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'The Yearning' Writing Contest [YWC][Winners Announced]

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posted on Jan, 5 2012 @ 09:08 PM
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Yearning makes the heart deep.
St Augustine

If there is one trait which unifies almost all of humanity, it is the yearning to find some meaning to our existence. We look for it within ourselves, outside of ourselves, alternate realities or even other dimensions.

This search is (in my opinion, anyways) best symbolized by the rising and setting of the sun



The purpose of this contest is to prompt you to write a story of how you came to your personal beliefs.

They may be based on any religion, spirituality or even a non-religion. An example of a non-religion might be buddhism, where the objective is to become aware of ourselves and the world around us:


We move through the world in a narrow groove, preoccupied with the petty things we see and hear, brooding over our prejudices, passing by the joys of life without even knowing that we have missed anything. Never for a moment do we taste the heady wine of freedom. We are as truly imprisoned as if we lay at the bottom of a dungeon, heaped with chains.
Yang Chu 4th Century BCE


Humanity's surviving literature is full of such thoughts, yet it is only a fraction of all that once existed. New religions rose up to despoil all that went before, relegating it to heaps of ashes and dust as was the fate of the Library in ancient Alexandria.

Here are a few more examples to set you to thinking:


There is a distinction between belief in a set of propositions and a faith which enables us to put our trust in them.
Karen Armstrong - A History of God



I am He whom I love, and He whom I love is I:
We are two spirits dwelling in one body.
If thou seest me, thou seest Him,
And if thou seest Him, thou seest us both.
Al-Hajjal



To know that what is impenetrable to us really exists, manifesting itself to us as the highest wisdom and the most radiant beauty, which our dull faculties can comprehend only in their most primitive forms - this knowledge, this feeling, is at the center of all true religiousnous. In this sense, and in this sense only, I belong to the ranks of devoutly religious men.
Albert Einstein - Strange is our Situation Here on Earth


Creativity is next to Godliness.
Me



All T&C's apply

Title must contain [YWC]

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 31, 2012 and the winners announced the following morning of February 1.

Winners only will get writer status, 5 'applauses' each and included in the Showcase of Winners.
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posted on Jan, 5 2012 @ 09:29 PM
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Yay! Anoter writing contest!!! WHOO HOO!!!
I am excited about this one.



posted on Jan, 5 2012 @ 09:37 PM
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Now THIS is a topic I can get into.....

*flexes fingers and starts thinking back over the past year*



posted on Jan, 5 2012 @ 09:53 PM
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hmmm I have no idea on how I have my belief's or idea's I think I have allot of them from some crazy dreams I have had, and just some really cool World History stories!!!!!


Since in the end, No one is right!!!

I was told to revel in it all!!!

That is how to deal with life, their is no damn definite...


Man has been alive for millions of years and we still cannot definitely say this is WHY

I should win...

But for creativity I am listening...



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posted on Jan, 5 2012 @ 09:57 PM
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"Title must contain [YWC]"


Your second letter is upside down and you forgot the "A" after the "C"...

Just kidding...it could be a challenge.
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posted on Jan, 6 2012 @ 11:13 AM
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Here is my entry for 'The Yearning' Writing Contest

Good luck to everyone....I can't wait to read all of these stories.

The Road of Life [YWC]
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posted on Jan, 6 2012 @ 02:28 PM
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Thanks for the opportunity to express something artistic..

www.abovetopsecret.com...




posted on Jan, 6 2012 @ 07:16 PM
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What a fantastic writing opportunity this was. Below is my thread:

Look and you shall see [YWC]



posted on Jan, 8 2012 @ 04:24 PM
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May I (again) assume that our stories can be presented in the form of fiction, rather than a biography?



posted on Jan, 9 2012 @ 06:37 AM
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As it says in the rules:

"Any writing form acceptable"

That would include Science Fiction, Non-fiction, Purple Poetry, etc.



posted on Jan, 9 2012 @ 06:59 AM
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Originally posted by masqua
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As it says in the rules:

"Any writing form acceptable"

That would include Science Fiction, Non-fiction, Purple Poetry, etc.


Thank you



posted on Jan, 9 2012 @ 04:39 PM
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Here's my entry:

www.abovetopsecret.com...



posted on Jan, 10 2012 @ 03:41 PM
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Originally posted by masqua
"Any writing form acceptable"
That would include Science Fiction, Non-fiction, Purple Poetry, etc.

I have never heard of 'purple poetry'.
I made up my own form of writing .... demented word cubism ...
Life is Chaotic Color
That's my entry.



posted on Jan, 12 2012 @ 07:20 PM
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Here is my entry - A poem from my own life

www.abovetopsecret.com...



posted on Feb, 1 2012 @ 06:06 AM
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The winners of this contest are:

1st

FlyersFan
Life is Chaotic Color

2nd

1littlewolf
Initio Somnii

3rd

windword
The Prince & the Butterfly

Thank you all for participating.



posted on Feb, 1 2012 @ 08:41 AM
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Well done everybody - a very interesting contest.

Congratulations to the winners.

On to the next one
Thanks, Masqua.



posted on Feb, 9 2012 @ 07:41 AM
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Congratulations to all the winners!!

Very well done!



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