The short short short story challenge

I came across the AWC's mini competition to celebrate the shortest day of the year and thought I must try this! Picture books are all about the economy of words. So writing a short short short story in 21 words sounds like the perfect challenge. I accept!

This was my entry:

5:55am. Patience is getting short. 5:54am. Wait. What?! Wipes drool. 5:53am. The day is in reverse! She gets a second chance!

View the long list of winners here >

If you’re addicted to podcasts like I am, you may be interested in ‘So you want to be a writer’ produced by the Australian Writers’ Centre.

Do you have a fun writing exercise to share?

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