TOPIC: OUTSMART A VILLAIN
SETTING: Your character comes in conflict with a villain who is pushing sorcery, bribes, extortion, or any other kind of immorality in order to gain money, fame, or power. You decide who might make a promise or break a promise in your story, the main character or the villain.
SUBMISSION: Scroll down and post your short story.
3 HIGHLIGHTS (include): outsmarting a villain, a promise, and an escape
WORD COUNT: 750-1,500
DEADLINE: 25th of the month
PRIZE: Winner receives a free book!
AWARDS: Each story will receive an award!
VOTING: Feb. 26-Feb. 28, 2021
3 OPTIONAL PROMPTS TO GET YOU STARTED:
1.) Your character sets out for a particular destination. Along the way, he/she encounters a greedy fortune teller, the villain, who gives wrong directions or false information. Your character finds out that he/she is being set up by the villain. He/she must figure out a way to outsmart the villain, escape the villain, and/or get out of a bad situation.
2.) Your character meets a greedy villain who is ruthlessly climbing the corporate ladder. Your character sees the villain robbing, pickpocketing, or stealing. Your character must outsmart the villain, find a way to catch him in the act, and/or escape from being the victim.
3.) Your character is invited to what seems like an innocent get together or weekend retreat. A nice but very greedy pimp villain attempts to lure your character into giving massages and engaging in prostitution. Your character must outsmart the villain and find a way to escape a bad situation.
VOTING: Voting will take place from FEBRUARY 26-28. Each writer will vote by selecting the top three favorite stories. Directions for voting will be made available during voting time.
WINNER(S) and AWARDS: Will be announced on March 1 or at the beginning of March.
More optional conflicts can be found on pages 29-30 in “Writers 750 Emerald Workbook” written by H.M. Schuldt, available at Amazon.
“Giant Tales Beyond the Mystic Doors,” Chapter 2: Beasts
ITEMS THAT MUST BE INCLUDED
1.) A greedy villain who has immoral behavior (sorcery, stealing, or human trafficking, etc.)
2.) A promise
3.) An escape
3 Phases of an Escape Plot
- Feeling imprisoned.
- A plan to escape.
- The escape.
Write about something you discovered. What did you learn?
Write about an experience you had, but change all the names.
CONTEST GUIDELINES – Skip over this comment section if you are familiar with the Writers 750 Program.
GENRE: Fantasy, Thriller, Sci-Fi, Mystery, Crime, Comedy, Romance, or a mixture (No erotica)
The main purpose of this contest is to practice the skill of writing fiction, explore plot, conflict, and character development, collect your own short stories, and receive good feedback.
RULES & DIRECTIONS –
• Type in English – a minimum of 750 words; a maximum of 1,500 words
(The theme is required.)
• Post your title and word count total in the first line of your story posting.
• ONE entry per person, must be the writer’s original work, a final revision, and a new piece of writing. Please do not delete and re-post since this becomes confusing to the readers. Try to post your final revision.
SUBMISSIONS: Scroll down to the bottom to post your story.