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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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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.

shell

This week’s word prompt: shell.

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 7/7/13, last week’s winner Joe Cool will read the entries and select a winner.

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

gossamer results

Four  entries for gossamer, in order of appearance:

This tingling at the tips of my fingers by Pooka
Containment by John Dutterer
Unclean by yesleklb
The metal bands chimed by Joe Cool

And now, from RubeRad …

My favorite was The metal bands chimed from Joe Cool, who found a gossamer moment in what might otherwise be seen as a clinicial, scientific exercise of tagging and releasing. I especially enjoyed the image of the bird escaping from a hard nylon mesh to a softer, gossamer net of caring hands — certainly better than escaping from the frying pan to the fire, which is what you’ve done, Joe Cool, as you now have to give us a word for next week, and judge what we come up with!

(RubeRad remarked on each entry here.)

Congratulations, Joe Cool!  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 gossamer thoughts.  Please consider writing another 200 this week, and don’t forget to invite others!  Also, the comments for gossamer entries are still open if you’d like to offer feedback.

gossamer

This week’s word prompt: gossamer.

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 6/30/13, last week’s winner RubeRad will read the entries and select a winner.

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

gray results

Five  entries for gray, in order of appearance:

I want to forget a photo by Joe Shlabotnik
Would someone mind writing about waking up one morning by Willow
A Southern Melodrama: the Director’s Cut by John Dutterer
Wrung of every last drop by Peregrine
Grey is the Color of Between by RubeRad

And now, from Amy W …

Winner is: RubeRad’s Grey is the Color of Between.

RubeRad couldn’t let that pass without nodding at another entry:

I demand a recount!  I’m pretty sure Joe Shlabotnik’s I want to forget a photo should have won. It was so haunting, I didn’t even want to submit anything …

Thank you, RubeRad – we’ve pinned a second-place ribbon on Joe Shlabotnik’s entry.  Congratulations to both writers!  RubeRad, you get to pick this week’s word prompt and select a winner among this week’s entries.

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