This is the eighth round of the Title Writing Prompt Challenge. For them not familiar with the challenge, a quick summary: three writers offer the fruit of their labor and inspiration based on a given title.
The Round 8 Title — Dear John — was chosen by Gary. Perry will choose the title for the next round.
Assuming everyone has read the three stories titled Dear John, this is where you get to vote for your favorite. If you’ve not read the stories, links are provided below.
As a reminder, the writing challenge has no restrictions, and the stories span a wide gamut of genres. Most of the stories fall in the G and PG rating range, with a few pushing into the soft R-rating. Those ratings are guidelines, but they are subjective. If you find a story disturbing because of the topics, language, and/or plot points, stop reading and move on to the next one. The same goes if you are not interested in finishing a story. It may seem like obvious advice, but these days many people go out of their way to experience outrage (and then complain about it).
The stories can be found at the following links (including a blurb from each writer):
E. J. D’Alise submission<<link
Ladies! Does your man mystify you? Is his behavior leaving you confused? Let me mansplain men for you! Send your questions, and I’ll answer them! Just write to Dear John and get manly advice for women about men!
R. G. Broxson submission<<link
No need for an intervention. Just because I’m also an 8th-grade teacher doesn’t mean I’m suicidal like my protagonist in this story. John’s been down a rough road and has had a really crappy role model. Will he let his past define his future? Read on to learn his fate.
Perry Broxson submission<<link
Teddy is an uptight trivia nerd, too obsessed with factoids to live his best life. After missing a critical question on John Denver, Teddy focuses his big brain on knowing all there is to know about the deceased musician . . . including Denver’s tragic and mysterious death. Who knew that God simply needed a tenor to join his heavenly band?
For this round, the voting will close in about two weeks, Noon on Friday, October 21st, 2022.
Votes are nice, but the writers also appreciate reader comments (often, more so than votes . . . but, you know, they also like votes).
A new set of titles will be offered shortly.
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