Welcome to the first ever Micro Bookends! In order to mark the occasion, I’ve incorporated the theme of firsts into this week’s bookends. Research has shown that if you are the firstborn child and female, you are statistically more likely to be the most ambitious and well-qualified of all your family. As a man with an elder sister I’m not convinced, but who am I to argue with the scienticians?
Someone who proves the research is firstborn, female golf supremo Annika Sörenstam who celebrates her 44th birthday today. As a child she was so shy that she deliberately missed putts at the end of a tournament to avoid giving the winner’s speech. Her coaches noticed this and made the runner-up give a speech as well as the winner. She decided that if she must give a speech then it might as well be the winning one.
Let’s help Annika blow out her candles with this week’s photo prompt:
A story of between 90 and 110 words starting with FIRST and ending with BORN and incorporating the photo prompt.
Anyone, but especially you!
Why not? Because it’s fun. Because it’s a challenge. Because the winner will receive their own winner’s page, their story on the winning stories list, an interview to be published next week, entry into the ‘Micro Bookend of the Year’ competition, and a copy of this year’s winning stories compilation.
Now! Get your entry in BEFORE 5:00 am Friday (UK time: http://time.is/London).
Post your story in the comments section. Include the word count and your Twitter username (if you’re Twitterized). Don’t forget to read the full rules before submitting your story.