Romance: Formula 500
We started with the short story, and now we’re moving onto the micro-story. The Shortbread Formula 500 is a competition where anything up to 500 words is your limit, so you have to ‘make every frame a Rembrandt’, as was the saying of film cameramen of old when describing the shooting of television adverts. This is a style of writing you can do anywhere, anytime – during your lunch break, in a bus or a train, or even stuck in one of those endless traffic jams. Choose your subject, choose your title, choose your plot – a beginning, middle, and end.
Shortbread wants to encourage everyone to have a go – writers and readers of all ages – so now is the time to tune up your creative engine, psyche yourself up and hit that blank page at speed…
With the most romantic day of the year just around the corner, ShortbreadStories HQ is coming over all hearts and roses. So for this Formula 500 competition woo us with your words of love, and tales of lust (not x-rated mind you, we do have to read these stories while at work…) The word limit is still 500 words and the winning story will be sent around our 6,000 plus Friday Story mailing list!
As this competition will judged by the community be sure to vote for your favourite before the 22nd of February.