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Formula 500: April Showers

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…

In Scotland, this weekend, we had a combination of sunshine, rain, wind, frost, and even hail-stones, so it seems only fitting that this Formula 500 is dedicated to the unpredictible April Showers. ShortbreadStories HQ wants to read your tales of weather induced madness whether it be stories of snow storms, or the ensuing droughts coming this Summer, all in less than 500 words. The winning story will be sent around our 6,000 plus Friday Story mailing list.

As this competiton will judged by the community be sure to vote for your favourite before the 3rd of May.

Click here to for more information on submitting to this competition.


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One thought on “Formula 500: April Showers

  1. Unpredictable showery weather? In Scotland? Blimey 🙂

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