Okay blogger and bloggerettes,
Before I post another prompt for October's contest, let's go over Da Rulz so you guys don't have to scroooooll back.
Squirrel's Story Starter Rules:
--- Submit the scene on or before October 25th to my email address: Cheryl at CherylWyatt.com (replace "at" with "@" and lose the spaces).
----The winner will receive their choice of one of five new Inspirational Fiction releases from Steeple Hill publishers.
----Write a 500 word scene using one of these three opening hooks:
1. "Get down from there immediately!"
2. "That's the dumbest thing I've ever seen."
3. "A little to the left."
----Incorporate five of the ten words into the story, and this month, I'm looking for active verbs...meaning try your best to use verbs that end in "ed" rather than using a "was" with an "ing"...for instance: He was running sounds passive. He ran sounds more punchy and active. Got it? Okay.
Here are your prompt words. Use as many as you like, but use at least five.
Winners will be notified by October 31st and prizes will be mailed the first week of November.
You retain ALL rights to your work. I will not post or print it anywhere, and in fact will delete entries once I've logged entrants names for that month and chosen a winner.
If you'd like to enter my contest, leave a comment letting me know. Don't forget to leave me your name and email address so I can contact you if your entry wins. At that point I would email and ask you for your mailing address. I do NOT share your personal information with ANYONE.
If you send three friends to stop by my blog, then you score a bonus point! Just make sure you tell them to say you sent them.
Remember: The person(s) who enter the most prompt contests in a twelve month period will receive a chance to win a paid-for by me six month subscription to the Steeple Hill line of their choice.