100 Word Story Contest. Week One. Open to all Steemians. 20 Steem and 700 Trail to be Won Every Week!

in #100words4 years ago (edited)

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I used to think that the Broadsheet Newspaper journalists must earn way more than those from the tabloids. I was wrong!

It is only when you try to write the whole story in a quarter of the words that you realise the skill required by the shorter form.

The 100 Word Story Contest is designed to stretch your imagination and indulge your vocabulary. How evocative can you be? How can you awaken the senses? Is their space for characterisation? Of course!

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SteemTrail and @ebryans are excited to present this engaging initiative. On a weekly basis there will be a new theme about which to write your 100 word (or less) stories. So, please get involved with the very active and popular writing side of steemit.

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100 Word Contest Regulations

  1. Participants are to submit their stories in posts with the #100words Tag as the primary tag. You have to use the 'hash'! Otherwise you will be told that the tag must start with a letter.
  2. More than one entry is permitted, though this may be reviewed!
  3. All entries must be in English.
  4. Organisers reserve the right to publish all entries submitted.
  5. The contest will run from Monday to Saturday. All entries must be submitted by 6pm NY time on Saturday, 18th March.

The Theme for this week is:

“SENSATION”

Prizes are as follows:
1st place receives 400 TRAIL and 10 STEEM
2nd place receives 200 TRAIL and 6 STEEM
3rd Place receives 100 TRAIL and 4 STEEM

Special thanks to @meesterboom for his generous sponsorship of this initiative.

The winning stories will be announced each Sunday and published here on steemit and on other Social Media Platforms such as Twitter and Facebook.

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The organisation of this contest has been given huge support by the guys at SteemTrail.

If you have not already done so, head over to the SteemTrail Discord server and check out what they’re up to.

You will need an Open Ledger Account which is free. Simply click the Trail Coin and follow the instructions. For a Streemian Account, click the Streemian logo.

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Thank you from your 100 Words Contest organiser, please follow, upvote, resteem, generally be terribly nice to @ebryans

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Get entering!! Great chance to show off some writing!!

Thank you @meesterboom for your generous sponsorship - there is a good groundswell of support and I have appealed to the protagonists of the down-voting saga to see this for what it is! Namaste!

Hurrah and namaste! :O)

I need to be more specific, I know. I am terribly sorry - if you use #100words, you will be fine.
Thank you for being so helpful!

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All entries must be submitted by 6pm NY time on Saturday, 17th March.
In the UK the 17th of March is on a Friday. Has Trump changed the US Calendar as well?

Thank you - my balls-up! As a Brit, living in Ecuador but trying to get back to Australia, things are sometimes awry. I shall amend it now! My thanks again.

To err is, err, Steemit. Welcome to the club;D~

Posted with #words100 tag as I got a message of Must start with a letter.

I need to be more specific, I know. I am terribly sorry - if you use #100words, you will be fine.
Thank you for being so helpful!


Hi @writing-trail, I just stopped back to let you know your post was one of my favourite reads and I included it in my Steemit Ramble. You can read what I wrote about your post here.

What is poetry or be less than 100 words ....

Apologies but I do not understand the question!
Poetry is more than welcome, as long as it is a poem of 100 words or less.
I look forward to your entry. Namaste!

This looks very cool.

Oh good! Thank you - I do hope that you have fun with this. Always a pleasure to receive a happy response. Are you home yet? I hope all is on the mend! Namaste!

My entry does not reflect any disrespect toward this contest. I love to write, and I enjoy the competition.
I went on strike as I was writing, I, of course, was writing something about the current Whale experiment. But, I thought the Raw statement was more effective. And, I did do the contest in three words. Namaste.

Not sure how to tag with 100words as it says must start with letter. I put #100words in my post by @chaospoet and left 4 tags at the bottom. It is my hope that the 100words will be accepted as a tag that way.

I still need to add images so it is not posted yet.

Downvoted to counteract the upvotes from bots and other whales.
More info here: https://steemit.com/test/@abit/whales-no-up-voting-test

In case you did not see it, I am mystified by the strategy. I wrote this earlier: This what I do not get. 3 days ago @abit resteems this: Glasnost post
300-odd votes earning about $150 .... what is the rationale?
He has just smashed $26 off my new 100 word story contest, 300 votes getting about $30 is now 300 votes getting $4 - there is no rhyme nor reason to this ... maybe he drew the short straw to encourage more centralisation and get the vitriol of the community.
Please explain what you are trying to do because it is NOT what you are saying that you are doing. I apologise if you think that sounds rude. It is not supposed to - it is just a question of frustration. People want to know what you are doing. If I understand it - you get my support if there is a good argument, as it is, it looks like ensuring whale domination of the rewards pool. If this exercise is going to teach us something, what is it? The rats and mice and guinea pigs are not enjoying the experiment which has a duplicity of execution.

My entry does not reflect any disrespect toward this contest. I love to write, and I enjoy the competition.
I went on strike as I was writing, I, of course, was writing something about the current Whale experiment. But, I thought the Raw statement was more effective. And, I did do the contest in three words. Namaste.

Thank you for your explanation - My week 1 contest post had $30 riding upon its shoulders until ... it became $4 - so I hear you. I have tried to get @abit to explain but he WILL not! Anyway, I think your entry is quite an amusing take on it. You might know the supposed story of Churchill writing about bravery.
He simply wrote: "Bravery is ... " and otherwise left the sheet blank!