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Nicole Armas
6Mins Each
1
ISSUE
Fallen, But Not Forgotten
Updated Oct 21, 2015
PG Completed
2
1161
3
War
Friendship

A wounded soldier lies stranded in No Man's Land. Just when he thinks all is lost, an unlikely ally comes to the rescue.

Historical
War
Friendship
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Fallen, But Not Forgotten

A wounded soldier lies stranded in No Man's Land. Just when he thinks all is lost, an unlikely ally comes to the rescue.

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LiseuxCiroDivineMonsterTheScribe'sApprentice
15Mins Each
1
ENTRY
Reimagined Tenebrosity
✪ Ending TODAY
PG-13
4
340
2
Creator's
Pick

This contest is about putting dark and sinister twist to any creatures or figures coming from folklore and legends. You can reverse the evil to good and vice versa  backgrounds of each one in the ending, the important central part of this contest is how twisted or witty these transitions would go.  The more appalling, unexpected or shocking and especially original the twist would be wins. A creature or figure from your own native folklore would be a plus point.

Go wild, take on that dark whispers and imaginations at the back of your mind and enjoy!

The maximum time limit is around 30 mins.

I'm sorry, but vampire, werewolves, and immortals aren't going to be accepted.

Feel free to provide images of the creatures you've chosen.

Other
Creator's Pick
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Reimagined Tenebrosity

This contest is about putting dark and sinister twist to any creatures or figures coming from folklore and legends. You can reverse the evil to good and vice versa  backgrounds of each one in the ending, the important central part of this contest is how twisted or witty these transitions would go.  The more appalling, unexpected or shocking and especially original the twist would be wins. A creature or figure from your own native folklore would be a plus point.

Go wild, take on that dark whispers and imaginations at the back of your mind and enjoy!

The maximum time limit is around 30 mins.

I'm sorry, but vampire, werewolves, and immortals aren't going to be accepted.

Feel free to provide images of the creatures you've chosen.

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Traveler FionaDaydreamerCiro
5Mins Each
3
ENTRIES
What do you see under the Ashes ?
✪ Submission Closed
PG
6
252
0
Community
Vote

I'm curious to see how the community would have written the story inspired by the video linked below. I used this video as inspiration for my short story "Dancing under the Ashes" which I tried to publish to a magazine. If anyone is up for the challenge, I would like for you to write under the same rules I was under.

- The story must be under 1,500 words

- Must be a speculative Sci-Fi, Fantasy or Slipstream self-contained story

-Tell the story hidden in the picture and music

I'll leave off the formating because It's not needed. I know this is a picture contest but you can take inspiration from the music too.

I tried my best to uncover the story in this picture and song but was unsatisfied, maybe the great writers on here can do it justice.

The Video and Music:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nxDisb92PmE

Picture
Community Vote
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What do you see under the Ashes ?

I'm curious to see how the community would have written the story inspired by the video linked below. I used this video as inspiration for my short story "Dancing under the Ashes" which I tried to publish to a magazine. If anyone is up for the challenge, I would like for you to write under the same rules I was under.

- The story must be under 1,500 words

- Must be a speculative Sci-Fi, Fantasy or Slipstream self-contained story

-Tell the story hidden in the picture and music

I'll leave off the formating because It's not needed. I know this is a picture contest but you can take inspiration from the music too.

I tried my best to uncover the story in this picture and song but was unsatisfied, maybe the great writers on here can do it justice.

The Video and Music:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nxDisb92PmE

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KiayaPear
2Mins Each
1
ISSUE
Short stories
Updated Jan 20, 2017
PG-13
1
1070
0
Romance

Just a collection of writing prompt ideas I find. Feel free to suggest any :)

Young Adult
Romance
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2 Collaboration Spaces Available
Short stories

Just a collection of writing prompt ideas I find. Feel free to suggest any :)

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2 Collaboration Spaces Available
C.R. Bluewell
7Mins Each
1
ISSUE
Just Say Hi
Updated Jul 25, 2017
G Completed
1
882
0

Based off a prompt I read.

In a world where finding your soul mate is the easiest thing in the world, why is Cherry still single?

(maybe i'll change the description)

Romance
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Just Say Hi

Based off a prompt I read.

In a world where finding your soul mate is the easiest thing in the world, why is Cherry still single?

(maybe i'll change the description)

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AliceTheWriter7
5Mins Each
5
ISSUES
She Writes Shorts
Updated Feb 24, 2019
PG
0
1479
3
Short Story
Inspirational

A collection of short stories, inspired by pictures and writing prompts found on the internet.

The stories will be written in 2019, I aim to have around 30-35 stories included in a variety of genres. Any trigger warnings will be disclosed in the entries, this is a solo project. Once I have most of the collection completed, this blurb will be changed to reflect the content included. Thank you for stopping by and supporting, don't forget to like, bookmark and follow me on Penana!

Other
Short Story
Inspirational
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She Writes Shorts

A collection of short stories, inspired by pictures and writing prompts found on the internet.

The stories will be written in 2019, I aim to have around 30-35 stories included in a variety of genres. Any trigger warnings will be disclosed in the entries, this is a solo project. Once I have most of the collection completed, this blurb will be changed to reflect the content included. Thank you for stopping by and supporting, don't forget to like, bookmark and follow me on Penana!

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AliceTheWriter7RiverDaniel HurGrammarless1
+2
2Mins Each
3
ENTRIES
The Picture Prompt Challenge
✪ Submission Closed
G
3
747
2
Creator's
Pick

Hello writers!

I am Alice and after the success of the first writing contest that I hosted here on Penana, I'm back for contest number two! This time, I will be sharing a picture here, which is your writing prompt. Your task is to use what you see in the picture and write a short story. It can be any genre, reading age that you like but would be handy if any trigger warnings were mentioned somewhere in your entry.

Without further ado, here is the prompt for the challenge!:

RULES:

- Your entry must be between 500-3000 words long, not shorter, not longer

- Entries must be written in English

- Please state the total word count of your entry somewhere in your entry

- Spelling, Grammar will be judged. I am the judge for this challenge and decisions are final

- OPTIONAL BUT MUCH APPRECIATED: It would be lovely if you could follow me here on Penana, to show your support for future writing contests I plan to host in due course.

You have exactly one month from now until entries will close. Submissions after that time won't be accepted. Only one entry per user.

Good luck!

Alice x

Picture
Creator's Pick
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The Picture Prompt Challenge

Hello writers!

I am Alice and after the success of the first writing contest that I hosted here on Penana, I'm back for contest number two! This time, I will be sharing a picture here, which is your writing prompt. Your task is to use what you see in the picture and write a short story. It can be any genre, reading age that you like but would be handy if any trigger warnings were mentioned somewhere in your entry.

Without further ado, here is the prompt for the challenge!:

RULES:

- Your entry must be between 500-3000 words long, not shorter, not longer

- Entries must be written in English

- Please state the total word count of your entry somewhere in your entry

- Spelling, Grammar will be judged. I am the judge for this challenge and decisions are final

- OPTIONAL BUT MUCH APPRECIATED: It would be lovely if you could follow me here on Penana, to show your support for future writing contests I plan to host in due course.

You have exactly one month from now until entries will close. Submissions after that time won't be accepted. Only one entry per user.

Good luck!

Alice x

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TheGirlWhoseStillUnKnown
5Mins Each
5
ISSUES
Random Thoughts
Updated Nov 21, 2019
PG-13
0
1358
0

Just as the title implies, this will be a compilation of my random thoughts.

General
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Random Thoughts

Just as the title implies, this will be a compilation of my random thoughts.

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Solo Work
Alces
5Mins Each
1
ISSUE
A Collection of Alces' Short Stories
Updated Sep 9, 2019
PG-13
0
210
0
Short Story

Exactly like the title says, this is just a bunch of short stories written by your's truly. Title, genre, and word count will be at the top of each story!

Other
Short Story
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A Collection of Alces' Short Stories

Exactly like the title says, this is just a bunch of short stories written by your's truly. Title, genre, and word count will be at the top of each story!

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M. Williams
8Mins Each
2
ISSUES
Short Stories
Updated Nov 11, 2019
PG-13
2
990
3
Romance
Fantasy

©Copyright - All Rights Reserved

Just some short stories I'm writing when I have writer's block - created solely from writing prompts. I've selected the two main genres I like writing (Romance & Fantasy), but there may be others in here as well. Depends on my mood at the time. Happy reading!

Fantasy
Romance
Fantasy
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Short Stories

©Copyright - All Rights Reserved

Just some short stories I'm writing when I have writer's block - created solely from writing prompts. I've selected the two main genres I like writing (Romance & Fantasy), but there may be others in here as well. Depends on my mood at the time. Happy reading!

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Traveler
3Mins Each
1
ISSUE
Dance At The End of Our Time
Updated Aug 5, 2020
PG Completed
0
177
0
Short Story
Family

This is a short story I made in the Tale Foundry group. They wanted the story to stay below 350 words and because of that, I had to cut a lot out. Here is that uncut version, our at least the parts I remembered to put back in.

After a father's 4th near-fatal heart attack, he once again meets with death. Now he must decide again whether to leave into a peaceful afterlife or struggle to live for his daughter's sake.

Drama
Short Story
Family
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Dance At The End of Our Time

This is a short story I made in the Tale Foundry group. They wanted the story to stay below 350 words and because of that, I had to cut a lot out. Here is that uncut version, our at least the parts I remembered to put back in.

After a father's 4th near-fatal heart attack, he once again meets with death. Now he must decide again whether to leave into a peaceful afterlife or struggle to live for his daughter's sake.

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Solo Work
Traveler
8Mins Each
1
ISSUE
Undead Leafs
Updated Aug 28, 2020
PG Completed
1
100
3
Short Story

A young man has died unexpectedly and has encountered death. They talk about his death and thoughts on life, but throughout their conversation, the man feels something beating in his supposedly dead heart.

What is life without a purpose unfulfilled.

So was this story too angsty and did it jump the shark at the end? I would love criticism, I would like for this to be good for the future and past works.

General
Short Story
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Undead Leafs

A young man has died unexpectedly and has encountered death. They talk about his death and thoughts on life, but throughout their conversation, the man feels something beating in his supposedly dead heart.

What is life without a purpose unfulfilled.

So was this story too angsty and did it jump the shark at the end? I would love criticism, I would like for this to be good for the future and past works.

Read More
Solo Work