Mutant 750: Winners of #54 & Prompts for #55

October 11, 2015

It was another quiet week here at Grammar Ghoul Press, but what we lacked in quantity, you guys made up for in quality! Thank you to our talented writers — and to all of you who took the time to read and vote this week. 

Before we get to our winners, a quick reminder that October is the month where we channel our Grammar Ghoul Dark Side at Mutant 750 — and ask you to bring us the best of your wicked side. Ghosts, ghouls, monsters, and mayhem are not required to play in the Mutant 750 challenges, but if you’re up for it, we’d love to see you on the Dark Side!

This week, we are pleased to announce that we will be releasing the Summer/Fall issue of The Ghouls’ Review! Keep an eye on us on Twitter and Facebook — and on your inbox if you’ve signed up for our mailing list. We’re just putting the finishing touches on, and we’ll let you know as soon as the issue is live.

Finally, don’t forget to drop in on this week’s Shapeshifting 13 #22 challenge to read and vote for your three (3) favourite submissions — and to read about the Ghoul Festival Tony is hosting over there this month.

Mutant 750 #54 Challenge Winners

Without further ado, here are your winners:

1st: TN Kerr, with High Country, a beautifully-crafted and haunting story. Congratulations, TN Kerr! Don’t forget to grab your Mutant 750 winner’s badge from the sidebar.
2nd: Zer0 the human, with The Watcher, a terrifying story told by a fantastic voice.
 3rd: Cathy, of Views from Around the Corner, with her wonderful and creepy piece, Stranded.


Prompts for Mutant 750 #55

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.

This week’s word is a verb, which means you are allowed to conjugate it to match the tense of your submission. And remember, the ghouls are anxiously awaiting you over on the Dark Side!

Here are your prompts:

Reject (verb) 

Dismiss as inadequate, inappropriate, or not to one’s taste; rebuff (someone); fail to show due affection or concern for (someone).

Creepy dolls© Jakub Krechowicz

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 October 11, 2015 at 11:16 pm

    Thanks everyone for taking the time to participate in this great challenge. Thanks Ghouls for having the vision and the tenacity to provide this venue. I love it!

  • Tony Lovell October 17, 2015 at 12:25 pm

    I am so proud of each and every one of these pieces for this challenge! The creepiness you all conjured is relentless and amazing! Great job, everyone, on this prompt!

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