We-Write #11: Home Alone + Last Week's Winners Announced!

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@Zeldacroft here! We're going spooky for October 😉

We-Writes are easy, fun opportunities to write and win PRIZES. You can expect a WE-Write prompt every Monday, where we'll also announce last week's winners. Speaking of which...

Last Week's Winner

Many thanks to our writers from last week: @iamraincrystal, @sarez, @owasco, @felixgarciap, @mgaft1, @darthgexe, @free-reign, and @vida-blanca! You can find this week's prompt further down, but first our random winners are...

Congratulations @felixgarciap and @vida-blanca!!! Your SBI will be sent shortly!

The Prize: 5 SBI per Winner, Sponsored by @ntowl and @owasco

100% Upvotes from the FreeWrite House for All Entries

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What is a We-Write?

If this is your first time coming across a WE-Write post, have no fear! It's all quite simple.

Every Monday we'll give you the beginning of a story. Use that beginning and keep writing. Most people do the 5-minute freewrite method, but a little longer is okay, too.

Then, publish it as a post with a link to this post AND drop a link to your post in the comments below this one. To be eligible to win you must comment on this post with a link to your entry.

Or, you may publish your story as a comment to this post.

Please tag me, @zeldacroft, and @freewritehouse in the beginning of your posts, and add a link back to the contest. Also, please make it clear which part is the prompt and what is your ending. Thank you!

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How Do You Win?

Each week two winners will be chosen randomly from the entries. The deadline for entering is Monday evening at 5:00pm EDT, aka the same timezone as Boston, USA.

The announcement will be made the following day in the post for the next week's prompt! If you're a winner, @ntowl or @owasco will send you your 5 SBI then. 😊

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This Week's Prompt

Home Alone
by @zeldacroft

An inky air crept through the twilight hours, and now pressed against the windows of the house. Inside, Nathan aimlessly flipped through the TV channels, the living room calmly lit. He was getting impatient.

A thump, thump down the stairs made him jump, but he managed to keep his composure. His mom hurried into the room. Her oversized coat and mittens signaled she was ready for the autumn chill outside.

“Alright, I’m heading out,” she said. “I’ll probably be gone for a few hours, so call me if you need anything. Remember there’s leftovers in the fridge, and try not to just watch TV. You know that book from—”

“Mom,” he interrupted.

“Yes?”

“You’re going to be late.”

“I am, aren’t I?” She agreed, but ran over to kiss his forehead anyway. “I’ll lock up, be sure to stay safe.”

“Yes, Mom.” He rolled his eyes. Their corner of suburbia had always felt like the most boring. Nothing bad could happen here.

As soon as Nathan heard the front door close, he leapt up and looked out the window. The streetlights cast heavy shadows on his mom’s car as she drove away. When she was out of sight, he whipped out his phone and texted his best friend, Mark. “It’s time.”

Mark had gotten his hands on some horror games, including the much coveted Bloodhunter 4, but his family wouldn’t let him play.

Nathan wasn’t allowed to either, so tonight was finally their chance. Impatience turned to excitement as he switched the TV to his Xbox. Mark lived on the same street, so it wouldn’t take long for him to get there. After gathering soda and snacks from the kitchen, he heard a sharp knock on the door.


So what happens next is up to you! I'm really looking forward to reading your continuations. 😊

As always, any resteems and upvotes will be eternally appreciated (but aren't necessary for the contest or anything). Let's spread the word and get writing!

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Extended Deadline!

I'm sorry this week's post is so late! To make up for it, the deadline for this one is next Monday at 5:00pm EDT, same timezone as Boston, USA.

We're doing another Partner WeWrite next week, so I'll have that post up Monday as well. Happy writing!

For daily freewrite inspiration, be sure to follow @mariannewest for prompts!

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First, I'd like to say that I just found wewrites, and I think it is a awesome program to provide an outlet for individuals to express themselves. It's easy to understand the guidelines of this particular contest.

Second, I'd like to congratulate all the winners from last week.

Lastly, this is the link to my first submission for wewrites (#11):
https://steempeak.com/wewrite/@justclickindiva/the-streetlight-we-write-11

Thanks.

Welcome! More people - more fun.

Hi Ladies!

I wonder if I am right about that. To me, this is a very sweet story and I think if I were a woman it would make me cry, but it would be not a cry of fright or horror, but a cry of light sentimental sadness, of nostalgic variety. 😧

Hi,

This is my entry. It so happened that the contest prompt is not in the beginning, but in the middle of the story. I tried to put it in the beginning, but it just didn't work out. Sorry about that.

Cheers
https://steemit.com/wewrite/@mgaft1/we-write-11-home-alone

Here ya go! This is a creepy crawler story, and any mother would agree.
https://steempeak.com/@owasco/climber-a-freewrite

Congratulations to all the winners! ^_^ Thank you @freewritehouse for this weekly contest. Here's mine for the week...

https://steempeak.com/@iamraincrystal/wanna-play-we-write-11

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Comment with Your Favorites!

Please feel free to leave a link to a Favorite Post (that isn’t your own :) ) every week in the comment section of the post that @mariannewest puts out on Tuesdays--it looks like this:

Week 10/15/2019 - Win a Membership in Steem Basic Income - Tell us About a Favorite Freewrite

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Oh I did not know these would qualify for that contest! Cool! I'm in. We just have to be sure to choose one published after Saturday of last week and they can come from two editions of wewrites. Does that make sense?

Oh dear. Perhaps a #we-write is not the same as a #freewrite?
Summoning @mariannewest to set me straight on this.

I think we-writes count.

Every Monday we'll give you the beginning of a story. Use that beginning and keep writing. Most people do the 5-minute freewrite method, but a little longer is okay, too.

I vote for wewrites count! The more people we can draw into this the better, and we got another curie this week. woot woot!

Yess!!
More than one!!!
I'm about to post the Friday Favorites TWO days early - I can add more nominations later! - just because of the payout factor, and because so MANY good posts may go unnoticed AND un-upvoted and not resteemed.

Maybe people who comment on posts that have already been submitted get a second segment on the wheel? Just an idea to entice folks to read them. Too complicated?

a second segment on the wheel...?
I'm for any kind of enticement to get more people reading each other here, even though I don't understand the methods involved. (Wheel...? The one that randomly selects nominees and nominators?)

Thank you very much, I'm very happy about this.

Congrats to the winners! @felixgarciap your SBI has been sent.

Thank you very much dear @ntowl, I will review the proposed prompt for this edition. It will be fun to try again.

Thank you very much, I am pleased to share with the FreewriteHouse´team. Congrats @vida-blanca. Greetings.

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Glad you've been selected as a winner!

Thank you very much dear @mgaft1.

Hi friends, happy weekend. Here is my entry. My thanks to @curie and @therising. Here is my contribution:
https://steemit.com/@felixgarciap/panic-at-night-my-entry-of-we-write-11-home-alone

Congratulations you guys. Awesome work. 💪

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Congrats to the winners!

Congratulations to the winners, great job. And thanks to the @freewritehouse crew for making this great contest.