SETTING: Your character has an appointment that triggers a certain outcome. You decide on the location – if the appointment is at an office, vacation spot, or house. Most of your story can take place before the appointment, at the appointment, or after the appointment. You decide.
SUBMISSIONS: Scroll down to post your story.
3 HIGHLIGHTS (include): An appointment (a get together, meeting, or a scheduled vacation), a piece of writing in print, and a flower
WORD COUNT: 750-1,500
DEADLINE: The deadline is always the 25th of the month – Thursday, March 25, 2021
PRIZE: Winner receives a book!
AWARDS: Each story will receive an award!
3 OPTIONAL PROMPTS TO GET YOU STARTED:
1.) Your character goes to see a psychologist because he/she is feeling left out. During the appointment, the psychologist gives a diagnosis of isolation, having a sense of loneliness. Describe how the psychologist empowers your character to gain a sense of purpose, break free from any racial ideologies or injustices, and/or leave behind the feeling of not belonging.
2.) No gift. No phone call. Feeling hurt and distant from his/her own children, your impatient character keeps hoping they’ll come around. Even though your character is busy at work, he/she plans a fun family vacation that his/her kids will like. Describe a scene from the family vacation and how it helped your character find the benefit of quality time, serving, and/or giving.
3.) Your character does not think he/she needs to prune the front yard. Overgrown bushes make it difficult to get to the front door. A nice neighbor manages to ring the doorbell one day, but your character forgot how to be kind. Describe a change of heart when he/she is given a second opportunity to help and/or interact with her/his neighbor.
RESOURCE – Giant Tales Beyond the Mystic Doors, Chapter 3: Sunflowers
More optional conflicts can be found on pages 29-30 in “Writers 750 Emerald Workbook” written by H.M. Schuldt, available at Amazon.
VOTING: March 26-March 31, 2021.
WINNER(S) and AWARDS will be announced on April 1.
ITEMS THAT MUST BE INCLUDED
1.) An appointment
2.) A piece of writing in print such as a prescription, hotel reservation, or a booklet of instructions
3.) A flower
3 Phases of a Volition Plot
- Not accepting.
- A decision to accept.
Write about a time when you had to serve one another or be served on a family vacation. What did you learn? What did you have to go through?
Write about a crisis you are familiar with, self-examination, and the will to improve.
CONTEST GUIDELINES – Skip over this comment section if you are familiar with the Writers 750 Program.
GENRE: Fantasy, Thriller, Sci-Fi, Mystery, Crime, Comedy, Romance, or a mixture (No erotica)
The main purpose of this contest is to practice the skill of writing fiction, explore conflict and character development, write a new short stories, and receive good feedback.
RULES & DIRECTIONS –
• Type in English – a minimum of 750 words; a maximum of 1,500 words
• Post your title and word count total in the first line of your story posting.
• ONE entry per person, must be the writer’s original work, a final revision, and a new piece of writing. Please do not delete and re-post since this becomes confusing to the readers. Make sure to post your final revision.
SUBMISSIONS: Scroll down to post your short story.