It looks like you're using an Ad Blocker.

Please white-list or disable AboveTopSecret.com in your ad-blocking tool.

Thank you.

 

Some features of ATS will be disabled while you continue to use an ad-blocker.

 

SHORT STORY WRITERS CONTEST for NOVEMBER 2017 - THANKSGIVING [TG2017]

page: 1
18
<<   2 >>

log in

join
share:

posted on Nov, 6 2017 @ 06:31 AM
link   
SHORT STORY WRITERS CONTEST for NOVEMBER 2017

"THANKSGIVING" [TG2017]

Our current contest winner AugustusMasonicus has nominated DBCowboy to chose the theme, and he has chosen:
"THANKSGIVING" for this months contest!

In DB's own words:


"Thanksgiving.
Be it an alien world, or aliens visit, or cannibals as Pilgrims or zombies as the Indians.
Vampires arriving on Plymouth Rock, or Indians cursing the pilgrims, or comedy greetings, cultural appropriation, or Thanksgiving from the eyes of a turkey, or a yam.
Thanksgiving. "


All Short Story Entries for this contest must relate to that theme! (Good Luck!!)

For those of you from parts of the world unfamiliar with the tradition of Thanksgiving:
From wiki:

Thanksgiving Day is a national holiday celebrated in Canada, the United States, some of the Caribbean islands, and Liberia. It began as a day of giving thanks for the blessing of the harvest and of the preceding year. Similarly named festival holidays occur in Germany and Japan. Thanksgiving is celebrated on the second Monday of October in Canada and on the fourth Thursday of November in the United States, and around the same part of the year in other places. Although Thanksgiving has historical roots in religious and cultural traditions, it has long been celebrated as a secular holiday as well.


You can search the web for more details if you're still unsure!


Video submissions are not acceptable this time around. (Unless solely to provide "mood" music/sound effects.)
Photos and Music ARE allowed.

Rules Of Entry

The contest will run from NOW to Thurs 23rd November 2017.
(Any submissions after that date will be disqualified.)

A period of ONE WEEK after the closing of the contest will be provided for voting.

All T&C's Apply.

All entries MUST include [TG2017] in the title.

All entries must be linked in this thread, and
please include your ATS writer status [writer] or [non-writer] in your submission post within this thread as it makes it easier to determine which group to place the entry in.

There is no minimum or maximum character count, and the entry can be submitted over one or more posts, but please bear in mind that it is a SHORT STORY contest!

Also, please END your submission with "THE END" so that everyone is clear that your entry is complete.

1 Single Story Submission is allowed Per Member.


There will be 3 winners among members who already have ATS "Writer" status, prizes as follows:

1st Place -- 5 Applause, and selection of the next contest theme
2nd Place -- 3 Applause
3rd Place -- 1 Applause

There will also be 3 winners from the non-writer category who will receive the following:

1st Place -- 3 Applause & Writer Status
2nd Place -- 2 Applause & Writer Status
3rd Place -- 1 Applause


Scoring

Points are awarded by ATS members giving FLAGS to their favourite story threads and STARS to their favourite story posts.

Flags awarded will be worth 2 points each.
Stars will be worth 1 point each.
*Stars for subsequent posts (ie. additions to the story after the initial story post) will be worth 0.5 points.



I'm happy to answer any questions about the contest rules/scoring etc.
Any queries about the actual theme or content for this one should be directed to our theme creator: DBCowboy.

As always... Good Luck and Have fun!


Gordi




posted on Nov, 6 2017 @ 06:45 AM
link   
Good theme DB. This should be fun.




posted on Nov, 6 2017 @ 06:48 AM
link   
***I forgot to say that I might be taking a short break from ATS (and the Interwebs in general) over the next couple of weeks, so please don't be alarmed if you can't get hold of me!***

You can ask tothetenthpower or DontTreadOnMe if I'm not around, and you have any queries, questions, comments, complaints etc - although all vote-rigging "donations" should still be sent to the usual Swiss Bank Acount
.

Cheers,
Gordi



posted on Nov, 6 2017 @ 08:20 AM
link   
I'll let this idea stew for a bit.

Will have fun with it!

I hope everyone else does also.




posted on Nov, 6 2017 @ 08:44 AM
link   
a reply to: DBCowboy


I knew I could count on you. I mean us.





edit on 6-11-2017 by AugustusMasonicus because: 👁️ 💓 🧀 🍕



posted on Nov, 6 2017 @ 08:55 AM
link   
www.abovetopsecret.com...

Thank you for this topic DB



posted on Nov, 6 2017 @ 08:57 AM
link   

originally posted by: szino9
Thank you for this topic DB


You're welcome.



posted on Nov, 6 2017 @ 09:21 AM
link   
I think this idea is a real turkey!

Get it?...Thanksgiving?..."TURKEY"??
HAHAHAHAHAHA.....





(Obviously, I'll never win one of these things.)
edit on 6-11-2017 by IAMTAT because: (no reason given)



posted on Nov, 6 2017 @ 09:46 AM
link   

originally posted by: IAMTAT

(Obviously, I'll never win one of these things.)


Especially if you never try.......



posted on Nov, 6 2017 @ 09:56 AM
link   
a reply to: FauxMulder


He won the last one.



posted on Nov, 6 2017 @ 10:13 AM
link   
a reply to: AugustusMasonicus

It doesn't count unless you use the specific puppet for the op.

Besides, I thlught we all won the last one.



posted on Nov, 6 2017 @ 10:19 AM
link   
a reply to: FauxMulder


You thlught wrong.

Try the stilettos.



posted on Nov, 6 2017 @ 10:30 AM
link   
a reply to: AugustusMasonicus

Momma always said "don't drink and thlught".

Can I borrow DB's? Mine are covered in.....errrrr.....stuff.



posted on Nov, 6 2017 @ 10:31 AM
link   
a reply to: FauxMulder


Why you asking me?

I mean, yeah, sure, of course you can.



posted on Nov, 6 2017 @ 12:08 PM
link   
a reply to: Gordi The Drummer

Maybe I'll give it a go this time.



posted on Nov, 6 2017 @ 10:02 PM
link   
My entry for the contest - writer

Pardon Me



posted on Nov, 7 2017 @ 07:03 PM
link   
a reply to: Gordi The Drummer

Thanksgiving , not really an Aussie thing but i might have a crack , got an idea for an Aussie slant , best get working i guess .



posted on Nov, 13 2017 @ 01:34 PM
link   



posted on Nov, 13 2017 @ 01:41 PM
link   
Magic Myrna Smashed Potatoes

TEOTWAWKIAIFF (TEOT is just fine), non-writer

A traditional story. I had most of it written last week but had forgotten the variety of potato I was specifically writing about! lol.
edit on 13-11-2017 by TEOTWAWKIAIFF because: follow convention in title on this thread



posted on Nov, 13 2017 @ 08:13 PM
link   
Hope i did that right

The Stone

-dbd (non-writer)

First-timer.

All criticism welcome.

Thanks!




top topics



 
18
<<   2 >>

log in

join