“[The tension]…lifts from her shoulders and floats away like a red balloon drifting on unseen currents…”Whatever the Outcome by Joanne VanR
On the first Sunday of October, I entered Whatever the Outcome into the Australian Writers Centre’s Furious Fiction writing competition. It’s a monthly competition each first Friday of the month. Starting from 5 pm, you have 55 hours to write no more than 500 words. There are rules including a list of words and usually a scenario to include. This time the requirements were the words – umbrella, balloon and rock. The story was to take place in any kind of court and someone had to measure something.
I felt really good at the end of writing this story. I even read it out to hubby before sending it off.
My good feelings about it were right. I was thrilled to learn my story had been longlisted and I’d made the top 55 of about 1200 entries. Someone else, people who write, not family or friends who-feel-they-have-to-say they like it, liked my story!
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