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Welcome to Elftown's Official Drabble Contest! 'But what is a drabble?' I hear you ask. Well, a drabble is a short piece of writing 100 words long. And in this contest, entrants must attempt to write interesting and captivating drabbles on the given theme. It's only 100 words - how hard can it be? ;)


Moderators: [Chimes] [Teufelsweib]


Contest Began: March 20th 2010
Contest Closed: May 20th 2010

Contest Closed!

Thank you to all that contributed!



<news:[Elftown Drabble Contest@wiki] 2010 Winner!>

'Ya know, this life thing isn’t all it’s cracked up to be. Consider this quote, “life is suffering”. I know, that’s too broad. Maybe it aughta be, “to live is to suffer” ‘cause frankly ladies and gents, name one person who has lived and who hasn’t suffered at one point or another. It’s a fact of life. There will be highs and lows. Being a pessimist, a Debby Downer and all sorts of unpleasant to converse with, I’d argue, that to bring a child into this world is to doom it to suffering. Ipso facto, our parents are assholes. Don’t have kids.' By: [NOOOPE]

Congratulations [NOOOPE]



1 - Your entry must be between 95-105 words anything more or less will be disqualified.

2 - No stealing literature. The drabble MUST be written by you. If anyone is found to be stealing the work of others they will be disqualified from this and all future official written contests.

3 - No fan-fiction in this contest. We accept that you may be inspired somewhere, but if you write a drabble with a land called Marmia containing Baslam the lion, it's not going to cut it with us. Original work here please.

4 - Old work is allowed. Old works are allowed in this contest, providing they have not already been submitted to another official Elftown Contest and fit the theme. If your work has been submitted in an unofficial contest, then you are still free to enter it here.

5 – No pornography or excessive violence. Use your common sense as to what would be acceptable and what not, but the crew's decision in this matter is final.

6 - You may submit one entry for this contest.

7 - Quality restrictions. If you want us to put effort into reading the drabble, put effort into writing it. Drabbles with exceptionally bad spelling and/or grammar will be disqualified. If your drabble isn't going to make the cut, we'll put a comment underneath the entry saying so.

8 - Queries. If you wish to discuss something about how the contest is run, or the rules, then please use the official contest forum: <forum:Elftown contests>! If you wish to query whether a certain entry fits the theme, please do so before the deadline. However, if you wish to query whether an entry is stolen or breaks any other rules, you may still bring this up after the contest has closed.

What will we be expecting? Creativity!




Entries not following the theme will be removed.


Contest Closed!

Thank you to all that contributed!

Contest Entries: Drabble contest '10


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2010-03-20 [SilverFire]: Rule 4 was missing for some reason, so I added it. O.o

2010-03-21 [Alexi Ice]: Rule seven has a random sentance attached to it ^^' IdK where that was supposed to go, but it certinally does not fit there

2010-03-21 [SilverFire]: You are a crew member. You can change these things yourself.

2010-03-21 [Alexi Ice]: Well I was just wondering where the sentance came from, I looked for a likely spot but could not find it, that's why I said something about it

2010-03-21 [Chimes]: Which sentence? I'm not seeing an out of place sentences. o.o Unless it was already gotten rid of...

2010-03-21 [Alexi Ice]: I'm guessing Silverfire must have taken care of it already

2010-05-20 [9jlriexqk,ktpk]: Sorry, I added a missing 'o'. Hope I was allowed to do that.

2010-08-06 [Akayume]: You only plan to run this once a year? It seems so short and simple that it could be run more frequently...

2010-08-06 [SilverFire]: Variety is the spice of life. :) If we only run this once a year, that gives us a chance to run different types of contest as well. We could do a Haiku contest instead, for example. :3

2010-08-06 [Chimes]: Silvie, I really like the Haiku idea. :D

2010-08-06 [Teufelsweib]: I guess having more different kinds of contests than just the regular photography/art/etc would be a nice way to keep people interested, so haiku would be awesome :3

2010-08-06 [Linderel]: I concur with this motion.

2010-08-06 [*Phoenix*]: [Thunder Cid]'s running Haiku Contest....

2010-08-06 [Chimes]: We're talking about official contests. :)

2010-08-06 [*Phoenix*]: I know, but I wasn't sure if you would want to talk to him about making his "official." The more info the better. :]

2010-08-06 [SilverFire]: Would be a bit late, it seems like it's closed. Thanks for the info, though. :)

2010-08-06 [*Phoenix*]: Just that round. Once voting's over it will open again. ^-^

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