I enter- and lose- a lot of short story competitions. Trying to enter 12 stories in 12 months. Read my blog here: www.jademitchellwriting.com
For April, I decided to try to write the longest story I’ve attempted so far, and to combine two disparate themes in a cheeky attempt to enter two short story competitions with… the same story! Those themes were 'Whispers' and ‘ Dystopia’.
My loss is your pain. This is my recent submission to the 1000 word challenge competition, which sadly, did not score me the £100 first prize I was gunning for. The challenge was to create a story using ‘Stop!’ as the opening line of dialogue.
The third story in my ’12 stories in 12 months’ challenge. This is a short fable inspired by some recent reading, and by the following prompt from Creative Writing Ink: