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Wednesday 5 January 2022

Winners of the #WEP #NARCISSUS Challenge for December 2021


Winners of #WEP December Challenge

"What a phenomenal group of writers WEP has." 

Nick Wilford, WEP judge.

Hello everyone, Jemi here! We would like to thank those of you who took part in the December Challenge NARCISSUS. This was an interesting challenge and produced a wide range of themes and stories! 

Thank you all for writing blurbs/taglines for the stories. Don't worry, if you forgot, we've always got your back.

We'll keep asking for taglines in the next challenges - they're great for practicing pitches for our stories. We thank our co-host, Jemi Fraser, for collating them.

Denise Covey - A Little Reflection Can’t Hurt - Be careful what you wish for; you might just get it

Yolanda Renée - Narcissus - Narcissistic led materialism the new golden idol

Debbie D - Rita - The Portrait of a Narcissist 

Jamie - Hashtag - Fashion becomes pain for a narcissistic social media influencer

J Lenni Dorner - #BeautifulPrincess Parable - A simple story with a lesson about 

valuing youth and beauty above all else

Michael Di Gesu - Narcissus - Beauty is literally in the eye of the beholder...

Jemi Fraser - Little Tommy - Bringing up Tommy, the tale of a narcissist

NR Williams - Narcissist - When one imagines themselves invincible

HIlary - The Wear and Tear of Aging - Wear and tear begone!!

Olga Godim - Narcissus - Even a barber could be a hero!

Shilpa Gupte - Narcissistic Me - One in million

Shannon Lawrence - Beautiful Husk - Some must bear witness, an echo only of the horrors they see

Ornery Owl - Symphony for Narcissus - Greetings, Class. Fasten your seat belts! Professor Ornery Owl has a history lesson and a proposal for you

Roland Clarke - Mirrored Pride - Uplifted by daffodils, two women affirm their love and pledge to fight for human rights.

Kalpana - Narcissus - A poetic interpretation of the name and the myth

Nilanjana Bose - Reflections - Narcissi will grow in the most unexpected of places

Rebecca Douglass - Snow Dragon - Sometimes a dragon is really a dragon

LG Keltner - Adoration - Dorian’s followers have come and he’s ready to take them to the next level

Jemima Pett - The Scent of Narcissus - A dreary winter day holds more than it seems

Bernadette Braganza - A Christmas Fairy Tale - A dialogue between two sisters that turns into an inspiration for one of them


Our wonderful judge Nick Wilford has been a real trooper over the years. This month we did our best to make things easier on Nick by sending him a short list of six. This is not a reflection on the quality of the entries this challenge. There were passionate email exchanges involved as we whittled things down. There were pieces we all loved that did not make the list, so do not despair if you don't see your entry listed here. Maybe next time.


Thank you once again to all of you who continue to comment! Commenting is a major part of WEP's success. The feedback you give your fellow writers helps them improve their craft, and the words of encouragement help to motivate and inspire.


The winner of each challenge gets the opportunity to receive a critique prize if they have a piece of writing ready, whether it be a full manuscript, a short story or an article. They also get the opportunity to write a guest post for WEP on a topic of their own choice. If a winner has no work for critique, please let us know so we can pass the opportunity on to the next on the list. We need you to contact the editor right away, then send your work in under three months at the most. Editors are busy people who need to plan, so please respect their time.

Our sidebar proudly displays everyone who is offering critique prizes for 2021. You are welcome to contact any of the editors with a request for work. 

This month's critique prize is brought to us by Christine Rains -a detailed 10,000 word critique  Thank you, Christine!



Congratulations, Cie, Ornery Owl, for your entry, 

Cheeky History With Ornery Owl: Sympathy for Narcissus

Nick wrote: "A bit of everything here. Poetry, a history lesson and great satire. Really fun read."

Cie, please post your badge on your blog and link the badge to your winning entry. Enjoy the critique prize or pass it on if you have no body of work ready. We eagerly await your Guest Post on a topic of your choice!



Congratulations, Hilary, for your entry, 

Narcissus - the Wear and Tear of Ageing 


Nick wrote: "This was fun too. A unique take and as always with Hilary, there's history in there too.."

Hilary, please link the badge to your entry and post it on your blog. Congratulations!



Congratulations, Jamie, for your stunning entry, 

Hashtag Fashion Pain


Nick wrote: "Perfect for our times. I appreciated the black humour. "

Jamie, please link the badge to your entry and post it on your blog.


Nick also commented: "So fun and satire seemed to be the watchwords here, but there was a lot of pathos over many entries too. I didn't see any that I didn't like."

We agree - so many amazing stories and writers!

Read amazing entries from our WEP OCTOBER 2021 NARCISSUS winners @DeniseCCovey @yolandarenee @LGKeltner @OlgaGodim @jemifraser #amwriting #flashfiction #wepwinners https://writeeditpublishnow.blogspot.com/2022/01/winners-of-wep-narcissus-chanllenge-for.html

#WEPFF NARCISSUS winners announced @DeniseCCovey @yolandarenee @LGKeltner @OlgaGodim @jemifraser https://writeeditpublishnow.blogspot.com/2022/01/winners-of-wep-narcissus-chanllenge-for.html #amwriting #flashfiction #wepwinners

Come congratulate our DECEMBER winners!. #WEPFF NARCISSUS Challenge @DeniseCCovey @yolandarenee @OlgaGodim @LGKeltner @jemifraser #amwriting #flashfiction #wepwinners https://writeeditpublishnow.blogspot.com/2022/01/winners-of-wep-narcissus-chanllenge-for.html


We're looking forward to The Year Of Music for 2022!

Wishing all of you peace and love this holiday season and
all of the best that 2022 has to offer!

Join us in February for our first Year of Music challenge!


  1. HUGE CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL THE WINNERS, and indeed to all the participants. And my heartfelt thanks to the administrative team.

    1. Thanks, Sue. Happy New Year! I hope you're enjoying it so far and into the future may you deal well. What would life be without WEP? Which is why we keep plugging along. The writing is now of such a high standard I wouldn't miss it for the world.

  2. Congratulations to the Winners. Well deserved! What a satisfying bouquet of offerings it was.

    1. It was a satisfying bouquet of offerings. Love that phrase. I'm just sorry we can't award everyone. What a high standard we've reached!

  3. Thank you delighted to be recognised ... but especially congratulations to Cie and to Jamie - very happy to be in the middle of these two. It's a fun prompt challenge to enter ... here's to WEP February ... cheers to one and all - Hilary

    1. Hilary, you've really taken to WEP, haven't you? Your entries delight us every time. Narcissus was exceptional from you. Great that you're enjoying writing for us!

  4. I am absolutely floored. Thank you so much! I'm going to pass on the critique prize. I'm working on a number of things right now and don't have anything ready to be critiqued so someone else might as well take advantage of it.
    Again, thank you very much!

    1. Congratulations again, Cie! We all loved your entry and so glad Nick put you No 1! Not sure if you've contacted Hilary re the critique prize. Do you want me to do it?

      I'm so glad you gave us another chance! We would have missed an outstanding entry!

  5. Congrats to the winners and all the entrants - another great round of entries - thanks everyone!!

  6. Awesome! And way to go to my fellow winners.

    1. Jamie, thanks for sharing such top quality writing with us. Adored the black humor. Keep it coming!

  7. CONGRATS Winners! So many wonderful stories to read!

    1. There were, weren't there Michael. So many great entries, your included, but there can only be 3 winners which makes it difficult. But rest assured, a lot of discussions goes into it.

  8. Congratulations to the winners.

  9. Congratulations winners, and everyone! What a fun challenge. Happy New Year!

  10. Congratulations to the winners. You all wrote amazing stories.

  11. Congrats to all the winners--love the tags too. Happy New Year!

  12. Congratulations to the winners! Thank you to the team for providing this wonderful creative outlet. Happy New Year!


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