Saturday, July 31

Micro Fiction Contest: “These Pictures Were in Water-Colours”

Its been a real minute considering that we last did a Micro Fiction Challenge, and I feel like it comes at a good time– Ive spoken with more than a few of you recently having a hard time to get words on the page. (You We understand who you we are.).

Discussion question: Using fifty words or less, compose a narrative, scene, aphorism, snippet, etc., that consists of the line “These pictures were in water-colours.” Write or previous your story into the remarks

” These photos remained in water-colours.”.

So this morning I opened to a random page (132 of my Bantam Classic) and let my eyes come a rest where they would, and heres the first line I saw:.


Lets just state that our most popular individually service is authors block therapy. And Im thinking about entering it myself.

One thing I am managing to do is work my way through, for the third time, Jane Eyre. Why three times? Well, A) Why not, its an incredible book, but, B) I havent read it considering that ~ 2005 and I need to get to discuss it on an approaching Yak Babies.


Strikes me as excellent fodder for a Micro Fiction Challenge


What Is This Contest and How Do I Enter?

In fifty (50) words or fewer, compose a story, scene, joke, snippet, aphorism– take it in whatever instructions you desire; it does not have to be fiction, in spite of the title– that consists of the line “These images remained in water-colours.”.

( And lets state “water-colours” is one word, given that its so in the book and in Merriam-Webster.).

Enter as often times as you want.

Submit your entries by the end of Sunday, July 4. Ill reveal the winner in the comments and in the following weekends e-mail message (which, if you dont currently receive, you can register for in the right sidebar).

Write or paste your story/stories in the comments area below.

My favorite story (stories?) will earn its writer his/her choice of book from the WBN library


Youll Choose a Winner Based on What, Exactly?

If you discover yourself self-sabotaging, do not hesitate to discuss it in our previous post, “How Do You Self-Sabotage?”.

One thing I am handling to do is work my way through, for the 3rd time, Jane Eyre. Why three times? Well, A) Why not, its an incredible book, however, B) I havent read it considering that ~ 2005 and I have to get to discuss it on an upcoming Yak Babies.



Great luck!

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The normal metrics: design, concision (clearly), humor. Whimsy (mine).

WriteByNight composing coach and co-founder David Duhr is fiction editor at the Texas Observer and co-host of the Yak Babies podcast, and has actually discussed books for the Dallas Morning News, Electric Literature, Publishing Perspectives, and others

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And Ill take into account the number of thumbs-up each story gets. If you really delight in somebody elses piece, be a sport and offer it an upvote.


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