“Silhouette” Writing Competition Favourites

Every few months, Jason Evans hosts a short fiction writing competition on his blog. He provides a picture as inspiration and all entries are limited to 250 words in any genre.

He also has some pretty groovy prizes, and whilst my entries are nowhere near the caliber of the winners- it gives me a fantastic opportunity to hone my skills and try and stay within the guidelines of the competition. The entries also get commented on by other entrants, and I always appreciate the feedback from writers with far more experience than myself. Mine was #113 this time round.

This competition had by far the most entries ever, and unlike previous competitions I didn’t get to read all of them before the reader’s choice voting closed. By the time I started there were over a hundred already, so I read every 5th one, and then started at the beginning again with the ones I’d missed inbetween.

I thought I’d list some of the ones I really liked in case anyone else wants to take a peek.


Entry Number 1 all’s fair in love and war

Entry Number 3 a murderous detective

Entry Number 6 black humour about an accidental death

Entry Number 5 a brilliant murder and music

Entry Number 11 a young eagle learning to hunt

Entry Number 20 just spooky

Entry Number 25 a creepy murder story

Entry Number 37 all’s fair in love and war

Entry Number 40 fallen down a hole

Entry Number 45 injured with a waiting vulture

Entry Number 60 a fighting couple

Entry Number 80 a neat little twist on guilt

Entry Number 85 murder most foul

Entry Number 95 very clever writing about writing

Entry Number 100 very visual, very descriptive

Entry Number 115 a chilling failed suicide

Entry Number 135 a drunk driver in purgatory

Entry Number 226 a poem


…come play on my rollercoaster…

3 thoughts on ““Silhouette” Writing Competition Favourites

  1. There were so many outstanding entries it was almost impossible to choose favourites. I loved yours, Angel; well done! (and thanks for including mine in your favourites – I’m well chuffed 🙂 )
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