Sunday, November 3, 2013

Submit a Short Story!

     In the event that you all wanted a short story about a scene I drew, I decided that y'all could submit short stories instead! I brought the idea up and got 4 yeses! So here are the rules :)

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)
Woodland Animal Mixed Media Duck Tape Wallet 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 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:

click to enlarge
I tried scanning it, but it kept cutting out the weird/mysterious arm...I had added a tree in front of that wall where the arm disappears, but it doesn't mean anything. I just felt like telling you.

Savo'lass a lalaith, and Happy Writing!

-The Writer


  1. You know, I'm looking at that picture, and the girl looks a bit like a really awesome character I had in a old, no longer-writing, fantasy series. I think I'll make it a short story about her. It'll be so much fun to write an adventure about her again. :)

  2. Yay! I'm going to participate just for the fun of it! This was a great idea, Molly. I can't wait to read the rest of the stories! :D

    @Hannah: I'm looking forward to reading about one of your older characters. Sometimes the best characters are the old ones that you've pushed to the side over the years... And, of course, you are a superb writer so your story will be amazing :)

    1. Isn't that the truth? This character was the epitome of an epic warrioress. I had one novel about her, but she prominently featured in two others as well.

      Sigh...thinking about her makes me want to write my old stories again. I've tried creating characters like her in my current novels, but it's just not the same.

  3. Spiffydoodles! That should give me plenty of time to get this written. *goes to put it on her calender*

  4. This is going to be fun!!! Can't wait till all the stories are posted. It will be fun to see what all the different people can pull from a drawing!!!!!

  5. @Hannah: Ooh! I can't wait to meet your character! She sounds really intriguing.

    @Clara: I'm excited to see what you come up with! You have such a unique talent for story-telling. :)

    @Sarah: Ha! Hopefully it's enough time. ;) Lol don't worry, it take me forever to write a short story; I figured I'd give as much time as I would want.

    @Lydia: I know! I'm very excited to see what people will bring to life from one picture.

  6. My story is coming together! Woo! SO much fun to revisit this awesome characters again. It's a prequel short story to the novel that most prominently featured my heroine, though she would one day become even cooler in books later on.