Jen’s Gone Fishin’ Writing Contest Entry

Here’s my entry for Janet Reid’s weekly 100-word story contest. Again, the five words that had to be included were:


It’s always interesting to see where your imagination takes you on these super short story challenges. My first idea–when I first saw the list of keywords–was a beauty pageant for cats. Then I started writing and this is what I wrote.


by Jenna Willett

I crouch and wait. Steady and confident. A dry breeze pokes the stony landscape, awakening its roaming game and tempestuous nature. From my lofty perch, I sharply observe my target with her beautiful mane, lithe body, and predatory grace. Queens of the past don’t compare to this wildcat.

“Hello downtown Denver,” she purrs into the microphone. The rallying crowd roars.

A bundle of red, white, and blue balloons is released.

That’s my cue.

I edge closer to the rental’s window ledge. Ignoring the pomp and circumstance below me, I close one eye and aim.


And fire.


The Gone Fishin’ Writing Contest

Literary agent Janet Reid has posted her weekly writing contest! I encourage all creative minds to enter. It’s fun, challenging and a great way to improve your writing skills!

cropped-3722340-16x9-700x394.jpgHere are the rules:

1. Write a story using 100 or fewer words.
2. Use the following words in the story
*You must use the exact letters of the word in order, but the word can be part of a larger one: Catch but not cart. Rentals but not detrimental
3. Contest opens Saturday, August 24 at 10am. Closes Sunday, August 25 at 10am.

For ALL details, click here. Good luck!


Jen’s Writing Contest Entry

Here’s my entry for Janet’s Reid’s It’s a small world writing contest! It had to be 100 words (max) using these five words: Degrees, chum, 3, bucket, pants.

The contest is open until tomorrow morning at 10 a.m. EST, so if you’re looking for a fun, creative challenge, give it a shot!

“Wanted: Wishing Well Bucket”

I’m often told, “Buck, you’re a bucket. You’re not meant to be happy.” Well, why not? I may be used for holding things like dirt, chum, and waste. And I may not get the decency of wearing pants or earning degrees. But, still, I deserve happiness. Everything does.

Today, I’m scrubbed clean, placed in a truck, and driven across town. I’m taken out and held up for inspection. “Three dollars, right?” I’m handed off. Ahead, I see a sign: “Wendy’s Wishing Well”.

I sway excitedly side to side. I was right. Buckets can be happy.
by Jenna Willett

It’s a small world writing contest!

If you’re looking to stretch your creative muscles and have a little fun, check out this writing contest hosted by literary agent, Janet Reid of Fineprint Literary Management. I’ve already written mine and will post it tomorrow after I submit it! Warning: 100 words is HARD! Good luck!

cropped-writing.jpg1. Write a story using 100 words or fewer.
2. Include the following words in the story:


3. You must include the entire word in correct letter order but it does not have to be the entire word (Chummy but not Schlump; Pantsless but not phantoms)
4. Contest opens on Saturday 8/17 at 10:00 am and closes Sunday 8/18 at 10:00 am EST.

For ALL contest rules, click here.