2nd Story Challenge
(May 22, 2004)
Prize winners please contact webmaster. Thank you!
You can discuss this contest here in the forums.
First Prize Winners ($65 USD each):
Second Prize: not awarded because of the tie
Third Prize Winner ($25 USD each):
Fourth Prize Winners (one month free membership):
Judges Comments: Judging has been done independently, which resulted in
a tie for first prize. Scores were then based on ordinals, and again there
was a tie. Judges then conferred, discussed, dissembled (LOL) and agreed.
Both stories are too damned good to pick one over the other.
Our thanks to everyone who participated. You have raised the bar (and
Dana set it pretty darn high to begin!)
April 30, 2004 (winners will be announced on May 22, 2004)
What to write
Please write a story
following the "Black Horse" opening paragraph below
(courtesy of Fox).
Last night, I dreamed of a black horse. Upon
waking, I looked in the dictionary of dreams I keep in my bedside
table, to see if there is any significance to this particular night
time vision. It seems a dream of a black horse is a dream of passion.
Considering all that has happened in the past weeks, I am not surprised.
- The story MUST use the supplied paragraph as its introduction, and
use a first person narrator or at some point, return to the original first person
point of view. It may be set in any time period of the author's choosing.
Entries will be judged in part according to the relationship between
the story and the opening paragraph.
- The story MUST be written
- The story MUST be
less than 6000 words.
- You may choose not to use the title "Black Horse" for your
The entries MUST be complete in themselves. No "chapters" or other
parts of a longer tale will be accepted as an entry.
- We (this site and the judges) reserve the right to disqualify any
story without prior notice or explanation and the right to change the
rules or refuse any submission.
Send your story to this email address: email@example.com.
- In the subject of the email, please include "[2nd Story Challenge]".
- In the email, please include:
- The title
- Your author name and email address
- If you are a current author of this site, please indicate that
in the email
- Provide a short synopsis and several story codes for permanent
listing of your story on this site
- Don't forget to attach your story file. The easiest file formats
for me and the judges are plain text (txt) and rtf. You may also simply
put your story text in the email message.
- Don't include your author info in your story file. Provide it in
your email. All submissions will be send to judges anonymously.
Fox, RedEva, Aurelius, BDSM
Bill, Dana Williams (previous contest winner)
The judges will evaluate all stories according to their writing style,
creativity and eroticism.
The Winners and Prizes
First Prize: One (1) $75 USD Prize Winner
Second Prize: One (1) $50 USD Prize Winner
Third Prizes: Three (3) $25 USD Prize Winners
Fourth Prizes: Ten (10) One-Month Free Membership Prize Winners
(Money will be sent through PayPal.com)
The winners/prizes scheme may change according to the number and quality
of the submissions. If there are many submissions, more free memberships
will be added to the prizes.
All winners will be contacted and must respond within 30 days to claim