Monotony-free Mondays (week 8)

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I have a wonderful surprise for this week.  I only received two submissions, but they both seemed to fit together.  So for this week, I am announcing two winners!  Congratulations to Randstein and TessaBoth of these bloggers are wonderful writers and I really enjoy visiting their blogs.  Randstein has some really great stories on his page and Tessa shares her personal life and gives a very good perspective on what it’s like to live with mental and physical  illnesses.  Please visit both of them and congratulate them on their stories!

Here is Tessa’s winning submission:

The compulsion to follow the prints was strong, but I still glanced nervously around me, not quite ready to take that first step that would lead off into the jungle and away from the remains of the ship. I could hear the distant sounds of animals, but so far no voices reached my ears. I took the first step, fueled by adrenaline and my curiosity.

Here is Randstein’s winning submission:

I followed the narrow path until I came to a set of mossy green stone steps that led up a steep incline. The canopy and jungle growth was carefully maintained. It looked like an ascent through a green living tunnel. I made my way up the ancient steps until I reached the top where an opening appeared with an overview of the ocean and beach. The bluff overlooked a cove that wasn’t visible from where I started on the beach. Down on the beach and at the edge of the shallow cove in the surf was numerous shipwrecks from all of history and several airplanes that looked like they were from the 1940’s. All of them looked like they were moved to the shore and partially disassembled. The carcasses lay forlorn and abandoned on the beach.

To enter the contest, please fill in the contact form below, and please continue the story from our most recent submission:

The compulsion to follow the prints was strong, but I still glanced nervously around me, not quite ready to take that first step that would lead off into the jungle and away from the remains of the ship. I could hear the distant sounds of animals, but so far no voices reached my ears. I took the first step, fueled by adrenaline and my curiosity.  I followed the narrow path until I came to a set of mossy green stone steps that led up a steep incline. The canopy and jungle growth was carefully maintained. It looked like an ascent through a green living tunnel. I made my way up the ancient steps until I reached the top where an opening appeared with an overview of the ocean and beach. The bluff overlooked a cove that wasn’t visible from where I started on the beach. Down on the beach and at the edge of the shallow cove in the surf was numerous shipwrecks from all of history and several airplanes that looked like they were from the 1940’s. All of them looked like they were moved to the shore and partially disassembled. The carcasses lay forlorn and abandoned on the beach.

IMPORTANT!!!  To view the full story in its entirety, go here, or for full submission rules, go here.

Feel free to leave questions in the comments section below!  Thanks!  🙂

10 responses to “Monotony-free Mondays (week 8)

  1. Congratulations Randstein. We did it together.

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  2. Reblogged this on Advocate for Invisible Illness! and commented:
    Come join the fun!

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  3. Yes you did! 🙂

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  4. Thanks for the reblog!

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  5. I say it was an excellent collaboration 🙂

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  6. Excellent idea to combine the two submissions. They do dovetail together quite well. Now, we gotta get those story brain cells chugging to find out what’s going to happen next. 🙂

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  7. I was amazed at how the only two submissions I received, fit so well together. Thanks for keeping up your participation in this. 🙂

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  8. Admittedly, it’s getting hard to imagine the next scene as the stakes get higher with each week 🙂

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  9. Reblogged this on Putting my Feet in the Dirt and commented:

    Don’t forget! Today is the last day to enter this weeks contest. I only have two submissions so far. Please consider entering… I am counting on all of you to help create an amazing story that we all can be proud of!

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