The 31 Sentence Contest: Round 15

in creativecoin •  9 months ago 

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Welcome. You have stumbled upon a new adventure. One that will challenge you to grow; one that is filled with twists and turns; one that will have your piece swinging like the rhythm of a jazz ensemble that keeps readers and listeners engaged to the very end (or we crash into a wall and die; either way, we'll learn something together).


Over in China, the revered Shanghai Conservatory of Music can’t even believe the principles of jazz are real! That with enough courage and trust in yourself, you can hear a piece of music once, and ring dazzling changes on it forever and ever. They can’t duplicate our jazz. But everything else we make doesn’t worry them a bit.
....The road to wealth comes from understanding yourself. Doing what you do best, not what other people do best.
--John Taylor Gatto


Round 15


The Prizes

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1st Place225300
2nd Place150
3rd Place75

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We have a new sponsor this week and the weeks hereafter; @build-it will be sponsoring this contest with 450 BUILD tokens to be slit amongst you, our contestants who keep the show running. How cool is that!

Build-it seeks to "reward those who put in lots of effort into their DIY and How-to articles." Please, feel free to peruse their introductory post to learn more about what they do.

Use their tags on your DIY and How-to-articles and be sure to stop by a curate when your time permits. #diy | #how-to| #do-it-yourself | #build | #build-it

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Contest Rules

1. One Entry Per Person.

2. Inspired by the prompt and follows the random number order exactly with the correct amount of words in each sentence (explained below).

3. Prose or poetry; any form and genre of fiction is accepted.

4. It must be a story. Refer here for an explanation of what a story must contain in order for it to be considered a story.

5. Contest closes at the end of this post's payout. Tuesday is the day this comes out.

6. In your entry, link back to this contest somewhere in your post.

8. Post a link to your tale in the comments below.

9. Your entry must be in English.


The Prompt (explained)

The PROMPT: this is what your story is tied to in some way and in some fashion of your choosing within the fiction realm. You don't have to use the wording of the prompt in the story but your story must somehow relate to the prompt. Easy enough - we hope.

The Sentences: # 1-31(explained)

This idea comes from John Taylor Gatto. In this interview - PDF, he speaks about the inner jazz of writing coming to life simply by applying this method. I've been curious to see this in action. So ...

The SENTENCES: This objective here will have you writing out exactly 31 sentences, found below the prompt in a randomized order. The number of words for each and every sentence corresponds with the sentence number you are on.

For example, if 1 is the number that is up, you may only use one word that will complete the sentence (I know - technically, one word isn't a sentence but deal with it 8-). If 31 is the number, you construct a sentence that is 31 words in length, no more no less. The same goes for all numbers. (Here you'll find excellent examples from the last round - to be updated - should you need to see a fuller example.)

Except for number 1, all sentences must be a complete sentence. You may construct your paragraphs however you see fit.


I, @tristancarax, am the judge. This contest will mostly be judged by how I feel about your piece and my interest in your piece because my editing skills are so far below par that earthworms stand above me. As I improve, so will the judging. Additionally, comments on contestant's posts will be taken into consideration when choosing a winner.


And there you have it. I'm excited to see what your minds create and imagine through this exercise.





The Prompt:

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Sentence order:

13, 31, 2, 17, 20, 23, 10, 14, 9, 21, 19, 28, 15, 27, 29, 12, 3, 7, 5, 8, 30, 24, 4, 26, 6, 16, 18, 11, 22, 25, 1





Previous Contestants

@agmoore, @blueeyes8960, @carolkean, @chireerocks, @cloudblade, @deirdyweirdy, @free-reign, @gwilberiol, @justclickindiva, @letalis-laetitia, @marblely, @odeis, @oivas, @owasco, @wakeupkitty



Steemit sites I support and/or delegate to.

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@steemmonsters
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@bananafish
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@curie
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@creativecoin
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@theluvbug
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@freewritehouse
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@c-squared
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@qurator
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@steembasicincome
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@contestkings
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@tipu
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@freezepeach
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@creativecrypto
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@steemauto
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@curangel
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@team-ccc
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@appreciator
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@build-it


Other sites I support

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Facebook - Moving the Streets
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Iq Matrix
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Facebook - Kemetic Aha and Sema Association
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First Blood!

I don't know how much time is left. I'm gonna try to get my post for this out today, but I lost a writing day yesterday to Justin Sun's maneuver and I'm sure others did too.

On second thought after checking discord, it looks like we are fully at war with Justin Sun.

I've just been turned onto this as I haven't been writing that much myself. Sonme people are still having problems posting period. You still have plenty of time to post because I didn't get the contest out until about 5 p.m. (est). Let me know if you are having issues, if we can still leave comments.

I've been busy fighting on twitter all day. I'm sorry, this takeover was too important. We have 4 real witnesses back at the top!