As some may remember, I have written, and continue to write, novels (all unpublished, I must reluctantly admit): so while trawling around some writing and short-story sites, I came across this little gem of a contest, which is entitled the Short, Short, Short, Short, Short, Short Story competition, which emulates the most famous short-short story, which was written by the immortal Ernest Hemingway, which went “For sale. Baby shoes. Never worn.”
As we are approaching the Season of Goodwill to all men, and of course women, I would like to initiate the ATW Short * 6 story competition, which of course would be won by the author of the best six word political headline, or comment, or genuine shortest current affairs story.
Rules are as follows:
No obscenities allowed, either in asterisks or otherwise!
Libellous entries shall be excluded!
Humour will be given bonus points!
Entries must be of six words only; no more, no less!
A time limit of three days for all entries will be made.
As with all political ideals, the editor’s decision can only be altered by bribery!
Points will be given for topical ideas, and points mean Prizes!
First, and only prize shall be the opportunity to insert one post on ATW, as the winner would be invited to contribute by e-mail to the e-mail address as listed; this would be transferred to me, and the entry would be posted under my Guest Contributor’s name, with full credit given the original author!
You are under Starter’s Orders, folks, with the deadline at eleven a.m. on Thursday 30th November!