Warm-Up: Flash Fiction Marathon
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Today we have come to you with a unique form of contest: You are to run a marathon. A marathon of short stories, or, more appropriately, flash fiction pieces. For the next twelve (12) days there will be twelve (12) themes. And, also uniquely, this will be the first crossover contest including both COT and the Library.
Sound like something you’re interested in? Then make sure you read the following:
Contest Rules and Important Information
- Each entry MUST be between 400-600 words. This is flash fiction.
- One new theme will be given out each night. Each theme will be given out at Midnight, EST (hopefully; I have finals and graduation and other things next week), every night for 12 days
- The contests will alternate between BIONICLE and COT. The first contest will be BIONICLE, the second will be COT, then going back to Bionicle and so on.
- Bionicle entries may be human-Bionicle, if you wish. Just as long as they have some sort of relation to Bionicle. As usual, the story does not have to follow the canon storyline -- you may create your own characters, settings, etc., as long as in some way the story relates to Bionicle.
- COT entries are not allowed to be Bionicle. That's what the Bionicle themes are for.
- For each theme, contestants will have 48 hours to enter – so, if it’s a Bionicle theme, you will have until the next Bionicle theme is announced (as there will be a COT theme in between there) to enter your story.
- After the 48-hour entry period, the entries will be placed in a poll for you – yes, you! – to decide the winner for the day; each winner will be receiving a small prize. At the end of all 12, the 12 winners will be pooled together and judged by judges for a final prize of greater monetary value.
- It is very likely that an extra prize will be given for those who enter all 12 challenges, both COT and Bionicle.
- Each winner for the 12 themes will receive a small prize, to be announced.
- If you are going to post your stories, do so in the correct forum; COT stories belong in COT, Bionicle stories belong in the Short Stories section of the Library.
- All entries must adhere to BZPower's rules and guidelines.
- Your story must be new and never before posted on BZP. You can certainly have been working on your entry before this, but it must be posted on BZP after the start of the contest for it to be eligible.
- Keep it PG-13-ish appropriate. So no overly gory descriptions, excessive violence, sexual content, inappropriate content, et cetera.
- You cannot edit your entry 30 minutes after it is posted. Once you post your story, you will have thirty minutes to edit it in order to make any formatting changes or to edit your story itself -- if you edit your entry post after that, your entry will be disqualified. PM me if you have to edit for story for some reason after 30 minutes before you do so.
- If your story is not posted in this topic with the correct format, your entry will not be entered into the contest.
- Do not use unnecessary formatting -- see more in the "How to Enter" section.
How To Enter:
There will be two main topics, one for Bionicle (here) and one in COT (this one); make sure you post your entry in the right one. If you are entering a Bionicle theme, post in the Bionicle topic, not this one.
To enter, please use this form:
NOTE: Do NOT link to your story. It is fine if you wish to post it on BZPower, but for entering this contest, we ask that you post your story in this topic. Thanks!
Furthermore, do NOT have any unnecessary coding when entering your stories. This means no color, not signoffs, no indents, etc. You may use italics, underline, etc. if it’s used for the body of your story, but please leave your posts as bare possible.
And so, without further ado, I present to you:
Any interpretation valid. Remember this is a COT Theme. Entries must comply with all rules posted in the first post. Sorry for the delay, banner will come later.
June 8th, 11:59 PM EST
Yes, in the intrepid Velox's absence I'm announcing your theme. As usual, you may use the theme however you'd like. Remember that this is a COT theme, and your story must comply with the word count regulation.
Deadline: June 3rd, 1:59 AM EST.
Amor Omnia Vincit
As usual, you may use the theme however you'd like. "Amor Omnia Vincit" is a famous latin phrase meaning "Love Conquers All." Remember that this is a COT theme, and your story must comply with the word count regulation.
Deadline: June 1st, 1:59 AM EST.
Any interpretation is valid. The only requirement is that this is a COT theme, and it must adhere to the word count restriction posted above.
Deadline: May 30th, 11:59 PM EST
It is our honor and pleasure to host yet another contest for you. We wish you all the best of luck, and hope we receive as many entries as possible!
Edited by Velox, Jun 08 2012 - 03:26 PM.