Writing Exercise Competition #7 – Remorse

Photo by K.S. Brooks

Your character is flipping through an old photo album. She comes upon this picture and the memories of what happened on that day so long ago come flooding powerfully back to her. Her heart is heavy with remorse. What happened and why did she keep the picture?

In 250 words or less, tell me a story incorporating the elements in the picture. Continue reading “Writing Exercise Competition #7 – Remorse”

Week 6 Writing Exercise Winner

Today we’re pleased to announce the winner of the sixth weekly Writing Exercise competition at Indies Unlimited.

The winning entry is rewarded with a special feature here today (which is so cool, words can’t even describe it), and a place in our collection of winners which will be published as an e-book at year end.

The 9 entrants received a total of 85 votes. With 64% of those, the winner is: Contestant #8– Bob Lock.

Congratulations to Bob, and thanks to everyone who participated – excellent entries! Now, without further ado, (release doves) here’s the winning entry: Continue reading “Week 6 Writing Exercise Winner”

Writing Exercise Competition Week 6 Voting: The Harbinger

Ahoy ye lubbers! The time to weigh anchor and choose a course is at hand – time to begin voting in this week’s Writing Exercise Competition. On behalf of the IU staff, I want to thank all the entrants for doing such a great job with the writing prompt and the merciless constraints of the exercise.

This week, there are nine entries from which to choose. You may review the entries here. Please spread the word and encourage your friends to vote by using the share buttons at the bottom of the post!

The poll will be open until 5:00 PM MST Thursday Continue reading “Writing Exercise Competition Week 6 Voting: The Harbinger”

Indies Unlimited W.E. #6 – Harbinger

Photo by K.S. Brooks

The brig makes for port under full sail. What cargo and passengers does she carry and from whence does she sail? Is the sight of the ship a comfort or a curse to the denizens of the port town?

In 250 words or less, tell me a story incorporating the elements in the picture. The 250 word limit will be strictly enforced.

Use the comment section below to submit your entry. Entries will be accepted until 5:00 PM Mountain Standard Time on Tuesday, February 7th, 2012.

On Wednesday morning, we will open voting to the public with an online poll for the best writing entry accompanying the photo. Voting will be open until 5:00 PM Thursday.

On Friday morning, the winner will be recognized as we post the winning entry along with the picture as a feature. Best of luck to you all in your writing!

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Photograph by K.S. Brooks, used here with the photographer’s permission. Copying or reproduction of any kind without express consent is prohibited. All rights reserved.

For a more detailed explanation of the contest & its workings, please see the post called “Writing Exercises Return with a Twist” from 12/24/11.

By participating in this exercise the contestants agree to the rules of the contest and waive any and all further considerations or permissions otherwise required for any winning entries to be published by Indies Unlimited as an e-book, showcasing all the photos and with the winning expositions credited appropriately and accordingly.

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