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Breitkat
Breitkat
Pinball Amateur

Dec-12-2009 22:43

Holiday Story Writing Contest

Happy Holidays all!!

We're running a bit late, but as promised, here's one of the two contests sponsored by the people of Wish On a Star. Good luck, and enjoy!! ;-D

The Rules

They're fairly simple. You need to write a holiday story, using the requirements listed below. The *deadline for ALL entries is December 31, 2009 at 11:59PM (ie--server turnover).* Spelling, punctuation, and grammar, as always, do count (and will be looked at by the judges). No, it doesn't have to be set in the Noir-era necessarily (though that will probably earn you bonus points with the judges). And no, it doesn't have to be mystery- or Noir-themed for a plot (though again, if you do manage to work some element of that into your creation, all the better ;-). There is a *4000-CHARACTER limit* on all entries (ie--2 posts). And you're only allowed one entry per person/double. Other than that, sky's the limits. See? Piece of cake!! ;-D

Oh yeah...Remember those 'requirements' I mentioned before? There's two small components that you MUST include in your story. (Well, we couldn't make things THAT easy for ya, now could we?? ;-)

Requirement A:

You MUST include ONE (or more) of the following holidays in your story, and build your story round that/those day(s):

Hanukkah
St. Nicholas' Day (and NO, this isn't Christmas, it's Dec. 6)
Bodhi Day (Buddhist holy day in India, Dec. 8)
St. Stephen's Day (Dec. 26)
Boxing Day (also Dec. 26)
Kwanzaa
Chinese New Year
Muharram (Islamic New Year)
Al-Hijra (Islamic New Year's Day
Ashura (Islamic holy day, on the 10th day of Muharram)
New Year's Day (Western world " Jan. 1)
St. Basil's Day (Jan. 2)
Epiphany (usually about Jan. 6)
Lohri (Hindu holy day -- the Bonfire festival)
Pongal (Hindu holy day of thanksgiving)
Australia Day (Jan. 26--Just for Squirrel ;-D )
Losar (Tibetan [Buddhist] New Year)

Yeah, I know. What the....?? It gets better. ;-D

Replies

Anikka
Anikka
Babelfish

Jan-30-2010 21:31

And, lest I forget to say it... GETCHER BUTTS OVER AND ENTER VIOLET PARR'S CONTEST!!

:-D

Molly Maltese
Molly Maltese
Old Shoe

Jan-30-2010 22:43

"The beautiful and talented Molly Maltese"... well goodness, it's a good thing you all are so honest or all the flattery might go to my head!

;D

Just kidding!

Thanks so much, guys! And congrats to JZ! I intend to enter the lovely Violet's contest, 'twas a wonderful idea!

Secret_Squirrel
Secret_Squirrel
Safety Officer

Jan-31-2010 14:45

gratz to you Molly :)

Molly Maltese
Molly Maltese
Old Shoe

Jan-31-2010 17:20

thanks Squirrel! And I just want to say that was the best prize EVER. I'll never get rid of it, even when I'm as old as Auntie Mack. ^_^

Paranoid_Android
Paranoid_Android
Story Teller

Feb-2-2010 00:55

just so Violet Parr's comp doesn't get lost, I'm untricking this, but I'm sure it'll be on page 1 for a while.

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