When I set the prompt for this week, I had no idea my site was going to take me so literally. It decided to come down with a nasty case of malware and I had to take it down before it tried to infect all of you. Luckily, we were able to take it down, nurse it back to health (thanks to some professionals who really know their way around the coding game), and get it back up in time for tonight’s call. I’m still testing out a few things to be sure functionality hasn’t been lost anywhere, so if you find a few glitches, please let me know.
But now, it’s time for the call! What kinds of stories do you have for this week’s theme? I hope they’re not as real-world and stressful as a sick baby – er, website. As always, you have until 5 pm Friday to get your stories in!
Watch for the hashtag #WOW555 and retweet/share as often as you like.
Rules can be found in the drop down menu on the WOW 555 tab. The winning story will be featured with next week’s prompt while the author gets a little well-deserved two-day promotion on social media! (I’ve been neglectful on this recently, but it’s coming back!)
Before you post your responses into the comments, remember, by doing so, you’re giving me permission to publish your stories without attribution or links until Monday. This is an attempt to keep the focus on the writing. So don’t forget to give your story a title!
The Monday post will identify all authors and include links and Twitter handles if you’ve provided them (hint: include your links and/or Twitter handles with your submission). The story with the most votes will be featured while all others will be listed by title.
Now, get those entries in!
You can either copy/paste your entry in the comments or provide a link to your story. You have until 5 pm CST Friday.
P.S. To help you keep up with the writing prompts and the calls for entry, especially when the site goes down unexpectedly, join the email list just for this contest. Emails will go out each Monday and Friday with very simple, short messages. Monday’s emails will deliver the week’s prompt directly to your inbox while Friday’s emails will be little more than a reminder that the call for entries is live. You can also opt to be personally reminded via Twitter simply by entering your Twitter handle.