Wednesday, 20 July 2011

Clarity of Night Contest - read some crackin' entries, plus my 'adult flash'...!!!

If you missed it, The Clarity of Night Contest is run by American attorney and writer, Jason Evans. It's become a very popular competition, as the 100+ entries testify.  The photo (left) is the prompt, and it's fascinating how differently the entrants interpret it in the allotted 250 words.

There's a whole new writing community over there and a helluva lot of hidden gems. I spotted a couple of friends' stories too - belters from Jodi MacArthur and Chris Allinotte.   

Oh, 'n' my story's called TILL DEATH DO US PART... it's a bit naughty, but I enjoyed writing it as it stretched me from my norm. The first draft was nearly 500 words, so I had to cut, edit and tighten, which is all good practice.

I would really appreciate it if you'd take a look and maybe even leave a nice comment. Pretty please with sugar on top! :-)

BTW, the contest is now closed (sorry), but Jason will be running another later in the year. I'm gonna have a trawl through the list of the stories here.

Cheers,
Col

Ps. Missed out, that my bud, Michael J. Solender, also has a crackin' entry too!

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

Col, your story is a beaut! Really tightly woven and fast-paced. Great writing.
Jack.

Col Bury said...

Thanks a lot, Jack. I think chopping it in half may have worked. Going off the feedback over there. Pretty chuffed with it.
Best,
Col

Sean Patrick Reardon said...

Thanks for the heads up on this. gonnna check it out.

Mrsnazilli said...

Brill..xx

Col Bury said...

Sean,
You'll need a few minutes 'n' a stiff drink - there are some belters over there, bud.

Rosalind,
Thank you!
x

Lily Childs said...

Pure Col Bury magic. Wicked crime, a moral question and poetic description - all in so few words. I loved it!

Col Bury said...

Aw, thanks a lot, Lil. x