JOUST 24h Writing Contest
2015 Winning Story and Honorable Mentions:
At noon on Saturday June 27, competitors were emailed a first and a last sentence (which had both been composed by writer Tendai Huchu). They then had exactly 24h and up to 1,000 words to bridge the two.
They laid the train tracks back to front and this caused a great deal of confusion – you’d think you were on the train to New York and arrived in Kinshasa, or to Shanghai and found yourself lost in Istanbul.
Rain dripping from the rusty gutters made a curtain between the platform and the tracks.
Congratulations to the winner Ilana Masad, who takes home USD $400 with In a World Gone Mad. The contest attracted nearly 300 entries and she faced competition from across the globe. We judged blind and ended up chosing one winner and three Honorable Mentions who, between the four of them, represented writing from Africa, Europe, and North America.
Congratulations to every competitor who threw themselves and their stories into the fray for Joust 2015.
"Joust" by Stanslav Dmitriev.
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