Short But Frightening, Contest Entries

Writing About Writing

Looking Back
Frightening First Line

We could have avoided so much tragedy, if only the aliens had not landed on Halloween.

“Create the first line of a frightening story … limit was 31 words.”
My entry was 16 words.
Frightening First Line Contest
Winner & Runner’s Up
Gotham Writers
[Can You Write Short?]

Last Date

Harvests failed. People migrated. Residents objected. Tempers flared. Then violence. Strife. Peace. Symbolic tree planted. Became known as The War of the Last Date. #GWstorieseverywhere

“Each month we invite you to post a story on Twitter.” #GWSE
My entry was exactly 25 words, but only 186 characters.
##GWstorieseverywhere, Last Date, November 2019
Winner, November
Gotham Writers
[Can You Write Short?]

Looking Forward
Mistakes Were Made
“The year 2020 reminds us of the phrase: Hindsight is 20/20. So we invite you to look back on your life and tell us about something that, in hindsight, you would have done differently.” Mistakes Were Made
Requirements: 20 words, March 1, 2020, free
Mistakes Were Made
Gotham Writers

December: Overstayed welcome
“Each month we invite you to post a story on Twitter.” #GWSE
Requirements: 25 words, posted on Twitter, end of the month, free
Gotham Writers

Did anyone else enter?

Thank you for reading,
Katherine Walcott

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