Monday, 30 January 2012


I've never entered a writing contest before but a friend told me about a 100 word Readers' Digest competition and so I thought I'd have a go.

The standard is high, judging from last year's entries, but I enjoyed the challenge.

Those who have read some of my fiction - below and in older posts - will know I'm more comfortable writing about 2000 words. Telling a tale with a point in just 100 with a clear beginning, middle and end was probably one of the hardest things I've ever done but I did it.

Whether my entry wins or loses, gets spiked or selected, I still claim success after achieving something I've never done before.

My fingers are metaphorically crossed as I await the Readers' Digest results. Meanwhile, I'll forget all about it and move on.