A Short Story Challenge

Hello and welcome to another Monday blog post! I'm so glad you've come. I hope you have all been well and healthy during these recent difficult days we've all been facing. If you're going stir crazy at home and missed last week's post, I encourage you to go back and take a look. I gave some tips on how to have a quality quarantine. If any of you did read that post, I'd love to hear if you tried any of my tips!

This week, I want to give you something else to fill a little of the extra time you may find yourself with or if you know someone who might enjoy the challenge, pass it on to them. "What challenge?" you may say, well I'm about to explain it.


Below is a picture depicting a scene from the 18th century. Your challenge is to write a short story about it. Most short stories range from 1,500 to 30,000 words, but for our purposes here, let's stick to 500 to 1,500. Whoever submits the best short story, in my opinion, will have their story posted on my website for the month of May, Lord Willing. That means, I'll need your submissions in two weeks, if I'm to have time to read them. If I receive too many to read before May, I might have to push that date back or enlist help from my family, but that's the goal. If I don't receive any submissions, that would be a disappointment, so don't disappoint me. Please.

I'm not an editor or a literary agent, I'll only be judging on how much I like your story. Have fun with it! Keep it clean and enjoy being creative.


Use your imaginations! Who? What? When? Where? Why? Can you think of any answers to these questions? If so, write me a short story about it. Have fun!

Camp NaNoWriMo Update

As of this morning, this is how I'm doing:

5269 / 20000

total words


Apr 3, 2020 2165 words

Apr 2, 2020 898 words

Apr 1, 2020 2206 words

As you can see, I took a break over the weekend, but plan to get back into the race today.


May you all stay or get healthy and well. I'm praying for you. May the Lord God bless you and your families with Faith, Hope and Love. In Jesus' Name.

In Christ,


I can't wait to read your stories! You can do it!





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