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Every month we will give you a subject to ponder and write 500 words. Rather than a contest, we are calling this a challenge; your work will be sent to a professional editor to be given some in-depth editing and feedback! Questions? Contact Kathy Weyer

June 2022 Challenge
Summer Nights

Find entry submission rules, judging criteria and register here.

Upcoming Challenges

June 2022 Challenge
500 words
deadline June 19, 2022
Summer Nights
Those summer nights, that sultry desert wind - what do you see, feel, love/hate?

Past Challenges

May 2022 Challenge
Road Trip
Write 500 words. You can figure this one out, and I be you've already had something pop in your head. Let us hear your pride and celebrate with you.

April 2022 Challenge
Last Words
Write 500 words. This can be about conclusions and finality and beginnings and struggles. This might be a tough one, but you're up for the challenge!

March 2022 Challenge
Precious Momento
Write 500 words. Write out a special remembrance, precious in value. How does it make you feel as you write it? Is it something to pass on? Open to members only.

February 2022 Challenge
Down a Dark Alley
Write 500 words. What do you see if you find yourself down a dark alley? Is there someone following you? Rats going through the trash? What are you feeling? Open to members only.

January 2022 Challenge
Taking a Shortcut
Write 500 words. What kinds of shortcuts work for you? Driving working, cooking? Is a short cut worth the risk?

December 2021 Challenge
Holiday Magic
Write 500 words. How does the Season affect you? What do you see through your eyes or the eyes of a child? Magical lights? Stories? Sleighs?

November 2021 Challenge
A Day in the Desert
Write 500 words about a day in the desert - any season, any time of day - what do you see, witness, observe?

October 2021 Challenge
Outside the Window
Write 500 words about what you see outside the window - any window, any season, any time of day - what do you see, witness, observe?

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