Short Story Contest 50 Submissions & Details Thread Theme: Internet Forum Meets Reality Open to all, newbies and established members alike. Please post your entries as replies to this thread. At the deadline I will collate all entries and put them forward for voting in a seperate thread. The winning entry will be stickied until the next competition winner. The winning entry will also earn 1 year of Premium Membership ($30 value) to mark the 50th milestone. If the winner is already a current supporter, then the prize would be a 1 year extension. Theme: Internet Forum Meets Reality (courtesy of member daemon). Any interpretation valid. Suggested Wordlimit: 1000 - 4000 words. Deadline for entries: August 17th 2009 10.00 am (UK local) There is a 10% leniency with regards to the wordlimit. Please try to stick within the limit. As below, any piece outside of the suggested limit may not be entered into the voting. The next contests, which revert to the lesser word limit and non-prize giving format, will be themed 'Seven Deadly Sins' (Carthonn) and 'Time Travel' (-NM-, amongst others). Please feel free to start working on an entry in advance for these contests but do not submit your entry for these contests until instructed to do so. There is a maximum of 20 entries to any contest. If there are more than 20 entries to any one contest I will decide which are entered into voting based on adherence to the suggested word limit and relevance to the theme, not on a first-come-first served basis. Try to make all your entries complete and have an ending rather than be an extract from a larger one and please try to stick to the topic. Any piece seemingly outside of the topic will be dealt with in a piece by piece manner to decide its legitamacy for the contest. Submissions may not have been previously posted on this site, nor may they be posted for review until voting has closed. Only one entry per contest please. Please try to refrain from itallicising, bolding, colouring or indenting any text to help avoid disappointment. These stylistics do not reproduce when I copy-paste them into the voting thread. Please remember to give your piece a title and give its word count in brackets at the top of your story. If there are any questions, please leave me a visitor message or PM me. Please do not clog up this, or any other thread, with your questions. Thanks and good luck.