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Flash Fiction Challenge

My word was catch.  To recap the rules, I had to use this word in a story.  The story could be no more an 100 characters, including spaces.  And I can have up to three entries under my name.

Terse is not a strong point, so I struggled here.  But spending a day at the Wisconsin State Fair and typing up any idea that came to me on my phone, I manged to get three entries.

The Job: get the money.The Payoff: Over a Million.The Catch: no one has any idea how to manage it.

Catch the rain to see the future. When I see nothing, what does it mean? Was my family right?

To save him, the catch was I died. I didn’t blink as I agreed to it. He was worth more than I

I will find out on Monday how I did.  Even if I don’t go any further, I’m still excited that I was able to manage this.  A lesson in brevitiy does all authors good, I feel.

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Writing Contest

Ever wanted to try your hand at a writing contest, but didn’t know where to start?

Erika Eby at hijINKS pointed me to this site and has challenged me to complete the challenge along with her.  It’s a different form of writing for me as well, so a great way to improve on skills that are already there.

I dare you to try it as well!

http://www.nycmidnight.com/competitions/ffmc/challenge.htm

It’s free to do, so I figure, why not?

Here are the details on the challenge:

When:  August 11, 2011 at 12PM EDT
Summary:  Writers are challenged to create stories no longer than 100 characters based on word assignments.
Rules & How it Works:  It’s free to enter, but only one registration per person and participants must be at least 18 years of age.  The competition begins at 12PM EDT on Thursday, August 11th, 2011.  Registered writers are placed in 20 different groups.  Each group will receive a word (which can be a noun, verb or adverb) which must be included in the story.  The stories are due 12 hours later at 11:59PM EDT on Thursday, August 11th, 2011 and must be no longer than 100 characters.  Each writer may submit up to 3 stories.  Judges choose the top 25 stories in each group and will be posted here for voting on Monday, August 15th.  Online voting begins and the top 3 stories with the most audience votes in addition to 2 stories chosen by the judges will move on to the finals.  Thus, 5 stories will advance from each group to the finals making for a total of 100 writers.  The 100 writers in the finals all receive a new word (everyone receives the same word) at 12PM EDT on Thursday, August 18th, 2011 and again each writer has 12 hours to submit up to 3 stories no longer than 100 characters each.  The top 25 stories are posted here for online voting a few days later. In addition to online voting, winners are chosen by a panel of judges.