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    Story Fun 2 – create a short story with the given words (date extended)

    After the success of Story Fun 1, here's yet another creative based fun activity. This activity is open to all members, including editors. Please read all instructions and rules carefully.

    What you have to do:
    You have to use the following 5 words to create a mystery/suspense story: lamp, whisper, slippery, music, hat.

    Put in a good title to your story.

    Here's the catch: the story must be a short one within 350 words only (excluding the title & the back link phrase to this thread).

    Hint: To win this contest, don't give the usual typical type of story. For example, you should not confine your idea of a lamp as being in the house or of a hat on a person's head or slippery referring only to a floor....think out of the box!

    Rules & Guidelines
    1. Only 1 entry per member is allowed. You must submit your story in:Forums»About IndiaStudyChannel»Creative Writing. Then submit the URL of your story in this thread to be considered as an entry for the contest.

    2. All the 5 words must be mentioned somewhere in the text of your story.

    3. You must use the words exactly as they are (e.g. lamp, not lamps / slippery, not slipped / whisper, not whispered, etc).

    4. Each of these words must be used only once in your story.

    5. You can also put conversation, humour, tragedy, etc in the story but overall it should be a mystery/suspense/thriller type story.

    6. Do not use slang words, SMS type words, emoticons or inappropriate words.

    8. Do not use HTML tags to put words in bold, italics, etc.

    9. You are free to make changes in your story at any time before the closing date of the contest. Other members can also give you feedback & suggestions and even help you to improve your English.

    10. At the end of your story, please put a link to this thread so that visitors to the site are aware of the type of contests we organize at ISC.

    Cash Awards
    Since this is not a very easy creative activity, the cash award will be Rs.100/-for the winning entry along with the virtual gift of certificate of creativity. Rs.75/- will be awarded for the runner-up entry. In case of good quality entries, there will be 2 winners & if a large number of entries, more runners-up/consolation prizes.

    All members are encouraged to participate. Do not worry if your English skills are not great – the point is to have fun doing something unique at ISC!

    (Update as of 17/04/2013) Last date for submission has been extended due to requests from members: April 19th 2013.

    Excited? Start writing!
  • #413263
    Dear Vandana Ma'am, after a long time I'm back with an another creative piece of mine.
    Here is my entry for this contest, kindly consider it as an eligible entry.

    A mysterious story of a haunted forest !

    I have a doubt, regarding word limit for my entry. I have written the story within 347 words. but If I count link back phrase,(This is an entry for Story Fun 2 contest") it becomes 356 words aprox. So kindly clear my doubt ASAP so that I can modify my story accordingly, and remain an eligible entry for this contest.

    Other members are also welcomed to suggest or comment on my story.

    Thanks and Regards.

    Sachin Kumar
    Do well, Get well, Be well.

  • #413296
    I made a sincere attempt to coin a story on this topic and here is the entry from my side. Please read the same and give your feed back.

    Children, Village and that old building ?

    K Mohan
    I consider myself as the learner everyday

  • #413346
    @Sachin: The words of the back link phrase will not be part of the word limit. I have updated this aspect in the word limit rule above.

    @ K Mohan: Please read the rules carefully. You must use each of the given words only once in the story.

    Managing Editor,

  • #413361
    Dear Vandana Ma'am,

    This is my entry for the contest.
    Do we really need the concept of love to sustain?


  • #413363
    My entry for the contest 'Story Fun-2'

    Midnight ghost on the home


  • #413399
    Vandana the corrections are made according to the requirement.
    K Mohan
    I consider myself as the learner everyday

  • #413533
    Here is my entry for the contes-

    A daughter's mystery quest


  • #413551
    Vandana ma'am, thanks for clarifying my doubt, and updating the rules as well as increasing the reward. This will be a great opportunity to all of us to showcase our creativity.

    Its really an interesting contest indeed.

    Thanks and Regards.

    Sachin Kumar
    Do well, Get well, Be well.

  • #413684
    My dreams and my wonderland is my entry to the contest.

  • #413792
    My entry Ever lasting beauty - a wasp's wish. I replaced the url. Now it is ready for the contests. Thanks @Neha
    Sudarmani S,
    "if the dreams are big enough , the facts don't count"

  • #413838
    @Vandana mam, I think that mistakenly the contest entry thread of @sudarmani ""
    got deleted instead of


    Kindly do the needful. I just figured out while trying to read the contest thread.


  • #413859
    @Vandana mam, Same thing happened with Neha's Story "" It got deleted.

    The working url of this story is this -

    While opening Neha's story via given link in this thread, I found such situation.

    Now this problem can be rectified by, Editor or By Neha herself through editing feature.

    Thanks and Regards.

    Sachin Kumar
    Do well, Get well, Be well.

  • #413865
    Thanks @Sachin for helping me out, I don't know how the link got deleted and how the url changed, since the link was working fine till yesterday.I have made the changes from my side.
    Anyways I think @Vandana mam would look into the matter and give us some idea.


  • #413867
    @Vandana ma'am, and Webmasters

    Attention needed!

    Sorry for commenting non relevant to this contest thread.
    But I think there is any kind of BUG, which make all this.

    Also I found one more problem while responding to Urvashi's Story.
    When I write and submit the comment in that story ""
    It redirect me to the Home page of ISC, and no comments been posted in that thread.

    Thanks and Regards.

    Sachin Kumar
    Do well, Get well, Be well.

  • #413881
    I have reported the problems mentioned here to the Webmasters. It is hoped that if there is a bug it will be fixed soon.

    Managing Editor,

  • #413911
    This is my entry:
    Divine Intervention

    Anton Menezes
    Lost My waY

  • #413982
    This is my entry

    An unusual encounter at midnight


  • #413984
    Its my entry @sai kumar kagitha@

  • #413998
    Hi Mam,
    Here is my entry to this contest: Why the fishes are spinning in their opposite direction?

    Naresh Kumar
    'Every bad situation will have something positive. Even a dead clock shows correct time twice a day.'

  • #414019
    Hi Mamdam,

    This is my entry to this contest A story about "A Gift for honest boy".

    M.A. Vimala

  • #414027
    Dear Vandana,

    Here is my entry for Story Fun 2 - From Canada with Love and Dream.

    Roohana M.

    "Smile, it adds your face value".

  • #414030
    My entry: In the rainy night
    Thanks & Regards
    Lead Editor (Articles)

  • #414047
    Madam ,
    Please click to read my submission Sun's magical powers proved

    No life without Sun ¤

  • #414072
    Dear Vandana Ma'm,

    Please read my entry for the contest Mystery ghosts in the tea estate of Darjeeling

    Sometimes you win, sometimes you loose. It's all part of those glorious 90 mins.
    Just live your dream, respect and say to no to racism.

  • #414074
    Vandana Madam here is my entry.
    Knowledge is knowing tomato is a fruit; Wisdom is not putting it in fruit salad - Miles Kington.

  • #414093
    My entry for competition.

    The Devil in Office.


  • #414134
    This is my entry to the contest.

    The haunted store room

    R. Gautham Shenoy.

  • #414195
    Ma,am as I was unaware about this wonderful contest, could you please extend the time so that many remaining members like me can also contribute?
    This is my humble request if you can do then many thanks to you otherwise all the very best for members who had contributed. Please tries to consider my request.

    With warm regards,
    Bhagat Singh

  • #414198
    Since I got requests from members for extension of the closing date, please note the new date by which you have to submit your entries. I also felt, in hindsight, that 4 days was too short a time to come up with a creative story.

    A lot of members are increasingly having Net connectivity (including me!) and power problems. Hence, keeping this in mind I have extended the date. After all, this is a fun contest and we can be a little flexible.

    Managing Editor,

  • #414337
    I have submitted my story titled Kamini returns to Prem for the ISC story writing contest.

  • #414358
    Dear Vandana madam,

    Here is my entry for the contest.
    A walk down the haunted forest

    With Regards
    Soumyadip Saha

  • #414488
    Mam editing through the link provided here leads to home page. I think a bug is there.
    Sudarmani S,
    "if the dreams are big enough , the facts don't count"

  • #414573
    Respected Vandana ma'am

    Here is my entry for the "Story fun-2 contest"
    Voice of a lost mother

  • #414743
    My creative story is as folllows:

    Mystery behind the accident


  • #414946
    Here is my contest entry,

    Never lie someone Who trust on you.
    Never Trust Someone who lies you.

    Regards & Thanks
    Aamir khan

  • #414950
    Here is my entry for the contest please.
    Success is not granted, it is earned!

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