseCCovey @theIWSG https://writeeditpublishnow.blogspot.com/2019/03/wepff-winners-post-for-28-days-february.html #amwriting #flashfiction

22 comments:

  1. This was a tough prompt but ended up with real unique treatments. Congratulations to all winners for their innovative and riveting entries. And all the very best to Nick for the success of his new book.

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  3. Congratulations to all the winners!
    Congrats also to Nick and his new book. Wishing you much success.
    Shalom aleichem,
    Pat G

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  5. Congrats to the winners - such a variety of entries this time! Best of luck with your book, Nick!

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  6. Congratulations to all the winners! I still haven’t read all the stories, but was impressed with a lot of what I read! Now I’ll just go make sure I read the winning stories... [hurries off stage left]

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  7. Congrats to the winners! I'm still thinking about Dixie's story every time we eat kale! :)
    Wishing Nick all the best with his latest book!

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  8. Wow! Thank you!!! Congrats to everyone who wrote a flash in February!

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  9. Congratulations to all the winners, especially Dixie for ensuring that my vegan diet excludes kale chips - I knew they were bad when I couldn't stop eating them. So,back to the chocolate.

    I'm confused about the A to Z Challenge letter being Q as I've been working on the 17th being 'O'- that's what the A to Z calendar says. Did someone count Sundays? Crime doesn't sleep on the Sabbath but this writer does. I'm working on a new Sparkle case - two if I include the A to Z one.

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    1. Roland, you're probably quite right. i think i counted Sundays. My bad...Take your pick of letters, LOL.

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  10. Congratulations to all the winners! Fascinating stories, all. And may I also say, it was a thrill to make the short-list. Thank you, so much! It feeds the muse. ☺

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    1. And best wishes for the success of your book, Nick!

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  11. Thanks everyone. I am truly stunned. It was a lot of fun writing this, once I figured out what to write, lol. Yes, this was a hard one.

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  12. Congratulations to the winners. You rock, folks!

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  13. Congratulations to Dixie and all the winners. I look forward to everybody's contributions next time!

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  14. Some say this was one of the most difficult prompts, but hey, you all stepped up to the plate. Thank you for such great entries. We loved every one. Currently, Jewel Box is on my mind...all sorts of glittering ideas...:-)

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  15. Congratulations to all the winners!

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  16. I finally managed to visit all the participants!
    Now I'm off to congratulate the winners!

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  17. Yay and congratulations Dixie Jo and to all who participated. I didn't this month, but might next month!

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  18. I was tempted not to look at this post as I am not the sort who wins contests. My writing (and I) is far to weird to be "contest winner" material. I will probably participate in the next one regardless. In any case, I am not completely useless, I can always be used as a bad example.
    I congratulate the winners.

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  19. Congratulations to the winners! I read every entry and they were all thought-provoking. All the best to Nick for his book release.

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