Welcome, Germies, to this month’s writing challenge! This challenge will begin today and will end August 31st. However, you are welcome to come back anytime to complete the challenge and submit it below in the comments section. We will pick a few of our favorites that are submitted during this month, though, and they will be featured in our Lit section.

Writing Challenge:

camping people waterfall nature hiking friends challenge

— Write a short story based on the above photo.

Your story must be no longer than 800 words.

— Some things to think about:

• Who are the people in the photo? Are they in love, or are they family, friends, enemies, exes, strangers?

• How did they end up where they are? Are they trying to get away from it all? Do they live there? Are they lost? Are they simply enjoying nature?


Submitting for this challenge is easy. Simply email your story to [email protected]. Put “August Writing Challenge” as the subject of your email, and include your name, age, and country in the body of your message. If you have any questions at all, or if you’re having problems submitting, feel free to email me at [email protected].

Everyone who completes the challenge will be responded to and informed as to whether or not their piece has been chosen to be featured. Since the deadline for this challenge is August 31st, do not expect an email from us until the beginning of September.

To prevent the possibility of our emails ending up in your spam folder, be sure to add [email protected] to your contacts list.