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Short Story Writing Contest! *CLOSED* Note Pg 8

U-No-Poo IF-Sizzlerz

Joined: 15 June 2007
Posts: 23481

Posted: 22 September 2009 at 5:17am | IP Logged

Welcome to the 'Short Story Writing competition'!

"Writing is a form of personal freedom. It frees us from the mass identity we see in the making all around us. In the end, writers will write not to be outlaw heroes of some underculture but mainly to save themselves, to survive as individuals"

~ Anonymous

Fish out your pens and scribble to your heart's content! Allow your thoughts and ideas to flow incessantly, unbarred and unrestrained. Here comes a 'Short story competition' for all the members of IF! Yes, not only the writers in WC, but writers from all over IF can participate here Big smile

Everyone has to write a short story on this idea:

It is raining heavily in the city of New York. The pounding sheets of rain have infused a certain uncanny sense of foreboding in the city. Two people are sitting and communicating in a cafe. Another person is eavesdropping on them. He listens carefully, as he has to report every small detail to the person who has hired him.

In other part of the city, the onwer of a Multinational corporation smirked to himself as he kept the phone down, he had finally got what he wanted. His man had done a good job. Just next to his apartment lives a lady. The doorbell of her house rings. She opens the door to see a man. He says, "I have the info"..

From here, you all have to continue it :) It can go in any direction. You all can make it a thriller, a romantic thriller, a tale of infedelity, a tale of vengeance etc. The idea put forth is vague, and can have various interpretations. So peeps! Put that thinking cap on! Big smile


1. Everyone is allowed to participate :)

2. All entries should be a maximum of 2500 words and minimum of 1000 words [ 12pt (Size 3 according to IF), Times New Roman, Single spaced  ]

Here is word counter, incase you all need to count your words quickly Wink

3. All entries should comply with IF COC, which also includes a prohibition on writing adult content.

4. All entries should be PMed to me ( -Neetz- )

5. Last date for submission - 2nd of October, 2009.

6. Entries will be evaluated and awarded on the basis of:

a) Best Story
b) Best Concept
c) Best writer

7. You cannot advertise your stories, it will lead to disqualification.

8. One entry per person; Do not make MIDs to submit more than one entry (s)

9. The story does not have to start from the given paragraph, it can be incorporated in any way in any part of your story.

If there are any further queries, then please contact me! Big smile Have fun while writing, and please do take part! Big smile

Neeta :)

P.S -  chhilt will make it sticky in some time Big smile

Edited by -Neetz- - 04 October 2009 at 10:40am

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aish_punk IF-Sizzlerz

Joined: 11 January 2008
Posts: 20577

Posted: 22 September 2009 at 6:52am | IP Logged

Hey Neetz..this is a gr8 idea..

I will definately participate..though i;m SO not good!..just for the joy of writing i will do it!
best of luck to all

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skeptical IF-Rockerz

Joined: 15 August 2008
Posts: 6836

Posted: 22 September 2009 at 7:20am | IP Logged
I just saw this notice and just 7 seven days left? ...........Ohhhhhhhhhhhhhhh Ouch

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Ms.GoodMorning IF-Stunnerz

Joined: 16 January 2007
Posts: 26679

Posted: 22 September 2009 at 1:34pm | IP Logged

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-simi- IF-Sizzlerz

Joined: 04 January 2007
Posts: 14315

Posted: 22 September 2009 at 9:38pm | IP Logged
i'll give a [sucky] shot at it.. IF i get time.. i have a midterm on the 28th but lets see how [poorly] i manage my time LOL

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Tomiko IF-Sizzlerz

Joined: 21 October 2005
Posts: 22104

Posted: 23 September 2009 at 4:35am | IP Logged

An idea just hit me [although on a completely different tangent to these started paragraphs]....time permitting I'll hopefully be able to enter.Embarrassed

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gujunpyo IF-Sizzlerz

Joined: 08 June 2006
Posts: 18127

Posted: 23 September 2009 at 4:44am | IP Logged
i'll try...!!!..

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x.sonia.x IF-Sizzlerz

Joined: 04 August 2008
Posts: 14836

Posted: 23 September 2009 at 10:38pm | IP Logged
can i use sumthin i wrote b4?

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