fire results

Two entries for fire, in order of appearance:

Summary by Elihu Zee
Salvation Has Come by Pooka

And now, from previous winner RubeRad …

Two entries this week, very different (but both involving the rising sun, and also fire)! Pooka has crafted a poem about Salvation with some fantastic imagery. I love the idea of an immediate sunrise: “No twilight ‘ere the morn / has beset us in riddles and fear”.

But the winner I choose is Elihu Zee. He captured my heart with the clever technique of suffusing his piece about an execution by firing squad with essence of ‘fire’, and nodding to The Rules by including the word as a throwaway, a feint to distract the eye while the real magic happens elsewhere.

Good job both of you. Mr. Elihu Zee, I look forward to your word of the week!

Congratulations, Elihu Zee!

And now, a time to reflect.  Our participants are strong in spirit but few in number.  Is it time to close up shop?  Suspend until next summer?  Shift to a once-a-month format?  Please chime in using the comments below.

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fire

This week’s word prompt: fire.

Please post your 200 words (no more!) by clicking the comments link at the bottom of this post, keeping in mind The Rules.  Next Sunday evening 2013-08-11, last week’s winner RubeRad will read the entries and select a winner.

[Click the comments link below to read entries and discussion.]

vital results

Two entries for vital, in order of appearance:

Here’s previous winner Pooka, on his decision:

Very challenging this time with only two entries. Both are fantastic and cause me to want more. They are both like opening lines of novels and that alone makes for great entries. Rube gets it by incorporating all the winning words I can remember, and because of the mysterious girl with the plant. What happens next? We gotta know! Wow!

The word prompt RubeRad picked is fire. Thank you to everyone for sharing your vital thoughts.  Please consider writing another 200 this week, and don’t forget to invite others!

vital

This week’s word prompt: vital.

Please post your 200 words (no more!) by clicking the comments link at the bottom of this post, keeping in mind The Rules.  Next Sunday evening 2013-08-04, previous winner Pooka will read the entries and select a winner.

[Click the comments link below to read entries and discussion.]

green results

Hello, 200Writers,

I have heard from Mr. Write200, he is alive and well, on a family road trip, and without the internet access he expected. Meanwhile, I have been deputized to keep the ball rolling, so here goes:

Last time, we had three green entries. Here’s the call from judge John Dutterer,

I enjoyed the vivid imagery of Elihu’s “The First Month” and RubeRad’s spot-on reminiscences of San Diego, a place I love very much. The winner, however, is Pooka. His piece emanates the most “green” for me. Go on, Pooka, pick a word!

Congrats Pooka, another repeat winner!

The word prompt Pooka picked is vital. I will create a new post and copy one existing entry over forthwith, and Pooka can judge a winner, and next week’s word-chooser, Sunday evening, Aug 4.

Please consider writing another 200 this week, and don’t forget to invite others!

green

This week’s word prompt: green.

Please post your 200 words (no more!) by clicking the comments link at the bottom of this post, keeping in mind The Rules.  Next Sunday evening 7/14/13, last week’s winner John Dutterer will read the entries and select a winner.

[Click the comments link below to read entries and discussion.]

shell results

Two entries for shell, in order of appearance:

Dad was furious when they asked by Lady Joyful
Before the Dark by John Dutterer

One additional entry self-disqualified based on length, but is an enjoyable read nevertheless:

Gone by RubeRad

And now the winner, chosen by Joe Cool …

John Dutterer’s Before the Dark wins this week.

Congratulations, John – our first repeat winner!  You get to pick this week’s word prompt (please post as a comment below).  You also get to select a winner among this week’s entries.

Thank you to everyone for sharing your shellish thoughts.  Please consider writing another 200 this week, and don’t forget to invite others!  Also, the comments for shell entries are still open if you’d like to offer feedback.