Hindsight Isn’t 20/20 Award: Part 2

Part Two of this visionary award is due Sunday 18th of December.




Final Hope, Part 2 | Lavinia Simson

The Ones To Blame | Sophie L Macdonald

Four Bach Cantatas, Part 2 | Ash Warren

Finding Time, Part 2 | Steven Reid

Late Entrants

No One To Blame By Marlee, Part 2 | Sarah Nesbitt

Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3  | Part 4

Writing Prompt

Just because you remember something, it’s not necessarily what really happened.

For Part Two of this four-part serial award, take the reader back – a minute, an hour, a century, an eon – and show them the events (either true or tampered with by memory) that led to Part One of your tale. Remember, one character must remain present, in some way, in each and every part of your story. 

Things to include in Part Two:

  • A photograph.
  • A brewing storm.
  • A door closing (and/or another one opening).


Genre is open (though a hint of mystery couldn’t hurt!).

Can I Enter If I Missed Part One?

Yes! Just include a separate submission for Part One as well.

Word count

Up to 900 words for Part Two (the word limit will decrease for each part, so bear this in mind).

Due Date

Part Two is due Sunday 18th of December. There are no time zone restrictions. As long as it is Sunday somewhere then you can enter.


First prize receives 5000 words feedback from NiTH team on a story or manuscript of your choosing.

All entries receive feedback from judges by request.

Entry Format


A cover image is no longer a prerequisite, but we still love them. All cover images must be in 4:3 format landscape (not portrait). Most photo editing programs give you that option. If you’re using your phone, try the Snapseed app, it has lots of cool features as well. Another recommendation is Pixlr.

If including a cover image, ensure that you own the rights to that image or that you have permission, or that the image carries a free license. Make the filename of the image the name of your story and include a backlink to the source in the body text at the bottom of your story.

Also include:


Author name

(Optional) Intro – 150 characters

You can submit your story here

2 thoughts on “Hindsight Isn’t 20/20 Award: Part 2

  1. Sorry I don’t think I can do part 2 this week – but good luck to everyone else!

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