Write a short story around the sinking of the Titanic

  • Status: Closed
  • Hadiah: $50
  • Penyertaan Diterima: 16
  • Pemenang: Nexus9

Ringkasan Peraduan

Write a short story with next requeriments:
- should follow guidelines of https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Short_story
- max extension 3000 words. It must be something that you can narrate out loud from start to end without boring or tiring your listeners
- the story must be around and/or set in the sinking of the Titanic
- there are many conspiracy theories surrounding the sinking of the Titanic that can be of use for the story.
Next are some links, but do your own research
wikipedia.org/wiki/Titanic_conspiracy_theories
history.com/news/titanic-sinking-conspiracy-myths-jp-morgan-olympic
spyscape.com/article/the-titanics-top-10-weirdest-conspiracy-theories
businessinsider.com/titanic-sinking-conspiracy-theories-2018-4
wikipedia.org/wiki/Legends_and_myths_regarding_the_Titanic
ultimatetitanic.com/titanic-conspiracy-theories
londranews.com/english/the-vatican-conspiracy-theory-about-the-sinking-the-titanic
- must be a mix of suspense, folktale, legend and mythology genres
- it must sounds possible, even if it contains fantasy, science fiction, paranormal, etc. Like a myth or legend.
- H. P. Lovecraft short stories are a good reference of the type of story to write.
Also, some creepypasta stories could be also used as reference
Plus, check our past contests to see the winner story and what we expect (links on comments section)
- readers target: any person 17 years and older that understand english language
- must be narrable out loud
- no sexual content
- no abusive, obscene nor bad language
- no abbreviations
- no too specific country's words
- no grammatical, spelling, syntactic or semantic errors
- content related to love or romance should be minimal or zero

WARNING: entries with spam, copypaste from anywhere or not an original new story will be directly rejected and reported.

NOTICE: we will own the copyright of the winner story. The author's name will be included anywhere we use it.

After the contest' deadline, winner will be selected by originality and quality.

You have a month, be creative!

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Maklum Balas Majikan

“Robin posted a interesting story in my contest and win it. Second time he win one of my "write a short story" contest. Then he worked on some changes on the story to get a better result. Great communication.”

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Penyertaan teratas dari peraduan ini

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  • Nexus9
    Nexus9
    • 3 hari yang lalu

    Thank you :)

    • 3 hari yang lalu
  • RhapsodeMonolith
    Penganjur Peraduan
    • 3 hari yang lalu

    Sorry for the delay. Finally got time to finish the reading of the entries.

    And the winner is...
    Entry #29
    Sinking The Titanic
    Robin McShane

    Thank you to all the participants that competed honestly and sent original stories.
    Be aware of our next contest! (I will post the link of the new contest here)

    Regards.

    • 3 hari yang lalu
  • philipphenrikja
    philipphenrikja
    • 1 bulan yang lalu

    Why isn't anyone actually submitting a SHORT STORY? It's always the same. Guys, read the guidelines.

    • 1 bulan yang lalu
    1. philipphenrikja
      philipphenrikja
      • 4 minggu yang lalu

      @Kerstin P., it was rejected because it is not a short story.

      • 4 minggu yang lalu
    2. SyedTaha04
      SyedTaha04
      • 3 minggu yang lalu

      @kerstin P., If you are talking about conspiracy theories copied from Wikipedia then that is okay as long as the entry is in the story format….you are arguing about why the CH is choosing stories over facts. That’s what the contest is about. We have to write stories not facts. Correct me if I am wrong

      • 3 minggu yang lalu
  • kessiwho
    kessiwho
    • 1 bulan yang lalu

    Dear Contest holder, If you have been really serious about posting this contest , why do you reject good ones that stick to truth instead of fiction copied of Wikipedia, which you can clearly see how many of the rated entrys does that. Good luck.

    • 1 bulan yang lalu
    1. philipphenrikja
      philipphenrikja
      • 3 minggu yang lalu

      because the CH wants a short story. Google it and you'll see what it means,

      • 3 minggu yang lalu
    2. RhapsodeMonolith
      Penganjur Peraduan
      • 3 minggu yang lalu

      Which "rated entries"? I rated none yet.

      • 3 minggu yang lalu
  • SyedTaha04
    SyedTaha04
    • 4 minggu yang lalu

    Hello. Just wanted to ask When will the contest be awarded?

    • 4 minggu yang lalu
    1. RhapsodeMonolith
      Penganjur Peraduan
      • 3 minggu yang lalu

      Probably at the end of the month.

      • 3 minggu yang lalu
  • KhalidAhmed99
    KhalidAhmed99
    • 1 bulan yang lalu

    Dear contest holder... Your description is perfect... don't worry... It's just the project is not for everyone... Be patient a perfect story is on its way I hope...

    • 1 bulan yang lalu
    1. RhapsodeMonolith
      Penganjur Peraduan
      • 1 bulan yang lalu

      Yes, as I always do, I'll wait to the contest's deadline to start reading the entries, and then choose a winner.
      In all the past contests I got some interesting stories.
      The problem is the amount (usually +65%) of entries that are just spam, c&p and anything except a story.
      I would like freelancer.com does something about this. I always reject & report the spam and c&p entries. But it seems makes no effect, nothing changes...

      • 1 bulan yang lalu
    2. kessiwho
      kessiwho
      • 1 bulan yang lalu

      You rejected , and call it spam, come on.

      • 1 bulan yang lalu
  • KhalidAhmed99
    KhalidAhmed99
    • 1 bulan yang lalu

    Dear CH... Iam both agreed and sorry to hear that... I just now have one question in my mind... I would really like if you can help me... The question is will the story will have to use the name Titanic only? I mean can I use any other ship avoiding Real ones? As a story CH you know that connecting a folklore or paranormal story with a real incident sounds not really great... I have made a plot for your story which Isn't going well with the name Titanic... So It's just my concern... I want to use a ship which never existed...

    • 1 bulan yang lalu
    1. RhapsodeMonolith
      Penganjur Peraduan
      • 1 bulan yang lalu

      Mmmmmh... But the story must be related to the sinking of the Titanic. If any other ship appears in your story, you could name it whatever you like. Those details could be reviewed if your story wins.

      • 1 bulan yang lalu
  • newsage
    newsage
    • 1 bulan yang lalu

    Just posted my entry.

    I had a lot of fun with it. The fictional pieces blended quite nicely with the historical ones. I hope you enjoy it. I am wanting to verify that if you don't like it, I can run with it on my own. That is correct, yes?

    • 1 bulan yang lalu
    1. RhapsodeMonolith
      Penganjur Peraduan
      • 1 bulan yang lalu

      Yes, no problem.

      • 1 bulan yang lalu
  • yumnamahmood99
    yumnamahmood99
    • 1 bulan yang lalu

    Hi, I am Yumna. I am about to submit my entry. I have a question. Is it necessary that the wordcount is 3000? can it be between 2000-3000?

    • 1 bulan yang lalu
    1. RhapsodeMonolith
      Penganjur Peraduan
      • 1 bulan yang lalu

      3000 is the max limit. It can be less

      • 1 bulan yang lalu
  • KhalidAhmed99
    KhalidAhmed99
    • 1 bulan yang lalu

    Let me know as soon as you can... Thanks...

    • 1 bulan yang lalu
  • SyedTaha04
    SyedTaha04
    • 1 bulan yang lalu

    Please check entry #25 . Readers please feel free to point out any errors. Also if my theory does not sound logical, please tell me that too. Thanks

    • 1 bulan yang lalu
  • Niranjan1Praveen
    Niranjan1Praveen
    • 1 bulan yang lalu

    Dear contest holder, can I draft a story announcing crimes or murder; related to the sinking of the ship?

    • 1 bulan yang lalu
    1. RhapsodeMonolith
      Penganjur Peraduan
      • 1 bulan yang lalu

      Yes, no problem.

      • 1 bulan yang lalu
  • Jaycletus
    Jaycletus
    • 2 bulan yang lalu

    Is there any other incentive? Because $50 is definitely not good enough for a 3000 words write up.

    • 2 bulan yang lalu
    1. SeriousSafwan
      SeriousSafwan
      • 1 bulan yang lalu

      Make it a $100 can you?

      • 1 bulan yang lalu
    2. RhapsodeMonolith
      Penganjur Peraduan
      • 1 bulan yang lalu

      Not this one Safwan.
      Maybe next contest will be 75.

      • 1 bulan yang lalu
  • HairaniAris82
    HairaniAris82
    • 1 bulan yang lalu

    Hi, please rating my story ya....Tq

    • 1 bulan yang lalu
  • HairaniAris82
    HairaniAris82
    • 1 bulan yang lalu

    Hi,

    • 1 bulan yang lalu
  • jyotimoydas67
    jyotimoydas67
    • 2 bulan yang lalu

    Would I be able to write in the 1st person format, or 3rd person is mandatory.

    • 2 bulan yang lalu
    1. RhapsodeMonolith
      Penganjur Peraduan
      • 1 bulan yang lalu

      Any format is ok.

      • 1 bulan yang lalu
  • SeriousSafwan
    SeriousSafwan
    • 1 bulan yang lalu

    Prize is hardly enough to write a prologue to a story.

    • 1 bulan yang lalu
    1. alvitrbd
      alvitrbd
      • 1 bulan yang lalu

      Did you ever notice this before? Maybe the freelancer had deactivated his/ her ID?

      • 1 bulan yang lalu
    2. SeriousSafwan
      SeriousSafwan
      • 1 bulan yang lalu

      #increaseprize

      • 1 bulan yang lalu
  • Nexus9
    Nexus9
    • 2 bulan yang lalu

    Good morning. Thanks for the heads-up. I will produce a story for you before the deadline - need to do the research you have posted first and produce something I hope you will like. ?

    • 2 bulan yang lalu
  • RhapsodeMonolith
    Penganjur Peraduan
    • 2 bulan yang lalu

    Please remind that winner will be selected AFTER the contest' deadline. Even when some entries could be reviewed or declined before.
    Please check our past contests to see the winner story and what we expect
    https://www.freelancer.com/contest/Write-a-short-suspense-story-set-at-the-end-of-WW-1893589
    https://www.freelancer.com/contest/Write-a-short-story-set-at-the-years-of-the-Black-Death-pandemic-1930367
    https://www.freelancer.com/contest/Write-a-short-story-related-to-the-destruction-of-the-Ancient-Library-of-Alexandria-1985317
    https://www.freelancer.com/contest/Write-a-short-story-related-to-the-missing-aircraft-Malaysia-Airlines-Flight--2023605
    https://www.freelancer.com/contest/Write-a-short-story-set-on-abandoned-research-facility-2055096

    • 2 bulan yang lalu

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