This May, Mash Up is Back with Bang!

This month’s Harness Writing event asks you to choose one character, one situation, and one setting from the given options. Mix them up, mash them, make your choice and draft your masterpiece.


  1. The submitted story must be between 2500-4000 words (each). Entries lower than or exceeding the word limit will stand disqualified for the event. (Penmancy Tip: Use https://wordcounter.io/ to check your word count.)
  2. There is no limit to the number of entries you may submit- though only the first one of them will be eligible for the contest.
  3. Previously published or plagiarised works will not be considered for contention. The writer of such content stands to be disqualified for the next Penmancy event.
  4. Stories found to have been shared on another writing platform or blog before the declaration of results stand disqualified from the event. Kindly check the Terms of Use for details.
  5. In case a story is received after the submission deadline, it shall be considered as a guest entry and shall not qualify for the contest.

Winning criteria:

Top three winners will receive a copy of this book sponsored by our anonymous well-wisher.

Below are the submissions