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WELCOME TO SHORT STORY WRITING CONTEST # 2!
 
 
Remember the contest we had last year? Well it is back this year, and it's going to be harder and tougher! So jump right in and put that thinking cap on! All the writers, get ready to rock 'n' roll!
 
 
'For me, writing is exploration; and most of the time, I'm surprised where the journey takes me'
- Jack Dann
 

Here is your concept:

 
He stood there with a gun pointed at her. As calm as water, he stood there absolutely unwavered by the woman's fame and power. For others, this may be a crime, but for him, it was business. He smiled as she slowly took two steps back. "This won't hurt baby, it's going to be fast..and quick", he said to her, slowly and deliberately. He may not be torturing her physically, but he was torturing her mentally.
 
 
His finger curved around the trigger, and the last word that escaped her mouth before a loud shot sounded, was 'No'
 
 
A woman lit her cigarette and sat down in her chair. It was nice to get away for a while. Cafe was the perfect place to be away from all the office politics. Suddenly, her phone rang, cursing the caller, she picked it up without looking at the caller ID, "Hello?", and she heard a familiar voice on the other end. But before she could respond, two hands clasped her shoulders from behind and as she turned around to look who it was, the call was disconnected.
 
 
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Plug this ^ in whereve you want, and in whichever way you want. It's not necessary to fit the entire paragraph in one place, you can split it up and fit it wherever you want. Just keep in mind not to change the language or the dialogues. Smile Like last year, let me repeat this - 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.
 
 
All entries will be judged by Nandini (nandinidev), Pooja (Pooj@) and Radz (Anhdara13), last year's winners Smile Out of all the entries, 7 entries will be shortlisted by them. Good luck to everyone! Big smile
 
 
Guidelines:

 

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


http://www.wordcounttool.com/


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 ( CZ.. ), and please remember to title your PM as, 'Writing contest entry'


5. Last date for submission - 8th July, 2010


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

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


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
 
Thanks,
Neeta



Edited by CZ.. - 08 July 2010 at 1:46pm

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Posted: 25 June 2010 at 8:52am | IP Logged
Great......will try to participate Big smile

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Posted: 25 June 2010 at 12:42pm | IP Logged
Interesting.. Big smile Will try to participate, if I'm done studying for exams..

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Posted: 26 June 2010 at 8:47am | IP Logged
Cool! I'll try my best to participate but I'm not promising anything :)

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good luck to everyone...  :)
 
can't wait to see the entries :)

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Posted: 26 June 2010 at 11:38am | IP Logged
I have a question :) I don't mean to be rude or anything but you said that we cannot change the passage you provided in any way. I noticed a few grammatical errors in it so is it okay if I fix those when I'm incorporating it into my short story?

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Posted: 26 June 2010 at 11:41am | IP Logged
Originally posted by chhilt

I have a question :) I don't mean to be rude or anything but you said that we cannot change the passage you provided in any way. I noticed a few grammatical errors in it so is it okay if I fix those when I'm incorporating it into my short story?
 
Oh yes, absolutely Smile
 
Btw, can I know where the errors are so I can correct them too? Smile

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Posted: 26 June 2010 at 12:04pm | IP Logged
Thanks! :) And sure, here's the edited version :)

He stood there with a gun pointed at her. As calm as calm can be, he stood there absolutely unwavered by the woman's fame and power. For others, this may be a crime, but for him, it was business. He smiled as she slowly took two steps backwards. "This won't hurt baby, it's going to be fast..and quick", he said to her, slowly and deliberately. He may not be torturing her physically, but he was torturing her mentally.
 
 
His finger curved around the trigger, and the last word that escaped her mouth before a loud shot sounded, was 'No!'
 
 
A woman lit her cigarette and sat down in her chair. It was nice to get away for a while. The cafe was the perfect place to be away from all the politics that existed between people at the office. Suddenly, her phone rang, and cursing the caller, she picked it up without looking at the caller ID, "Hello?", she said and heard a familiar voice on the other end. But before she could respond, two hands clasped her shoulders from behind and as she turned around to find out who it was, the call got disconnected.

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