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A Writing Competetion.

Everything that is old.<--For everything before I cleaned this page.


Everything you submit must be written by you.
Please put your entry on a separate page, for our viewing pleasure.
Include with your entry your username and a word count.
Enjoy. :D


December. Please start all your entries off with this: "Never had the weather been so cold, or the sky so bleak. Nothing merry could come from this Christmas Season, that much was certain." 100-1,000 words please.

Entries (up to ten)::

1) 102.Tales by Firelight.001 - [Ash] - 761 Words

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2006-02-05 [Kaimee]: Hey wait, *prods chu* Enter you! Grr..

2006-02-05 [chuchutrain]: what do you mean?! I'm no new person!! *prods you back*

2006-02-06 [Kaimee]: That's what I mean, I'm prodding the new person to enter and you haven't even done it yet! :O

2006-02-06 [chuchutrain]: I'm trying T.T I really am... T.T *pretends to cry her eyes out*

2006-02-06 [Kaimee]: Phooey, just write something! :P

2006-02-06 [chuchutrain]: *puts duct tape over Kaimee's mouth* sshhh....genius at work....

2006-02-06 [Kaimee]: Duck tape? *images tape with pretty ducks all over it* Duct tape might have shut me up, but you'll never get very far with Duck Tape! ^^

2006-02-06 [Mister Saint]: You never know. You can get Duck Tape around here, you know. It even has ducks on it!

2006-02-06 [chuchutrain]: bad... ^^;; what are you talking about? there's no ^^ *looks around innocently*

2006-02-07 [Akayume]: *giggles* rriiiiggggghhhhhttttt

2006-02-07 [Burning Inside]: hey just to say, i may not get this in, in time. I am quite possibly going to be without a computer till about half way through next month, hopefully not but possibly. So just saying, I am still in till I know I can't participate, hope you have fun with this though

2006-02-07 [chuchutrain]: ^^ I'm working on this one right now...hopefully

2006-02-08 [Kaimee]: *pokes everyone annoyingly and whines* :P

2006-02-08 [Burning Inside]: *runs away squeeling* (hehe piggy)

2006-02-08 [Kaimee]: By the way, have you guys checked out Magazine Listings? grushaj and kiddalee have been working on fixing it up, and it has a great list of fiction ezines there now... it's so much fun to check them out ^_^

2006-02-08 [chuchutrain]: alrighty!

2006-02-12 [Burning Inside]: oh btw incase no one noticed (guessing u did) I got in my writing for this now

2006-02-12 [Akayume]: yay^^

2006-02-13 [Kaimee]: Yay! Another one! ^^ Nice entry :3

2006-02-13 [chuchutrain]: god....I need to get my butt into writing gear....

2006-02-13 [Kaimee]: yuppers >:P

2006-02-14 [chuchutrain]: :P

2006-02-20 [chuchutrain]: It took me forever but it's up :D

2006-02-20 [Kaimee]: Wow, I'm so glad more people are entering ^_^ Chu... morbid... me likes :P and Nell! :O Amazing.

2006-02-20 [Kaimee]: Has everyone read Nell's yet? o.o I hate to be one of those people who says this, but I think I've found my absolute favourite so far... ;) It's seriouslly really good.

2006-02-20 [chuchutrain]: I haven't read any of them except for the first few...but I will definately go read it. I think mine's weirdly written...but that may just be me.

2006-02-21 [Kaimee]: It is written a bit oddly, as if the character thinks the entire paragraph. Bah, bad at explaining things, but it's as if that's what they're thinking, not some impersonal narrator with "he said, she said"s tucked in everywhere. So it works, as a personal narrative, but if you're not quite happy with that you could try adding in some descriptive stuff? You have some mention of setting/scenery in sentences like "Sitting up I looked out into the ocean and groaned, who knew that saying was so true. Water, water everywhere, but not a drop to drink" but that's still written as if the whole thing were a personal account and some subvocalisation. *shrugs* ...I don't know! ;)

2006-02-21 [chuchutrain]: lol I have no clue but I do like it. I just throught it was weird because it's almost as if it was narrative on some parts but not for the most part.

2006-03-24 [Akayume]: no badges yet...I'm so sorry. And dont' worry, this'll go into April, and april will have a thing too. *sighs* so sorry.

2006-03-27 [Kaimee]: I'll do some badges and get them up as soon as I can missy :P And I don't think I'll be entering in this theme - don't have time :(

2006-03-27 [Akayume]: thatsa lirght. and thank you! You're an angel kaimee.

2006-04-06 [kileaiya]: Get back on and find out I won 3rd place. Coolness! XD

2006-04-16 [Today for you, tomorrow for me]: *raises hand* Ok, I've got a question Miss [Akayume]. The entries for the current theme are due at the end of the month, right?

2006-04-16 [Akayume]: yesh, they are. wait. what month is it? O.o ((Having bronchitits and frying your brain arent too good as you can see))

2006-04-17 [Today for you, tomorrow for me]: It's the middle of April

2006-04-18 [Akayume]: oh, right XD

2006-04-26 [(Later)]: Alright, My Story Has Been Submitted. This Is My First Entry, So I'm Hoping To Make A Good Impression.

2006-04-26 [Today for you, tomorrow for me]: Ok, to point out for further notice. There's a place for entrants and then entries. I'll move the entries to their rightful place, but I wanted to point that out in case anyone else entered

2006-04-26 [(Later)]: Thanks a lot, Demon. I owe you one.

2006-04-26 [Kaimee]: Kyrc, what's with the over-capitalisation? :P

2006-04-26 [(Later)]: My apologies, I use it as a middle ground between normal text and caps lock. Meant to be assertive but not yelling.

2006-04-26 [Kaimee]: Heck, I just use formatting. <b>I use bold if I want attention,</b>, and <i>italics if I want to stress a point</i> :P And I use the !uQt! tag if I want my formatting to appear as untranslated html ;)

2006-04-26 [(Later)]: Unfortunately, I Am Not Blessed With Coding In All Places That I Write, So I Stick To This As A Universal Alternative.

2006-04-26 [Kaimee]: Unfortunately uncorrect grammar, spelling, and punctuation bothers me and hinders correct reading and understanding of sentences over the internet, a place where intonation and meaning can easily be mistaken.

2006-04-26 [(Later)]: Incorrect, darling. If it bothers you, then I shall remove it, and use coding when trying to emphasize certain phrases.

2006-04-26 [Kaimee]: Hahahaha, would you laugh if I said I was dictating that? "Can I use the computer?" Me, from otherside of the room: "Just check and see if anyone's replied yet.." "Uhm, how?" "Press refresh?" "Oh right. What now?" "Scroll down, is there anything under page changes or comments?" "Yeah this, what should I say?" "Say 'Unfortunately, incorrect grammar, spelling, punctu--- you spelt grammar G R A M M A R didn't you? Not E R? - Yeah ok, anyways, and punctuation..." :P

2006-04-26 [(Later)]: I would flog your dictator then. Luckily, my fingers dictate what my mind wants to type, so there is less room for mess ups. Although... too many typos... and it's Blender Time for the dictators...

2006-04-26 [Kaimee]: But I am the dictator (yes, it's spelt the same way as an authoritarian ruler :P), the person writing is merely the writer or typist :P Or eejit who just hit me for telling on them. Heh.

2006-04-30 [(Later)]: When is the latest contest closed and judged? Is it when we get enough competitors, or is there a set deadline?

2006-05-01 [iippo]: (fixed a wiki-glitch)

2006-05-01 [(Later)]: What was the glitch, iippo?

2006-05-02 [iippo]: Someone erased their name and by accident also erased the ending square-bracket from the name before theirs, so everything went pink. You can use the previous version button to see it, it was quite... pinkyful :3

2006-05-04 [Child of God]: Is this topic still active or is it closed?

2006-05-04 [Burning Inside]: helllo Akayume, question, when is this contest closed?

2006-05-05 [(Later)]: I'm unsure, myself. Maybe Akayume is backed up on Elftown and can't get to this right now. I don't see any harm in entering in though, since it hasn't officially been closed yet.

2006-05-05 [Burning Inside]: hmm yea i might this weekend, if I can get the idea running for me

2006-05-06 [Akayume]: *laughs* hiya. Yeah. bene sick lately.and elftown crap >.< it goes for a month ((I thought it stated that up there? O.o)) and last month's winners....your badges are coming (if I can get something)) and kaimee has authority't mess with her >.<

2006-05-06 [Kaimee]: Kaimee has no authority here! :O Kaimee only has authority on ET :P

2006-05-06 [iippo]: o.O Kaimee has authority everywhere.

2006-05-06 [chuchutrain]: *appears* all hail kaimee :)

2006-05-06 [Kaimee]: Well, she's super cool of course >.> But no authority here xD I always get a shock when I go to look at standard features crew use on ET and going what? Whaaaat? Oh yeah, dangity.

2006-05-06 [Akayume]: No, on the wiki you do XD

2006-05-07 [chuchutrain]: ....k that confused ^^;;

2006-05-07 [Romance and Cigarettes]: how do you get your story entered into the contest, cuz i put it on a seperate wiki page, and it said i had to have a number

2006-05-07 [Romance and Cigarettes]: Nevermind! Done it!

2006-05-08 [chuchutrain]: ^^

2006-05-08 [(Later)]: :)

2006-05-09 [Winkx]: Again when is the deadline?

2006-05-10 [Akayume]: then end of the month. it says up top that it goes every month. -.-

2006-05-10 [Winkx]: Oh. Sorry. I missed it. Okie dokie. I'll try to finish this one.

2006-05-10 [Akayume]: okay^^

2006-05-10 [Winkx]: YAY!

2006-05-13 [Shh]: Hmm...what counts as a word here? -_- Do "a" and "the" and so on count?

2006-05-13 [iippo]: They do in academic papers, so I'd say yes they do.

2006-05-14 [Kaimee]: Just use MS Word to get a wordcount :P

2006-05-14 [Akayume]: Yup *nod nod*

2006-05-15 [Winkx]: That's what I did thought mine isn't done yet and already needs revised. *><*

2006-05-16 [Shh]: Ok, thanks!! You know, I wrote a story for this thing, but I misread the requirements and ended up writing 500 words instead of 300. :D Must read carefully next time. lol

2006-05-19 [Akayume]: no, tis alright. 500 hundred is okay.

2006-05-19 [Akayume]: uh, nevermind XD I changed my own rules XD I guess that I could let it slide..

2006-05-20 [Kaimee]: Why is the limit 300 now? So this is a micro-flash-fiction contest now? O.o

2006-05-20 [(Later)]: Oh Come On! That Totally Puts Me At A Disadvantage!

2006-05-20 [Akayume]: Why is the beginnig of every word capitalized in your post? O.o ((and I honestly don't know....I don't remember changing the limit on was so big before..))

2006-05-20 [iippo]: It's a cryptic message.

2006-05-21 [Akayume]: really? XD

2006-05-21 [(Later)]: No, it's actually my use of emphasis. Take all the apocolyptic prophecies or deranged pickling recipes that you want from it. It's Just A Form Of Emphasis, Not A Cryptic Message. ¤_¤

2006-05-21 [Kaimee]: Emphasis refers to a particular pressure accompanying one word or sentiment within a sentence or idea, not Every Single Word ;)

2006-05-22 [Akayume]: I Agree With Kaimee XD

2006-05-22 [Kaimee]: So Do I! xD

2006-05-22 [iippo]: I'm getting a de ja vu. o.O Someone had an emphasis-comment-talk with someone somewhere earlier. Saying basically "use italics for emphasis." o.O

2006-05-22 [Akayume]: lol! XD

2006-05-22 [Winkx]: Mine is a little over too...*Jezz*

2006-05-23 [Kaimee]: ..Uhm, I think it was me and Kyrc that time too ;)

2006-05-23 [iippo]: XD It was a Kai Mee Vu, then. :P

2006-05-23 [Kaimee]: omg that's terrible xD

2006-05-23 [Lady of Lore]: hmm 300 words of being sacrificed to s a wierd god....not much room to dilly dally ^_-

2006-05-24 [Winkx]: I know.

2006-05-25 [Lady of Lore]: wow, these all end in thier tragic....

2006-05-25 [Lady of Lore]: how about a little deus ex machina(fixed the spelling, thanks)....

2006-05-25 [Lady of Lore]: ta daaaaa ^_^

2006-05-27 [Kaimee]: isn't it deus ex machina? :P

2006-05-28 [Akayume]: O.o

2006-05-28 [(Later)]: Yes, Deus Ex Machina.

2006-05-29 [Winkx]: When will we know?

2006-05-29 [Akayume]: end of the month

2006-05-30 [Lady of Lore]: yup sorry I have a terrible problem with spelling, I'll try to keep it straight :P

2006-05-31 [Akayume]: alright, and by the way...


2006-06-01 [Shh]: Was that message posted for yesterday (Wednesday) or today (Thursday)?

2006-06-01 [Akayume]: *smacks head* it says the date by my name -.-

2006-06-01 [iippo]: When Sydhel commented, it showed the time, which was something past eleven at night, so the question was fair enough at the time. So if you had meant the day you commented, it would have meant that there was less than half an hour time to submit.

2006-06-01 [Akayume]: Well, true (you can't submit now..)(cause it's the day after I said that..and I was jsut a major hypocrite >.<)

2006-06-02 [Kaimee]: Hehe it's ok, we all love you anyways :P Whats the new theme gonna be? :O

2006-06-02 [Shh]: iippo is right. I just thought it was kind of weird of you,, Akayume, to post such a message when there's only half an hour left in the day. :D

2006-06-02 [Kaimee]: I know I often forget to allow for ET (WC) time, so it's perfectly understandable to me someone else forgetting to ;)

2006-06-02 [iippo]: Timezones are confusing @_@

2006-06-02 [Akayume]: Yeah. for me it wasn't XD sorry.


2006-06-02 [Akayume]: I skipped months O.o

2006-06-04 [Akayume]: whoa..what on the page changed? O.o

2006-06-04 [Today for you, tomorrow for me]: Really just100 words? That might be do-able. I dunno, I'll see what happens . . .

2006-06-04 [Nell]: I changed something? When did I do that?

2006-06-04 [Nell]: Oh yeah! If you were wondering Akayume, I added a [ next to Kyrc's name.

2006-06-05 [Akayume]: oh, okay XD thanks XD

2006-06-05 [Winkx]: Ohhhhhhhhh, a new one.... Well, let's give it another go!

2006-06-06 [Kaimee]: I'm starting to think you could make an adventure anthology out of the themes here ;)

2006-06-06 [Winkx]: Today for you, Sorry if mine souds like yours, but I'm really claustraphobic and I'm going to write about one of my attacks. I'm not try to steal you idea. .........Forgiven?

2006-06-06 [Today for you, tomorrow for me]: No problem. I understand all too well. Soemone else's writing can be a very good source for inspiration.

2006-06-07 [Winkx]: Thenkies!

2006-06-08 [Akayume]: Must..a.rchive..things...O.o

2006-06-13 [Nell]: Oh Geez! I thought it was still 50 - 300 words for some reason. I guess I can flesh it out a bit. I'll send it in sometime soon.

2006-06-16 [Akayume]: okay ^^ thankie

2006-06-17 [Child of God]: Yay! More room to write! ^-^

2006-06-20 [pheonix1984]: This is right up my ally. It's gonna be fun. I should have something done in a day or two

2006-06-22 [Akayume]: yay ^^

2006-07-01 [Nell]: Yeek! Is there still time for people to put up their writings? It sounds like there was going to be more entries!

2006-07-06 [Akayume]: *realizes that the month is over* ah..we could let it drag into next month..

2006-07-25 [Child of God]: Does this have to be in first person? I wrote mine in third person without realizing it! ^-^'

2006-08-08 [Nell]: I don't see anything in the rules, so I don't think it matters what person you write in. Though the theme itself says "-You- wake up in a strange place"...Agh, I don't know!

For me, I find I'm able to most short pieces better if I'm right inside the character's head, but for the longer ones I can't sustain it, so I write in third person (usually without thinking about it).

2006-08-10 [Akayume]: Any person is fine (as long as you stick to it) You could be written in third if the 'you' is identified....

2006-09-02 [Sabrina Catherine]: so this contest is over already?

2006-09-02 [Kaimee]: No, the contest is run often, each time with a different theme. The last theme is over, the current theme is listed on the page :)

2006-09-02 [Sabrina Catherine]: so it's the waking up in the strange place that's the new one, right? Sorry for my blondeness. A) I am blonde lol and b) it's a quarter after eleven here.... so being tired and stuff isn't a good combination. XD

2006-09-02 [Kaimee]: "You wake up, in a strange place. All you know is that you have to get out. Now what?"
The previous theme was about being sacrificed in a strange temple :P

2006-09-02 [Sabrina Catherine]: okies, thanks. So this will be perfect. I had started on the gotta get out prompt, but was uncertain if that was the prompt for now, and so i went elsewhere, and kinda continued the story. I was going to make it into a romance...... hmmm.... guess I will decide as I go along.... question, do they have to escape, or can they evenatually willingly stay?

2006-09-02 [Sabrina Catherine]: Oh, and is there a limit to how many words can be in the story, cuz I already have 749, and it's still in the beginning....

2006-09-02 [iippo]: 50-1000 words says on the wiki.

2006-09-02 [Kaimee]: I think you can do whatever you like with the plot (escape, whatever) as long as the original theme is included in there.

2006-09-02 [Sabrina Catherine]: okies, cool, thanks.

2006-09-03 [nikole.sarina]: about how long do I have to write this story?

2006-09-04 [Sabrina Catherine]: I don't think I can enter my story, it's alreay 749 words.... I can't finish it in under 300 words....

2006-09-04 [Kaimee]: Good reason to always look at the word count neh? It hurts when something like that happens... You could try to write a short story with the same theme/plot, taking the essence of your story and paring it down to fit, and have it as a separate piece. A lot of writers do that actually, wrote a short story version before they go on to finish the real version, or the novel. It's a great way to try and summarise for yourself, as well as an opportunity to explore different ideas than you're going for in the 'real' version... :P

2006-09-04 [Sabrina Catherine]: I'm not good at shortening and summarizing things.... so I guess I won't be in the contest....

2006-09-04 [Kaimee]: But that's why people participate in the contests, as a challenge to themselves to see if they can write to certain specifications. There's no fun in it if you're already brilliant at writing whateverit is, the point is to try! :P

2006-09-04 [nikole.sarina]: shockingly, i wrote it last night. im gonna put it up ^__^ my debut as a writersco writer, lol. been a member since july but this is my first writing that im putting up.

2006-09-05 [Kaimee]: Whoa, welcome :P

2006-09-10 [nikole.sarina]: i have a problem, though...for some reason i can't get it to upload. how do you link your writing here on WC?

2006-09-10 [Kaimee]: The Writing Guide explains how to upload your writings, and once they're uploaded you link to them like this: [member no. writing name@writings]

2006-09-10 [nikole.sarina]: alright. thankees ^^

2006-09-11 [Sabrina Catherine]: well, mine is becoming a novel, and i've been working on it forever, and do not wish to condense it. maybe next time..... v.v gomenasai, lo siento, i'm sorry.

2006-09-20 [nikole.sarina]: wait, is the contest over?!

2006-09-21 [Child of God]: Don't know . . . has this topic been judged yet or . . .?

2006-09-23 [Kaimee]: Not to my knowledge. When it's closed it ususally says so on the page. Those winners are from the last topic aren't they?

2006-09-23 [nikole.sarina]: okay, i finally entered my story. for some reason it wont obey my <p> commands, so its paragraphs are all weird. but its entered.

2006-10-10 [Mister Saint]: I'm working on getting the contest section current... anyone know if this one is still running?

2006-10-10 [Kaimee]: It should be :) The last entry was only 2 weeks ago or so.

2006-10-10 [Mister Saint]: 'kay!

2006-10-18 [Sabrina Catherine]: the unlazy poets one is STILL going with me being the only entry for the past few months....

2006-11-22 [Akayume]: *sobs* sorry I was school, busy on et..and elf12..

2006-11-25 [Sabrina Catherine]: There is only one other entry on unlazy poets v.v I feel so alone...

2007-01-24 [Child of God]: So . . . *pokes anyone who is still around*

2007-01-24 [Sabrina Catherine]: wow... my last comment is old...

2007-01-26 [Kaimee]: Yeah I know, I'm not sure where the contest owner is.. :/

2007-01-27 [Sabrina Catherine]: XD

2007-02-24 [nikole.sarina]: this contest is dead T-T

2007-02-25 [Kaimee]: I'd say that's a yup :P You could try contacting the contest owner on Elftown? :)

2007-04-06 [Lady of Lore]: ....wowo....I had forgotten about sad...I must resolve to remember to come on more often...

2007-04-12 [(Later)]: Umm... I wasn't paying attention... How did I win second?

2007-04-17 [Kaimee]: Apparently using your skill and talent? ;)

2007-06-02 [(Later)]: ...Mer... I don't remember entering anything... ...Ever...

2007-07-02 [Eloura]: Is this still on?

2007-07-12 [Kaimee]: Who knows, the judge seems to have disappeared :/

2007-08-19 [Akayume]: Yessum, I did. .____. For like, what, over a year? O.O

2007-09-04 [Kaimee]: A long damn time :P

2007-09-06 [Eloura]: Yes yes to long. So can we still entr this?

2007-09-23 [Kaimee]: Well it hasn't been closed, so I'd say go ahead. It doesn't look like the judging will be finished anytime soon :P

2007-09-25 [Eloura]: Ok!

2007-10-26 [Ash]: Akayume disappeared again.

2007-10-26 [Eloura]: *nods head* ok

2007-12-04 [Eloura]: *stares at page watching*

2007-12-09 [Akayume]: Wow. O.O Okay. Well. I'll definately have to mak this place more lively again. :D

And if I dissappear again... Feel free to bugger me on elftown. XP

2007-12-10 [Kaimee]: do know the difference between "bugger" and "bug" don't you? :O

2007-12-10 [Akayume]: Oh, yes, I do. :] But I still use it in the form of 'bug'. ^^'' Just something my friends and I do. (ick. Bad slang. >.>)

2007-12-10 [Eloura]: *see's the new page* I like it!

2007-12-10 [Akayume]: :] I'm glad!

2007-12-10 [Akayume]: Poetic Contest of DOOM another contest I'm hosting.

2007-12-11 [Sabrina Catherine]: i feel bad, i never have much time to come here, and when i do, i totally forget about it.... on the bright side, not much happens in a month... so i never really fall behind

2007-12-11 [Akayume]: Ah, I see.

2007-12-22 [iippo]: Everything that is old is a password protected page, I can't view it... Is that on purpose? (Also, fixed some typoes) :x

2008-01-01 [Akayume]: Oh! Oops! I'll go change that..

2008-01-01 [Akayume]: Changed.

And this theme will run until the end of January. Or until I see fit. :D

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