Writing novels can get, well, to be honest, lllllllloooooooonnnnnnngggggggg after a while, and also a bit... old. I find the best way to cure me of this "disease" is to compose a short story. It gets my mind off my novel and on a whole new set of characters and their problems. Also, the advantage of writing a short story is you don't have to worry about writing a whole novel about them. It's just a short story.
So that is why I am giving this challenge to anyone who is reading this now. Write a short story about the picture below and send it in to me, and I choose which one is the winner.
1) Short story must be a SHORT STORY. The maximum is 3,500 words (which is roughly 10 pages).
2) Absolutely NO PROFANITIES or SWEARING! I will not tolerate any foul language.
3) No unacceptable or questionable scenes.
4) The deadline for your short story is July 4. That will be the last day I will be accepting short stories.
Along with your short story, submit a little bit about yourself and perhaps an icon of something that you love or describes you most. I.e., I would probably submit my icon picture as Rapunzel since she's my favorite Disney princess and also 'cause I have really long hair.
The winner of this challenge will receive a virtual hug and a thumbs up icon, a blog post about the author, and the author's short story published on my blog.
Are you ready???
You can email your submissions to me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
May the best story win!
Helmut Thielicke quote
"Charm is deceptive and beauty is fleeting, but a woman who fears the Lord is to be praised."