12 word Novel

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NPR held a contest on who could write the best 12 word novel and my creative writing teacher introduced it to my classs. So, all you have to do for this challenge is write a 12 word novel.

It’s just that simple.

personally I love 12 word novels because they can inspire you in the weirdest ways. If someone wrote something that inspired you, please ask them if you can write off of it ok? No copy cats please!

EX: Look, Its not working out ok? It’s you. Not me. Move on.
Then it fell. Millions of shards on the ground. Then came screams.
Just smile nicely. They’ll just think you know what they’re talking about.

Ok begin!

  • Started February 9th, 2010.
  • Ended March 31st, 2010.
  • Created by Kendall Lynne

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  1. Avatar Kendall Lynne

    Don’t worry, there will be more 12 word novels soon! promise!

  2. Avatar Peeled Banana

    Ah, I love this!! So depressed to find out the challenge already ended.

  3. Avatar Fuddster

    Thank you for choosing my story. There were many good entries in this challenge.

  4. Avatar Kendall Lynne

    Thank you all so much for entering! I might have another one of these challenges soon :)

  5. Avatar Kendall Lynne

    Wow. I didn’t know all of you would enter!! They are truely amazing and i hope some one ends up writing a story off of it.
    Thank you all for entering <3

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