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The Twist in a Short Story Writing Contest [WINNERS ANNOUNCED]

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posted on Sep, 3 2009 @ 03:26 PM
Is there a word count limit? I know it is a short story, but how short should it be?

I think I may enter this one. The topic is quite intriguing.

posted on Sep, 3 2009 @ 03:28 PM
reply to post by glitch88

The story needs to be approximately 500 words or more.

posted on Sep, 3 2009 @ 06:06 PM
There is nothing more interesting to read than a smart twist

I will pass on this one since I will be too preoccupied. It is a shame

Good luck contestants!

posted on Sep, 3 2009 @ 06:11 PM
I'm hoping to participate, but I LOVED the video!
Thanks for that!

posted on Sep, 3 2009 @ 06:19 PM
reply to post by Benevolent Heretic

Here's hoping you find both the inspiration and the time to get involved, BH.

Having the ability to use ANY theme is nice. The mind just boggles at the possibilities. The real test will be in how shocking the twist will be.

Don't put your back out doing that twist.

Yeah... still loving that vid.

posted on Sep, 3 2009 @ 09:42 PM
Yah!!! This is exciting and my mind is running in a million different directions!!! Good luck to all that submit a story!

[edit on 3-9-2009 by Greenize]

posted on Sep, 3 2009 @ 09:49 PM
reply to post by Greenize

The great writers just keep on jumping in.

Looking forward to it, Greenize.

posted on Sep, 4 2009 @ 12:00 AM
Ah, what the hey...

I'll throw something together and shoot a submission on in for this thing.

Good luck everyone.

posted on Sep, 4 2009 @ 08:25 AM
I'm going to have to cut my teeth at some point.
Challenge accepted.

posted on Sep, 4 2009 @ 08:53 AM
reply to post by masqua

Loved the video! ( My highschool principal sang that at a talent contest many moons ago, and brought down the house.... ahhhh the good old days....

I've been working on something 'twisty', and this might just be the 'inspiration' to get me off my duff and get it finished! I'm in.....

[edit on 4-9-2009 by frayed1]

posted on Sep, 6 2009 @ 07:03 AM
Missed the last contest (actually still writing it) but I will give it my best shot on this one.

Sounds like a fun challenge.


posted on Sep, 6 2009 @ 11:25 AM
Oh yeah..count me in..working on ideas for a Halloween one too.

posted on Sep, 6 2009 @ 11:32 AM
I'm lovin' all the interest in this idea and the stories presented so far leave me twisting with high expectations.


Note: a sufficient panel of judges has come forward to volunteer. Thank you all for your help.

[edit on 7/9/09 by masqua]

posted on Sep, 7 2009 @ 01:34 PM
I am so entering this. I've already got at least one idea that's withstood the "3 day bad idea" test. It might take me a while, though, since I haven't even started on my first draft of it...

posted on Sep, 7 2009 @ 01:35 PM
reply to post by Romantic Rights

You've got all month

Looking forward to reading your entry.

posted on Sep, 10 2009 @ 01:42 PM
Interesting, and very tempting. But my powers are not yet fully returned.

Beware the day that they are.

posted on Sep, 10 2009 @ 10:59 PM
Alright I have posted my story for the contest. It is called You Gotta See The Show and I hope everyone enjoys it. Here is the link.

posted on Sep, 11 2009 @ 08:21 AM
I made my post for the contest. Haven't even read jackflaps yet but I am sure he has me blown out of the water again LOL

(TSSC) Running from myself

[edit on 11-9-2009 by Mr. Toodles]

posted on Sep, 11 2009 @ 09:42 AM
reply to post by Mr. Toodles

There is always this rule in the OP:

One story per contestant. Member can replace story submissions at any time and as often as they like. Please U2U me for replacements.

posted on Sep, 11 2009 @ 02:56 PM
reply to post by Mr. Toodles

Hey, I just gave you the Holy Grail in a U2U. I told you my darkest secrets of how I write stories. So, you can re-write with what I explained, or you can devise your own mechanisms by using the techniques I described.

You have the talent and that is why I asked for help with that Alien thread of mine. I needed a good writer to work out the story and you are a good writer no doubt. It is not my goal to blow you out of the water which is why I U2U'd you my secrets. Do not share them Toodles, for I will know. hehehe

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