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The Countdown Challenge

This was a collaboration with two other writing communities.

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This is a countdown contest in collaboration with GoldenQuillSociety and VellichorCommunity.

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It's going to be an epic story-in-words contest lasting for a week.

As the days of the event countdown, the number of story words countdown as well

On the first day, you will have to write a six-word story, and it's going to be a countdown till the last day when it will be a one-word story!

Anyone is welcome to participate! If you miss a day, you're out of the running for the prize.

Each day, we'll post a prompt, which is for inspiration; however, you are allowed to free write if you wish. Make sure to have the appropriate number of words!

Follow the community you'll be entering through. You'll post your entry as an inline comment specific to that day (the book you post your comment in depends on which community you join through).

If you're a member, you can submit more than one entry (one entry per community), only they all have to be different. Be unique!

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The Prize
  • Your entries will be judged based on their creativity and whether or not you continuously participated in the countdown, and the winners will be announced on the 7th and last day!

  • The winners will receive a shoutout from all three communities, their winning story published in an anthology, and an exclusive interview!

  • Get ready to count down with us from July 6th - 11th! Show us the power of the pen!

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DAY 1: 6 Words

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"For sale: baby shoes, never worn." Ernest Hemingway.

Write a creative six words story and post it as an inline comment right here to enter it. Should you need some inspiration, here's a prompt: bloom.

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"Last name revealed; love destroyed." - Anonymous Today you're to write a five-word story and post it here as an inline comment! Again, here's a prompt should you need one: search.

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"I watched you die!" - Anonymous

Day three is here, and that means it's time for a four-word story! Don't forget to post it as an inline comment right here! It's getting a bit harder, isn't it? Well, as always, here's a prompt for those who need inspiration: moonlight. Have fun!

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DAY 4: 3 Words

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"I did, once" - Anonymous

Hi writers! It's day four and we're now at three words! The power of the pen is being put to the test! Tell us a story in three words using inline comments here. Here's a prompt for those who need inspiration: love

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"You're mine" - Anonymous We're five days into the Power of The Pen event! It's time to tell a compelling story using two words, what's your story? Need a prompt to work off, we've got you: unscathed.

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"Anchor!" - Anonymous

It's the last day of the COUNTDOWN event and it's down to telling a one-word story, what will yours be? There's no prompt for today, wield the power of the pen as it directs! Good luck with it!

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