1. You have write anywheres between 100-2000 words. You could go for 5000, but don't feel pressured!
2. You have to write about the scene I've drawn. It can be anything, but whatever you see about this scene that creates words, put it in! Mention the girl; the mysterious bag; the location (seriously, what's she doing up the mountains on that path?); the hand; and did you notice her ears?
and most importantly
3. Have fun.
The Deadline: A few of y'all were uncertain if y'all would have time to write a story. So, firstly, I hope the scene has given you an idea so you know what to write instead of meandering over an idea for the story.
Secondly, I decided that since you weren't sure you'd have time, I'm going to give you 3 1/2 months to write a short story. If you really are hard-pressed for time, I can give you longer. Just let me know!
After some consideration, I decided to have a winner! I will have my family read the stories and judge which ones they like best. The winner shall receive a choice of
A survival bracelet -any color; it can be one color, two colors, or multi-colored
This is just an example, of course. Mine are a little more colorful...
A duck tape wallet -mustache, purple, LSU or Saints football, owl- so much more! look here for reference. and keep scrolling, there's lots)
This isn't mine, I just saw it and it was pretty much what mine looks like, minus the trees and birds... ;)
a lanyard! Basically, a knitted lanyard with a ring for your keys. It's round, like rope, and multi-colored yarn, but I can do any color you like.
Ha ha it's a pretty weird winners choice, but it's what I make. :)
The winner's story will go up first, and everyone else's will go up one at a time afterwards. The swag you get for it will be mentioned at the end of every story!
Okay, so remember, you have 3 1/2 months to work on your story. Whenever you're done, email it to email@example.com with the subject as Short Story Submission. Don't forget to add your name so I know who it's from!
I think that's it! If you have an questions about the contest, feel free to ask and I'll reply as soon as I can! :)
Here's the picture for you to write about:
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Savo'lass a lalaith, and Happy Writing!