Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Realms Faire, House of the Hero's Dilemma, Day 2: Fairy Tale Gone Wrong

Author side note: I apologize for being late today - somehow I didn't get this set for automatic posting. 

Yesterday's prize winner is: Yolanda Renee!

Hero’s beware! 
Here at the House of Hero’s Dilemma, a new cliff-hanging adventure will dangle new heroes above the depths of destiny or despair. In 100 words or less, a hero will face a danger in story form.

Each day, the people of Realsmdom will decide the fate of these heroes in three sentences or less. If fateful endings are giving answer in poetic form, an extra entry for prizes will be awarded.

Daily e-book prizes will be awarded via random name-pulling from the entries after 8p.m. Pacific Time. Everyone is invited to participate.

People of Realmsom, you have the power of storytelling might to decide the fate of the would-be heroes. Will they die in glory or shame, live in victory or defeat?
 It is up to you.

Hero's Dilemma 2: Fairy Tale Gone Wrong
For as long as Rowan could remember, her dad had sung her to sleep. Even when she was old enough to have friends over, he sang them all to sleep. Plus, he insisted she have a night light in her room. 

The older she got, the more she realized this was strange, if not downright embarrassing. 

Then, one night, after pretending to go to sleep, she shut off her night light.

Within a few minutes, a shadowy figure appeared outside her window with a bag of sand in his hands. But, when he reached for her windowsill, she could see . . .

See what? How does our heroine, Rowan, fare against this shadowy villain?

End the story in less than three sentences by midnight Pacific time for a chance to win an e-book copy of Give Me Your Teeth by Jeff Chapman! 

Jimmy's mother is not your mother's Tooth Fairy. 

Ten-year old Jimmy wonders where the Tooth Fairy keeps all those teeth. It's a silly question and he plays along to get some coins, confident there's no such fae, or is there? What did he really see in the middle of the night? There's no such doubt about the bully and his sidekick preying on the kids at the bus stop. When Jimmy defies demands to hand over his money from the Tooth Fairy, he moves to the top of the bully's radar. Will the club-fisted terror really put out Jimmy's teeth? Or is the Tooth Fairy not so harmless? 

Give Me Your Teeth is an urban fantasy novella about a boy's confrontation with schoolyard evil and the fantastic. You'll never think of the Tooth Fairy in the same way. This one has teeth, lots of them, and she's not afraid to use them.

And, after you have decided the fate of the Hero’s Dilemma, try your hand at the other Realms Faire Events for more fun and prizes!

Realms Faire Events:
Hosted by Cassandra Webb. Daily prizes.
Your character squares off with another writer’s darling. Can you win? The audience decides.

Hosted by Cherie Reich
I am a book so popular they made a movie of me. Within the what if realms I lie. Horror? Fantasy? Or am I Sci-Fi? A riddle every day during the Realms Faire for you to take your best guess and have a chance to win a prize most splendid.

Hosted by Christine Rains
Come by and soak a blogging friend with wet sponges… or witticisms. Prizes drawn daily.

Hosted by MPax. Prizes for the winning knight. Prizes drawn daily for the crowd.
Up to 10 knights can joust. Each will battle daily. Magic words will be granted to each knight to pass out to their adoring fans. Knights score points by commenters using their magic words. Knight with the most points at the end of the week wins. What does the knight win? A year of promo on my blog in the slider and a tumbler printed with your championship boasts and badge (SEE HERE).
Winners are drawn daily from the adoring crowds.

Hosted by M. Gerrick
Every book offered as a  prizes will be hidden behind a doorway. Under each door will be the blurb for the hidden book. Each correct answer will be put in the drawing for the book given as a prize. random.org will be used to pick the winners.

Hosted by Untethered Realms. A simple word game. Prizes drawn daily.

Hosted by Julie Flanders
Each day I will give clues to a famous ghost from literature or movies. I’ll give new clues throughout the day until someone guesses the right ghost. The first one to guess correctly will get a $5 Amazon gift card and a bundle of ebooks.The only rule is that the same person can’t win the daily game more than once.
At the end of the week everyone who left a comment will be entered into a drawing for the grand prize which is a $30 Amazon gift card and a bundle of ebooks.

House Waibel is hosting the Stockade Brigade. Warrants of arrest have been issued for select authors accusing them of witchery and wizardry. The pillory has been erected and the trial dates set.
Good people of Realmsdom, I call upon you to bear witness to these trials and offer your testimony for or against the author’s crimes.
Points will be awarded for wordsmithing a comment in your best Olde English afore 8 of the clock in the Eastern time on the following scale:
5-Ye speak as one from the days of Queen Bess.
4-Ye could pass muster as a Ren Faire cast member
3-Ye could pass as a Ren Faire attendee
2-Ye wouldn’t be foolin’ yer mother
1-Ye stand out like the sun in a cloudless sky
An e-book will be given every day to the witness who scores the most points. Fear not, your daily score will be accumulated and the person with the highest score shall receive a special prize at the end of the week. So, brush off your Olde English and prepare to testify.

Hosted by L. Diane Wolfe.
You are charged with tracking down the unicorns!
Every day, a new blogger will host a photo. You will have to find the unicorns in the image, much like the famous “Where’s Waldo?” Leave a comment stating how many unicorns you find in that image. The most correct guesses out of five, wins.
Prizes will include books and gift cards.
Five images – many unicorns – only one winner!

Hosted by Realms Faire HERE. Prize packages up for raffle.

Hosted by River Fairchild Prizes drawn daily.
A vortex opens. Five people are trapped in the Underworld with only one way out – challenge an immortal to a contest of skill. The odds are against those brave enough to accept but enthusiastic fans can help them win their freedom with magic words given to each contestant. Daily prizes awarded to each challenger and a commenter chosen at random.

What happens to Rowan? 
Decide her fate in three sentences or less. 
(Bonus points for poetic verse)
And, remember to include your e-mail address and book preference with your entry.


Chrys Fey said...

But, when he reached for her windowsill, she could see . . .he had a skull head and red eyes. He was a sleep demon. Ronan screamed as the demon crawled through her window to her bed.

I guess that still leaves it open but oh well. Congrats to Yolanda! She is Queen of short pieces and twisted endings. :D

Chrys Fey said...

But, when he reached for her windowsill, she could see . . .he had a skull head and red eyes. He was a sleep demon. Ronan screamed as the demon crawled through her window to her bed.

I guess that still leaves it open but oh well. Congrats to Yolanda! She is Queen of short pieces and twisted endings. :D

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

But, when he reached for her windowsill, she could see...
...a swarm of fireflies dancing on the pane. Thwarted by the light, the figure vanished.
And Rowan at once turned her nightlight back on!

L. Diane Wolfe said...

...she could see - it was her father! she laughed at him for trying to scare her and went back to sleep.

Nick Wilford said...

But, when he reached for her windowsill, she could see...
...the figure had her dad's face. Rowan screamed as he wrenched the window open.
"This time I'm going to make sure you really go to sleep!" he snarled.

Sorry it's not a proper ending! This was a good one.

M Pax said...

It didn't have hands at all, but slithery tentacles!

Tyrean Martinson said...

Whoa! It's still slightly open . . . maybe. Good entry!

Tyrean Martinson said...

Go, fireflies!

Tyrean Martinson said...


Tyrean Martinson said...

Actually, I think it is a proper ending. :)

Tyrean Martinson said...

Yes!!! Love this re-take on it, M!

Yolanda Renée said...

I am thrilled to be a winner! Thank you Tyrean and Milo! I know I'm disqualified because I've won, but hey it's a flash challenge, can't resist! :)

But, when the form reached her windowsill, she could see her mother surrounded by a soft golden aura. "Mother," Rowan whispered and lifted the window high. Her mother smiled and with gleaming white fangs protruding said, "Invite me in, sweet daughter."

Cherie Reich said...

But, when he reached for her windowsill, she could see . . .Father Time. He opened the window, held out the sand, and said, "Fill the hourglass, my dear child, and you'll have all the time in the world."

But when she touched the sand, it slipped through her fingers and disappeared along with its master.

Tyrean Martinson said...

:) I know this is supposed to be scary, but it made me smile because of your creativity!

Tyrean Martinson said...

Nice, Cherie!