A Good Ending Challenge Results + New Flash Fiction Challenge07:24
A Good Ending Challenge was open to submissions for two weeks, and in that time over two hundred people submitted an ending. Thanks everyone!
This challenge was difficult for several reasons. Authors had to balance a quick back story (to make the last scene significant for the reader) with an interesting set of final events, which isn't easy. Plus, coming up with an ending is tricky all on its own. Synopses and first sentences are all about the open road of possibility, while endings take you down that narrow alley of resolution
Ok, mediocre metaphors on WEbook's part aside, here are the winners to A Good Ending Challenge:
#1. Someday by AlexVolt
#2. The Dinosaur by vivalavida
#3. Curiosity, And the Death of the Cat by RhindraVekrah
Congratulations to the winners! You will be receiving your coupon code to PageToFame in your inbox's soon. We would love to see your endings again in the final rounds of PageToFame.
Now that we've had challenges that cover first sentences, synopses, and endings, it's time to kick things up a notch and combine them all into...
The Flash Fiction Challenge
This challenge was suggested by cxterri, thanks for the great idea! For this challenge, authors will need to submit an entire story (that means beginning, middle, and end!) in 100-110 words. The genre, topic, and everything else is up to you, so get writing! Deadline to submit is May 28, 2010.
But before you run off, check out the winning ending, by AlexVolt
"Are we doing odd seats or..." The Host craned over the last row of the audience to see Judge's ruling. She consulted her notes.
A thumbs up.
Half the crowd roared its approval, a ripple from the other half balked.
"Are we ready," the Host screeched. Another frenzied applause shook the studio. A few even gripped their smoothed, orange-sized stones, knuckles bleached from the strain.
On the stage Graham braced though all he could do was turn his head. He looked at his new ex-wife, offstage. Her eyes grew as wide as saucers.
A few whistled past but most connected.