bandoned in the early times of Gaian History, this nameless village stands as a reminder of how life and style is ever changing.
Do you dare enter?...
s you walk though the town, you notice some strange concidences. To start, the town looks brand new, as if time hasn't touched it.
Also, strewn around the town are banners and signs advertizing a contest of some sort.
Perhaps you should continue on and find some more info.
If you feel uncomfortable here, why not head down to the circus west of here?
I hear there are some fine riches for those who survive...
Contest extended to the 19th.
If three people haven't entered, contest will close....
Time has expired. The Town has passed on...
All entries will be ignored.
s you approach a large building in the center of the village you see a large banner. It reads:
The Horror Writing Contest:
Pay tribute to one of the greatest horror writers of all time
This greatly interests you, so you continue inside....
he inside of the building is as pristine as the outside. A light colored wood covers the floors and walls while a high vaulted ceiling holds a beautiful crystal chandelier. The room is decorated in a deep red color, from the curtains and antique sofas to the reception desk at the bottom of a windy flight of stairs. Red and white roses look in full bloom, though you can tell by their scent they're real...
spark on the left hand side of the room catches your attention. You start making your way over to it. There, where the spark once was, sits a small desk. Upon it sits a poster, a small hand book, and a small deposit box. You decide to start reading the poster:
The Edgar Allan Poe Writing Contest
Edgar Allan Poe had given us many memorable writings.
His stories, such as The Masque of Red Death give us chills.
Others, such as his poems The Raven and Annabelle Lee haunt our dreams.
Now it is time for us to do the same
Rules for Short Story
1: Obey Gaia ToS
2: Short Stories must exceed 1500 words but no more that 10,000 words
3: Short Stories must be PG-13, though you may PM head judge for exceptions
4: Short stories must be accessible on a site other that Gaia(I.E: FictionPress, DA, etc)
5: You may enter the short story contest once.
6: Contest ends October 7th
ou turn your attention to the small deposit box:
Entries for the Short Story Contest
Send all entries to the head judge with the following subject: Masque of Red Death
All entries not properly titles will be dismissed
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Rating of Story:
Title of Story:
Once given the clear, please post story within thread. Thank you.
You take some time to wander about the square when you see more posters advertising the contest. Yu pick one up off the ground as the wind carries it to you....
~This Year's Prizes~
Chyaku Norisu Scarf
Also, two mystery prizes for the special contest in October!
Also, you see a small bio with some faces and bio's on it.
Could these be the judges?
Gaian Age: 9OO days [about]
Judge for: Short Story
Likes: Angst, Horror, Characters with depth, && if you can pull it off really well, I like some Western too
Dislike: Lack of plot, extreme amount of typos, swearing every other word [trust me, a little can take you a long way, don't over-do it], etc.
Gaian Age: erp. 2153 days. Almost 6 years, geez
Judge for: Poetry
Likes: suspense, macabre, blood, action, adventure, a bit of romance, complexity
Dislike: slow plots, flat characters, overly analytical
On the left side of city hall, a small building draws your attention. It seems to be the most ornate building in the village.
Above the door frame you see a small feather quill. Perhaps this is where all the writings are located?
Next to the ornate building, you see a sheriff's station.
It seems all good towns have them.....
As you walk in you see three lists....
You read them to yourself:
~Rules of the Contest~
1:Always abide by Gaia ToS
2:Thread owner and judge is FriendofFoes. Her word is law.
3: Secondary judges are Edward, Onyx, and python. Their words are only trumped by FriendofFoes
4:There is no entry fee. As long as I'm running the contest, there is no entry fee.
5:Obey the rules for your section, you risk being banned from all circus events... including the sister thread Cirque Du Maudit
6: Please make your first post say "I enter the village". This assures me you read the rules and understand your part.
7: Have fun!
Those who go above and beyond the call to help this village
Those who have shunned the village and cannot enter this contest
PM me to become one. You'll be advertised on all three sister threads