Here are the parameters for our February Competition:
Length: 250 words
You must be a Ballarat Writers Member to enter.
Entries will not be accepted if they exceed the word limit – even if by a word.
All entries to be submitted USING THIS FORM by Wednesday February 18th. Voting will open the next day here on the blog. Come along to our Members’ Night on Wednesday 25th, 7pm at Irish Murphy’s to hear the winner announced. (It will also be posted here on the blog the day after).
Pamela Miller with her story Young Shivers! Congrats (again) Pamela 🙂
Title: Young Shivers
Word Count: 100
‘So! I’ve changed my mind!’ Goblin sneered at Shivers, watching the young elf tremble.
‘But…you said three! Three wishes…if I chanted the words. Three!’
When the old tree had begun speaking to the raggedy elf, imploring him to chant an incantation, he was willingly helpful. Three wishes would be very handy.
Shivers was now long-faced at Goblin’s change of mind. Goblin, released from his hundred year oaken prison, began shouting in a fever frenzy. ‘One wish, before I withdraw even that. Hurry! Gold, riches—your pick.’
‘Okay,’ sighed Shivers. ‘I wish you were a bag of diamonds.’