So I decided to host a Winter Holiday Writing Prompt Challenge and nobody came. . .

Actually, that’s not true–  my dear friend Eric Syrdal sent a submission.  The only submission.

I suddenly feel transported back to my hopelessly awkward and geeky thirteen year old self who never got asked to dance at those middle school dances held in the gym with lame paper streamers that always ended with Stairway to Heaven.  Longest. Song. Ever.

Don’t make me go back there!

Please, please submit. 

The Guidelines

Writing Prompt- The Winter Holiday Song of Your Choice**

  1. Using a Winter Holiday song of your choice as inspiration, write a 100 to 800 word original, previously unpublished piece.  It can be poetry, prose, short fiction or even essay.  The Winter Holiday song can be used as the title, you can use the phrase intact, or break it up however you want within the written piece.  I do ask that tell me what song inspired your piece and that you include a link to your favorite version.
  2. Pick out an image to go with your submission
  3. Write a brief biography
  4. Send the following to by midnight on Friday, December 15 2017:
    • Your original piece
    • suggested image
    • brief biography including the name you write under
    • link to where you post your writing (blog, Facebook page, Instagram, etc.)
  5. Submissions will be judged by me and at least one guest judge.  If you are interested in being a guest judge for this challenge, let me know.
  6. I will publish all submissions on Brave and Reckless as long as they are appropriate and you are welcome to reblog to your platform once they have been published on Brave and Reckless first. They will also get a plug on Brave and Reckless‘ Twitter and Facebook pages. All participants are strongly encouraged to reblog the winning submission to their own blog.

Please feel free reblog and post this challenge invitation on social media.

**I really mean any song that mean the Winter Holidays to you.  Except for maybe Alvin and the Chipmunks singing Christmas music.  That is an abomination.  If one of the Alvin and the Chipmucks Christmas songs is your inspiration, your writing had better be EPIC!

4 thoughts on “So I decided to host a Winter Holiday Writing Prompt Challenge and nobody came. . .

  1. I would if I were not blocked. Having difficulty at the moment. I will try though if it is not good I apologise.


  2. Pingback: So I decided to host a Winter Holiday Writing Prompt Challenge and nobody came. . . | Go Dog Go Café | The Reluctant Poet

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