2020 Short Story Challenge

It’s that time again! Time for this year’s writing challenge to begin. The last couple of years, I’ve posted a prompt and written a short story with it by the end of each month. This year I am adding some more guidelines to push myself further.

Here are this year’s guidelines:

1. Post a prompt and short story each month (12 by the end of the year).

2. Each short story should be a minimum of 800 words. I don’t always write that much. I try to push myself but working on my novel and other life stuff sometimes gets in the way. Well… not this year!

3. Each short story is going to take place in the same “world.” The idea behind this new challenge is that I want to work on building characters and elements that work together. Maybe by the end of the year, I will have something that could be published together or even used to jump start a longer work.

As always, I would love it if other writers wanted to join me. If you want to submit a story, message me.

Without further ado, here is the first prompt of the year:

I stopped for a breath before cutting the turkey. I wanted to appreciate the moment. Seeing everyone there, sitting around the table, almost felt like we were a family again. But if we had been a real family…

Complete the Story

I can’t wait to get started! First though, I need to pack up the Christmas tree currently in my office.

Happy reading and writing this month!

3 thoughts on “2020 Short Story Challenge

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