Word pair creative story writing challengeLast month, you gave some interesting word pairs . Let's bring out your creative writing skills with some of those word pairs (cc will be awarded to the selected ones).
What you have to do: Given below are word pairs in Groups. You have to write a creative story using- (i)one word pair from each of the first three groups. That is, one from Group A, one from Group B, and one from Group C; and also (ii) one word pair from Group D must be used in the opening sentence and the other one in the closing sentence (you can select which one to use where, opening or closing).
Thus, altogether, you will be using five word pairs. You can write in any genre, but do try to be unique and not write the usual stories that have been doing the round of previous contests (orphans, illnesses, etc). Include humor, mystery, etc, and think out of the box. A hint- note how the word pairs have been grouped to get some help in piecing together the story.
Group A-Things that can be used in the story: Wooden chair, Chair car, Chair lift, Calling bell.
Group B- Word pairs that involve some kind of movement: Rocking chair, Wobbly chair, Bullet train, Turn around.
Group C- An ambience to create in the story: Turning point, Quiet conversation, Quiet atmosphere, Last turn.
Group D-General: Quiet down, Complete turnabout.
1. A member can submit only one entry and it should be in English. There is no need to give any title. Submit your entry in a response to this thread itself, not exceeding 400 words (it is permitted to add one or max two words over the limit if you just have to add something to give a neat finish!).
2. Each selected word pair can be used more than once in the story, but you cannot use more than one word pair from a Group. For example, if you select calling bell, you can use it two-three times, but then you cannot use wooden chair in the story.
3. The word pair must be used as a pair, and not separately. For example, if you select wooden chair from Group A, then you cannot use the word wooden in one place in the text and the word chair somewhere else. However, you can use words before and after the word pair, adjectives or singular/plural format, etc in an appropriate manner (e.g. The colurful wooden chairs were stacked neatly in a corner.) You can also use the word pairs in an appropriate grammatical format (e.g. instead of turn around, you can put turned around).
4. You can correct spelling, grammar, and typo errors at any time before the closing of the contest, but do not change the core theme of the story.
The rewards: Rs.100/- for the best stories (maximum three). Rs.75/- for the second-best stories (maximum two). Consolation prizes may be given and other entries may also be awarded cash credits based on quality.
Closing date: 12th June 2021.
If you require any clarifications, you may submit your queries in a response to this thread itself.