Short Story Challenge #4: May 2017

Short Story Challenge #4: May 2017

Not sure what the Short Story Challenge is? You can read all of the details here! There’s also now a brand new Facebook group that you can join for updates, discussion and other fun stuff. The link to that is further down in this post. Let’s get going with this month’s challenge!

It's time for the fourth Short Story Challenge, and this months incentive is an exciting one! Come and read April's stories and find out the new challenge!

Last Month’s Challenge

Last month’s Short Story Challenge was to write a story with the following prompt:

Write a story with a HUGE cliffhanger ending!

Thank you to those of you who took part in this month’s challenge. I really want to think of ways to get more people involved, but until then, it’s like an exclusive little club! Click on the button below to read last month’s stories.

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Short Story Challenge #3: April 2017

Short Story Challenge #3: April 2017

If you’re not sure what the Short Story Challenge is, you can read all of the details here. I’m so happy with how this challenge is going so far. I almost expected nobody to join in, but it’s so amazing to see people having fun with it! Let’s find out about this month’s challenge!

Last Month’s Challenge

Last month’s Short Story Challenge was to write a story with the following prompt:

Your character is in high school. One of their classmates is always on their own and never seems to talk to anyone. Write from the perspective of your character and also from the perspective of the shy classmate.

There weren’t as many submissions than last month, but I loved them all (well, one of them was mine, and I must say – I’m pretty happy with mine too!) Again, like last time, it was so amazing to see how people interpreted the prompt – all three stories are totally different! Thank you to those who took part. Click on the button below to read last month’s stories – comment on this post and tell us which one is your favourite!

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Short Story Challenge #2: March 2017

Short Story Challenge #2: March 2017

If you’re not sure what the Short Story Challenge is, you can read all of the details here. Last month’s challenge was the first ever, and it went so well! It’s time for a new challenge, so read on!

It's the second month of the Short Story Challenge! Have a look at this month's prompt, read last month's stories and take part!

Last Month’s Challenge

Last month’s Short Story Challenge was to write a story with the title “The Last Thirteen Minutes“. There were some amazing submissions (ALL of them were amazing!) and it was so great to see how people interpreted the title! Thank you to everyone who took part. Click on the button below to read last month’s stories – comment on this post and tell us which one is your favourite!

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Short Story Challenge: Introduction!

Short Story Challenge: Introduction!

A couple of weeks ago, I had an idea for writing challenge. I really like short stories (writing and reading them), so I thought – why not create a whole challenge centered around them?! If you like writing and you want to get involved, then please do! In this first post, I’ll introduce the challenge, what’s involved, and then get started straight away with the first challenge! LET’S GO!

What is the Short Story Challenge?

Each month, I’ll post a new challenge here on my blog. The aim of the challenge will be to write a short story with a around 1000 words. (It’s not too strict, but don’t make it too long!) Anyone who wants to take part will have about a month to complete the challenge and submit it. The challenges will vary to mix it up a bit! They might be…

  • A sentence or a few words you must include
  • A starting sentence
  • Just a title, and you write a story with that title
  • A setting (place, time, maybe even whether conditions)
  • Anything I can think of as I go along!

There will be no obligation to take part every month. If you just want to drop in and take part one month and not the next, great! If you can’t think of anything for the prompt, you don’t have to force yourself to write something.

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