[2013] Writing Contest [Winners Announced}

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posted on Dec, 1 2012 @ 09:30 AM
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OK, ATSers, here's your chance to be the next Nostradamus.



21.12.2012 has come and gone. What happened?

Are you still alive and seeing the results (if any) unfold?

Have we all 'ascended' and now sit among the Council of Intergalactic United Star Systems?

Did Jesus come back to kick some atheist butt?

Is the Earth still in one piece or scattered across the Kuiper Belt?

Let ATS know what you think in a short story. It can be funny, it can be sad, it can be indifferent, it can be momentous or whatever you want. Let your imagination drip from your fingers as you type.

All T&C's apply

Title must contain [2013]

Enter as many short 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, December31 and the winners announced the following morning of January 1.

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


Winners:

1st:

Hefficide
Ascension™

2nd:

Hefficide
Freaking Mayans

3rd:

Druid42
One Last Breath-Part Two

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posted on Dec, 1 2012 @ 09:54 AM
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Uh Oh,
I thought this was gonna be a short story comp.
Oh well, I got a month to turn what I was working on into a shorter poem.
How hard can it be

Quad



posted on Dec, 1 2012 @ 09:58 AM
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reply to post by masqua
 


Is this a short story, or poem? I'm a little confused...



posted on Dec, 1 2012 @ 10:05 AM
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reply to post by smyleegrl
 


reply to post by Quadrivium
 


My mistake

*facepalm*

It's a short story contest, but it can be in a poem too.



posted on Dec, 1 2012 @ 10:08 AM
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reply to post by smyleegrl
 


Maybe it is a short story or a poem?


Naturally.

I'm considering a contest in which the author puts forward, primarily in short story form (although all forms will be acceptable like always), a scenario he or she might find plausible for 21.12.2012, considering the events which have so far occured in 2012 and which could culminate in the last few days left in the year.

No-one can say that there have not been lots of incidences to throw into the mix. All one needs do is check out the most recent threads on ATS, all the way from drought to severe storms, rising sea levels (NYC), global conflicts and political upheavals. Lots of grist for that mill to draw on for inspiration.

A controversial story will, I'm sure, get lots of feedback and that usually tends to get more flags, so I suggest no-one holds back with their prophecies on the prophecy (T&C compliant, of course).

www.abovetopsecret.com...



posted on Dec, 1 2012 @ 10:08 AM
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reply to post by masqua
 


Love ya, Masqua......face palm and all.

Thanks for the clarification!



posted on Dec, 1 2012 @ 10:14 AM
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reply to post by smyleegrl
 


I blame a late night and early morning.

It happens



posted on Dec, 1 2012 @ 10:16 AM
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reply to post by masqua
 


Thanks and no problem

I was racking my brain to figure out how to shorten my story up, then I remembered your reply above from the cold tracks thread.
Quad



posted on Dec, 1 2012 @ 10:17 AM
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reply to post by masqua
 


I should have my magnum opus done in a few more days.

(I had to order out for some additional silliness.
)



posted on Dec, 1 2012 @ 10:50 AM
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I'm in.

Yeah I get bored, have free time... and yes... I took my meds today.



posted on Dec, 1 2012 @ 10:53 AM
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Council of Intergalactic Unified Star Systems?



posted on Dec, 1 2012 @ 11:31 AM
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reply to post by antar
 


Yeah... the CIUSS... always wanted to be the head honcho of that round table.




posted on Dec, 1 2012 @ 04:19 PM
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I'm in as well.



posted on Dec, 2 2012 @ 03:48 PM
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I have just released an apocolyptic ebook, which, for anyone who si interested can follow the links on my profile.

But this sounds fun. This is why I like ATS. Its like a hurricane of random stuff.



posted on Dec, 2 2012 @ 05:58 PM
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Countdownreply to post by masqua
 


My first entry....



posted on Dec, 2 2012 @ 10:34 PM
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This would be my first time participating in a writing contest. I'm just wondering what is the norm in regards to length, or, how many words would be considered too long. What's the procedure for posting it? Do I just go ahead and post it in the short stories forums, and that's it, or is there more to it? Thanks for any help.



posted on Dec, 3 2012 @ 01:15 AM
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From the OP;


Enter as many short 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


We've had people do seven or eight chapters on stories, poetry, even a two-liner once (that Masqua removed...
)

If you want to familiarise yourself with the works, go through a few of the regulars stories in previous comps and you'll get a feel for how it all works.



Just remember to keep it somewhat G rated, in line with the T&Cs and you'll do fine.


ETA: Just a helper, if you're planning on laying something down, my advice is hash it out in MS Word or whatever processing program you use, then copy and paste it into a new thread. To enter, all you need to do is go into the Short Stories forum page (at the top of the page in this thread, and click on "New Thread." Then you just enter your title, make sure you include [2013] in the title, and copy your work over, check it once, then twice (sorry, OCD speaking), then hit post.

I hope this helps.
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posted on Dec, 3 2012 @ 10:26 AM
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Thanks! This helps a bunch.



posted on Dec, 3 2012 @ 11:17 PM
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Of course, I had to respond to the contest, having read the others so far.

For your enjoyment, Entry #1, One Last Breath.




posted on Dec, 3 2012 @ 11:35 PM
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Not the massive tome I had originally thought. Something silly.

Hope you enjoy.

www.abovetopsecret.com...




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