Friday, September 24, 2010

Mini Saga Contest @ The Gardner Harvey Library

Creative Thinkers & Writers Take Note:

Pick up A Whole New Mind’s challenge and become a storyteller. Sharpen your writing, submit your entry, and possibly win big! For details read on.

What: Write a mini saga, told in exactly 50 words, no more, no less. This genre is a very short story with a beginning, middle, and end, often surprising or funny. Include the usual fiction elements of character, plot, and setting.

When: Submit your entry by October 11, 2010 at the Library Info Desk or by email to

Miami faculty, staff, and students may contribute any number of entries prior to the Mini Saga Deadline.

Prizes: Two Creative Types will win $25.00 gift certificates to the Miami University Bookstore. Judging will be conducted by MUM celebrity judges.

Need inspiration? See the Examples below:

“When I was shot, fear seized me at first. No surprise that. But once I realized I wasn’t going to die – despite the thermonuclear pain and widening puddle of weirdly warm blood – my mind recalibrated. And one thought, comforting yet disturbing, leapt into my head: I need to Tweet this.”
Dan Pink, author of A Whole New Mind

I set out with high hopes for my grand journey.

I planned to traverse the country and see all of the sites; to venture off the beaten path and explore the America that most people bypass on the Interstates.

Sadly my car broken down on the second day outside Chattanooga” by cresswga

“Aghast, I stared at the disaster in front of me. How could this happen? I planned so carefully. The party guests arrived in good cheer, The food emerged from ovens and fridges looking delectable and festive. I just forgot to put the snake away. Oh well, one less lap dog.” by dlarson

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