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2021-Micro-01 - "Gold"

We are excited to announce our first Micro Fiction contest!  These tiny masterpieces are stories containing just 100 words or less.
Our first Micro Fiction prompt is simply the word “Gold”. Gold can be money, or a color, or even a concept. Gold can symbolize wealth or winning or prosperity or treasure, or a multitude of more intricate meanings.
What story lines come to mind when you consider the word “Gold”?  How would your characters react to a golden sunset?  Living their golden years? Meeting a gypsy with a golden earring? The possibilities are endless.
We invite you to enter a story with 100 words or less inspired by our “Gold” prompt. We look forward to all your exciting, unique ideas!
Good luck!

Double-check your story against the rules below, and make all corrections BEFORE you submit!  Multiple entries of the same story will be disqualified.

Ensure your submission follows these rules:
  • Correct length (100 words or less)
  • Correct spelling and grammar
  • Family-friendly content
Be sure to include some reference to Gold
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    Christer Norrlof
    Christer Norrlof(@christer-norrlof)
    2 years ago

    This was a quick response to the conversation I had with Linda Rock (a week ago?) about her participation in competitions with stories with only 100 words. “Gold” seems to be a good place to start. I’ll see what I can come up with. One thing is sure: it won’t be easy! But certainly an interesting challenge for each one of us in this nice and friendly family. Thank you very much… Read more »

    Linda Rock
    Linda Rock(@linda-rock)
    Reply to  Christer Norrlof
    2 years ago

    That was fast, wasn’t it Christer? Good luck with your story/stories. Look forward to reading them.

    2 years ago

    I’m excited about this new 100-word contest! I’ve heard Avatar Linda Rock and Avatar Carrie OLeary mention them before and wrote a few, just for myself, to see how it felt. It was fun! I didn’t have anywhere to enter them and didn’t want to be involved with another writing site, so I’m glad that the Voice-Team is now offering us this new chance. Thanks to everyone who made this happen.

    Eric Radcliffe
    Eric Radcliffe(@eric-radcliffe)
    2 years ago

    I too found this challenge very thoughtful, it certainly focuses on the choice of words. It’s like packing the holiday case, you put in, then you take out, then back in a different place, till you finally say – that’s it!?

    Carrie OLeary
    Carrie OLeary(@carrie-oleary)
    2 years ago

    The 100 word challenges certainly teach you to be economical with words; cut out those filler words and only use the ones that really count. It’s a fun challenge so thank you for getting it up and running so quickly?

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