Writer’s Digest: Your Story – Hair, Tangled, Fresh

Writer’s Digest has a contest every once in a while (I think it’s every other month). It’s called Your Story. They give you three words and you have to write one sentence that is 25 words or less using all three of the words.

The rules are as follows for the competition:

The rules:

  • Your sentence (just one, only one!) must be 25 words or fewer, no exceptions.
  • One entry per person, please.
  • How it all works: We’ll select the top 10 entries and post them on our forum. Readers will vote for their favorites to help rank the winners.
  • This is a free writing competition. The prize is publication in WD.
  • You can also submit your sentence an online form.
  • Finally, as we say about this contest in the magazine: “You can be funny, poignant, witty, etc. It is, after all, your story.”

The three words for the November/December competition were: hair, tangled, fresh

Even though the deadline has passed, I thought this a fun writing exercise, so I went ahead and tried my hand. Here’s what I came up with:

His hair was tangled and matted with fresh blood that upon closer inspection, was not his.

What do you think? Do you like it? Tell me in the comments below. Also, if you like, post your response to this one. I’d love to read your best efforts.

To get in on the fun, check out the Writer’s Digest website for the Your Story competition HERE.

Thanks for reading and Happy Writing! 🙂


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