Word pairs Tri-series ONO challenge - 3It is time now for our third and final challenge in the Tri-series of word pairs. This time, you will be writing a short story and you can use the word pair anywhere in the opening sentence and in the reverse order in the closing sentence.
Series Theme 3: Opposites
What you have to do: In a response to this thread, submit a short story with word pairs that are opposites. You need not give a title to the story. Just mention the word pair that you are using. You may edit the story at any time before the closing time to correct English and typo, but do not change the core story.
1. A member should submit only one entry in English.
2. The story should be a fictional one in any genre. The word pair should appear at least once in the opening sentence and that same word pair should appear at least once in the reverse order anywhere in the closing sentence, but the word pair should be together. For example, if you choose success and failure, the word pair should not be separated by a number of words.
However, You need not join the word pair with 'and' but with anything else as per the context, and you can use a different form of the words in the word pair. For example, you can write in the first sentence 'Success without failure along the way is not such a bad thing' and in the closing, sentence put it as 'Above all, don't forget that that particular failure before succeeding could have been the turning point'. As you can see, the word pair is used together in the closing sentence with the word 'before' separating them, and the word success is used in a different form.
In both places, take care that the grammar usage of the word pair is correct, as also the sentence is grammatically correct.
3. The story should be a short one, not exceeding around 300 words (one or two extra words are permissible if really required). You may use conversations/dialogues but no slang words, SMS text, etc, and no references to weapons, medicinal drugs, alcohol, and the like. Do not give any links within the text.
What you will get: For the previous two challenges in this Tri-Series, the max. was 10 points and 10 cc. This time, since it is a story, the max. is 15 points and 15 cc. Those who participated in the previous two challenges are also eligible for the bumper prizes. Those who did not take part earlier can take part in this one but will be eligible for max. 10 points and 10 cc only and are ineligible for the bumper prizes.
At the top of the Leaderboard of points is Venkiteswaran, as well as Padmini, with 18 points each. Close behind them are Umesh, Kamal Kishore, and Shampa with 17 points each. A few others can catch up with the leaders, too, with a good story. So get going!
Closing date: 23rd July 2021 (no extensions will be given.)