Write…Edit…Publish (WEP) is a permanent bloghop posting every second month. Check out our program for 2017 in our sidebar and Pages above. We usually post three times between bloghops–winners’ announcements, guest posts and up-coming bloghops. Submit your name to the InLinkz list to join us each challenge. WEP challenges are free, open to all. If your entry catches our eye, you will win a $10 Amazon Gift Card or a winners’ badge.

Wednesday, 23 August 2017

WEP…Write…Edit…Publish – REUNIONS - WINNERS for August 2017

Hello folks!

What a wonderfully extending challenge. The entries were outstanding as always and quite varied because REUNIONS can be approached many ways.  However, there's been some discussion that this challenge raised the bar. I loved that there was some poetry, but as always, the flash fiction dominated. I've read through the entries three times, but it didn't make it any easier to achieve consensus. Finally, Yolanda and I came up with our top three! 


Kudos to Olga Godim, our badge designer, and Nilanjana Bose, our prompt guru!  REUNIONS was one of our most inspiring challenges so far.
I'm about to announce the winners, but I must say, there were more contenders this time than at any other time. In the end, it comes down to who strikes the loudest chord with us as readers -- choosing is so subjective! As always, we take into account the collegiality of the participants. Reading and commenting on each other's posts is crucial to the success of WEP and we're delighted that many of you took the time to do just that. 
In our discussions, Julie Flanders's, The Last Reunion made the short list, as did Pat Garcia's poignant poem, Are You Still a Dreamer? J Lenni Dorner's flash on the miserable life of an outsider, Stew, came under close scrutiny.
But there was so much more -- Donna B McNichol, a first timer at WEP, summed up the decades and her personal growth in her class reunion recount. Lisa Wilton charmed us when she pulled a rabbit out of a hat, and Laura broke outside the box and tried poetry for the first time in many years...then there was Roland's and D.G. Hudson's, Deborah Drucker's, L.G. Keltner's list, Pat Hatt's inclusion of his second WEP entry on Rhyme Time, Christopher Scott, Nancy and Donna's last minute entries. Phew! So  many good reads. 
We love that Pat Hatt gave WEP a heads up for inspiring his latest book, based on a WEP entry. This happens more than you may think. Sometimes a commenter gives us an idea...and away we go...

To quote Pat:  I may as well boast. Thanks to WEP back in April giving me the idea and a few egging me on, I have finished another novel [to add to his 100+) at my sea. Delivered all sprang from the WEP. Goes to show what can happen from 1000 words or less.






Let's not forget our wonderful team members -- Olga and Nila, with their excellent entries, but our policy at WEP is that none of the team are in the running for a prize, sadly at times.

So, without further procrastination, I announce...

THE WINNER OF THE
2017 WEP AUGUST CHALLENGE
REUNIONS
is
SCREAM! GURGLE! RUN!
PAT HATT

PASSIONATE NIGHTS – This flash grabbed us by the throat and didn't let go. A completely scary, deep, dark flash where horror came out to play. Certainly a REUNION with a difference. Well done, Pat, in exploring new depths. Now I tremble to see what you come up with for Halloween!
Congratulations Pat!
Please, accept the winner’s badge and display on your blog with a link to your story.

An Amazon Gift Card of $10 will be winging your way shortly.

THE RUNNER UP OF THE
2017 WEP APRIL REUNIONS CHALLENGE
IS
C. LEE MCKENZIE

LISA'S QUILT - a beautifully resonant tale, replete with wonderful imagery, of  a special quilt, magick between sisters, wonderfully united, then...bam! A cliffhanger! Another book C. Lee?

Congratulations C. Lee!

Please accept the Runner Up Badge
And display on your blog with a link to
Lisa's Quilt.

THE ENCOURAGEMENT AWARD FOR THE
2017 WEP AUGUST REUNIONS CHALLENGE GOES TO
HILARY MELTON-BUTCHER




Historian Hilary delighted us with a very special REUNION inspired by "The Reunion" sculpture...who can forget the poignant "kneel on...kneel on..."

Congratulations, Hilary. Please accept the badge and display it on your blog with a link to
REUNIONS

CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL WINNERS

Thanks, everyone, for joining us in AUGUST. We love each and every one of you. Can't wait for the next challenge in OCTOBER, DARK PLACES...ooooooo!
WEP CHALLENGE FOR OCTOBER, DARK PLACES.

It’s Halloween. Physical or psychological or just plain dark. This prompt has any number of possibilities! Let your imagination run riot! Scare us! Ghosts? Vampires? Creatures of the night? Innocents in peril? Make us beg for more. We look forward to this challenge every year.  If you're posting to another Halloween challenge, please include WEP to your entry, let your amazing words do double or triple service.
Go to our Challenges Page above to read more on this prompt and the final prompt for the year.

Be sure to return for the winner’s guest post!
 Coming soon. I for one want to know where Pat Hatt got his inspiration! 


We'd love if you'd Tweet one of these:


The #WEPFF REUNIONS Challenge Winners announced! @DeniseCCovey & @YolandaRenee #amwriting #flashfiction https://writeeditpublishnow.blogspot.com/2017/08/wepwriteeditpublish-reunions-winners.html
Celebrate with Pat Hatt 1st place winner #WEPFF REUNIONS August Flash Fiction challenge #amwriting https://writeeditpublishnow.blogspot.com/2017/08/wepwriteeditpublish-reunions-winners.html
#WEPFF August Reunions Challenge winners-amazing writers! @DeniseCCovey & @YolandaRenee https://writeeditpublishnow.blogspot.com/2017/08/wepwriteeditpublish-reunions-winners.html #amwriting #flashfiction
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YOUR WEP TEAM!
Denise, Yolanda, Olga, Nilanjana


Tuesday, 1 August 2017

August #Write...Edit...Publish challenge -- REUNIONS

Welcome to the Write…Edit…Publish August 2017 Challenge 

REUNIONS

Image result for images for reunionsFamilies separated by a multitude of reasons-- ill feelings, separation at birth, kidnapping -- many reasons for such, or a holiday reunion lends itself to a fantasy reunion that can be heartbreaking for its reality. A class reunion can be terrifying for anyone! Whoa, so many possibilities here!

This is a prompt where we expect to have our heartstrings tugged in some way. So many possibilities as suggested above. I'm sure you can come up with many more.


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What will you share for REUNIONS? 

We can't wait to start reading!

Early posts appreciated. Denise is off on another overseas jaunt early September so it'd be great to be able to do some reading/judging/awarding before she goes!!!




We'd love if you'd Tweet one/all of these:

A #WEPFF REUNIONS Challenge, how will this prompt inspire your muse?  @YolandaRenee @DeniseCCovey https://writeeditpublishnow.blogspot.com/2017/08/august-writeeditpublish-challenge.html
Join us for a new #WEPFF August Flash Fiction challenge - REUNIONS - Did you attend your class reunion? #amwriting https://writeeditpublishnow.blogspot.com/2017/08/august-writeeditpublish-challenge.html
#WEPFF June Challenge REUNIONS a poem, FF, a photograph OR? @DeniseCCovey @YolandaRenee #amwriting #flashfiction https://writeeditpublishnow.blogspot.com/2017/08/august-writeeditpublish-challenge.html  

And please share the link on your blog:


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Brought to you by the team:
Denise – Renée – Nilanjana – Olga