Saturday, November 20, 2010

WD Your Story Challenge ( 25 words)

Over at Writers Digest, they have the "Your Story" challenge, which they have changed up a bit this month. Usually, it is a 750 word max story based on a  prompt like "you receive a letter in the mail and there is an eye patch in it". You write the story around that scenario. This months is much simpler and you enter online as usual. WD will select the top five, which will be posted on the WD forum, where forum members vote for the winner. The winning entry gets published in WD magazine. Complete details HERE, but this is sthe skinny.

Write the opening sentence (25 words or fewer) to a story based on the photo prompt shown below


  1. Paul- what have you got to lose. Also, thanks for the read and review on Smashwords..some of you best fiction to date ;)

  2. I like this - it looks like fun. Might just play... cheers, m'dear! :)

  3. I have trouble limiting to 750, this is 25?Well, like you said," what have I got to lose?" I will give it a try. Have you sumbitted your? Thanks for the heads up.

  4. Julie- It's free and getting published in WD (online & print) is a pretty big accomplishment

    SS- I actually did submit an entry, but it was easy as I had just written a 100 word flash piece for something Lily Child does every Friday. The opening sentence worked well for this as well.