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.
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.