Carrie Houghton is the Ultimate Streaker in the first annual Stanley’s Cup in a landslide victory! Her story Portrait of a Man touched the hearts of 64 voters! Carrie told a poignant story of Ralph, an old man lonely with the passage of time and filled with a lifetime of stories to tell. Carrie shows this man rather than tell with interesting details – from ironing his pants to not feeding animal crackers squirrels to actual squirrels. Congrats, Carrie!! I’ll send you your personalized badge soon!
Jennifer Palmer takes Supreme Streaker award with her story Take That. The story tells the story of two old men playing their usual game of chess in the park, talking about their old, friend Ralph, who has died. Both men know their lives are still changing, yet life can still be surprising for them! Great work, Jennifer! I’ll send you your personalized badge soon!
- The scent of a story – Thain in Vain
- Last Breathes – Getting Through Limbo
- Cunning Man – Chris Musgrave
Thanks to each and every one of you for participating in the 13 Week Streak! It was a blast. Each week I was excited to read your stories to discover the creative ways you interpreted the prompt. And I was never disappointed.
I’m sad that I don’t have a prompt to give you this week and I won’t be reading your stories. Getting to know each of you over the last 13 weeks (and much longer for some of you) has been a highlight of my summer. I love the community we’ve built and the support we give each other on our journey as writers. This community has allowed me to share my writing, something I was scared to do. I now feel a little proud of some of the stories I’ve written! And you should too! We’ve got an impressive catalogue of stories!
Big thanks to my co-host, Charlotte for the amazing graphics, prompts and mystery basket items! Thanks for suggesting we host something together. I think we did good! Check her out over at Drafty Devil.
I’m heading into a busy fall, but I’m thinking of doing a monthly flash fiction challenge. Same deal: I give you a prompt, you write a story and submit it. No pressure. Just an opportunity to write and share. Would there be any interest in doing this? Let me know.
Chow for now,