Writers win Five Steem! February 12 Twenty-four short story contest. Tesla introduces a car that teleports, but something goes wrong.

 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. 

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

Tesla introduces a car that teleports, but something goes wrong.

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) Tuesday February 12. 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. 

Currently @curie has funded the contest for a couple months.  Extra Steem earned can go back to more rewards for 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. Thanks!  I look forward to reading your entry!   

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My only problem with this contest is the turn over - I just don't have time to get it done by your due date. I know that is besides the point - it's a 24 Hour short Story - but I work, so it's hard to find time. I do wish I had a week! this is a great prompt, and I'd love to enter.


I've gotten that feedback before. Maybe I need I need to move it to Friday.

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Same with me. Perhaps an other time if I see it in time. There also is a time difference

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Awww yes, a prompt not about children! Very poorly and off work, can only manage vague spurts of activity before a lie down, but equally climbing the walls of my mind having to lie down and close my eyes so much, and already have an idea for this one, so very much hope i get it under the finish line in time <3


You always do a great job - looking forward to your story if you write one!


Ha! I'm a former teacher who writes Children's books. So those prompts are constantly in my head.


I very much enjoy some of them, but with a lack of children in my life, it gets tricky, and of course, you are the master of them ;)

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Oh shit! I finally got around to entering this again!


Thanks as always for running the contest!

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Perhaps an other time. For now a resteem and upvote

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Hopefully I won't be the only entry! Just saw this now! Gotta salute to that this contest has been ongoing for a while~
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Thanks! Been a little over a year. I enjoy doing it. I meet other Steemians and it gives me a lot of content for my blog. It's a win-win in my mind.

Here be me entry for this contest 'ere.
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