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"Manreet Sodhi Someshwar is a gifted writer of great promise. I have a gut feeling we have a new star rising in Punjab's literary horizon. She has an excellent command of English and a sly sense of humour."
- Khushwant Singh on The Long Walk Home

"An enjoyable tale of a sassy girl's headlong race up the corporate ladder."
- India Today on Earning the Laundry Stripes

Friday, 9 November 2012

A Flash Fiction Contest!

The last six months since the release of my latest, The Taj Conspiracy, I have been in a whirlwind of book launches, readings, media interviews and other promotional activities - all of which is de rigeur for an author with a new book out. No complaints, it's been fun, and I have stolen in my writing as and when :)

Some of you have written in enquiring if I am also planning to run a contest on my blog? Well, guess what - I am! And it is here now...

The Taj Conspiracy Flash Fiction Contest

In case you need clarity on what a 'flash fiction' contest is here's the very useful Wikipedia entry

So, how does the contest work?

1. First, look at the 3 pictures below:

2. Write a short story, not exceeding 350 words, using all  three pictures in some way in your story. You may, for instance, use the word 'scarlet' or 'Taj' or the entire phrase 'The Taj Conspiracy'. Or reference the bare-backed girl with the tatoo. Or leverage Ms Mantel's advice to 'Drink Blood'. Be creative, have fun - just remember to use all 3 pics in some way in your story!

3. Post the story on your blog but make sure to link back to this post in a message below so I know where to find you. And, if you'd be so kind, link to this post from somewhere within your own post. You can also post a link to your entry on my Facebook Page

4. Contest Starts today, 9 November 2012 and Ends in 1 week, on 16 November 2012

5. Results will be announced on 19 November 2012

6. Winner gets an author-signed copy of The Taj Conspiracy

7. No restriction on number of entries but please do not exceed the word count

Entries will be judged on creativity, the use of the three pictures, quality of writing, and above all, your story! Bring it on Bloggers - time to channel those creative juices into your wicked pen :)


  1. Here's my entry :) -

  2. And mine :)

  3. Thank you for the entries to The Taj Conspiracy Flash Fiction contest which I have received via my blog, Facebook page and email. The contest is now closed and the winner will be notified directly. Meanwhile, happy writing!