I entered the NYC Midnight contest for the first time this month with the Short Story Challenge. There were over 6000 writers entering this first Round!
How it works:
- writers are divided into groups of around 28 people
- each group gets a prompt of Genre, Subject, Character
- within 8 days each writer submits a story with the prompt in under 2500 words
- then the top 5 from each group will advance to Round 2 in April.
Genre: Fairy Tale
Subject: Nidification (= nest-building)
Character: A Shut-In
I came up with a story titled: "The Tale of Starling"
Synopsis: After a seamstress dies, her orphaned teenage daughter gains a bothersome magical ability to summon twigs from her hands. She is forced to deal with the never-ending pile of branches and her growing fears of the outside world.
I'm looking forward to the Round 1 results to see if I advance to Round 2!