I'm a bit late with the group Challenges this month, and apologies, but my finicky computer monitor finally gave up and I had to get a new one. So for the past few days I've been working from my outdated laptop and had limited online time.
But now I'm back and here are the January winners:
Granny Janny picked me, A. F. Stewart, as your January Writing Challenge Winner for which I humbly extend my thanks. You can see my post here: http://genrecreatives.gather.com/viewArticle.action?articleId=281474981023033
I was the photo judge for this month and it was a difficult choice with all the wonderful pictures, but I went with J. Reid's photos, with very close runnerup pics from Jennine D. and Cassie D. All the photos were great this month and I suggest you check them out: http://genrecreatives.gather.com/viewPhotosByGroup.action
Now on to the February Challenges...
The Writing Challenge:
Since it is February, (and I get to pick the challenge as January's winner) we are going with the Romance Genre this month, with a little twist. You may write a straight romance story, boy meets girl, or alien, or whatever and they fall in love, OR you can write about a broken romance, where boy meets girl (or whatever) and gets dumped. Whichever prompt you choose you have to include the words, rose, red, and peppermint. Entries can be fiction or non-fiction this month, so you can write your own love story or make one up.
As usual, all stories should be 1-3 chapters, with up to a maximum of 1500 words per chapter. Poems can be up to 35 lines. And please put GCC in your title and tags if you wish to judge in March or put NGCC in your title and tags if you don't wish to judge in March.
The Photo Challenge:
J. Reid's photo theme for February is as follows: Red...not just for Valentine's Day, but for Heart month, and tied to that (heart) Black History month--because we can all open our hearts a bit more as humans.
Please do not submit more than three photos and please tag and/or caption your photos with the word Red and with either GCCP (if you wish to judge in March) or NGCCP (if you don't wish to judge in March).
Also, I'll be judging both Challenges this month, as J. Reid declined to stand as the photo judge this month.
So good luck, and get busy submitting.