Prompt: “Swap”

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1. Submit your fictional stories based on the given prompt (The word may or may not feature in your story, but it must showcase the theme.) 

2. The submitted story/ies must be between 450-500 words (each). Entries lower than or exceeding the word limit will stand disqualified for the event. (Penmancy Tip:- Use‭ ‬‭ ‬to check your word count.)

3. Writers may submit 3 entries of unique storylines. Only fresh stories are accepted for the event. Previously published stories will not be considered for contention. No Plagiarism. PLEASE.

4. If one or more stories from the same author get selected for winning, only the one with the highest score will be chosen. (Only stories that garnered an average score of 7.5 and above will be eligible for winning.)

5. Send in your entries to in a word document along with a 2-3 line bio and a cover picture for the story (optional-you may refer to pixabaydotcom or unsplashdotcom for high quality free photos, preferably above 900×800 pixels). {You need not send your details if you have already sent them, lest you want them replaced} The subject of your mail should be “Entry for QuinTale-08″ (compulsory).

5. Most of all- HAVE FUN!!

P.s.: Last date of submission is June 23, 2019. Winners shall be announced on June 30, 2019 at 8 PM.


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Check the submitted stories here:


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Mala Mamta Manpreet

“I can’t believe we made it,” Mala wondered aloud. “Yes, we are in Bangkok,” said an awed Manpreet. “Three nights ...
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Nothing Would Change

It was a grand party, a birthday to remember. Kumar and Shobha's only child, Vaibhavi, turned twenty that day. As ...
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The Lunchbox

It was the period of geography and while the teacher was busy teaching, the students were keenly waiting for the ...
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Bittu & Bunty

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Amma Goes Shopping

Amma* smiled with childlike glee stepping through the doors of the new, three-storeyed departmental store. Mostly confined to her home ...
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The Blissful Swap

“Another drink should be fine for you, come on darl,” her husband’s voice seemed echoing from a distance or was ...
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The View from the Top

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