Prompt: #PoeStory

On the occasion of the International Poetry Month, let’s blend Prose and Poetry and create stories out of our favourite poems!

Pick your all-time favourite poem (one poem) and write a story based on your interpretation of why, who, where, and what the specific poem means to you. Create a story based on your interpretation of the poem.

Remember to give due credits to the poem you choose by adding a Reference/Author’s Note at the end of your entry. Also, keep in mind that the poem will serve as inspiration and the interpretation will be in prose form only. Yes, you can include verses in your narrative, but keep a close watch on them lest they overpower the prose!


  1. The submitted story must be between 2500-3500 words (each). Entries lower than or exceeding the word limit will stand disqualified for the event. (Penmancy Tip: Use 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 Mithila Peshwe

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Below are the submissions