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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!


Amias May 6, 2009 at 2:07 PM  

Congratulations on your first contest ... three questions:

--- does the title count in the word count?
--- can you write more than one story?

--- who are you?

Story Teller May 6, 2009 at 3:20 PM  

Hello Amias,
Answers to your queries first:

--- does the title count in the word count?
The Title does not count in the word count. FYI, the title can be anything, not necessarily My Childhood Dream.

--- can you write more than one story?
You can write more than one story; however, you need to email only the ONE which you want to be evaluated. There should be only one story entry for the contest. You can write multiples and link them here.

Please read the contest rules for all other concerns. And if you have more, ask me :)

--- who are you?
Everyone wants to tell a story. Story Teller is no different. I have stories of my own and I want to tell the same to the World. I am one among you all. I am Story Teller. Once I felt I have got fewer stories; and I thought I will read yours. This blog is an attempt to read your stories and feel the ecstasy - all the same.

Princess Sonshu May 7, 2009 at 6:40 AM  

Nice prompt! Will surely attempt. Amias ur so fast! Its adorable. Btw Storyteller congo on ur 1st contest!

Ofira Sephiroth May 7, 2009 at 3:48 PM  

I'll participate as well. I have a question Story Teller...do I know you from somewhere? Are you on WDC?

linda may May 8, 2009 at 4:51 AM  

G'Day Story Teller. I am late, so please excuse me from the contest. My modem was out of action on 6th may. But that is o.k. I still would like to write on this prompt, it is o.k. if I am not in the contest.
Be back later on the weekend to write and read.

Anonymous,  May 8, 2009 at 7:23 AM  

Dear Story teller should i call u dude or dudess???? :0 ! Any way without writin anytin, i posted my link.. Soo dumb of me.. I would like to try.. Its my first eva attempt in story writing.

Awesome prompt btw!

~ Do i have to post it in my blog and then attach my blog url ???

Anonymous,  May 8, 2009 at 7:26 AM  

Ohh chowwy for d creepy questions.I got d ans tho.I read somethin like mister linky, so u r a dude !
N yes i also read tat i have to write it in my blog n LeaVE a permalink ! Don freak out

Story Teller May 8, 2009 at 1:42 PM  

Ofira... the World is full of known and unknown people... I am one of them... I am not here to gain fame .. and I chose to be incognito!

Write On!

Story Teller May 8, 2009 at 1:43 PM  

Linda, you have got a full month's time to write the story and participate in the contest. So, please do not worry about the time. You can never be late here.

We are waiting for your participation..

Story Teller May 8, 2009 at 1:44 PM  

Pisku, Yamini, Sonshu. Happy to see you liked the prompt. Come back and participate :) Take your time.

Story Teller May 8, 2009 at 1:46 PM  

BlossomBlue, I have put up enough information in the Blog so that the things are self explanatory. However, I am happy that your questions were resolved. Now, please link your original story, and not your blog. Thats how you participate...

linda may May 8, 2009 at 2:45 PM  

Oops! sorry about that last comment. i didn't read the intro properly.

Amias May 8, 2009 at 3:26 PM  
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Mohita May 8, 2009 at 4:58 PM  

Hey,I am all for it!
This time you'll see me as a regular participant.

Story Teller,I must thank you.Its because of your initiative and pull that I wrote my first story ever,around a month back.And now,I am geared up for writing many more.

Thank you,from the bottom of my heart, for giving me a platform to explore this clandestine art that had been buried somewhere deep inside my heart,until recently.

Kuyerjudd May 8, 2009 at 7:00 PM  

I'd just posted my entry a few hours ago, and I thought I'd drop by to leave a comment on here. I just wanted to wish everyone the best of luck. And also I wanted to thank Story Teller for this wonderful Meme, as it's definitely bringing out the best of the writer inside of me!

Tasneem N. May 9, 2009 at 6:55 AM  

I liked writing stories though i am very much new to it. I am still improving and I've posted my first ever story on TAT, few minutes ago.
Thanks for the competition, story teller. I was anyways looking for few contests in story telling to help me more.

pisku May 9, 2009 at 1:12 PM  

Folks, this is not just about writing! Do read all the stories and encourage each other!

Stories are always a fun way to bond!

and like story teller keeps saying.. write on!

Amias May 9, 2009 at 4:06 PM  

Story Teller, I changed my mind, I don't want to know who you are, I am just glad you started this blog, as I love writing short stories.

Tasneem N. May 9, 2009 at 4:22 PM  
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Story Teller May 9, 2009 at 4:33 PM  

Thanks Amias!

Guys, lets talk business now:
** Please follow the Contest Rules while participating. Please understand that this is CONTEST TIME and hence, sticking to the rules is very important. Kindly go through the rules once more before submitting your stories here.

** I have received Stories from Amias, Kuyerjudd and Tasneem and no one else. Please know that this is an integral part of the contest.

Guys, Participations which do not follow the Contest Rules will be discarded. However, those who have linked the story and not sent the same in email have time to do so till the Contest Closes.

Entries will be evaluated only after the Contest Closes. So, make sure you do the needful before the deadline. NO LATE ENTRIES PLEASE :)

Amias May 10, 2009 at 12:32 PM  

I have enjoyed reading these stories ... all I can say is so far, I am glad I am not a judge.

roshwrites May 10, 2009 at 6:00 PM  

Liked the prompt! It is my first attempt at a prompt. Nice blog!

pisku May 11, 2009 at 5:30 AM  

I agree with Amias. Some really awesome stories here!

roshwrites May 12, 2009 at 5:02 PM  

I'm very sorry, I did not read the contest section... I have not done a prompt before, it is actually my first time here, is it still ok that I entered the contest? If not then feel free to remove my link. Sorry again.

Story Teller May 12, 2009 at 6:46 PM  

I am sure the stories are great so far. Those which I read were tremendous. Be assured that judging will be tough and the best story would win.
Fingers Crossed!!!

@ Roshwrites

I am happy that you wrote the Story on this prompt. Its just a coincidence that its the Contest Prompt. Check out the Contest Rules and do the needful. Your story will be considered for the Contest; however, it needs to fulfill the Rules.

Story Teller May 14, 2009 at 8:55 PM  

20 Odd days remaining for the Contest to close...

I hope everyone participating are telling about the same to their friends too... also, I hope everyone participating are following the rules...

... I'm still waiting for entries...

Christopher Poshin David May 16, 2009 at 2:29 PM  

This is my first time writing for this blog and I hope I have done a fair job.

I have posted my story and also have sent the email as requested.

It was a wonderful prompt, I would add.

I love writing short stories and would like to become a writer here.


Princess Sonshu May 18, 2009 at 2:01 PM  

Okies..times running..im writing my entry tonite... but since my blog is amidst guest post spree..so i shall post on 27th. or maybe on my 150th post

Story Teller May 20, 2009 at 12:13 AM  

I received your email, Christopher... Thanks for the same... all the contest entries will be evaluated once the last date gets over...

Guys, there are very few entries in the contest and the judges will not be having much work in hand... so, please inform and invite your friends to join in and type in their stories :)

Story Teller May 20, 2009 at 12:14 AM  

Princess Sonshu, I am still waiting for you and your other friends' entries... when are you going to be here again??

pisku May 20, 2009 at 7:32 AM  

I did send it by email too. a confirmation of receipt would be nice :)

Princess Sonshu May 20, 2009 at 8:05 AM  

Story teller..my entry is done...but i cant post it on my blog till the series of guest posts get over...ill surely send u the entry as soon as i post it wich will be at the end of may!!!

Ofira Sephiroth May 25, 2009 at 7:25 PM  

Added my entry to Mr. Linky and will be sending via email today. I won't have internet service til the beginning of June so I'm using my sisters' computer right now. I don't get on everyday.

Princess Sonshu May 28, 2009 at 7:13 AM  

Since Mr Linky isnt working or something im leaving my link right here!


Story Teller May 28, 2009 at 11:30 PM  

Thanks everyone for participating and linking your stories... I have received a few stories and replied to your emails too... those will be considered...

Since the Mr. Linky Widget is not working, I request you all to post a link of you story here in the comment box again, so that people can read and vote for the Reader's Choice Story,....

The Contest is ending and the response is not as expected. Get more of your friends if possible...

Thanks and regards
Story Teller :)

Dee Martin May 30, 2009 at 6:31 PM  

Here is mine. Thanks.


Quirky Mon June 2, 2009 at 7:12 PM  

Mine is probably the last entry but I couldn't post it earlier because of a family emergency.
Here's the link.


Story Teller June 2, 2009 at 7:40 PM  

Thank you all for participating... the Contest closes in few hours from now... Best of Luck to all... Stay Tuned for the next post tomorrow :)

Be prepared to Vote ... Ok!! Let me not speak any further...

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