Mutant 750: Winners of #41 & Prompts for #42

July 12, 2015

I hope you all had fun hanging out with us at week two of our Ghouls at the Beach summertime series! A special thank you to all our writers — and to everyone who read and voted for our submissions!

If you’re new to our summer series, let me explain how Ghouls at the Beach differs from our normal Mutant 750 challenge. Instead of a single word prompt, we’re giving you a different language-related prompt (a literary device, idiom, etc.) each week. You will have to use an example of the prompt in your submission.

In addition to the summertime prompts, we’re also giving you a summertime schedule, with a submission deadline of Friday at noon (so the Mutant 750 will end just as the Shapeshifting 13 opens) and a voting period that runs until Saturday at 11pm ET.

Speaking of which, before we get to our Mutant 750 #41 winners, remember to check out all the submissions for the Shapeshifting 13 #9, and then vote for your three (3) favourites. Voting is open until Monday at 8pm ET.

And don’t forget to check out the ghouls on Twitter and Facebook, or sign up for our mailing list.

Mutant 750 #41 Challenge Winners

1st: Our very own Susan, with her creative and complex story, In Pursuit.  Congratulations, Susan! Don’t forget to grab your Mutant 750 winner’s badge from the sidebar.

2nd: Michael, of Hypothetically Writing, with Looking for a Soul to Steal, in which our tenacious heroine, Gaseous Girl, finally meets the man downstairs.

 3rd: TN Kerr, with his lovely piece, Maybe, Look Under the Bed.

Congratulations to all our winners!

Prompts for Mutant 750 #42

This week’s Ghouls at the Beach prompt is an idiom, which you will find below. Remember, you must use both prompts in your submission. You can use the idiom metaphorically or literally, and you must also make a reference to the visual prompt. Good luck!

Language Prompt (literary device):


When a number of words with the same beginning consonant sound occur consecutively, or close together, in a series (e.g., The wicked witch went wild with whimsy.)

Visual Prompt:

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.

The Rules

  •    •   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!

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  • Susan July 13, 2015 at 6:22 am

    Thanks, Ghouls! What a wonderful way to start the week.. 🙂

  • TNKerr July 13, 2015 at 7:19 am

    Nicely done everyone. Congratulations to all of us who played. We’re all winners.
    Thanks Ghouls and a tip of the hat to Olive and Mirror.

  • Michael July 13, 2015 at 3:23 pm

    I like how the titles of our entries flow together. 😀 Congrats, everyone!

    • tnkerr July 14, 2015 at 4:47 pm

      Well spotted Michael – I missed that, but I am really glad that you didn’t.

  • Susan July 15, 2015 at 12:19 pm

    I didn’t notice that either. How cool!

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