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Monthly Twitter Writing Contest

Twitter Writing Contest

February and March 2016 Twitter Contest

How creative can you be in a Tweet?

Enter Stage of Life's monthly “Short Short Story” writing contest on Twitter!

Prompt: Have you ever given someone a second chance, or been given a second chance?

Twitter ContestFor our February and March 2016 Twitter writing contest, we want you to Tweet your answer to this question:  Has life ever given you a second chance that helped you to a better tomorrow? Have you ever given someone a second chance?

Maya Angelou said, “I’ve learned that making a ‘living’ is not the same thing as making a ‘life.’ I’ve learned that life sometimes gives you a second chance. I’ve learned that you shouldn’t go through life with a catcher’s mitt on both hands; you need to be able to throw something back. I’ve learned that no matter what happens, or how bad it seems today, life does go on, and it will be better tomorrow.”

Your challenge now is to provide a creative or inspiration response to the concept of Second Chances in a Tweet.  This Twitter contest is tied to our larger monthly writing contest on the same topic you'd like to enter that too.

Tweet your submissions to @stageoflife

Deadline:  All Tweets for this theme must be submitted by March 31, 2016 midnight Pacific Time (US)

Two easy steps:  1) Follow Stage of Life on Twitter and 2) tweet us @stageoflife using the remaining 127 characters to compose your Short Short Story (based on the prompt above)


Twitter Writing Contest Prizes

First place winner (the person with the most original and creative Tweet as judged by our staff) will receive a prize package from containing:
              • IHOP gift card
              • Applebee's gift card

That's over $50 in prizes for the winner...not bad for a Tweet!  Stage of Life proudly thanks Applebee's and IHOP for their sponsorship and support of our efforts to encourage literacy and unique ways to get people using their phones and computers for writing!  And don't forget that all of our Stage of Life users get an 8% discount on IHOP and Applebee's gift cards year-round.

Twitter Contest Prize Sponsor   Writing Contest on Twitter - Prize Sponsor  

Guidelines & Prizes:

  • Have fun with this and be creative! Writing a 500 word essay for our regular monthly blogging and writing contests is one thing, but what can you do with your writing in 127 characters (or less)?
  • The winning Short Short Story tweet will be selected at the end of the thirty day period and notified via a direct message through Twitter.
  • First place winner will receive a Stage of Life swag package that will include gift cards from the Stage of Life education sponsors above.
  • We will post the winning and runner-up stories here on or after the 10th of the following month.
  • Please, no foul or inappropriate language/themes.
  • View the Stage of Life Twitter feed AND previous Short Short Story Twitter entries from previous months below.

Tweet your entries to @stageoflife to enter the Twitter Writing Contests!

And don't forget to check out our monthly blogging contests too.

Short Short Story Contest Archive

Twitter Writing Contests on StageofLife.comView the past Twitter Writing Contest winners below:

Twitter Submissions

Below you'll see our Stage of Life Twitter feed.  Feel free to scroll down to view some of the Tweets submitted to the "Short Short Story" Writing Contest...

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