Let It Go, January Contest Entries

Random Words

Writing & Writing About Writing


Contest Past
#GWstorieseverywhere – Let It Go
Entry 1

My morning ritual. No more chasing. I am awake. No more yelling. I am real. No more packing. I am safe. Let it go. #GWstorieseverywhere

Entry 2

Tree farm motto, let it grow.
Meteorology motto, let it blow & snow
Plumbing motto, let it flow
Lightbulb factory motto, let it glow.

Entry 3

We have outsourced our computer department. We let IT go. #GWstorieseverywhere

Process Notes
Didja notice the like on the IT department tweet? That was nice.

External validation, moi? [What Does Success Mean To You]


Although I used the full word count in the first two, I failed to do so in the third entry. Only 11 words. I left 14 on the table. More than enough to develop a storyline that ended with the same punchline. I couldn’t see it. The end of month approached, so I went with what I had. #failureofimagination

“Each month we invite you to post a story on Twitter.” #GWSE
Winner, January
Gotham Writers

Contest Present
Submitted my entry to NYC Midnight Short Story Challenge. Waiting to hear if I pass to the next round. Since they take 5 of 30, I am doubtful. My story had cute bits, but failed in many important aspects. It read more like a collection of Saturday fragments than an actual story with plot and characters and whatnot.

Whatever happens to my entry, proud of self for submitting. Even if I get bounced after round one, I crossed the finish line, I trotted into line-up, I halted at X.

I will post it once I am out or the contest is over.

Contest Future
The state you’re in
#GWSE, February
Requirements: 25 words, posted on Twitter, end of the month, free
Gotham Writers

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
Gotham Writers

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Katherine Walcott

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