To help you on your way, here is a starting paragraph. It's up to you to finish the story in a maximum of 1000 words. Anything goes: suspense, sensation, erotica... From autobiography to pure fiction and from literary thriller to romantic novella. The best entry will be published on our website and the writer will be rewarded with a 50 euro book gift card. Send your short story before 12 July to firstname.lastname@example.org!
You are finally on your way to the campus swimming pool. The sun is already on its way below the horizon, but the air is still heavy with the day’s heat. ‘Global warming is real’, screams the sweat budding on your forehead. You pass the Cubicus. The parking lot is deserted, but that is hardly unusual. Suddenly you spot a movement ahead. A girl is running towards the forest. She looks back and your eyes lock for a split second, but she continues to sprint, quickly disappearing behind the trees.