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Sunday, December 1, 2019

Reedsy: Pocketful of Sunshine

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$50 Prize money
Closes at 23:59 - Dec 06, 2019 EST

Pockets are where we keep items of importance: our keys, cellphone, wallet, or, if you're Bilbo Baggins, the One Ring. (And if you're Natasha Bedingfield, the sun.)
Losing or finding such items can be a strong starting point for a story. Which is why this week, we're challenging you to write a pocket-sized (aka "short") story based on a pocket-themed prompt.
  • Write a story about a character who buys a secondhand coat and then discovers something in the pocket.
  • Your fingers tensed around the object in your pocket, ready to pull it out at a moment's notice.
  • Write a story about someone cleaning out their attic. They find an old piece of clothing, and inside of its pocket is an old keepsake.
  • "It was just here!" you shout, frantically searching your pockets for the missing thing.
  • Write a story about a very skilled pickpocket. 
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