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  We were impressed by the variety of plots and characters inspired by the “different” prompt.  As always, it was a challenge to pick the top winners.  We used several criteria to select the grand winner: an appealing, artistic image, use of poetic language, and a period story that spans time.  Our two runners up included a wonderful morality story that inspired thoughtful discussions, and an entertaining, humorous living reminder of well-known advice to writers.  We hope you enjoy reading or re-reading these great stories!

Thanks to all of you for another highly successful contest!


Contest - 2021-Micro-03 - Different

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2021-Micro-03 - "Different"

Our new Micro Fiction prompt is “Different”.  As writers and creative people, we usually think of “different” as a highly prized quality.  We don’t want our characters to be predictable or ordinary.  We want them to possess special qualities that make them stand out in a crowd.
We also enjoy moments, situations or even worlds that are different!  From a red umbrella in a sea of blue and grey to an alternative universe, the possibilities are endless.
We invite you to enter a story with 100 words or less inspired by our “Different” 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 the word "different"!
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    Carrie OLeary
    Carrie OLeary(@carrie-oleary)
    2 years ago

    This will be an interesting one. Looking forward to the challenge ?

    2 years ago

    Wow, this prompt sets me to thinking. What fun! Thanks, Voice Team.

    Linda Rock
    Linda Rock(@linda-rock)
    2 years ago

    This prompt certainly fires up the imagination. Can’t wait to read everyone’s stories!

    Lotchie Carmelo
    Lotchie Carmelo(@lotchie-carmelo)
    2 years ago

    Sounds interesting. I can’t wait for more stories.

    Daisy Blacklock
    Daisy Blacklock(@daisy-blacklock)
    2 years ago

    This prompt sounds amazing. We are certainly all different, and I’m sure that these stories will be as well. Good luck to everyone who enters!

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

    This is the fun part, waiting to to see what everyone gets up to in their stories, its a bit like the school play ground ??

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