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The Second 343i Short Story Contest - HALLOWEEN EDITION!

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Main Archive and Rules thread:

http://343i.org/2a7

The last contest was a flop, with only two entries. (THANKS rrhuntington and Grif!)

 

Hopefully you guys step it up this time.

 

Anyway, to restate the rules:




 

Rules

  • Your story must pertain to the given topic. If it does not or in a round about way gets far off topic and never comes back on topic, it will be disqualified.
  • Each entry can be a maximum of 2,500 words. No more. We want you to take time to develop characters and build a plot, but at the same time we don't want to have to read for 3 days just to judge the months entries.
  • You are allowed to submit your short story at any point in the month, as long as it is before the last day of the month. Anything later will be disqualified.
  • Following ruling 3, if you see someone else's short story up before yours you cannot in anyway plagiarize a fellow members work.
  • No partial entries. If you submit a piece, it must be complete, beginning to end. if not, you can be assured it will not be judged.
  • No inappropriate stories or use of inappropriate language. Follow site rules as you write you story.
  • All text must be submitted using the default fonts, colours, and sizes and without special characters (bold, underline, italic, strikethrough and mathematical symbols are alright though) to ensure that submissions can be viewed by anyone who wants to and to keep the focus on the content of the work, rather than its presentation.
  • Place your entry in the member created works area of the forums.
  • Post in this thread leaving the name of your story along with a link to your submission. Do NOT include your entire story in the post, only the link.

The entries will be judged by:

Cooliest

BZ1

RSR

And yours truly

 

 

Judging will be based on Spelling, Grammar, Variety of language, and Creativity.

We will begin taking submissions on

 

OCTOBER 8th

 

No Earlier!

 

And will not take any past

 

NOVEMBER 10th

 

NO LATER.

 

In keeping with our SPOOKY theme, here are some suggestions:

 

1. There is a town filled with nothing but flood. (You guys can run with that, right?)

 

2. A haunting on the Pillar of Autumn

 

3. Spooky Scary Skeletons, Sending Shivers Down Your Spines.

 

These are no longer required topics, rather just suggestions. Write about whatever you want, but the theme for this contest is

 

SPOOKY

 

SCARY

 

and dare I say....

 

SKELETONS!?

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Well Im certainly in this again. Hopefully we get a better turnout.

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Sign me up. I invented the award, better support keeping it alive! Let's just hope it's not 2spooky4me

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One question, how do we get to the member created works and how do we set up the link ( link of the whole page, if not, how do we do the link of one post)

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One question, how do we get to the member created works and how do we set up the link ( link of the whole page, if not, how do we do the link of one post)

 

Here is the link to the member created works sub forum: http://www.343industries.org/forum/forum/71-halo-books-music-history-and-member-created-works/

 

Once you post your topic there, simply copy the link and paste it in your post here.

 

Example: My entry is "The Zebra Who Ate All The Pumpkins" -link to my thread would be here-

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Here is the link to the member created works sub forum: http://www.343industries.org/forum/forum/71-halo-books-music-history-and-member-created-works/

Once you post your topic there, simply copy the link and paste it in your post here.

Example: My entry is "The Zebra Who Ate All The Pumpkins" -link to my thread would be here-

 

Oh, so we just edit our post and put the link? Alao, do we start a new topic?Thx BZ1

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I might give this a shot.

 

 

Oh, so we just edit our post and put the link? Alao, do we start a new topic?Thx BZ1

 

Yes, and yes. You start a new topic for your story, name it appropriately (details in rules). Then as BZ said, you come back here after posting your story and insert the link to it.

 

 

 

EDIT: The Final Stand - http://www.343industries.org/forum/topic/37966-the-final-stand-343issc-october/

Edited by Shinya Kogami
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I may attempt another story. I have an idea for one of the suggested topics.

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For some reason I can't access the topic.

 

 

So hopefully this is halloweeney enough for your expectations

 

 

 

http://www.343industries.org/forum/topic/37522-mafia-60/?p=342482

 

You need to read the submission guidelines if you want us to judge your entry.

 

 
  • Place your entry in the member created works area of the forums.

Repost it, and PM me the link, and I'll judge it.

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For some reason I can't access the topic.

 

 

 

You need to read the submission guidelines if you want us to judge your entry.

 

 
  • Place your entry in the member created works area of the forums.

Repost it, and PM me the link, and I'll judge it.

Okay then here's the new link Boss

 

http://www.343industries.org/forum/topic/38151-the-final-fight/?do=findComment&comment=342560

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My entry is "Tumbleweeds" (note I regrettably went over 2500 words so this is generally going to most likely be disqualified on those grounds but, heck, it was a sweet ride for me, might as well let some others enjoy it, and I did cut about 500 words off already to even reach the number of words it's at now... any more hacking and this story will no longer make sense or be worth reading.. >.< I could have sworn when I started this thing said 4000 words O-o) http://www.343industries.org/forum/topic/38228-halo-shades-of-grey-tumbleweeds-343issc-october/ (another note, there is some language but it's censored)

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My entry is "Tumbleweeds" (note I regrettably went over 2500 words so this is generally going to most likely be disqualified on those grounds but, heck, it was a sweet ride for me, might as well let some others enjoy it, and I did cut about 500 words off already to even reach the number of words it's at now... any more hacking and this story will no longer make sense or be worth reading.. >.< I could have sworn when I started this thing said 4000 words O-o) http://www.343industries.org/forum/topic/38228-halo-shades-of-grey-tumbleweeds-343issc-october/ (another note, there is some language but it's censored)

 

Unfortunately, yes. It is over the word limit, and will not be judged.

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Unfortunately, yes. It is over the word limit, and will not be judged.

Fixed~ :<

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