Week #10 Fox Tales : New story image, winners, and a chance to win STEEM on top of the SBD prizes!

in art •  11 months ago

If you love writing stories then this contest is for you! Write a one paragraph story about the image pictured above. Be creative, think outside of the box, and follow the contest rules! 

Congratulations to the week #9 winners! Again, I was pleasantly surprised to see a new group of writers joining in on the fun. :) 

1st place // @holothewiseA taste for it

For the seventeenth time in February Violet thought about murder. The thrill of it moved in her, a high breastbone, electric feeling as she watched the man across the park. Playing with his dog, laughing in the swirling autumn leaves with the expression of someone trying too hard to be happy. A stupid laugh, braying and grating. The feeling shifted from electricity to something deeper, redder, more lustful. 'There's a fine line Violet,' that voice in the back of her thoughts. The good one. 'Once you cross it, you can never go back.' Will never want to go back the other, sibilant, scratched open like a scab in her mind. Hunger, like a flower, opening in her at its words. She could imagine it, every detail, every smell. Dispassionately and thrilling through her at the same time. His screams raining down around her like so much broken glass drowning out the voices. She could taste it, metal adrenaline on her tongue as he moved to his car. And she to hers. Starting the engine with sweating, trembling fingers...

2nd place // @geekpoweredThe Wedding Dress

She wasn't exactly a poor girl. At least she didn't see herself that way anymore. She did grow up poor. Her family barely had enough to put food on the table and keep her and her 3 brothers and 2 sisters clothed. They struggled a lot. She had been working since she was 16 to help out with the family, waiting tables. She eventually moved out, when she was 22. That was just last year. She still sent money back home. She sent as much as she could afford. She kept enough to pay her bills, and keep her clothed and fed. She didn't let her family know how much she still struggled to help them. She didn't think she needed any more. Now, she stood, just a girl alone, struggling to survive and keep her family alive, with no time for dreams or love, standing before a store window. In that window, stood a beautiful wedding dress, covered in lace and pearls. For but a moment, her heart took flight, and took a chance to dream.

3rd place // @prudent-rod1Eyeball

She woke up early full of excitement. She wore the branded clothes she just bought yesterday and she's rocking it. A make up touched her face for the first time,and the red lipstick embossed her beauty. All she wanted was to look perfect during that night and she did. She went out of her apartment looking sexy and fabulous. She came to the restaurant earlier than him, she waited gracefully and with poise while whispering to herself "Oh my I hope he finds me attractive".

In celebration of the new year and the contest hitting it’s 10th running week, I have decided to switch up the game. This week we will have a guest judge and participants will get the chance to win STEEM on top of the SBD prizes.

Our guest judge this week is @bleedpoet!!!

A portion of the prize pool is a contribution courtesy of @artwatch and @bleedpoet! Thanks so much for helping to sponsor this writing contest! Please give them both a follow! 


1st // 5SBD (BONUS: 5 STEEM)

2nd // 3SBD (BONUS: 3 STEEM)

3rd // 1SBD (BONUS: 1 STEEM)

If you’re interested in winning the BONUS STEEM prize then your entry MUST include a HIDDEN MESSAGE

If you are up for the challenge then I can only offer you some simple advice. Take your time, double check the rules, and have fun with it! 

Contest Rules:

Resteem this post.

Create a separate post with your ONE PARAGRAPH stories and use the #foxtales tag.

Feel free to use the current story image for your post.

Submit your post in the comment section below.

Maximum of 3 entries - only one story per person will qualify for a portion of the prize pool so everyone has a fair chance.

The length is to your interpretation. There is no real ‘rule’ of how long a paragraph is but I’d say to use your best judgement. If it doesn’t flow right and you know that it is indeed going over then edit your writing.

[Include a hidden message to win STEEM]

Deadline // Friday January 12th //  5:00 UTC

Thanks for stopping by and good luck to those who decide to participate!

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Sounds like fun! I just might!


Please do! I think this week’s contest will be very fun to read. :)




Do it!


You’ve won 3rd place! ✨


Wow thank you very much! :)

My submission for this weeks Fox Tales contest
Thanks for putting this together.🐓🐓

Hello, I completely forgot about last weeks contest, which is a shame! This weeks is brilliant! Hidden messages! Love it! https://steemit.com/foxtales/@felt.buzz/felicity-an-original-work-of-fiction-for-foxtales-contest-week-10


You’ve won 2nd place! ✨


Wow! Again? YAY!

Alright then,
I'll be trying this out for the first time.
Thanks for this opportunity @vermillionfox

Resteemed and my entry for this week:

Please note : as per the challenge this entry contains a hidden message. First person to find it wins 1 SBD :)


This has been solved! Good job @felt.buzz


You’ve won 1st place! ✨


Thanks so much again :)

Thank you for appreciating my story once again..will surely create more interesting stories for you and for our guest judge..You drew beautifully as expected and this contest gets better overtime. THANK YOU @vermillionfox and more power to you and to your amazing contest.

Wow, first place! So stoked :) Thanks very much! I already have an interesting idea for this one :)


This is a side of you that I don't get to see in the other posts I have read so far :) I love how the images really make you explore some very intimate feelings!


Writing is my other great passion in life :)

Love the use of red in the drawing which I incorporated a lot in this piece. Glad to be back writing foxtales :)

My entry:

Almost missed out on this! Thank you for the opportunity :) This is my entry Week #10 Fox Tales - Crimson

Almost made this a separate comment but Congratulations to the winners of Week #9! Well-deserved win.

I'm not secure enough in my writing abilities to post lol (I suck), but I do like your art in this post!


It's just a little flight of the mind. You would be surprised what is typed out, but you must start to know. I hope you do the challenge on your own time - in secret then. For these types of challenges will flex the creative muscles. No time like the present. I have faith that over time you could come up with a decent short story. Just let the fingers do the work ha ha. Nobody is really judging here. Its all just a bit a fun. Have fun with it. The creative ball is in your court.


you make some very strong arguments! Thanks for the encouragement!

Some last minute submission here. Comes with a secret message.

This is my first ever entry and mine's going to probably be the last submission.
Here is my submission.Thanks

Thanks for the opportunity... I'll take my time to study the rules before writing my opinion about the pics.... Thanks @vermillionfox


Oh! So sorry...I thought I've submitted my link since 4days... Here is it. I hope it's not late?


Here's my first entry in a long time, been gone for a while and I missed writing stories for this competition.




It's a pretty interesting contest, I'd love to participate but I'm not good at writing stories in English :(


So sorry to hear. Hopefully in the future Steemit will adopt some sort of translation program.


Yes! I waiting for that haha

At which point did you fall asleep?


As I was formatting. Lol. I woke up and my hand was still resting on my keyboard.


When that happens to me there is usually a lot of deleting and reformatting to do :D

Hmmm looks interesting. Not sure how good my writing is nut I sure can illustrate it. I'll see if I can give this a spin :)


Good! I hope my contest stays interesting. :) Best of luck with the writing!

Wow! The first place winner of week #9 contest is very deserving. Story is filled with tons of creativity and spices of excellence. Congratulations!


I was instantly hooked!

This is going to be fun and I'm define my going to participate

Thank you for this privilege Vermillionfox


Awesome! Good luck!