This year's short story contest...are we still on?

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Hey all! Have added my bit for the comp...looking forward to this. Have no idea where to go yet!! Should be an interesting one. Cheers.
 

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Alright, let me just double check that I have this all right...

We are just going to pick one picture, and one song and write a story inspired by it? No special magic system or anything?

Also, do we hate dates/deadlines yet?
 
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Alright, let me just double check that I have this all right...

We are just going to pick one picture, and one song and write a story inspired by it? No special magic system or anything?

No special magic systems this time, only prompts.
To enter:
1) Post one picture and one song of your choosing in the prompts thread.
2) AFTER June 15th, choose any combination of prompts from the prompts thread. You must use a minimum of three from that thread in your story. You can use more if you want to, but not less. You may pick any three (or more) that you like (including your own if you want) and in any combination. You may use three pics, three songs or any combination of pics and songs for example.
3) Write your story based on the prompts you select. it must be posted by midnight on July 15, 2014. Don't worry about time zone differences. Judging will commence after July 16 and the results will be posted no later than August 15th.


Also, do we hate dates/deadlines yet?

Yes we do:

lol....I already posted that but here it is again :) :

Calling all scribes! Stories will be 5000 words or less, prompts for writing (suggestions appreciated) will go up June 15 and stories should be posted no later than July 15. I also need people interested in judging. Judges will have From July 16 to August 16 to read and judge all of the stories. Hopefully this schedule will avoid all of the busy times for the students. I will provide some kind of (probably cheesy) prize for the winner, unless we have a talented TFFer who volunteers to donate something cool (like a new avatar/banner or badge for example) instead. So sign up in this thread if you would like to contribute in some way, shape or form. Hopefully we can kick some life back into this place...lol.

If everyone could have their picture/song posted in the prompts thread by June 15th, that would be great!
 
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*facepalm* this is what stress does to my brain lol. Thank you :D
hahaha...no worries Liv. :)

OK so now we have Liv, Grumpycroc, Midnattblod, Lord Yuan, Bloodfiredeath and Greybeard entered. I'll judge this time around since we didn't get any volunteers who only wanted to judge. I'll PM some people and see if I can recruit any more judges....

When your story is done, post a new thread in the "original works" section of the Scribe's House and call it: "2014 Short Story Contest entry: [insert your username here]".

I'll judge the entries by the following criteria:
1. Imaginative use of all prompts chosen: max score 10 points
2. Entertainment value: max score 10 points
3. Depth of story (ie: it has more than just good fight scenes: there is a deeper message, well developed characters or some kind of plot twist or something in it): max 10 points
Total: 30 points
Grammar and spelling will not be judged since English may not be the native language of all the contestants.
Bonus opportunity! Submit your story a day early and get 2 bonus points for your efforts to be on time. :D

On your mark, get set, GO!
 
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2 weeks to go.... how is everybody coming?

And I've decided the winner of the prize will get a commemorative t-shirt. An awesome artist volunteered to draw the artwork on it for us!!!!
 

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dang I still have so much to go. I will definitely get it done though.
 

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2 weeks to go.... how is everybody coming

I wrote a whole story then ripped it apart, because, it sucked, then wrote another half a story, ripped it apart and spit on it, because it was worse, then I went up for a long hike in the woods, to clear my head and now I think am ready to write the story.

You know. The creative process. o_O
 

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I have started about 3 times and given up 3 times...having trouble getting inspired for some reason!!
Probably will end up banging something out the night before it is due...
 

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it's looking like that's when I finish mine. I started it and then outside life got in the way.
 
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May lots of free time and inspiration strike all of you wonderful scribes!!!!
 

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Hi guys. Unfortunately my laptop died yesterday and my story was on it with no backup. I have some notes on what i had written and will try to piece it together. however not sure if i will get it done by the cut off. Will see how i go and report back.
 
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