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Monday, February 8, 2021

Reedsy prompt: Living History

Deadline: Feb 12, 2021 EST 11:59 PM

It's an important truth that those who don’t study history are doomed to repeat it. Unfortunately, sometimes we find ourselves living through historical moments whether we’ve prepared for them or not.

This week, we’re going to examine all the ways that people live through — and shape — history. Whether that’s an important activist organizer, a daring political leader, or just someone trying to educate people on the past so they can avoid previous mistakes, history is made up the actions of each and every one of us. How will your characters change the course of their world?
This week's prompts:

Write about someone who never planned to make history but is now about to deliver a speech in front of millions.

Write about a child witnessing a major historical event.

Start your story with someone entering a museum, and end it with them settling down to join a sit-in.

Write about an elderly character who was part of a historic movement years ago.

Start your story with a major news event breaking — one that will change the world forever.

 Stories will be visible once this contest has ended!

$50 Prize money

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Submissions will be approved and published within 7 days of the contest closing.

Please keep your submission between 1,000 - 3,000 words.

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