Stage of Life launches Twitter writing contest

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How creative can you be in 127 characters? That’s the idea behind Stage of Life’s Short Short Story contest — tweet “at” Stage of Life, then use the remaining characters to compose a story. The deadline is midnight PST Feb. 28.

For example: @StageofLife The wet snow began. Ack! No umbrella. I hurried to the car, covering my head. The wipers clicked on, and I was ready to drive.

The challenge, of course, is the length. To type this sentence — just these several words and proper punctuation — uses 95 characters.

Stage of Life intern Nate DeRose, a senior at York College of Pennsylvania, said the contest complements Stage of Life’s larger, national monthly writing contests. The online journal and blogging community, co-founded by Dallastown resident Eric Thiegs in 2009, reached more than 330,000 visitors in 2012.

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