(Painting: “Happiness Costs No Money” by Gideon Fasola)
Theme: This post is for stories related to the contest theme: “Happiness”.
Story Requirements: Happiness experienced / lost / pursued / remembered / whatever. Open to wide interpretations of ‘happiness’, but the story must centre on and/or somehow evoke a feeling of happiness (i.e. rather than just saying ‘Happy Birthday’, or a simple ‘they lived happily ever after’ at the end).
Word Count: 1200
Incentive: Winner will receive choice of $5 Starbucks Gift Card or $5 Kindle Gift Card
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Story Submission Rules:
- One story per author. You may post more than one but only the first story will qualify for voting.
- Stories must be in English, unpublished and your own work.
- Stories must fit into a single comment box and must be less than 1200 words.
Voting starts Wednesday morning at 9:00am PDT / 12:00pm EST / 10:30pm IST / 5:00pm WET/GMT/ 4:00am AEDT (Thursday) and ends the same time on Thursday / 4:00am AEDT (Friday).
- You may vote only once.
- You cannot vote for yourself.
***the next writing prompt will be chosen by Ilana Leeds per the Writing Prompt Roster.
To be included in the “writing prompt roster”, you must have submitted two stories in the last sixty days. The roster is alphabetical and can be found here.
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