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KCC Short Story Contest (Entries due by July 9th, 2019, 2:30 AM UTC)

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  1. Raiden Moderator

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    Disclaimer: The following post describes the KCC Short Story with a story that I came up with. If you are confused, please see the "Thread Rules" for clarification.

    KCC Short Story Contest
    Entries due by July 9th, 2019, 2:30 AM UTC

    It was a dark and stormy night. Hail slammed the buildings and streets of NF City. Thunder boomed ominously outside. Dark clouds hung in the air, hovering over NF’s tallest buildings. From glimmers in the clouds, streaks of the red sky appeared. If you looked close enough, you could see Mbxx flying in his roflcopter, and cursing that he had flown that day.

    The bad weather didn’t stop the valiant NF Warriors from showing up to KCC mountain. They were there for the Short Story Contest. Men and women from all sections gathered before the mods on KCC Mountain, eager to prove their story writing superiority.

    The mods wore each wore black robes, cleverly hiding their faces. Raiden, taking off his hood, emerged from them. “Why is wearing shades in the rain?” some of the NF Warriors wondered.

    Raiden looked onto the crowd of competitors and began, “We are hosting a Short Story Competition in the KCC. Each of you warriors will have two weeks to craft a story of your choice.” The NF members glanced at their peers.

    “The theme of your stories is up to you, but there is a 300 word minimum requirement with a 900 word cap,” Raiden continued….”In two weeks, the submission thread will close. The deadline is July 9th, 2019, 2:30 AM UTC. Your fellow NF Citizens will pick the best winner through a poll. The poll will last five days. ”

    “When you think your story is ready, please upload it to the KCC Story Submission Thread,” Raiden said in a lowed tone. “And make sure you vote! I will follow you if you don't!!”

    “It’s about time,” someone said, “We’ve been waiting for weeks!”

    Raiden put his hood back on, “So be it.” Someone snapped their fingers, and the Staff disappeared. And so the KCC Short Story Competition began.....

    Prizes

    1st Place- 7 Contest Points
    2nd Place- 4 Contest Points
    3rd Place- 2 Contest Points

    30K in rep points for all participants.

    Thread Rules

    • We will be having a Short Story Contest.
    • The Theme of Your Story is Up to You.
    • There is a 300 word minimum requirement. The is also a 900 word limit. We put a limit so that people can read stories in a reasonable amount of time.
    • Please Post Your Entries in the .
    • In two weeks, we have a 5-day poll for the best story.
    • Do not vote for yourself.
    • Please try to find a beta reader to review your story for grammar mistakes.
    • Please also keep in mind this is our first time. Happy to answer any questions.
     
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    So theme is freestyle anything of our choosing?
     
  3. Raiden Moderator

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    Yep!
     
  4. Shazam

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    Just posted mine !

    Sort of cheesy but it reflects my grandparents childhood stories Ive heard
     
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    And the Bulwer-Lytton bashing continues :catprone
     
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    Way to put the final nail in the coffin of the Reader's Corner but stealing one of the things it had going for it.
     
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    Uh this is just one contest and our first time. I don't understand how this kills anything in another section. We're rotating contests that we host too (there won't be another short story contest next month).
     
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    I saw that edit, Raiden :ufdup
     
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    Can I write an erotica? :distracted
     
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    Have at it
     
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    Submitted
     
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    Figured I'd give it a shot.
     
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    Thanks a lot!
     
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    I think you misunderstood my rep, lol

    The real challenge here was figuring out a way to get in under 900, not the other way around lol

    When I started, this chunk of story was 1490 words, and I had to trim and prune until it was exactly 900!

    That's not a bad thing, though. Challenge is good.
     
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    I realize now it's been like two years since I last wrote something, the last Flash Fiction contest I entered, so absolute garbage. :catsweat But at least I got it done.
     
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    how much time left?

    Don't know if I'll be able to shorten a story this much, but we'll see how I'm feeling.
     
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    About twenty three hours or so left :).
     
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    But it's 3:30am UTC on the 9th. :catthinks
     
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    Hmm where do you see 3:30 UTC? Everything I saw says 2:30.
     
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    I meant the time at the time I posted that, it was June 9th, 3:30am UTC.
     
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    Would you guys mind at all if I requested an extension of the contest? The forum was down for like a day or so. If not, I completely understand.

    @Dr. White Try to use the date in the title and a time converter online to see how much time there is remaining atm. That's the best way to check because I'm not sure where you are location wise.
     
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    We're already 12 hours past so sure why not. :kannasip
     
  25. A day extension, you mean?

    How many are interested in entering last minute entries? If there's only one, I wouldn't bother (but would encourage for them to participate next time!)

    Dragging the contest on hurts it a bit, especially if you want to set up a critique thread--people forget things or get easily distracted.
     
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    Yeah it's fine bro, I've had two weeks to do this just been a bit busy with other stuff/procrastinating. Not fair to the others, and mine will be > 900 words anyway lol. I'll still submit for people to read though as I've already worked on over half of the story, and the more submissions we have to read will hopefully lead to more people entering should we have another one.
     
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    It would be very interesting to read your story :catflower
     
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    Thread will be open another 24 hours from the original deadline (last night).
     
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    So that'd be roughly six hours from now. :kannasip
     
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