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09-11-2017, 04:08 PM
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100 word short story competitions

For all you story writers out there, Reader's Digest is now offering £1,000 for the best 100 word short story!
http://www.readersdigest.co.uk/100-w...mpetition-2017

There's also another one that Jeffrey Archer's launched - same thing but with £250 worth of book tokens on offer -
shortstory@mailonsunday.co.uk.

See how good I am to you? I'm desperately trying to think of some brilliant ones myself, but not as easy as you might think to construct in so short a piece. Good luck everyone.
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09-11-2017, 04:27 PM
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Looks interesting but I'm that gabby and run away at the mouth that 100 words is nothing.
I'm a bit puzzled about what the content is supposed to be too.

Think I might have a bash though
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09-11-2017, 04:30 PM
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Re: 100 word short story competitions

Ah ...this gives an idea what they're after.

http://www.readersdigest.co.uk/books...brated-authors
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09-11-2017, 07:25 PM
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They aren't after anything in particular - just a great ending and a succinct tale. Go for it!
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09-11-2017, 09:46 PM
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Not sure I could to stick to 100 words - will give it a go!

Thank you for the info eccles.

Psst - are you the famous eccles who used to hang around with Minnie Crum ?
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10-03-2018, 03:32 PM
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Just curious ? Why don’t we give it a go.?
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16-03-2018, 08:17 PM
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Just thought I’d give it a go.

Mary stood very still.
Removing her battle gear, she stepped out into the cool night desert air.
Her training meant she knew instantly what had caused the clicking sound beneath her boot.
Looking around Mary couldn’t see anyone to help and she had left her radio in her tent.
Unable to call out for fear the slightest vibration could cost her her legs and beginning to tire, she took the decision to throw herself as far away as possible.
Had anyone else turned up they would have wondered why Mary was lying in the sand laughing at a squashed snail.


100 words.
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Back in the “Swinging” 1960 s I was a spotty youth, tall & painfully thin, over 6 foot in height & under 9 stone in weight
One day in the posh department store employing me, I spotted a fresh dog ’s deposit.
The only customers nearby looked away. There was one suspect, a miniature shiatsu, dolled up with ribbons, bows & a hat, Tiggy Wu.
I contacted the maintenance manager. He listened intently to my report of Tricky Wu’s Doggy Poo.
He replied
“Tell you what laddie, if it’s still there tomorrow I’ll let you keep it”

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18-03-2018, 10:16 PM
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Originally Posted by Tezza ->
Just curious ? Why don’t we give it a go.?
Oh, I thought you meant the competition , not on here.

This could be fun. I'll see if I can think of anything to offer.
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Copyright ?
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