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Budding writers invited to pen festive flash fiction

Budding writers invited to pen festive flash fiction

Sunday 08 December 2019

Budding writers invited to pen festive flash fiction


Local writers of all ages are being challenged to write the perfect Christmas story in just 100 words.

Jersey Library's new ‘flash fiction’ competition has two categories for children and adults.

For children (under 16s), entrants need to choose two words from the Library’s display to use in their story, entitled ‘The Best Christmas Ever!’ 

Over-16s will have to pick out mystery elements of a Christmas story from the town, branch or mobile libraries and incorporate two of them into their flash fiction. 

The seasonal competition follows the success of the Library’s ‘100 words of horror’ writing contest for Halloween.

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Pictured: The Jersey Library is welcoming imaginative entries from all writers.

Senior Librarian Judith Baker commented: “Last year we ran a story writing competition for Hallowe’en called ‘One hundred words of horror’. This was extremely successful with some incredibly atmospheric entries, so this year we decided run a similar competition but this time during the festive season.

“To write a story in so few words can be quite challenging but incorporating certain words or phrases into the narrative can perhaps help to focus the mind. We are looking for a compelling piece to capture the imagination, and there will be a prize for the winner, as judged by the library staff.”

Entry forms for both age categories can be collected from the Jersey Library and all entries need to be returned there by 14 December.

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