Grammar Ghoul Press hits the 40-week milestone this week — that means we’re now full-term! We’d like to thank everyone who has ever participated in one of our writing challenges, and everyone who has ever submitted something for consideration in The Ghouls’ Review. Without you, we’d just be a handful of ghouls hanging out in an abandoned part of the internet.
It’s summertime! And we’re thrilled to bring you Ghouls at the Beach, a series of special summer writing prompts at the Mutant 750. Each week, we’re going to give you two prompts: One visual prompt, as per usual, and one language prompt. So, instead of a specific word, we’re going to ask you to use a particular literary device, or idiom, or something similar in your piece. We’re also going to extend the submission deadline to Friday at noon, so the Mutant 750 will end just as the Shapeshifting 13 opens — and we’ll extend the voting period to Saturday at 11pm ET.
Speaking of which, before we get to our Mutant 750 #39 winners, remember to check out all the submissions for the Shapeshifting 13 #7, and then vote for your three (3) favourites. Voting is open until Monday at 8pm ET.
Mutant 750 #39 Challenge Winners
|1st:||TN Kerr, with The Ballad of Penny Rabbit, a delightful tale that paints us a picture of an equally delightful world, and still manages to surprise with its strange twist at the end. Congratulations, TN! Don’t forget to grab your Mutant 750 winner’s badge from the sidebar.
|2nd:||Tony Lovell, with his creative, well-paced, and nightmare-inducing piece, Evanescent: Mary.
|3rd:||Thomas Shaw, with Brass Tacks (Cut and Paste #2), which gives us a brand new reason to shudder.|
Congratulations to all our winners!
Prompts for Mutant 750 #40
So, the first prompt in our Ghouls at the Beach series is the literary device, anthropomorphism. You will find both of your prompts below. And remember, you must use both prompts in your submission. You must have an example of anthropomorphism in your piece, and you must also make some sort of reference to the visual prompt. Good luck!
Anthropomorphism (literary device)
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The official rules are below, as is the Inlinkz grid. Don’t be afraid to contact us if you have any questions about the challenge.
- • Challenge submissions must be fiction or poetry.
- • Submissions must be 750 words or less.
- • Submissions must use the prompt as specified.
- • Submissions should be written for the challenge, and shouldn’t pre-date the kickoff post.
- • One submission per person.
- • Please put lengthy explanations at the end of your post, not at the beginning.
- • Don’t forget to add the code for the challenge badge to your post.
- • And don’t forget to have fun!