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Nursery Rhymes have taken a dark turn...
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There are plenty of Nursery Rhymes that appear innocuous on the surface but have dark origins.
For example, Mary, Mary, Quite Contrary (1744)


The goal of this contest is to take the innocent Nursery Rhyme provided and turn it dark, twisted, and scary!



Mary Had a Little Lamb
By: Sarah Josepha Hale (1788-1879)

Mary had a little lamb,
whose fleece was white as snow.

And everywhere that Mary went,
the lamb was sure to go.

It followed her to school one day
which was against the rules.

It made the children laugh and play,
to see a lamb at school.

And so the teacher turned it out,
but still it lingered near,

And waited patiently about,
till Mary did appear.

“Why does the lamb love Mary so?”
the eager children cry.

“Why, Mary loves the lamb, you know.”
the teacher did reply.




1. Keep Mary and the lamb in your version.

2. Maintain the syllable count
7,6, 8,6, 8,6, 8,6, 8,6, 8,6, 8,6, 8,6

3. Maintain the rhyme scheme
ab cb de de fg fg bh bh

4, Put your own dark twist on the poem.
Your version can be mysterious, dark, or horror.

5. This contest forum is rated 18+
Your entries can go as high as GC,
but please no sexual assault, pedophilia, scat, or racism.

6. Entry must be submitted in 'bitem' or 'entry' format.

7. You may edit your poem after it's been submitted, but not after the deadline.




First Prize:
A 25K Awaricon

Second Prize:
A 10K Awardicon & Community MB


* A minimum of three entries are required for 1st Prize to be awarded
* A minimum of five entries are needed for both prizes to be awarded.

Honorable mentions will receive 5,000 gift points and will be given at the judge's discretion.




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