Writers Win 5 Steem (About $20) in the 24 Hour Short Story Contest--Topic 6 for February 27

in #twentyfourhourshortstory3 years ago (edited)

 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.

Congrats to @puppetmaster1111 for winning last week's contest.

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!  


Thank you for hosting the contest. Here is my entry: https://steemit.com/twentyfourhourshortstory/@hope-k/stony-s-deal

@moneyinfant has added your contest to the list Steemit Writing Contests: Issue #32. 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!

Thanks you!

Always my pleasure!

I was actually a little intimidated by the topic, but I decided to go for it anyway- I'm inspired to give it a go!

Thank you. I'll read it over the couple of days. In the meantime I'll resteem it.

@mctiller.........this time very hard tropic for me,,,,,,,,,,i can't participate ........but best wish from me,,,,,,,,for all contestant they will participate........good luck.....

I Hope I Make It In Time Here's My Entery Please Care To Read It ,You Will Be Amazed After Reading This :::>

I accidentally miss t in first tag please accept it and reply me

Your good.

You should be able edit your tags though. Click edit then the tags are at the bottom.

Saw it quite late, so it took me wayyy less than 24hours .

Here's my entry. I hope you enjoy reading it.


Yeah the 24 hour idea came because is a global community. And I've recently extended it to get more people in it. Ellison would write his stories within a business day.

That's great.

Although I feel the time constriction makes it a lot more challenging.

That's the point actually. Harlen Ellison would write his short stories and then post them page by page into the book store window as he finished them. That fascinates me.

Over a thousand and seven hundred known written works! He's truly amazing. Just had to check him out.

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