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Photo Drama – May Short Story Contest

I think it is time to get things a little more exciting in here. How better to do that than to make things very challenging for you writers! I am going to post a photo below, and in the captions I am going to explain exactly where, when and by whom the photo was taken.

Here’s the challenge.

Look at the photo, write down the first word that comes to your mind when you look at the photo.

Write a short story based on that word. Double extra points if your story is completely unrelated to the photograph.

Your short story should be no less than 750 words and no more than 1250 words.

At the end of the story, note down the word you based your story on and what in the picture triggered it.

Attach your short story on a Word 97-2003 Document and email it to blogs@storymojaafrica.co.ke with the email subject: Photo Drama.

Make sure you send in your story before 24th May 2013 at midnight East African Time.

Prizes: Season tickets to the Storymoja Hay Festival 2013 and KES 1000/ airtime for the best story as chosen by the Storymoja Blog Team.

Here’s the photo:

This Photograph was taken by photographer and author Aernout Zevenbergen at the 2012 Storymoja Hay Festival  at the National Museums of Kenya during a performance of Shungwaya by The Theatre Company.

This Photograph was taken by photographer and author Aernout Zevenbergen at the 2012 Storymoja Hay Festival at the National Museums of Kenya during a performance of Shungwaya by The Theatre Company.

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