December 2021 Writing Contest
Cash Prizes Awarded: $100, $50, $50
Write a piece inspired by one of the quotes or images on this page
“Memories warm you up from the inside. But they also tear you apart.”
― Haruki Murakami, Kafka on the Shore
“Six weeks is a long time to wait, and a still longer time for a girl to keep a secret…”
“Gradually the waiting began to feel less like waiting and more like this was simply what life was: the distracting tasks undertaken while the thing you are waiting for continues not to happen.”
“War is peace.
Freedom is slavery.
Ignorance is strength.”
― George Orwell, 1984
“I’ve looked at the world for quite a few years now and I’ve found that if I don’t laugh, I’ll probably end up crying.”
― David Eddings, Demon Lord of Karanda
“They say it’s good to let your grudges go, but I don’t know, I’m quite fond of my grudge. I tend it like a little pet.”
― Liane Moriarty, Big Little Lies
“I wanted you to see what real courage is, instead of getting the idea that courage is a man with a gun in his hand. It’s when you know you’re licked before you begin, but you begin anyway and see it through no matter what.”
― Harper Lee, To Kill a Mockingbird
“It’s how I fill the time when nothing’s happening. Thinking too much, flirting with melancholy.”
― Tim Winton, Breath
We acknowledge the Awabakal and Worimi as the custodians of the lands on which we live, work and write.