Playfully malicious or mischievous:
a wicked prank; a critic’s wicked wit.
Slang Strikingly good, effective, or skillful:
a wicked curveball; a wicked imitation.
Used as an intensive:
What Is Wicked Word Wednesday?
A Wicked Word is revealed on the first and third Wednesday of the month.
The Wicked Word is chosen using a few mathematical algorithms and the New American Heritage College Dictionary.
Then, it’s up to you to compose a post around that word.
Be creative with your poetry, prose, or just try some free writing!
Create something that will move and inspire!
I welcome all writing forms; however, avoid graphic/excessive profanity or overtly disturbing mental images. Use your common sense.
One entry per person per Wicked Word.
You must post your entry in the comments section of the current challenge.
Only the entries in the comments section are are eligible for voting.
Include your Twitter handle or a pseudonym.
I like to give credit where credit is due!
Feel free to post you entry on your own blog, too!
Be sure to link back to the current challenge so others can join in the fun!
At the very least, you also want your followers voting for you, right?
Share on Twitter using #WickedWordWednesday (20 characters)
When Can I Submit An Entry?
On the first or third Wednesday of a month, a prompt will post at 00:00 (Eastern Time).
You will have until 00:00 (Eastern Time) of the following Wednesday to submit your entry in the comments section.
Any entries time stamped after that time will not be eligible.
For sake of clarity, I am on New York Time.
Still confused? Check the World Clock!
Comments with the most “likes” will be declared the winners.
So, get your friends, family, and fellow bloggers involved!
While you’re at it, encourage them to participate, too!
Voting ends at 00:00 Saturday following the close of comments.
At my discretion, there will be up to three winners each week.
In general, the top three comments with the most likes will be declared the winners.
In case of a tie, I will read the comments to my cat Smokey, who as Lord High Master of All He Surveys from the Sunshine Spot on the Sofa shall be sole arbiter and judicator.
I also reserve the right to award an Honorable Mention if circumstances call for it.
Why Should I Participate?
Get those creative juices flowing!
Read other blogs and comment!
Help grow the Wicked Words community.
The life of an artist can become cloistered and lonely without a network of positive creative types.
Invite others to join in. This is for fun, creative inspiration, and a great way to connect with other creative types.
What If I Win Wicked Word Wednesday?
Did I mention you get bragging rights and a cool badge to post on your site if you are a winner?
Get Your Badges Here
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You may resize them as needed.
I am greatly indebted to Grace Black of Three Line Thursday for the basics of the event guidelines.