Your turn to test my writing skills in a contest!
Each month I ask people to submit entries to my writing contests. They must follow the guidelines I stipulate with and try to come up with the winning story. So why couldn’t something in the reverse happen during a break between the contests?
Tim Greaton passed on taking the $10 Amazon gift card he was eligible to receive as the second place winner for May in favor of me coming up with something else to use it for on the blog. I decided to give everyone a chance to offer a unique idea I can use to write a flash fiction story to share with you all.
I’ll give everyone until Monday night (June 11th) to submit an idea for me to write about. The one that appeals to me most will be chosen and that person will receive the $10 Amazon gift card Tim passed on (thanks Tim). Admittedly, this is a subjective contest, but you have nothing to lose by posting whatever idea comes to your mind. For a little help, I’m looking for something I can write in five hundred words or less as a brief scene. It should be something I can play with so that some humor can come through. You can leave it a little vague, if you choose, but give something specific that will give it some focus. I’m not particular about the genre. If your idea has merit, I’ll be open to it.
The official announcement for which suggestion is chosen will be announced on Thursday (June 14th) along with the story I will write for it. The winner will also receive their gift card that day. Make sure you enter a valid email address when commenting on this post so if I choose you, I can contact you. The one warning I have is the Amazon gift card is not transferable (I don’t care which country you’re from so long as the Amazon site you use is in a language I can read- like English!). Also, place your idea here in a comment. Do not email it to me.
Thanks to everyone who chooses to participate in advance. I’ll look forward to seeing what ideas you come up with!