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gypsy
Posted: Saturday, November 28, 2020 5:13:45 AM
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A new and different writing challenge is coming soon to Stories Space.

The details are being worked out. Hopefully, it will be up and running in a few days.

It was to have been be posted already but everyday life has (as usual) interfered with getting it organised.

Stay tuned for details...

Update!

The Literary Inspiration Challenge opened for admissions early in December, and the first text is now on the site.





The subject who is truly loyal to the Chief Magistrate will neither advise nor submit to arbitrary measures. Junius



AnnaMayZing
Posted: Saturday, November 28, 2020 1:07:21 PM
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gypsy wrote:
A new and different writing challenge is coming soon to Stories Space.

The details are being worked out. Hopefully, it will be up and running in a few days.

It was to have been be posted already but everyday life has (as usual) interfered with getting it organised.

Stay tuned for details...


Sounds interesting, Gypsy but... the badges haven't been updated for the Cheers to Ten Years challenge yet. dontknow

The third part of this epic journey starts here... https://www.storiesspace.com/stories/drama/the-long-road-home-chapter-1.aspx

If anyone wishes to find the beginning of this epic saga, here it is:

https://www.storiesspace.com/stories/drama/-the-nurses-.aspx

"Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it." George Santayana
Mendalla
Posted: Saturday, November 28, 2020 1:58:28 PM
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AnnaMayZing wrote:

Sounds interesting, Gypsy but... the badges haven't been updated for the Cheers to Ten Years challenge yet. dontknow


She is talking about a challenge, not a competition. So no judging or winners, just a theme and you get a Challenger (or whatever it is called) badge if you write a story on that theme.

And I imagine Maggie will get everything sorted from the 10 Years comps soon.

The Goddess Dances - Winner - Cheers to 10 Years Flash

The Berry Girl - Third place - Summer Word Bank
Welshdreamer42
Posted: Saturday, November 28, 2020 3:01:21 PM
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I think Anna means the Cheers to 10 words challenge that ran as part of the 10 years celebration. No one has got a badge for that yet.

"I may not have gone where I intended to go, but I think I have ended up where I needed to be."

Douglas Adams, The Long Dark Tea-Time of the Soul

My competition stories:
Picture On My Wall
The Last Train
Fading
Letting Go
Mendalla
Posted: Saturday, November 28, 2020 6:30:14 PM
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Welshdreamer42 wrote:
I think Anna means the Cheers to 10 words challenge that ran as part of the 10 years celebration. No one has got a badge for that yet.


Ah, forgot about that.


The Goddess Dances - Winner - Cheers to 10 Years Flash

The Berry Girl - Third place - Summer Word Bank
magnificent1rascal
Posted: Sunday, November 29, 2020 10:47:01 AM
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A new challenge sounds fun!

I’m so far behind on awarding challenge badges that I actually considered posting a “Sort Out the Challenge Champ Badges” challenge. geek

Challenge Champ badges are awarded manually, not by the system, and because challenges have no deadline, each has to be audited to make sure everyone who has earned a badge receives it. That’s why we ask for challenges to require unique tags or other identifying information.

I’ll award the Cheers to 10 Words challenge badges tomorrow, and try to get caught up with the others this week.

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gypsy
Posted: Thursday, January 28, 2021 4:08:17 AM
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The titles of this thread has been changed, to Challenges, New & Old

The newest challenge is the Literary Inspiration Challenge

Gypsy wrote:
Rules of the challenge: select a story, poem, author or theme that appeals to you and is in the public domain – meaning, there is no longer any copyright on the work involved.

Develop a story or poem derived from the work or the author chosen.


This is a reminder and description of some of the other great challenges that are open, with no closing date.

Challenge: Let's Do the Time Warp Again

Maggie wrote:
Description: Submit an original story, poem or song that includes time as a major element — time slipping away, time crawling along, a mysterious time shift, time running out — anything to do with time as a reality or concept.


Challenge: The Moon

AnnaMayZing wrote:
A short story about moon travel. That is it. It can be anything so long as it involves travel to or from the Moon or anything that results therefrom.
ie. A moon base. A desire to travel to the moon. A dream, anything.


Challenge: describe the singer

Rumple_deWriter wrote:
The challenge is simple: Using the prompt as a guideline, describe in 100 words or less, the singer as if she was a character in your short story.

Prompt: With no fanfare, the singer steppes onto the small, dimly lighted stage and slips through the band members until she reaches the microphone stand. The moment she taps on the mike's grill, a bright spotlight illuminates her from head to toe. "Hi," she says, "waving to the suddenly hushed audience. "I'm Linda Ronstadt," and begins to sing.

That's the challenge: describe Linda Ronstadt at some point in her career facing an unknown audience in an undefined setting, and do this in 100 words or less not counting the prompt which need not be included.


Love & Affection - a Valentine's Inspired Challenge

Gypsy wrote:
The story does not have to be on or about Valentine's Day, but it certainly can be.
Romance isn't a requirement, but would be a welcome addition if it suits the story.
Love and affection can cover a vast territory - it can involve the discovery of love for animals or a pet, for instance, on the part of someone who always claimed to dislike them.


There are also the Remembrance Day Challenge
the Challenge: Back to School, the Writing Prompt: Primeval Forest and a Different kind of Challenge.

Are you interested or in need of ideas?

Follow the links posted to the different challenges, and read and follow the guidlines for each one, if you are interested or, well, challenged by these great ideas!
All rules for each challenge must be followed.







The subject who is truly loyal to the Chief Magistrate will neither advise nor submit to arbitrary measures. Junius



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