NPR’s 3-Minute Fiction Writing Contest — Cooking up Fiction by Susanna Hartigan

This was my rejected entry for my very first NPR writing contest. The story had to be under 600 words and contain the 4 words: "plant," "button," "trick," "fly." It's been two years since I read this, and looking back, I know it could use some work. Cooking Up Fiction  by Susanna Hartigan ©2010 Caterina … Continue reading NPR’s 3-Minute Fiction Writing Contest — Cooking up Fiction by Susanna Hartigan

NPR 3-Minute Fiction Story Contest: Charidy’s Case – Explained by Susanna Hartigan

The latest 3-minute fiction story contest by NPR had to have two elements: someone had to tell a joke and someone had to cry. It was a challenge to write it all in 600 words or less. The crying part was easy. It was the filling in the joke at an appropriate time that was … Continue reading NPR 3-Minute Fiction Story Contest: Charidy’s Case – Explained by Susanna Hartigan