Mutant 750: Winners of #50 & Prompts for #51

September 13, 2015

It was a great week here at Grammar Ghoul Press! We had some new faces, and you all managed to filled some creative shoes. Some of you made me laugh, some of you made me hurt, and some of you sent chills up my spine. Thanks to all of you for participating — and to everyone who read and voted this week! 

Next week, Grammar Ghoul Press will celebrate our first birthday! Not only will we be updating our look, but we’ll also be entering everyone who participates in our 52nd Mutant 750 in a draw to win a $25 Amazon gift card! So tell all your friends — and don’t forget to come back and join in the fun next week!

Before we get to our Mutant 750 #50 winners, a quick reminder to visit this week’s Shapeshifting 13 #18 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 #50 Challenge Winners

Without further ado, here they are:

1st: Joy Pixley, of Tales from Eneana, with A Striking Demonstration, a beautifully-told story about inner strength and dealing with bullies of all shapes and sizes. Congratulations, Joy! Don’t forget to grab your Mutant 750 winner’s badge from the sidebar.

2nd: EA Wicklund, with Avengement, another great story about the consequences of bullying. And outer space.

 3rd: Our ghoulish Tony, with his piece, Truth & Weight, which is creepy and chilling and fabulous.


Prompts for Mutant 750 #51

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:

Whirl (verb) 

Move or cause to move rapidly in a circle or similar curve; to turn abruptly around or aside.


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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  • Joy Pixley September 14, 2015 at 7:58 am

    I am excited to have been voted 1st place for the Mutant 750 #50 challenge, hooray! But the winner’s badge at the bottom of the page says #49. Am I misunderstanding the process, or does that need to be updated? Thanks!

    • Suzanne Purkis September 14, 2015 at 8:27 am

      Hi Joy! Sorry about that. We’ve been having some trouble with our image widgets. It’s all fixed now. 🙂

      • Joy Pixley September 14, 2015 at 8:33 am


  • jen September 14, 2015 at 9:02 am

    Congrats, all! Nice work!

  • jen September 14, 2015 at 10:17 am

    What is the name of that type of flower in the photo prompt?

    • Suzanne Purkis September 14, 2015 at 10:38 am

      I’m not 100% sure, but I think it might be a type of honeysuckle.

      • jen September 14, 2015 at 12:30 pm

        Thank you! Yes that’s the word, I couldn’t think of it. lol

  • tnkerr September 18, 2015 at 5:55 am

    I had a blast writing my story this week. Sorry I’m so slow getting it in.
    Love the new look here!

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