Monday Mixer is a flash fiction challenge. All entries must be 150 words. (no more & no less) If the entry is titled, the title is not considered part of the word count.
The contest will run on Mondays beginning at 08:00 AM EST with a deadline of midnight EST. Challenge words will be posted on the preceding Sunday at 10:00 PM EST. All decisions will be published no later than Tuesday at 08:00 PM EST.
All entries must incorporate a location, object & adjective (one from each group) and the word must appear in the story as listed in the prompts. Entries failing to meet these criteria will be disqualified. Entries may be in any genre but NO erotica or graphic sexual content will be allowed. Entries containing such will be disqualified and deleted.
Entries will be posted via the InLinkz click button below. Entrants who do not have either a web page or blog are solely responsible for finding someone to host their entry.
The judge will select an Overall Winner, Best Use of Prompts and up to two Honorable Mentions. Overall Winner – This is self-explanatory, Best Use of Prompts – The entry that, in judge’s opinion, incorporated the prompt words most skillfully and Honorable Mentions – These are the “close but no cigar” entries.
The judge will additionally have the OPTION to select an Over-Achiever (an Over-Achiever is defined as an entry incorporating five or more prompt words.) Entries wishing to be considered for the Over-Achiever win must identify their entries as such at the conclusion of the entry. NOTE: The judge does not HAVE to choose an Over-Achiever if, in judge’s opinion, the quality of the entry suffers from the effort of shoe-horning in too many prompts.
One entry allowed per entrant per week. No entry may win in more than one category.
Locations: 1) rail yard 2) grotto 3) seashore
Objects: 1) broadsword 2) albatross 3) widget
Adjectives: 1) scrupulous 2) pedantic 3) effulgent