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Writing Challenge Hall Of Fame

Quick links on this page:

introduction - hall of fame - month of mondays manor - 1,000 word club castle - vip lounge

just for fun palace - judges - map, links and visitor guide

This section of the website is run by Lesley Truchet, Michael Rumsey and Gail Everett.

Writing Challenge Anthologies

The Hall of Fame showcases writers who have excelled in the flash fiction writing challenges run on this website, and in the other mini-challenges and competitions run in the Authors of the Flash Fiction Writing Challenges (AOFFWC) Facebook group.

Want to join the group? Click on the link above.

Lesley Truchet, Michael Rumsey and Gail Everett

Lesley Truchet, Michael Rumsey and Gail Everett

This section of the website started life as a single page. Over time, as the Facebook group became more popular, it grew too big for one page, so more pages have been created.

Map And Links To Other Pages Within The Complex

Below are links to the other pages held within the Hall of Fame and a map of the entire complex so you can navigate without a sat nav.

author profiles - competition winners - gail's gladiators - library

Authors of the Flash Fiction Writing Challenges (AOFFWC) Map

Authors of the Flash Fiction Writing Challenges Map

Visitors Guide

Prepared by Michael Rumsey


Visitors are asked to sign in. Application forms to join the group are available with a map to pave your way on the following route.

Free copies of Lesley’s Lessons can be found on the welcome desk.

From Reception take Writers Road north.

Anne’s Kiosk

This offers a variety of items including A4 paper, computer ink and a pocket size Thesaurus.

Turn sharp right onto Truchet Boulevard and first right again down Link Lane.

Fictioneers Hotel

Pets and laptops welcome.

Day visitors are encouraged to drop in for coffee. For bookings, please see below.

Exit the hotel and move along Admin Street.

The Little Villains Bandstand

Every evening offers a live performance. In the past six months, we have enjoyed shows from The Lovely Ladies of Leeds, a rather tense appearance by the PPF (Past, Present & Future) Band and, most recently, a mixed concert by the Point of Viewers.

One of our most popular venues is situated opposite the hotel.

Flashers Bar & Grill

The steaks in this joint are succulent, the waitresses even more so. Some say the Indent Fish is marginally better than meat, having more character. Catering for authors Alphabet Soup is a favourite and one really should sample the Fable Flan.

Back on the Boulevard and walking easterly, an attractive building sits on the left.

The Hall of Fame

In the entrance hall, a metal plaque lists the names of all elected members in chronological order from Anita Bowden, July 2018, right up to date with now. The notice board displays a month by month account of the winning story titles, with brain storming and mind numbing titles such as Naughty Santa, Homonyms, Haiku & Clerihew, etc.

Stepping into our Status Room visitors are sometimes puzzled by the oak panelled placard which greets them: Avid Aces Thread.

Reading the stories printed below the sign, displayed in conjunction with prize recipient photographs, reveals this is in honour of our competition winners. It is, in fact, an anagram of the surnames of our first three winning authors Kim, Cathy and Amanda.

Pause to enjoy the glittering photographs and equally sparkling bios on the other three walls.

These are our Member Profiles to date.

When you've finished perusing all the names on display, step out of the Hall of Fame. At the bottom of Truchet Boulevard, turn sharp left onto Wareham Walk. After half a kilometre, a building can be seen on the right.

Golden Key VIP Lounge

Here, selected members assemble by invitation. This was kindly supplied by the Lesley Anne Foundation.

A few brisk steps north on Wareham walk are the places children flock to.

Children’s Playground

This was established by Lestopher & Chrisley. A company that is never at a loss, ensuring the joy children win on the swings is equally rewarding on the roundabouts.

The next attraction is adjacent to the playground.

The Duck Pond

Offers of crumbs here, unlike some of our stories, are never rejected. Retracing one's steps and turning left onto the Walk, brings the visitor to a monument.

The Fountain

This admirable statue was a gift from the Michgail Institute that is guaranteed to spout forth 24 hours a day.

Continue north on Wareham Walk.

The Manor

Sitting proudly at the upper edge of the complex, the manor was constructed in a month of Mondays and is dedicated to Wordsworth. The representatives here are never stuck for a word and always willing to give an explanation.

Moving south, the poetic Ashley Avenue brings us down to the Library.

The Library

The designer, Dick Shonary, says it is looking up, making reference to completion by the end of May.

Exit via Thomson Turnaround to link up with Sir Christopher Walk to discover the oldest building in the complex.

Fielden Castle

Built in the 15th century entirely from Bristolian Brick, it was initially owned by two Hullenbach families. Now home to the 1,000 word club members, it has been in the news many times throughout its long history. Inside, various rooms have been prepositioned, each representing a different topic. On the ground floor, for example, one can find the Adverbially Obsessed and Cliche Clique rooms. At the end of the corridor on the first floor is a room affectionately known as the laughing chamber, officially Nonsense Nook. It has been said that, having seen the castle, every visitor leaves sensorially satisfied.

Senses are further tickled by walking south west down Rumsey Street.

Fun Palace

Frolicking is the key word in this establishment and the inhabitants are guaranteed to put a smile on anyone’s face.

Moving inland due east and along Everett Avenue brings one to what some describe as action area.

Gladiator Arena

Guests are invited to watch as nine gladiators, one after another, practise the ancient and noble art of paragraphing to culminate in a legend.

Successful Gladiators are rewarded with an appearance in the next place of interest.

The Gallery

Nine glittering portraits are featured, depicting those brave warriors who survived to narrate what has become known as the Great Aunt Mabel saga.

From the gallery, Challenge Drive leads to Michael Court.


Occupied by our learned brotheren/sisteren, vital and wise decisions have been formulated here by every one of the judges.

Moving south on Writers Road an array of goodies is to be found.

Gift Shop

Inside, one can get a flash of inspiration from authors ranging from Ashley to Zeleski. Postcards and prints of Malcolm Richardson's photo prompts are on sale. Pause for a while to watch the trio, Trucham, Waresey and Rumset, demonstrate the age old art of mini-challenge compilation. Browse through the much sought after, colourful charity donating Challenge Collections.

Upon leaving the complex via reception, guests are asked to sign the visitor’s book and make a comment in 81 words.

Hotel Bookings:

Flashers Bar & Grill Open 24 hours & take away. (Take away does not include the waitresses.)

We trust you have enjoyed your visit, please come again.

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Introduction, by Lesley Truchet

Having received so much response from our recently set up Facebook challenges, we think our distinguished Hall of Famers deserve much wider recognition and appreciation. On this page we will publish, and add to, a never ending list of names of every single writer who enters the 'Authors of the Flash Fiction Writing Challenges Hall of Fame'. 

If you manage to get through the Hall of Fame door, and it won't be easy, your name will remain imprinted on the list forever, and ever, and ever, and beyond, or until computer technology expires, whichever comes first.

Who is eligible to enter?

If you have already entered one or more of Chris Fielden's world renowned writing challenges, you will probably be aware that the Facebook group was set up in order that Chris's challenge writers could communicate.

The group instantly became popular with new members arriving by the minute. Within this group (which also accepts members who haven't yet responded to any of Chris's challenges) we are running varied, regular challenges, winners of which enter the group's prestigious Hall of Fame. Go on. Have a go. Join the Facebook group today.

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The Hall Of Fame

Hall of Fame

Below dwells the most prestigious of tables, for it holds the details of word weaving legends. If you think you're worthy of a place on this fabled tableau, contact Michael or Lesley in the Facebook group. Or hassle Chris and he will pass on said hassle without a moment's delay.

Name Event Date
Boakesey Boakes  Contractions September 2020
David Silver " "
Christy Roth Slang "
David Silver " "
Janice Morgan " "
John Notley " "
Helen Stephens Modern Proverbs August 2020
Jill Lang " "
Maggie Elliott " "
Claudia Nicholson The First Time "
John Notley " "
Maggie Elliot " "
Mary Fox Photo Prompt July 2020
Pat Mudge " "
Elizabeth Coby Sporting Chance June 2020
Tony Thatcher " "
Cathy Cade Crossword May 2020
Eileen Baldwin Research "
Ibukun Keyamo Sentences "
Sarah Mosedale " "
Amanda Jane Davies Easter 500 Story April 2020
Cathy Cade " "
Maggie Elliott " "
Amanda Jane Davies Photo Prompt "
David Silver " "
David Silver Write & Wrong "
John Notley " "
Eileen Baldwin My Favourite March 2020
John Notley " "
Maggie Elliot Tee Shirt "
Marlene Pitcher " "
Kim Hart (winner) Christmas 500 Story February 2020
Cathy Cade " "
Paul Mastaglio " "
Tony Thatcher " "
David Silver Conversations "
Pat  Mudge " "
Eileen Baldwin Post of the Month "
Eileen  Baldwin Photo Prompt January 2020
Sue Maynes " "
David Silver Whistle December 2019
Michael Thurgood " "
David Silver Inserts November 2019
Elizabeth Coby " "
John Notley Someone I  Knew "
Maggie Elliott " "
David Silver Email October 2019
Barbara Noble Grand "
Maggie Elliott " "
Barbara Noble Photo Prompt September 2019
Gail Wareham Everett " "
Cathy Cade Opening Lines "
Gail Wareham Everett " "
Cathy Cade Haiku/Clerihew August 2019
Michael Rumsey " "
Eileen Baldwin Ordinary People "
Gail Wareham Everett " "
Cathy Cade Mistakes July 2019
Val Fish " "
Eileen Baldwin Letters Play June 2019
Judy Sandra Gill " "
David Silver Homonyms "
Stuart Atkinson " "
Cathy Cade Catchy Titles May 2019
Pat Mudge " "
Cathy Cade I Fancy "
Lucy Morrice " "
Lesley Truchet I Was There April 2019
Sarah Mosedale " "
David Silver Pastime "
Eileen Baldwin " "
John Notley Character Descriptions March 2019
Sean Bain " "
Pat Mudge The Write Word "
Val Fish " "
Lynne Arnott Beginnings & Endings February 2019
Neil Phillips " "
Derek McMillan St Valentines "
Val Fish " "
Sarah Mosedale Phone Call January 2019
Tony Thatcher " "
Elizabeth Coby Song Titles "
Michael Rumsey " "
Angela Googh Christmas Shoppers December 2018
Pat Mudge " "
Johanna McDonald Naughty Santa "
Tony Thatcher " "
Cathy Cade Halloween Challenge November 2018
Peter James Corbally " "
Bridget Scrannage Dream Challenge "
Sue Partridge " "
Barbara Noble Poetry Challenge October 2018
Johanna McDonald " "
Sue Partridge " "
Val Fish " "
Cathy Cade Second Person September 2018
Sarah Mosedale " "
Johanna McDonald Used To Be "
John Notley " "
John Notley Fairy Tales August 2018
Malcolm Richardson " "
Abby Duff Crossword "
Alicia Sledge " "
Andre Othenin-Girard " "
Cathy Cade " "
Anita Bowden Logic Puzzle July 2018
Cathy Cade " "
Johanna McDonald " "
Pat Mudge " "
Anita Bowden True Humour "

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Month of Mondays Manor

Month of Mondays Manor

The Monday Word is a challenge run in the Facebook group that invites writers to take a rare or unusual or obscure word and write a sentence or two to help to elucidate its meaning. The idea was conceived by Peter James Corbally.

Below you will find details of those invited for drinks in the library, located in the west wing of the manor, after excelling in this mini challenge.

Name Word Date
Elizabeth Coby Bibliophile September 2020
Glo Curl Blatteroon "
Maria Thomas Wuzzle "
Pat Mudge Frumicate "
Barbara Noble Chokka Augsut 2020
David Silver Cattywampus "
Glo Curl Furphy "
Michael Rumsey Skive "
Paul Mastaglio Skrookum "
Eileen Baldwin Taradiddle June 2020
Enda Scot Objurgate "
Gail Wareham Everett Wheech "
Ibukun Keyamo Milquetoast "
Jill Lang Eldritch "
Enda Scott Solivagant May 2020
Gail Wareham  Everett Ensorcell "
Maggie Elliott Gallimaufry "
Val Fish Cachinnate "
Barbara Noble Shotclog April 2020
David Silver Elaqueate "
Jill Lang Defenstration "
Lisa Fox Sciolistic "
Barbara Noble  Pussillanimous March 2020
Eileen Baldwin Cacoethes "
Ibukun Keyamo Schadenfreude "
Michael Rumsey Stowlins "
Sue Maynes Mythomane "
Gail Wareham Everett Pauciloquent February 2020
Sue Maynes Descry "
Barbara Noble Effutiation January 2020
Cathy Cade Embuggerance "
Dan Kidd Ninnyhammer "
David Silver Polrumptious "
David Silver Borborygmus December 2019
Marlene Pitcher Borborygmus "
Gail Wareham Everett Antediluvian November 2019
Mary Fox Pragmatic "
Maggie Elliott Jejune October 2019
Michael Thurgood Gobsmack "
Gail Wareham Everett Belligerent September 2019
Val Fish Panjandrum "
David Silver Growlery August 2019
Gail Wareham Everett Groak "
Enda Scott Agelast July 2019
Gail Everett Soporific "
Barbara Noble Deipnosophist June 2019
Eileen Baldwin Ultracrepidarian "
Cathy Cade Overweening May 2019
Val Fish Risible "
Cathy Cade Mereticious April 2019
David Silver Subsume "
Barbara Noble Malfeasance March 2019
David Silver Evanescent "
Cathy Cade Equipoise February 2019
Val Fish Pertinacious "
Elizabeth Coby Glossolalia January 2019
Tony Thatcher Incertitude "

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1,000 Word Club Castle

1000 word castle

Here are the authors who have contributed over 1,000 words to the flash fiction writing challenges. Each one is a short story generating, charity supporting machine.

  1. Alan Barker
  2. Alan Pattison
  3. Allen Ashley
  4. Angela P Googh
  5. Betty Hattersley
  6. Cathy Cade
  7. Christopher Fielden
  8. Claire Apps
  9. David McTigue
  10. David Silver
  11. Gavin Biddlecombe
  12. Glen Donaldson
  13. John Notley
  14. Len Saculla
  15. Lesley Truchet
  16. Lucy Morrice
  17. Maddy Hamley
  18. Maggie Elliott
  19. Majella Pinto
  20. Malcolm Richardson
  21. Martin Strike
  22. Matilda Pinto
  23. Michael Rumsey
  24. Mike Scott Thomson
  25. Paul Mastaglio
  26. Sandra Orellana

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The Fun Palace

Fun Palace

Every month, we run mini-challenges. Here you will find details of the Funsters - those members who made us laugh or posted a clever response to our Just For Fun segments. They are:

Name Fun Event Date
Elizabeth Coby Legal Jargon September 2020
Sue Maynes " "
Helen Stephens Oxymorons August 2020
John Notley " "
Michael Rumsey " "
David Silver Mondegreen June 2020
Mary Fox " "
Barbara Noble Seekers "
Gail Wareham  Everett " "
Mary Fox " "
Kim Montgomery Conversation May 2020
Klaus Gehling " "
David Silver Lockdown April 2020
Michael Rumsey " "
Anita Bowden Toilet Roll Shortage "
John Notley " "
Jill Lang Mathematically Speaking March 2020
Klaus Gehling " "
Val Fish " "
Gail Wareham Everett Publisher February 2020
Jayne Morgan " "
Eileen Baldwin Paraodies January 2020
Gail  Wareham  Everett " "
Marlene Pitcher " "
Simon Russell " "
John Notley I Say December 2019
Maggie Elliott " "
Maggie Elliott All Grown Up November 2019
Val Fish " "
Lynn Zeleski Movie Titles "
Val Fish " "
Barbara Noble Place Names October 2019
Johanna McDonald " "
Angela Googh Into A Bar September 2019
Paul Mastaglio " "
Cathy Cade Catchphrases August 2019
Lynn Zeleski " "
Gail Everett Rhythm July 2019
Maggie Elliot " "
Anita Bowden Anagrams June 2019
Maggie Elliott " "
Pat Mudge I Know May 2019
Val Fish " "
Fiona Aitken Abbreviations March 2019
Mary Walker James " "
Anita Bowden Greeting Cards February 2019
Peter James Corbally " "
Barbara Noble What’s In A Name? November 2018
Kim Montgomery Proverb Ending October 2018
Alicia Sledge Limerick September 2018

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Honourable Judges

Judge's Gavel

Here you will find the names of members who have helped to run and judge events in the Facebook group. They are:

Name Challenge Date
Christopher  Fielden  Contractions September 2020
Gail Wareham Everett Monday Word "
Lesley Anne Truchet Slang "
Michael Rumsey Legal Jargon "
Amanda Jane Davies The First Time August 2020
Christopher Fielden Modern Proverbs "
John Di Carlo Oxymorons "
Sue Maynes Monday Word "
Malcolm Richardson Photo  Prompt July 2020
Alan Barker Monday Word June 2020
Derek McMillan Mondegreen "
Kim Montgomery Seekers "
Lindy Gibbon Sporting Chance "
Jill Lang Monday  Word May 2020
Kim Montgomery Sentences "
Lesley  Anne  Truchet Conversation / Research "
Michael Rumsey Crossword "
3 Admins (GWE, LT & MR) Easter Story April 2020
Alan Barker Write  & Wrong "
Lesley Truchet Lockdown Tales "
Lesley Truchet Toilet  Books "
Malcolm Richardson Photo  Prompt "
Mary Fox Monday Word "
3 Admins (GWE, LT & MR) Mathematically March 2020
Gail Wareham Everett Tee Shirt "
Marlene Pitcher Monday Word "
Enda Scott Monday Word February 2020
Gail Wareham Everett Christmas 500 Story "
Lesley Truchet Christmas 500 Story "
Lynne Arnot Publisher "
Michael Rumsey Christmas 500 Story "
Multiple Group Members Gail's Gladiators Round 1 "
Sue Maynes Conversation "
Barbara Noble Paraodies January 2020
Gail Wareham Everett Monday Word "
Malcolm Richardson Photo  Prompt "
Eileen Baldwin I Say December 2019
Lucy Morrice Inserts "
Val Fish Monday Word "
David Silver Monday Word November 2019
Gail Wareham Everett Someone I Knew "
John Notley Movie Titles "
Lesley Truchet All Grown Up "
Marlene Pitcher Inserts "
Gail Wareham Everett Place Names October 2019
Lesley Truchet Email "
Michael Rumsey Grand "
Alicia Sledge Opening Lines September 2019
Barbara Noble Into a Bar "
John Notley Monday Word "
Malcolm Richardson Photo Prompt "
Elizabeth Coby Monday Word August 2019
Gail Wareham Everett Haiku/Clerihew "
Maggie Elliott Catchphrases "
Neil Phillips Ordinary People "
Cathy Cade Monday Word July 2019
Eileen Baldwin Mistakes "
Lucy Morrice " "
Sarah Mosedale Rhythm "
Alan Pattison Homonyms June 2019
David Silver Letters Play "
Malcolm Richardson Monday Word "
Anita Bowden I Know May 2019
Paul Mastaglio Catchy Titles "
Peter James Corbally Monday Word "
Sue Partridge I Fancy "
Elizabeth Coby I Was There April 2019
Laura Besley Pastime "
Peter James Corbally Monday Word "
Allen  Ashley Abbreviations March  2019
Angela Googh The Write Word "
Betty Hattersley Character Description "
Peter James Corbally Monday Word "
Pat Mudge Beginnings & Endings February 2019
Peter James Corbally Monday Word "
Tony Thatcher St Valentines "
Cathy Cade Phone Call January 2019
Peter James Corbally Monday Word "
Val Fish Song Titles "
Sarah Mosedale Naughty Santa December 2018
Michael Rumsey Christmas Shoppers "
David Silver Halloween November 2018
Johanna McDonald Last Night I Dreamt "
John Notley Rhyme & Reason October 2018
Cathy Cade Nothing Changes September 2018
Malcolm Richardson Second Person "
Michael Rumsey Crossword August 2018
Michael Rumsey Nursery Rhymes "
Lesley Truchet True Humour July 2018
Michael Rumsey Logic "

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VIP Lounge

VIP Lounge

The lounge was opened to celebrate the second anniversary of our group in May 2020.

Though we consider all our members as VIPs, our admin team decided to honour some for outstanding contributions. For example, competition winners, challenge compliers, multiple mini challenge winners, those who have written in excess of 2,000 words for our main challenges etc. Two were nominated by other members and another two for sheer enthusiasm and leadership.

We look forward to welcoming new members to the lounge who meet our slogan: Above and Beyond. Accordingly, we offer an open invitation to all our members to make a recommendation, stating for what and why. Just use the comment form at the bottom of this page.

Register of Members
Allen Ashley
Amanda Jane Davies
Ashutosh Pant
Barbara Noble
Cathy Cade
Chris Fielden
David Silver
Eileen Baldwin
Gail Wareham Everett
Grant O’Townson
John Notley
Kim Hart
Lesley Anne Truchet
Maggie Elliott
Malcolm Richardson
Michael Rumsey
Mike Scot Thomson
Peter James Corbally
Sandra Orellana
Sarah Mosedale
Tony Thatcher

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Competition Winners

Competition Winner Trophies

Details of our Facebook group flash fiction contest winners have now been moved to a new dedicated page.

See the new competition winners' page here.

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Gail's Gladiators

Gail's Gladiators

Gail's Gladiators has now moved to its own dedicated page.

See the new Gladiator page here.

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Author Profiles

Author profiles, which features biographies from some of the Facebook group's most active members, now has its own dedicated page.

See the new author profiles page here.

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Your comments:

Eileen B
You made my day.

May I say.

Thank you all.

I had a ball.

You gave me my 15 minutes of fame.

Glad  I came.

Seriously Chris, and the other authors. You made me proud to take part. Thank you.

Chris Fielden
Thank you, Eileen. And a poem too - we feel spoilt :-)

Eileen B
Thank you, Chris. I really wanted you all to know how much I am enjoying our group. Also, since I did your free course, I really am enjoying writing.

Chris Fielden
That's great to hear, thanks Eileen!

Mary F
What a fun feature! Good work.

Chris Fielden
Thanks, Mary :-)