The Not-So-Great Outdoors Contest 2023

We asked you to tell us a story about a not-so-great outdoor experience in 49 words or less.

Here we present the winner:


The grass was matchsticks. The crinkled canvas tent featured various veins like an elderly leaf. The sun embered on high amongst coughs of clouds lined with jellied bile. Jerry lacked the strength to relax out here much longer. His trip wasn't working. Everything reminded him of everything he required.

Richard Warner
Scarborough, UK

The contest is closed.