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Following the lead from the Creative Nonfiction magazine, create a story in a single tweet of 140 follow me @iWriteiCoachcharacters. Enter your story in the comments section or over on my Facebook page.

To give you a little inspiration, here are a couple of submissions from the Creative Nonfiction magazine contest. (Contestants had to use the #cnftweet hashtag).

A splatter of red wine mingles on the paper towel with the darker red of her blood. She says not to worry but the mood has changed (MsScienceLady)

Almost 12, she asks about my choices. I hedge. There’s no saying, “You were a mistake.” (SarahHackley)

Now this is a challenge!


Author Cathy Presland was kind enough to agree to judge the Moby Dick contest. Cathy is a wonderful white whalewriter, as well as instructor. She’s currently running a holiday special on her five Udemy courses – 5 for $5. Read all about it on her Facebook page.

As a reminder: The challenge was to write a new first line as a replacement to the iconic: Call me Ishmael. Thank you to the many wonderful entries both here and over on my Facebook page. Cathy chose the winning entry because it was the one that intrigued her the most and made her want to find out more. And the winner is: