Staccato sentences are short, concise and often emphatic. They focus the reader or listener on content because there are no unnecessary words to obscure meaning. Examples of staccato sentences are:
Get out of my way! Quick! Now!
The internet is filled with other examples that you may explore.


  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 the book ‘Stories from the Forest’ by Flor Ana.

This book was extended for #BookNook Gift-a-book program by the Monica Singh.

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Below are the submissions