NPR's 3-minute short story contest

By Katharine Swan On Tuesday, August 18, 2009 At 1:57 PM

Can you write a short story that can be read in under three minutes?

Flash fiction is not my forte, but maybe someone else would be interested in NPR's three-minute fiction contest. Stories have to be under 600 words, and the due date is August 25, 2009 &mdas; a week from today.

Good luck!


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Blogger Unknown Says:  

Three minutes? Wow, I'm just getting going in three minutes! :)

It sounds like fun. It's like writing an ultra-short children's story - for adults. :)

Blogger Katharine Swan Says:  

Lori -- me too -- just getting started in three minutes, I mean! Didn't Mark Twain say something about, "If I had more time, I'd write a shorter story"? So, so true.


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Katharine Swan is a full-time freelance writer with more than 5 years of professional writing experience. In addition to maintaining several personal blogs, she writes a variety of online marketing materials for clients, including company blogs, articles, and press releases. In her free time, she spends time with her horse, reads, and writes fiction.

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