Welcome, Germies, to this month’s writing challenge! This challenge will begin today and will end October 31st. However, you are welcome to come back anytime to complete the challenge and share it below in the comments section. We will pick a few of our favorites that are submitted during this month, though, and they will be featured in our Lit section.
— Write a short story that’s no longer than 1,000 words.
— Your story must include the following excerpt:
“She walked up the rickety stairs to the attic, wincing every time the wood groaned under her weight. Her curiosity couldn’t take it any longer. She had to know what was behind the door that now stood before her.”
— The excerpt can appear anywhere in your story (beginning, middle, end, etc.).
Submitting for this challenge is easy. Simply email your story to firstname.lastname@example.org. Put “October Writing Challenge” as the subject of your email, and include your name, age, and country in the body of your message. If you have any questions at all, or if you’re having problems submitting, feel free to email me at email@example.com.
Everyone who completes the challenge will be responded to and informed as to whether or not their piece has been chosen to be featured. Since the deadline for this challenge is October 31st, do not expect an email from us until the beginning of November.
To prevent the possibility of our emails ending up in your spam folder, be sure to add firstname.lastname@example.org to your contacts list.