Hey everyone! This is something I've been wanting to do based on a writing exercise I got in college.
Take an ordinary, everyday object (mine was a chair), and describe it in a specific tone (like horror, whimsy, comedy, etc.). I'll let you guys choose the object and tone, or I can assign them if you get stuck for ideas.
Try to keep it short, and please let me know which object and tone you're describing in the title or under the description.
Winners will be picked based on how well they make the ordinary seem extraordinary!
Good luck! :)
Choose a character that died in one of your stories or a character that you have not written of yet but want to test out.
Your character will wake up in an unknown dark warehouse with only the bare essentials. All of the contestant's characters will be separated into different warehouses in this old abandoned town. It's up to you to guide them into meeting up with the other contestants to figure out where they are and how to leave. If your character has powers then those powers have to be taken back throughout the story.
The direction of the story, twists, and turns, all depend on your creativity and teamwork with the other participating writers. I hope this will give birth to new friendships and renewed creativity.
Also, the first one to post on here will be the Main Character of this 12-week long saga, write with that in mind.
Write a short story based on this image, when the challenge ends I will choose three people for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place. Make sure to write from your heart and soul and add any emotions you are currently feeling into the story. I’d like to see if anyone can beat me in the fantasy category! Good luck and have fun!
this image is called “temple of thoughts” I did not name this image, this it’s original name. I also do not own this image all rights And credits go to Silviya radeva.
What scares you the most? Is it the dark, or perhaps death itself? Well why not write about it?
In this contest, you can either write a horror (or scary) story or fanfic based on your favourite movie or you can either write something based off of what scares you.
Enjoy, and have fun!
Fantasy lovers, this is for you! Magic doesn't work the same way in every fantasy story and can be implemented differently. I want you to come up with a system of how magic works in a fantasy setting. Simply knowing the words of an incantation can be a baseline if you want, but I'll need more details. Here are some things to cover.
1. Where/when did magic originate? Was there a certain time period or event it was traced to, or has it always existed?
2. Must people be born with magic or can anyone do it?
3. Are symbols, objects, or certain actions needed to do magic?
4. What is the source of magical power? It can be unknown or uncertain.
5. Types or classiciations of magic.
Any other relevant information including if there are schools for magic, are there restrictions on who or where it can be used, how often can it be used, etc.
The more creative and in-depth the better. Most importantly, have fun!
The eye-opening world of fantasy brought to life through delicate wordings and creations.
A land of imagination and creativity that requires very special attention and subtle details for worldbuilding.
Present your skills of worldbuilding and heart-warming, realoty-escaping descriptions.
Hello everyone! I'm back with a new blood-curling contest for y'all!
So this is it, huh?
You're a serial killer. To get away with it, you kill only once a year. On Halloween. When people run around covered in fake blood.
Yep! That. Is. It. Go ahead and churn up some good, bedtime story with it. (Kidding!) It should make my toes curl and haunt me for a day or two.
A few things to note:
1. Word limit : not more than 4000 words. Thanks.
2. Feel free to go weird 'cause I ain't your mama!
3. Please do not involve another killer. You go solo.
4. Love you guys so much. (NO not to be included in the story.)
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
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!
Everybody has scars. What are yours? Where did you get them, and what do they represent to you?
100 word minimum.
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!