Writespiration #121 52 Weeks in 52 Words Week 25


2017 brings 52 challenges over 52 weeks.

Your challenge is to write your story using the weekly theme/prompt and write it in just 52 words…. EXACTLY, no more, no less.

Submit your entries in the comments or on a blog post. You have until Sunday to enter. 

I am running a competition with prizes this month in celebration of the launch of 13 Steps To Evil. If you would like to enter the details are here.

There’s just over a week left to enter.

There are prizes for first, second and third, but here’s a teaser for first place:

  • Signed paperback of 13 Steps To Evil
  • £20 Amazon voucher
  • A first chapter or 1000 word critique from me
  • Your choice of a critique of your book marketing plan or an hour skype advice session on marketing your book. (Some pre-work will be needed if you choose a skype session)
  • Publication of your winning entry on this website
  • Critique of one of your villainous characters (either by a summary or selection of 3 key chapters with your villain in them)

If you’re entering writespiration as normal please expect a significant delay before I come and read your entries.

This week write:

Your story from the point of view of Death personified.



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  1. Ha this is my kind of prompt! 😆 I’m currently writing a short story where Death is a character and another from the point of view of Misery personified. Might give your prompt a go, but 52 word count is just terrifying for a rambler like me.

      1. Short story! It’s between its third and fourth draft. I’m hoping to send it in for a competition but if it doesn’t win, it’ll end up on my blog I’m sure. It’s called ‘Mr Misery’ because I’m terrible at titles 😆

  2. Ok, not my kinda thing but that’s precisely why I’m giving it a go:

    I have kissed many, bitten still more but it’s the ones I just lick that excite me. I love to watch them blanch and crumple. I shower in the light draining from their eyes and pat their hope about like a cat with a mouse. I live in those I don’t take.

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