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This is Life Writing Contest

Hosted by [Kaimee], a flipside contest.

CLOSED: Judging has commenced

This is a short story or poetry contest about your life. Originally, I had intended to make it purely for short stories but then I realised that the same end could be achieved through poetry, and so there you go :)
The aim is to write an event, or day, or section, or story about your life or something/one in it. Pretty broad huh? Basically, it just means that whatever you write should be relatively true to life and from your own experience.
I don't want to hear about how you're acutally a vampire. I'm not even going to argue over that one, or listen to protestations that you really are a vampire! I'm just going to disqualify it.

Mature content is accepted, so if you don't wish to read it or encounter it, don't enter.
I expect all entrants to read the other entries. They wont be long, there wont be many, and it's a simple courtesy to the other entrants. If you don't wish to, then don't enter.
Critiques or comments will be dished during and at the conclusion of this contest. By entering this contest you are agreeing to let me judge yourpieces, and I am often quite voluble about my judging. If you don't wish to recieve my comments... you guessed it, don't enter.
But that's no guarantee that I wont comment on your work anyways >:P

Subject to change at any time without notice

1. The theme of your piece must center around or focus on your own life, or experiences, or people you know or have met. This is a contest for real life stories so as deeply as you believe in magic, I don't actually care. No fantasy, futurism, far off lands and magic. Keep it true to life. Even if it means writing about your goddamn socks :P

2. Original work only, plagiarism will be looked for.

3. Prose and/or poetry permitted.

4. Prose: Maximum of 800 words, minimum of 150 words. Poetry: maximum of 35 lines, minimum of 10 lines.

5. Maximum of two entries per member.

6. I am not easily offended. Pornographic or gratuitously violent scenes will get you disqualified.
Other than that, *shrugs* if you're old enough to write it --- and have experienced it!!! --- then I'm old enough to read it.
I ask that any members with mature content post warnings on their pieces. Other members do not have to read these pieces if they feel they cannot handle them.
Anyone who enters the contest or reads other member's pieces has been warned; you may stumble across things you don't so much like.

7. If you squabble on or over the contest, I will get cranky :P

Entries will be judged by me, according to sheer brilliance, and how much they appeal to me :P This is not an infallible process. It depends very much on how I am feeling. You may think that you deserved to win more, and agonise over it, but hey. At the end of the day, you're not writing for me. You're writing for you. So who really cares what I think? :P
Correct spelling and grammar will heighten the chances of your story appearing brilliant and appealing, although if you're a good enough writer they may not get in the way. *Shrugs* Your choice on that, I just tend to enjoy correct spelling and grammar more.
If you do not adhere to the word/line count limitations you will be disqualified. If you break the rules you will be disqualified. My say is final.

1st, 2nd and 3rd places will recieve badges, everyone will recieve a participant badge. Pending
1st place will recieve a review of their winning piece by me, with as much commenting and critiquing I see the need for :P

The other two winners are doing it for prestige alone! ;)
Of course, I may just be un-predictable and do whatever strikes my fancy at the time. Brace yourself for either no c&c or a flood of it, no warning as to who will recieve. 1st, 2nd, 3rd or general participants are all equally susceptible 
to crazy Kaimee o.o



For an example of a "Real Life" story or poem, see 5.Contest Entries.100 Words - Every Bit

Please place your name here if you are intending to enter:

1. [Kuzco]
2. [Today for you, tomorrow for me]
3. [Po]
4. [Kiddalee]
5. [Winkx]
6. [Child of God]
7. [iippo]
8. [Athilea]
9. [Veltzeh]
15. [pirate witch]
17. [Samael_22]


Please place your entries below the line. Entries should be placed in the following format:
Username followed by a link to your story in the form of [member number.story name@writings] and the word count. For poems, please post the line count.

eg. [Kaimee] 5.Contest Entries.100 Words - Every Bit, 100 words. (Is it poetry? Then count the lines instead of words!)

1. [Kuzco]: 212.Rhimy things.Unbeatable 35 lines
2. [Kuzco]: 212.Kids' fight. 701 words
3. [Today for you, tomorrow for me]: 256.Poetry.Prayers - 18 lines
4. [Child of God]: 416.Poetry.Reconciliation, 28 lines
5. [Child of God]: 416.Poetry.The Crush, 16 lines
6. [iippo]: 207.Human-People.AcademicAttack, 611 words
7. [Veltzeh]: 39.Essays and Non-fiction.Me.Gender issues, 785 words
8. [Calliope]: 216.Contests.This is Life, 789 words.
9. [Athilea]: 498.My Love, 800 words
10. [Damian] 497.Heart of a Loser, Mind of a Geek.Life 28 lines
11. [Today for you, tomorrow for me]: 256.Poetry.Post-Quiz Boredom - 12 lines
12. [RiddleRose]: 298.contest entries.backstage - 509 words
13. [mousepoet]: 243.mousey's poetry.This is Life Contest entry - 35 lines
14. [pirate witch] 524.Contest Entries.Interlocken - 789 words.
15. [Ravendust] 343.This is life Roughly 800 words... my word counter is screwy, and it's always off...
16. [Veltzeh]: 39.Essays and Non-fiction.Me.Education, 354 words
17. [Kiddalee]: 225.Poetry.Formatted.A Sonnet In V Minor - 14 lines
18. [Samael_22]: 619.Short Stories.Take Him Down

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2006-12-29 [Kaimee]: I know the feeling, I always end up leaving things then fixing them like 2 years later :P

2007-01-07 [Po]: Kaimee dear, pretty please don't be mad at me, but I won't be able to enter your contest. :( I want to! Unfortunately life doesn't allow it at this juncture...I'm sorry!

2007-01-08 [Kaimee]: Po! It's a Po! :OOOOO Hell no, I shant hold it against you if you can't enter, but we'd all love it if you try your very best to talk to us at every opportunity you get! ;) Good luck lady!

2007-01-11 [Po]: Oy, life has been busy lately! Impatiently awaiting the arrival of a little bundle who stubbornly refuses to be born yet, almost 12 days past his due date...carting my boys all over hell-o and back, and now tonight I get to witness my good friends Vin and Jen become engaged! I tell you, I really miss having time to write! And I miss all of you fine peoples too!

2007-01-11 [Kaimee]: How do you know they're going to become engaged? :O Eep, that's scary! Mwahaha... sounds like you're going to have a troublesome kidlet >:) Which - as we all know - are the best kind, so good luck to ye ;)

2007-01-11 [Po]: Ack! I botched that tense! It's supposed to say that I *got* to witness them becoming engaged! lol I sooooo wasn't claiming to be psychic! Hah!

2007-01-11 [Kaimee]: Hahahahahaha, yeah, you confused me a bit lady! :O I thought you all had some sort of evil plan going on or something... >:P

2009-12-18 [Kaimee]: Is anyone still waiting for my verdict? ;)

2009-12-23 [Veltzeh]: Well, I'm still around but I'm very good at waiting. X)

2010-01-05 [Kaimee]: Wowsers, you really must be! xD

2010-01-05 [Veltzeh]: Well, waiting is so easy. All I need to do is amuse myself, and that isn't even required. ;D

2010-01-06 [Kaimee]: Hmm, I'm surprised to find another person still floating around, let alone waiting! :P

2011-03-01 [Akayume]: O_O

2011-03-01 [Veltzeh]: Yup.

2011-03-01 [Kaimee]: Oh fine, I'll finish it xD

2011-03-10 [Calann]: :o

2011-03-10 [Kaimee]: I assume [Veltzeh] has withdrawn the first submission? :(

2011-03-11 [Veltzeh]: Oops. I restored it. Hmm, I think I should edit it too, it's kind of old.

2011-03-15 [Kaimee]: Nuh uh! Judging has already commenced, no editing the entries now :P

2011-07-28 [Calliope]: Wow this is the most active Wiki I've found yet! I hope there's still some life here. I just rediscovered WritersCo after years of being lost and I'd like to get back into it, even if it's not near as active :/

2011-07-28 [Veltzeh]: Yay. :)

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