Fiction

A short story with a difference!

Jane Austen’s joyful novel in miniature The Beautifull Cassandra, written when she was only 12 or 13 years old, is only 465 words long. In a few short pages it describes the adventures and peccadillos of a gleefully irrepressible heroine, over the course of one day.

We would like you to write your own novel in miniature, in 500 words or less, telling the story of one character on one day. Let your imagination run wild – your hero, heroine or anti-hero/ine can do whatever they like! There can be funny, sad, painful or moving encounters. Your story can feature other characters, and it can be set anywhere you like.

Word limit: 500 words

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