Thursday September 6, 2012

'Each time you happen
to me all over again'

Berkshires Week announces a flash fiction
contest
-- in honor of Berkshire Wordfest
at the Mount -- for the best original story
told in 200 words or less.

Directions: The story should be set identifiably
in the Berkshires.

As a prompt: Begin with or
incorporate this line from Edith Wharton --
‘Each time you happen to me all over again.'

In context, in ‘Age of Innocence,' Newland Archer
is telling Ellen Olenska how she moves him --
she shocks him awake. But play with the line
and put that force of impact into any setting.

We will announce the winner(s) in the Sept. 13 Berkshires Week. The first place winner will earn a free WordFest panel/interview event ticket .

To enter: Like us on Facebook.

n Submit stories to the Berkshires Week Facebook site by Thursday, Sept. 6, at noon, or email them
to kabbott@berkshireeagle.com.

n Please include name, hometown and contact

information. (We will not publish it.)