Writers win five Steem! Twenty-four hour short story contest for June 12--A plane crashes, all passengers survive, but the crew is missing. No one remembers what happens except on terrified seven year old.

 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, 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.

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:

A plane crashes, all passengers survive, but the crew is missing. No one remembers what happens except on terrified seven year old.

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. (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 June 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. 

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 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 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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I wrote another short story for this always interesting contest. Normally I have a short one around 600 words, but this time I felt inspired and the story almost wrote itself... until I started editing of course.
Looking forward to the next prompt already!
This is my entry of this week: The Dogs

Cool. Can't wait to read it. Thanks for your regular participation! Always enjoy your work.

I wanted to take part in this constest for a while now, I just didn't find the time/inspiration before.

Here's my entry: https://steemit.com/fiction/@ahmadmanga/aliens-flight-of-despair-short-story

not sure about the title, (couldn't think of one that fits) and the way I'm going with the theme is roundabout, but yeah... It's my entry!!

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Hello! @mctiller, long time no see...

Hope you're being fine..

Here is my entry:



Glad to see you back! Can't wait to read it.

I hope you enjoy it

Glad to see you back. Can't wait to read it.

Hopefully I have made it! Here is my entry, Down

Thank you for another great round and the excuse to write that comes with it!

You're good.

Can you tag me in these contests? I keep meaning to do one and I keep missing the date because I check this page too late. 8-(

I really hope to catch one soon!

99% of the time, I post them on Sunday evenings. That gives me some time to read them by the weekend.

Thanks for the heads up. I'll be sure to get one in soon now that I know the time they will be out.

And thank you for checking and your interest!

Who wins? :0 Is 13-06

Hey Mc, I am unable to post on steemit for some reason. I am trying to get it resolved. I will share my article provided I can post, else looks like only the next one.

Is there any other way I can do it? Mail it you or something? It's okay if you can't but it's worth trying as far as I am concerned.. :)

Just resolved. Here is my entry. My first post since last 3 days.


When is the next one?