Thursday, October 7, 2010

Bumping Up the Contest!

For the sake of some fantastic new readers (thank you thank you thank you for reading!) I am bumping my microfiction contest, and calling for more submissions. On those Mondays when I don't have a new microfiction being posted on an affiliate site (like Trollop with a Laptop and Circlet) I will be combing the below comments for ideas that strike my fancy, and then dedicating a MFM piece to you, my amazing, fantastic, and delightful readers! If you haven't entered yet, and would like to, the details are below. If you have, and I haven't written yours yet, not to worry, I will eventually! And if you *have* entered and had your story written and dedicated to you, there is no reason that you couldn't submit another idea, if the fancy strikes you!  I can't wait to see what you all come up with!

Hugs and virtual love to you all,


I was lurking around Circlet Press' lovely Livejournal today, because it's always a fun place to waste some time. They host the occasional author chat with their published authors. This week's featured author is Kal Cobalt who I hadn't previously heard of, but appears to be full of much awesomeness.

During the author chat, Kal's set up a contest, and asked for readers to submit a list of 3 things that they'd like to see in a story. The winner gets a story written with those things in it, cool eh?

This is a game that I LOVE to play as a writer, so I thought I'd see what happened if I posted the same type of offer. (apologies, and many thanks, Kal!)

So here it is: anyone who posts a comment here with three things (as specific or arbitrary as you like) that they would like to see in a story has a chance to see those ideas put to fiction in an upcoming Microfiction Monday!


  1. 3 things eh? Well how about rockets, cowboy hats and m&m candies? (I was going to say twizzlers but that's just too easy)

  2. my three things: broken halogen light bulb, hole-y mitten, retainer.

    OR fork, spoon, knife - but not cutlery in any way shape or form.

  3. Oh yay, such neat ideas!
    (though, @Skywatcher, you knew that I would so not write anythin with twizzlers in it, ever, right?)

    I think I'll let this conest run until the last currently posted idea gets written. Or something like that. I'm having so much fun thinking up ways to incorporate your things!

  4. Three 'things'? I'm assuming that doesn't mean physical things necessarily?
    A raw onion; a copy of a book previously published by the author of the story (fictitious or not, its real existence doesn't matter); a green and purple dream.

  5. oooohhh. How fun, the gears in my dirty little mind are grinding away on these!