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6/30/15: was this really THREE years ago? o__o; why do i not remember this? just forgot i guess. i think i'll revive this for the first event back after my return to DA and the group! i will try to gather prizes for this and update this journal later.

edit: i forgot about this once again. anyway, i'd have tried to promote this event some more if i hadn't been so busy and horrible during February. sorry about this, guys. if any of you are still interested, feel free to comment more. let's give this no deadline for now, huh?

:bulletyellow: So, our dear contributor :iconthe-jomas: suggested a secret santa event a little over a month ago. This is the information provided about it:

To participate in the (SUPER LATE) Secret Santa Story Exchange...
:bulletred: Comment in this journal with a prompt for the short story you would like written. Include a few details you would like to see in the story. They can be things like basic plot points, a character, a setting, whatever you want in the story. You can make your prompt brief or detailed, though if you make it detailed, leave some room for the writer to insert their own ideas. If you submit a prompt, you will also receive a prompt and you are to write a story with it.

:bulletgreen: When writing your gift story, the audience for your writing is the person who made your prompt. Aim to please them. Incorporate their ideas, but don’t be afraid to put your own ideas in. (If the person you’re writing for had wanted a story with only his own ideas, he could have written it himself.) You don't even have to be a writer to participate, but you must return a gift story!

:bulletblue: The acceptable length is anywhere between 750 and 1500 words.

:bulletblack: The deadline is December 24th so that everyone will be able to read their gift story on Christmas day now toward the end of the month of January in commemoration of the new 2013 year and to celebrate surviving the end of the world (December 21, 2012)! Holidays should all be practically wrapped up by then and you'll have plenty of time to write your presents! The due date for this will be on Chinese New Year day (my culture hehe?) February 10! Only 4 more days before Valentine's Day!


also, if any of the prompts in the comments interest you, you can reply to them to claim that prompt, but remember to give them your own prompt as well! participants might also receive multiple gifts, but i don't think we should force them to write more than one gift if they don't wish to. by the end of the event, each participant will definitely get a gift. i will be the one who will write them if you receive no prompt from someone else.

On another note, have all the winners claimed their prizes for our Science Fiction short story contest? I still have my 200 points for it donated by SparkyGoesRawr! ya'll don't want them :points:? fine, I'll keep them! 8D gracias muchas personas!
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Fackio-Zally Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Oooh, I like this. This totally passed by me. See, bad God I am.

I'll join. I'll try and be easy.

Prompt: An innocent man in a den of snakes, an young man of 21 is arrested under false charges. While surviving the brutality of the high security prison guards and the inmates inhumane ways, he must also avoid the eyes of the demon warden, who seems out to get him at any cost. Will he be forced to submit to the fierce ways, or will he get his freedom?
Starija Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2012  Student Writer
my prompt (original):
in a world being consumed slowly by a virus epidemic (make it up or think of one, if you wish), three people (with no medical knowledge) who were once one another's enemies get together and meet each other for the first time ever. they decided to work together to lead as a group a few survivors they encounter during their adventure across the country (pick any country.) in the end, the three find valuable friendship instead of rivalry, but will they survive the epidemic or succumb to it?
Starija Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2012  Student Writer
(apocalyptic world! i forgot to put that.)
hey-there-blue-eyes Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Sounds neat. Here's my prompt:

Tales of love told my a bartender's eyes.

Pretty self-explanatory, really. I'm not really looking for anything in particular, I just want to see what spin someone could put on this. Should be interesting...
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