Mutant 750: Winners of #51 & Birthday Prompts for #52

September 20, 2015

It was another great week here at Grammar Ghoul Press! Thanks for being so patient while we underwent our birthday makeover — and of course, a big thank you to all of our writers, and to everyone who read and voted this week! 

It’s our birthday! Can you believe we’ve been doing this for a whole year? We certainly couldn’t have done it without all of you. So let’s celebrate with some birthday prompts — and a door prize! Everyone who participates in this week’s 52nd Mutant 750 will be automatically entered in a draw to win a $25 Amazon gift card! So get those writing caps on, dust off your muse, and get writing.

And don’t forget to drop in on this week’s Shapeshifting 13 #19 challenge to read and vote for your three (3) favourite submissions. Voting there will be open until Monday at 8pm ET.

Are you following us on Twitter and Facebook? And are you signed up for our mailing list? Those are the places to be if you want to be sure you receive all our kickoff notifications — and lots of other cool stuff.

Mutant 750 #51 Challenge Winners

Without further ado, here they are:

1st: Joy Pixley, of Tales from Eneana, with A Bird in the Hand, a creative and cleverly crafted story. Congratulations, Joy! Don’t forget to grab your Mutant 750 winner’s badge from the sidebar.
2nd: Our lovely and talented ghoul, Jen, with her delightfully creepy story, 11:14.
 3rd: EA Wicklund, with his entertaining story, Feeding the Birds.


Prompts for Mutant 750 #52

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. Email us if you have any questions.

Here are your prompts:

Birth (noun) 

The emergence of a baby or young from the body of its mother; the start of life as a physically separate being.
Birthday cake on a pink background© Ruth Black

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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  • jen September 21, 2015 at 9:37 am

    aww thanks guys!!!
    And Happy Birthday Grammar Ghoul Press!! Love the new look!!

  • tnkerr September 25, 2015 at 12:59 am

    Yes – happy birthday week! Bravo!

  • Leigh W. Smith October 1, 2015 at 4:08 pm

    Happy (very belated) birthday, Grammar Ghoul! As to the makeover, I really like all the white space with splashes of color and original art/graphics. Best wishes for many more years of supporting and encouraging writers, not to mention graphic design!

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