Tyche's Monthly Challenge (March 2013): Once Upon A Time... by TycheSong
Ladies and Gents (and Other) of The Maple Bookshelf, I, TycheSong, challenge you thusly:
Write me a story in the classic fairy tale style—feel free to draw inspiration from the Brothers Grimm, Hans Christian Anderson, or whoever your favourite fairy tale writer is!
The Parameters of the Challenge
- The story must be at least 1000 words, and can be as long as you like.
- This entry can be fan-fic based or original!
- It MUST be a completed and posted story by 30 March. You are, as always, free to add to it after or write sequels, but the story must be readable as a complete work by the due date.
- Per the poll, these stories will be posted anonymously, so please do not post your entries on other websites or give the secret away until after the voting is complete! Your beta is the only person exempt from this rule.
- Because they are going to be posted anonymously, you must sign up for this challenge in order to participate! Once you have officially signed up, you will receive an e-mail explaining how to post.
- Your story must begin with ‘Once upon a time,’ followed by one of the prompts. It may end as happily or as darkly as you like!
The Challenge Prompts:
1. There was a magical mirror…
2. In a kingdom ruled by…
3. There was an ordinary ______ with an extraordinary destiny…
4. A white hart was seen in the wood…
5. A witch was blamed for a crime she did not commit…
6. There was a ______ who could grant wishes…
To sign up or ask questions, please e-mail me at TycheSong@hotmail.com or TycheSong@gmail.com with the subject heading “March Challenge.” You MUST do this to enter, otherwise you may not get a response e-mail with posting information. Please do not just shout or instant message. Don’t forget to include your TMB screen name, otherwise I may not recognize you! Happy writing!
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