The 1111 Writing Contest - What magic can you create with only 1111 characters?! - Week 1 - 'The Lake' [TOP PRIZE 3 STEEM + Runner up Prizes!!]

in contest •  last year  (edited)

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Welcome to the most 1337 writing contest on Steemit!


Hey all!!

So, as many of you know I’m new here at Steemit. Some of you may have started to ‘get to know me a little’… which is great… that’s exactly what I’m here for 😀

I love Steemit. I’ve only been here a month but, that whole time I’ve been so excited by it’s potential, and so inspired by the people I’ve found here and the content they are creating.

I’m always asking the question - ‘How can I contribute more?’…

And just a minute ago I got struck with an idea for a writing contest.

The Inspiration.


I’m very much into numerology and feel like the Universe often chooses the time and numbers to talk to me in life, and 11:11 is one I often see.

Then it struck me.

One of my favorite parts about Steemit is all the amazing contests that people run… and so I thought...

Why not contribute to that part of the platform myself??!?

SO WELCOME!!!

To the 1111 Writing Contest.


Each contest will introduce a new prompt. Your task, should you choose to accept it, is to take that prompt and do something with it, the only limitation being the character count - which of course - is 1111 characters in total (and this includes spaces!). Please use Word for your character counting - but if you do not have word, you may use this free online tool below ->

--> Online Character Counter <--


There are no rules apart from this - you must not go over 1111 characters and you can be under by a maximum of 11, making 1100 characters the minimum acceptable for an entry.

Apart from that, it’s totally open. You do not have to reference the prompt but it must be clear that your writing was inspired by it. It doesn’t have to rhyme or have rhythm, or be a poem, or a song, or a story… absolutely any creation based on this prompt will be counted for entry. Be creative!

However - there are things to consider.

We’re all winners here - But if you REALLY wanna win then...


I will be the judge of this contest as it begins and there will be certain things that might make me more likely to choose you as a winner.

These include -

  1. Degree of wisdom / positivity / useful knowledge / inspiration for others in the post.
  2. Any posts that are exactly 1111 characters with spaces (and include other numbers i.e. 333 words)
  3. Creativeness of approach.
  4. Level of interaction with other submissions and participants of the contest (i.e. commenting and good feedback given to others will be noticed).
  5. Feeling generated inside when I read it and relevance of any extra content that is added into the entry itself.
  6. Sense of how ‘free-flowy’ the piece was - If it feels like the writing was written with a
    free-write mentality this will gain extra points in my eyes - I like stuff that is spontaneous and you can feel that within the writing!

    Do the things ya gotta do…

    In order to participate -

    1. Please post your submissions in the comments of this post.
    2. Please upvote and resteem this post - the more people that get involved the higher the prizes will become. (Not necessary for entry but highly appreciated)
    3. Please follow me and stay in touch with future 1111 contests (planned to be weekly).
    4. Please tag any friends who you know like to write and would enjoy this!
    5. If you would like to put your submission into your own post that contains a link to THIS post and you win the contest - you will win 1 BONUS STEEM. There are no requirements for hash tags. [If you do this please also still post your submission into the comments here.]
    6. DEADLINE for submissions will be on Sundays, at 11:11 PM GMT. So for this first contest, please ensure your submission is with me by 11:11 PM GMT on Sunday 11th March (ooooh look at that! 11’s everywhere!)

    The Concept of the Contest.

    So when I got struck with the idea for this I instantly knew it was gonna produce gold. I feel that when people get focused on that number, 1111, that they are going to get inspired to come out with some beautiful pieces of writing - short, sharp but infinitely powerful.

    I also wanted to create a contest that people could enter quickly. I encourage a ‘free-writing’ style and not to think about what your writing in the moment too much - Try as much as possible to just let it flow. Editing and tweaking can always be done after to polish it!

    I believe in good wages - so if you win this contest and only spent let's say 11 minutes writing your 1111 characters, and you win 4 STEEM with the bonus, that equates to a wage of around £60 per hour… Not bad for having fun with a bit of writing ay! 😉

    Apart from the one prompt which is just there for inspiration and a little direction, I wanted this contest to be as open as possible - so please feel free to take this on any tangents you wish. There are really no other rules to the writing aspect apart from using the prompt as some sort of inspiration or guide for your piece.

    Time to take the loot!

    So what's up for grabs then booty seekers?! Well, we have the following -


    TOP PRIZE - 3 STEEM
    3 Runner Up Prizes - 0.33 STEEM
    1 Bonus Steem on offer - For anyone that POSTS their writing on their blog with a link to THIS CONTEST POST and then wins the competition that week.

    TOTAL PRIZE POOL - 5 STEEM!

    Prizes may be tweaked over the weeks as we see how this contest goes. When I can afford it, I will increase the prize amount and the number of winners to make this more exciting for people.

    1111 WRITING CONTEST - WEEK 1 Prompt - ‘The Lake’

    So the prompt for Week 1 is - ‘The Lake’

    Please use that in any way you feel to inspire or spark your writing of 1111 characters (including spaces) and let’s see what happens here!

    Each week I will write for the contest too - Here is my writing for this weeks prompt 'The Lake'-

    Calming, still, tranquil waters that reflect like a mirror. Except this mirror shines infinitely and reflects way deeper than just the surface level – it allows you to see way beyond the physical.
    You see the lake is a window to the soul. It eats you up, opens you up then spits you out… leaving you just a little bit more whole.
    Sunshine reflects across its silky smooth surface. Days can be rough but they always die down. Wind goes fast as energy flows at last.
    I came here because the lake called to me. I found myself here and knew it was meant to be.
    Because this lake had many messages for me. It is a great teacher. It brought many healers to me.
    I gave me the chance to work on myself. The sort out the rubbish that was bad for my health. To soar and to fly high, above all of my own denials.
    It’s a trial.
    This life can’t be a struggle when you forget the truth. The truth that in the end, everything will work okay… you will get to where you’re supposed to be going…
    One day.
    No matter what happens.
    I have a lot to thank to the waters of the lake.
    They helped to save me when there was so much at stake.

    ^^ This piece was exactly 1111 characters with spaces, and I wrote it within 5 minutes... You got nothing to lose so I hope you will enter and give us your best shot!


    So... I THINK I have covered everything. Please help me to support this contest by upvoting, resteeming and passing the good news around… I’m sure this will be a really quick, fun, accessible and inspiring contest for many to enter and test their writing skills…. So help me in getting more people involved and even more tightly knitting this beautiful writing community together.

    Sending Love Always…
    In All Ways.
    Hart Floe Poet
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Where do you get character count? Is that on word or another program?

https://steemit.com/dsound/@mineopoly/20180307t121309075z-cleaning-the-english-classroom

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Great question! I was using word but appreciate that not everyone may have that installed... I just found this online and it shows you the characters which includes spaces :) So I will update the post with this tool and I hope it helps... I really look forward to reading your entry! :D

Online Character Counter

With love
Hart Floe Poet
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OK. Thank you. I just read a book called, "1100 words you need to know."

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Haha amazing... what a 'coincidence' /// definite sign from the Universe to enter :D

1111 characters doesn't take long... I think you'll have fun my friend!

I look forward to hearing your entry ;)

With love
Hart Floe Poet
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Wow. I didn't know you can upvote comments with these things. Snazy.

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Haha yeah it's pretty techy stuff ay?! Just trying to get my head aroud it all... any tips for a complete newbie welcome! <3

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Do you mean a general comment for newbies in introduce yourself or an event to get newbies involved and feel good to be here?

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Anything you got for me my friend that will help me along my path in Steemit :)

With love
Hart Floe Poet
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@heartfloe. It looks like you are doing fine. It looks like you met the minnow support people already like @clayboyn. You can also register with @qurator. I had an upvote on my last post from @smartsteem. I paid for that. I recommend signing up with Steemauto, steemdunk and steemvoter. These are services outside Steemit that help you follow others better. I also recommend @busy.org. They give me updates about what is going on and a slider for voting even under 500SP.

To frank it has taken me more than 3 months just to realize that I know completely nothing about Steemit and now I am just beginning to realize what I should have realized 3 months ago. Totally be yourself. That's the easiest thing to write about and the one thing others what to see from you.

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How is that for brilliant synchronicity...

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Welcome @breezin. Glad to see you breeze in here. I liked your poem about love.

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You got a 41.79% upvote from @brupvoter courtesy of @hartfloe!

What a unique competition, LOVE IT Here is my entry; https://steemit.com/cpc/@breezin/cpc-why-aren-t-you-listening

Have a blessed day!

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Wow... this is a really special one! I really love it. I felt like it was talking to me as an individual... then I wondered who the story was actually about..

Then I read the last sentence and it all clicked very nicely into place.

A really powerful piece of writing with a super important message. I love it! So blessed already to have some skilled writers coming to this contest and adding some real gold.

Do please come back and I'm very happy to have found you here :)

Keep up the amazing work. I look forward to reading more from you.

With love
Hart Floe Poet
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Thank you so much @hartfloe, I sincerely appreciate your insanely positive feedback. I am so glad that you enjoyed the piece, if I have managed to inspire one persons day, even in the slightest, then I have already won so much more than what is on offer.
ONE LOVE

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Well.... You have already won then my friend... because I was totally inspired by that... I will be saving all of these entries so that I may come back to them any time... and one day after a few months of this contest running maybe we can create an anthology or something... that would be wonderful!

If that happens this piece would surely be in it :)

Keep up the amazing work and feel so grateful to be connecting with amazing writers like yourself here... let's stay friends! :)

With love
Hart Floe Poet
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Thanks so much for participating. Week 1 is over - The contest post for Week 2 of the 1111 Writing Contest is HERE and winners for week 1 are announced there.

I hope you will participate again!

PS - Congratulations on your win!! <3

With Love
Hart Floe Poet
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Hey, how awesome is that!! ha, thank you so much @hartfloe!

One Love

Interesting challenge! Good luck, I hope you get lots of entries. I may have a go, myself :)

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Thanks so much for participating. Week 1 is over - The contest post for Week 2 of the 1111 Writing Contest is HERE and winners for week 1 are announced there.

I hope you will participate again!

With Love
Hart Floe Poet
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Thank you! Please feel free to be the first entry... hey you never know you might the only one... in which case the top prize would be yours! :D

Thanks for your support always and please tell any friends you think would like to enter this!

With love
Hart Floe Poet
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OK. I have written one. Before I submit it can I check... do line breaks count? In google docs, they don't count (unlike spaces), so my piece has line breaks in it. I don't want to submit it if they count with whatever you use to count characters, because otherwise I will be over the 1111 character count. Thanks for clarifying...

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Heyaaaa!

Nope, line breaks do not count. Only characters and spaces :) So you can format it however you like :)

If you need a character counter / checker - I just found this tool online -

Online Character Counter
Thank you so much... it looks like you will be the FIRST EVER ENTRY to the 1111 Writing Contest!! Yayyy! Thank you! I can't wait to read it :)

With love
Hart Floe Poet
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Just checked and the online tool agrees with Google docs, so I am ready to post. :)

I hope you have many contestants for this referencing the lake. Is it minimum 1000 words or 1100?

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It's a minimum of 1100 characters including the spaces, but ideally you are aiming for exactly 1111 characters... there is an error margin of 11 - making the minimum accepted entry 1100 characters total.

I hope I do too... it may take a while to build but I think it will become a quick and fun weekly contest for lots of writers here... and I will keep the prompts interesting and inspiring!

Thanks always for your support my friend :)

and thanks again for the special shout out today!

With love
Hart Floe Poet
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Hey @swissclive... I also wanted to say THANK YOU... I only just saw in my wallet that I'd received a transfer from you for coming joint 2nd place in the scammers contest...

Honestly I am so grateful for that opportunity that you gave us all to share these stories that aren't always shared but so important to share... it was beautiful... The fact I got a couple of STEEM for it is just the icing on a beautifully sweet cake...

Thank you for all your do here on Steemit... you're a true legend and pillar of the community from what I see...

Never stop!

You got my love and support all the way my friend :)

With love
Hart Floe Poet
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Hey! Week 1 was a success... 10 entries in total! So pleased with the level of interaction.. let's hope even more join us for week 2 - and I'd be honored to get an entry from you my friend @swissclive..

Thank you for the support!

Week 2 is here! and winners for week 1 are announced there.

Thank you always!

With Love
Hart Floe Poet
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@hartfloe . I am really pleased the contest went to well for you. I am sorry I did not participate. I have a lot on my plate at the moment so did't really have time for any blogging. Sadly, I wasn't able to think up any great ideas involving the "lake". I guess I could have done with some effort, but then I had my bills to pay, my filing, my garden.... oh, and the baby who is nearly full time.

Good luck for week two of your contest!

Darn! I think I missed out on this one ... that GMT is tricky. :)

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Hey! Sorry you missed out... please join us for the 2nd 1111 Writing Contest - Just announced today! I hope you find time to get a submission for this one!

The contest post for Week 2 of the 1111 Writing Contest is HERE and winners for week 1 are announced there.

With Love
Hart Floe Poet
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Hey! Thank you, and I look forward to participating. :)

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Wow thank you! Exactly 1111 characters, and such a beautifully written poem with a powerful message underlying it -

You Are The Creator!


What an empowering thing to realize in life... that you create it all!

An important entry and I am very thankful to have you take part in it. Please do come back next week :)

Winners announced on Monday along with the new challenge.

Keep up the amazing work.

With love
Hart Floe Poet
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Yay, you entered too! So happy to see you here!

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This is amazing. I'm sending the link to my daughter who could use the inspiration now. You write so beautifully it hopefully can help her feel what she already knows.

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Thanks so much for participating. Week 1 is over - The contest post for Week 2 of the 1111 Writing Contest is HERE and winners for week 1 are announced there.

I hope you will participate again!

PS - Well done ;)

With Love
Hart Floe Poet
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This is absolutely top notch! 1111 characters and 222 words... very cool!

Plus a very important and potent message. I like this a lot. Thanks for bringing something different and giving an example to others of how 'open' this writing contest is - All forms of writing are welcomed, accepted and praised.. especially super inspiring ones like this!

Keep up the amazing work and I hope you will continue to write for this contest regularly :)

With love
Hart Floe Poet
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I am so glad that you decided to enter!!!
I wish you all the best of luck!

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Me too... I didn't expect such a good response in this first one... I'm blown away! Thank you to you both for coming here and contributing... You both did a really spectacular job! Prime examples of what I am kinda looking for with this! Super inspiring <3

Keep it up and I hope you will both join me in the coming weeks for more of these... Got a nice prompt lined up for next week!

With love
Hart Floe Poet
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Inspirational entry. I like how you formatted it so it was easy to read.

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Thanks so much for participating. Week 1 is over - The contest post for Week 2 of the 1111 Writing Contest is HERE and winners for week 1 are announced there.

I hope you will participate again!

PS - Nailed it!

With Love
Hart Floe Poet
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Amazing.. thank you so much for your entry! I'm glad you found your way here... Can I ask how you came across the contest?

I really enjoyed reading your piece. Was it a true story? Or based on facts? I liked the imagery you built of the lake and the power and also the tranquility of the water that was felt within that description.

I hope you will continue to participate in future weekly events... I plan to start some more contests soon.. so stay tuned!!

Thanks for creating a post.. you are in the running for the prize along with @felt.buzz after coming in at 1110 characters.. with the chance to win the extra Bonus Steem :)

Good luck to you brother... Don't be a stranger!

And if you enjoyed taking part and you know others that would also have fun doing this contest each week - Help me spread the word by telling your friends about it!

Thanks again for your contribution :)

With love
Hart Floe Poet
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I have done it with pleasure, thank you for this oppertunity.
I ran into it on discord challenge channel :) It is definatly a true story... We still live here :) Every single word is true . I will stay tuned for sure, like this kind of challenges !! Have a great night !!

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Amazing! So cool to hear about your life and the changing of tides. I really appreciate your entry and hope you'll continue to enjoy writing for this contest each week. I got an awesome prompt in mind for next week... Already planning ahead!

Keep up the great work man.

With love
Hart Floe Poet
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Thanks so much for participating. Week 1 is over - The contest post for Week 2 of the 1111 Writing Contest is HERE and winners for week 1 are announced there.

I hope you will participate again!

With Love
Hart Floe Poet
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Here is my entry

https://steemit.com/fiction/@iamthegray/the-lake-of-memories-an-original-short-story

Thanks for this wonderful opportunity

Blessings

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Amazing.... thank you so much for your entry! It's a powerful piece of writing that evokes a clear image... one that draws the reader into those terrifying moments... nice work!

I'm glad she found her knight in shining armor in the end.

And congrats on getting it exactly 1111 characters... professional!

I hope you will tell your friends and continue to write each week. You're in for the bonus Steem too for making a post and linking me in it.

Thank you!

Winners announced next week <3

Keep up the great work.

With Love
Hart Floe Poet
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I'm glad you like it

I'll make sure to tell my friends about it

And yes, you can expect me next week

Blessings

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Woop woop! Thanks for the support my friend. Take care!

With Love
Hart Floe Poet
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Hey, good luck with your entry @iamthegrey

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Thanks so much for participating. Week 1 is over - The contest post for Week 2 of the 1111 Writing Contest is HERE and winners for week 1 are announced there.

I hope you will participate again!

With Love
Hart Floe Poet
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I saw you promoting this in MSP and I had to create an entry. Awesome contest and I hope it does very well for you!
https://steemit.com/writing/@clayboyn/the-calling-1111-writing-contest

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Thank you so much for creating awareness for this post, as always humbled at your skillful writing. Have a great day!

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Wooooowwwww!!!! Yes my man! Thank you SOOO MUCH. What a smashing entry... precisely 1111 characters too... I'm loving this... It's magic when I paste them in and see that number... The sentiment of this piece feels in line with it too...really great work my friend!

Thank you for your enthusiasm and for getting involved. As you made the post you're in the running to win the extra bonus steem and I wish you luck my friend.

I can tell by what came out that you enjoyed writing for this. I hope you will come back every week... it's an honor to have you here and I hope you'll tell all your friends that would also enjoy this too :)

Keep up the great work and grateful to have connected with you here.

With Love
Hart Floe Poet
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Thanks so much for participating. Week 1 is over - The contest post for Week 2 of the 1111 Writing Contest is HERE and winners for week 1 are announced there.

I hope you will participate again!

PS - Congratulations!! ;)

With Love
Hart Floe Poet
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I missed the deadline... but would still like to write one :D

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What a beautiful piece! I really love it. It really makes me visualise the lake I am at right now, as many nights have been spent enjoying the reflection of the moon across the lake... She is definitely a wise one!

Although I can't consider you for this weeks prize I CAN thank you immensely for writing for the contest any way... I hope that you will write for next weeks contest which I will be posting very soon!

Great writing. I loved the flow and rhyme structure and rhythm. Very nice work!

Don't be a stranger my friend :) Lovely to meet you here properly.

With Love
Hart Floe Poet
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Thank you!!

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Week 1 is over - The contest post for Week 2 of the 1111 Writing Contest is HERE and winners for week 1 are announced there.

I hope you will participate again!

With Love
Hart Floe Poet
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Here is the link to my entry: https://steemit.com/contest/@ntowl/journey-to-the-lake-entry-for-1111-contest-by-heartfloe

Thank you for the contest @hartfloe. All the entries I read are so inspiring. you have your work cut out for you. I'm glad I'm not judging!

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Wowwww... this is beautiful! Thank you so much for this writing... and also the story that underlies it.. I really appreciate you taking the extra time to add the photos and transport us to this lake that was such a big part of your life and a reason that you are the way you are.

When you are near an expanse of water like that... it's difficult not to connect with nature in a new way!

I am glad to hear you see the beauty everywhere now...

because the truth is beauty is all around us, always.

It's a beautiful story and I chose this prompt because I am on Lake Atitlan in Guatemala at the moment... one of the most mystical and magical places I've ever been to... I've been here for 6 months but I leave now in 2 weeks to return to London for a while... it feels weird!

But this lake too has totally changed me in many ways... and I'll always be so grateful for that, so I resonate with your piece.

I'm sorry to hear of the passing of your family friend, but he is with you now, even as you write this and I read it... and I know he is smiling! :)

Thanks again for a beautiful entry... please help spread the word and tell your friends... it's been top quality entries so far... so I hope over the weeks this will grow and many others like yourself will have the chance to release something inline with the 1111 power number...

Let's see where it goes!

Keep it up and see you next week I hope!

With Love
Hart Floe Poet
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Your lake sounds amazing! My daughter is at university in London at the moment. She'll be coming home in June. She's on her own adventure quite a ways from any lakes I think! But the river and parks will help her stay connected.

I'll keep an eye out for next week's contest. Thank you for the time you spend creating and managing them.

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It's my true pleasure... I'm so pleased with the amount of and quality of entries so far... Couldn't have asked for anymore! So I am really glad you will plan to come back next week :)

Yess London has it's fair share of nature in there for a big city... but after a long time it takes it's toll... but I am sure she is having the time of her life there... it's a vibrant and exciting city - even better as a visitor though I think!

Thank you again for your amazing entry, really loved it :)

Keep up the great work, and I'll see you next week!

With Love
Hart Floe Poet
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Yes... I def had my work cutout for me judging... some great entries!

Alas - I made it.. and week 1 is over - The contest post for Week 2 of the 1111 Writing Contest is HERE and winners for week 1 are announced there.

I hope you will participate again!

With Love
Hart Floe Poet
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@moneyinfant has added your contest to the list Steemit Writing Contests: Issue #39. The list is updated on a daily basis and your contest will remain on the list until its expiration - there's nothing you need to do.

The list was created to save writers the excessive amount of time spent searching through the #contest tag for writing contests. Now they can just come to the list each day, see new contests and use their time doing what they love - writing.

If you'd like to help spread the word about the Steemit Writing Contest List I'd really appreciate a resteem, but it certainly isn't necessary. The project is simply meant to help writers save time and contest creators attract more contestants.

P.S. If you know of any contests I've missed I'd love to hear about them. Thanks!

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Awesome thank you so much @moneyinfant... of course I will resteem - your post is so useful and I've foun many great contests through it which has been so much fun already.. I will continue to support your project my friend, and it's an honor to have my very own contest on the list!

Thank you :)

With love
Hart Floe Poet
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My pleasure and I hope the inclusion brings you many more contestants. I have something special planned for tommorrow that could help even more ;)

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Oooo how intriguing ! Yes I hope so too, and I am sure it will over time! I plan to be on the list each week so... we'll see how it goes!

Looking forward to tomorrow now to see what you got... will stay in the loop!

With love
Hart Floe Poet
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Hey my man! Week 1 is over - The contest post for Week 2 of the 1111 Writing Contest is HERE and winners for week 1 are announced there.

I hope maybe you will be able to participate this week!

I also hope I can stay on your list each week for others to find me.

Thanks for everything @moneyinfant!

With Love
Hart Floe Poet
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Week 1 looked quite intriguing! Week 2 is of course on the upcoming list later this evening. My participation is questionable due to family matters.

Here is my entry. Great fun to write and edit... Exactly 1111 characters long: https://steemit.com/fiction/@felt.buzz/lake-onze-a-story-told-in-precisely-1111-characters-for-hartfloe-s-1111-contest

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Well done, it is not as easy as it seems!

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It was the last character or so, that was really difficult. I had 1112 for ages and struggled to find out how to change things without changing things!

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Week 1 is over - The contest post for Week 2 of the 1111 Writing Contest is HERE and winners for week 1 are announced there.

I hope you will participate again!

PS Thanks again for being the first person ever to enter the contest! :)

With Love
Hart Floe Poet
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It does takes some effort doesn't it, to exactly get on the 111 :)

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Yes! It's ok if you were three or four over, because you can always delete a word, or find a substitute. I seemed to be one over for ages. Took me a while to decide how to get it just right! :)

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Took me some puzzling, but finally got it... great challenge :)

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If you like a challenge (looks over shoulder to see if anyone is looking, so he can shamelessly plug his own contest. Coast looks clear.) you could have a peek at this

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Hahaha gotcha @felt.buzz! No please do... I just got a telling off for doing this on someone elses post (understandably I guess but, It was pretty innocent) -

Anyway... let it be known ANYONE CAN POST ABOUT THEIR OWN CONTESTS HERE and this here is a prime example of how to do it (during a genuine interaction). It doesn't bother me... as long as it's not mindless spam over and over then I am happy for anyone to promote their own contests and ideas to other participants in my contest :)

So thanks for checking @felt.buzz but no need to check if the coast is clear :)

Keep up the great work.. both of you!

With Love
Hart Floe Poet
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aaahahahaha.... wow... this was like the best first entry that I could have hoped for EVER.

Thank you SOOOOO much @felt.buzz for supporting me, my work and now this contest... I promise you the best is yet to come.

This is a really cool entry. I can definitely feel the 'mind-spill' element to it... I wanted to read the whole thing and the unexpected 'twist' at the end really made me laugh haha.

It also hit home and struck a chord... because I feel some of the local Mayan culture must feel like that about us coming here to Lake Atitlan... however they also create a lot of the rubbish themselves and we are doing our bit to clean it... but still I think that perception exists among the locals!

That's why we gotta try and help clean up while we are here!

Amazing entry my friend... You are the first to enter - and seeing as this is the first contest ever I will give you a small prize regardless of what happens.. PLUS you made a post with the required links, so if you win you are in to win the 1 STEEM Bonus Prize!

I'm routing for you!

Please tag any friends you think that would enjoy this... and congratulations for getting the character count exactly on. Nice artwork too! You absolutely owned it my friend! Great work :)

1111


You rock!

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Hart Floe Poet
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Thanks. Like let's hope there are lots more entries! :)

oh what a good idea congratulations I wish you many successes

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Thaaank you I'm glad you like the idea! Please have a go and submit and entry... 1111 characters only takes around 5 minutes or so to write!

You can use this tool if you need a character counter :)

Online Character Counter

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Hart Floe Poet
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This sounds like an interesting challenge. Is the title included in the character count?

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Yes... thank you for your question! I think it's better if any title given to the piece is included in the 1111 characters - It's a piece as a whole and I feel like the title is included in that...

So yes in short answer to your question! Thanks for bringing that up. I really look forward to reading an entry from you my friend! :)

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Hart Floe Poet
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Week 1 is over - The contest post for Week 2 of the 1111 Writing Contest is HERE and winners for week 1 are announced there.

I hope you will participate in week 2's contest!

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What a neat idea. I am not familiar with numerology. I will need to look that up. And meanwhile, I will also try to write an entry for your contest.

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Awesome... please do! and look out for 11:11 on your phone... you'll start to see it now!

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Hart Floe Poet
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Week 1 is over - The contest post for Week 2 of the 1111 Writing Contest is HERE and winners for week 1 are announced there.

I hope you will participate in this weeks contest :)

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Hart Floe Poet
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Hey, thank you so much for organizing this contest which is unique. Here is my ENTRY. Waiting for feedback :)

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What a beautiful and thought-provoking piece... thank you so much for your entry! I like the direction you took it in and I think what you speak of is very important!

Our thoughts dictate our reality so..

Better think better thoughts.

Thank you!

Week 1 is over - The contest post for Week 2 of the 1111 Writing Contest is HERE and winners for week 1 are announced there.

I hope you will participate again!

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Hart Floe Poet
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Hi @hartfloe, 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.

Join us on Thursdays for Pimp Your Post Thursday at 11am EST or 7PM EST in the Steemit Ramble Discord or:

If you’d like to nominate someone’s post just visit the Steemit Ramble Discord

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Awwww thank you so much @shadowspub ... what an honor! It was a pleasure to take part in in the PYPT for the first time this week and have found you all thanks to @rhondek :) I'll make sure not to be a stranger!

Thank you again so much for this.. it means a lot!!

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Hart Floe Poet
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Thanks so much for including my contest in the Ramble. Week 1 is over - The contest post for Week 2 of the 1111 Writing Contest is HERE and winners for week 1 are announced there.

I hope you will participate in this weeks one! Thanks for your support @shadowspub :)

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Hart Floe Poet
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Hi @hartfloe. Thanks for hosting this contest. I hope my entry is not too late.
https://steemit.com/writing/@mellofello/the-lake-did-not-get-the-best-of-me-that-day

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Hey man! I can't say for sure... it says 8 hours ago which is technically a late entry... but it's hard to tell... I don't always understand the time it says here on Steemit!

Anyway... I'm going to consider your entry for this weeks contest and thank you very much for contributing.

I enjoyed reading the story you told. It definitely holds an important lesson in it - Never give up!

I'm glad that the lake did not get the best of you that day ;)

I'm going to be posting the next weeks contest this morning and announce the winner... so stay in touch!

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Hart Floe Poet
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Thanks so much for participating. Week 1 is over - The contest post for Week 2 of the 1111 Writing Contest is HERE and winners for week 1 are announced there.

I hope you will participate again!

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Hart Floe Poet
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This is a great idea

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Thank you my friend... please get involved and feel free to be the first entry!

I look forward to hearing yours ;)

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Hart Floe Poet
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There are no rules apart from this - you must not go over 1111 characters and you can be under by a maximum of 11, making 1000 characters the minimum acceptable for an entry.

1111 - 11 = 1100 (sigh)

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Oops.. thanks for pointing out this typo to me.. too many 1s and 0s haha..

I hope to get an entry from you my friend !

Thanks in advance

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Hart Floe Poet
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