Have you ever tried writing a story in just 200 words? It's not easy, since you have to introduce at least one character, set the scene, and make something interesting happen. It's a great exercise and better than a crossword puzzle for sharpening your mind!
"The Golden Doughnut" is a short story contest where each 200 word entry must be based on the photograph provided. This year's contest was judged by Craig Johnson, the bestselling author of the Longmire series and I'm excited to report that my story, "The Monster Within", made it to the top 12. Hooray! All 12 stories are worth the read and, as I said, they are very short.
Just in time for Halloween, here are the 12 creepy stories: