Micro Sledgehammer: National Tell a Story Day 2011

Thanks to those who played our National Tell a Story Day Micro Sledgehammer on April 27. While we posted the winner on our Facebook wall right away, we neglected to post here, too! Challenged with writing a complete story in 36 words or fewer and incorporating the prompt “key,” Eva Sylwester won!

In addition to fame, Eva has won $10 off our main event, Sledgehammer 36-Hour Writing Contest. She’s now looking for a Portland-based partner to team up with—if you’re interested, let her know via our Facebook wall, Sledgehammer Writing Contest.

The manager fingered the new building key as she showed the police officer photos from the cleaned out desk. “She shot this bear and had it made into pepperoni.” 

© 2011 Eva Sylwester

Micro Sledgehammer: Write to Publish 2011

We love to do on-the-spot writing contests at our fair and trade show booths, and last weekend was no exception. We had a great time chatting with everyone at the Ooligan Press’s Write to Publish industry mingle and reading your Micro Sledgehammer 36-Word Writing Contest entries!

Prompt: Revolution

Congratulations to Judith Arcana, who penned the winning piece and won fame (umm, here, of course!) and $10 off her registration fee for September’s main event. Our judge said of her entry, “I liked the part about the rising revolution. I also thought it was clever that they came up with a carousel from ‘revolution.’”

We keep turning around, round the turn, going round and round and round as if we were riding carefully carved and brightly painted giraffes, ponies, tigers and greyhounds, rising into the blue sky of white-clouded revolution.

© 2011 Judith Arcana

Micro Sledgehammer: Writers Resource Fair 2011

We love to do on-the-spot writing contests at our fair and trade show booths, and last weekend was no exception. We had a great time chatting with everyone at the Multnomah County Library’s Writers Resource Fair and reading your Micro Sledgehammer 36-Word Writing Contest entries!

Prompt: Marigolds

Congratulations to Bonni, who penned the winning piece and won $10 off her registration fee for September’s main event.

“If you don’t do it, someone else will.”
“I know.”
She turned away and looked first at her withered mother and then at the pot of marigolds beside her bed. Gently, she removed the oxygen mask.

© 2011 Bonni

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