A New Contest…

Over at Women Of Mystery, Kathleen A. Ryan has posted a new writing contest.  It is as follows:

“To celebrate Hint Fiction’s birthday, Robert Swartwood has announced another contest, and the final judge will be author James Frey.

From now until April 30, 2010, you can submit up to two stories in the comment section of the contest announcement (and must be submitted at the same time). Hint Fiction is a story of 25 words or fewer (not including the title, which lends to the “hinting” of the story) that suggests a larger, more complex story. Last year’s winning stories can be read here.

First place winner will receive $100; Second place, $50; Third place, $25. There are additional goodies for the first place winner, finalists, and random contestants.

Robert’s reflection post, “Hint Fiction: One Year Later,” appears at Flash Fiction Chronicles.

 W.W. Norton’s Hint Fiction: An Anthology of Stories in 25 Words or Fewer, will be released this November and is available for pre-order on Amazon and Barnes & Noble.

Good luck!”

So, get yourself over there and try and earn yourself some dollar!

Below are my two entries.  They are both on the 25 word limit.  Hope you like and please let me know what you think. 

COFFEE BREAK.
You bring me coffee everyday. Same time: week in, week out. But today you haven’t. I’m sorry. There’s only so much a man can take.

DEATH OF A PLAYBOY.
She stands in the rain, across the road from his apartment. Her makeup has washed away. Maybe the rain will wash the blood away too.

You know the drill…leave a comment if you like, if not, you’re off my christmas card list.  🙂

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8 Comments

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8 responses to “A New Contest…

  1. Christmas is for wimps…

  2. Both are quite good.Hint Fiction, judged by a hint of fiction. Now that's comical. 😉

  3. Great stories, David! Thanks for the links and passing along the info to your readers. If you have a moment, check out this Hint Fiction story I wrote last year, it won a contest at Misfit Salon. It's called, "Who's There?"http://www.misfit-magazine.com/2010/04/misfit-salon-alum-kathleen-ryan.htmlI'd love to hear your thoughts. Best,Kathy

  4. I thought this was beyond me, David, but you know me and a challenge! (just submitted!)Really love your second entry – a big story wrapped up in just a few words!

  5. Thanks for the heads-up, David…

  6. I submitted mine… LOVED yours. Didn't even realize they were yours until I saw them here. Good ones.

  7. They are both good, but the second one is fantastic. Good luck David and thanks for letting us know about the contest. 😉

  8. quite clever, #2 is my fav also.

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