Welcome, Germies, to this month’s writing challenge! This challenge will begin today and will end January 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:
Photo by Natalie Chyi

— Write a short story based off of this picture by Natalie Chyi. There is no limit to how short it can be, but it can be no longer than 1,000 words.

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

• Where are they? Why are they meeting here? Or is it by chance that they both came to this place?



Submitting for this challenge is easy. Simply email your story to [email protected]. Put “January 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 January 31st, do not expect an email from us until the beginning of February.

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

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