2015 Two-Sentence Story Challenge RESULTS

People in WordPress are seriously talented. You guys rock!

Picking the best out of almost 100 entries was mind-boggling hard, to the point where I couldn’t really do it. So I had to call my book-loving buddy Tanja Kaaria to help me get my shit together. A few slaps in the face later, we finally got it. Because Tanja is the Simon to my Paula.

So we analyzed every twitter and WordPress story, and we decided we’d split the best entries in two categories:

  • HEROES OF AWESOMENESS (laurels, glory and all that jazz).
  • HONORABLE WARRIORS (because these folks kicked ass and they deserve some love).

And guess what: there are awesome buttons waiting for you guys!

Now, I said I’d choose ONE winning entry, and I had to. But to everyone mentioned on BOTH categories: If I could, I’d fit you all in guest posts.

Also, thank you to EVERYONE who participated! You’re all AMAZING!

So, without further ado…

 

HONORABLE Warriors:

(Make sure to check their stuff. It’s amazing!)

here’s the button for you guys! Make sure to link the button back to the original post, otherwise people will be all like “Whaaa? I don’t believe you.”

honorable lyzpetro

She took a small bite of the strangely smelling food on her fork and smiled politely. The different colored people surrounding her watched intently for her reaction.

katyleann

Sam spent half a year saving to get Tara the engagement ring of her dreams. Now Sam has to wait anywhere from 22 hours to 3 days to get it back from Tiny, the German Shepherd.

Yinglan

Her footsteps pitter-pattered as she rushed to their secret meeting place even though her friends had warned her. “I don’t care,” she said, “I have to know.”

stomperdad

“Karma’s a bitch,” she whispered in the smoke filled air. Ella smirked as her step-sister’s house burnt to cinders.

rebbit7

“Everyone on the night bus was asleep, but he couldn’t sleep a wink; something was bothering him. He knew that it was because of her, who had told him the night before on their five-year anniversary that she couldn’t do this, and that she was sorry, so so sorry…”

itlanded

“She knew how wrong it was to kiss the married man she loved, but she’s been waiting for this moment to happen. Tonight, of all nights, she was just a girl, getting kissed by the boy she liked.”

shanachartier

He gazed into her eyes as he said, “I do.” He watched through tears from behind a pillar.

The WordSmithe

The woman, drained and battered within an inch of her life, stared up at the dark stranger and whispered, “I have nothing left to give you.”

“You still have your soul which I’ll gladly take now.”

Carrie Ann Golden

There was this girl I knew once in school who was taunted by bullies and abused by her alcoholic father. I had a chance to make a difference in her life…and failed.

dezorahkay

“You’re getting weaker every minute,” said the doctor in a low, shaky voice. I knew that all he could see of me was a haggard, stick-thin figure in a hospital bed, so I offered a hopeful smile to prove him wrong.

 

HEROES OF AWESOMENESS

(Their names belong in history)

here’s the button for you guys! Make sure to link the button back to the original post, otherwise people will be all like “Whaaa? I don’t believe you.”

heroes of awesomeness Blackbird

Once upon a time they lived happily ever after, but now the King lay dead on the Castle floor. She kicked the poisoned apple away and watched it roll under the bed, surprised that he’d never seen it coming; after all, when in the history of the world had there ever been a Good Queen?

Jane Dougherty

Through the unmapped wastes of space, the silver snake wound and coiled its way round planets and meteors, creeping ever closer to its goal. In the observatory, the astronomer watched, transfixed, first with curiosity, then with fear.

Andrew Krehbiel

“Another day ruined,” he said at eight o’clock in the morning.
He burnt the bacon.

elementhealing

She was confused that her brother shed so many tears, it was just a stupid cat. She smiled, remembering how easily it broke.

 

hero of awesomeness

And now, drums roll please:

The winner of not only this really cool golden button but also of a guest post in this very blog is…

 Blackbird 

Once upon a time they lived happily ever after, but now the King lay dead on the castle floor. She kicked the poisoned apple away and watched it roll under the bed, surprised that he’d never seen it coming; after all, when in the history of the world had there ever been a Good Queen?

Congrats!

I’ll contact you shortly with all the details for the guest post. Here’s your golden laurel!

Once again, thank you, everyone!

C.S. Wilde writes about fantastical worlds, love stories larger than life and epic battles. She also, quite obviously, sucks at writing an author bio. She finds it awkward that she must write this in the third person, and hopes you won’t notice.

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17 comments on “2015 Two-Sentence Story Challenge RESULTS
  1. rebbit7 says:

    Thanks for putting out this story challenge! I enjoyed doing it. And thanks for the shout-out! Looking forward to more challenges from you (hopefully!) in the future. 🙂

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  2. […] said… Here you can find the list of all the awesome entries that also got a mention. Go check them out and […]

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  3. stomperdad says:

    Widget added, widget linked. Thanks for hosting this! It was fun! I love the other stories. Amazing what can be captured in two sentence.

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  4. Thanks for the challenge. The two sentences were from a weird idea that’s been trotting round in my head all week, resulting in a 100 word episode every day.

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  5. […] what do you know? I got a Heroes of awesomeness award from C.S. Wilde for a two sentence snippet from the Dust Devil […]

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  6. […] I saw C.S. Wilde was hosting a two sentence story and I thought, hmmm could I? So I took that above story and […]

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  7. […] Two Sentence Story Challenge Results […]

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  8. This was fun. It’s amazing what you can convey in two sentences.

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  9. A.B Mood says:

    Woah these are mind-blowing :O Its a damn shame I couldn’t give any entry due to the horrifying exam week coming up 😦
    But all of these were a delight to read ❤ You should do this more often Clara ^_^
    Congratulations to the big winner!!

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  10. livingincyn says:

    Some really EXCELLENT writers here, CS Wilde! Thanks for holding this competition!

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  11. […] week ago, I participated in C.S. Wilde’s “Two-Sentence Story Challenge,” a challenge which is pretty self-explanatory in itself (a story in two sentences, am I […]

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