Flash Fiction Competition
Write a story about death, dying, bereavement, loss or legacy, using 100 letters or less.
100 letters - that's not many to tell a story! Everyday Twitter users are challenged to share thoughts and opinions with a strict character count, we thought we would apply the same challenge to a specific important subject matter. Inspire us with your wordsmithing and you could be the lucky winner of a huunuu guided journal.
The competition runs from the 9-22 Feb 2021 and stories must be submitted by 23.30 GMT on the 22nd February 2021 (sorry late entries will not be included).
The competition will be judged by the huunuu team. The one we feel is the most well-rounded will be the winner.
Maximum letter count is 100 (excluding title) but there is no minimum. Please do not submit stories above this count as they will be automatically disqualified. Please include the letter count in your email.
Stories can be in any genre and you can enter multiple stories, but each story must be submitted separately.
By entering the competition, you agree to your story being published on huunuu’s websites and social media and published material.
To enter, simply email with your story or comment on a competition social media post. Please pop 'flash fiction' in the subject line.
As an example, here are some we've written:
'My grandmother's bookcase tells the story of her life through the books she's read. Stories of love, adventure, cats and joy.'
'Yesterday the letter arrived, official, stark, black and white. This was happening, this was suddenly very real. A diagnosis.'
'Her breath was shallow, rasping. Her pink cardigan slung over the chair as I sat and held her hand. Memories weaved in wool.'
If you need more words to tell your story then click here to submit a real-life story.
The small print:
1. General Competition Terms
1.1 Below are the rules that apply to all competitions and prize draws (“Competitions”) that appear on our service or are offered by huunuu.
1.2 In addition to these rules there may be special terms & conditions which are relevant to individual Competitions, these will appear as a link on the relevant Competition.
1.3 Competitions are open to all UK residents aged 18 years or over, except employees of huunuu, their families, agents or any third party directly associated with administration of the Competition.
1.4 Competitions are free to enter and no purchase is necessary.
1.5 Competition entries must be submitted via our website or app and only one entry per person is permitted.
1.6 We accept no responsibility for entries not successfully completed due to a technical fault of any kind.
1.7 Prizes which are awarded through a participant’s entry into a prize draw or competition are awarded randomly through a computer process or a panel of judges respectively. Once a participant has been notified that he or she has been awarded a prize, details of how to claim the prize will be provided.
1.8 Prizes are subject to availability. In the event of unavailability an alternative prize of similar value and specification will be substituted.
1.9 Prizes images are merely an indication and may not exactly represent the prize offer.
1.10 Winners will be notified by phone or email within 7 days of the draw or decision.
1.11 It is the participant’s responsibility to ensure that the contact details and email address held by us are valid and correct.
1.12 We reserve the right to provide a cash alternative for any prize. You will not have the right to require payment of the cash alternative unless we agree otherwise. The cash value of each prize will be available for each competition but will not be made available in our site terms and conditions.
1.13 Prizes must be claimed within 30 days of each draw or decision unless otherwise stated. If you have not claimed the prize within this time your prize will be void. Void prizes may be redrawn and offered to another entrant or offered in another competition.
1.14 For each Competition we will set out on the site the final date for entry into each Competition or the number of entries we will accept before closing. This information will be available for each prize but will not be made available in our site terms and conditions.
1.15 No warranty as to the quality or suitability of any prize is offered.
1.16 Participants are deemed to have accepted and agreed to be bound by these terms and conditions upon entry. We reserve the right to refuse entry or refuse to award a prize to anyone in breach of these terms and conditions.
1.17 All decisions of huunuu are final in relation to any Competition. We reserve the right to hold void, cancel, suspend, or amend any Competition where it becomes necessary to do so.
1.19 Competitions will be governed by English law and entrants to the prize draw submit to the jurisdiction of the English courts.
2. Flash Fiction T&C’S
2.1 To be entered into the competition Stories must be submitted via commenting on our social media competition posts or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
2.2 Stories must be submitted by 23.30 GMT on the 22nd February 2021.
2.3 There is no limit to the number of stories you are allowed to submit.
2.4 Each story must be submitted separately.
2.5 Only stories with a letter count of 100 or below will be accepted to the competition. Stories submitted above this count will be automatically disqualified.
2.6 By entering the competition you agree to your story being published on huunuu’s websites and social media and published material.
2.7 Stories must be your own original work and not have been published online or in print.
2.8 One winner will be selected by the huunuu team judging panel for the most well-rounded piece.
2.9 The winners will be announced by 29th February 2021 on social media and by the email address used when submitting a story.
2.10 Winners will be asked, via email, to provide their full name and postal address.
2.11 If a winner does not reply within 30 days with their full name and postal address then huunuu reserves the right to select second place as the winner.