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Story of the Week (SOTW) is a weekly competition, where you are all given the chance to not only win some amazing prizes, but to partake in the ultimate form of expression - Creative writing! Every week, I will be giving you a new theme to wrap your minds around - and keep in mind, a theme is not always a single word, this could range from a quote, an idea, a setting, a perspective... And I want you to forget everything you have learnt about creative writing. This is not going to be the same as a writing assessment. And I do not plan to limit your creativity. If you do not want a story with a clear beginning, middle and end, don't. If you don't want to end your story resolved, don't. If you want to write a poem, a song, a letter, go for it! You are in the control seat. The top users whose stories are selected will be recognised and rewarded. If you are not chosen - do not be discouraged! There is always next week. If you would ever like to suggest a theme, feel free to contact me in-game or respond below.
FIRST - Alexis
SECOND - Zendaya
THIRD - mayoi.
Honourable Mention: punsexual
I would like to give a massive congratulations to these users, and everyone who submitted! If you see these users in-game be sure to congratulate them. If you wish to read their stories, simply click their usernames.
"Third Person Omniscient"
This weeks theme is Third Person Omniscient. This is a particular perspective you write from - it is third person, which means it is from a narrator's point of view using third person pronouns such as 'he' and 'she' rather than 'I' or 'we' - Omniscient means that the narrator knows the thoughts and feelings of all of the characters in the story - kind of like they have a clear overview of what is happening, how everyone feels, and what is going to happen. Your stories every week have been absolutely incredible every week and it's been so hard for me to choose winners. This week, I want you to take me on a journey and tell me absolutely anything you want through this perspective. You can write about yourself from this perspective, or your story can be completely non fiction. This is very open to interpretation and I encourage you to run wild and take this theme wherever you want. Do not be afraid to draw inspiration from other stories! You can have as many or as little characters you want. You can have as much dialogue as you want, or none! Fiction or non-fiction? Everything here is your choice. I look forward to seeing where you all take this story. Good luck!
FIRST - Golden Pillow, 50,000 credits, 25,000 duckets and a First Place Badge.
SECOND - Silver Pillow, 25,000 credits, 15,000 duckets, and a Second Place Badge.
THIRD - Bronze Pillow, 15,000 credits, 10,000 duckets and a Third Place Badge.
Thank you to nymphet for these amazing badges!
The rules to SOTW are quite simple. I do not wish to place any restraints on your creative mind. However, please be aware that plagiarism will not be tolerated, all stories will be checked for plagiarism, and disqualified if necessary. I do also ask that you keep your word count between 200 and 1000 words. If you do happen to win, please find jules in-game for your prize, you will have a time limit of 2 weeks to collect it. Lastly, please ensure your stories are appropriate as they will be readily available for users to read.
Once you have completed your story, you can either click HERE or on the 'submit' heading above to submit your story for judging. Please ensure you include your username with your submission. SOTW will be judged every Sunday - make sure your submissions are in by Sunday 12am GMT/Sunday 10am AEST.