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Something a little different today for you to read about!

Can you write a short story?

Our good friend and contributor Joy Lennick has agreed to judge a 50 Word Story Competition. 

A few years ago she entered such a competition herself. As she has emailed me:-

"Enjoying a writing challenge, awhile back, I noticed a competition in one of our 'freebie' newspapers here in Spain. I entered and was surprised to win lst prize, which was a dinner for two at a 'Golfing' restaurant. Fifty word stories (they require a beginning, a middle and an end) are fun to write. Why not try writing one yourself and emailing it to Jan at Oapschat?"

The below is Joy's winning entry.


"Geoffrey! Long time no see, old boy...How are you? Seen anything of Lionel? Those were the days, eh...America you say?"

"Haven't heard in ages. Last time he wrote, he was off to have dinner with someone he'd just met. Hannibal Lector he said his name was. Unusual that!"

Can you write a fifty word story?

The fifty word story is just that. Fifty words and no more.

Good luck everyone, I do hope many of you will have a go!

Closing date is October 31st 2014.

EmailThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. I will then forward your entry to Joy.

Joy is very kindly donating a copy of her book, "My Gentle War" as a prize for the winning entry. Details will follow. This book can be found on Amazon and is a fascinating tale.


Meet The Author...
Who Am I?

Hi, my name is Janice and I am the founder of www.OAPSchat.co.uk.This stands for Optimistic and ProActive Seniors Chat. OAPSchat was born in April 2013 as a Facebook page. To date there are over 1460 FB likes. It was in November 2013 that I decided I had enough material and confidence to launch the website.

Since that day, I have been writing articles on all kinds of topics. ranging from hobbies, holidays, food and drink, memories, families, finance and much much more. I now have over one hundred and thirty seven wonderful contributors to date and articles on all different subjects are posted on a daily basis. Over 1400 articles can be read now! Members can comment via disqus, FB and Twitter.

Raffles are held monthly, sometimes more often. A newsletter goes out once a month with my plans for the coming weeks. I am an Independent Happy List Winner 2014 for founding the website.

Loneliness is a big scourge on our society worldwide and the website helps combat this awful isolation by coming together and sharing our thoughts and ideas. OAPSchat is well and truly born now and I hope it will continue to thrive. With your support, I'm confident it will!

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