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For most of us, the world around us has changed drastically in the past few weeks. We’re out of school, working from home, practicing social distancing, washing our hands many times each day, and trying to reorder our lives. It seems fitting that we have the Apple Tree as our inspiration this month.
Our prompt creator this month is Paula Song Sarmonpal from London, England. She has introduced us to a new miniature poetic form called “cherita”. You can read all about cherita in this wonderful article. Thank you, Paula!
Some of you love public voting, and others enjoy getting feedback from a highly qualified judge. We now have something for everyone!
We’re happy to have one of our favorite judges return this month. Regina Higgins will select the Grand Prize Winner and list of Finalists for this contest. Regina has judged many of our contests, and the writers always appreciate her wonderful comments. Thank you, Regina, as always!
We invite you to create a short short story – 350 words or less – inspired by the featured picture and haiku. What characters, background, stories and plots do you imagine?
Study the current picture and haiku, then write your story.
Deadline: Wednesday, April 22, 2020 5 pm ET. Please read the guidelines below before entering.