Writer’s Weekly Spring 24hr Contest – Honorable Mention

Love writing for this contest. For those not familiar with it you enter the contest ahead of time. At Noon central time on saturday of the contest weekend you get the theme and the word count. You have to submit your story by noon central time on Sunday. Hence the name 24 hour contest.

The pressure to write the story in such a short time is awesome. Working hard to make every word count is killer. The wait for the results is probably the worse part.

I’ve entered this contest a few times. I won 2nd place once and had a few honorable mentions.

This spring’s contest was another honorable mention. ┬áSo it wasn’t an outright win but an honorable mention I will take.

Spring 2016 Winners – WritersWeekly 24-Hour Short Story Contest

If you’re interested in seeing what I wrote please let me know in the comments. Maybe I’ll post it here.

Michael tells all… almost

Packed a lot into just about 1000 words tonight. Just having difficulty with focus but Michael and Miranda are handling it just fine.

Michael has begun to tell her more about the valley and the house. How people will only find the valley when they’re ready. He’s telling Miranda about his past and reveals his feelings for her. She believes him but knows he’s still holding back. He skirted some questions but she didn’t want to drill him. She wanted him to speak to her freely and knows he’ll tell her about the mysteries of this place, and him, when he’s ready. ┬áBits and pieces, small steps.

They kiss for the first time…

Miranda needs answers… and Michael

Good night of writing 1600 words. Michael and Miranda are broaching new territory.

Miranda had been in the house alone. She left with tears after he didn’t show himself. Weeks passed before she couldn’t stand it anymore. She went back to the woods determined to see and talk to him. She’s drawn to him. She needed answers. She fell asleep in the woods and woke in her bed, in his house. She’s even more confused, has more questions and still no answers. He has capitulated and agreed to explain. However, Michael isn’t sure what he’s going to say to her. He doesn’t know where to start and isn’t sure how much he should tell her.

Michael and Miranda the work continues

So not a super productive night on word count. I did some editing and rewrite over the last couple of hours. Still managed about 1200 words of new content. Probably netted another 300 in edits.

So the update?

Miranda doesn’t know what’s up. She was gone for a week but had promised him she would come back. When she went back to the clearing he wasn’t there. Hours passed and she was cold in the dark. He answered her with a few very pointed questions from the dark and that was the last she heard from him. She can tell he’s around but she is the only one in the house as far as she can tell. He doesn’t answer her. She’s confused and getting scared. She came here for him.

Where is he? What did she do? Does he come back? Does she leave again? She has so many questions and knows the answers are going to lead to more.

 

#amwriting Good 90 minutes of #writing tonight.

Good #writing night. 1500ish words on Michael and Miranda in a couple hours. She knows things aren’t quite normal with him but can’t figure him out. He’s perfect but too perfect. The strangeness of the valley, the house in the woods, the looking perfect but not quite right. Lots of questions and vague answers. Now she has to decide if she’s going back or not. #amwriting