Pen your own VERY short story and win

IF YOU think you have what it takes to come up with a compelling VERY short story then we have just the assignment for you!

The Herald is again inviting readers to write a story of no more than 100 words, on any subject of their choice, for the rest of us to enjoy during the festive season.

The setting should ideally be  the Eastern or Southern Cape and the story should have a beginning, middle and end. Your story can be humorous, cryptic, scary or serious … but it must have readers hanging on every word!

A panel of judges will select five winners from the entries received, each of whom will receive a book hamper as a prize.  The top five stories will be published in The Herald’s Christmas tabloid edition of Thursday December 24.

You may use your own name or a pseudonym if your story is chosen, but do include your full name and a contact number with your e-mailed entry. You may not submit more than three entries. Please also suggest a title for your story.

E-mail your story by latest this Friday November 27 at 12pm to with the words VERY SHORT STORY in the subject line.

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