Writers win 5 steem! Twenty Four Hour Short Story Contest for June 20 A child grows up amidst “lost technology” with their grandparent’s stories about “Earth that was.”


 The 24 hour short story challenge

(But you'll get a little more time than that...)

 I am fascinated by science fiction writer Harlan Ellison writing short stories in a book store window.  He wrote short stories with everyone watching for years, and people questioned if he already had the stories, so he began to take suggestions for topics from people watching.  Chris Carter of X-files fame gave him the topic of a 102-year-old pregnant corpse, and he wrote a story based on that idea.

So thus the idea behind this contest was born.  You can write a short story in a short amount of time.

Click here for last week's winners and entries.  

Here are the terms of the contest.

Write a short story no longer than 2,000 words, based on the topic phrase.

Here is the topic for you short story:

A child grows up amidst “lost technology” with their grandparent’s stories about “Earth that was.”

I got the prompt from here.

Here are the rules for entry

1. Upvote this post.  

2. Resteem this post  (And actually even you don't enter this contest and you read this post, resteeming this would be greatly appreciated to get the word out for more participants.  Thanks!)

3. In your post put a link to this post. 

4. Post a link to your story in the comments below. (This is really important, this is how I keep track of entries.  I check my replies for entries.)


 This actually gives you a little over 48 hours from when I make this post.  But I want to give more time to allow for more people to enter the contest. Use the tag twentyfourhourshortstory for your first tag.  (Don't use # before the tag or it goes over the 24 character limit.  24...24 hour short story contest...Ironic don't you think...)

Feel free to use other tags as you wish.

Prizes are:5 Steem for First Place.

3 Steem for Second Place

1 Steem for Third Place And depending on how many entries I receive I may give out Steem for other entries.  But again that all depends on the amount and quality of posts.  

(I am personally putting up the rewards for this contest, there be no whales here capt’in.  So upvoting and resteeming helps keep this thing going.)

So please upvote with as much power as you can.  That helps fund the contest.

Here's what you get for participating, even if you don't win.

1. I upvote every entry, and I resteem every entry to over 1,000 followers.

2. I create a post at the end of every contest and I mention and link to your post. Again going out to over a 1,000 followers.

3. A regular community of participants has developed around this contest and they read and comment on the entries.

4. (Then of course there is the chance for winning some extra Steem!)  Thanks for reading and good luck! Can't wait to see what you come up with.

P.S. If by Friday you see I have not resteemed or upvoted your entry, shoot me a comment.  I may have missed it.  I am getting more entries to read, and contrary to rumor...I am human.   


This is past the deadline, but I'll resteemit and look at it.

okay tnks.

Hey @mctiller! Here's my entry for the contest:
The Lost Time - Original Short Story

I hope you enjoy reading it as much as I did writing it :)

This was fun last time. My husband and I were just talking about the one and only time I got involved. I will tell him about this.

upvoted and resteemed! (BTW for the entrants: You might want to rephrase your directions with the words: not required but appreciated next to upvoting and resteeming. I think it is against some rules; I saw a post and there are those that will try and take you down.)

I will edit mine. Thnx.

I didn't take the time to write one I have been very busy.
Yes, I think we have to be careful so people will leave us alone while we create.

I don't think there are any "rules" on Steemit. It's what ever the majority supports.

My requirements for the upvote and resteem are to help earn Steem to pay for the contest. So far, the contest has cost me Steem. But it costs me less and less every week.

Again, the upvotes pay for the contest.

The resteems help bring in more people to the contest. Which help fund the contest even more.

I am not trying to be nefarious. The idea is to spread some Steem around and help writers get noticed.

following, resteemed, upvoted, and want to participate in one sometime! I hope to be inspired on one of your prompts!

I upvote follow and comments on your blog ..u do the same

The prompt is very interesting as usual, I can imagine some post-apocalyptic futures in which mankind barely subsist, but there are some vestiges of their technology and knowledge that refuse to disappear.

I know I am late, but still wanted to share. Great contest. Loved reading the stories all day long. They inspired me to write this.


Hello Friend. Here is my entry entry

I CANNOT believe I missed it again!!! I will make sure to check my feed so I don't miss it. Maybe i'll have to bookmark your account page!

99% of the time i get them out on Sunday. If i don't make Sunday i get it out on Monday.

With more and more people following the contest i need to keep a schedule.