Autumn-Themed Prompt Contest

Are you excited about autumn? I am! Leaves changing colors, hoodie and sweater weather, hot coffee time…

That’s why I chose the theme of AUTUMN for October’s Prompted Contest! My judge and I tried to cover all the many charms of autumn with our prompts, focusing on nature’s beauty, Halloween, and pumpkin spice coffee.

Lydia Jane not only was an amazing, supportive judge, but she also came up with the prompts! (I created the graphics.) I may have to ask her to create more prompts in the future because she did an amazing job with these ones!

Here are the full posts with all the entries.

Read on to see the winners!

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Mermaid-Themed Prompt Contest

Who doesn’t love mermaids?

My judge for this month’s Prompted Contest is practically a mermaid expert, so when we were deciding a theme for the contest, we knew exactly what to choose. As exhausted as I am, hosting the contest was so refreshing. The participants inspire me.

Here are the contest posts:

A big thanks to Beka Gremikova (@beka.gremikova), who helped me judge this month. She is an expert flash fiction writer–if you’re a Havok member, check out her Havok author page–and a fantastic person, and I loved having her at my side!

Now for the August winners!

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Whimsical-Themed Prompt Contest

The June Prompted contest is now over!

I can’t believe it’s almost the end of June. Where did this year go? With the pandemic and all the other insanity that’s been happening, the days have been flying past.

Anyway, thanks to everyone who participated in the contest. You all inspire me. And a huge thanks to my judge, Leah Nicole Drewitt. You are amazing.

Here are the contest posts:

Not only am I announcing the winners, but I’m also sharing my own interpretations of the prompts (by popular demand)! I suppose since my amazing participants have been so diligent and creative with my 150 word limit, it’s only fair that I inflict that word count on myself.

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Light-Themed Prompt Contest

We could all use a little more light right now, don’t you think?

The Prompted contest for May was light-themed, partially because of the need for more light, partially because my flash fiction story “Secret Agent Lampshade” was published today only on Havok. (Sorry I’m posting this so late. Marit, my fellow judge, and I had a hard time coordinating schedules.)

As usual, the stories were to be 150 words or less, which is a difficult challenge, to be sure. But they all did marvelously!

Here are the Instagram posts:

Now for the winners!

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