I won a writing contest today!I had never attempted writing microfiction before this year, but when I started looking around for other writing blogs on WordPress, I found Nicola Auckland’s “Sometimes Stellar Storyteller Six Word Story Challenge.”
A one-word prompt is uploaded to the site every Saturday. The challenge is self-explanatory. Write a story, based on the prompt, using only six words.
Yep. Six words.
The challenge page includes a link on ‘How to write the best Six Word Stories,’ which gives the author’s rationale for the six word story, as well as some helpful tips.
Anyone can enter, and the contest is ‘just for fun,’ but the winner DOES get to post the fabulous picture above on their blog!
While I don’t imagine microfiction will ever be my go-to writing style, I’ve found the contest to be a fun exercise which forces me to be concise.
As to my award-winning story 😉 , this week’s prompt was COMPLICATED.
My story entry was : No! Cut yellow wire, THEN red!
Just think, you can now say you read an entire story today, in about two seconds!
For more information, visit About the Six Word Story Challenge.
Writers- do you have other contests or sites that provide writing ideas that you’d recommend?
Many thanks for visiting!