Monday, 31 August 2020

#WEPFF #WINNERS' POST - LONG SHADOW

Hello everyone! This month saw a lot of great entries! We also noticed many of you were inspired to write poetry this time around, and it was all so good! Thank you to everyone who gave it their all and joined in with us for this challenge.



Since we're still keeping things lite, there will be no blurbs again this month.






SHORTLIST

It's never easy to decide on a short list, and this challenge was no exception. After some debate, here is the final short list we sent off to our judge, Nick Wilford. We've added a link for you to check them out if you didn't get to read them.

C. Lee McKenzie- The Lynching

Dixie Jarchow- Choices

Toi Thomas- A Growing Flame

Bernadette Braganza- The Deserted Railway Station

Elephant's Child- Me and My Shadow

Susan Rouchard- The Banker

DM Hanton- Long Shadow

Sonia Dogra- Long Shadow


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COMMENTING

We would like to thank all of you who have made the effort to comment on all/most of the entries. That is such a crucial part of making WEP work. Though we didn't count them this time around, we still notice and appreciate your thoughtful responses to each entry.


CRITIQUE PRIZE

As you all know, the winner of each challenge receives a critique prize. This month, Juneta Key is offering a fabulous prize: 

-feedback and an edit on a short story, flash fiction, or the first twenty pages of a manuscript

-an Author Spotlight on Writer's Gambit & Stormdance Publications

-questions/setup with website or technical help

-questions/setup with Facebook or Twitter


Juneta writes speculative fiction involving Grumpy Old Gods, Space Opera, Paranormal & Sci-Fi Fantasy.  She is co-owner/editor and website manager of Stormdance Publications.  She is the fiction columnist and editor of The Ninja Writers Pub, and manager of the accountability program, teaches short story and host fiction co-working calls, write-ins for Ninja Writers. She offers coaching in story development/world building, short story, Scrivener, Scapple, Canva help. Her contact. 

Website | Amazon Author Page | Medium Profile | Facebook | Twitter



OUR WINNERS

THE WINNER OF AUGUST 2020'S CHALLENGE

LONG SHADOW IS:


Congratulations, Toi!

Nick wrote: "Haunting and poignant. Only needs a few words to create a powerful impact."

You always amaze us with your ability to move and inspire us in so few words, Toi. Please link the badge to your poem, A Growing Flame, and post it on your blog. You've also won this month's fabulous critique prize!

Congratulations again on your evocative entry!


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THE RUNNER-UP OF AUGUST 2020'S CHALLENGE

LONG SHADOW IS:


Congratulations, Dixie!

Nick wrote: "I liked the mixture of a mystical fantasy atmosphere with the timely issue of gender. Great take."

Dixie, please link the badge to your story, Choices, and post it on your blog.


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THE ENCOURAGEMENT AWARD WINNER FOR AUGUST 2020'S CHALLENGE

LONG SHADOW IS:


Congratulations, Sonia!

Nick wrote: "Beautiful and exotic, I really like the introduction of the myth and accompanying intrigue."

Sonia, please link the badge to your story, Long Shadow, and post it on your blog.

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We also have a special award this month. This is an award the WEP team hands out when we feel the need to acknowledge a WEP participant for their dedication, regardless of whether they make the shortlist.

This month we would like to acknowledge Roland Clarke. He posted this month despite personal struggles that made it extremely difficult, and his ability to serialize always impresses us. 



Roland, please link this badge to your story, Chapter Four: Umbrage, and post it on your blog.


Here's our prompt for OCTOBER. Let's get those thinking caps on. The thinking-caps post will go up on October 1st. The sign-up post will then go live on October 21st. October is our BIG month where we delve deep into dark tales. If darkness isn't your forte (you may well think there's enough darkness in the world without adding to it!) respond in whatever way you wish. 

This is a wonderful badge from our creator, Olga Godim. Its atmospherics conjure up all sorts of Edgar Allen Poe imagery. OOOOH. Let's get creative!

FROM THE CHALLENGES 2020 PAGE: 

Traditionally October is the month when we like to bring out and parade the skeletons...in the cupboards and on our brains. 



Stay safe and well everyone, and here's to a super creative October!






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Read excellent entries from our WEP August winners @DeniseCCovey @yolandarenee @LGKeltner @OlgaGodim https://writeeditpublishnow.blogspot.com/2020/08/wepff-winners-post-long-shadow.html #amwriting #flashfiction #wepwinners

#WEPFF LONG SHADOW winners announced @DeniseCCovey @yolandarenee @LGKeltner @OlgaGodim https://writeeditpublishnow.blogspot.com/2020/08/wepff-winners-post-long-shadow.html #amwriting #flashfiction #wepwinners 

Come congratulate our August winners. #WEPFF LONG SHADOW Challenge @DeniseCCovey @yolandarenee @OlgaGodim @LGKeltner #amwriting #flashfiction #wepwinners https://writeeditpublishnow.blogspot.com/2020/08/wepff-winners-post-long-shadow.html

The #WEPFF writers had some fantastic entries! WEP winners announced! @DeniseCCovey @yolandarenee @OlgaGodim @LGKeltner #amwriting #flashfiction #wepwinners https://writeeditpublishnow.blogspot.com/2020/08/wepff-winners-post-long-shadow.html

#WEPFF LONG SHADOW @DeniseCCovey @yolndarenee @OlgaGodim @LGKeltner #amwriting #flashfiction #wepwinners https://writeeditpublishnow.blogspot.com/2020/08/wepff-winners-post-long-shadow.html

Thank you for the writing excellence, WEP Winners! @LGKeltner @DeniseCCovey @yolandarenee @OlgaGodim #amwriting #flashfiction #wepwinners https://writeeditpublishnow.blogspot.com/2020/08/wepff-winners-post-long-shadow.html

23 comments:

  1. HUGE congratulations to the winners, to Roland, to the participants and to the team. Thank you all so much.

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  2. Thank you! This is so gratifying. Congratulations to everyone. Writing for the WEP has been so rewarding. It's a great learning for me and thanks to all the hosts.
    Sonia from https://soniadogra.com

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    1. Thank you for taking part, and congratulations!

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  3. Thank you to all of you administrators for selecting from the amazing entries - it's a great challenge and as Sonia says ... it is rewarding for us all. Take care and congratulations to everyone - participants and organisers - Hilary

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    1. Thanks Hilary. It was great to have you on board, however late.

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  4. Congratulations to all those short-listed as well as the prize-winners. I'm sure I couldn't have split you up!
    In fact congratulations to all who took part - I thought the standard was excellent.
    Thank you Denise and team, for all your hard work.

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  5. Congratulations to all of the winners and also to the ones who made the short list.
    It was a tough test. The entries were awesome. I enjoy writing for the WEP whenever I can.

    Shalom aleichem,
    Pat Garcia

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    1. WEP wouldn't be the same if you didn't join in, Pat. Thanks for your ongoing loyalty.

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  6. Thank you all for your continued ecouragement. Congratulations to all the winners and everyone who particiapted.

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  7. This challenge yielded an extra rich seam of entries. Very special posts by very special people. Congratulations to all the winners!

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  8. Such awesome writers, you continue to amaze and impress us with each challenge. We are humbled by the talent. Thank you, all! But special Congratulations to the winners! I am so glad that Nick is tasked with what I could never do!

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  9. Congrats!! Toi's piece was so powerful!

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  10. Congratulations to our winners, and thank you to everyone who participated! This was a strong batch of entries, and narrowing them down was difficult.

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  11. Congratulations to all the winners.

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  12. Sincere thanks to all who participated in LONG SHADOW. Congrats to those who made the shortlist and those who didn't. Your name would have been mentioned during the discussion. Special congrats to the winners. It was difficult to choose as always. Also congrats to Roland for his Extraordinary Encouragement award. What a fabulous bunch you all are!

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  13. First, congratulations to all the writer winners of the WEP/IWSG Long Shadow Challenge. I admit that for once I read no entries, but the intent is now there, along with the impetus as the writing has proved high-quality ever since I discovered this Challenge.

    Second my thanks for the WEP/IWSG Challenge team for awarding me the Extraordinary Encouragement Award - an honour which feels undeserved as many of us cope with difficult circumstances. However, I am still grateful - and will try harder next time.

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    1. That is true, but we all agreed you deserve it. You're such a loyal participant, and we always look forward to reading your work!

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  14. Congratulations to all the winners!

    Cool win, Sonia!

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