HAPPY NEW YEAR, FRIENDS!
We're wrapping up the year 2022 with the "THE FIRST TIME EVER I SAW YOUR FACE" winner's post. As usual, this prompt took our writers in all different directions. Thanks to all the superbly talented writers who took part, the WEP challenges once again were so very hard to judge.
Thank you, everyone, for your outstanding entries:
Denise Covey - Your Face, Your Face, Your Face - More than cooking goes on in the kitchen
Nilanjana Bose - Chiaroscuro - A random photo can open up a can of worms
Yolanda Renée - The First Time - Love defined
Beth Camp - When You Say Yes - Saying yes to a simple request can change your life
Olga Godim - The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face - Kidnapped by a pirate, the Finder can’t resist the pull of her magic
NR Williams - The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face - Love, acceptance, compassion
Hilary Melton Butcher - The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face - Glory Be…a Cruel Unmasking…What a stink for Christmas Joy
Jemi Fraser - Harry’s Mission - Harry's on a mission to see a face for the first time
Roland Clarke - Soul Seeds - Slava Ukrayini
Ornery Owl - First and Last Memories - a tribute in the form of Choka poetry
Pat Garcia - The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face - He turned to talk to the man on his left side and the full extent of the scar, the zigzagged flesh that marred the terrain of his otherwise sculptured face, had me wondering who could have been so angry as to mark him so brutally.
Bernadette Braganza - I Saw You! - A child’s curiosity leads to an unexpected discovery
Roland Clarke - (Act 3) Swords to Ploughshares - Night Witches look to the Peace after the firestorm
Sonia Dogra - The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face - We choose to be handcuffed by rolling letters
Sally Stackhouse - The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face - A forbidden meeting
LG Keltner - Seeing You - The line between love and obsession is easily crossed
J Lenni Dorner - ANTiation - A true face is revealed
Jamie - Face Of Fratricide - What did they expect with a name like King?
Carole Stolz - The First and Only! - Love can be deceitful, even fateful
So many great entries. We had such trouble whittling down our choices. This is our full list, but only 3 could win!
Roland C. Clarke
J Lenni Dorner
Thank you to all those who comment widely, especially those who read and comment even when they do not have an entry in the ring or are unwell. Commenting is super important to us both as feedback towards the improvement of writing craft and as a communication channel for community building.
Sadly, this month as in months past we've had commenting issues. No one's quite sure what is going on, but it is not just a WordPress/Blogger issue. Please check the comments on the WEP post or the C-Box where we posted comments that wouldn't take on blogs.
Please note that due to incessant spamming issues, we have had to keep comment moderation on. So your comment may not show up right away, but we will get to it soonest possible. We value your comments, please keep them coming.
The December Prize:
Award-winning writer and artist Olga Godim is offering to help design a book cover, critique a short story, a flash, or a chapter - up to you.
Visit Olga's Blog: Olga Godim writing!
NOW LET'S CONGRATULATE THE WINNERS!
THE WINNER OF THE
DECEMBER 2022 CHALLENGE,
THE FIRST TIME EVER I SAW YOUR FACE,
Nick said - "A sweet portrait of love and devotion. Very nicely done."
PAT, please post this badge and link it to your winning entry. Enjoy the critique prize or pass it on if you’d prefer. We look forward to a guest post here on a topic of your choice soon.
Thank you for the reading pleasure of SWORDS TO PLOUGHSHARES.
Nick said, "A moving exploration of the human side of war and how love finds a way in the direst circumstances."
Roland, Please take this badge and link it to your winning entry on your blog.
AND FINALLY, THE ENCOURAGEMENT AWARD
FOR THE DECEMBER 2022 CHALLENGE
GOES TO -
Nick said, “Whimsical and fun. A great antidote to the heavier pieces..”
Bernadette, please take this badge and link it to your entry on your blog.
Thank you to all our amazing participants for your entries. We read so many magnificent and magnificently varied takes on this month’s prompt!
We announce our WEP DECEMBER 2022 THE FIRST TIME winners @DeniseCCovey @yolandarenee @LGKeltner @OlgaGodim @jemifraser #amwriting #writingcontest #flashfiction #wepwinners https://writeeditpublishnow.blogspot.com/2022/12/wep-winners-december-2022-first-time.html
#WEPFF DECEMBER 2022 THE FIRST TIME EVER I SAW YOUR FACE winners announced @DeniseCCovey @yolandarenee @LGKeltner @OlgaGodim @jemifraser https://writeeditpublishnow.blogspot.com/2022/12/wep-winners-december-2022-first-time.html #amwriting #flashfiction #wepwinners #writingcontest
Come congratulate our DECEMBER THE FIRST TIME winners! #WEPFF Challenge @DeniseCCovey @yolandarenee @OlgaGodim @LGKeltner @jemifraser #amwriting #flashfiction #wepwinners #writingcontest https://writeeditpublishnow.blogspot.com/2022/12/wep-winners-december-2022-first-time.html