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1000 Word Challenge

Nobody can say for sure who coined the phrase ‘A picture is worth a thousand words’ but we do know it’s been around since the early 1900s. It’s clear why the saying has stood the test of time. One glance at a picture and you can instantly imagine the story behind it. The story might be personal, like a couple in love relaxing in a gondola in Venice.  For me, that image brings back memories of my honeymoon and the amazing adventure my husband and I shared.  Or, it could trigger strong emotions of love, hate, loneliness, or contentment.

As authors we work hard to show our readers the worlds we conjure in our minds; the sometimes loving, sometimes quirky, sometimes sadistic characters -- and the stories behind them.  We hope our words jump from the page and prompt an emotional response similar to a vivid picture.

That’s what we had in mind when we developed this writing prompt.  If you're an author and you want to participate here's your chance.  Whether your a seasoned writer, or you're just starting out, give it a try.  Because, while a picture might be worth a thousand words… those words can change depending on the story teller.

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DEADLINE -- September 15th

Stories will be screened for content and quality.  Top stories will be published in the magazine based on the image.  Submitting a story does not guarantee inclusion in the magazine.

Be sure to vote for your favorite 1000 Word Challenge story.

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