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Die Laughing: Our 2016 Theme

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Short.Sharp.Stories has published crime fiction (Bloody Satisfied), sexy stories (Adults Only), and incredible journeys (Incredible Journey). Now it’s time to have some fun!

Our next title will be DIE LAUGHING, a collection of stories to make you laugh, smile or simply nod in good-humoured appreciation.

We encourage writers to poke a little fun at our crazy country. There are so many starting points for humour: our politics, our idiosyncrasies, our down-right ridiculous habits. There’s plenty of opportunity to look on the lighter, brighter side of life and bring a “smile to our dial”. Hilarity, a good old belly-laugh, or a little light-hearted fun are what we’re looking for. And, of course, there’s room for dark humour – for irony, satire and tragi-comedy – because humour at its best is often underscored by life’s great disasters.

As ever, we’re looking for originality, good writing, and for that special something that makes a story truly and proudly South African.

The closing date for the competition is 15 December 2015

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