The LitReactor Short Shorts Contest

And just when I thought I’d be pathetically unproductive today due to a dearth of (publishable) ideas, I ran across a LitReactor Short Shorts contest that basically challenges people to:

  • Write a 10-word fiction or non-fiction story
  • With a plot that has a protagonist, conflict, obstacles, and a resolution.

There’s no way I’m going to win this thing, but I thought I might as well give it a shot because apart from sounding fun, this also pushes me out of my comfort zone (which is NOT participating in this kind of thing).

So this is the fictional story I came up with and submitted:  Alone, she flicked up a thumb.  Hours later, she’s feeding.

Too trite?  Too obvious?  Is it okay?  Drop me a line to tell me how much it sucks/how much it doesn’t suck.

In case you’re interested in joining, the contest is open until Wednesday, March 29, 2012.  Even if you don’t I’d love to see what you guys can come up with.

8 thoughts on “The LitReactor Short Shorts Contest

  1. I actually really like your story! It took me a bit to understand what exactly was happening, but I think I get it and here it is:

    She is some kind of vampire/monster. She is attractive enough to hitchhike easily. Within a few hours of her first pangs of hunger, she is feeding on some unsuspecting man (or woman!).

    Am I way off? Let me know because now I am curious! You should totally submit to the contest. Always submit!!!

      1. Great! You have to do an update post when you find out the results! Even if you don’t win, who cares?! I think it is a very creative story, and those short ones are very, very hard to pull off.

        Well done!

  2. You were very creative with this challenge. I’m not sure I have the foggiest idea what I’d do with it. Yes, definitely let us know what happens with the contest!


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