Contest 12: Remember Me

Now CLOSED for entries. Final Date was: Friday, 30th January, 2015. If you missed this contest, don’t worry! The next one is coming up shortly. And just like that, we’re onto Contest 12. That means we’ve been going pretty much steamroller-like for 24 weeks now, which is close to six months. While there is good cause to […]

Contest 11 Results: And the winner is…

So contest 11 is behind us now. For those of you who have not been following, the topic was Narcissism and Unrequited Love. Not surprisingly, mirrors featured prominently in many of entries, and of course, there were monologues of angst too. Overall, quite enjoyable to read. We had twenty-five entries in all. Token Prizes 1. […]

Contest 11: Of Narcissism and Unrequited Love

CLOSED. Last date for entries was Wednesday, 14th January, 2015. Don’t fret if you missed it. Contest 12 will be coming soon. For a few weeks now, I’ve been wishing to do image prompts for a contest. After Contest 10 dealt with mirrors and reflections and things like that, I thought it will be nice if […]

Contest 10 Results: And the Winner Is…

They say time flies when you’re having fun. Contest 10 has come and gone, with twenty-six valid entries. The thing I love most about doing these contests is reading the variety in ideas and concepts that can come out from different people based on the same prompt. In this contest, I noticed the following themes: […]

Contest 10: What do you see in the mirror?

Welcome to Contest 10! This contest is CLOSED. Closing date for comments/entries was Wednesday, the 31st of December, 2014. The winner will be announced on Saturday, the 3rd of January, 2015. If you missed out on this contest, don’t worry. The next one is just around the corner. Readers of this blog will know that I’m a […]

Contest 9 Results: And the Winner is…

So Contest 9 became quite a big hit. About thirty people turned up to write their stories, and there was a nice mix of the wistful, the lonely, the joyful, and those tinged with that little bit of sorrow. We had poems, short mood pieces, complete stories, memoirs and also essays. Thank you all for […]

Contest 9: A Forgotten Friendship

Welcome to Contest 9! This contest is CLOSED. Closing date for comments/entries was Wednesday, the 17th of December, 2014. The winner will be announced on Saturday, the 20th of December, 2014. If you missed this contest, don’t worry! The next one will come along soon enough. There was a short break after Contest 8 to […]

Contest 8 Results: And the Winner Is…

And just like that, Contest 8 has come and gone. We had 16 entries. To those of you who participated and took time out of their schedules to write something, thank you. I couldn’t help but notice a few common themes that ran through the contest. I will list a couple. The theme of hospitals […]

Contest 8: With Bloody Hands I say Goodbye

This contest is CLOSED. Last date for entries was Wednesday, 12 November, 2014. The winner will be announced on Saturday, 14 November, 2014. If you missed this contest, don’t worry! The next one will be around the corner shortly. Welcome to Contest 8. All this time, we’ve been using ‘grand’ themes for our writing contests, […]

Contest 7 Results: And the Winner is…

For Contest 7, we had 21 entries. Thanks to all of you who participated and shared your thoughts. Three common themes came out. Multiple personality disorder, where the doppelganger is not real but a figment of the character’s imagination. A metaphorical treatment of doppelgangers, where thoughts, experiences and regrets come to haunt the character. A […]