Write a 200 word Droubble
Okay, the first UKA Fiction Challange:
Write a droubble containing the phrase '5th of November'
Droubble = 200 words EXACTLY *
Droubble a work of fiction written in exactly 200 words.
Closing date = Up to and including submissions published on UKA publishing day Friday 3rd November.
Winner = picked by admin after the closing date.
* The word count is decided by the submission word counter which you'll see below the submit box and should show 200 words:
Don't add text padding like '***' or dashes --- to reach the 200-word count because that's naughty! 😉
Choose the 'fiction challenge' category when submitting:
Fiction challenge submissions can be found in the navigation bar above - Latest Published/Fiction Challenge
No, because this is not droubbles.com so there's no way of implementing a strict word limit. Hence why you should keep an eye on the word counter in the lower left and stick rigidly to 200 words. That's the challenge 🙂
I have written a test piece with three words and it was still accepted. Shouldn't a warning be given that it doesn't meet the criteria?
My chosen winner of this fiction challenge is:
I thought this was an interesting, poignant and original slant of the bonfire theme.
Well done Ellieg and also the other stories were fab too!
Next challenge... over to Ellieg
It is usual to set a deadline. Either a fixed date when all the submissions have to be posted simultaneously or the number of weeks the challenge is expected to last.
As this is a challenge to write something on a given topic and not a competition for which prizes are given I believe that we should refrain from saying "the winner is..."
Instead the setter of the challenge could describe his/her choice as "my favourite". Its author would then become the new setter.