I have been writing my butt off this week.
My long-time blogging buddy Jason Evans is running one of his famous short fiction contests over at The Clarity of Night. It is based on this fabulous photograph (taken by Jason):
The object is to write a short story, inspired by the above photograph, in 250 words or less.
Rules and regulations etc can be found here.
My entry is number 37. I wrote something based on the sneak preview a couple of weeks back, but then when it came to the beginning of the week, when the competition opened, I went back and read what I’d written and hated it. So I stayed up late and wrote something else instead! I wouldn’t allow myself to read any of the other entries until I’d sent in my own so now here I am, Friday night, madly reading all the entries posted so far to catch up.
I don’t know how Jason does it; the hosting, the posting and the judging. Hats off to you, my friend!
For anyone else who feels like a break, pop in and have a read. The caliber of writing is excellent; you’d be amazed at what can be packed into 250 words! And for anyone who feels like a challenge – why not submit a story of your own? You might surprise yourself.