With all the hype going around the fast approaching Halloween festivals, I found it the perfect opportunity to start the second 'inner demon' show down.
Same as last time, create or write about a monster (the scarier the better!) to get the goosebumps rising. However...
Your story has to include at least ONE of the following themes:
-Trick or treating
-The pumpkin King/Queen
-The day before Halloween/The day after Halloween
-The perfect Halloween outfit
-That abandoned house down the road
-The worst sugar rush ever
You are more than welcome to use more than one theme, and there is no word limit. Judging will happen based on scary count.
Let's try keep things as decent as possible, so if you are going to create or use any graphic language and scenes please put a WARNING label at the beginning of your story. We don't need to scare the children that much this year ;)
Now is the time to let your inner demons out...
Write about your nightmarish fears! Write about monsters in old legends, or create your very own species of horror.
The scarier, the better...
There is no word count, so go crazy. Judging will be based on creativity and uniqueness of the story, as well as proper language usage.
So good luck to you all. May the best monster win...
We all remember things from our childhood, it's what's made us who we are today!
So this is a chance to share in some of your favourite (or worst!) childhood memories with the rest of the world.
You can turn it into a fiction if you wish. Felt like it could've ended differently? Or you just wished it ended better? Now it's your chance to put a spin to your own life story!
-There is no word count, so go wild.
-Creative titles will also be evaluated.
-If you've changed a true story into a fiction, try keep it as realistic as possible.
Write a story about a blind protagonist and how she/he lives a day with different emotions and situations. They can range from genres. Do your best!
Are you good with plot twists? Then right a one chapter long story with a good plot twist at the end, people loves a good plot twist rather than cliff hangers, right?
100 - 1500 words
Create a short story or poem about how you and your MC (or multiple MCs--I'm not your mama) meet in real life! Consider the location, how they react (or blend in) to their surroundings, what you'll say, etc... Have they been here all along? Or did they travel here through magical means? Are they aware of being a story character?
Brevity is ideal, but if you need more than one issue to convey the depth of your tale, please keep things under 4500 words/three issues.
Cheers, and Happy Writing! I can't wait to read what you guys come up with!
For this contest, I want you to take the image below and create something with it. A story. A quote. A song. A poem. Any form of art you wish. Here is my example, it came to mind the first time I saw this picture:
As I jumped and skipped in the pouring rain, I knew people around me enjoying the sunny weather. All of them under their dimly lit umbrellas, seeing an imaged sunny day. You may not know but, the world has changed. It rains everyday without end. We’re lucky to see a sunny day. People started to complain, get lazy, and slow go into depression. So, in response, scientists created an umbrella that creates an image the holder wishes to view. It was created for the greater good but also as an experiment. Everyone in the world received one of these ‘wondrous’ umbrellas. I did was well, and you would consider me an outlier in this experiment. I tried it and within the first second I threw it into the back of the closet. I didn’t need an umbrella to enjoy life. I could see it with my own eyes. Rain falls everyday, just like everyone’s hopes for a sunny day. I didn’t lose my hope, I never had to have hope. I had all I needed. A light, even if these clouds brought what everyone else saw as a darkness.
I never understood why, I still don’t. But, it doesn’t matter. Life can continue to pour down on me but I’ll never coward away. I’ll always stay out, taking anything and seeing it as a light. Even if no one else sees it.
That's just my example, I just want your response or thoughts to this picture in a form of art.
Go crazy! Have fun! Think Deep! IDK! Do what you do! :)
(If this goes well. I hope to do more Picture Responses later on :) Maybe I'll do Song Responses, *shrugs* idk :) )
Artist of the masterpiece above is in this link.
This is just a poetry contest, I want heartfelt, funny, whatever you love to write in your poetry.
Describe something, anything in anyway and let the people figure what the thing is in the comments. It can be super unfigurable or pretty simple. It can be funny or it can not be funny. It can be a few words or as many words as you want.
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! :)
foodpanda x Penana Valentine’s Day Contest!
Penana has been working on hosting different creative and cultural writing campaigns from around the world for our beloved writers! As Valentine’s Day is just around the corner, we are very delighted to cohost a Valentine's Day creative writing contest with Food Delivery App, foodpanda(www.foodpanda.hk)!
Let’s make the most of this very special occasion by putting your imagination to test with our fun Valentine’s Day contest!
Prompt:Write a story to promotefoodpanda based on the three elements :
- Valentine’s Day
- Ex-significant other
Duration:Feb 8, 2016– Feb 21, 2016 (GMT+8 Time Zone)
Word Limit:Around 300-500Words
It’s the time to relive your most romantic and memorable experiences!
- Story Entry Featured on foodpanda’s Online Magazine
- $500 HKD Foodpanda voucher
- Penana Story Postcard (with your winning story entry on it)
- $400 HKD foodpanda voucher
- Penana Story Postcard (with your winning story entry on it)
- $300 HKD foodpanda voucher
- Penana Story Postcard (with your winning entry story on it)
(Note:foodpanda Vouchers can be used in Hong Kong only. However, participants in other countries are strongly encouraged to join the contest to win the chance of featuring their entries in foodpanda’s online magazine and win Penana’s beautifully designed gifts!)
1. foodpanda and Penana will judge the contest entries based on their creativity, quality, originality, and uniqueness.
2. Each contest submission shall not have been previously exploited or published in any form.
3. The contest submissions should not contain any material that is libelous, defamatory, profane or obscene, as determined by foodpanda and Penana.
4. All submissions must be in English.
Words from foodpanda:)
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Drawn to Penana, we are looking for aspiring writers, who might also happen to be a foodie to exercise in creative writing. So if you are one, or know anyone who might be one…stop waiting and enter our competition now!
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Christmas is almost here and it's time to write a Christmas Postcard Story! This year's Christmas contest theme is'Make A Wish.'We came up with this beautiful collaborative drawing based on the theme to spark your imagination and creativity!
Without further ado,
Our first artist started with this...
...followed by the second artist...
...and our final artist finished it off into something amazingly beautiful...
Can you see Penana's 'P'inside the snow globe on the bottom right-hand corner of the picture?:)
Coen Wonder, Water, Once Upon A StarContest Prompt:- Write a story based on the Collaborative Drawing. Give it a Title and Craft a unique Story or Poetry behind it!- 'Make A Wish'must be the central theme.Word Limit:Around 300-500 wordsJudging:By Penana Team (Like counts by the community will also be considered!)
A copy of the featured collaborative drawing in the form of a Penana Postcard!
Wish you all an early Merry Christmas and have fun writing! Look forward to reading all your entries! You can make or hide a wish inside your story too!* Share this contest to your friends if you like it!You can use the following tags if you are sharing via social media sites such as Facebook, Twitter or Tumblr:)! *#PostcardStory #Penana #PenanaContest #MakeAWish #CollaborativeDrawing