Introducing: A Contest!

People enjoy competitions, right? Well, here’s one for you. I have decided to open the e-floor to suggestions for my next short story. Whoever gives me the best idea, wins! Here is how it works.

Over the next month or so, I will be taking submissions for a short story you want to have written. The story can be about literally anything, in any category or genre. If you have an idea, simply share it with me by writing a comment on this post. Give me as much information as you can, i.e. Character name, place, time, plot or theme, etc.

My reasons for doing this competition are three-fold. Firstly, and most transparently, i’m feeling lazy, and would like someone else to come up with some ideas for once. Secondly, I would also like to see more comments and feedback on this blog overall. You know, a little proof that people are getting some enjoyment from reading what i’ve written. If I have to give you vultures a prize for it, so be it. Lastly, I want to stretch my writing muscles, by writing about something I wouldn’t necessarily choose to write about on my own, in a style or voice different from my normal prose. That’s what i’ll be getting out of this contest. So what do you get out of it?

A STORY. Specifically, your story, or at least, your idea, immortalized on the internet for all to see and admire. You will receive full credit as the idea contributor, which will surely impress all your friends and loved ones, and probably make your enemies insane with jealousy.

So lets recap. You comment on this post sometime in the next month with a story idea. At the end of that time, I read all the comments, and choose my favorite. I then write the story, and post it in all its glory for you to enjoy. An author who literally gives his readers what they want? What a novel idea. Tee-hee. Novel. See what I did there?

P.S. By the Beard of Odin, please give me suggestions. If I don’t get any i’ll cry myself to sleep even more than normal. I’ll also be stuck writing Cino’s story idea. For those of you who are acquainted with Cino, you know just how horrible that news is.

About Max T Kramer

Max has been better than you at writing since the third grade. He currently lives in Connecticut, but will someday return to the desert.
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4 Responses to Introducing: A Contest!

  1. Erica says:

    First of all, I WANT you to write Cino’s story idea. Second of all, WHAT KIND OF PRIZE AM I GOING TO GET AFTER I WIN THIS THING???

    • Max says:

      …The story is the prize. I thought I was clear about that. Your prize is the Story. You get a story. Written from your idea. Your very. own. Story.

      • Kennedy says:

        The story of a sister who posts comments but not actual story ideas when that was clearly all that was asked for……..
        how about a story of two domestic animals a minitruck and a sarge. When mankind is killed by….something…. ( you’re the creative one) they must survive in the world alone…. hopefully this story ends with sarge eating truck. i’ll post more as they come to me.

      • Erica says:

        Oh, well I was hoping my prize would include money or treats. If you don’t want to write about something probably Disneyworld related and completely demented (aka Cino’s idea) you could always write about the melonheads.

        In all seriousness though, if you want to write something completely different from what you usually write you should write something with a historical setting.

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