Writers Win 5 Steem (About $25) in the 24 Hour Short Story Contest--Topic 5 for February 20

in #twentyfourhourshortstory4 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.
And congrats to @patriot for winning the last contest.

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 UFO the size of a baseball crash lands in the backyard and is discovered by the children that live in the house.

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. 20

 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 $25 USD.)

3 Steem for Second Place (Currently about $15 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! 


My submission. This was a fun one to do. Word count for the story was 1940 words, with overall post 1969 words. EDIT added link to this contest! https://steemit.com/twentyfourhourshortstory/@fireawaymarmot/the-big-trade-submission-for-24-hour-story-contest

This was fun! Here you go, this is my entry:

Finders Keepers, Aliens Included!

This was fun. Thank you for hosting the contest. Here is my entry: https://steemit.com/twentyfourhourshortstory/@hope-k/night-of-the-neon-doughnut

<3 It's cute.

@cryptosharon I think you are good enough to win this contest with your stories

Well, I couldn't stay away from the challenge once you issued it. Here's my go at it:


Looks like I need to get working... :)

@mctiller.........its very good news,,,,,,,,,,,for writer.....its very amazing work,,,,,,if i could,,,then definitely i will be participate the contest.....best wishes for all......

Your contest was added to Steemit Contest Compilation (19.02-25.02): Win free SBD and STEEM
Thank you @mctiller for giving Steemians a chance to win some STEEM.

Cool thank you!

İt is wonderful.

I love this contest. Despite my recent unexpected event, I want to enter. Just for fun. :). Joy

A really wonderful story and an excellent sketch well made choice my friend

@moneyinfant has added your contest to the list Steemit Writing Contests: Issue #25. 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!

Thank you! And yes I will resteem.

You're welcome and thank you. Here's hoping for loads of entrants.

What a fun contest! Thank you for having it
Enjoy my story! Thanks

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