Okay, guys, this is going to be a tough challenge for some and easy for others. I’m in the first category, but I’ll give it a try. Read the contest promotion and let me know if you think I did this right.
After twenty-some years of
On the Premises contests
A Gather member just won
Since the invention of the calculator, my math skills have greatly declined, so please count the syllables to be sure I did it correctly.
This is a challenge to write a very short story and enter it in a contest. Please post your story on Gather—it’s your story and you can still enter it in the contest. Hurry, the deadline is coming up soon.
Of course, I can’t enter the one above because they’ll know I wrote it. Well, I did have to send this post to On The Premises, asking for permission. However, I am thinking about writing another and submitting it. So go for it—below are the contest rules along with a link to submit to them.
REMEMBER, when and if you submit your write to On The Premises for their contest, follow their rules and guidelines to the tee. Do not deviate.
ON THE PREMISES – MINI-CONTEST
3 x 7 = 21
To continue our celebration of seven successful years and twenty-one published issues, our mini-contest is based on the numbers seven and twenty-one. (And three, for three issues a year.)
For mini-contest #22, tell, show, imply, or evoke a complete story that is exactly twenty-one syllables long (syllables, not words), and format it so that your story has three lines of seven syllables each.
This is an example of
the kind of entry we hope
you'll send. But tell a story!
One entry per author. No fee for entering.
Length: Exactly 21 syllables long. Exactly seven syllables per line.
Deadline: 11:59 PM Eastern Time, Saturday, December 28, 2013. That's Saturday, December 28.
Hyphenated Words: Hyphenated words can be split between lines at the hyphen. "Twenty-one" can be split so one line ends with "twenty-" and the next line begins with "one."
Prizes: $15 for first, $10 for second, $5 for third, honorable mentions get published but make no money.
To submit an entry, use the SECOND contest shown on this link and follow the instructions. If you don't already have a (free) Submittable account, you'll be prompted to make one.
The Rules for Gather Writing Essentials (not the rules if you submit to the contest):
Keep in mind, this is a monitored group and there are only a couple of rules, which are:
Make sure you put this (WWE, 12/11/13, Mini-contest #22) in your title.
Be sure to tag it with WWE, Gather Writing Essential Mini-contest #22. Post to Gather Writing Essential, and be sure to make a comment on this post, so I’ll be able to check on anyone that may have responded.
I ask that you make your submission(s) by next Tuesday afternoon, but if you're late, just give me the link. Actually, give me your link even if it’s on time or I might not know about it.
Put this challenge statement at the beginning or end of your submission so readers will know what you’re supposed to do and won’t think you’re crazy.
Your challenge: Post your 3 x 7 = 21Short story here on Gather. Then consider submitting it to On The Premises and enter their contest.
Who cares about the 3 submission thing. Do as many as you want.
BELOW ARE RESPONSES TO PRIOR CHALLENGES. Please let me know if I missed anyone's post and I'll get it linked for next week.
WWE Ghost Writers
GHOST WRITER, by Jay W.
The Lumberjack and the Nun, by Sharon P.
The Haunting Goodness of Amanda Todd, by William Dotani
GHOST WRITER'S BACK TO THE WALL POKER, by David W.
Diary of the Dead, by Len Maxwell
No Such Thing as Ghosts, by Len Maxwell
GHOSTS IN THE HALLS, by David W.
Divided, by A. F. Stewart
My Special Ghosts, by Elsie Duggan
Ghost Writer, by Chuck Larlham
THE SPIRIT OF A CRYING BABY RETURNS, by Jay W.
THANKS for GIVING
Greg, Doug, and What’s-His-Name, by Len Maxwell
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