Flash Fiction Contest of course, BUT a new wrinkle:
Your entry MUST start or finish with one of the entries from the LippLibs post. It can be your own; it can be someone else's. If you use someone else's, you MUST credit them at some point in the comment.
Question from a reader:
I'm a little confused. You say we must credit a person "in the comment." Do we just credit them after our story? Or do we have to use their name as part of the story and therefore part of the 100 words?
Answer: You must credit them in the comment/entry that you post, but it does not have to be part of the story, and does NOT count as part of the hundred words UNLESS you include it in the story.
I knew I would find my joie de vivre, but had no money on it being dependent on the payout of my own life insurance policy. Fortunately my twin looked just like me.
Lib source: french sojourn
The name is not in the story, so not in the word count.
I knew I would find my joie de vivre, but had no money on it being dependent on the payout of my own life insurance policy. Fortunately my twin, using the moniker french sojourn to his his identity, looked just like me.
The name (french sojourn) IS in the story so it does count for word count.
These are dreadful examples of actual entries, but it's first cup of coffee and no revisions.
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The LippLib counts as part of the word count.
You may NOT modify the source LippLib to lower the word count.
No required words.
Maximum word count: 100
1. Post the entry in the comment column of THIS blog post.
2. One entry per person. If you need a mulligan (a do-over) erase your entry and post again. It helps to work out your entry first before you post.
3. International entries are allowed, but prizes may vary for international addresses.
4. Titles count as part of the word count (you don't need a title)
5. Under no circumstances should you tweet anything about your particular entry to me. Example: "Hope you like my entry about Felix Buttonweezer!" This is grounds for disqualification.
5a. There are no circumstances in which it is ok to ask for feedback from ME on your contest entry. NONE. (You can however discuss your entry with the commenters in the comment trail...just leave me out of it.)
6. It's ok to tweet about the contest generally.
Example: "I just entered the flash fiction contest on Janet's blog and I didn't even get a lousy t-shirt"
7. Please do not post anything but contest entries. (Not for example "I love Felix Buttonweezer's entry!")
8. You agree that your contest entry can remain posted on the blog for the life of the blog. In other words, you can't later ask me to delete the entry and any comments about the entry at a later date.
9. The stories must be self-contained. That is: do not include links or footnotes to explain any part of the story. Those extras will not be considered part of the story.
Contest opens Saturday 6/29/19 at 2:07am
Contest closes: Sunday, 6/30/19 at 9am
If you're wondering how what time it is in NYC right now, here's the clock
If you'd like to see the entries that have won previous contests, there's an .xls spread sheet here http://www.colindsmith.com/TreasureChest/
(Thanks to Colin Smith for organizing and maintaining this!)
Questions? Tweet to me @Janet_Reid
Oops, sorry, too late!
Contest is now closed.