There were simply too many amazing stories to make the job of choosing a winner easy, so we gave up. Just kidding.
Annalisa took her time, reading and re-reading the 3 entries sent to her and this is the result:
Annalisa told us, "wow, that was so hard. I'm glad I only had to look at the final three - I'd never be able to make a decision otherwise." :-)
THE WINNER OF THE
2015 WEP – HALLOWEEN CHALLENGE IS
Annalisa said, "Because I was right there in that room, hiding under the covers and telling myself monsters aren't real!"
I think we all were! J. Lenni took us back to our childhood. A true Halloween treat!
Congratulations J. Lenni!
Please copy the badge onto your blog, brag about it, link it to your fabulous poem so your fame can spread far and wide.
An Amazon Gift Card to the value of $10 will be winging your way shortly!
THE RUNNER UP OF THE
2015 WEP – HALLOWEEN CHALLENGE
IS THE INDOMITABLE
Annalisa said, "I love the ingenuity of mixing music with the prose."
Samantha, your modern treatment for Hansel & Gretel was a feast for the eyes, ears, and imagination!
Please copy the badge onto your blog, brag about it, link it to your fabulous mix of music, prose and artwork. It's a criminal offense not to see this modern masterpiece!
THE ENCOURAGEMENT AWARD FOR THE
2015 WEP – HALLOWEEN CHALLENGE
Annalisa said, "A chilling, horrific story, vividly written. So many questions..."
So true, the altruistic gift of mothers' milk from such horrific actions, unbelievable and so perfect for Halloween.
Please copy the badge onto your blog, brag about it, link it to your fabulous chilling flash fiction! It's hardly fair that we were chilled to the bone, yet some remain oblivious to this horrific story lurking on the web.
Denise and I sent Annalisa a list of 3 finalists, but before that, we went back and forth, and back and forth because the list was near impossible to cut down to 3. We love hosting the WEP and coming up with the challenges, but we HATE choosing the list of winners. It's just too damn hard!
The stories were so wonderful--how do you choose between Jeff's man-eating skunk monster, and Arpan's haunting stranger on the path home, or Bish's funny naked mermaid and Michelle's descent into madness? I tell you it's near impossible, so a huge thank you goes to Annalisa Crawford for making the process a little easier. Our previous post gives a sketch of each entry.
And our Random.org winner is:
A $5 Amazon Gift Card will arrive soon!
Thanks everyone, for an exciting October!
As we said before we're going to be busy in November with
The NaNoWriMo challenge.
But we'll be back in December with a new challenge:
Just add a touch of sci-fi to your entry
Tell us about the holiday celebration
of your dreams or nightmares.
December is the month of celebrations
So pick your favorite.
Extend our knowledge.
Show us something new!
Take us on a journey like no other!
Just follow this link and discover the many
And for those of you in the northern hemisphere, remember in the southern hemisphere we are sweating it out during the holiday season. Do they have beaches on Mars? Hmm...
Please take a little time to comment and wish the winners well! Maybe next time it will be you! It's been a wonderful challenge, enjoyed by so many!
Don't forget to Spread the Word
We'd love if you'd Tweet one of these:
The #WEPFF has announced the winners of the WEP Halloween Challenge. @YolandaRenee @DeniseCCovey & http://writeeditpublishnow.blogspot.com/2015/10/wepff-halloween-challenge-winners.html
Congratulate the winners of the #WEPFF Halloween Challenge. @YolandaRenee & @DeniseCCovey http://writeeditpublishnow.blogspot.com/2015/10/wepff-halloween-challenge-winners.html
Spread the word & celebrate with the winners of #WEPFF Halloween Challenge. @YolandaRenee & @DeniseCCovey http://writeeditpublishnow.blogspot.com/2015/10/wepff-halloween-challenge-winners.html
Congratulations to the winners! I don't envy any of you who had to narrow it down or select the winner. Great work everyone! I can't wait for December!ReplyDelete
It's tough trying to work through the long list then the short list, LG. So many were worthy of the winner's prize, but there can only be 3 in this case! December will be here before we know it! I'm glad you're participating!Delete
Congrats to the winners!! I found Nila's particularly horrific. . .ReplyDelete
Yes, I think Nila raised the horror bar to the max! Don't think I'll ever forget that one!Delete
Congrats everyone. And a special congrats to the winners. *whistles* I agree. Nila and of course, Michelle's. Great job and great fun was had by all. And a HUMONGOUS thank you to Denise and Yolanda for keeping this together every single time. You two ROCK. Happy Halloween. Bwa ha ha ha ha.ReplyDelete
It's always a ghoulish pleasure to host the Halloween hop. So many creepo stories and poems...yours truly...to never forget. Thanks for your 2 fantastic poems Robyn!Delete
P.S. Thanks to Annalisa too.ReplyDelete
We didn't make it easy on her that's for sure. Luckily she only had 3 to contend with, not 30!!Delete
Many of the submissions were great. I thought Roland Yeoman's story with the Lakota lore was very interesting among others. Congratulations to the winners!ReplyDelete
Yes, Deborah, each entry had something to teach us, and Roland's Lakota law was riveting, I agree.Delete
Huge congratulations to the winners. And immense gratitude to Yolanda, Denise, and Annilisa for undertaking a very, very difficult job.ReplyDelete
I am also thankful (I think) to all those who entered and ensured that I didn't mind my insomnia nearly as much. Sleep wasn't restful after reading many of the entries.
Ha Ha, EC, I think we all lost a little sleep. I think each of us finds different ideas/scenarios scarier than others. For my money, There were so many entries that raised the scariness stakes and the nightmare quotient.Delete
Congratulations to the winners!ReplyDelete
I LOVED, LOVED, LOVED Nila and Samantha's entries. I REALLY enjoyed Arpan's story too.
I'll have to admit that I didn't get a chance to read J.Lenni's piece, but I'll do so now.
Later, when I have more time, I'll read the rest of the entries...
THANK YOU to Denise and Yolanda for another awesome round of WEPFF.
You ladies ROCK!
Hi Michelle, we did too, the whittling down to three was so tough, too tough, and we hate that part of the job. The rest of it is a blessing though!Delete
You rock Michelle! I hope you read J Lenni's poem and see what we saw. Arpan was on the very short list, her story much loved by both of us...but we can only choose 3!! It was especially hard this time as the quality was so high!Delete
Congrats to the winners, there were some great entries this year :)ReplyDelete
Fantastic entries, all! Including yours, Laura!Delete
Congratulations to the winners. Such a difficult job to whittle the entries down to just three to choose an overall winner, so many diverse and brilliant entries. Thank you for all your hard work Yolanda and Denise for making WEP so great. It's a lovely community to be a part of.ReplyDelete
We do enjoy it Sally, and your entry too was wonderful! Brought back lovely memories of my Grandmother, thank you!Delete
Hey Sally, it's people like you who make this a great community! Thank you for always creating a great entry. I loved your generational differences story!Delete
Congrats Yolanda, Denise, and Annilisa, on a successful scarefest! This was tons of fun & I enjoyed the jaunt down creepy lane as a writer & reader! Thank you so much for enjoying my collaborative tale! See you on the other side of November:)ReplyDelete
Your entry, Sam, was genius! Loved it, and so happy that you won! But the decision to cut it down to three - near impossible!Delete
Thanks so much for inviting me to judge this contest. Congrats to the winners :-)ReplyDelete
Thank you Annalisa, your post on writing scary helped us gain more participants, wonderful! And bless you for picking the order! We so needed the help!Delete
We're both glad you made the final order Annalisa. Thank you so much! And thanks for your guest post which was so helpful to so many. :-)Delete
Woot-woot! Congratulations to the winner & runners-up! Great entries, all. Looking forward to the next one!ReplyDelete
Guilie @ Quiet Laughter
I'm so glad Guilie, the challenges are so different and we hope offer a new writing challenge each time!Delete
Fantastic writing. Congratulations to the winners.ReplyDelete
There were so many fantastic tales, weren't there?Delete
Thank you SO MUCH! This means so much to me. I am thrilled that the poem was liked.ReplyDelete
Congrats JLenni! Your poem was amazingly tense and downright scary!Delete
I am so thrilled to bits/so gobsmacked! Horror is not my forte, as you know very well :) Thank you so very much, Denise, Yolanda and Annalisa!ReplyDelete
Congrats to Jenni and Samantha - both their entries were mind blowing and unique! I enjoyed reading each and every post...major sleep issues the whole week :)
For someone to whom horror is not her forte you wrote possibly the most horrific tale Nila! Stepping outside your comfort zone paid off!Delete
Congrats to all the winners. There were certainly some interesting stories. This was a lot of fun Yolanda and Denise. Looking forward to Holiday writing.ReplyDelete
Congrats to all!ReplyDelete
Congratulations to the winners. All so well deserved. Now, to get ready for Christmas. Wait! What's behind me? Could it be a ghost? Boo. Happy Halloween.ReplyDelete
Wow what an exciting challenge. I'm impressed. Fabulous! Congrats to all the winnersReplyDelete
Good luck to those of you doing Nanowrimo.
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