Short Story Contest – Undecided

10.10.2017

EDIT: Here are the winners of our short story competition:

  • Donka von Inna Ernst
  • Das Salz in der Suppe von Vera Heinrich
  • Speechless by Lucas

Congratulations to the authors and thanks to all other Clickworkers for making their votes!

We would like to say Thanks to all writers, who participated in our short story contest with more than 150 short stories submissions about the topic Undecided.

We really enjoyed reading all these beautiful and creative stories and were happy to add them to our clickworker blog. We were especially ecstatic on how the given topic was interpreted so individually by each author, resulting in completely unique short stories. Unfortunately, we couldn’t include all English and German stories as there were simply too many, which sadly forced us to make a selection of the most suitable stories.

We hope that you’ll enjoy the stories as much as we did!

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Unentschieden – Christiane Müller

10.10.2017

This short story is only available in German.

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Die Hand – Rosemarie Germer

10.10.2017

This short story is only available in German.

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Speechless – by Lucas

10.10.2017

“HEY FAGGOT, come here”, he screams, “Come on, I brought you something to trade for your lunch today!”

Victin is puzzled, could this be the day he had been waiting for? As he reaches in his bag, his other arm swings into Victin’s stomach like the mechanical motion of an activated mousetrap, leaving poor boy Victin a few milliseconds to hear the idiot scream “SQUASH” while he proceeds to feel his insides turn into Mom’s apricot jam. As soon as the Shrek-looking fellow disappears in a maze of school hallways, Victin picks himself up in a thoroughly practiced manner; this isn’t his first time.

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The Procrastinating Minister – by Stephen Hands

10.10.2017

The faces around the table were all looking at him, waiting for the decision to be made. They all owed their jobs to him, yet he knew few regarded him in much esteem. A lucky politician was how he had been labelled. What nonsense, as if luck alone wins an election, luck alone makes you Prime Minister. He looked at them one by one. About half met his look, half looked elsewhere. Junior ministers terrified of making a mistake at this first cabinet meeting since his election, old hats like the Foreign Secretary sitting there thinking they should be in his seat instead. The room remained silent while he remained undecided.
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