The picture is blank- Create a quick story and win prizes!As we are gearing up to celebrate another Independence Day, we are announcing a creative story writing contest for you. We have had story writing contests of this nature earlier too, but this one is slightly different. Before we move on with the announcement, it would only be appropriate to acknowledge Neelam who is the brain behind this idea. We have credited the author with a cash reward in her thread in recognition of her creative input.
All of us must have heard about the SSB interviews which are held to select Officers to the three defence wings. The interview comprises of various tests which includes physical and mental exercises which a candidate has to go through over a period of five days. And one among them is writing a story based on a picture that is shown to them. In this test, a picture is shown to the candidates for a few seconds and then they are given approximately four minutes to create a story based on that picture.
Now the contest is that, suppose you are one of the candidates and you are shown a blank picture, create a story based on it within five minutes and post them as a response here in this thread. The story can be of any genre but should be convincing and should have some connection with 'blank'. Kindly read the instructions before posting your stories.
We will be keeping this thread open for one day precisely so as to encourage more participation but your endeavor should be to think, create and write a story within five minutes. Being honest would be a test for yourselves and so the rest is left to you.
1. Anyone including editors can participate in this contest.
2. Give an interesting title to your story.
3. Post your stories as a response in this thread.
4. Min words: 300 Words; Max words: 350 words.
5. Do not violate any forum posting guidelines.
6. A member can submit only one story.
7. The story should be in English only.
8. Kindly avoid posting irrelevant responses here.
The best entry will receive a cash award of Rs.150/-. The next two best entries will receive Rs.100/- each. Two consolation prizes of Rs 75/- each (depending on the number of entries received). Other suitable entries may also be given cash rewards and additional points.
This contest will close at 09.00 A.M on 13th August, that is tomorrow.
So, look at the blank picture before you and start off!