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SHORT STORY WRITERS CONTEST for Apr 2020 - DEMONS ---- DE2020 ---see winners below

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posted on Apr, 16 2020 @ 03:33 PM
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TOPIC:
DEMONS. INNER DEMONS. BIBLICAL DEMONS. FANTASY DEMONS



This is an Official ATS Short Story Writers Contest!

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!
We will try to hold around one contest 4-6 times per year.

The current contest theme is: "DEMONS. INNER DEMONS. BIBLICAL DEMONS. "FANTASY DEMONS"". [DE2020]
The topic was chosen by our current contest champion DBCowboy.



Your assignment is writing a SHORT STORY which contains or relates to the theme: "DEMONS. INNER DEMONS. BIBLICAL DEMONS. "FANTASY DEMONS"!"
HOW you do that is... of course, up to YOU!



RULES of ENTRY:
Original written entries only please.

The contest will run from NOW to Saturday 16th May 2020.
(Any submissions after that date will be disqualified.)

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

All TERMS and CONDITIONS Apply.

All entries MUST include [DE2020] in the title.
(e.g. "The Blob Came to Visit! [DE2020]”)

There is no word count limit, but please remember that it is a SHORT story contest!



All entries must be posted in their own thread within the SHORT STORIES forum HERE, with a link (to your entry) added to a post in this contest thread. (Just ask if you're not sure how to link!)

Please END all of your submissions with "THE END" so that everyone is clear that your entry is complete.


 


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.
*******No other posts will earn points for the contest.********

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 am happy to try answer anything else the contests/rules etc.


And please... ENJOY this new contest, GOOD LUCK, HAPPY READING and HAVE FUN!


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WINNERS:


www.abovetopsecret.com...
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posted on Apr, 16 2020 @ 03:38 PM
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ooooooh DEMONS!!!!

I'm on it!

Thanks D
Gx



posted on Apr, 16 2020 @ 03:45 PM
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a reply to: DontTreadOnMe



Thank you!

I'm looking forward to this one!




posted on Apr, 16 2020 @ 03:46 PM
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originally posted by: DBCowboy
I'm looking forward to this one!


They always tell you to write what you know so I expect you to win this easily.



posted on Apr, 16 2020 @ 03:49 PM
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a reply to: DontTreadOnMe

Leaving my mark because I'm thinking about it.




posted on Apr, 16 2020 @ 03:51 PM
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originally posted by: AugustusMasonicus

originally posted by: DBCowboy
I'm looking forward to this one!


They always tell you to write what you know so I expect you to win this easily.


I've always wanted to write a rom-com!



posted on Apr, 16 2020 @ 03:55 PM
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a reply to: DBCowboy

Well, you've had the advantage of knowing the topic



posted on Apr, 16 2020 @ 03:57 PM
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originally posted by: DBCowboy
I've always wanted to write a rom-com!


The power of Christ compels you.....to write about your childhood.



posted on Apr, 16 2020 @ 03:57 PM
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originally posted by: DontTreadOnMe
a reply to: DBCowboy

Well, you've had the advantage of knowing the topic


Well there's that and I am in management.




posted on Apr, 16 2020 @ 04:02 PM
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I really learned to appreciate these short story contest, this one has already peaked my interest.



posted on Apr, 16 2020 @ 04:18 PM
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Looking forward to reading everyone's compositions. As I've always stated ... I'm no writer, but I'm a great reader and relish in what the community here at ATS presents, there is so much talent here.

May you all have success with your Stories and lets continue to shine in our individual unique creativity!


Johnny



posted on Apr, 16 2020 @ 04:28 PM
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a reply to: JohnnyAnonymous

Go Johnny Go!



Yeah!
G



posted on Apr, 16 2020 @ 05:32 PM
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Done. First. Already won. Even if I get zero stars and flags.


The Shadow King , writer.



posted on Apr, 16 2020 @ 05:34 PM
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The theme reminds me of 'Devils Song' by Anthony Green.


I caught a demon in a mouse trap
One day behind the house
It said, " Please let me free, I'll do anything"
We came to an agreement, made an exchange
Your freedom for my name, then he began to sing

Devil's song, won't be too long
To finally see the evil you've become
The Devil cries, all through the night
I don't think there's a reason

Devil's song, won't be too long
To finally see the evil you've become
The Devil cries, all through the night
This feels like a nightmare

I was always told that you're a liar and not to trust
But my name still means nothing and we're all still,
We're all still in the same spot

This feels like a nightmare




Now I have to think of a story....



posted on Apr, 16 2020 @ 06:01 PM
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originally posted by: DBCowboy

originally posted by: AugustusMasonicus

originally posted by: DBCowboy
I'm looking forward to this one!


They always tell you to write what you know so I expect you to win this easily.


I've always wanted to write a rom-com!


Dammit, that's a, 'Walk in the Park'.



posted on Apr, 16 2020 @ 06:39 PM
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I need to replace that second image in the OP.
But I could not find a demon I liked.
So, if someone has one that would be appropriate, please send me a PM with the link?????



ETA
Second image is courtesy of Lumenari.
Thanks!!!!!!
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posted on Apr, 16 2020 @ 07:02 PM
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When you stare into the abyss the abyss sometimes glares back at you. Some times if you stare to long you lose the ability to look away.

And that's when it gets dangerous..


She moved with the elegant grace of a silver age movie starlet. Every step imbued with a little extra sway and subtle lag of the elbows as her weight shifted effortlessly until it seemed she glided across the floor.

She meandered towards the day bed and seemed to float down effortlessly into a reclined position. Her doe-like round green eyes glittered with golden flecks as the light caught them just right. As it often seemed to do..

Without bidding I stood,suddenly determined to serve what ever purpose this glorious creature so incline to bid me perform.

And so it's here I stand with shovel in hand sifting clean her litter box..




Not an entry, just.for fun..


Respectfully,
~meathead



posted on Apr, 16 2020 @ 07:13 PM
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a reply to: DontTreadOnMe

Here's one.






posted on Apr, 16 2020 @ 07:17 PM
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posted on Apr, 16 2020 @ 07:30 PM
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Uhh, Uhh, Uhh, here is my entry thank you for this chance to submit and give my offering.

The shape of the blood on the wall DE2020
www.abovetopsecret.com...

Writer
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