Wednesday, January 19, 2011

A Lost Little Girl

Today we have something a little different to offer everyone.  No doubt you’ve been following our coverage of our clients’ successes, the novels and memoirs that have gotten mention in such publications as The New York Times, The New Yorker, and The Wall Street Journal.  If you’ve been devouring these stories like we have, it’s a safe bet that at least a few of you are itching to take a crack at storytelling yourselves.  

Well, you’re in luck.  One of our new friends and favorite ideas of 2011, Figment, is running a contest which ends on the 24th.  The rules are simple: You start with the photograph below, write a short story of 1000 words or less, and submit it on time.  Expect friendly competition though.  Figment is the new place to write, read, and commune with other writers online, a place to store your work while it’s in progress, and a destination for those seeking help and advice when their stories start to sag.  Even if you’re not feeling up to this contest, you can be sure that come January 24th there will be a host of fine-tuned short stories inspired by the image below for your reading enjoyment.  Click here and see for yourself.

“This is the last photograph taken of a girl who has gone missing. Who is she? What happened to her? Where did she go? These details that are left to you. Write 1000 words or less with this as your inspiration. Our one stipulation: the story must be written from the point of view of the person looking for this girl.”

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