Overstayed Welcome, December Contest Entries
Writing & Writing About Writing
#GWstorieseverywhere – Overstayed Welcome
It was over. Words were exchanged. I had my own place now. Yet, I hung around the apartment like a Christmas tree in February. #GWstorieseverywhere
Sunny sky becomes heat wave. Scenic snow becomes inconvenient slush. Refreshing rain becomes mud and flood. Time. The difference between good weather and bad. #GWstorieseverywhere
Night. Fading echoes of revelry. Other guests depart. The table bears crumbs and candle stubs. My host invites me to linger. Polite or lonely? #GWstorieseverywhere
All of my entries hit the 25-word limit. I found that adding one more word can wedge in another thought.
The contest did not give a limit on number of entries. Since other contests from the same source specify one-entry-per, I proceeded under the assumption that more was okay for this one. Makes a better blog post.
Today is the first day of the NYC Midnight Short Story Challenge. I have a week to write a story with the given prompts. Contest is four rounds, ending in June. I shall report back on the process if there is anything interesting to say. I will post entries here once I am booted out or the contest is over. [FYI, Another Writing Contest]
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
Speaking of Contests
While I did not win the Mares In Black Coloring Contest, I did have a excellent time using the contest as excuse to work with digital colors. Check out the variety of coloring choices, MIB Coloring Contest Entries Winners were announced on the 12/31/19 podcast, Happy New Year from the Mares! Since there are no names attached to the posted entries, I can't tell you which won, other than not mine.
Thank you for reading,