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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!

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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)
4 months ago

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

Fuji
Fuji (@fuji)
4 months ago

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

Linda Rock
Linda Rock (@linda-rock)
4 months ago

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

Lotchie Carmelo
Lotchie Carmelo (@lotchie-carmelo)
4 months ago

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

Daisy Blacklock
Daisy Blacklock (@daisy-blacklock)
4 months 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!

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Eric Radcliffe
Eric Radcliffe (@eric-radcliffe)
3 months 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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