April Furious Fiction

55 hours. 500 words. 500 dollars.

On the first weekend of every month, you are invited to put your storytelling skills to the test in the ultimate writer-takes-all short story competition.

Armed with a simple brief, you race the clock to come up with your best 500 words-or-fewer story and be in to win a tasty $500!

April’s Furious Fiction requires you to use the following three pieces of dialogue:

  • “It is a beautiful and terrible thing, and should therefore be treated with great caution.”
  • “He’s never done anything like this before.”
  • “What’s it going to be then, eh?”

The three pieces of dialogue can appear anywhere in your story – but must remain word for word (you can however change the full stop to a comma if you’re adding the speaker’s details after). It can be external or internal dialogue, as long as it remains in quotes.

Be sure to tag #furiousfiction on Twitter and Instagram during the challenge!

To enter, click on this link.