We-Write #2: By the Sea + Last Week's Winner Announced!

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@Zeldacroft here! 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 winner. Speaking of which...

Last Week's Winner

Many thanks to all writers last week, @kaerpediem, @wonderwop, @sarez, @free-reign, @hljott, @owasco, and @scribblingramma. Your entries were fun to read and you really got these We-Writes off to a great start! You can find this week's prompt further down, but first let's spin the wheel!

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Congratulations @free-reign!!! Your SBI has been sent!

The Prize: 5 SBI Sponsored by @ntowl

100% Upvotes from the FreeWrite House for All Entries


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.


How Do You Win?

Each week the winner will be chosen randomly from the entries. The deadline for entering is Sunday night at 7:00pm EST, 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 the winner, @ntowl will send you your SBI then. 😊


This Week's Prompt

“They say a ship’s run aground over near Harper’s Cove,” said an old man in overalls, hanging up the corded phone. There was a sense of permanence about the Coast Rescue shack, between the scratched furniture and fading paint it looked as though it had sat there near the sea for ages. The midday salty air wisped through the open windows, gently rustling the loose papers on the man’s desk. “John says it’s a real doozy.”

“That's too bad, I was hoping to spend some time in town today,” Becky rolled her eyes, but smiled as she threw on her reflective red jacket. “Do you think we’ll need help from the mainland?”

“Nah, I don’t think so. Probably nothing you can’t handle,” he smiled back, with equal measures of pride and sadness. His own safety jacket was slowly collecting dust on the back of his chair.

“Thanks, Dad,” Becky said as she grabbed the keys off the wall. Stepping past the creaky screen door and off the porch, she could feel the August sun burning down. It was almost the off-season, when things would quiet down. The rolling crashes of the cobalt waves grew louder as she descended the wooden steps down to the rocky beach. It’d be a great day to go swimming, she thought, but duty calls. The tugboat by the dock rose and fell, and with the ease of expertise she climbed on and started the engine.

So what happens next is up to you! I'm really looking forward to reading your continuations. If you choose to make your own posts, please use some type of delineation between the prompt and your writing, whether that's dashes or just stating "Here's my bit:".

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!


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

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Congratulations @freereign :D

Here's mine for "By The Sea" :D
Thank you @zeldacroft and the @FreeWriteHouse ...
Enjoyed the story that came out of this :D


I love the way you brought in extra characters in your story! I hope she got a good video of the sea monster.

Yes, and perhaps she will then go to see the Northern Lights with John :)

Glad you enjoyed the story

Where did you guys get this Hawke Taylor guy? Didn't see him in the template...

People just show up in these stories....

Sure. But this guy showed up in stories of two different people. )))

I stole him from @sarez! I gave @sarez credit in my entry.

Ah... Got it. Well, that's good. I was afraid it was my usual absent-mindedness. )))

Yes, that was quite unusual!

Ah... here comes the explanation. @owasco simply discovered it in other work and gave it credit. Simple and yet effective. )

That was a marvelous three-participant we-write! Such fun to find Hawke turning up in two stories. I still don't think I like him, though. Hee hee.

He's cute, but he's trouble.

Congratulations to all the winners.

@freewritehouse, Keep up the great work team.

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Hi buddy... glad to see you here as well. Stay blessed!

Thank you so much brother. How are you doing?

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Doing pretty good. Writing daily 5-minute prompts and today was my first try for a weekly short story.

Great to know about that brother. Have a blessed time ahead.

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I gave it a last minute stab, thank you @zeldacroft for the invite try. here is my little add-on to the story:


It was fun.

Wow, I'm honored to have been chosen the winner! Congrats to all other winners, and thanks to the commenters as well!

You rock @free-reign!
I am so in again. This is really fun, both writing and reading what others do with it.
Thanks for the "contest"! May the luckiest writer win!

Glad to hear it, I'll look forward to reading your ending!

Hello! When will this week assignment be announced?

Hi, sorry for the delay! Some unexpected things came up so I'm running behind, but it will definitely be out later today, probably in a few hours.

Hi there... Just trying to clarify.

They say a ship’s run aground over near Harper’s Cove

Is that ship's or ships?

Hi, it's "a ship's run aground", as in the contracted form of 'a ship has run aground', singular. Hope that helps!

I see. You've taken me (a foreigner) to such an abyss of English language that I feel acrophobic. I still not so sure what this phrase means. "Aground" based on the dictionary definition means "resting on the bottom" So I cannot visualize how a ship can run on the bottom. On the bottom of what? Ocean? Do you mean a submarine?

Ah, found it - it's an idiomatic expression - meaning...

run aground/ashore. (also run onto the rocks) If a ship or boat runs aground/ashore, it hits the coast, sometimes becoming stuck there. Staying afloat, capsizing & sinking. bail sth out.


Good detective work! I applaud you for tackling the oddities of the English language.

Thanks! There are those whom English proficiency was handed with the milk of their mothers. The rest of the World have to work at it. Yet for them, the proficiency in English will be ever-receding Fata Morgana. LOL

I studied German in college, and was pleased to find the rules are straightforward with very few exceptions. I don't understand how anyone can figure out English as a second language. It's such a mess!

As they say "There is a wish there is a way" ))) Seriously, I am still making many mistakes especially in the use of prepositions, in placing verbs into proper tenses and in the use of articles. Also, the English semantic model is quite different.

You are doing very well!!

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