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FINISHED!!!


THE TOTALS:
1st-- Attingere Before It Dries-- 10
2nd-- The Original Trionym Sands of TIme-- 9.9
3rd-- Aria Fanel The Walk-- 9.6
HM-- OVARIAN CANCER Shattered Youth-- 9.5
HM-- Captain Verd The Moon-- 9.4
HM-- Annayra More To It-- 9.2

MustangDragon Hard Magic-- 9.1 (I loved this story. Very interesting!)
YumiRose My Hero-- 9.1 (This story was sad, but I quite liked it. Nice job!)
Yvet Maria-- 9 (This was quite a nice short story. I like your form.)
ice goddess93 The Hermit Comes Out of His Shell -- 8.8 (This was good, but some of your phrasing was a bit awkward. Otherwise, I liked it.)
Ninjakittimeowmeow One Grande Latte Please-- 8.3 (A good story. I liked the ending.)
Ninjakittimeowmeow The Turning of the Wheel-- 8.3 (Good, but a bit weird with the wording.)
litra Fate's Gift-- 8.1 (Interesting. I like the way you left the last card up to the reader's imagination.)
laureal-freeman Not What I Expected-- 6.9 (Good, but you had a lot of grammatical errors-- new paragraphs were not made, and such. A bit confusing with the wording.)



CONGRATS! I loved all the stories! It was most certainly worth the wait! Feel proud of yourselves for writing such fantastic stories!


THE CONTEST:

You are to write a short story based on one of the major arcana in the tarot card deck. It can be based off the name of the card or any of the meanings, as long as it has to do with the Tarot card.

THE RULES:
-You MUST post your entry in the thread. NO PMS PLEASE!
-Your entry may not exceed 2500 words. It must be longer than 150 words.
-Be nice to the other contestants, please.
-More than one person can do the same card. THIS IS A NEW RULE! Please state the card you wish to do in either PM or your post and I will reserve it for you. If you do not wish to participate any longer, PLEASE PM ME OR POST IN THE THREAD!
-You MAY use a picture from another deck, as long as you give me the url of the picture for reference.
-The contest will end in August, as soon as I return and am able to get online.
-There is a maximum of 2 entries per person. ^_^

REFERENCE LINKS FOR THE CARDS:
http://www.tryskelion.com/major.htm
http://www.angelfire.com/realm2/amethystbt/divtarotmajorarcana.html
http://www.intuitivetarot.com/majorarcana.html
http://paganwiccan.about.com/library/basics/bltarot1.htm
http://www.tarot-reading.net/tarot_cards/index.htm
http://www.psychicguild.com/tarot_major.php

THE CARDS:
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The Fool-PENiiLE-EXCRETiiON- PAGE 2
The Magician-Nardaviel
The High Priestess-ANNAYRA - PAGE 18
http://altreligion.about.com/library/graphics/crowley/3.jpg
The Empress-Aria Fanel http://tinypic.com/view.php?pic=67z0g9f - PAGE 18
THe Emperor-Hey Ducky
The Hierophant-Ophelia_Rising (using the Pope name instead)
The Lovers-Zarlune
http://www.denofoxes.com/Art/Tarot/Lovers_2.jpg
The Chariot-mAtrY0shkApr1nc1pl3
Strength-[Nox], YumiRose
The Hermit-CelticWeasel
Wheel of Fortune-Ninjakittimeowmeow - PAGE 2
Justice- EternaIYume
The Hanged Man-MistressNikita
Death-StaccatoSilence
Temperance-Attingere -PAGE 19
The Devil-StaccatoSilence
The Tower-sherbie60/The Original Trionym- PAGE 19
The Star-the_answer_is_spring-- http://i94.photobucket.com/albums/l119/the_answer_is_spring/scan-2.jpg
The Moon-Nardaviel
The Sun-Yvet- PAGE 19
Judgement-FolioNoire
The World-NinjaKittiMeowMeow

THE FORM:
Your name:
Title of the Story:
Card:
Word Count:


THE PRIZE:
1st - 18K
2nd - 15K
3rd - 12K
HM - 5K
HM - 5K
HM - 5K

THE JUDGES:
Me, so far. Any one who is interested please contact me via PM or in the thread.

THE JUDGING:
THe judging will be based off the following 5 criteria:

Form- How well put together your story is.
Grammar- Obvious.
Spelling- Obvious.
Card- How well your story relates to the card chosen.
Creativity- How creative your story is.

All categories are scored out of 2 points for a total of 10.
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Updated 8/08/07
Mahayr
THE CARDS - ENTRANTS

The Fool - PENiiLE-EXCRETiiON - PAGE 2 - WC - 503
The Magician - Nardaviel - No entry / MustangDragon - PAGE 30 - WC - 2094 CARD
The High Priestess - ANNAYRA - PAGE 18 - WC - 256 - CARD / litra - Page 37 - WC - 679 / laureal-freeman - CARD - PAGE 28 - WC - 468
The Empress - Aria Fanel - PAGE 18 - WC - 447 - CARD
The Emperor - Hey Ducky
The Hierophant - Ophelia_Rising (using the Pope name instead)
The Lovers - Zarlune - CARD
The Chariot - mAtrY0shkApr1nc1pl3
Strength - [Nox] / YumiRose - PAGE 34 - WC - 904
The Hermit - CelticWeasel / Rionarch Page 37 - WC - 701
Wheel of Fortune - Ninjakittimeowmeow - PAGE 2 - WC 1295
Justice - EternaIYume - COMING SOON
The Hanged Man - MistressNikita - COMING SOON / VoixdeMuet
Death - StaccatoSilence - May Not Have Time For
Temperance - Attingere - CARD - PAGE 19 - WC - 409
The Devil - StaccatoSilence - COMING SOON
The Tower - sherbie60 / The Original Trionym - PAGE 19 - WC - 464
The Star - Shavynel - COMING SOON
The Moon - Nardaviel / Captain Verd
The Sun - Yvet - PAGE 19 - WC - 284
Judgement - FolioNoire
The World - NinjaKittiMeowMeow - PAGE 3 - WC - 1413



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Well now isn't this interesting? Hahaha!

I offer the following advice! And a deal.

1. No entry fee.
2. Extend word count to 2500.
3. Show a couple of pictures... but then I am a picture lover, especially of the cards!
4. Be patient, they will enter.
5. Do not worry, they will enter!

The Deal - A Grant.

If you would be willing to do away with the entry fee (the other advice is, of course, your choice, increase your prizes to:

1st - 10K
2nd - 7.5K
3rd - 5K
HM - 2.5K
HM - 2.5K
HM - 2.5K

I will be most happy to Grant you the 30K.
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I took your suggestions most willingly and would be grateful for the grant.

Thank you so much!

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You're welcome! You choose a beautiful picture showing a lovely deck.
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3nodding Oh my this is awesome smile and it is totally befitting of me... I've just begun to read tarot and the major arcana's my speaciality... the minor arcana gets a little confusing for someone as scatty as me... but i'm definately getting the metaphorical creative clogs whirring!
Very nice. I will certainly be reading all of these. For myself.
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I added a new rule-- 2 entries per person.

And I'm glad people are interested! And ninjakitty, I look forward to seeing whatever entry you choose to do; your last story in my last contest was very good.
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What a beautiful picture, Mahayr. It's gorgeous!
*Smiles* A St. Patrick's Day greeting.
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I added a new rule-- 2 entries per person.

And I'm glad people are interested! And ninjakitty, I look forward to seeing whatever entry you choose to do; your last story in my last contest was very good.
thank you 3nodding I tend to get more inspired by pictures than phrases and the pictures you choose were awesome!!! This tarot inspired contest is also superfly smile
whee This looks interesting. If I can come up with anything decent, I'll enter. Tee hee.
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Hey Ducky
whee This looks interesting. If I can come up with anything decent, I'll enter. Tee hee.

Just let me know which card you want. ^_^

And ninjakitty, thank you! I can't wait to see your entry-- let me know the card(s) you want to do and I'll reserve them for you.

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Happy Saint Patrick's Day, everyone!

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