March 06, 2013
Publisher's Desk For March 6th | printable version
A THUMP ON THE PORCH, SWIRLING SNOW, AND A NOTE FLUTTERING IN THE WIND...
This was the topic of the WritersWeekly.com Winter 2013 24-Hour Short Story Contest:
Hearing a light thump outside, she walked to the front door and opened it slowly. Wind and snow swirled and the cold lashed her cheeks. By her feet she discovered a small pot with tiny white flowers. She recognized it as a Galanthus nivalis. Footprints in the snow led to and from the porch and a note tied to the slender stalk fluttered in the icy air...
Take a moment to think about where you would take this topic...
The winners of the WritersWeekly.com Winter 2013 24-Hour Short Story Contest have been posted!
To read the winning stories, and to see a list of all 85 winners, go here.
To read about common themes we encountered in this contest, see Angela's article in this issue.
Congrats to the Top Three Winners!
1st Place - Trapped by Roelien Reinders, NZ Amsterdam, Netherlands
(Roelien won $300!)
2nd Place - A Bloom For Najiyah by Sam Conley, Beaverton, OR
(Sam won $250!)
3rd Place - Ricky's Snowdrop of Hope by Jill Eisnaugle, Texas City, TX
(Jill won $200!)
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The WritersWeekly.com Spring 2013 24-Hour Short Story Contest will be on April 13th.
Each contest is limited to 500 participants and they usually fill up so don't delay if you want to participate!
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