2020 Short Story Challenge Prompts

2020 Short Story Monthly Contests

Topics and Assignments

Note: Include calendar month in the subject line. Then you can submit  your stories at any time during the year, as long as they are submitted before the due date.

 

Writer’s Prompt for January 2020 Blockbuster Challenge

Write a story (1,500 words) that includes at least 2 ideas from the Storymatic cards shown below. Include them all if you can!

    • Employee in a fastfood restaurant
    • Person who knows the future
    • What is that smell?
    • Abandoned building

Writer’s Prompt for February 2020 Blockbuster Challenge

1st Wild Card – any topic, any genre, 1,500 words

Writer’s Prompt for March 2020 Blockbuster Challenge

Prompt: Write a 1,500-word story using this picture as inspiration.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Writer’s Prompt for April 2020 Blockbuster Challenge

Write a 1,500-word story using this line somewhere in the story.

As I deboarded the plane……

Writer’s Prompt for May 2020 Blockbuster Challenge

2nd Wild Card – any topic, any genre, 1,500 words

Writer’s Prompt for June 2020 Blockbuster Challenge

Write a 1,500-word story using this picture as inspiration.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Writer’s Prompt for July 2020 Blockbuster Challenge

Write a 1,500-word story using the following line somewhere in the story:

The sharp cry of a hawk pierced the otherwise still night…

Writer’s Prompt for August 2020 Blockbuster Challenge

3nd Wild Card – any topic, any genre, 1,500 words

Writer’s Prompt for September 2020 Blockbuster Challenge

Write a 1,500-word story using this picture as inspiration.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Writer’s Prompt for October 2020 Blockbuster Challenge

Write a 1,500-word story using this line somewhere in the story.

While shoveling the snow I uncovered…

Writer’s Prompt for November 2020 Blockbuster Challenge

4th Wild Card – any topic, any genre, 1,500 words

Writer’s Prompt for December 2020 Blockbuster Challenge

Write a 1,500-word story using this picture as inspiration.

 

 

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