Monday, March 28, 2011

Writing Prompt: I never thought I'd come back.

This round's writing prompt is:

I never thought I'd come back, yet here I am.

Think of this as the opening line of a novel. Your job is to write the next 100 words as if they're the opening paragraph. It's not a short story, it's the next 100 words. And the prompt sentence never counts toward your word count.

After you've written your 100 words, please e-mail them to me either by clicking here or e-mailing me directly at: Stephanie(at) (No attachments, please!) Make sure to include your full name and e-mail address. Send me your prompt by Monday, April 4th at 11:59 pm Kansas City time.

And I always send confirmations when I receive your entry.If you don't receive one within 24 hours or so, please check back with me.

This contest is for those ages 25 and under. One entry per person, please. For a longer explanation, prize information, and a list of answered questions, click here.

This round's judges are:

Christa Allan
Christa's debut novel, Walking on Broken Glass, released in February 2010 from Abingdon Press. She's also contributed to Chicken Soup for the Coffee Lover's Soul, Chicken Soup for the Recovering and Divorced Soul, The Ultimate Teacher, and Cup of Comfort for Special Needs. She writes a monthly column for two ezines: Afictionado, the ezine for American Christian Fiction Writers, and for Exemplify.

Married for over 20 years, Shellie and her husband have four wonderful kiddos and two goofy greyhounds. After receiving her undergraduate degree in Secondary Education from the University of Wisconsin—Madison, she went on to acquire an early childhood education certificate. Shellie also served in youth, children’s, special needs and family ministries for over twenty-two years.

Now she enjoys teaching her teens how to drive and chauffeuring her preteens across the Wisconsin countryside. And once in a while, she loves to read big people books (you know the kind without pictures).

Shellie writes because it keeps her away from her husband’s power tools and because every now and then, she doesn’t have the choice, it just takes over. Her best inspiration comes from God and the occasional walk along a country road with her greyhounds.

Roseanna White
Roseanna M. White, author of two Biblical love stories and LOVE FINDS YOU IN ANNAPOLIS, MARYLAND (December 2011) makes her home in the mountains of Western Maryland with her husband, two small children, and the colony of dust bunnies living under her couch. After graduating from St. John's College in Annapolis, MD, she and her husband founded teh Christian Review of Books, where she is the editor. She is a member of ACFW, HisWriters, Biblical Fiction Writers, and HEWN Marketing.


  1. Yeah! This one sounds really fun. I already have a lot of ideas. Can't wait to hear the winners for the last one!
    Thanks Mrs. Morrill

  2. Ditto to Beth...I'm on the edge of my seat!!!! Looks like some good judges.Are you going to have Melanie Dickerson back on?Sierra

  3. This could go a lot of ways...Challenge accepted!

  4. Oh yay! tons of possiblities for this one =D I just hope I can actually start writing my 100 words which doesn't take long at all, and get it in before the deadline haha.

  5. Sierra, I just checked. Melanie is on the schedule again in July and November.

  6. So are we not supposed to e-mail you at stephanie(at) anymore? You want us to e-mail you at Stephanie(at)

  7. Doesn't really matter. They all wind up in the same place :)