Mini Saga            



A mini saga must be a complete fictional tale with a beginning, middle and end, and something happening - not simply description or rumination.


Its length must be exactly 50 words, plus a title of up to 15 words. Hyphenated words count as one.


Several examples are shown below. You’ll see that each is exactly 50 words long.


There is no theme for the sagas, so indulge your imagination.


Please print off the show entry form, fill in your contact details, sign the form, then write your mini saga on the reverse side of the form.


To give us more time to judge them, please hand in your entry form with the mini saga by the Wednesday deadline before the Show.  


(Note: only one Mini Saga per entrant.)


2018 winners:  


FIRST : Assasin, by Lesley Ridgley


As darkness fell, he made his move.  Leaving the shelter of the wall he struck out across open ground, locked on to his target and with surgical precision completed his mission.  And in the morning, the evidence was plain for all to see – a silver trail and hostas like paper doilies!


SECOND:  Unrequited? by Elisabeth Balfour


‘My dearest old friend,’ she whispered as he lay dying.

‘How long do they think…?’ ‘Oh, a day, maybe two, maybe a week.’

She breathed,’ I love you.’  His smile widened, and he croaked, ‘I always knew you did.’  His eyes closed for the last time, but the smile remained.


THIRD: Resurrection - or make do and mend, by Janice Halstead


The bench lay abandoned in the garden.

“We’re getting new furniture, it’s going to the tip.”

Recognising its former splendour, he took it away.

After cleaning the wrought ironwork and replacing damaged wood, he gave it pride of place in his own garden.

“Wow, Dad, can we have it back?”