March Writing Challenge

Welcome, Germies, to this month’s writing challenge! This challenge will begin today and will end March 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 Fiction section.

Writing Challenge:

-Write a 100-word story. It must be 100 words exactly, no more and no less. This does not include the title.

Since Germ’s theme for the month is “It’s Not Easy Being Green,” your story must involve nature or the environment in some way. The possibilities with this theme are endless, so get creative.

There must be a setting.

There must be at least one character.

There must be some conflict. (man vs. man; man vs. self; man vs. nature)


Here’s a mini brainstorming session to help you get those creative juices flowing:

Since you must involve nature or the environment in your story, you can have your main character be an animal (bird, cat, lion…), a plant (trees, leaves, house plant…), or even a human exploring, destroying, or helping nature (campers, hunters…).

Your story can simply deal with someone in nature (swimming, hiking, horse-back riding) or someone trying to survive nature (lost in the woods, natural disaster).

Your story can encompass any nature setting (beach, woods, jungle, desert) and any season, and you can even delve into a world where there’s no more nature (environment destroyed by pollution, etc.).

The possibilities are truly endless. The real challenge is fitting your story into 100 words, so make every word count!



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

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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