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Winner's Circle: Prompted #1

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By Randy BakerPublished 3 months ago 2 min read


The inaugural Randy Baker Writer's Challenge was a bigger success than I had anticipated. The final tally stood at 37 entries! A huge thank you goes out to everyone who took part in the challenge and to those who showed support by spreading the word.

For those who may have missed the Prompted: #1 Challenge, or if you want to refresh yourself on it, you can do so by clicking HERE.


From the pool of 37 entrants, these are the poems that made it into the Winner's Circle:

1st Place: $20.00 - "Pearson" by Bonnie Bowerman

2nd Place: $15.00 - "Apocalypse Ending" by Silver Serpent Books

3rd Place: $10.00 - "Sing, Cicada, Serenade!" by Salomé Saffiri

Congratulations to you all!


This first attempt at hosting a Vocal Community-Based Challenge went better than expected. Thank you again to everyone who supported and participated. I hope you had fun with it because I did!

To the Prompted: #1 Winner's Circle crew, congratulations once again!



Please visit the other Prompted: #1 Challenge entries.

Give them a read, give them a like, and give them a comment!

[Listed in the order they were submitted.]

"Decoherence" by Celia in Underland

"Beautiful Liar" by Kelli Sheckler-Amsden

"Postcard from the Grave" by Cathy Holmes

"Seeking" by Matthew Fromm

"Secret Treasures" by Tressa Rose

"Sonnet 8" by Steven Christopher McKnight

"Soul Song" by Pamela Walsh-Holte

"Wildfire" by Paul Levinson

"Only Emily" by D.J. Reddall

"She...her...me...us" by Heather Zieffle

"Xanthous" by Eloise Robertson

"My Beautiful Enigma" by Paul Stewart

"1 + 1 = 0" by Naomi Gold

"To the Girl Next Door" by Verso de Medianoche

"Labyrinth of Dreams" by Krishan Mubashar

"Waves" by sleepy drafts

"Moss on a Log" by Marysol Ramos

"Hold on My Heart" by Judey Kalchik

"Twisted Labyrinth" by Chloe Gilholy

"Bitter/Sweet" by S.A. Crawford

"Enigma Love Story" by Bashirah Abdulaziz

"Camouflage" by Hayley Matto

"Trophy Wife" by Rachel Deeming

"Enticement" by Novel Allen

"Labyrinth of Love" by Jennifer Cooley

"LOVE" by Mother Combs

"Nyx" by Kelli Sheckler-Amsden

"Good Old Holidays" by Anna

"The Labyrinth" by Dana Crandell

"Ethereal Enigma" by Shelby Hagood

"Mountain Vistas" by Andrea Corwin

"This Love" by Emos Sibu Poriei

"The Monster of Aneh-ta" by Donna Fox

"Masked Muse Unveiling" by Kalina Bethany


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  • Emos Sibu Poriei (Kaya)3 months ago

    Congratulations everyone and thanks again Randy for the challenge. 😊

  • S. A. Crawford3 months ago

    The winning entries are excellent! Can't wait to read through the other entries too 😄

  • Paul Stewart3 months ago

    Congrats to the winners and well done Randy on putting together such a fine prompt and challenge! Loved it and looking forward to the next one (I've just seen that you posted that so will be giving that a look later and taking part, undoubtedly)

  • Salomé Saffiri3 months ago

    Thank you for the creative opportunity to excersise writing skills!

  • Catherine Nyomenda3 months ago

    Congratulations to the well deserved winners, and thank you Randy for being an inspiration to writers on vocal. Be blessed.

  • Lamar Wiggins3 months ago

    Congrats to the winners and everyone who participated. This was a very successful first run, Randy! Congrats to you as well. I can't believe I blanked out on the deadline. Oh, well... I'm sure I'll use it for something else.

  • Congrats to the other winners! This challenge was so much fun and honestly tough!

  • Wooohooooo congratulations to all the winners! 🎉💖🎊🎉💖🎊

  • sleepy drafts3 months ago

    Congrats, all! 💗

  • Real Poetic3 months ago

    YAY!🎉🎉 Congrats everyone!!!

  • Matthew Fromm3 months ago

    congrats to the winners!

  • Anna 3 months ago

    Congratulations! I think everyone who participated is a winner and became richer with another poem! Many thanks for the prompt and we're looking forward to the next one!!😊

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