Announcement! The Stories We Tell Podcast Winners

January 18, 2019

The Horrible Writing Writers Support Group is proud to announce the winners of the first four Breviloquent Monthly writing challenges!


Each month, group moderator Natalie Aked challenges the group of writers with a writing prompt, complete with a set of criteria (usually 3). 


The winning stories in each month's contest will be included in an upcoming episode of the group's brand new storytelling podcast, The Stories We Tell


With no further adieu, here is the first set of winners:



October: The theme for October was autumn themed. The 3 challenges were to include the phrase "pumpkin spice," include a color of the season, and include a haunting (loose definition).


In no particular order, the winning stories are:


Title                                           Author                                      

Julia                                          Ann Burgess

Untitled                                    Sue Baron

Pumpkin Spice                        Nathalie DeCock

Fallow                                       Paul Sating

Revelations                              Natalie Aked

Fall For You                              Dohai

Untitled                                    Cheyenne Bramwell




November: The theme was have some fun around the annual NaNoWriMo event. The writers


had to include a reference to time, a sentence about one of their senses, and the name of a childhood pet.


In no particular order, the winning stories are:


Title                                           Author                                      

A Boy and His Dog                  Paul Sating

Untitled                                    Natalie Aked

Untitled                                     Christine Larsen

Untitled                                    Susan Baron

Spike's Time                            Michele Potter

Traditions                                 Ann Burgess




December: The theme was the holidays. The stories had to be set in December, include a holiday/special event, and had to include a incorrect lyrics from a holiday song.


In no particular order, the winning stories are:


Title                                             Author                                     

Untitled                                      Nicole Rayne

A Christmas Display                  Paul Sating

December Dreams                   Michele Potter

The Gift                                      Melinda Murphy

A Knocking Without                 Rob Harrison

Secret Santa                              Sue Baron




And, last but not, least, January.


January: The theme was a new year. The stories had to include a new beginning, could not include the words "happy, new, or year(s)," and include some sort of fireworks.


In no particular order, the winning stories are:


Title                                             Author                                     

Monsters and Sounds               Amanda Ward

Life, Reborn                               Paul Sating

Nouveau Depart                       Kevin Porter

Halcyon Supernova                  Rob Harrison

Untitled                                     Sue Baron

Outlier                                       Melinda Murphy

I Told You So                             Jennifer Worell

No Goodbyes                           Michele Potter

Untitled                                      Rick Coste

Fresh Fireworks                         Bethanie Smith

Beginning                                  Natalie Aked

Child of Destruction                 Nathalie DeCock

Losing My Grip                         Christopher Gronlund

Beginning                                  Nicole Ryane



We want to congratulate every single writer for their selection! The Breviloquent Challenge is a ton of fun and is meant to challenge each writer in their craft. Additionally, the Horrible Writing community comes together to celebrate, critique, and inspire one another. If you want to participate in the monthly challenge and possibly have the chance to hear your story featured on The Stories We Tell podcast, join the Horrible Writing Writers Support Group today!


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