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End Master’s Prompt Contest 3

2 months ago

                       END MASTER’S PROMPT CONTEST 3

                   

Deadline: 11:59 (EST) April 1st, 2024

Reward: Both barrels if you fuck up.

It’s another new year and another contest for all of you to fail spectacularly at. The last prompt contest we had was pretty fucking miserable with a lot of you getting SHAMED even with 3 extensions. This is on top of those that managed to get double, triple, sent to Detroit or outright banned.

But enough about your past failures, time to focus on your future ones.

Now you may see that the deadline is quite a long time off, which means you figure you’ll have tons of time to slack off and then not turn in anything at the last second. Well, you can still do that and who knows, maybe there will be an extension again. 

However, to prevent last minute slap and dash half assed stories when there really shouldn’t be given the generous amount of time you have, I’ll be a little more specific on what I’m looking for so it’s a simple enough task even for you.

My shortest story is around 9000 words. 31 separate pages with 30 choices. Each path goes 4 pages deep. This is a length 3 size story, it was written in a few days and it still has a respectable rating despite being over a decade old.

I’m pointing this out, because THIS is what I’m going to compare it to as far as the minimum quality level is concerned.

So if you ARE going to wait until the last minute (or just want to write something short) it is entirely possible to make something good that doesn’t need to be long. Now obviously you don’t need to match this exactly, but what I don’t want to see is twenty pages each with one fucking choice especially since about the only one who can usually pull that off successfully is fucking Ninja and last I checked none of you fuckers were in second place around here. (Let alone first)

Now on the other end of the spectrum and if you’re ambitious enough to spend your time wisely to use the entire two months you have, there are plenty examples of stories under 100,000 words that still have a sufficient amount of pages and branching. (I won’t point out more of mine for that would be too vulgar a display of power)

This is a CYS contest not an IFaggot Thing run by fucktard Mormons where you win the top spot by writing some linear bullshit that’s going on about exploring your fee fees due to your confused gender because your uncle bad touched you as a child. 

This also isn’t perpetually unfinished CoG faggotry where you focus on 100 types of furry chicks with dicks just to cater to every degenerate’s tastes instead of actually focusing on something like plot, story, good writing, etc.

If I see a lack of effort, you’re getting SHAMED with the rest of the losers who didn’t turn in shit. 

Quality folks. If you can’t produce it then don’t even bother fucking entering.

Speaking of losers this is a chance for you lot in the triple SHAMED level to participate. Here’s your shot at redemption and it’s more than you deserve, you scum.

In any case, if you’re joining the contest pick a prompt from the list below. When you’re done writing your story be sure to post a link to it in this thread.

That’s about it for now, unless I think of something else to change as needed.

Good luck and surprise me with competence for a change. (Like most of you did for the first prompt contest)

1) A story surrounding a violent championship sporting event. WizzyCat

2) A story involving a peaceful day in the park. StoryTurtle

3) A story starting with the discovery of the entrance to a hidden secret room. DireRyse

4) A story involving a dangerous hunting competition. This can be any setting. EbonVasilis

5) A story about a society on the verge of a Golden Age experiencing a cataclysmic disaster. Darius_Conwright

6) A story involving inheriting something valuable from a dead relative. MrAce321

7) A story involving dinosaurs. Alienrun

8) A story about an underwater adventure. snowfall SHAMED

9) A story set in a lunatic asylum. AssessYourAsses

10) A story where the protagonist has a dangerous addiction or obsession that drives the plot. TheChef

11) A story about building a harem. Kezmark

12) A story about returning to your childhood home and stumbling across a terrible secret. elad771

13) A story about a band of mercenaries. corgi213

14) A story written in the epistolary style (Told through journal entries or letters). fresh_out_the_oven

15) A story heavily driven by a love/hate relationship with the antagonist. Suranna

16) A story that starts with receiving a letter or call from someone you thought was dead. Ford

17) A story about naval warfare. mazdark 

18) A story involving a floating city. MadHattersDaughter

19) A story involving trying to survive some sort of disaster while also protecting/saving at least one loved one. (This can be any type of setting) AllMight

20) A story about rebuilding after a war. Mizal

21) A story about a pacifist protagonist. TheCanary

22) A story involving a war with giants (Can even be a war with giants fighting each other) enterpride

23) A story about being a slave trader. Petros

24) A story involving a major festival within the fairy world. granolagoth

25) A story involving playing as a bigoted superhero. prithvish

26) A story revolving around carrying out a terrorist attack (Yes, you can even do a mundane school shooting). benholman44

27) A story involving playing as any historical figure. (Up to you on how close you want to stick to their life) MiltonManThing

28) A story based around carrying out genocide. Setting doesn’t matter. Mystery Contestant

29) A story involving court intrigue while attempting to seduce one (or more!) of your relatives. 4Sunny4

30) A story about becoming a famous musician. Can be any type of music or setting. sunshineboi

31) A story where you are the survivor of a failed dungeon expedition. TypewriterCat

32) A story about a siege. This can be from the attackers or defenders (or both) point of view. frank2

33) A story set on a planet with a harsh environment (Ice world, barren desert, toxic air, etc). DerPrussen

34) A story where you travel back in time to set wrong what once went right. DBNB

35) A story involving a literal retarded protagonist. BalthusGreene

36) A story where you’re the last of your kind (Doesn’t need to be human). Yummyfood

37) A story about being a cartographer hired to map out an unexplored area (Can be any setting). Lux_Inferni

38) A story about being a collector of exotic very rare or unique things. (Of any kind) SableFancy111

39) A story about being the leader of a post apocalyptic gang SpartacustheGreat

40) A story involving a space station. AwritingHobo

41) A story about making a deal with a demon/devil. PerforatedPenguin

42) A story set in an area ravaged by a plague or famine. goodnight_a

43) A story involving body horror. Sherbet

44) A story set in a town getting ready to make its yearly sacrifice. GeniusPancake

45) A story involving an underground society. CoolGuy69

46) A story about a homemaker protagonist while their significant other leaves for battle for extended periods of time (Soldier, raider, merc, etc) Wildblue

47) A story about founding a new religion. Cats_R_Us

48) A story about redemption of past misdeeds. (And as if it needs to be said, you can’t redeem a pedo) Bezro

49) A story involving a war between two galactic super powers fighting over planet Earth. (Humans are the “primitives” caught in the middle) CaptainFalcon

50) A story involving a retired villain. (Not looking for redemption, just trying to enjoy retirement or at least semi-retirement) CavusRex (Songbird Vagabond)

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2 months ago
I'll take any prompt 41 for 250 points.

2024 will be my year.

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Locked in.

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I'll take 23

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Locked.

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#20

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Locked (Not that it matters)

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I'm in, prompt 43.

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Locked in

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Number 31 for me, please.

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Locked.

I know you'll do well.

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Ok, I'm in for 34.

34) A story where you travel back in time to set wrong what once went right.
 

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Locked

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Prompt 10, please.

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congrats

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Prompt 21 please

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Locked.

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I'll take #33

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Locked

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I have now read the OP and would like to change my pick to 16

for 5000

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Locked (again)

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15 for 200 points. 

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Locked

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I'm full of bad and impulsive decisions... Prompt 37, please!

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Locked.

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I'll take 30.

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Locked

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I'll take prompt 5

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2 months ago

Wait, do we bet on points?

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2 months ago
Some people certainly do seem to believe this is the case.

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This made me realize that End forgot to append "and everyone is heterosexual, capable of doing a push up, and doesn't wear clogs" to the end of that prompt, but it's definitely meant to be there.

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I feel like Darius MIGHT be able to accomplish those last two, but the first one is going to always be an impossibility for him.

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I'll add all three just out of spite

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Sister attraction shouldn't count as straight in my opinion

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Could I have prompt 24 please?

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Locked

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No mystery box this year?

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Yeah I don't feel like coming up with something, having to talk to someone secretly in a PM and then having to remember what the hell I assigned in the first place.

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46 is a bit ununusual, I'm interested.


Why do I keep coming back here and doing this to myself

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Locked

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13

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WOOO!

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Number 28 has been locked in by "Mystery Contestant"

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A Mystic-ry Contestant?

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That doesn't look like a prompt she'd pick.

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Number 42, please.

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The answer to life, the universe, and everything.

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Prompt 26, please 

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Locked

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No.2 please!

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Locked.

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I'll take 36.

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Locked

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14

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Locked

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18

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Locked in.

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I'll take 32

 

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Locked

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Along with some fresh noob faces, I see some older CYStians rising from their dead slumber for this one. Wildblue, frank2 and everyone’s favorite background character from that infamous past Edgelord contest episode, benholman.

Half of the prompts taken already and its only day 2. 

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The first week of a new year is the perfect time for these, everyone's resolved to write and won't slack off until the second week.

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I think I am ahead of everyone else. I began slacking off yesterday.

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one month ago

I literally watch the Columbine basement tapes to soothe myself to sleep. This shouldn't be difficult. I do have a bad habit of writing stories and not finishing them (ADHD) but I've set myself a minimum limit of 300 words a day. That's 2100 a week. I got this. 

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one month ago

EDIT: Can I get some clarification before I dive in to anything actually? For Prompt 45, does underground society mean a literal underground society, or something like a resistance movement?

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one month ago

Prompts are usually open to interpretation, although End might be better at answering that question.

Also you're locked in.

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I originally had a literal underground society in mind, but I figured someone might interpret it the other way too so either one is fine.

And locked like Mystic already said.

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one month ago

Both. Both is good.

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one month ago

I choose prompt 1

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one month ago

My ass is locked in

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one month ago
For Malk's bidet?

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I didn't think he'd be willing to wager something so valuable, but I'd be happy to fight over it

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44 if I'm allowed to sacrifice humans

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one month ago

I mean that was sort of the point.

If anything I just made it more general just in case someone DIDN'T want to sacrifice humans for some weird reason.

Locked

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one month ago
The story of Cain having his cabbages rejected.

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Avatar The Last Airbender My Cabbages GIF - Avatar The Last Airbender My  Cabbages Screaming - Discover & Share GIFs

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one month ago
#47 please

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one month ago

locked in, o' great prophet

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one month ago
hear our wisdom...you can only be loved as well as you love
:3

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one month ago

Wtf lol

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one month ago
This is why the pit will never go hungry.

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one month ago

I'll take 12

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one month ago
This website seems fun, I have always loved choose your own adventure books, and read many as a kid and now it's cool to find a bunch of people that decided to make their own. Wish I'd thought to come earlier

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one month ago
Commended by Ford on 1/7/2024 4:59:29 AM
@Ford

This is your weekly reminder that you entered this contest, and that Endmaster seemed pretty serious about expecting quality output.

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one month ago

LOCKED, good luck

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one month ago
I'll take nine.

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one month ago
Locked.
Have fun.

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one month ago
Have you assessed any interesting asses recently?

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one month ago
Fuck it. I'd like to order one 22, please.

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one month ago

Locked

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one month ago

Can I get a 48 large?

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Locked

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39

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Locked

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one month ago

Btw it's 2 months, not 3

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one month ago
I'll take a 50 for 50.

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one month ago

LOCKED, good luck!

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I'm going to assume said villain doesn't have to be super nor does he have to be the protagonist. Might still make them one of those things, but throwing that out there to be sure.

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one month ago

Nah, can just be a plain old villain. Probably easier to write the story if you make him the protagonist though.

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I'll take a crack at 38:
38) A story about being a collector of exotic very rare or unique things. (Of any kind)

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Locked

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Hello, I'm choosing #17 (naval warfare), I hope I'll be able to make something readable.

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one month ago
Good luck!

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I'll take prompt #3!

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Locked

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Oh yeah, this exists

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one month ago
Whoa, 38 entrants already. Is this the highest number of sign ups in history?

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The prompt contests always have a big turn out. Look at the last two, they were even more popular. It's very likely a few more will show up to join this one. Although iirc the previous one was helped along by fresh prompts being rolled out every so often.

Of course the number who actually show up with entries can vary a lot.

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From the completely unofficial records I have, the largest number of entrants was in EM's prompt contest #1, which had 50 official entrants. Second was EM's prompt contest #2, which had 49.

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Even if we get just the 38 that joined to all turn in quality stories, that will still be a more successful contest than the first one which had 29 out of 50. (And definitely better than the second one which had 18 out of 49).

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We have mutually as a community agreed never to discuss the second one.

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Because it helps in the judging period and is useful for people coming across the stories later on: entrants should include the details of the prompt they picked in the game description.

Maybe this should be added to the rules, it's always fun to disqualify people who aren't paying attention on a technicality.

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@Ford

This is your weekly reminder that you entered this contest and that End specified in the OP that he expects quality output this time.

The prompt you picked was "16) A story that starts with receiving a letter or call from someone you thought was dead.".

I know you've been really busy achievement hunting in Noita, but this might be a good weekend to think up a plot.

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one month ago
thanks, I'm open to suggestions

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one month ago
Commended by Darius_Conwright on 1/14/2024 11:58:22 AM
Suggestion:

The subject line crackled like lightning across your screen: "Alive and kicking, old friend."

Your pulse echoed the jolt, each beat reverberating with a name you hadn't dared whisper in years: Amelia. Dead Amelia. Vanished Amelia, consumed by the icy depths of the Arctic five summers ago.

You clicked open the email, fingers shaking like leaves in a hurricane. The text was brief, devoid of emojis or flourishes, just stark words that punched you in the gut: "Iceland. Northern Lights. Midnight. Come alone."

Amelia's signature, a jagged mountain range scrawled with a familiar defiance, sat beneath.

The email crackled again, not on screen, but in the embers of your memory. Laughter etched in wind-chapped cheeks, shared mugs of cocoa under star-dusted skies, the whispered secrets under the aurora borealis' emerald glow. Amelia, your fearless partner in every adventure, your confidante, your soul sister.

Then, the ice. The creaking groan, the sickening lurch, the icy plunge that swallowed her whole. You'd clung to hope, trawled the frigid waters, your screams swallowed by the howling blizzard. But after weeks, the rescue teams abandoned their search, leaving you with a gnawing hollowness and a relentless echo of "what if."

Now, this. A lifeline from the abyss, or a cruel mirage spun by grief?

You reread the email, scrutinizing every pixel, searching for a hidden code, a digital ghost. Nothing. It was Amelia's voice, raw and unfiltered, pulling you towards the frozen north.

Fear battled with a desperate yearning. Could you bear the hope, only to have it shatter like ice beneath your feet? Yet, could you deny the chance, however slim, to see her alive?

Two paths forked before you, each shrouded in uncertainty.

Delete the email. Bury the embers of hope beneath the ashes of grief. Return to the carefully constructed normalcy of your life, the phantom limb of Amelia's absence a dull ache you'd learned to manage.

Pack a bag, book a flight, and face the midnight aurora in Iceland. Embrace the possibility, however terrifying, that Amelia might be waiting, a living, breathing testament against the odds.

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one month ago

Great first page. Very wholesome that you're helping a lost cause. 

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one month ago
Ford isn't going to read this.

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this is cool, might go with it. all I had for initial ideas was a ghibli-esque world where a witch running a shop of some kind gets a letter from a school friend that died in some adventure post-graduation. The other idea was a more realistic setting where you recently attended the funeral of your twin sibling only to get a letter with a childhood secret code word in it and you go off to a weird culty town where people believe you're your twin who has cheated death but lost memories in the process.

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one month ago
It feels so weird to be writing again.

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one month ago

Looking forward to mizal's masterpiece even if it's weird ٩( ᐛ )و

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With this contest going, I hope and believe this is the year she ascends to her rightful place as the number 1 Sage.

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one month ago
It is indeed ridiculous that Steve still holds the top spot after being dead for years.

I thought BZ was going to fix the problem once and for all with his vampire game, but alas.

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one month ago
I'd like to go for Prompt #35.

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Locked

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Prompt no. 25 - Playing as a bigoted Hero. Thanks.

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This moment seven years in the making.

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I hope you pull through. Hint: get started now

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10 more prompts left.

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Wasn't a fan of the prompts that were left when I discovered this contest like a week late, so I didn't want to join. However I think I have an idea, so count me in for 6. I'm busier than I was for the last contest I fucked up, and I actually don't know how I'll find the time to write. However, I'm going to make my new best story or submit nothing, no inbetween.

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one month ago

LOCKED, NO TURNING BACK NOW

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Same as with Ford, I'm just relieved it wasn't the harem.

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I almost picked the court one, sounded cool but I don't write goofy enough for it and I'm not good enough to make seducing family members serious. That was my main problem with the fairy tale contest. Like all I read is sci-fi and fantasy, so I just don't know how to write in other tones, like fairy tale or comedy

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Seems like the intelligent thing to have done would have been to pick the space station prompt given that you're into scifi.

Though an even better idea would have been not joining at all if you were busy. However, it's all of your trouble and none of my own on that front.

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I'm starting Soon™

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@Ford

This is your weekly reminder that you entered this contest and that End specified in the OP that he expects quality output this time.

The prompt you picked was "16) A story that starts with receiving a letter or call from someone you thought was dead."

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one month ago

Many thanks

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one month ago

I'll take 4.

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Locked

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one month ago
damn that's crazy

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"bartender! ill have a #40 on the rocks." said the nervous wreck of an writer doing his darndest to seam as though there was a modicum of skill within there head, there wasn't.

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one month ago
Locked, good luck!

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one month ago
Surprised it took so long for someone to take that prompt.

(Psst. That would be "seem" and "their head".)

--your friendly neighborhood proofreader

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one month ago
seams like youn've do grate

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29 days ago


The extension is nice but I think we already know who won...

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29 days ago
I thought petros was joking about the extension

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@Ford

This is your weekly reminder that you entered this contest and that End specified in the OP that he expects quality output this time.

The prompt you picked was "16) A story that starts with receiving a letter or call from someone you thought was dead."

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29 days ago
Just realized it would've been so much funnier if we'd told him a different prompt every week.

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28 days ago
Only to us. There's no way he would have noticed.

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29 days ago
Can I have 29? (I should have come earlier (⁠´⁠ ⁠.⁠ ⁠.̫⁠ ⁠.⁠ ⁠`⁠) )

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29 days ago

Good luck locked

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29 days ago
Are you sure you're old enough for that one?

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29 days ago
Nothing the traumatizing horrors of Wattpad have not prepared me for.

Besides, who says I have to be explicit?

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28 days ago
7
number 7
I want number 7
The one with the dinosaurs
that one

Normally I'd leave the message at that but since I'm new here (first post) I might as well explain what my deal is (I've done a bit of lurking for a few months)

First seeing this place and how yall act triggered my ptsd to 10 years ago when I joined a different forum and made every mistake imaginable. (I'm 28) Ie I was very cringe. Thankfully that's behind me now.

Only concern I have/had about this contest (besides joining late) was that I'm currently in the middle of writing a much bigger novel (which I will then extend to a proper story game). But honestly there's no reason why I can't write two stories at once...seems like a good way to break off from my main project! lol :P

My main goal is to write something that feels authentic to myself...since I know I'm not going to win by going uber tryhard when I haven't developed the proper writing etiquette to pull that off properly yet (though I suppose someone will tell me to try anyways so I can see my shortcomings as clear as possible so I can learn more...whatevs tho. If I had to justify every decision I made I'd never get anything done!) (I sometimes wonder if me being math > writing as a kid is a mental block or not...I suppose it doesn't matter since mental blocks aren't actually real tho! ;) )

Look forward to flailing with yall! Godspeed/goodluck and all that! :D

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28 days ago
Welcome, and good luck! You don't seem like the kind of person that will annoy anyone here if you're worried about that.

It's definitely not too late to join or to get a full length story out. In the beginning we had two months, and now with the extension we still have two months. Lucky thing for all the people who haven't started yet.

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28 days ago

If you deliver something within the deadline, you're already better than statistically 60 percent of the participants. In such competitions there are most of the time 2 or 3 stand out works. (Being a try hard only gives you more brownie points here, so don't worry too much.)

End Master’s Prompt Contest 3

26 days ago
Is this about writing a straight up story from start to finish, or a storygame with branching paths? If it's the former, I might try my hand at this. If the latter, then I'll pass this time and consider learning whatever system there is for creating storygames.

I know I'm also replying late so I apologize. I haven't been on here in a while to read.

End Master’s Prompt Contest 3

26 days ago
locked for the ensuing wave of mocking

End Master’s Prompt Contest 3

26 days ago
I genuinely don't know. I looked over the contest info and the most I could really determine was that he was going to be comparing stories to his shortest one, but he said that was about quality.

If it's a storygame, just let me know and I'll retract my potential entry. If it's a story I can write from start to end without being concerned about figuring out the storygame process this late, then I could join and give it a shot.

#8 if I can just write a complete story without choices or branching paths

End Master’s Prompt Contest 3

26 days ago
locked in for 8, good luck.

End Master’s Prompt Contest 3

26 days ago
Thank you, Ford

End Master’s Prompt Contest 3

26 days ago
Far as I know the task is to write an interactive, preferably branching story. Apparently the last time someone submitted a linear game he got laughed out of the contest.

End Master’s Prompt Contest 3

26 days ago
Ford's implication is that I've been given the go ahead to write a non-interactive story. I asked and gave a condition that I'll enter if the contest is accepting linear stories. If some people feel the need to laugh at me for lacking knowledge and asking for that knowledge, then those people are weird. I feel I've been rather respectful to the contest and its contesters by asking before I picked a prompt.

End Master’s Prompt Contest 3

26 days ago

lol


Of course we will all laugh at you because this site is an IF site.  Of course it's an interactive story. EVERY published story on this site is supposed to meet that criteria.  How can anyone not understand that???

I look forward to your entry at #8 or your more probable casting into the shame pit.

End Master’s Prompt Contest 3

26 days ago
Do you not understand the idea that someone might not have that information and is therefore asking for that information? There is no reason for me to preemptively believe that a storygame site COULDN'T host a linear story event just for fun. That's why I asked before picking a prompt.

If I'm being purposefully misled into writing a linear story for this event, and then you all go "har har har it was supposed to be interactive all along!" then that's on you.

Perhaps next time people on this site should just tell others straight-up when they ask such questions instead of jerking their chain.

I already wrote up story notes for the entry and was about to draw something to go along with the story as a cover art.

End Master’s Prompt Contest 3

26 days ago

No, I don't understand that idea.  Every contest ever on this site is IF.

Nobody is saying a linear story is an acceptable contest entry.  You need to add choices and branches to your plan or you will be shamed.

End Master’s Prompt Contest 3

26 days ago
Ok. If I figure out the process and make a plan to work it into my story, then I will.

End Master’s Prompt Contest 3

26 days ago
You did nothing wrong. Your only mistake was taking Ford's message as the go ahead instead of waiting for End whose contest this is to respond. His response will most likely be that it needs to be interactive though.

End Master’s Prompt Contest 3

26 days ago
I assumed Ford was some sort of helper for EndMaster, seeing as I got put on the list for #8. I'm being deliberately misled but I don't care, I've already got a sick story planned and I'm gonna do my best regardless. I won't win, but I'll enjoy what I put out.

End Master’s Prompt Contest 3

26 days ago
Someone publishing a story with no choices on a site that exists for choice based fiction might also be weird.

I don't laugh when these things happen though, I just sort of beat my head against the nearest wall a few minutes.

Whether or not linear fiction is possible on a case by case basis I suppose really depends on the ratings a game ends up with. I guess you may be able to pull it off if you're like ninjapitka. But he is a master of disguise.

End Master’s Prompt Contest 3

26 days ago
I don't know how to write a storygame, but since I've already been dubiously locked in under false pretenses, I suppose I have to try. I've been planning the story out today so I'll try to think about how I can incorporate choices as well.

From your perspective, you already know everything on this site must be choice-based fiction, including these writing contests. From my perspective, I was not aware that it extended to the writing contests, hence why I asked.

Anyway, thank you to the individuals that have given me these warnings, I'll try my best.

End Master’s Prompt Contest 3

26 days ago
If you fail to make your game interactive, just blame it on Ford...

I'm sure everyone here will understand! ;)

(For the record, the OP post does call out people who write "linear bullshit" so I think everyone is expected to not just have like 2-4 choices but like...a decent number of them. Good luck! ;) )

End Master’s Prompt Contest 3

26 days ago
It's alright, I've got a plan. It's probably going to be shit, as my first storygame, but I'll try regardless. I won't win, but if I get shamed for it I'm to blame.

End Master’s Prompt Contest 3

25 days ago
Its my first story game too! As long as we're both shitting in the same pond, I think we'll be alright! :D

End Master’s Prompt Contest 3

26 days ago
Quick question: did you notice the name of the site? Or the URL?

End Master’s Prompt Contest 3

26 days ago
A common theme does not mean I should have known a writing event will always abide by said theme. To suggest I should have prior knowledge that this theme was enforced for all events is just using the division fallacy.

I already said I was going to do it, anyway, if you're able to read.

End Master’s Prompt Contest 3

26 days ago
You better write today at least as many words as you've farted and huffed in here.

End Master’s Prompt Contest 3

26 days ago
640 words, that's about 7% of a valid contest entry already!

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26 days ago

"but what I don’t want to see is twenty pages each with one fucking choice"

so I think they want branching stories

End Master’s Prompt Contest 3

26 days ago
Yeah I missed that part. It's been cleared up already, but I appreciate the assistance.

End Master’s Prompt Contest 3

25 days ago

Glad to see this has all been settled. 

End Master’s Prompt Contest 3

24 days ago
This is late into the contest, I suppose, and there are few prompts left, but we are nearing Valentine's Day, and I'm feeling inspired to build a harem. As such, give me 11 if it is still possible to join. Might as well start this year off with changing my lurker status, and actually giving this a go.

End Master’s Prompt Contest 3

24 days ago

Locked

End Master’s Prompt Contest 3

24 days ago

Alright 3 prompts left and still plenty of time to write a decent story on all of these.

End Master’s Prompt Contest 3

24 days ago
@Porthurax
Hello, I see you're online. You should join the contest.

End Master’s Prompt Contest 3

24 days ago
Anyone that starts after me should be pre-shamed

edit: I have not started yet.

End Master’s Prompt Contest 3

24 days ago
@Ford

This is your weekly reminder that you entered this contest and that End specified in the OP that he expects quality output this time.

The prompt you picked was "16) A story that starts with receiving a letter or call from someone you thought was dead."

End Master’s Prompt Contest 3

24 days ago

Alright, I'll take #27 please.

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24 days ago

Locked

End Master’s Prompt Contest 3

24 days ago
Doesn't surprise me too much that 49 is probably going to be picked last simply cause its both very specific and complex.

I considered it myself, but a war story is complex enough as it is...a war story where a third party is stuck in the middle though? Much more work and nuance I feel is required to pull that off in a satisfactory manner!

End Master’s Prompt Contest 3

24 days ago

The best part is that humans may not know even understand why the superpowers are warring. Maybe they don't even speak the same language. 

End Master’s Prompt Contest 3

23 days ago
Can I have 49 plz?

End Master’s Prompt Contest 3

23 days ago

Locked

End Master’s Prompt Contest 3

23 days ago

One prompt left.

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23 days ago
I AM HERE FOR IT!!! I WILL TAKE 19!

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23 days ago

Locked

End Master’s Prompt Contest 3

23 days ago

Well it seems that all the prompts have been taken.

Now we'll see who gets thrown in the SHAME pit and who produces something worthwhile for the site.

End Master’s Prompt Contest 3

13 days ago
@Ford

This is your weekly reminder that you entered this contest and that End specified in the OP that he expects quality output this time.

The prompt you picked was "16) A story that starts with receiving a letter or call from someone you thought was dead."

End Master’s Prompt Contest 3

3 days ago
im disabled and will be in a wheelchair without surgery, im homeless, and life is falling apart very quickly

peace out cunts, im not finishing this fucking thing lmao

End Master’s Prompt Contest 3

3 days ago
pussy

End Master’s Prompt Contest 3

3 days ago

Given the amount of bitching and whining he was doing earlier this result is hardly surprising.

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3 days ago

The funny thing is, the bitching and whining itself had enough of a word count that it could've been a story chapter.

End Master’s Prompt Contest 3

3 days ago

Lol

End Master’s Prompt Contest 3

3 days ago
Cel? @Celicni

End Master’s Prompt Contest 3

3 days ago

Yep.  Cel was literally run over by a car, and still turned in a good story.

End Master’s Prompt Contest 3

3 days ago

Good thing the Pit of Shame is wheelchair accessible!

End Master’s Prompt Contest 3

3 days ago
And by "wheelchair accessible," you mean there's a pit and we can shove people into the pit even if they're in a wheelchair, right?

End Master’s Prompt Contest 3

3 days ago

lol, fag

 

Edit: next thing you know, Snowflake will be begging for us to give him $2000 for a new computer.

End Master’s Prompt Contest 3

3 days ago
Didn’t he say he’d own slaves in that post End made a while ago? I’m getting mixed signals from this guy, honestly.

End Master’s Prompt Contest 3

2 days ago
I mean if he was really in the situation described, that sure sucks for him. But prioritizing coming here to a place where he'd made only a handful of performative seeming posts and then tried to get in the discord as his only interaction, seems a little weird.

End Master’s Prompt Contest 3

2 days ago
Oh no, I absolutely agree. Even trying to give him the benefit of the doubt, ‘cause I’d, you know, like to believe people wouldn’t lie about things like that… very odd. Feel like that wouldn’t ping on my to-do list, especially not coming out swinging like that!! There were about 30 different more graceful ways to handle telling everybody he’s dropping out, lol. Especially for what is supposed to be a ruthless fight to the death fun thing to do. Way to double down I guess? I was interested in seeing what he was going to put out though. :^(

End Master’s Prompt Contest 3

2 days ago
Considering he was sitting on a total of 269 words after two full months, I feel like it's safe to say he was never gonna submit a story either way.

End Master’s Prompt Contest 3

3 days ago
I'm sorry sir but we already have a guy in a wheelchair that nobody likes, the position is taken.

End Master’s Prompt Contest 3

2 days ago

I too am disabled and in a wheelchair and also the zionists deleted the story I was almost done with 

End Master’s Prompt Contest 3

2 days ago

Month left folks, still plenty of time to do at least better than Snowflake's spectacular failure.

End Master’s Prompt Contest 3

2 days ago
And if you can't do at least that much, well I hear self immolation is all the rage these days.

End Master’s Prompt Contest 3

11 hours ago
Well, just had 3 weeks of no writing, since my coworker had a bit of a breakdown and I've been on double shifts. But I've started writing again today, and I'll have something by then. Might not be the longest thing, but it will be a thing at least.

End Master’s Prompt Contest 3

11 hours ago
I have no idea who you are. ...oh, you got the harem prompt. Well good luck lol. You've still got most of a month.

End Master’s Prompt Contest 3

11 hours ago
I mean yeah of course you don't. I've always just lurked on the site. Anyway, thanks I guess. Only reason I joined this contest is just to give myself a deadline and force myself to finish a story.

End Master’s Prompt Contest 3

11 hours ago
that's why everybody joins