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,
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.
Within 1,000 words, express the assigned value of any noun (i.e. person, place or thing). This can be sentimental or not sentimental; a childhood toy or a paper check; a famous actor/actress or your Mama's cookin'. Anything that could be considered ordinary but has been given value that exceeds it's original identity or purpose. You can be sappy, ironic or anything in-between!
- Word count must 1,000 wordsOR LESS.(This can be as short as a paragraph)
- You must successfully express the value of your chosen noun.
- Subject must be a NOUN.
- Contest is rated PG-13 to allow for minor language.
- Chosen noun's value mustbe ASSIGNED. Don't write about a necessity like air or a heart. Like. We don't have to give a heart or air value in order to recognize their importance. If you guys reallywant to go with "air" or "heart" then go ahead and try to prove me wrong--I'm open to that.
To help you guys out, here's Google's definition of "value."
val·ue /ˈvalyo͞o/ noun: the regard that something is held to deserve; the importance, worth, or usefulness of something.
Hope you guys enjoy this, and don't forget to have fun! Good luck.
Create a haiku, nothing more to it. However! You are not limited to one haiku, you can create a few stanzas, so long as they're all in the haiku format. But, you arelimited to one entry.
Haikus (if you don't know) are poems with three lines, one with 5, then 7, and then 5 syllables. An example is shown below!
Writing a haiku
Is all you will have to do
So just do your best!
Ever heard of a spoken word poem? If not, look them up--although I'm sure most (if not all) of you have. Well, now, here's you opportunity to write your very own spoken word!
This contest will be creators pick... I've tried like-count and it doesn't work. Ya'll don't vote for one another. ._.
-Make sure you understand what a spoken-word is.
Write you hearts out on paper!
So, I know a lot of quote contests circulate around this website a lot for contests. And, like most of them, this one will be a little different from the last.
As the title states, your challenge will be to "Quote The Now." Which means that you're going to write a quote based on something significant going on in your life right now. So, for example, if you're in a season of transition, maybe write a quote about change. It can range from something vague, to something very specific. I'd like to keep the word count under 50, but for the sake of expression, we'll make the word limit 100.
Another important feature. This is aLIKED BASED CONTEST.That being said, there's going to be a few different rules...
1.) No liking your own issue!
2.) Please take time and read allthe issues. (I know this sounds dumb, and I'm not saying to read them all word-for-word, but make sure you've given each issue at least somewhatof your attention.)
3.) Word limit: 100 words
4.) Quote must be relevant to contest conditions.
Okay, that about sums everything up! If you guys have any questions, feel free to drop a question in the comment section.
What is the human condition? Thousands of ancient thinkers have given their best shot at this question, and now it's aimed towards you.Perhaps it's the condition of the heart, the mind, the soul, or the body--maybe all of it. But what exactly is the human condition?
Word Limit: 1,000 words
Here's an example of something I wrote. Very short, they don't all have to be as short as this... your word limit is 1,000 words, after all.
It's the human condition to hate
It's the human condition to want love
In the secrets of our hearts we hide
Hoping to one day be found
If we knew what we wanted
Than we would've found it by now
But we still
What were looking for
This example is more poetic, but the entries don't have to be. Communicate in any form of writing what you believe to be the human condition.
Write your hearts out!
At what point do you become fearful, and what is it you fear?
•This isn'ta horror story. In fact, stay away from horror. Instead, think about your life and the obstacles you face. At what point do you retreat back into yourself? When do you feel over-whelmed?
• Stay within the anxiety theme
• Word limit needs to be under500
• Your fear cannotbe a physical object
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Here's an example: (My own fear of silence)
It’s when words fail me that I become fearful. If I talk I can fein confidence enough to even convince myself, but when my speech falters, when my mouth refuses to open—when I’m silenced—I’m terrified. My throat feels dry. If I can’t even respond, then how can I feel okay? Someone just popped the bubble that I’ve been living in for so long and I can’t even defendmyself, so howcan I feel okay? It’s raw skin under these callouses. My armor’s only show. I’m not all that big underneath, I’m only skin and bones. And now you know that. So how can I feel okay?
I can’t speak. I can’t even fathom. It’s as if my brain’s on pause yet moving a thousand miles per hour, and I. Can’t. Speak. Fear settles at the pit of my stomach, it’s cold and hot all at the same time, and everything seems like nothing. The only words I throw out I trip over, the only sentences I can speak are choppy and incomplete. I’ve been silenced by shock. By Fear. How am I going to be okay?
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Write you hearts out!
If you've got any questions, feel free to comment!
The elder community is, sadly, forgotten in our society. Those in care facilities, nursing homes, or even if they live with you, are usually avoided, pitied, and alone.
What's most common is heart-breaking; families that choose to never visit, or are to busy to, and their family-member is left alone to be taken care of by a stranger in a strange place.
Write from the perspective of an older person, over the age of 80, and try to connect with their thoughts. Are they lonely? Do they miss what their life use to be? Do they feel they've accomplished anything?
Anything and everything's allowed as long as it involves a person(s) over the age of 80 and shows their story.
Word Limit is 1000 words (NO MORE.)
What would you do to stay alive? How far would you let your mind go?
-Write a short story, no more than 3,000 words, in response to the lyrical quote from Migraineby Twenty-One Pilots;
"Sometimes to stay alive you've gotta kill your mind."
-**This contest will be judged on creativity, and how it may pull or push a reader's thoughts. It will not be graded for how dark you go, or how violent you turn the story into, (although that is certainlyallowed, given the rating). It will be judged simply on how far you'll let your mind wander-- may it be in a life or death situation, or even cheating on a test.
Best of luck! Feel free to ask questions! :)
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! :)
Say you have the ability to travel back in time to one point in your life, and have the opportunity to see your past self and their life. Where would you go? Why would you revert back to that memory? What would you say to past you?
Be creative with this one! It can be as descriptive as you want. It can even be as simple as a paragraph. Do whatever you please!
Can't wait to see all the entries!
It's simple fellas,
Describe happiness in three words.
It's what drives each and every one of us here.
I want you to write about your burning passion. What is it that you want to show the world? What message to you want to communicate to everyone? Perhaps it's something about politics, a certain world issue, a hobby, or a person in your life? (You are not limited to just these options). Now is your opportunity to express.
I can't wait to see all of your wonderful responses!
Write a poem about anything. It can be long or short or whatever. I can't wait to see what comes out of all these beautiful minds.. good luck.
Write lyrics to a song. It can be a parody, word to a lyric-less melody, or a song you make up! Be sad, be joyful, be mad, be scared. Let your imagination run wild, and go wherever it takes you. Have fun!
Christmas is just around the corner and I would like to host a Christmas theme contest:)
Write about a memorable Christmas gift you once received from someone. You can also write it in the form of a story.
Under 1000 words
Have fun writing and wish you all a very Merry Christmas!
I'm giving you a list of words.
Glanceat the list. Don't Google or search up the definition.
Pickone and Thinkabout it, what does it speak to you?
Scroll down to the definition. Read the definition of the chosen word and Write.
You don't have to use the word but, you may if you wish to do so.
Try not to Pickanother word or learn the meaning before enlightening yourself to the word.
:) I wish you all good luck. Good Day.
Convivencia-"living together"; unity, oneness, co-existence and harmony with one another to exist and live peacefully together.
YύyῙn-the remnants of sound that stay in the ears after the sound has stopped
Wasuremono-forgotten or lost things; an item left behind somewhere or forgotten at home
Trouvaille-a valuable discovery, or a lucky find; something lovely discovered by chance
Rawa-dawa-the sensation upon suddenly realizing you can get away with doing something really awful and reprehensible because nobody is there to witness you doing it
Jijivisha-the strong eternal desire to love and continue living
Flâneur-a person who walks the city in order to experience it; one who wanders aimlessly but enjoyably observing life and his surrounding
Librocubicularist-a person who reads in bed
Kattebel-a small, short note or a non-formal handwritten memo passed on to someone or kept to oneself as a reminder that a particular matter won't be easily forgotten or escape one's attention
Meltem-a sea wind; the summer breeze that blows from the ocean
Latibule-a hiding place; somewhere no one could find you - a place of safety and comfort
Kiasu-afraid of losing and likes to compete with others; selfish, grasping attitude arising from a fear of missing out on something
Dustsceawung-"contemplation of the dust"; reflection on former civilizations and people, and on the knowledge that all things will turn to dust
Just a little Reminder:You do not have to use the word itself in your writing but the concept of the word must be included.
Sorry if the words do not mean what they mean.If you know (a) word(s) in the sum given, and the meaning I have given is incorrect, I am sorry. I retrieved these words of the sources below.
Also, this is a second generation of a previous contest of mine.The first one has no selected winners yet but, they will be up by the latest of Saturday. A set of people enjoyed the first generation and I thought I'd make another s, more of you can join.
:) Thank you and Good Day to all of you!