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Sarah Louise
Joined Aug 18, 2014
Sarah Louise
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From United Kingdom Female Born 26th Jan 1996 Master or above
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The First Sentence Challenge
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Hello writers!

My name is Alice and welcome to my first ever contest I'm hosting here on Penana! I hope to start running monthly writing contests here in the future, should this contest go well. To be notified of new updates, feel free to follow my account here!

This is The First Sentence Challenge! How this works is I give you all the first sentence, which you must use as the first sentence in your entries. It is then up to you to write whatever you want. Whether it is a spooky story, a love story, anything! This contest will be open for entries for three weeks and only one entry per writer is accepted! I will be the sole judge for this contest, here is what I'm looking for:

- Characters that are relatable

- Story-lines that are creative

- Good plot twists that I personally wouldn't have seen coming

- Good use of correct spelling and grammar

RULES:

Entries must be written in English!

No gore, violence or erotica accepted!

Swearing must be kept to a minimum!

Word Count: 500-3,000 words (would be really handy if you disclaim somewhere in your entry the total word count!)

There will be a first, second and third place entry. You are more than welcome to read and comment on other entries submitted. You may edit your entry up until the closing date. After the closing date, you won't be allowed to edit. Judge's decision is final.

The First Sentence is: 'When the door slammed, I had to run.'

Thanks again for stopping by. If you have any questions, feel free to DM me or comment here and I'll get back to you as quick as I can!

Alice x

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The First Sentence Challenge

Hello writers!

My name is Alice and welcome to my first ever contest I'm hosting here on Penana! I hope to start running monthly writing contests here in the future, should this contest go well. To be notified of new updates, feel free to follow my account here!

This is The First Sentence Challenge! How this works is I give you all the first sentence, which you must use as the first sentence in your entries. It is then up to you to write whatever you want. Whether it is a spooky story, a love story, anything! This contest will be open for entries for three weeks and only one entry per writer is accepted! I will be the sole judge for this contest, here is what I'm looking for:

- Characters that are relatable

- Story-lines that are creative

- Good plot twists that I personally wouldn't have seen coming

- Good use of correct spelling and grammar

RULES:

Entries must be written in English!

No gore, violence or erotica accepted!

Swearing must be kept to a minimum!

Word Count: 500-3,000 words (would be really handy if you disclaim somewhere in your entry the total word count!)

There will be a first, second and third place entry. You are more than welcome to read and comment on other entries submitted. You may edit your entry up until the closing date. After the closing date, you won't be allowed to edit. Judge's decision is final.

The First Sentence is: 'When the door slammed, I had to run.'

Thanks again for stopping by. If you have any questions, feel free to DM me or comment here and I'll get back to you as quick as I can!

Alice x

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LGBTQ+ Story Contest
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Write a short or long story of something LGBTQ+ related. Write however much you'd like. Good luck.

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LGBTQ+ Story Contest

Write a short or long story of something LGBTQ+ related. Write however much you'd like. Good luck.

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I hope that you Burn...
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Write me a narrative/poem/creative piece about a betrayal. Whether that be a lover's scorn, lion king betrayal or a dramatic assassination - the betrayal is up to you!

Funny how it's the ones you think will protect you are the ones who pull the trigger...

I'll cap it at 1000 words - but be creative and emotive.

Inspiration: Musical Hamilton's "Burn" (it's gender-bended, so feel free to find the original but this is so, so beautiful)

Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7do92p3YQNM

Blue Moon OUT!

(I do not own or create the cover image used)

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I hope that you Burn...

Write me a narrative/poem/creative piece about a betrayal. Whether that be a lover's scorn, lion king betrayal or a dramatic assassination - the betrayal is up to you!

Funny how it's the ones you think will protect you are the ones who pull the trigger...

I'll cap it at 1000 words - but be creative and emotive.

Inspiration: Musical Hamilton's "Burn" (it's gender-bended, so feel free to find the original but this is so, so beautiful)

Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7do92p3YQNM

Blue Moon OUT!

(I do not own or create the cover image used)

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A Scene On Romance 5
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Hello~So I'm back with the 5th series of A Scene on Romance, in what seems like ages. For this time's prompt, you can write in either a Modernsetting, Medieval or Ancientsetting, or AU. However, the story has to include these:

> romance(but of course *winks*)> flowers or a garden> the sentence "I can do better than that"> two friends (besides the MC and love interest)> a dance> mention ONE country (or you can also write a scene about the country if you wish)> a little misunderstanding but later on it's cleared up> HAPPY ENDING, please*heart eyes*

Word limit: None

I hope this is interesting enough so have fun writing your stories :D

P.S - Cover picture for the contest is from the search engine. I do not own it.

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A Scene On Romance 5

Hello~So I'm back with the 5th series of A Scene on Romance, in what seems like ages. For this time's prompt, you can write in either a Modernsetting, Medieval or Ancientsetting, or AU. However, the story has to include these:

> romance(but of course *winks*)> flowers or a garden> the sentence "I can do better than that"> two friends (besides the MC and love interest)> a dance> mention ONE country (or you can also write a scene about the country if you wish)> a little misunderstanding but later on it's cleared up> HAPPY ENDING, please*heart eyes*

Word limit: None

I hope this is interesting enough so have fun writing your stories :D

P.S - Cover picture for the contest is from the search engine. I do not own it.

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You!
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I want you to describe yourselves as poetically and profoundly as possible. It doesn't have to necessarily be in the form of a poem, you can write it however you like. Here's an example:

"All the stars were filled with jealousy as they reflected from the dark abyss shining in my eyes."

Do whatever you please! I can't wait to read them!

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You!

I want you to describe yourselves as poetically and profoundly as possible. It doesn't have to necessarily be in the form of a poem, you can write it however you like. Here's an example:

"All the stars were filled with jealousy as they reflected from the dark abyss shining in my eyes."

Do whatever you please! I can't wait to read them!

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Seven To Chose From
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There are seven deadly sins, choose a sin and write about it.  You can create a character or any representation of the sin, but it must creatively and effectively communicate and portray that sin.

There is Lust, Gluttony, Greed, Sloth, Wrath, Envy and Pride.

I'm really looking for the creative edge in these entries, guys!  I'm hoping to find new and interesting interpretations of the sins, not just the surface meaning.  For example, people can lust for something other than sexual desire (since lust is simply desire in general); people can be greedy for things that are not materialistic; people can be wrathful but passive-aggressive or simply broody.  See what I mean?  Really dig deep into the word and find a way to represent it.  Again, I'm looking for creativity!

Have fun and good luck,

LovelySheree

Example entry: Lust

This is to show a more abstract grip of what one of the seven deadlys can mean.  I chose "Lust.".  Entries can be longer, include a short story and dialogue, or have much more involved, or it can be simple like this.  It's up to you!

I always seek out a challenge, although, on first appearance, I'm not a challenging person.  I take my challenges inside my head, constantly thinking about self-improvement or any form of maximization.  They go unnoticed.  For someone who's constantly doing something, I look fairly laid-back and slow-moving; yet everything spins in my head as I figure out way after way of getting around, going over, or going through any and every situation.  I am always looking for a new challenge.  Always looking for what's next.

If someone says "good job," I may agree, but I know that it could've been better.  Anything can be better.  Everything should be better.  I should be better.  And that is the ultimate challenge is it not?  To strive to be the best?  And perhaps not for self-glory but at least the satisfaction of it?

I fear the day I cannot improve anything.  I fear that I will wither up.  That my strength will slowly diminish and I will become dust.  Purposeless.  And out of this fear drives this unending need to do.A need to gain.A need to advance.  If ever I reach the end, I pray my time will already be up.

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Seven To Chose From

There are seven deadly sins, choose a sin and write about it.  You can create a character or any representation of the sin, but it must creatively and effectively communicate and portray that sin.

There is Lust, Gluttony, Greed, Sloth, Wrath, Envy and Pride.

I'm really looking for the creative edge in these entries, guys!  I'm hoping to find new and interesting interpretations of the sins, not just the surface meaning.  For example, people can lust for something other than sexual desire (since lust is simply desire in general); people can be greedy for things that are not materialistic; people can be wrathful but passive-aggressive or simply broody.  See what I mean?  Really dig deep into the word and find a way to represent it.  Again, I'm looking for creativity!

Have fun and good luck,

LovelySheree

Example entry: Lust

This is to show a more abstract grip of what one of the seven deadlys can mean.  I chose "Lust.".  Entries can be longer, include a short story and dialogue, or have much more involved, or it can be simple like this.  It's up to you!

I always seek out a challenge, although, on first appearance, I'm not a challenging person.  I take my challenges inside my head, constantly thinking about self-improvement or any form of maximization.  They go unnoticed.  For someone who's constantly doing something, I look fairly laid-back and slow-moving; yet everything spins in my head as I figure out way after way of getting around, going over, or going through any and every situation.  I am always looking for a new challenge.  Always looking for what's next.

If someone says "good job," I may agree, but I know that it could've been better.  Anything can be better.  Everything should be better.  I should be better.  And that is the ultimate challenge is it not?  To strive to be the best?  And perhaps not for self-glory but at least the satisfaction of it?

I fear the day I cannot improve anything.  I fear that I will wither up.  That my strength will slowly diminish and I will become dust.  Purposeless.  And out of this fear drives this unending need to do.A need to gain.A need to advance.  If ever I reach the end, I pray my time will already be up.

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In the Water?
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Summers approaching and thus it's the season for bathing, swimming and vacation not to mention. ;-)

Every wondered if in the water lives some mysterious creatures? Maybe mermaids/mermen or some sea serpent?

Write a story connected to some water mythology/legend or your own imagination.

Words = limitless as your imagination

1-2 entries per writer pretty please! ^.^

Fingers ready, on the keyboard or pencil at hand, write!

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In the Water?

Summers approaching and thus it's the season for bathing, swimming and vacation not to mention. ;-)

Every wondered if in the water lives some mysterious creatures? Maybe mermaids/mermen or some sea serpent?

Write a story connected to some water mythology/legend or your own imagination.

Words = limitless as your imagination

1-2 entries per writer pretty please! ^.^

Fingers ready, on the keyboard or pencil at hand, write!

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Immortality
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1. A char's adventure of GAINING thr immortality 

2. What the char DOES with the immortality

3. A char trying to GET RID OF their immortality

Those are some EXAMPLES of what you could write in this contest. Honestly, just write whatever you want as long as it has to do with immortality.

There is no boundaries, but if you have any questions, just comment it.

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Immortality

1. A char's adventure of GAINING thr immortality 

2. What the char DOES with the immortality

3. A char trying to GET RID OF their immortality

Those are some EXAMPLES of what you could write in this contest. Honestly, just write whatever you want as long as it has to do with immortality.

There is no boundaries, but if you have any questions, just comment it.

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It's been an age...
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Hello beautiful budding writers! Life carried me away but I am back and kicking!

Write me a 500 words short story about old friendships, old romances, glory days. Write me the memories of a soldier or pain from younger days. Write me something from the past!

Give me emotion, humor, passion, hope, sadness, pain! Give me new life and lessons learnt.

Send me into the past, everyone has one.

~ BlueMoon

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It's been an age...

Hello beautiful budding writers! Life carried me away but I am back and kicking!

Write me a 500 words short story about old friendships, old romances, glory days. Write me the memories of a soldier or pain from younger days. Write me something from the past!

Give me emotion, humor, passion, hope, sadness, pain! Give me new life and lessons learnt.

Send me into the past, everyone has one.

~ BlueMoon

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