A big thank you to those that took part in this month’s micro fiction mini competition and I really enjoyed reading through the entries. Voting is now open so please vote and ensure that your favourite wins. As usual, voting will remain open until the end of the month and the winner will then get to set the next writing prompt.
Welcome to a regular contributor, Jan Strickland, with her entry for this month’s micro fiction competition – 50 words (or under) on the theme of magic and mystery. I’m told this is a true story, in which case it’s a bit spooky!
By Jan Strickland
My husband was snoring. My sister, dead nine years, stood at the bottom of my bed, dressed as I had last seen her.
“Are you alright Violet?”
“Yes Rose, I am. And so will you be!” Then she was gone.
Welcome back to Tom F and Kate Loveton for their take on this month’s micro fiction competition – 50 words (or under) on the theme of magic and mystery. Thanks for joining in again and good luck to you both.
There are still a couple of days left if you would like to take part this month – you can do so by clicking on the September Monthly Mini Competition page of this blog and posting an entry in the ‘Leave A Reply’ box at the bottom of the page.
By Kate Loveton – ‘That Old Black Magic’
Hi Elizabeth, here’s my entry: ‘That Old Black Magic’
Apologies for the late post (I have been battling the cold and feeling a bit sorry for myself), but I am now very pleased to bring you the first 4 entries for this month’s micro fiction competition – 50 words (or under) on the theme of magic and mystery. It is also lovely to see some new participants – welcome to you and thank you for taking part.
Don’t forget that if you would like to give it a go, you can do so simply by clicking on the September Monthly Mini Competition page of my blog and posting an entry in the ‘Leave A Reply’ box at the bottom of the page.
The dark sky sank into the sea. The drifting raft clung to the sliver of moon just above the horizon. His legs barely moved as he swam, slowly, at snail speed. The woman on the raft stretched to the gloomy sky. “Return to me,” he could almost hear her command.
By Joanna Fay
He cradled the rose in his hands, and whispered the command. Spells shimmered in its petals, suspending its life. This one wouldn’t die. If he could hold them all, his world might be saved. Another bloom wilted on the bush. He cupped his palm around it. This time, he shouted.
Thank you to those who voted for my poem to win and I am now pleased to set the writing prompt for this month. I think, given the popularity of the micro fiction the last time it was set, I will go for this again…….. but how about a themed one this time?
As such I invite you to submit a piece of micro fiction of 50 words (or under) on the topic of magic and mystery.
The closing date for submissions will be the 24th of the month as usual, and you will be able to vote for your favourite between then and the end of the month, with the winner setting the writing prompt for October.
What an interesting month and a heartening response to the 50 word micro fiction prompt. Who knew you could get such a mix of complete stories, genres and topics in such a restricted word count! I would like to thank all who took part and think you will agree that there are plenty of strong entries to choose from when it comes to casting your vote. Remember, voting is open to all whether you entered something into the competition or not and the voting poll is now attached for you to vote for your favourite entry.
In a change from normal procedure, voting will remain open until the 12th of July as I am about to enter a cyber black hole… As usual however, the winner will then get to set the next writing prompt. Good luck to all who entered. 🙂
Who will you vote for? Remember, voting is open to all, so make sure that your vote counts.