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The Death and Rebirth [D&R] Writing Contest [Winners Announced]

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posted on Dec, 19 2011 @ 07:39 AM

On the 22nd of December, winter begins at 5:30 AM UTC in the northern hemisphere and this event has long been seen as a turning point when the old year dies and a new year is born. From that point on, the days will be longer and our nights gradually shorter.

This contest asks you to write a short story concerning Death and Rebirth. It can be personal, political, religious or centered upon nature and the universe itself.

All T&C's apply

Title must contain [D&R]

Enter as many stories as you like, but post them as seperate threads in the Short Story forum.

No upper or lower word count limits

Any writing form acceptable

There will be three winners chosen, based solely on the number of flags their story receives from your fellow members.

The contest runs until midnight, January 5, 2012 and the winners announced the following morning of January 6.

Winners only will get writer status, 5 'applauses' each and included in the Showcase of Winners.

Good luck.

edit on 6/1/12 by masqua because: (no reason given)

posted on Dec, 19 2011 @ 08:02 AM
I predict phoenix imagery.

posted on Dec, 19 2011 @ 08:22 AM
reply to post by masqua

masqua, does the "prize" thing mean that those who already have writer status are ineligible? Just asking. Excellent idea. Looking forward to the responses...

posted on Dec, 19 2011 @ 08:51 AM
reply to post by wildtimes

No... everyone can enter the contest. Staff, writers, new members and the Ghosts of Christmas's Past are more than welcome to join in on the creativity.

posted on Dec, 19 2011 @ 05:45 PM
Here's my entry:

Entering as the Ghost of Christmas Humbug

posted on Dec, 20 2011 @ 01:42 PM
Here is mine...good luck everyone and merry x-mas..
edit on 20-12-2011 by lyons666 because: (no reason given)

posted on Dec, 20 2011 @ 06:08 PM
Here's mine > Very Bad Santa

I enjoyed writing it more than I expected.

All the best to whoever else has a go.

posted on Dec, 26 2011 @ 07:55 AM
Great post, I hope the voyage will be successful.

reply to post by lyons666

posted on Dec, 27 2011 @ 01:09 AM
my entry
thanks for reading

posted on Dec, 31 2011 @ 07:25 AM
Hell, I may just take a look at this. Not for the flags or the title, but just to see if I can pop something together here that satisfies a specific subject requirement. A friend sent me this link, and it's been years since doing one of these. I've been out of fiction writing for too long as it is.

posted on Dec, 31 2011 @ 01:42 PM
Here's one for the romantics out there...

edit on 12/31/2011 by NorEaster because: (no reason given)

posted on Dec, 31 2011 @ 03:19 PM
I really need to start paying better attention! ...Will enter if I can pull something together. Either way, good luck to everyone!

posted on Dec, 31 2011 @ 09:51 PM
I like the idea of this one masqua, I'm sure there will be some beautiful entries... but I know I won't read them all, too many submitted already & I really don't read a lot of fiction... I've also noticed there are more people entering the competition then have replied in this thread which I find a little odd... won't be entering this one but best of luck to all the contestants


posted on Dec, 31 2011 @ 10:11 PM
Here's mine-- The New Life.
Be warned though, it is very long. I didn't realize it would take six or seven posts to put the whole thing up.

posted on Jan, 3 2012 @ 11:02 PM
Here is my entry for the D&R contest.

enjoy!......and good luck to everyone

The Darkness and the Light

posted on Jan, 5 2012 @ 09:13 PM
The winners will be announced sometime between midnight and tomorrow morning IF I'm lucky enough to wake up just one more time.

posted on Jan, 6 2012 @ 07:03 AM
Rough night, but I made it.

The tribe has spoken and winners are:


The Great 13


Very Bad Santa


Daddy's Coming

Thanks, everyone, for participating.

posted on Jan, 6 2012 @ 08:08 AM
reply to post by masqua

Well done everybody especially Stone Butterfly and Kandinsky and er, me.

Thanks to everyone who read my story and flagged it - the encouragement I receive on here really spurs me to write more. Not necessarily better, but certainly more than I would without a bit of a kick-start

Thanks again Masqua - you know what I want to know next, don't you......

posted on Jan, 6 2012 @ 08:29 AM

Originally posted by berenike
Masqua - you know what I want to know next, don't you......

Yes, I do...

posted on Jan, 6 2012 @ 01:21 PM
reply to post by masqua
Very nice and thank you very much

I enjoyed a lot of the entries and SnFd every member who took part. Regardless of the bribery reward, it's been fun to do a little writing and especially to see another side to members who I see on the forums.

So a big
to all participants, the winner and anyone who flagged my tawdry tale.

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