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What is it?
We Malaysians are natural born storytellers. Spinners of yarn. Raconteurs. Fabulists. It’s how we pass on our history. It’s how we escape the the day-to-day. It’s where we find relief. Like lingering in a hot bath after a long cold day. Like burrowing deep into the newspapers on a Sunday afternoon. Like driving aimlessly and alone in the middle of the night.

#MINIfiction is a creative collaboration between #Word: The Cooler Lumpur Festival and MINI which aims to connect with Malaysians on twitter and engage them in what they do best: tell stories.
What do I do?
The idea is dead simple. Just tell us the best story that you can in as concise a way possible. Be creative. Be clever. Be comical. Be whatever you want. Just make sure it’s in 140 characters or less and include the hashtag #MINIfiction.
  • When can I take part?
    The competition will run between the 3rd of June and the 19th of June 2013. With one winner selected at the end of every week.
  • What can I win?
    The best piece of #MINIfiction every week will win a brand spanking new Amazon Kindle.

  • Who selects the winner?
    The winner will be selected by our panel of judges which include Amir Muhammad, Sharon Bakar, Zara Kahan, and Umapagan Ampikaipakan.
  • What are the rules?
    There is only one rule and it is that your piece of #MINIfiction is bound by the rules of Twitter. 140 characters or less (not forgetting the hashtag #MINIfiction).
What happens after I win?
All of your stories will be displayed for the world to see between the 21st and the 23rd of June 2013 during #Word: The Cooler Lumpur Festival. Our literary elves will employ their vast engineering skills in converting a MINI into a one of a kind literary theatre. All you’ll need to do is climb in, sit back, and picture a campfire.
the art of writing
in the MINI kinda way
Well it was a dark and stormy night #MINIfiction
  • Gracefully dancing, she performs Nihon Buyo. For the royalties. #MINIfiction
  • The doctor's pleaded but he refused to allow the C-Section. He'd rather bury a baby than live with a scarred woman. #MINIfiction
  • RT @hadimnor: She took 30 pictures of herself this morning but only 2 made it to her Instagram feed. #MINIfiction
  • RT @tenoq: People complaining, FF men are 'too pretty'. Why, you feeling gay? #MINIfiction