Hey, everyone! I’ve decided to hold a writing contest for anyone who’s interested! The rules are simple:
1.) Choose an opening line from the list below and write a short story with it (entries must be between 100 and 1,000 words).
2.) Send me the story, or a link to it, at email@example.com BEFORE September 30, 2012.
3.) All stories must be suitable for all ages (no excessive violence or sexual themes, etc.).
4.) There are three categories: Humor, Romance, and Mystery. It’s okay if it has two, or even all three; just choose which one you think works the best.
5.) You may enter up to three times: once per category.
6.) If you’d like to change any of the opening lines a little, please contact me about it.
There will be three winners total; One each for the Humor, Romance, and Mystery categories. Even if you have entered more than one story, you can only win once. Each winner will be featured here on GalumptiousWords!
Okay, now here are the opening lines you can choose from:
1.) I have one green eye and one brown eye. The green eye sees truth, but the brown eye sees much, much more.
2.) “Be nice,” my father said. “After all, he’s your brother.”
3.) I think her wings are fake.
4.) If somebody didn’t do something soon, we would have a catastrophe on our hands.
5.) Ms. Fleming’s wig had gone missing.
6.) It had been a great sorrow, a loss more painful than anything he’d felt before.
Remember, anyone can enter, so long as they stick to the rules!
Oh, and HAVE FUN!!