Tuesday, December 27, 2011

The Literary Lab Presents...

Variations On A Theme...

While enjoying a wonderful Christmas break, I received an e-mail from a fellow writer. Let's call her, Eve (actually, that's her real name...). Eve was so excited because she had just submitted an entry to the Literary Lab writing contest...the subject: Variations On A Theme!

(just click HERE to learn more)

I decided to take an extra day off today before returning to work and I thought the day was perfect to conjure up a short story to submit for the contest. And, the day was perfect for just such an activity.

The Lab's contest asks writers to present an original story based on one of two choices, one short story written by Hans Christian Andersen, and the other short story written by Anton Chekhov...I chose the latter.

For anyone interested, the contest ends midnight, p.s.t. on December 31st, 2011. A 3K work count maximum should keep things tidy, and there's even cash prizes for the best and second-best stories. About 20 submissions will be compiled into an anthology. I mean, what have you got to lose? Just click on the above ad and all your questions will be answered!

I finished mine up today. I'll do some editing and submit it later this week. I've entered a Literary Lab contest before (my story wasn't chosen--shaken fist of rage!). It's okay that my story wasn't picked. I had a great time writing it...just like today. Eve sent me one of the stories she submitted, and it was fantastic! The competition will be fierce, but that makes for a wonderful work of literary art. Happy writing, everyone!


  1. I'm pulling for you! I really do enjoy reading the things you write. Carol

  2. I am thrilled you are entering a piece! Thanks! Can't wait to read it, although I won't know it's yours until after the fact. :)

  3. I was looking for The Huntsman story but couldn't remember who wrote it. Then I remembered THIS post! Thank you so much for keeping track of things for me! ;)