Part 1 of this blog will present the upcoming monthly theme, banner links and challenge specifics for the current month.
Part 2 will contain links to the previous month’s submissions and a link to vote in each category (veteran or novice).
After the vote closes an update to this blog post will be made to announce the winners in each category.
If you are brand new to this challenge click here for info on starting and posting:
Before I get started, I want to give some HIGH marks to the scribblers who jumped on this crazy idea of a 3-month-short-story writer’s collab.
I am pretty sure we all felt some degree of trepidation as we embarked.
But embark we did!
How would this end up looking for those who would stick it out for the three months?
Well, I can tell you!
For the ones with the audacity to start and the fortitude to finish,
as you are about to find out,
are looking mighty good!
NOT A BAD story in the lot.
Part One – New Theme:
I do confess I struggled with settling upon a theme this month.
The current world situation looms large – ahh what to do with it?
People are hurting and people are fearful.
It is a time like no one has ever seen before.
I wanted something to touch the heart of our readers.
To bring a tiny bit of light.
So where to go for inspiration?
Google of course.
Scanning I found the most amazing quote from Mark Twain,
“The human race has only one really effective weapon and that is laughter.”
So my scribbling friends, let’s dig into our bag of tricks and pull out our best weapons this month.
Let’s make ’em laugh!
Pick one of these “funny” words and use it in a humorous story.
Jocose Waggish Wisecracker Farceur Buffoon Larker
Yep, it may not be easy (even I am wondering what the heck I am thinking)
BUT after all, this is a CHALLENGE!
Up to 900 max
min 4 to max 12
30 April 2020 @ Midnight PST
Post your story on your blog AND here.
(If you are new to the forum and cannot post a link yet let me know and I will help.)
April 2020 participant banners
Submit in one of two categories.
Novice – blogging for a year or less
Veteran – blogging for more than a year and/or more experienced writer
Place whichever banner you choose at the beginning of your blog to indicate which branch of the challenge you are submitting to (Novice or Veteran).
Part two –
Past month submissions &
& Winner’s Update
1st Place Valley of Angels Part 3
MSSSC Submissions Veteran –
Please remember to pick your 3 favorites in the poll.
The vote closes on 7 April @ Midnight PST
*Veteran vote link*
MSSSC Submissions Novice –
Please pick your 2 favorites. *Novice vote link* Closed