(A #HarnessWriting contest in association with Studio CacoFunny)

Given above is a table with five columns. There are six each of character, location, emotion and genre listed respectively. The first column has their respective numbers.

Get a hold of a die, and roll it four times for each of the columns. If you’re rolling for character, for example, and you get 3 on the die, write down “Ali” on a piece of paper. Repeat this for each column and come up with a story for the character you got, in the location you got, with the emotion you got and within the genre you got.

If you really want to challenge yourself, and have unbound fun, be religious about rolling the die and don’t pick out what you would like.


  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 signed copy of the book “Forbidden Lore” by Shobhit Dabral.

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Below are the submissions