Rhapsodist Writing Contest #6 – The Key

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Rhapsodist Writing Contest #6 – The Key

The sixth challenge of the Rhapsodist Writing Contest is to write a piece about waking one morning gripping a mysterious key in your hand tightly. How did you get this key? Where did I come from? What do you do with it?

For some inspiration, please check out the YouTube clip below from the movie Paycheck starring Ben Affleck. In this YouTube clip, Michael Jennings (Ben Affleck) recently had all memories from the past two years wiped after successfully reverse-engineering a piece of technology for a company which employed him. When he retrieves his personal items, he receives an envelope filled with items he claims are not his, yet prove a pivotal plot-point during the film.

Contest Rules

The contest will run through Sunday, September 24, 2017, 11:59 PM UTC. A prize of 10 SBDs is up for grabs to the winner and a 5 SBD prize for the runner-up. I will be the judging this sixth contest and the rules of the contest are:

  1. All entries must be 500 words or less.
  2. Limit one entry.
  3. Vote and Resteem this post.
  4. Please post your entry on your own blog and use the hashtag #rhapsodist.
  5. Please paste a link to your published blog post contest entry in the comment thread below.
  6. The contest will end Sunday, September 24, 2017, 11:59 PM UTC.
  7. The contest winners will be announced on Wednesday, September 27, 2017.

Good luck to all the participating authors. I look forward to reading some incredible flash fiction.

What is the Rhapsodist Writing Contest?

After judging two Artquest challenges, I found myself actively looking to bring a challenge of my own to the Steemit community. During my most recent interview with @kennyskitchen, we were discussing how we both missed the fiction and chapter books which used to be very actively published here on Steemit. Unfortunately, as Steemit grew, long-form chapter books generally did not do well.

It led me to look towards developing a writing challenge which would focus on flash fiction instead of long-form fiction and non-fiction. But I wanted the emphasis to be on stretching the creativity of the participating authors and challenging them to develop some incredible, unique content which will diversify the content pool on Steemit.

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Hi. This is my entry. Thanks for having this platform.

https://steemit.com/rhapsodist/@perennial/rhapsodist-writing-contest-6-the-key

@perennial I see you have not yet upvoted this contest post and not yet resteemed it. Your contest entry is attached to the comment thread.

Unfortunately, I cannot accept your entry into the Rhapsodist Writing Challenge #6 until all the requirements have been met. Please upvote and resteem the Rhapsodist Writing Challenge #6 contest announcement before September 24, 2017 11:59 PM UTC, or I will be unable to include this entry for consideration.

Sir u must be mistaken. I have upvoted. I checked again and i confirm that it has been upvoted and resteem. Pls tell me what else i can do to comply. I dont want to be disqualified because of this. I cannot upvote what i had already voted.

@perennial I see you have upvoted this contest post and resteemed it. Your contest entry is also attached to the comment thread.

Congratulations, your entry has been accepted for the Rhapsodist Writing Challenge #6. Thank you for participating in this contest and good luck.

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This is an awesome contest....might I just recommend to post another post about contest 6. Your last contest post is about 5 a few hours ago. I got confused and wrote a whole story for 5 lol...gave me content to post none the less...here is my link for 6
https://steemit.com/rhadsodist/@martinn1017/the-chosen-one-rhapsodist-6-the-key-entry

@martinn1017 I see you have not yet upvoted this contest post and not yet resteemed it. Your contest entry is attached to the comment thread.

Unfortunately, I cannot accept your entry into the Rhapsodist Writing Challenge #6 until all the requirements have been met. Please upvote and resteem the Rhapsodist Writing Challenge #6 contest announcement before September 24, 2017 11:59 PM UTC, or I will be unable to include this entry for consideration.

Thanks for pointing out that I missed that.

@martinn1017 I see you have upvoted this contest post and resteemed it. Your contest entry is also attached to the comment thread.

Congratulations, your entry has been accepted for the Rhapsodist Writing Challenge #6. Thank you for participating in this contest and good luck.

  ·  2 years ago (edited)

I'm always looking forward to your contest @lpfaust! The themes that you create gives me a great opportunity to work my brain juices. Here's my piece for this week's contest. https://steemit.com/rhapsodist/@kayelee/rhapsodist-writing-contest-6-lost

@kayelee I see you have upvoted this contest post and resteemed it. Your contest entry is also attached to the comment thread.

Congratulations, your entry has been accepted for the Rhapsodist Writing Challenge #6. Thank you for participating in this contest and good luck.

My entry this week is a short poem with around 181 words. Hope i made sense
https://steemit.com/rhapsodist/@troynamps/rhapsodist-writing-contest-6-the-key-my-entry

@troynamps I see you have upvoted this contest post and resteemed it. Your contest entry is also attached to the comment thread.

Congratulations, your entry has been accepted for the Rhapsodist Writing Challenge #6. Thank you for participating in this contest and good luck.

  ·  2 years ago (edited)

Oo i hope someone writes a thriller :)

Gonna give it a go :)

https://steemit.com/rhapsodist/@zoef/rhapsodist-the-key-by-zoef

@zoef I see you have not yet upvoted this contest post and not yet resteemed it. Your contest entry is attached to the comment thread.

Unfortunately, I cannot accept your entry into the Rhapsodist Writing Challenge #6 until all the requirements have been met. Please upvote and resteem the Rhapsodist Writing Challenge #6 contest announcement before September 24, 2017 11:59 PM UTC, or I will be unable to include this entry for consideration.

  ·  2 years ago (edited)

Ah my bad, resteemed and upvoted. I tought i did but must have forgotten in the heat of the writing :)

@zoef I see you have upvoted this contest post and resteemed it. Your contest entry is also attached to the comment thread.

Congratulations, your entry has been accepted for the Rhapsodist Writing Challenge #6. Thank you for participating in this contest and good luck.

Thank you for this challenge @lpfaust! This is my first time to join a writing contest and I'm so excited about it. Good luck to all of us :) Here's my take on the theme: https://steemit.com/rhapsodist/@lyxng/edge-of-reality-an-original-short-story-for-the-rhapsodist-writing-contest-6

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Congratulations, your entry has been accepted for the Rhapsodist Writing Challenge #6. Thank you for participating in this contest and good luck.

Thanks!!

Upvoted and resteemed and now I'm busy scratching my head. Hope to bring up a good story line

@lpfaust - oh my goodness, contest #6 started. Lovely work Sir. Therefore, I wish to ReSteem your post.

+W+ [UpVoted & ReSteemed]

amigo #resteemia at your service

continuously 6th time. impressive work & 100% support from my side guaranteed @lpfaust

ReSteemia
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@resteemia I appreciate the support you are providing for the contest and its participants. Many thanks.

Great going on awesome to see the participants trying out their best :)

@blazing the entries have been getting stronger and the number of participants for each contest have gradually been increasing as well. It's very cool to see it growing.

I like your contests, they are encourage thoughts)

@stranniksenya I'm glad to hear that because I would like to see flash fiction which challenges a writer to think creatively in a way them may not have chosen to do so in the past. Glad to see you are a regular participant.

@lpfaust,
Contest #6! Wow that would be awesome friend! Now it's supporting time! Okay I am resteeming it for 430+ followers of mine! Hope you get more audience and congratz for all participants!

Cheers~

@theguruasia thans for supporting this contest and it's participants. I'm certain I echo their sentiments by saying I appreciate the support in whatever way each person can provide.

I'm very proud to say the contest has been growing. It started six weeks ago with only two participants. As of the close of contest #5, six participants have entered some incredible original pieces of flash fiction, five of which are repeat participants. Resteems have reached double digits and interest appears to be on the rise.

As of Wednesday, when the cash prizes are awarded to the winner and runner up, a total of 65 SBDs will have been awarded over the life of the contest thus far. The trend so far is very positive and very exciting.

brilliant idea and execution.

Definitely worth an upvote and a resteem :]

@smartdeveloper I appreciate the upvote and resteem. Thanks for supporting this weekly flash fiction contest (now in it's sixth week) and all of the participants.

I have upvoted and resteemed.
It's the link to my published post
https://steemit.com/rhapsodist/@ir3k/rhapsodist-writing-contest-6-the-key-to-the-past

@ir3k I see you have upvoted this contest post and resteemed it. Your contest entry is also attached to the comment thread.

Congratulations, your entry has been accepted for the Rhapsodist Writing Challenge #6. Thank you for participating in this contest and good luck.

Here is a little thing I wrote. This was a cool topic!

https://steemit.com/rhapsodist/@zycr22/questions-and-keys-rhapsodist

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Sounds pretty awesome and to be honest the Topic is kind of Awesome ,pretty interesting ideas will come through the contest will be waiting for the Results and the contents send by the Participants

For little Help which i can do with my current condition Resteemed :)

great idea it is worth to resteem this post..
Keep up the good work my friend @lpfaust

@dinsha my thanks for the resteem. I appreciate the support for this contest.

Thank you very beautiful information