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A Fictional Obituary Writing Award 

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Short List

Joan of Arc by Nathan Boole (Winner!)

From Wiki:

Margaretha Geertruida “Margreet” Zelle (7 August 1876 – 15 October 1917), better known by the stage name Mata Hari, was a Dutch exotic dancer, courtesan, and accused spy who was executed by firing squad in France under charges of espionage for Germany during World War I.

Writing Prompt

Create a fictional obituary for a person of historical renown. It should be no longer than 300 words, however, you may embed hyperlinks within the words if you wish to point to external sites. This should be done creatively. The obituary should openly refute the accepted truth of the individual’s life in some manner.


Announcement: Dec 9th 2012

Submission Date: Dec 15th 2012

Short List: 17-22 Dec 1012

Winner Announced: 23 Dec 2012

Word Count 300, fictional obituary, hyperlinks allowed.

Prizes $50 (First Prize) Eligibility to MAYAN INVITATIONAL (Short List)

Eligibility: Open to everyone.