Writing Challenge: Short Story a Week

Each week, write a complete short story with a minimum of 500 words and a maximum of 7,000 words. All submissions must be written that week to stay in this.

To give people enough time to stumble across this project, I'll initiate the first week in 2 weeks (the week of July 12). For simplistic purposes, let's start the week on Sunday and end it on Saturday.

First of all, I don't mind if someone joins this project after July 12. This is just a set date so that there aren't only two or three people writing at one time.

Second, after you write your submission, don't go back to edit it. There are two purposes for this little exercise. One is to get ideas out of your head and on paper, or in this case, on here. And to get your creative juices flowing in times of writer's block. Second, it's to release yourself from the work you write.

A little anecdote:

In a creative writing class, we were told to write a short story a night (yes! each night). We were told to put it in an envelope, seal it, and turn it in without being able to edit it. It made me go crazy- quite literally. I learned to just let go of what I write and not focus on the editor inside.

Well, that's about it. Come back July 12 ready to write! :)

Note: Please no "mature" content. Thank you.

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