Friday, 31 July 2015

Competition 2nd place

My brilliant local writing group Tring Writers Circle hold an annual short story competition and this year's theme was 'forbidden'.  We had a good length of time to get the story written but as my focus had been on a last minute revision of the novel, time was running out so fast that I'd only managed to write two hundred odd words when I finally sat down at the computer around 8pm to write the story with a midnight deadline.  My theme was August 1961 and night the Berlin Wall/barriers were put in place.  I didn't get to complete my story as I ran out of time and, at 11.50 with 200 words left to write, I wrote a two-line paragraph to finish it off, spell checked it, read it through and submitted it at 11:58.  On competition night my story amazingly came in second .... with the short amount of time I'd spent writing I certainly didn't expect to be placed at all :)  Thank you TWC xx

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