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SHORT STORY WRITERS CONTEST for June 2018 - A Lifelong Passion [ALP2018]

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posted on Jun, 2 2018 @ 03:03 AM
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This is an ATS Short Story Writers Contest!

It is a place where ATS members can get creative, showcasing their talent for writing short stories.
It is also a great place to find lots of amazing and original stories to read!
Experienced writers are welcome to participate, as are novices and beginners alike.
There are prizes to be won in the form of ATS "Applause" and the opportunity for entrants to acquire official ATS "writer" status!
But it is more about sharing our creative ideas, encouraging & developing new talent and having Fun!

We usually hold around one contest per month.

This month's theme has been chosen by our current runner-up JinMI.
In their own words:


"A Lifelong Passion"

Yup, it's as simple as that!! No explanation necessary.

Write a Short Story which contains or relates to that theme. Post your story in it's own thread within the SHORT STORY Forum HERE Then place a link (to your story thread) here in the contest thread to enter.

Video submissions are not acceptable this time around (Unless solely to provide "mood" music/sound effects).
Photos and Music ARE allowed within the entry, so long as the main story itself is "written".

Rules Of Entry:

The contest will run from NOW to Thurs 28th June 2018.
(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 [ALP2018] 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 (limited to one in a row)
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.
(You can award a Flag and/or star(s) to any stories that you like, but please don't give flags or stars for any other reasons.)

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

N.B. As happened last month... If the winner of the "Writers" section is the same person who chose the current theme, then the opportunity to choose the next theme will fall to the runner up.

As always... Good Luck & HAVE FUN!

G




posted on Jun, 2 2018 @ 04:43 AM
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I love it when these comps seem to come thick and fast.



posted on Jun, 2 2018 @ 05:51 AM
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a reply to: Gordi The Drummer

Woohoo!!


Good luck everyone!



posted on Jun, 2 2018 @ 03:14 PM
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a reply to: Gordi The Drummer

www.abovetopsecret.com...

This is a link to my story

Cheers

Camain
edit on 2-6-2018 by camain because: (no reason given)



posted on Jun, 3 2018 @ 05:29 PM
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sending encouragement and passion to all writers

with a song by "The Fireman" called a "Lifelong Passion"




posted on Jun, 4 2018 @ 05:08 AM
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a reply to: Gordi The Drummer

I'm sorry if this is obvious, but how do I find the link to my story thread?

I really don't use the internet a lot. I don't "share" stuff.
edit on 6/4/2018 by DictionaryOfExcuses because: (no reason given)


ETA: IF OUDN IT! OLD DOG< MEET NEW TRICKS!
www.abovetopsecret.com...

Hope it works.

ETA2: non-writer


edit on 6/4/2018 by DictionaryOfExcuses because: (no reason given)

edit on 6/4/2018 by DictionaryOfExcuses because: (no reason given)



posted on Jun, 4 2018 @ 05:42 AM
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a reply to: DictionaryOfExcuses

Hi D.O.E.,
You found it and yes - it works!

(I usually right click on the "Link" pin at the top right of the (story) post that I want to link to, and choose the "copy link location" option.
The actual link can then be pasted into another post by opening the new post, clicking on the "insert a link to a page or site" icon above the new post window,
giving it a name (optional),
then right clicking and pasting it into the "url for hyperlink" box which comes up.)

That all sounds more complicated than it actually is!

I'm glad that you worked it out, and thanks for the new entry.


G

PS - you may have forgotten to include [ALP2018] in your story thread title, that's what our mods look for so that they can "pin" all the current contest entries to the top of the Short Story forum. I will ask on your behalf if this can be added as it may be too late for you to edit the title now?
edit on 4-6-2018 by Gordi The Drummer because: I wanted to add a PS



posted on Jun, 4 2018 @ 06:13 AM
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a reply to: Gordi The Drummer

I was able to edit in [ALP2018]. Thanks!



posted on Jun, 4 2018 @ 06:25 AM
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a reply to: DictionaryOfExcuses

EXCELLENT Job!
Well done you!!



posted on Jun, 4 2018 @ 08:09 AM
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a reply to: Gordi The Drummer

Just posted my story about "A lifelong Passion".

"I Will Always Hurt"

It is short but I think says a lot.

As a non-writer it is hard to know.
edit on 4-6-2018 by tinymind because: after thought



posted on Jun, 4 2018 @ 10:19 AM
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a reply to: tinymind

Thanks tm,

Short is good in my book!

I'm not sure that your link formed correctly, as I couldn't get it to work - but I'll link it again for you here:

LINK to tinyminds entry "I WILL ALWAYS HURT"

cheers,
G



posted on Jun, 4 2018 @ 11:07 AM
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Good topic choice


I´ll take a seat, maybe I´ll submit a story, too! I hope more join!




posted on Jun, 4 2018 @ 06:13 PM
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Second Star to the Right and Straight on 'till Morning ALP2018 [Writer]

Couldn't do love again, even though I felt I had a good one.



posted on Jun, 4 2018 @ 09:14 PM
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Passion Fruit

Status. . . writer (yay!)





posted on Jun, 4 2018 @ 09:54 PM
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My entry for the contest - writer.

Music Box


Thanks for reading and good luck to all who enter.



posted on Jun, 5 2018 @ 01:19 AM
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originally posted by: SprocketUK

...Couldn't do love again, even though I felt I had a good one.






Note to Self: "Don't Do It Gordi!!! Don't Do It!! Think of the posting bans..."



posted on Jun, 5 2018 @ 01:21 AM
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originally posted by: DBCowboy
Passion Fruit

Status. . . writer (yay!)



haha - YAY! Indeed DB!
Looks good on ya.
G



posted on Jun, 9 2018 @ 06:05 PM
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a reply to: tinymind

Ups this link doesn't work, it shows up as a quote.
I would really like to read the entry.
Go write.



posted on Jun, 9 2018 @ 06:13 PM
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a reply to: WalkInSilence

Thanks WIS - I posted a "fixed" link for tm in my first post after that one.

Cheers m'dear!
G



posted on Jun, 10 2018 @ 07:10 AM
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a reply to: Gordi The Drummer

These are great to read on a lazy Sunday morning while I'm having my first cup of java and watching the sunrise. A nice way to wake up the imagination.

Interesting entries so far...a life long passion. The theme is very much open to interpretation. Can't wait to see what our writers do with this one.

And again, I'm happy to see the short story contests back in full swing. Thanks for facilitating them Gordi.

Good luck to all the writers and those that are looking to gain writer status!

blend



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