Writers win 5 Steem! Twenty-four hour short story contest for March 13--Topic 8--A Leprechaun can't find the gold at the end of the rainbow

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 time  more this go around, as I want to give the chance for more entries and to get the word out a little more.

And  Congrats to  flaversham for her entry Scarred Sheep for last week's winner. 

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:

(In honor of the upcoming St. Patrick's Day Holiday.)

A Leprechaun  can't find the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow.

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 March 13.  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.

3 Steem for Second Place 

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!   

If you want to learn more about Harlen Ellison take a look at his epic retro website.


Wow... What an interesting topic!
I had give it a try. I think I followed all the rules Correctly!I will really be thrilled if given a read!
The story is titled "https://steemit.com/twentyfourhourshortstory/@jajafresh/24-hour-short-story-contest-entry-the-pot-of-gold-is-gone" I anticipate your reading...

Really cool, he did well

I just read this piece.
I love your pressntation and conclusion.

Thumps up 👍 in your entry...

You did well in your write-up

I just went through this piece, it's a good read. Nice one by @jajafresh

He's really good. I liked his entry

He did well, never knew he could write like this

What an innovative article.. I liked every line of the story... Kudos..

@jajafresh's entry was nice

You're good bro

Good plot, I liked the way you carried the story

I resteemed your post. I look forward to fully reading it.

Hello @mctiller,

Eeek, I'm too late and here is the story I did for this contest.


It took me a lot longer than I thought, it didn't help that my mom had double bipass surgery last night. No excuses! Hope you like it anyways.

Respectfully submitted, @eaglespirit.

All the rules are been adhered to..
The story is called "https://steemit.com/twentyfourhourshortstory/@jay2/twenty-four-hour-short-story-contest-entry-the-leprechaun-and-the-pot-of-gold"
Good luck to everyone... I will appreciate it if this story is given a read

Don't worry. I read all entries.

I resteemed your post. I look forward to fully reading it.

I just read your entry and must confess it's amazing....well done girl...

Just as I was writing the first paragraph I realised that the deadline was already over days ago - LOL. But the story had already formed in my head the minute I had read the prompt so I decided to write it anyway and just submit it for peoples reading pleasure -Enjoy!

I think I squeaked in before the deadline!
Here is my entry titled "Top of the Morning"--thanks! Good luck everyone!

@moneyinfant has added your contest to the list Steemit Writing Contests: Issue #46. 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!

My pleasure as always @mctiller. Thanks for continuing the awesome contest!

Upvoted and resteemed. Great topic @mctiller. These stories should be interesting. :)

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