From #15to50- November Fiction Challenge-#Winners

Hello everyone! I figured we should end 2014 with a slight twist, so here’s what’s changing around here for the challenge 🙂

  • There will only be TWO posts picked from here on for the badges: A Winner and a Runner-Up.
  • The Challenge entries will ALL be listed in the Winner’s Post from now on. Feel free to visit those you may have missed and comment on those that you liked/appreciated.
  • Grammar, technique, word flow will ALL be considered very carefully while selecting the winners. So make sure you are not dashing your post off in a hurry 😉

November’s Challenge saw a wonderful response with 19 entries in total. I was really impressed by the range of responses this set of prompts evoked.

The whole trick of Flash fiction and micro-fiction, in particular, is the skill of weaving an entire story into the shortest number of words possible, without compromising on content and expression. Without further ado, here are the top 2 posts, for this month!

To refresh your memory, here were the prompts:

 PROMPTS For November

Word prompt: Destiny

Phrase Prompt: ‘Jaws of Death’

Picture Prompt:

jaws of death

🙂 The RUNNER-UP Post 🙂

Providence

 by Inderpreet Kaur Uppal

(Click to read her post)

Inderpreet’s interpretation of all three prompts was done with a subtle nuance that compels you to re-read the piece once it’s done. The very fact that the protagonist equates the jaws of death to a warm embrace elevates the scenario from the mundane to the spiritual. Her clever play on the word ‘Why’ throughout the piece is both effective and not overworked.

Congratulations for the Runner-Up Badge, Inderpreet 🙂

From 15 to 50 Runner Up Badge Indy

 

<3 THE WINNER! <3

Dinner Invitation

By 

Cathy Graham

(Click to read her post)

If you just click across to her post and read it, you will know why Cat won this badge. In just 19 words, she weaves an entire scene which blends humour and tragedy in a fabulous way. Saying anymore would just be giving it away. Trust me, you’ll want to read this piece. Although she used only the photo prompt, she did great justice to it and deserves this badge today. Take a bow, Cathy!

Congratulations for the Winner’s Badge, Cathy 🙂

From 15 to 50 Winner badge Cathy

List of Participants (In the order of entries submitted)

Anita

Mayuri

Archana (Yen for Blue)

Sanch Living Life

Meenal Sonal

Shilpa Gupte

Kalpana Solsi

Madhavi Adavi

Usha Menon

Meena Menon

Vinitha

Jini Maxin

Inderpreet Kaur Uppal

Kiran Acharya

Pawan

Shashank

Kathy Combs

Varsha

Cat Graham

Congratulations,  Inderpreet and Cathy!

I would like to thank everyone who participated, shared, encouraged and supported this endeavour and I eagerly look forward to setting next month’s challenge and reading the thrilling entries 🙂

To Know more about the Challenge and how to participate, Click Here.

Happy 2015, everyone. See you on the other side 🙂

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