Hi! This is Renee & Denise for the team, to sum up the October Challenge and to announce the winners!
Thanks for joining us this Halloween month of October and for taking on the story of the Phantom. Amazing work all - the information regarding the story by Gordon Leroux, was most enlightening, stories just perfect for a campfire setting, or poetry for lovers of the art. I think one of my favorite aspects of the WEP is the different takes on the prompt! Again, thank you for your participation, it was wonderful seeing new entrants and returning entrants! As always the choice for the top was tough!
Here is a synopsis of all the entries via the tagline the author provided.
Denise Covey - The Ghost of Opéra Garnier - Love will find a way despite exceptional circumstances
Yolanda Renee - Premonition - Pay attention to your sixth sense
Olga Godim - The Phantom Of The Opera - Music on Mars sounds just as beautiful as it did on Earth
Nilanjana Bose - Chiaroscuro VI - An old radio goes berserk in the middle of the night
Beth Camp - First Time - What do we learn when we close our eyes?
Kalpana M - Undisguised - A self-satisfied man immerses himself in his needs
Shilpa Gupte - Rukhsar Khala and her Kitties - Love thy neighbour, but from afar
Roland R Clarke - Masked Nemesis - Chaos from the shadows delivers a crippling blow to the night witches
Pat Garcia - Joy Comes In The Morning - The kids fell in love with him, a man whose face they couldn’t see. Fascinated by the white gauze covering his head, ears, face, and neck, each wanted to be like him
Jemi Fraser - Think Of Me - Deep in the tunnels, surprises await
Sonia Dogra - Phantom - Stories that did rounds of villages were, after all, only stories
Jamie - Phantom of the Boarded Up House - Teen initiation includes B&E to Phantom’s ghostly concert
Christopher Scott - Phantoms - Inspired by Lon Chaney’s portrayal of the Phantom
J Lenni Dorner - Phantom Wolves - Phantom wolves battle our heroes
Ornery Owl - The Star Child and the Phantom of the Opera - The Other remains reviled
Hilary Melton-Butcher - Phantom Of The Opera - Who But Me Could Come Up with This Post for the poor Phantom (of the Opera) prompt – I feel for him … I wonder if they had Bile Beans on the Nile
Damyanti Biswas - Have You Met the Phantom of My Life’s Opera? - Things only begin with mistakes. That’s not where they end
CONGRATULATIONS Ornery Owl!
THE RUNNER-UP OF THE OCTOBER 023 CHALLENGE
~THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA~
~THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA~
WEP 2024 FLASH FICTION ANTHOLOGY - to be released approx. May 2024.
All winners are automatically invited to submit.
Anyone involved in WEP in the past is invited to submit.
Nila is in charge of bringing this baby home. For now, any questions, please post in comments so all can see the answers.
TO ALL INTERESTED PARTIES WHO LOVE WRITING FLASH FICTION:
You are personally invited to submit a flash fiction piece of between 500 min - 1,000 words max to our upcoming anthology. This will be a work of prose fiction – no poetry, although a poem may be included within your predominately prose story.
Many of the finer points of the anthology are still being finalized, but we have a concrete theme -- Gone! Gone! Gone! All stories submitted will be written to this theme from which the WEP team envisages many possible genres - thriller, romance, fictionalized memoir, horror, crime, women's fiction, paranormal ... and others. By the August post, you will know all there is to know.
What do we want? We want standalone, complete, previously unpublished stories - no extracts of a WIP or serialized story, photo essay or opinion piece. A solid flash fiction. This will be submitted to technical guidelines to be announced in August. This is when WEP will publish an Anthology Page on the site where you will see various ideas for stories, but none is binding. We stress - this is YOUR story, written YOUR way in your chosen genre.
We aim to publish a high-quality eBook and print book. If your entry is accepted, you will be asked to perform further self-edits and the editorial team will do any final editing. WEP's raison d'etre is to improve writing, so the writing must be well-edited and excellent overall.
The Anthology is the culmination of the work and collective wisdom of 13 years of enthusiasm for flash fiction. Most of the current team have been with WEP in one role or another for the duration.
We envisage submissions closing at the end of December ‘23.
Please join us for the Challenge in December! This is a post where you aren't painted into any corners. Give us your real self!
For the festive season, we're taking the stress out and leaving the fun in. No competition, only creativity. We're inviting you to a Holiday Writing Party and we're saying Over to YOU.
Remember to post December 1 through the 15 so everyone can get on with the festive season!
~OVER TO YOU~
Click on our Challenges 2023 page for ideas for December. But we stress, write your entry your way! What movie inspired you?
We announce our WEP OCTOBER‘23 #THEPHANTOMOFTHEOPERA #winners @DeniseCCovey @yolandarenee @jemifraser @SoniaDogra16 #amwriting #writingcontest #flashfiction #wepwinners https://writeeditpublishnow.blogspot.com/2023/10/wep-winners-october-challenge-phantom.html
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