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June 2018 Flash Contest (Part 1) - The Premise

PostPosted: May 27, 2018, 11:35:16 AM
by Jim Statton
The "I Can't Make You Love Me" Flash Contest


The Premise:

This will be a tale about lost love. The heart of your main character has been emotionally damaged and is in agony. The character either tries to win their lost love back, or lets them go. Pour your heart into it. Make us feel.

The story material must be G rated.


The Rules:

01. Word Count: Stories submitted must be under 1,000 words.

02. Rating: Keep all material G rated for (General Audiences). No sex, foul language or violent acts.

03. Genre Choice: You may choose either Science Fiction, Fantasy or Horror as your main genre, but you must blend your chosen genre with romance.

04. Formatting: Only bold or italics formatting can be used in a story. Block your paragraphs without indenting using a space between each paragraph. No images allowed in the contest topics.

05. No one may post any creative material into the contest topics including stories or story excerpts. All creative material must be posted by the moderator.

06. Feel free to comment on your story in the premise contest topic throughout the story writing time period and any story within the voting line up during the voting time period.

07. If you have something unfavorable to say about a story, make it constructive, so the author can benefit from your viewpoint and insight.

08. Never speak negative about the authors themselves.


How To Enter

To submit a story, click on my name in blue at the top of this post. On the next page, click on the words, "Send Private Message". On the final page, type something in the heading and post your story in the body of the word processor, then click submit.


Timelines

The writing period will begin on Sunday May 27, 2018 and will end on Saturday June 02, 2018.

The reading, commenting and voting period will begin on Sunday June 03, 2018 and end on Saturday June 9, 2018.

The results will be posted after the voting has concluded.


The "I Can't Make You Love Me" Flash Contest begins...now.

Re: June 2018 Flash Contest (Part 1) - The Premise

PostPosted: May 28, 2018, 04:42:22 AM
by ente per ente
Ok, I got a funny, and sad setting and an idea to work on...more news soon...eh,eh :D

Re: June 2018 Flash Contest (Part 1) - The Premise

PostPosted: May 29, 2018, 06:26:46 PM
by Lipinski
Good challenge. This thing called, 'love'.

It will be interesting to see what the few authors that will submit a story will write.

And since I have a few centuries to kill while pondering the feet of a centipede, I think I'll dabble now with a story of some sort.

Re: June 2018 Flash Contest (Part 1) - The Premise

PostPosted: May 29, 2018, 08:05:53 PM
by Jim Statton
1 story is in and several stories promised.

There are 4 days remaining to write and submit a story for the "Lost Love" premise. Do you have one of these in your memory? Pour it out onto the screen and then change the characters names. If you have lived a life free from romantic heartache...make somethin' up!

Re: June 2018 Flash Contest (Part 1) - The Premise

PostPosted: May 30, 2018, 02:42:26 AM
by ente per ente
My entry is in now... :D

Re: June 2018 Flash Contest (Part 1) - The Premise

PostPosted: May 30, 2018, 06:00:12 AM
by Olatubosun
I'm new in this platform. How can I post my entry please.

Re: June 2018 Flash Contest (Part 1) - The Premise

PostPosted: May 30, 2018, 06:29:32 AM
by Jim Statton
Olatubosun wrote:I'm new in this platform. How can I post my entry please.

My apologies and welcome to our flash contests.


How To Enter

To submit a story, click on my name in blue at the top of this post. On the next page, click on the words, "Send Private Message". On the final page, type something in the heading and post your story in the body of the word processor, then click submit.

I have updated the premise set up above.

I hope you enjoy yourself during the contest.

Re: June 2018 Flash Contest (Part 1) - The Premise

PostPosted: May 30, 2018, 06:33:11 AM
by Olatubosun
I'm new in this platform. How can I post my entry please.

Re: June 2018 Flash Contest (Part 1) - The Premise

PostPosted: May 30, 2018, 06:42:27 AM
by Jim Statton
Olatubosun wrote:I'm new in this platform. How can I post my entry please.

I included the instruction in the previous message. Here it is again.

How To Enter

To submit a story, click on my name in blue at the top of this post. On the next page, click on the words, "Send Private Message". On the final page, type something in the heading and post your story in the body of the word processor, then click submit.

Re: June 2018 Flash Contest (Part 1) - The Premise

PostPosted: May 30, 2018, 07:03:04 AM
by Olatubosun
Thank you.

Re: June 2018 Flash Contest (Part 1) - The Premise

PostPosted: May 31, 2018, 12:52:46 AM
by Jim Statton
Hello everyone,

There are 2 stories in and accepted and there are 3 days left to send in a story. There are so many ways you can approach this.

Re: June 2018 Flash Contest (Part 1) - The Premise

PostPosted: May 31, 2018, 08:51:56 PM
by Jim Statton
3 stories are in and accepted. There are 2 days left to write and submit your story.

Re: June 2018 Flash Contest (Part 1) - The Premise

PostPosted: June 02, 2018, 12:21:35 AM
by Jim Statton
Hello out there to all you readers and commenters. We have 6 stories in.

Re: June 2018 Flash Contest (Part 1) - The Premise

PostPosted: June 02, 2018, 10:30:13 AM
by Jim Statton
You have today to send in a lost love flash story. We'll have a wide variety of stories. These contests are a fun place to read.

Re: June 2018 Flash Contest (Part 1) - The Premise

PostPosted: June 02, 2018, 10:31:01 AM
by Megawatts
Ya got seven now---just got one in!

Re: June 2018 Flash Contest (Part 1) - The Premise

PostPosted: June 02, 2018, 02:38:16 PM
by Jim Statton
Megawatts wrote:Ya got seven now---just got one in!

Now that's what I'm talkin' about! 8)