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Rated: 18+ · Message Forum · Contest · #1101111
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This is going to be a monthly contest now. This round was for June, but no one entered. The deadline will now be 11:59 PM WDC time on July 31, 2018.

The premise is quite simple. I'll post the lyrics to a song. You read them and let them inspire you. You write a short story and enter it in { bitem } format and I judge the entries and award gps!

First place: 2500 gps
Second place: 1500 gps
Third place: 1000 gps
Honorable Mention(s): 500 gps

If there are less than 5 entries, I will only award first and second place.

Under three entries, only first place.

Only one entry: 250 gps for playing

Most of all, have fun. You MUST post in { c-item } format unless you don't have room in your port. I recommend creating a book for contest entries and posting the chapter if you're short on space.

Basic Rules:
1. New Short stories only. Must be a new story created for this contest only.
2. Any genre and rating welcome, BUT, your post in the forum must adhere to the 18+ rating!!!
3. There is no minimum word count, but try not to go over 3000 words. I'm not going to count unless I think it's well over.
4. Only one entry per person per round. If you win a round, you can't win the following round. But, you can still enter to get a review and rating...you just can't place twice in a row.

DEADLINE: All entries must be received before Midnight on July 1st, 2018.


Donations welcome! If you donate, make sure you specify which contest you're donating to! Thanks.

Here is the song that will inspire you!

I Can Dream About You by Dan Hartman

No more timing
Each tear that falls from my eyes
I'm not hiding
The remedy to cure this old heart of mine


I can dream about you
If I can't hold you tonight
I can dream about you
You know how to hold me just right

I can dream about you
If I can't hold you tonight
I can dream about you
You know how to hold me just right

Moving sidewalks
I don't see under my feet
Climbing up from
Down here below where the streets sees me lonely for you

I can dream about you
If I can't hold you tonight
I can dream about you
You know how to hold me just right

I can dream about you
I'm gonna press my lips against you and hold you to me
I can dream about you

You know you got me spellbound what else can it be
Moving sidewalks
I don't see under my feet
Climbing up from
The pain in my heart 'cause it's you that I need

I can dream!
I can dream!
Yes, I can dream!

I don't understand it
I can't keep my mind off loving you (not even for a minute)
Ooh, now baby, I'm caught up in the magic I see in you
There's one thing to do

I can dream about you
If I can't hold you tonight
I can dream about you
You know how to hold me just right

I can dream about you
If I can't hold you tonight
I can dream about you
I can dream
I can dream
I can dream about you
I can dream about you
I can dream about you


Songwriters: Dan Hartman


Any questions? Email me. Good luck.


Thank you to emmyloo for generously donating 4000 gps!
and
alicia for donating 500 gps!
ghost for donating 2200 gps!
Elisa: Stik or Treat for donating 5500 gps!!
SilverNickles for donating 20,000 gps!!!!!
shadowedheart for donating 1000 gps!
charlesthec for donating 5000 gps!!
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