Short Story Contest 18 Theme: From the perspective of an inanimate Open to all, newbies and established members alike. Please post your entries in this thread. At the deadline I will collate all entries and put them forward for voting in a seperate thread. Sadly there are no prizes but honour on offer. The winning entry will be stickied until the next competition winner. Theme: from the perspective of an inanimate (courtesy of myself): You could write a story about a specific inanimate or possible a collective inanimate which may be even more challenging / interesting. For those that require a little assistance feel free to PM me with questions. For your collective musing here is wordnet's definition of inanimate. inanimate adjective 1. belonging to the class of nouns denoting nonliving things; "the word 'car' is inanimate" [ant: animate] 2. not endowed with life; "the inorganic world is inanimate"; "inanimate objects" [ant: animate] 3. appearing dead; not breathing or having no perceptible pulse; "an inanimate body"; "pulseless and dead" [syn: breathless] Suggested Length: 500 - 3000 words. Deadline for entries: February 13th 2008 17.00 (UK local) There is a ten percent leniency above and below the upper and lower word limits, respectively. Please try to stick within these limits. Any piece outside of the suggested limit will still be entered into the contest but flagged as such. Try to make your story complete and have an ending rather than be an extract from a larger one and please try to stick to the topic. Any piece outside of the topic will be dealt with in a piece by piece manner to decide its legitamacy for the contest. Please remember to give your piece a title and give its word count in brackets at the top of your story. Thanks and good luck.