posted on Dec, 1 2018 @ 02:43 PM
This is a Short Story Contest Thread!
It is open to all members of ATS.
There are prizes to be won in the form of ATS "Applause" and even 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!
This month's theme is "THAT's LIFE!"
You are tasked with writing a short story which contains or relates to that theme.
BUT... This months contest is limited to 50 words only!!
You must write a short story in 50 words or less which sums up what "That's life" means to you!
It can be serious and historically accurate, it can be frivolous and funny, it can be anything that you imagine!
Rules Of Entry:
Original written stories only please.
The contest will run from NOW to Thurs 20th December 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 [LIF2018] in the title. (e.g. "My Life Story" [LIF2018] )
All entries must be linked in this thread.
There is a word count limit of 50 words, so NO entries of more than 50 words please! (I'm going to be quite strict on this!)
Also, please END your submission with "THE END" so that everyone is clear that your entry is complete.
Let's have two entries per entrant... you can submit TWO entries each for this contest (but only the highest scoring one will qualify for
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
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.
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.
I shall be happy to answer any queries or questions relating to this months contest
As always, good luck and have fun!
So, in 50 words or less.... what is.... "That's Life"?