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posted on Mar, 15 2017 @ 08:55 PM
a reply to: TheAlleghenyGentleman

Yeah, exposure is an odd thing.

It's hard to balance. But I consider that some of what we share is simply a piece of us that only we can fully understand.

An artist wants to be recognized. A master has no need for recognition.

But alas... We are all here. Not being masters.

posted on Mar, 16 2017 @ 05:27 AM
a reply to: TheAlleghenyGentleman


The people who follow the short story contests will undoubtedly visit the contest thread itself (in this case...this one!) and this is where they'll find every single entry (for this contest) already located and linked!

People looking for stories, who didn't specifically know about the contest, may browse here from the stickied Contest Thread which always sits near the top of the Short Story forum.

I don't think there's a specific need to "bump" any entry here (unless it hasn't been stickied in the Short Story forum, or linked in here. - and I do always try to check & add links here for any stories where the writer has forgotten to do so!).

Actually, the more bumps there are in here... the more cluttered this thread becomes and the harder it is to find entries that you haven't read yet which seems somewhat counter-productive to me?

If any contest entry hasn't been stickied - please let our super mod tothetenthpower know by sending a pm HERE

If there are any questions about the contest theme itself - feel free to ask the theme creator... in this case our previous contest(s) winner AugustusMasonicus.

Anything else to do with the writer contests?
Ask me! and I'll try my best to help out.

kindest regards,

posted on Mar, 16 2017 @ 10:07 AM
a reply to: Gordi The Drummer


posted on Mar, 17 2017 @ 04:42 AM
Hi everybody,

This is your...


Our current writers contest will be closed to new entries on 23rd March, so you just have one week left to get those entries complete and posted!
There will then be the usual one week of reading and voting time before the winners are announced!

The Best of Luck to all of our BRILLIANT entrants.


posted on Mar, 18 2017 @ 04:26 PM
a reply to: Gordi The Drummer
Gordi, if I can get a short story written up by March 23rd, then I'm in. It's such a great subject. And I've read several entries already and loved them.

All the best to all entrants!

posted on Mar, 18 2017 @ 04:31 PM
a reply to: JustMike

Mike, my dear friend - please do!
I'd love to see your take on Augustus's brilliant theme!


posted on Mar, 20 2017 @ 01:12 AM
No real reason, just curious- say a contest happens and it turns out we've already posted a story to ats that fits the bill- can we recycle?

posted on Mar, 20 2017 @ 02:40 AM
a reply to: LucidWarrior

Hi Lucid,
AFAIK There's nothing in the rules that would specifically prohibit doing that, and I'm aware that there have been a few stories "adapted" from previously posted ideas already.

My feeling is that, as long as it is your own original work, and it doesn't breach the T&C's here (e.g. it shouldn't have been published elsewhere first) then it would probably be allowed, but it might be a good idea to run it past the contest theme creator and our super mod tothetenthpower beforehand, just to be sure!

kindest regards,

posted on Mar, 20 2017 @ 09:07 AM
hey kind of new here and i had no idea there were writing contests. I love to write, and I thought I would take a crack at this. I hope you guys enjoy it , I had fun writing it . and i don't have writer status yet. I don't know how you get that.

my short story entry

It's really cool to find this part of ats. I hope I can become a ongoing contributor.
edit on 20-3-2017 by darknessdelmundo because: (no reason given)

posted on Mar, 20 2017 @ 09:12 AM

originally posted by: Gordi The Drummer
...but it might be a good idea to run it past the contest theme creator and our super mod tothetenthpower beforehand, just to be sure!

I don't have an issue with it and someone else has already done it in this contest.

posted on Mar, 20 2017 @ 09:29 AM
a reply to: darknessdelmundo

Hey there ddm!
Welcome aboard, and thanks for your entry.

As you've probably guessed by now... the "writer" status here must be earned!!
You can earn writer status through our writing contests, like this one (usually by finishing in one of the top two places).
Or, you can contribute stories, poems etc. directly to the writers forums and earn your status (over time) that way.

We hold the short story contests (roughly) on a Monthly basis, and there are a growing number of active (and returning) contributors each month. In fact, we've already received about 40 entries for this current contest... so far!

I shall bid you "The Best of Luck", and thanks once again for taking part.


posted on Mar, 21 2017 @ 11:13 AM
He Cometh With Clouds [YJA201]

Non-Writer and first time contestant; be gentle.

posted on Mar, 21 2017 @ 11:57 AM
a reply to: Josephus

Josephus the historian?!?! Oh boy do I have questions for YOU! LOVE your work, buddy.

posted on Mar, 23 2017 @ 10:40 AM
Today is the last day for entries. Cant believe how many there are! Is this a record amount of entries for the contest?!

P.S. Good job and good luck to everyone.

posted on Mar, 23 2017 @ 02:36 PM
a reply to: Gordi The Drummer
Well Gordi, at 8 in the evening on deadline day here, I suddenly got an idea for a short-short story, so as I had a little time I just wrote it straight out and posted it. It's called The Cottage.

That's probably the fastest I've ever written a short story, so apologies in advance.

edit on 23/3/17 by JustMike because: I fixed the link.

posted on Mar, 23 2017 @ 06:11 PM
The Dark Laughing God - New Writer YJA2017

The Dark Laughing God

posted on Mar, 24 2017 @ 01:57 PM
The whole of Page 1! WOW!

Is that a record?

Some of the themes I noticed: Falling or leaping, sun and sun beams, a guide to greet you upon death, calmness when realizing you are going to (or just have) died, parents and children and/or friends and pets, both on the living side and as seen from the other side, the OBE, a continuation after the event, reincarnation/rebirth, outer space, hell and paradise, darkness or not being able to see, doors, elevators, clouds, cliffs or mountain tops, a beach, deathbed in the ICU (I see you?), birds, life review, the cosmic joke, inner monologue, living death, literal birth after death, righting wrongs from previous lives, remembering past lives, making a choice.

Might have missed a couple. I think it is a testament to the topic!

to all entrants! Thank you for the varied reads and wonderful thoughts.

posted on Mar, 24 2017 @ 02:15 PM

That was very nice

posted on Mar, 24 2017 @ 02:43 PM
a reply to: Neith

Everybody deserves it! Look at all the flags! Look at the amount of entries!

A lot of thoughts to collect and commit to e-paper! lol.

posted on Mar, 24 2017 @ 03:00 PM

It truly is quite a turnout for the contest!
I think a couple of later entries are lagging back on page two, I plan on saving the few I haven't read for early early Sunday morning. I imagine they will be 'pinned' shortly.
I have thoroughly and quite honestly enjoyed this contest almost more than any of the others. I love the effort and participation by so many. It has led to some fantastic dreams, both at night and during the day

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