Short Story This

We commissioned four beautiful illustrations by talented artist Matthew Woodson. Each of the illustrations tells a Far From Timid story. You tell us what it is. Look closely at all the clues. There is no correct story, but we are looking for amazing storytellers and writers to share their imagination with us.  

The first image below is called Hotel Suite. Write an 800 word story about this illustration below for a chance to win a $200 Far From Timid gift card. Submit in the form below by Feb 28. Winner selected on March 15.

Hotel Suite

Please read about who we are as a company and what we stand for in order that you understand our boundaries. For example, we won't select a highly pornographic or terribly bloody horror story. Sex and blood is ok, but we are talking Fargo and Secretary and NOT Nightmare on Elm Street or Debbie Does Dallas.


• Story must be less than 800 words. Less than 800 WORDS.

• By submitting to  "Short Story This" contest you give Far From Timid permission to post stories on Social Media and the Far From Timid website. 

• Stories must be submitted by December 20.

• Stories cannot be submitted anonymously


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