Friday, June 25

Micro Fiction Contest: “What Happened in 2020?”

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Theres a tweet that sticks in my mind: “Future historians will be asked which quarter of 2020 they focus on.”

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Conversation concerns: Using fifty words or fewer, compose a narrative or scene that responds to the concern, “Grandma/Grandpa/Whoever, can you tell me that story again about what occurred in 2020?” Write or paste your story (or stories– get in as lot of times as you want!) into the remarks

Its been a wild year, and I have a sinking feeling its going to get only wilder as we slog towards November 3, and then after November 3 theres a not-zero opportunity well reflect on the previous 10 months as a duration of calm relative to what will come after.

What Is This Contest and How Do I Enter?

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

Send your entries by the end of Sunday, August 30. Ill reveal the winner in the comments and in the following weekends e-mail message (which, if you dont currently receive, you can sign up for in the best sidebar).

Do not hesitate to take this in whatever direction you desire. Possibly you believe little of import has occurred in 2020 and nothing of import will take place in the rest of 2020? Perhaps you want to conceive of an alternate history of 2020? Perhaps you desire to write about something that occurred in your own life and has absolutely nothing to do with the broader goings-on? Analyze it nevertheless you d like to.

In fifty (50) words or less, compose a story or scene in action to the following concern: “Grandma/Grandpa/Whoever, can you inform me that story again about what occurred in 2020?”.

( I understand “Grandma/Grandpa” can be seen as exclusionary, so picture whatever sort of scene you d like. Possibly a complete stranger stops you on the street? Which calls the “once again” into question … ugh! The gist is, somebody in the future, who didnt experience 2020, asks you to talk about it.).

Enter as lot of times as you want.

My preferred story (stories?) will make its author his/her option of book from the WBN library

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Youll Choose a Winner Based on What, Exactly?

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

And Ill consider the number of thumbs-up each story receives. If you actually delight in someone elses piece, be a sport and offer it an upvote.

Best of luck!

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Maybe you believe little of import has happened in 2020 and nothing of import will happen in the rest of 2020? Perhaps you desire to develop of an alternate history of 2020? Possibly you want to compose about something that occurred in your own life and has nothing to do with the broader goings-on?

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Which calls the “again” into concern … ugh! The gist is, somebody in the future, who didnt experience 2020, asks you to talk about it.).

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

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