Fantasy Story Challenge

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I hope you are all enjoying your February and having a fantastical, magical, beautiful month already. And if you’re not, here’s something fun to get you started. It’s another story challenge! But this time, because it’s February, with a fantasy theme!

Here are the rules:

  • Write a short story with a fantasy theme that is 3,000 words or less. (If you are over that word count and still want to participate, please do so! These are “more guidelines than actual rules” (extra points if you said that in your best Barbosa impersonation!!!))
  • Post the story online before the clock strikes midnight on February 28th. (If you have no other place to post it, you are more than welcome to post it in the comments section of this blog)
  • Make sure you link back to this post in your own post.
  • Put your link in the link-up list below so we can read it.
  • Have fun!
  • And this is the challenge part… somewhere in the story, you have to use the word “SNOW”

As always, you are more than welcome to write more than one story.

Some story prompts that you can use if you need ideas:

  1. A dragon drops by for the town’s midwinter celebration…
  2. Royal protagonist runs away from home to become an actor/actress….
  3. While wandering through the woods one day, our protagonist is startled to find every tree in the forest is whispering his/her name…
  4. Protagonist is chasing fireflies and accidentally catches a fairy…
  5. Protagonist must take over family business of raising racing dragons…
  6. Protagonist is allergic to magic, but has also been chosen to be the royal wizard’s apprentice…

~ jenelle



That sounds like fun. I may have to give it a try. Snow will be difficult. I’ve only seen it 5 times in the past 40ish years!


I’m sure you could fit it in. The story just has to include the word… doesn’t mean that there has to be a lot of it in the story! :) And it could always be someone’s name if you get stuck!

Deborah O'Carroll

How intriguing! As luck would have it, I happened to start a short story last month that might fit the bill… it is vaguely fantasy and even rather heavily featured snow already… o.o I’ll just have to see if I can finish it, if it’ll be the right length, and if I decide to post it or not… (Finishing it is obviously the biggest “if”. XD) Anyways, neat and I’m looking forward to seeing what comes of this fun contest! :)


Ooh, I hope you finish it! And if it’s a little longer… you can still post it! Or a nice long excerpt of it! My short story for the challenge is going to be a piece of a longer work… so that’s totally legal. :)


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