Saturday, February 4, 2012

653. Attention All Writers!

I recently joined this new website, trifecta writing challenge, that is a series of fun writing contests.  I like to win, so I entered three times (I made a splinter blog off of mine—Word Cut—for just this purpose). I also like tough competition, and I know most of my readers also are also amazing writers … so I thought I’d tell you about it. The deadline for this particular challenge is tomorrow evening. Here’s the deal:

For this weekend’s challenge, give us a
complete story in only three sentences.
If you think this is impossible, remember Hemingway’s famous piece:  “For sale: baby shoes, never worn.”

Hemingway used six words!  In this case, he gave us three believable characters, a crisis, a resolution. He did it magically in just one succinct sentence. We’re giving you two extra. Not because we think you need it, but because we like the number three.

You do not have to have a blog to enter. If you do not have a blog, you can email your submission (a few hours before the deadline is good) directly to them at

Do it! It’s fun, and it makes your brain hurt (but in a good way, not a hemorrhaging, life-threatening, write-your-will, sort of way).

Here is their site, if you want to submit, or if you just want to read some writing by extremely talented writers: click HERE.

And if you decide to write a piece and submit it, good luck! I hope the winner is you (or if not you, then possibly me).


P.S.—There are no cash prizes (I already asked).


  1. Hmmm...I kind of need a push and a shove lately! This one sounds mighty tricky.

  2. Okay. I may try this. But should whoever is in charge of it be warned ahead of time that I suck?

    1. oh, come on Kirby, I doubt that very much.


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