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Flashback Fiction Comp.
Is a short story competition that asks you to bring the past to life in no more than 500 words
Have you been inspired by a story you have heard, or read, or perhaps by a visit you have made to a historic site, museum or library? We invite you to create a very short story which uses history in some way. It could be set in a historic house, use real or imaginary historic characters or use events from the past anywhere in the world. We would like your story to be set before 1960, not just yesterday.
You may want to carry out some research before you start writing:
- What sort of clothes did people wear in the time you are writing about?
- What were houses like?
- What impact did the events you are writing about have on people at the time.
- How might they have spoken?
- What might they have eaten?
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