Writing Challenge #18

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WEEKLY CHALLENGE #18

1. WRITE:  This week’s challenge is all about getting you moving around the Writer’s Carnival site. So, we have a few steps for you to follow… are you ready?

  • Write an opening paragraph to a flash fiction story.
  • Continue writing that story to a maximum of 500 words.
  • Head over to your Dashboard and post your full flash fiction story to the Posts for Reviews section of Writer’s Carnival.
  • Post the first paragraph of your shiny new story in the comments of THIS post WITH… the link to your full post that you completed in previous step.

Got it? Let’s summarize quickly.  Write an opening paragraph. Finish writing that story, to a maximum of 500 words. Post the full story in the Writer’s Carnival community, and then come back here and post JUST the opening paragraph and a link to your full post.

Don’t have an upgraded an account? Don’t worry. We’ve got you covered! We’re offering one month TOTALLY FREE until August 31st. Full details here: https://www.writerscarnival.ca/free-one-month-upgrade/

Check out our Frequently Asked Questions here: https://www.writerscarnival.ca/about-us/

2. COMMENT: You MUST comment on FOUR other entries to qualify. If you do not, your entry will be disqualified from the challenge. Give and take… Keep the cycle going.

3. IMPORTANT In order to qualify, you MUST vote for your TOP TWO choices. If you don’t vote, you cannot win this challenge (even if you receive the most votes!). To vote, you need to reply to the email that goes out for the Weekly Challenges. In that email, if you scroll to the bottom, you will see all the information you need to vote for this challenge.You must join our mailing list in order to receive the weekly voting email. 

4. DEADLINE: Tuesday, July 26th at 11:59 p.m. PST. Voting booth will open for this challenge on Wednesday, July  27th, and the winners will be announced the following Wednesday, August 3rd.

CONGRATULATIONS: To the winners of Challenge #16… Tim Hillebrant, Rebecca Braun and Nancy Bell.

THIS CHALLENGE IS OPEN TO ALL MEMBERS!

Have fun!

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51 Comments for “Writing Challenge #18”

says:

Is this where I’m supposed dot be putting my comments? I’ve been doing it in the Posts for Review. Want to get it right for the next challenge.
Lina

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To participate in the contest, you need to comment on four of the entries below… here on this post. Yes, we ask that you review 4 posts for every personal post in the Post for Review area, but that is separate from the weekly challenge comments. Hope this helps?

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https://www.writerscarnival.ca/buckBuck was a strong menacing bully. None of the other student  at Pleasantvil Primary school escaped his torment. There was no match for him except God and the charred skin of a roasted breadfruit
No one not even a hog eats the skin of the roasted breadfruit. The skin is discarded and the white bread like portion is enjoyed.
This day Buck decided to eat the skin. To this day, nobody understands why he would do a thing like that.
Class had just started when Buck muttered, ” I feel bad, I feel bad”.
His dark skin turned pale and he sweated perfously .A violent stream of vomit flew out of his puffed cheeks. Soot and chunks of blackbreadfruit skin landed on the desk and floor aroubd him.
He got up to leave and slid in the slime flat on his backside. The class viewed in shock the contents of the bully’s stomach.
Spontaneous laughter erupted.
Buck slid again as he tried to leave. Falling again hitting his head on the edge of a book cupboard. Blood gushed from the corner of his eyes;  mixing in with all the slime.
He managed to stand up. Gathered his strength and darted out of school forever.

the-bully/

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https://www.writerscarnival.ca/poison-flower/
The nurse shoved the bundle into my arms and turned away, her steps long and brisk. “Everyone deserves a chance,” was what she announced as the door snapped her out of the room.

charles stone

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The nurse is snappy, haha. I wouldn’t want to be in that hospital.

This reads intriguing. There are plenty ways to go.

says:

Annalie this has my mind working. The bundle does not seem to be a newborn. Was the pink bundle taken away by the father? Seems the mother was not ready and was amazed by it.
I tried! Intresting!

Marcia Yearwood

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Cautiously, she walked through the woods toward a clearing where a small cabin stood. She rarely went close to houses because houses meant people and people meant trouble. She couldn’t help it that she had been born black; couldn’t understand why it made such a difference to some. But because of her outdoor prowess, she had become fairly good at staying alive; strictly a case of survival. She learned to hunt but sometimes the tables were turned and she became the hunted. That was always a terribly frightening ordeal. Thank goodness she was smart, light on her feet, agile and best of all, very fast. She could fly like the wind when the situation warranted it.

https://www.writerscarnival.ca/hunger/

charles stone

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Best Laid Plans

Paula shook her head. “You not using no rubber that you kept
in your wallet. I know what happens to condoms that are kept in your
back pocket.”
Sammy pulled back in order to get a full view of her face.
The springs in the mattress protested. He took a second
to place his glasses on his round hairless face. “What happens to them?”
Her eyes narrowed, and her mouth twisted, her mouth that tasted sweet
like a caramel blizzard. Paula swiped imaginary hair from her eyelash.
“It can … you know get all hot and mushy, and it’s not good anymore
and won’t work the way it’s supposed to work, and the woman or girl can get pregnant, and I don’t want to get pregnant because I have big
plans for my life. My big plans don’t include motherhood at seventeen.”

Lisa Doesburg

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There’s no sound more sickening than the sound of a child’s body hitting your windshield and the sight of his small, still body striking the asphalt, a pool of blood forming under his head. No horror can compare knowing you are responsible for the possible death of someone’s baby. It began as an ice cream run at the request of my family members.

charles stone

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I wouldn’t know, never experienced that. And I won’t allow my mind to go there. That would be earth-shattering for me. Good grab. Write on.

Marcia Yearwood

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You’re so very right Lisa, “there is no sound more sickening.” You painted the images very well cause I didn’t want to feel them but did anyway. Makes me cringe…

Carol Moore

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Bella was in her sixty’s and had given up on love. Now she had met a man who brought all those feelings back. The thing was she had to tell him something about her past that was important if they were going to have a sexual relationship. She cried for days because he might just walk out of her life when she told him. Finally, it was time and she sat him down. http://www.writerscarnival.ca/bella-for-wednesday-18/

Marcia Yearwood

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Very good write Carol! Bella is a courageous and honest woman who wants to do the right thing no matter what. I do hope that man is worthy of her! Write on!

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https://www.writerscarnival.ca/creatures-of-habit/
The birds huddled together in a T formation on wires that crossed over the roadway from one utility pole to another. Resembling a scene out of a Hitchcock movie, these tiny creatures of habit gathered in the same spot on Paradise Road every morning.

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