Writers win 5 Steem! Twenty-four short story contest.-- Sept 19th--“We’re headed to Madam Maxime’s at the edge of the universe.” — Steemit

Writers win 5 Steem! Twenty-four short story contest.-- Sept 19th--“We’re headed to Madam Maxime’s at the edge of the universe.”

 The 24 hour short story challenge

(But you'll get a little more time than that...)  

I am fascinated by science fiction writer Harlan Ellison writing short stories in a book store window.  He wrote short stories, with everyone watching, for years.  People started to 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.

So thus the idea behind this contest was born.  You can write a short story in a short amount of time.

Click here for last week's winners and entries.  

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:

 “We’re headed to Madam Maxime’s at the edge of the universe.”

Click for the source.

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!)  (I've gotten comments about this policy.  The reason for the upvotes and resteem is help provide funding for the contest.)

3. In your post put a link to this post. 

4. Post a link to your story in the comments below. (This is really important, this is how I keep track of entries.  I check my replies for entries.) Entries are due by 9 p.m. EST (New York/D.C. Time) Wednesday September 19. (I extended it a day due to the Steem shutdown this Monday.)

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.

5. 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

1 Steem for Third 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.)So please upvote with as much power as you can.  That helps fund the contest.

Here's what you get for participating, even if you don't win.

1. I upvote every entry, and I resteem every entry to over 1,000  2,000 followers. 

2. I create a post at the end of every contest and I mention and link to your post. Again going out to over a 1,000 2,000 followers.

3. A regular community of participants has developed around this contest and they read and comment on the entries.

4. (Then of course there is the chance for winning some extra Steem!)Thanks for reading and good luck! Can't wait to see what you come up with.

P.S. If by Friday you see I have not resteemed or upvoted your entry, shoot me a comment.  I may have missed it.  I am getting more entries to read, and contrary to rumor...I am human.  

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Thanks for a fantastic prompt. I will enjoy this contest as will all the fans of The Hitchhiker's guide..

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And I thought the Madame Maxime reference was from Harry Potter....

Thank you as always, my man @mctiller! Hope you're safe and well.

Here's my entry:

The Brothel at the End of the Universe

Hello @mctiller, thank you for sharing this creative work! We just stopped by to say that you've been upvoted by the @creativecrypto magazine. The Creative Crypto is all about art on the blockchain and learning from creatives like you. Looking forward to crossing paths again soon. Steem on!

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Thanks I appreciate it.

I missed the deadline! Sure, I can blame phone calls from family and the usual formatting glitches, but I'm Late to the Party, Too Late for Supper, Missed the Boat again -- pick your cliche-- and here is my entry, just for fun. Thank you @mctiller for hosting this!
https://steemit.com/twentyfourhourshortstory/@carolkean/we-re-headed-to-madame-maxime-s-at-the-edge-of-the-universe-fan-fiction-mctiller

P.S. If by Friday you see I have not resteemed or upvoted your entry, shoot me a comment. I may have missed it. I am getting more entries to read, and contrary to rumor...I am human.
https://steemit.com/twentyfourhourshortstory/@disguarpe/twenty-four-short-story-contest-we-re-headed-to-madam-maxime-s-at-the-edge-of-the-universe

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Gotcha. Resteemed.