• Micro Fiction Challenge: Macher

    Posted Posted by David Duhr in Micro Fiction Challenge     Comments 1 comment

    MacherOK, big shots, time to throw some Yiddish at y’all. Lots of Yiddish words/phrases have made their way into English, and one of those words is “macher,” which can be used both straightforwardly and ironically. Macher is defined as “an important or influential person,” “a big shot,” “a person who gets things done,” but is often used in a derogatory manner to indicate officiousness or someone who is overbearing.

    No matter which way you use it, you are familiar with at least one macher.

    So your challenge, should you choose to accept it, is to write a piece of flash fiction using the word macher in any of the ways mentioned above. As always, keep your story to 25 words or fewer, write it out in the comments section below, click “Notify” to keep abreast of your competition, and feel free to use a pseudonym if you’re shy. Your story doesn’t have to make us laugh, but funny is money. We’ll announce the winner in this space soon, and we’ll give a shout-out to our favorites on Facebook and Twitter.

    The winner of this week’s challenge will go down as one of the bigger machers in WriteByNight Blog history! Which is reward enough, innit?


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    “Christmas music before Thanksgiving makes a machery out of the holidays,” she says.
    “It’s pronounced ‘mockery’,” I tell her.
    “Whatever, big shot,” she says.

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