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Winner's Circle: Prompted #3

the envelope, please

By Randy BakerPublished 27 days ago β€’ 2 min read
Top Story - April 2024
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INTRODUCTION

Prompted: #3 is over and done with. There were a total of 7 entries for this challenge, just like with Prompted #2. That was a bit surprising, considering this was a poetry challenge. The first poetry challenge garnered much more attention. Of course, one way to look at the drop in participation is that Vocal writers are not fans of the rondel.

If you don't know the criteria for this challenge, you can catch up on the rules for Prompted #3 HERE.

Thanks to everyone who participated!

THE WINNERS

Of the total of 7 entrants, these are the poems that made it into the Winner's Circle:

1st Place: $20.00 - "After the Eclipse" by Matthew Fromm

2nd Place: $15.00 - "I Am My Own Play" by Lindsay Sfara

3rd Place: $10.00 - "Automatic Writing" by D.J. Reddall

Congratulations to each of you! Well done!

CONCLUSION

Thank you again to everyone who took part in Prompted: #3. Thanks, also, to those who helped spread the word. Although participation in these challenges has dropped considerably, there are some die-hard challengers still on Vocal.

Congratulations once again to the To the Prompted: #3Winner's Circle!

There have now been two poetry challenges and a fiction challenge. You may have noticed a pattern developing, bringing us back to fiction for Prompted #4. That's right! Polish up those prose pens and stay tuned for the May Writer's Challenge; a.k.a. Prompted: #4.

If you enjoy these challenges and want to see them continue, please let me know in the comments. A "like" and subscribe would be appreciated, as well!

At this point, I have committed to running the Prompted: #4 Challenge, but if the participation levels continue to dwindle, I don't know that there will be a Prompted: #5. So, please do let me know if you want more of these and, if you've been hesitant to participate, jump in on the next challenge and help breathe some life into the competition.

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Please visit the other Prompted: #3 Challenge entries.

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

"Over and Over Again" by Anna

"All Love Only" by Catherine Nyomenda

"Your Soul's Beholder" by Lindsay Sfara

"Eclipse or Winks" by Kelli Sheckler-Amsden

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Randy Baker

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  • Exclusively Speaking with Love'Nia Renee 12 days ago

    Congrats to all the. Winners!! πŸŒ„

  • Anna 19 days ago

    congrats on TS!

  • Belle19 days ago

    Congratulations on top story and congrats to all the winners!

  • Andy Potts22 days ago

    Hi Randy, Great work with another challenge. I didn't see this one in time to enter (and don't have much faith in my poetry anyway), but I'll certainly look out for the upcoming fiction challenge.

  • Shirley Belk24 days ago

    Congratulations on your Top Story and to all the winners!!!

  • Back to say congratulations on your Top Story! πŸŽ‰πŸ’–πŸŽŠπŸŽ‰πŸ’–πŸŽŠ

  • Brin J.24 days ago

    OH! Fun! Congrats winners, and what a great unofficial challenge :).

  • D. D. Lee24 days ago

    I might have to check out the challenge. Congrats on T.s.!

  • Christy Munson24 days ago

    Back to say Congratulations on Top Story! πŸ₯³ 🀩 😎

  • Rachel Deeming24 days ago

    Randy, I would love to participate and will with this challenge. I struggle to keep track of all of them going on now to be honest! I love the fact that people are enticing others into writing in new forms. Please keep doing what you're doing. It's a great thing.

  • Lindsay Sfara24 days ago

    Back to say congrats on top story!

  • Dana Crandell24 days ago

    Congratulations, everyone! Randy, I'm sorry to have missed this one, but I hope you'll continue with these funa adn well thought-out challenges!

  • Christy Munson24 days ago

    Congratulations to all who entered, and especially to the winners, Matthew Fromm, Lindsay Sfara, and D.J. Reddall!!! πŸ’œπŸ©΅πŸ’šπŸ’›πŸ’™πŸ§‘

  • Lamar Wiggins26 days ago

    I love your challenges. Even though I didn’t participate in this one, the draw was there, the time was not. Can’t wait to read about the next one. Also, I’m hoping they go forward with creating a creator prompt community. It will be much easier to find the current challenges.

  • Wooohooooo congratulations to all the winners! πŸŽ‰πŸ’–πŸŽŠπŸŽ‰πŸ’–πŸŽŠ Looking forward to Prompted #4!

  • So sorry I missed this, will keep an eye out for future ones, though my latest challenge that closes on the 1st of May and has been open since the 1st of April has had one entry. C'est la vie, love what you are doing here

  • Lana V Lynx27 days ago

    I’m not a poet but enjoy other people’s poetry a lot. All of the winning entries are gems!

  • Lindsay Sfara27 days ago

    Congrats to the winners! I truly enjoyed this challenge and absolutely want more in the future. I'm looking forward to the next one for fiction. Thank you for doing this!

  • Matthew Fromm27 days ago

    Thank you Randy! Great challenge as always. The form was definitely difficult so I don’t blame people!!

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