Flash Fiction Competition for First Years Sep13


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Flash Fiction Competition for First Years

Flash Fiction is writing for people who like to do other things. But you can do a lot with a little. We think that by choosing the right words and by putting them in the right order, real magic can be achieved.

We’re looking for First Years who would like to write some Flash Fiction just for the fun of it.

You might be wondering what Flash Fiction looks like. Well, just log on to cloudofthink.ie and type in Flash Fiction in the search box in the top right-hand corner to see some examples. Do you think you could write a story in fewer than a hundred words? We’d love to read it if you do.

Email your entry to cloudofthink@gmail.com and make sure to put your name and the words “Flash Fiction” in the subject box. This competition is open only to first years.

The prize for the winner is €25; second prize is €15; third prize is €10. The winning entries will be posted on cloudofthink.ie and will be reviewed by several of the best writers in the school.

The closing date is  Thursday, October 6th 2016.

Here are some tips:

  • Try to create an interesting character;
  • Don’t be afraid to rewrite your work;
  • Try to create pictures the reader can enjoy;
  • Don’t explain everything – let the reader do some of the work;
  • Model your story on stories you’ve heard;
  • Think about different kinds of stories: detective stories; romantic stories; war stories; mysteries; ghost stories; funny stories; action adventures; thrillers; silly stories.
  • Remember, you can base your story on truth if you like.