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  Our “Time” prompt was a big success! We had a record number of entries for this contest, and an abundance of new writers.  How exciting to see such an enthusiastic response!  The stories ran the gamut from time travel to herb gardens to Einstein to crows and fog!  If you haven’t read all the finalists yet, you are in for quite a treat. Special recognition goes to the new writers who were named as finalists. Quite an achievement when we had so many entries!   Be sure and spread the word to more and more readers. These stories definitely need to be shared.  It’s easy to share a post – just look at the bottom of the story for the share button.

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2022-Flash-02
"Time"

Time.  Sometimes it passes too quickly, sometimes not quickly enough. We spend it, waste it, measure it, stretch it, save it – but we never have quite enough of it. Time may be our most precious commodity.  It is free, and yet infinitely precious.
What does time mean to you?  To your characters?  To the stories you always wanted to write?  We invite you to explore this theme with a story of 350 words or less.
As you’re thinking and writing and reading, be sure and have a good time! 
Here are some time-related stories you might enjoy reading for inspiration:

Good luck in the contest!

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 (350 words or less)
  • Correct spelling and grammar
  • Family-friendly content
Be sure and include some form of the word "time".
We are committed to strict moderation and curation to ensure that all content adheres to our family-friendly policy.  In order to have the best chance for your content to be published, you should avoid the following topics:
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Christer Norrlof
Christer Norrlof (@christer-norrlof)
3 months ago

Time? Time! Wow! That’s an interesting one, especially for a born procrastinator like me. Thank you for helping/forcing me to stretch my mind! Voice club is my mental gymnasium.

Staci Harrington
Staci Harrington (@staci-harrington)
3 months ago

This one will be an interesting one for me too 🙂

Leyla Unerli
Leyla Unerli (@leyla-unerli)
3 months ago

I love this theme so much because it can be described in multiple different ways. I can’t wait to see what everyone comes up with!

Linda Rock
Linda Rock (@linda-rock)
3 months ago
Reply to  Leyla Unerli

Me too Leyla. This prompt conjures up so many possibilities!

Leyla Unerli
Leyla Unerli (@leyla-unerli)
3 months ago

Oh no! I accidentally entered one of my stories twice! Will it be disqualified?

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Margarida Brei
Margarida Brei (@margarida-brei)
3 months ago

After taking early retirement, I am still questioning whether time has now speeded up or slowed down. Perhaps this concept needs exploring in the prompt?

Carrie OLeary
Carrie OLeary (@carrie-oleary)
3 months ago

This will be an interesting prompt to explore. Looking forward to it. I just wish I had more hours in the day!

Margarida Brei
Margarida Brei (@margarida-brei)
3 months ago

What an honour for Reedsy to choose Voice.Club for the best short fiction contests of 2022!

Dipayan Chakrabarti
Dipayan Chakrabarti (@dipayan-chakrabarti)
2 months ago

This writing prompt would spark imagination and would inspire. It would surely present a perfect story idea…Thanks a million Voice.club…..

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