Jan 14, 2009

My story for Clarity of Night with guest appearance by past stories.

Two years, seven contests, each story more fucked up than the previous one. If you read them all, maybe you will see a transition, maybe you will see that I have become worse than what I was, maybe you will have fun, maybe it will leave you with wanting more. Who knows? Maybe you will, if only you read. The new story sent to the Clarity Of Night is A Thousand And One Years

Here are the links to the entries to previous contests. Enjoy, if you can.

January 2007, Silent Grey Contest-Entry#11--The Shaman's Call
[Two years back, damn!]

April 2007, Endless Hour, Entry#43-- The Dirty Rose
[When some things were drawing to an end in life, and other things beginning]

July 2007, Halo, Entry#49-- The Most Curious Night In The Jungle
[Did I write this a work? can't remember!]

November 2007, Restless Dawn, Entry#1-- Dragonfly's Breakfast
[Early bird on this one, got the worm, no prize :P]

February 2008, Whispers, Entry #53-- Her Arms Reach For The Sky
[Wrote this one sober and in a weird mood]

July 2008, Running Wind, Entry #37-- The Name Of Hope
[Was hopeful of winning, turned out hope is a bitch]

And now...
January 2009, Ascension, Entry #72-- A Thousand And One Years

Thanks for reading!

Jan 8, 2009

New Year and a Contest at Clarity Of Night

Hey people! How is everyone hanging in there? Man, another year, full of god knows what all, it's all so exciting and scary at the same time. But well, first off, a very happy new year to all. Hope the resolutions are sticking in, though I feel making resolutions is going out of fashion and losing its appeal. Or, maybe we all have realized that we are lazy buggers who will still be the same come next year, maybe a lil bit fatter around the waist and a little more disillusioned, but same, almost.
There, the think pip for new year.

Along with wishing you all, the point of this post is to tell you about a pretty brilliantly amazing contest, that is not held by me, but by the very talented and highly organized Mr Jason Evans at his blog Clarity of Night. The latest one is called "Ascension" Short Fiction Contest, it is pretty simple but winning it is tough (for me at least, maybe you can impress the judges there with your writing skills.).

It goes like this, you look at the picture given on the blog for inspiration, think up a 250 word story based on that, (you can do poems too, if they relate to the picture, though few poems were submitted in the past contests, still it's good to see rhyme crimes). Send the story to Jason at his email address given in the rules page of the blog.

And if your story comes on top, there are prizes in monies! 
$50 as the top prize and several others.

My tips for writing the story
>Keep it short
>Keep it entertaining
>Spell check
>Grammar check
>Don't bribe Jason
>read the rules carefully on the Clarity of Night rules page
>check winners of previous contests for learning the things they did right
>your writing should show that it's written by you

That's all. Good luck if you choose to write a story, if not, visit the blog, there are some talented and kickass submissions there every contests.

More fubar stories coming up for 2009 on A Story A Day. Cheerz!