Welcome to Tell a Tale

Tell a Tale is a unique blog where writers from all sections will come and share their stories. Stories that talk for themselves are worth reading. Reading and writing go hand in hand, we all know that. This is a platform not only to share our stories but also to read others’ so that we learn and move ahead. This is where people share their writes and reads others. This unique because it lets you tell your own story – in your own words!

Our Motto
Writing is passion for some while for some it is profession too. Many of us are not professional writers but then, all of us want to write. Writing is common among us.
And hence, our motto: Write On!

Thursday, June 4, 2009

TaT Contest # 1: Readers Choice Votes

Well guys, the TaT Contest is over now. Happy to announce that we have 12 Contest Entries which fulfilled all the requirements as mentioned in the Contest Rules, posted earlier. Three among these 12 Stories will be the winners of this contest and there will be two other stories which would be awarded consolation prizes. That’s the work of the judge(s) and you need not worry about the same - be assured that the stories are in good hands.


Well, it is time for you to be a judge here. Apart from the winning awards, there will be a Readers' Choice Award too. That makes Six awards in total and it is possible that six out of the twelve stories win this contest.

To affect the Readers' Choice Award, YOU need to vote. Please read all the Stories listed below and choose the best two, as you feel. Send an email to storyteller0001@gmail.com with the name of two authors and their stories in proper order (e.g. Story # 1: Ms. AA; Story # 2: Mr. BB).
NOTE: Votes of only the participants will be considered.

Here is the list of Stories / Writers who participated in TaT Contest # 1:
1. Amias: When I Grow Up
2. Kuyerjudd: The Unlivable Dream
3. Tasneeem Najmuddin
4. Old Grizz
5. Pisku: Come and remind me
6. Roshwrites: My Childhood Dream
7. Christopher Poshin David
8. Anna (Ofira Sephiroth)
9. Princess Sonshu: The Dream Came True?
10. Quirky Mon: My Childhood Dream
11. Dee Martin: Stealing Time part 3
12. IronGirlTraveling
/ Tele King: Still deciding what I want to be when I grow up

NOTE: The stories listed above are in sequence of the stories being mailed to us. The Stories that does not have a link along with them will be updated once we get the exact link from the writer. We have tried our best to get the links of the other stories, but we could not find the same for these. Rest assured that we have received the mail along with the story.

A Word From Story Teller:
I enjoyed hosting this contest as much as you guys must have enjoyed participating in it. Thank you all for making it this big. I hoped for a lot more participation, seeing the number of posts in the weekly prompt; however, we need to move on with whatever we get.

There were a few unfortunate irregularities during the Contest which made Mr. Linky Widget unavailable during the contest. Hence, the judge(s) have agreed to skip the rule of linking the story from the original blog and have considered all the entries that failed to link. Remember, the 12 Entries we have here are those which have met all the Contest Rules. The rest had to be removed for the sake of the contest and thinking of other participants who spent time to get to know about TaT Contest Rules and then participate.

I insist you all to read the above stories and cast your vote and elect the Best Story under Readers' Choice. Please do not worry about the Contest Rules when you vote. You vote on your liking and understanding of the story.

Again, a big hug and a bigger "thank you" for participating in the contest and promoting Tell a Tale.
Write On!


Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Contest 1 Closes

Thanks all for participating in the First Ever TaT Contest. The Contest is hence closed now. There will be a post tomorrow about the participations. Please keep a track of all. The evaluation will be on from now. The Readers Choice will also come into effect. Stay Tuned for the next post!

No More entries will be accepted!
No Prompts for this week.
Best of Luck to all the participants.


Wednesday, May 6, 2009

TaT Contest # 1: My Childhood Dream

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Contest Prompt: My Childhood Dream
Word Limit: 750
Contest Start Date:
May 6, 2009
Contest Closing Date: June 3, 2009

Please make sure that you participate before the closing date. You have got 1 full month's time. There will be no further prompts during this time on TaT. Do read other participants' stories too and encourage your friends and colleagues, whom you know to have a good hand in writing to participate. Remember, this is the first Contest at Tell a Tale and (probably) hence, is open to all.

You have ample amount of time. So, please take as much time as you want to, to write, post and link your story. Please have a thorough knowledge of the Contest Rules before participating. Incomplete participation will not be entertained.

I would like to wish all of you all the very best.

Write On!


Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Week # 7: Silence

I think the first virtue is to restrain the tongue; he approaches nearest to gods who knows how to be silent, even though he is in the right... Cato the Elder

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Prompt for Week # 7: Silence!
Write a story on ‘Silence’ – make it audible, or keep it as silent as it is; make silence speak for itself; make love being silent! Whatever you feel like, construct a story and post it in your blog. Then come back here and link (only) your story to Mr. Linky widget here.
Check out the Leaderboard here. The points in the Leaderboard will come into effect as and when the Contests Start. Stay Tuned!

Points: 2 points for each participation.

Write On!


Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Week # 6: Snake

“A funny thing to do is, if you're out hiking and your friend gets bitten by a poisonous snake, tell him you're going to go for help, then go about ten feet and pretend that you got bit by a snake. Then start an argument with him about who's going to go get help. A lot of guys will start crying. That's why it makes you feel good when you tell them it was just a joke.” ... Jack Handy

Prompt for Week # 6: Snake

(Add this badge on your Original Post)

Points: 1 point for each participation.

Write On!


Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Week # 5: An Evening

An Evening that I cannot forget! He came with the children and we went to the beach. The sun was setting in the background. The sky had all the colors in it – the red, the orange and the yellow seemed more than just colors in the background of the black. I could only see their stature, as the light was dying. That was a wonderful sight – a sight I will always miss seeing again.

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Prompt for Week # 5:
An evening. Write a story on an evening - probably an incident in real or an imagery built up. There are lots to write about this. So, pull up your socks and write on!

Points: 2 points for each participation.

Announcement: No More Word Limit from this week. When you have lots to say, you should not limit that anyways! So, no more limits. Write as much as you want to. But please keep in mind that short stories need to be short - telling more with lesser words. Write, participate and share. We shall surely read you.

Write On!


Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Week # 4: (picture)

A moment in love is worth more than an entire loveless lifetime.

Prompt for Week # 4:
Write a story based on the following picture.
(ALSO, use this picture in your post)

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Word Limit: 300

Points: 1 point for each participation.

Write On!


Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Week # 3: April Fool's Day

April Fools' Day or All Fools' Day, although not a holiday in its own right, is a notable day celebrated in many countries on April 1. The day is marked by the commission of hoaxes and other practical jokes of varying sophistication on friends, family members, enemies, and neighbors, or sending them on fool's errand, the aim of which is to embarrass the gullible. Traditionally, in some countries, the jokes only last until noon: someone who plays a trick after noon is called an "April Fool". Elsewhere, such as in Ireland, France, and the USA, the jokes last all day. (from Wikipedia)

(Also, add this badge on your original post )

Prompt for Week # 3:
Write a story on a prank played on April Fools' day. You can write a story on anything related to this day - something you want to do or even a true happening.

Word Limit: 300

Points: 2 points for each participation.

Write On!


Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Week # 2: (continue story)

One who reads will be read – one who mere writes may not!

Prompt for Week # 2:
Writing stories on a single word is much easier than continuing with a story itself. This week we will try to do that tough thing and see how well we come victorious. So, here is the first portion of the story. Read it and write in its continuation:

“The mouse clicked. The email was sent. He took utmost care in drafting the email and spent hours reading and re-reading it; but then, there was a mistake. A mistake he could not have done…”

NOTE: Please do not link your websites/blogs here. Link only the latest post, which should be a story written on the prompt here. Abnormal links maybe removed.
Also, please use the prompt badge provided above in your post and link it to Tell a Tale.

Word Limit: 300

Points: 1 point for each participation.

Write On!


Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Week # 1: (anything)

Welcome to "Tell a Tale - a Space to Share"

Prompt for Week # 1:
This is the first week of Tell a Tale. Hence, the writers are free to write a story on anything they wish to. The topic of the story can be anything. Let us get the first impression of your writing skills here.

Word Limit: 250

Points: 3 points for each participation.

Write On!


Friday, March 13, 2009

The first post!

Hello friends. First of all, a very warm welcome to “Tell a Tale – a space to share.” This place is created for you – for you to share your stories and read others who share theirs. This is an attempt to bring together the immensely talented bloggers who write stories and find very little exposure. This is in hope that more people we share their stories and even more will read and enjoy the creations segregated in the world of blogs.

The first prompt will be posted in the coming Wednesday, March 18, 2009. Stay tuned!

It will be nothing without your participation. It will be an earnest request to all the bloggers to share their stories here in regular basis to share and entertain the blogger family. And for sure, this will attract higher traffic to your individual blogs. Looking forward to a huge participation!

Write On!


Sunday, March 1, 2009

Contest Rules

General Contest Rules (To be followed strictly):
  • Anyone can participate; however, regular participants on Tell a Tale will have an extra edge as the participation points (from the Leaderboard) are considered.
  • The Contest is on writing stories, so all the Entries should be necessarily Stories.
  • The Contest prompt needs to be strictly followed.
  • The Word Limit needs to be strictly followed. A Story should be within 700 to 750 Words (if not mentioned otherwise). Please note that any pre-script or post-script would be counted.
  • All the stories need to be in English (only).
  • A picture may or may not be used in the individual blog, but that would attract no additional marks while judging a story.
  • The author would write the Story in his/her own words and post it in his/her individual blog. The author would then link the specific story (no links to the base blog) in Mr. Linky in TaT.
  • Once after linking, the author would send a copy of the story in Microsoft Word Document (Doc) format to: storyteller0001@gmail.com. The mail should also have the authors name, place and date. The subject line should read: TaT Contest Number X (X being the number of the Contest on TaT).
  • The email should be sent within the cutoff date and no further entries will be entertained.
  • An entry once linked and sent to TaT may not be revoked or replaced.
  • A Complete Entry, that follows all the above rules will be considered. If any rule is broken (even by mistake) the entry may be rejected. Please take your time before sending in your entry for the Contest.

Judgment Procedure:
The following picture shows the various judgment procedures. Please check for the different categories, segments of the categories and marks and weighted marks allotted for each. The picture is self explanatory. (Click to enlarge)


  • There will be no monetary rewards/benefits of any kind for winners (as of now).
  • A winner badge and participation badge will be provided, that can be pasted on the individuals’ blogs.
  • There will be three winners and two consolation prizes (Chosen by the judge(s)).
  • There will be one Reader’s Choice (Voted through email) award.
  • For the Readers' Choice Nomination, the readers may send an email to the above ID with the name of two authors and their stories in proper order (e.g. Story # 1: Ms. AA; Story # 2: Mr. BB). Votes of only the participants will be considered.
  • The winners will be listed and mentioned in due time (declared later).
For any further query, please contact Story Teller at the above email ID.
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