Submit Your Second Short Story For 2020 Today

Your second short stories are due for the 12 Short Stories Writing Challenge. Are you ready? I hope you are enjoying learning and reading such great stories in the writing community. Remember post one, comment on four. Enjoy your feedback and good luck for today.

I will accept and approve posts for For hire (Word count: 1000 words) from 26 February 2020, 8:00 (Johannesburg time | GMT +2:00), until 27 February 2020, 8:00 (Johannesburg time | GMT +2:00) on Please ask Google to figure out what time that will be in your part of the world.

Please submit your story on

  • Log in.
  • Submit (Top right).
  • Complete the form.
  • Select the correct category: Prompt 2: For hire.
  • Do not select any other category.
  • Your story must be 1000 words. I won’t approve stories under 950 or over 1050 words.
  • Submit for approval.
  • Read and comment on four other stories. Please spread the love. Look for stories that haven’t been read, instead of everyone reading and commenting on the same stories. If you want tips on how to comment, read this post: The Complete Guide To Evaluating Your Short Story.


  1. This is an exercise in discipline. The comments are a bonus. There is no prize because I want you to focus on writing for yourself and to try and take more risks.
  2. Be kind when you comment. Start with a positive comment, suggest an improvement, and end with something positive. We are here to learn.
  3. Our next prompt is at the end of this post.

A few more points:

  1. I will try to read as many posts as possible, but I do have a day job that I would like to keep.
  2. NO hate speech. None. If you see something nasty that I should be made aware of, please send me a message.
  3. Be careful of profanity.
  4. I need to approve every post. Please be patient with me. I am teaching during the day and I will approve them as quickly as I can. They will all go up.

Can I still join?

You can join the 12 Short Story Challenge in any month. So, if you start in June, that will be month one for you and then May 2021 will be month 12. Sign up on

And here is Prompt 3: