Competition

The One-Hundred

Short stories are an art form of their own, and while my main distraction from doing  anything useful with my life is to write novels, I do have a dabble at writing shorties now and then. They are also a great form to try if you fancy a discrete little project where the end is in sight as soon as you start.

For me the most fun I have with short stories is writing to a very strict word limit, so I thought it would be fun to run a competition here so that you could have a go yourself.  This is just for fun…terms and conditions are listed below….if you send me something and I like it I’ll post it as a PDF.

The ‘rules’ go like this;

  • total word count must be exactly 100 words not including the title or author’s name.
  • entries must be submitted by cut and pasting into the contacts page – the copyright owner clearly stated at the bottom of the page.
  • you may only submit your own work.
  • copyright remains with the author who gives permission for their story to appear on this website free of charge.

 

Need a helping hand

You can write about anything you want in your submission, but if you need a kick start, why not take a cue from below….

themed stories

Write 100 words (not including title or your name) based on one of these themes;

  • Tomatoes are a fruit
  • Moving house
  • Living in a shed
  • Shopping
  • Travel
  • Zoo keepers

Feel free to submit – cut and paste your 100 words – put your name at the end – if I like it I’ll post it as a PDF for the world to see.

 

stories from starters

Write 100 words (not including title or your name) starting with one of the following lines;

  • Today the sun moved backwards through the sky.
  • I love my car but….
  • Your eyes are the weirdest I’ve ever seen.
  • Don’t touch that!

Feel free to submit – cut and paste your 100 words – put your name at the end – if I like it I’ll post it as a PDF for the world to see.

Some shorties to read

Murderous Intent – an interesting twist of the knife by Heather Smith

Moving – I wrote this for a ‘real’ competition. I liked it (the judges didn’t)

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