When I was a teenager, my favorite babysitting gigs were for one of my mother’s good friends. Her two sons were well-behaved and utterly cool kids who drew pictures and argued Star Trek with me and grew up to be amazing adults.* Of course, their mother is a writer, so how could they miss?
She e-mailed me today and asked that I pass along information about the 2011 Harvest the Cash Fall Contest, hosted by the Hamilton Writers Guild, of which she is a member.
The word limit is reasonable, the prizes are substantial, the entry fee is minimal, and the rules are here.
Short stories are not my forte, but I’m going to give it a try, just to see if I can write a general fiction story and fit a coherent beginning, middle, and end into 1500 words.
Anyone care to join me? I might need some help figuring out what general fiction is . . .
*And one of them married a girl named Sarah, of which you can make what you will.
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My posts are just shy of 1500 words, so to write an entire story in that space? Oh, ha. Hahahaha.
I need a break from my brain, maybe this will do the trick.
Excellent! Let the mutual nagging begin! 🙂
I’m absolutely terrible at short stories, but I wish you the very best of luck. Isn’t general fiction code for ‘anything you like’?
I think it might be code for ‘anything They like,’ for a given value of They. But we’ll see.
Do I dare?
Oh yes. Yes you do. What better way to get your feet wet?
Plus you need something to break up all of that dancing.
I agree. Join us!
Not me – too busy with my WIP!!
Go, Downith! 🙂
I can’t stop the current smut-in-progress, and god only knows what they’d make of me. I should send a dirty entry as a goof!
General smutty fiction would probably be allowed . . . Ask for a critique! 🙂
So tempting! I’m going to see what I can come up with. Thanks, Sarah!
Great, Lisa! The more the merrier! 🙂