Weekly Drabble Contest for May 19! Submit Yours!

Uncategorized / Friday, May 19th, 2017

Can you write a 100-Word Story? Can you add in these three words?

Every week on this website, we offer budding writers a chance to get really creative. Before the weekend is up, submit your entry! You never know what kind of feedback you’ll get!

Can you write a story in 100 words?

The Rules:

  1. Write a drabble. A drabble is a 100-word story, with beginning, middle and end. A drabble can be any genre. Make it exactly 100 words. You can do it. That’s what adjectives and adverbs are for.
  2. Include each of the three Apples To Apples cards in the photo. All three. Not two. Not four. ALL THREE. New cards are chosen every week. And you can ignore the small words that explain it clearer. We just want the big three.
  3. Paste your drabble into the comments below. Then share this with your friends. The more comments you get on your entry, the more likely you are to win!
  4. Absolutely no links, screen shots or salesy type of behavior in the content entry. 
  5. Winners are chosen by the amount of positive response they get. Comments like, “This is great!” or “How funny!” or “Good job!” are the kinds of things that will be counted. Negative comments like, “this contest sucks” or “the rest of the entries are losers” or “WTF?” will be unapproved. The author of this blog reserves the right to ignore or block any content that is suspected of originating from trolls. In the event of a tie, winners will be chosen by this method. 
  6. Limit 3 entries per person. If you’re having fun, come back next Friday.
  7. This contest is open from 5:00 AM EST every Friday and closes down the following Sunday night at midnight. Comments are welcome throughout the week, but no more entries are allowed. 
  8. All entries must contain no profanity, no graphic violence or erotica, and no hate speech. Entries that do not abide by this rule will not be approved. Consistent abuse of this rule will warrant a blocked user.
  9. Winning entries will be announced on the 10 Minute Novelists Facebook group page the following Friday. The entry will also be published in the monthly digital newsletter, 10 Minute Novelists Insider. You can sign up for this here! 

This week’s words!


4 Replies to “Weekly Drabble Contest for May 19! Submit Yours!”

  1. i don’t think so i’m ready for the contest right now but maybe some other day because i’ve been writing inspirational short stories for children. But i’d be glad to learn to write that fast as you say because it takes me days to write a creative story

    1. “OK, class. Yesterday we learned about the coral reef and how to protect our oceans and the seagulls. So, who remembers why seagulls fly over the oceans?”

      Billy raises his hand. “Yes, Billy.”

      “It’s `cause if they fly over bays they might be called baygulls and people might try to eat them!”

      “That’s not funny, Billy!”

      “Now, who can tell me why we must keep extra QUIET when we attend our churches? Be careful with your answer, teacher warns!”

      Billy knows he has it right this time. He whispers aloud, “Its `cause all the people always got their eyes closed.”

  2. Down here among the coral reefs it was so peaceful, like being in a big, old cathedral on a day when no one else was there; no sound but the bubbling from my scuba gear and the soft swish as I propelled myself through the water. A school of little fish came near and then, startled, scattered around me in little bursts of color; I reached out a slow, careful hand and almost touched one.
    I would have said it was as safe as a church, too, if the Great White hadn’t chosen to come upon me at that moment.

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