Story Challenge of the Week

So, a month ago I was posting about how amazingly gorgeous my wife was on our wedding day… You know what, she still is. Yeah, yeah, yeah, I know it’s only been a month, but seriously, women go out of their way to look their best on their wedding day, and for a lot of women I bet their wedding day is the best they every look in their lives. However, I would swear that my wife is as beautiful when she gets home from a 12 hour shift wearing (in her words) ‘shapeless’ scrubs as she was walking up to the alter. Now, this is not to say that her wedding dress was shapeless, or her make-up was poorly done at the wedding. Both suited her impeccably, but I think that it does say something about how amazingly beautiful my wife actually is. Anyway, I just wanted to brag for a little bit. So, enough of my sappy love life. You’re here for a story challenge. So, in case you haven’t done this challenge before, I’m going to post a picture. Your job is to write a story about what is happening in said picture. Feel free to flesh it out some, to add things to the picture (you’ll probably have to with this one), but make sure that your story is actually about the picture that I post. For example, if I post a picture of a dart competition in a bar, don’t write a story about slavers selling mermaids. If I post a picture of a sorcerer casting a spell at the top of his tower, don’t write a story about a fist-fighter competing in the ring. So, no that you’ve got a good concept of what your doing, here’s your picture. Remember, if your going to post a story here, keep it under 500 words. If you want to post a longer story on your own blog, feel free to post a link to it here:

You all know that I love all things monstrous. Fortunately, this does not end with the furry monsters.
You all know that I love all things monstrous. Fortunately, this does not end with the furry monsters.

Scene Challenge of the Week

lizardWelcome to Wednesday! I have to admit that I always pronounce it ‘Wed-Nes-Day’ in my head just so that I can remember how to spell the word. Spelling in English can be… wonky at best sometimes. Anyway, it’s time for a scene challenge, and this week’s challenge is just going to be a normal (if there is such a thing) scene challenge. So, you know the rules: I give you a prompt and you write a scene off of it.  Try to keep your scene under five hundred words, and try to keep it in the same tone as the introduction.  If I give a line that is very dark and depressing, then I don’t want to see a scene about a drunken monkey in a tutu…it just doesn’t fit.  If I do give you a line about a drunken monkey in a tutu, then you should probably try for a funny scene.

Your prompt: “Karak-tor stared blankly at the stone club in his scaled claw…”

Alright, have fun with this!!