by Abby Gayle
Interesting prompts to keep you interested in history.
Have you ever longed to travel to Ancient Japan or the Wild West?
Do you dream about living with Native Americans or panning for gold in California?
This monthly contest will serve as a virtual time machine to visit world events long past.
Entries must be posted by 11:59 pm WDC time on the last day of each month, or they will be disqualified.
All entries must be posted by b-item link only. Stories posted in the message forum will be disqualified.
This is a short story contest. All entries must be short stories. In addition, the story must be historical fiction.
All entries must be 2000 words or less. Please post your word count in the message along with the link to your story.
Entries may be NO higher than 18+. NO excessive gore. Please no sexual content, as I am only 13, and do not want to be reading that.
Entries may be edited up until the deadline, but not during the judging process.
Only new stories, please.
Your story must incorporate the current prompt.
Any entries not following the rules will be disqualified.
Rounds run from the first day to the last day of each month.
First place will receive 10,000 gift points and a 10,000 GP awardicon
Second place will receive a merit badge
Third place will receive 5,000 gift points
Any honorable mentions will be 2,000 gift points
Second place will only be awarded if there are more than 5 entries. Third place will only be awarded if there are more than 10 entries. Honorable mention(s) may or may not be awarded. Judges' decision is final.
Anyone who donates 30,000 or more gift points for this contest will get the “Generosity” merit badge.
January 2018 prompt:
Your character lives in England in the Middle Ages (a period of time from the 500s to the 1500s) and, sometime at least once during the story, comes across a dragon.*
*For those that believe dragons belong in the fantasy genre, I would like to clarify: Tales of dragons can be found in our world's history. Josephus and Gaius Solinus, both historians, write of "flying reptiles". Herodotus, the "Father of History", also wrote of winged serpents. In addition, for most of the Middle Ages, "dragon" was the same as what we now call "dinosaur".
Have fun writing!