The 24 hour short story challenge
(But you'll get a little more time than that...)
I am fascinated by science fiction writer Harlen Ellison writing short stories in a book store window. He wrote short stories with everyone watching for years, and people questioned if he already had the stories, so he began to take suggestions for topics from people watching.
Chris Carter of X-files fame gave him the topic of a 102-year-old pregnant corpse, and he wrote a story based on that idea.
I am giving a little more this go around, as I want to give the chance for more entries and to get the word out a little more.
Here are the terms of the contest.
Write a short story no longer than 2,000 words, based on the topic phrase.
Here is the topic for you short story:
A scientist discovers an ape that can speak English.
Here are the rules for entry
1. Upvote this post.
2. Resteem this post (And actually even you don't enter this contest and you read this post, resteeming this would be greatly appreciated to get the word out for more participants. Thanks!)
3. In your post put a link to this post.
4. Post a link to your story in the comments below.
Entries are due by 9 p.m. EST (New York/D.C. Time) Tuesday February. 27.
This actually gives you a little over 48 hours from when I make this post. But I want to give more time to allow for more people to enter the contest.
Use the tag twentyfourhourshortstory for your first tag. (Don't use # before the tag or it goes over the 24 character limit. 24...24 hour short story contest...Ironic don't you think...)
Feel free to use other tags as you wish.
Prizes are:5 Steem for First Place (Currently about $20 USD.)
3 Steem for Second Place (Currently about $12 USD.)
And depending on how many entries I receive I may give out Steem for other entries. But again that all depends on the amount and quality of posts.
(I am personally putting up the rewards for this contest, there be no whales here capt’in. So upvoting and resteeming helps keep this thing going.)
Thanks and Good Luck!