Welcome to the October Challenge for Write...Edit...Publish, THRILLER!
My favorite time of the year, FALL (Autumn), and my favorite holiday is HALLOWEEN!
Hi, Renee presenting this month's challenge. Welcome to "THRILLER", inspired by the lyrics and videos of Michael Jackson.
Anything goes, so have fun, just let the words flow...
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This is the Fear fest Challenge in which we ramp up the spook factor over here, welcoming your creepiest compositions, your most haunting and haunted tales running the gamut of paranormal, speculative, crime, and horror genres. However, as always, there are no rigid rules. Feel free to write to any genre if those mentioned are not your thing.
The prompt is based on Thriller, released in the early '80s, an unofficial anthem for Halloween and horror. Both singer and song are music industry icons. Thriller has sold 70 million+ copies worldwide, and Michael Jackson, known as the King of Pop, is one of the controversial and culturally significant figures of the 20th century. He is credited with some landmark music and reinventing complex dance moves like the moonwalk to make it his own signature. Like the Beatles, MJ was, during his lifetime and remains, more than a decade after his death, one of the best-selling artists of all time. He has left a massive and unique thumbprint on the music/entertainment scene of the late twentieth century.
The prompt has endless possibilities. Take this song - they can inspire myriad flashes - the forty thousand years of funk, the beast about to strike, the thing with forty eyes - the imagery is vivid and specific, and boy! can they be used to craft a creepy tale or what? Or you could use the video's own storyline to write to. Use that iconic dance with the undead, the MC morphing into a zombie, to spin a horror flash.
Or maybe not...because hang on...not everyone needs to be a horror/Halloween junkie. Use the demons as a metaphor. Let the dance with the zombies become an inner wrestling bout with some tragic character flaw(s) in your MC. Or weave a girl-boy-movie-night narrative. Or one of a rescue mission where the hero snatches the damsel in distress from the jaws of monsters, real or imaginary. Or...just write to the title 'Thriller' - no end to the tales you could tell. You see? - a million ways to go, a million things to be!
Have fun writing!
The October Prize:
Yolanda Renee - Your host today and author of a 7-book mystery series, and one book of Poetry, is offering a 10,000-word critique, content edit, or full novel BETA read.
Visit Renee's Blog Defending the Pen
To win Renee's valued prize,
submit your "THRILLER" entry between
October 19 – 21st.
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WEP is full of surprises! For October, along with the generous offer from Yolanda above, we're offering Amazon Gift Cards to the three winners! We know our writers aren't seeking financial rewards, but please accept your gift if you're one of the three winners!
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And if you haven't heard...
Two of our writing friends won a place in the last IWSG Anthology.
Congratulate our hostess with the most-est
Denise Covey and her story
along with regular WEP participant
Michael Di'Gesu and his story Oliver's Girl
for their winning stories
"Marmalade Sunset" by Denise Covey.
What is his grandmother up to? A grandson wonders when she invites him to accompany her on a trip to Greece.
This moving love story is set on the beautiful island of Santorini in the Aegean Sea.
"Oliver's Girl" by Michael Di Gesu.
Will star-crossed sweethearts find a way back to each other?
Olivia spends an afternoon with her great-grandfather and learns some surprising things in this poignant and uplifting story.
Denise & Michael!
Denise here. Right from the start, WEP enthusiasts have been winners in the various anthologies.
In the first, Parallels, Felix was here, we have L.G. Keltner (winning story) and Yolanda Renee from Team WEP.
In the second, Hero Lost, Olga Godim won a spot!
In the third, Tick Tock, we have again Yolanda Renee, along with Jemi Fraser, Rebecca M Douglass, Mary Aalgaard and C Lee McKenzie.
Masquerade, the fourth edition, saw L.G. Keltner and Anstice Brown win places.
The fifth, Voyagers, saw Roland Clark and Rebecca M Douglass take pride of place.
Dark Matter, the sixth anthology, saw Olga Godim from Team WEP our sole representative.
As soon as the next anthology is announced, we encourage to sharpen your writing for this chance to be read by agents and editors.
You can check out the IWSG Anthology website run by Tara Tyler HERE to check out all the anthologies. All available to buy.
And the fun continues in December
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