Saturday, 30 August 2014

Museum of Words

This competition offers three chances to win $200 and one for $20,000. It's free to enter, you can do so in English, Hebrew, Arabic or Spanish and they only want a maximum of 100 words. It would seem silly not to have a go.

I considered using a diagram of the inside of my head to illustrate this post but decided on a photo of Thomas Hardy's desk. Was that the right choice?

30 comments:

  1. Looks a good competition - thanks, Patsy. And the desk is great!

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  2. What a gorgeous desk and a fabulous competition too! Thanks, Patsy x

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    1. There's a lovely view too, Teresa.

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    2. What do you think about them asking for passport or driving licence numbers as ID? I feel very uncomfortable about that (paranoid). I queried it and they said it's to make sure the same person won't send in more than two stories x

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    3. Oh. I thought they were asking for our nationality and typed 'English' in the box. It didn't occur to me they wanted passport numbers as I can't believe they have the facilities to check these are genuine.

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    4. It seems really weird and I don't see how they can check. I may do what you did and put English in and see what happens :-) x

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  3. Hi Patsy - yes ... your head might be a right old muddly mush! Good luck with your entry .. cheers Hilary

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    1. I suspect you're right about the muddly mush. Hilary.

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  4. Thanks for posting - I love a flash fiction challenge and what great prize money on offer!

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  5. Now, that picture is an inspiration, and we would be daft not to have a go at that. I'm doing a few comps at the moment, so will deff have a go at that one. Thanks Patsy. A diagram of the inside of your head would be a bit busy I think:))

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    1. Better than a blank page though perhaps, Suzy?

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  6. Great competition, Patsy, and I love your desk and chair. It looks a wonderful place to sit and write. I hope you are having a nice weekend x

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    1. It's not my desk, Sharon - but you're right aabout it being a good place to write.

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  7. These competitions sound good, I just wish I had the time to enter them.

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    1. I did manage this one, Rachna - but there isn't time for them all.

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  8. That looks a lovely writing spot - though I probably wouldn't get any work done for looking out the window.

    Thank you for your comment on my latest blog post. I must apologise for not having my glasses on when I read it, and I accidentally clicked 'delete' instead of 'publish'! Oh, we seem a total disaster area in this house lately!

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    1. Nooooooo! Seconds I took writing that and all for nothing!!!

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    2. Sorry... again. I didn't use to need my glasses for the computer, but must now resign myself to reaching for them. I can assure everyone that it was a very witty and insightful comment!

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  9. Free entry and a heft prize fund, it sounds to be worth a punt. Thanks for sharing the information.

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  10. Any famous writer's desk is good. :)

    Thanks for keeping us up to date with all these competitions, Patsy.

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  11. That's a nice prize all right. If I knew more about Mandela, I'd give it a go, but I will just imagine Thomas Hardy's desk and look out the window.

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    1. It does say any subject, Oscar. I'm hoping they mean that the way I've interpreted it.

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  12. If you could actually draw a diagram of the inside of your head I would love to see it - mine would look like the guts of an exploded engine!

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    1. Apparently mine'll be a busy muddly mush, Lizy. I hope it has purple swirls. I'd like purple swirls.

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  13. Wow - that's some prize, Patsy! Thanks for sharing :)

    marion

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Thanks so much for commenting!