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SHORT STORY WRITERS CONTEST for August 2020 - CAMPFIRE TALES -- CT2020

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posted on Aug, 18 2020 @ 05:46 PM
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TOPIC:
CAMPFIRE TALES



This is a 100 word contest.

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: " -- CAMPFIRE TALES [CT2020]
The topic was chosen by our current contest champion mamabeth.




Summertime. Time to get into the great outdoors. Fresh air. Going camping. Swimming. Hiking. And a wonderful part of camping is sitting around the campfire, telling stories.
Your assignment is writing a SHORT STORY, limited to 100 words which contains or relates to the theme: "CAMPFIRE TALES!"
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 19th September 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 [CT2020] in the title.
(e.g. "It was a dark and stormy night! [CT2020]”)



There is no word count limit, but please remember that it is a SHORT story contest!
NOTE: There is a 100 word limit on this 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 favorite story threads and STARS to their favorite story opening post.
(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 in the opening post 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.
Only one prize per member per contest.

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!

Note: Image selection and artwork thanks to JohnnyAnonymous.


edit on Tue Aug 18 2020 by DontTreadOnMe because: (no reason given)




posted on Aug, 18 2020 @ 05:56 PM
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What a great subject!






posted on Aug, 18 2020 @ 06:14 PM
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a reply to: DontTreadOnMe

Is there a limit on how many entries per member ?



posted on Aug, 18 2020 @ 06:21 PM
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a reply to: pthena

Not for the 100 word contest, but I hope reason will prevail. Maybe 2 or 3????
And only one entry can win.

How maybe were you anticipating?

edit on Tue Aug 18 2020 by DontTreadOnMe because: edited in a number....



posted on Aug, 18 2020 @ 06:26 PM
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a reply to: DontTreadOnMe



How maybe were you anticipating?

I don't know yet.

It's just sometimes I get a good story idea and it's like:

"Shoot! I already submitted a story for the current contest!"

and then later it's like: "Now I can't remember that idea!"

Just a reasonable number. Hopefully.



Okay. 2 then
edit on 18-8-2020 by pthena because: (no reason given)



posted on Aug, 18 2020 @ 07:01 PM
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a reply to: DontTreadOnMe

Here's 1.

Past Lives Night



posted on Aug, 18 2020 @ 07:02 PM
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a reply to: DontTreadOnMe

Ohhhhh, glad I didn't miss this. Great topic and I LOVE micro shorts.

This REALLY excites me.




edit on 18-8-2020 by Liquesence because: (no reason given)



posted on Aug, 18 2020 @ 08:10 PM
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a reply to: DontTreadOnMe

I hope everyone likes the topic I chose.



posted on Aug, 18 2020 @ 08:29 PM
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a reply to: mamabeth

Yes indeed.

Here's 2
Why Back in My Day



posted on Aug, 18 2020 @ 09:58 PM
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a reply to: DontTreadOnMe

My humble shot at it...

A New Beginning




posted on Aug, 18 2020 @ 10:20 PM
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a reply to: Lumenari

Thank you.

The stage was so lonely.
With the mic extended.
The echoes through silence.
Alone no more.

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Your story was too sacred to approach
S&F



posted on Aug, 18 2020 @ 10:23 PM
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a reply to: pthena

The backstory to this...

My wife was diagnosed with a rather nasty form of sarcoma in 2015.

After she had her first mass reduction they gave her 6-8 months to live and sent her home to get comfortable.

My wife went straight to the Bible and started working on it.

My spirituality is entirely different.

I took a week after to get away from EVERYTHING and go think about it.

This story is a tiny bit of what happened.

It ended up changing my viewpoints on a lot of things spiritually.

My wife as of today is cancer free and her Doctor says what has happened is "impossible."

A lot of things are "impossible."

Yet we accomplish them anyways, if we really want to.

I didn't want to post this in my short story thread because I want it to stand by itself.




edit on 18-8-2020 by Lumenari because: (no reason given)



posted on Aug, 18 2020 @ 10:26 PM
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a reply to: Lumenari

Grandmother knows.

I love happy endings.


For your wife.
The deer can't eat these.
edit on 18-8-2020 by pthena because: (no reason given)



posted on Aug, 19 2020 @ 01:44 AM
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a reply to: DontTreadOnMe

non writer

ANCIENT



posted on Aug, 19 2020 @ 10:31 AM
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a reply to: mamabeth

We need a Pep Rally!
Some Cheer Leaders!

Unofficial morale booster: Awkward First Timers


edit on 19-8-2020 by pthena because: (no reason given)



posted on Aug, 19 2020 @ 01:42 PM
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My Submission...

The Ritual


www.abovetopsecret.com...



posted on Aug, 19 2020 @ 02:38 PM
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a reply to: olaru12

One more....

"Digital Chill"

www.abovetopsecret.com...



posted on Aug, 19 2020 @ 06:15 PM
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posted on Aug, 19 2020 @ 07:08 PM
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Wow what a great early response. I can't wait to read the future submissions!



posted on Aug, 19 2020 @ 07:57 PM
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With only 100 words, I guess these are more micro vignettes.

Even better. And limiting. Succinct.



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