Mutant 750: Winners of #49 & Prompts for #50

September 6, 2015

Well, our first week back to the grindstone was overflowing with wine and jealousy. What more could a ghoul ask for? Thanks to all our talented writers for making this such a fun place to hang out every week! 

In two weeks, Grammar Ghoul Press will be celebrating our first birthday! To mark the occasion, we’ll be updating our look a little. And everyone who participates in the 52nd Mutant 750 will be entered into a draw to win a $25 Amazon gift card!

Okay, before we get to our Mutant 750 #49 winners, a reminder that our inaugural Fall Short Story Contest is open for one more week. There’s a $100 prize for first place, and entries can be between 1000-3500 words.

Don’t forget to pop over to the Shapeshifting 13 #17 challenge to read and vote for your three (3) favourite submissions. Voting there will be open until Monday at 8pm ET.

Finally, be sure to follow us on Twitter or like us on Facebook — and if you’re not already, get yourself signed up for our mailing list so you receive kickoff notifications (plus other cool stuff) right in your inbox.

 

Mutant 750 #49 Challenge Winners

This week, we have a tie for first place!

1st: Paz Spera, of The Paz Spera Experience, with The Switch, a creative and tension-laden story about jealousy. Congratulations, Paz Spera! Don’t forget to grab your Mutant 750 winner’s badge from the sidebar.

Views from Around the Corner, with Wedding Plans, which perfectly illustrates why eloping might be a good idea.


2nd: TN Kerr, with Cabernet Sauvignon, a beautifully told story of youth, jealousy, and innocence.


 3rd: Michael, of Hypothetically Writing, with his piece, The Return of Hiccup Holly, which sets the stage for Gaseous Girl’s next big adventure.

 

Prompts for Mutant 750 #50

Just in case you missed last week, we are back to our dual prompts, but we’ll be keeping our revised summer schedule. That means the Mutant 750 will continue to close on Fridays at noon, with voting open from then until Saturday at 11pm ET.

Here’s a quick review of how the regular Mutant 750 Writing Challenge works. You get two prompts: A word prompt and a visual prompt. You have to use both prompts in your submission. You write a flash fiction/micro story or a poem (max. 750 words) and post it on your blog. You include our badge, which you should see in the right sidebar (just copy all of the text beneath the badge and paste it into the HTML or Text view of your post). Then you add your link to the Inlinkz grid at the bottom of this page, and go read all the other submissions. You have until Friday at noon to submit.

Here are your prompts:

Shoe 

A covering for the foot, typically made of leather, having a sturdy sole and not reaching above the ankle.

Tables and chairs in a college classroom© osorioartist

 

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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  • tnkerr September 7, 2015 at 7:13 am

    I’m not sure how but the stories get better each and every week. What a great place to play. My gratitude goes out to everyone who works tirelessly to make this fun.

  • Paz September 8, 2015 at 12:21 pm

    I agree, the stories keep getting better. This is a great writing group, more than happy to be here!!

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