The other day, I heaped some praise on Angry Robot Books for their treatment of Kaaron Warren’s Walking the Tree. This time it’s a cute take on the classic short fiction competition.

From their website:

Here’s something to get your brain ticking over.

Write a short story about any subject you like. The only rules are:

1) It has to be 13 sentences long

2) The first word of the first sentence must begin with T, the first word of the second sentence must begin with H, the first word of the third sentence must begin with E, and so on, so that the first letters of the sentences, printed one under the other, spell out “THE WORLD HOUSE”.

The best entries will be sent to Guy Adams for judging, and the winner gets an Angry Robot USB drive plus a choice of any book Angry Robot published in 2009. No geographical restrictions.

Send your entries (in Word or RTF format) to: theworldhouse [AT]

Competition ends Sunday 14th February.

Good luck, and have fun!

Now, to get cracking on a narrative that can be told in just 13 (very long, very run-on *wink*) sentences!

  • Tea and Tomes February 8, 2010 at 4:11 pm

    Seems like an interesting challenge. I’ll give it a bash this weekend, and see what I can come up with. Thanks for the heads-up!