[Fall Event] Novice Writing Contest

Curly

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10/21/2020 11:20 am

The novice writing contest is for those who are new to writing or have minimal experience (<1 year of story writing experience.). The writing challenge is open for submissions from the day of this post until November 7th at 8 PM EST/Game time. Submissions will be read and judged by admins and the winner selected based on creativity, writing, and storyline.


Winnings:

  • Entry posted to the 2020 Fall Event page on the help site.

  • Breeding to a level 50, high PS, 6E, stud/brood of breed of choice with 1 guaranteed gene. Excludes Lp gene for Cobs.

  • 1 of the Limited Seasonally Elusive Black Cats


Rules:

  • All submissions must follow all Eqcetera rules.

  • Stories should be a minimum of 200 and a maximum of 600 words.

  • The prompt is fall/Halloween themed but stories should not contain blood, gore etc.

  • Using characters based on true to life people or events is not allowed. We want you to use your imagination!

  • The story does not have to involve horses but should be Eqcetera themed.

  • You may not enter both the novice and advanced sections.



Your prompt is:


“Fog has descended on Eqcetera and brought shadows among it. Once it lifts it reveals….”



Good luck and let your imagination flow!

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10/24/2020 4:42 pm

sparkster

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sorry to be a bother but I can't find where to submit my story does anyone know how? oops just realized I read it wrong anway heres my submission

The Ghost of Eqcetera 



“Fog has descended on Eqcetera and brought shadows among it. Once it lifts it reveals a small village placed in a circle of mountains around the village are rolling pastures of green with horses frolicking. There are bays, blacks, palominos and colors of all different breeds. A young girl gazes down upon the village through the ears of her horse, a small pony named Sparky. She pats him on the neck a few times and nudges him with her heels down the narrow mountain side. As she passes the mine she sees gems glittering, then all of a sudden there was a flash of white, her horse spooked taking off down the mountain side. “ Whoa boy, she said, pulling him back down to a walk. ``What did you see?” she asked, her voice quivering with worry. He snorted back, seeming as if to say,we are in danger. They continue down the mountain side she forgets all about the white flash as she glances around at the wheat fields smiling. It was harvest time, one of her favorite times of the year. It was her horse's favourite time too now that there are plenty of apples around for him to munch on. As she reaches town she is reminded once again of the white flash as she looks all about the small village decorated for halloween. “Hey” she calls to one of the elders of the small town of Eqcetera who was known as Jonah “I saw a white flash on the mountain should we send up someone to see if its a problem I wouldn't want any of the livestock to get hurt she said “well” he replied with a mischievous grin “could be that you saw the ghost of Mary Poppylinds the founder of Eqctera she shows up around halloween every once in awhile to see how well her towns being run” she laughed uneasily wondering if he was right Then the young girl saw the same flash of white once again among the trees the white flash stopped and the eerie face of the founder of Eqcetera gazed at her with an unsure smile holding her finger to her lips and then once again she was gone in a flash of white. 



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1st Tag made by Cricket   2nd Tag made by ‘roze’  3rd tag made by Eunoia 4th tag made by wild brumby

10/24/2020 6:00 pm

Curly

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Sparkster, access is not available to the document. Entries can be submitted in the forum as text or as a link to a document. :)

10/24/2020 6:05 pm

sparkster

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oh ok so does that mean I can just copy and paste onto my origanal comment?

Paints and Appys

 

1st Tag made by Cricket   2nd Tag made by ‘roze’  3rd tag made by Eunoia 4th tag made by wild brumby

10/24/2020 6:15 pm

Curly

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Yes if you want or just edit the doc permissions so anyone can view it!

10/24/2020 6:34 pm

sparkster

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ok

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1st Tag made by Cricket   2nd Tag made by ‘roze’  3rd tag made by Eunoia 4th tag made by wild brumby

10/24/2020 6:48 pm

Certavi

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This is my entry, 595 words!

Fog has descended on Eqcetera and brought shadows among it. Once it lifts it reveals the cobblestone streets of Eqcetown, the village located at the edge of the valley. Some dim lights are visible through the closed curtains on either side of the street. Where normally the street is lit up by the old-fashioned, beautifully decorated streetlights, it is currently covered in darkness. Vivian continues to walk along the main street towards her hostel. She has only been here for a week, but the village is small enough that everything already feels familiar. She turns a corner and stops at the second door to the right: 'Eqcetown Hostel'. While looking for the key in her bag, she hears some soft noises coming from the other side of the door. Vivian listens closely and figures it must be the hostel owner's Jack Russell Maxie whimpering and scratching at the door. 'That's odd', she thinks to herself, 'normally the owner keeps him in her own room at night'. Vivian finally found the key and opened the door, finding Maxie behind it with his tail tucked behind his legs and trembling all over. 'What's up with you, little guy?' She asks him, petting him and trying to comfort him. 'Let's find your mom, shall we?' Vivian walks over to the hostel owner's room to knock, only to find the door ajar. She carefully pushes the door open and peeks inside. 'Tina?' She whispers. No answer. Vivian slowly enters the dark room and flips the light switch. Nothing happens. 'Where would she be at this hour, did she tell you where she went, Maxie?' The dog looks at her from across the hall, still trembling and whimpering occasionally. 'Tina!' Vivian now calls out a bit louder. Still no response. 'Let's go for a quick walk and see if we can find her', Vivian tells the dog while grabbing his harness from the side table near the door and putting it on him. They both step outside and turn back onto the main street. Vivian notices that most of the dim lights she saw on the way back from work were now off. 'People must be getting to sleep now, I wonder why some lights are not working and why some are, but you never know with the power circuits in a village like this.' Vivian takes Maxie to the end of the street, where the cobblestones change into a gravel path leading into the valleys. During the day, this spot shows the most beautiful view of the colorful fields that lie ahead. Now, there is just darkness. Maxie stops at a tree stump and lifts his leg. While Vivian waits for him, she looks up at the sky. 'Oh.. hmm.. what?' 'Where are the stars?' The usually starry sky is now pitch black. As Maxie approaches her a short, powerful gust of wind passes them. Maxie starts whimpering and trembling again. 'Let's go back and hope your mum is back by now.' Vivian turns onto the main street for the third time this evening, all lights are now off. She takes her phone out and turns on the flashlight. She shines it into the dark streets and looks directly into a pair of bright yellow eyes. Another dog. It seems this one is also by himself. She shines the flashlight around to look for an owner, but she sees no one. Suddenly she feels a cold sensation on her back, Maxie whimpers and starts pulling on the leash. 'Maxie, what's..' 'NO. MORE. LIGHT!' Maxie runs off into the valleys.

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