It’s that time again! NPR is hosting round five of Three Minute Fiction. This round’s entries must start with the phrase, “”Some people swore that the house was haunted,” and end with, “Nothing was ever the same again after that.”
The judge for this round is Pulitzer Prize-winning author Michael Cunningham. Always a fan of a good ghost story, he supplied the phrases for us to play around with.
Deadline is September 26th so get cracking! Rules are simple, start and end with the provided phrase and keep the story 600 words or less.
Cunningham will read the winning story on air, and the winner will receive signed copies of his books, The Hours and By Nightfall, to be released in October.
There are some great entries from the last round available for the public to enjoy, look on the contest info page on the right sidebar.