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SHORT STORY WRITERS CONTEST for December 2018 - THAT's LIFE. [LIF2018]

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posted on Dec, 1 2018 @ 02:43 PM
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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 judging!)


WINNERS:
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.

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"?
G




posted on Dec, 1 2018 @ 02:49 PM
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a reply to: Gordi The Drummer

Thanks Sheddy McShedface!!!





posted on Dec, 1 2018 @ 02:51 PM
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a reply to: TNMockingbird

That get's my vote!
YEAH!



posted on Dec, 1 2018 @ 02:59 PM
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[Edit: originally posted here; realized I needed to post new thread]

Story



edit on 12/1/2018 by TommyD1966 because: Made Post instead of thread



posted on Dec, 1 2018 @ 05:54 PM
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Great work Gordi.
I junked so many attempts before settling with this one
I hope we have a ton of entries, I mean, it's just 50 little words, right?


Could've been? LIF2018 [WRITER]



posted on Dec, 1 2018 @ 06:18 PM
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posted on Dec, 1 2018 @ 07:04 PM
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What? 50 little words, or 50 big words...be clear.



posted on Dec, 1 2018 @ 07:10 PM
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a reply to: Gordi The Drummer




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!)




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 judging!)


Did you wake up today and feel like you did not have enough to do G?




posted on Dec, 1 2018 @ 07:18 PM
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This 50 word succinct thing, isn't this against ATS' core desires?



posted on Dec, 1 2018 @ 07:20 PM
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originally posted by: InTheLight
What? 50 little words, or 50 big words...be clear.


They can be 50 gigantic words I guess



posted on Dec, 1 2018 @ 07:25 PM
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originally posted by: SprocketUK

originally posted by: InTheLight
What? 50 little words, or 50 big words...be clear.


They can be 50 gigantic words I guess


Can they be really big gigantic artifical words?
edit on 012CST07America/Chicago02670731 by InTheLight because: (no reason given)



posted on Dec, 1 2018 @ 07:34 PM
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a reply to: Gordi The Drummer

Here is my story.www.abovetopsecret.com...



posted on Dec, 1 2018 @ 08:29 PM
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a reply to: InTheLight

It all depends on what size font you use.



posted on Dec, 2 2018 @ 01:38 AM
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originally posted by: InTheLight
What? 50 little words, or 50 big words...be clear.


hehe - you can use (up to) 50 words of any size that you like!
Be as succinct (good word!) or ambiguous as you please!
And... I don't mind the use of Big Gigantic Artificial Words, as long as they are tinkumnebulearious.



posted on Dec, 2 2018 @ 01:39 AM
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originally posted by: JinMI

Did you wake up today and feel like you did not have enough to do G?



Well, seeing as I didn't really have to do anything last month..... LOL



posted on Dec, 2 2018 @ 07:10 AM
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I have one sir Gordy.
Thats Life



posted on Dec, 2 2018 @ 08:41 AM
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a reply to: Gordi The Drummer

A friendly ATS'er, whom I respect, recommended that I submit this, which I wrote quite by accident *blush*; so, here it is:

www.abovetopsecret.com...


edit on 2-12-2018 by Fowlerstoad because: added a couple words

edit on 2-12-2018 by Fowlerstoad because: .



posted on Dec, 2 2018 @ 10:16 AM
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Thanks for all the new entries folks - this is looking good!
G



posted on Dec, 2 2018 @ 10:25 AM
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a reply to: Gordi The Drummer

Thanks for starting this event!

The Oracle can be accessed here....www.abovetopsecret.com...



posted on Dec, 2 2018 @ 01:49 PM
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Hi all! Great entries so far. Looking forward to voting and commenting and to reading more!



Here's my contribution to the theme
Writer
www.abovetopsecret.com...



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