Sunday, 22 November 2015

Bad dreams = great opportunity

For this competition, you're asked to write a short story inspired by these words of Stephen King - “There’s something to be said for a shorter, more intense experience. It can be invigorating, sometimes even shocking, like a waltz with a stranger you will never see again, or a kiss in the dark, or a beautiful curio for sale at a street bazaar.”

Given the competition title and the involvement of SK, I'm guessing the kisser will have bad breath and the dancer will tread on your toes. But we all know I've been wrong before.

The prize is online publication plus "a place on a Guardian weekend Masterclass with Philippa Pride, Stephen King’s UK editor."

12 comments:

  1. You could certainly poison your victim with that toadstool.

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    1. Not sure how to persuade them to eat it though, Maggie.

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  2. Hi Patsy .. a short short story as someone draws their last few breaths and leads with a grim last eulogy ... that toadstool would be lethal .. cheers Hilary

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    1. There's an idea, Hilary - although not one for my usual markets.

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  3. have I mentioned I hate King's love of semicolons?

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    1. Not that I've seen, Mac. Is it the semicolons themselves, or what he does with them?

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  4. Sounds interesting tfor anyone wanting such a Masterclass!

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    1. I'm sure it will appeal to a lot of writers, Rosemary.

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  5. Sounds like a great competition, Patsy. That toadstool looks as if it should have a fairy sitting on it :-) xx

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  6. Oooo, that sounds intriguing. Will have a look into that one. Thank you Patsy.

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