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Drabble Battle
Original.
The ultimate competition of brevity.




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Contest

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Rules

1. Violence, Racism, Bigotry, Language, Sexuality, Taboo =
Fair Game within TOS.
2. Entry fee = Free.
3. Never, ever, ever PM me regarding this contest. Ever.


Requirements

0. Drabbles must be pure. 100 words exactly. No more, no less.
1. Hyphens can count for one or two words, at your own discretion.
2. Original, Fanfiction (any fandom), het, gen, slash. All accepted.
3. Drabbles may be in one block of text, or multiple blocks.
4. Drabbles must be entitled with the chosen theme. (See 2nd post for themes.)
4a. I reiterate, the title of your drabble is the theme you have chosen.
4b. You may use only one title-theme per drabble. No combinations.
5. Drabbles do not, however, have to contain the word or phrase which is your chosen theme.
5a. Example: Choosing the theme 'fire' without ever actually using the word fire.
6. Additionally, the themes do not have to be taken literally; any plausible interpretation or twist is acceptable, and/or encouraged. Be prepared to write well, regardless of which approach you decide on.


Notes:

0. (Prizes may go up at any time, depending on finances and donations.)*
1. One winner will take top prize.
2. Some rounds have multiple stages. Most don't. Read carefully.
3. Entrants may submit multiple entries.
4. Limit two entries per person, per stage.
5. Prizes are doled out carnival-style. The more entrants, the higher the prize, i.e, encourage your friends to join. Also, the more entries per round, the more consolation gold I offer. Check it out-- I'm copying cafebrulot. With love.


Prizes

01-05 entrants: 7000gold. 700per.
06-10 entrants: 9000gold. 900per.
11-15 entrants: 12000gold. 1200per.
16-20 entrants: 15000gold. 1500per.


Brief exposition on how to succeed in Drabbling and in this contest. Here.
Resource for bettering one's understanding of Drabbling. Here.
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Familiar Phantom

Cycle 13
The Cycle That Returns To You
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Current Cycle Theme: Second Chances
Choose a theme. Drabble it. Submit in-thread.


.I Don't Remember
.Shock of Trembling
.Bell
.Misanthrope
.Train
.Grey Space
.Try Again
.Am I Cute?
.Falling Away with You
.Shooting Star


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Deadline: 30 April 13 - within latest time zone.
(Your drabble will be accepted as long as it is posted within a plausible amount of time on the last current contest date, which allows around twelve to twenty-four hours for last-minute drabbles.)

Note: The period preceding the titles is not a necessary part of your title. This is simply an artistic representation of the items, rather than 1, 2, 3, or a, b, c.

Note: Additionally, please use the normal text size and color. Smaller text and non-black ink is a huge, unattractive hassle. Please stick with black 12 font Times New Roman.
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Other

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Special Recognitions:
In order of occurrence.

[ paradox.y ] - 50g donation!
impartial_3rd - 50g donation!
Alexander_Diamont - Drabble Bump (pg9)
Alaric Martin - Support Drabble [Am I Cute?] (pg22)
Alaric Martin - Drabble Quest: pgs 23, 24
Mahayr - 25000gold donation!
MustangDragon - 5000gold donation!
Mofruite - 10000gold donation!
Yume The Loving creature - 50000gold donation!
Wing McCallister - 1000000gold donation!

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Former Winners:

Cycle 15: Start 25 March 13. End 25 April 13.



Cycle 14: Start 21 Jan 13. End 28 Feb 13.
Winner: Yutora - Refuge
Winner: phantomkitsune - Hallucinate

Cycle 13: Start 25 Oct 12. End 30 Nov 12.
Winner: The Love Mutt - The Lie I Believed
2nd: Yume the Loving creature - The Crying Disease
HM: Phantomkitsune - Bled and Blue

Cycle 12: Start: 01 Sept 12. End 30 Sept 12.
Winner: 30k --- The Love Mutt - .coffee stain
2nd: 200g --- phantomkitsune - .I Remember You.>The Reunion<
HM: 200g --- Yume the Loving creature - Grey Spaces

Cycle 11: Start: 05 Aug 12. End: 01 Sept 12.
Winner: 6k+10k --- The Love Mutt - Mercury
HM: 2.5k --- phantomkitsune - Titanium
HM: 2.5k --- ElricestequalsLove - Chlorine

Cycle 10: Start: 15 Aug 09. End: 30 Aug 09.
Winner: 2k --- Edwardoh - Here Comes the Sun
HM: 100g --- Nolori - Blackbird
HM: 100g --- Kiria - Here Comes the Sun

Cycle 9: Start: 01 Jul 09. End: 31 Jul 09.
Winner: 2k --- Nolori - Masked
HM: 100g --- Coffee and Alcohol - Scopes
HM: 100g --- Edwardoh - Barn

Cycle 8: Start: 16 Dec 08. End: 31 Dec 08.
Winner: 7k --- Nolori - Your Host Battle

Cycle 7: Start: 01 Dec 08. End: 15 Dec 08.
Winner: 7k --- Laiinny - Brother
HM: 1.5k --- cafebrulot - Bystander
HM: 1.5k --- Sin Apophis - Bystander, Brother, Stranger
HM: 1.5k --- Ssenippah - Princess

Cycle 6: Start: 01 Nov 08. End: 30 Nov 08.
Dead Round.

Cycle 5: Start: 01 Oct 08. End: 31 Oct 08.
Winner: 1.5k --- JohnWWells - Flight, Liquid, Training, Windy, Fall, Sharp, Dancers, Carrier, Transcend, Explode
Winner: 1.5k --- Sin Apophis- Windy, Fall.

Cycle 4: Start: 01 Sept 08. End: 30 Sept 08.
Winner: 4k --- Shinmagi - Endlessly

Cycle 3: Start: 25 June 07. End: 30 Sept 07.
Winner: 2.5k --- Daemos - Shadowplace (40), Ammo For Freaks (42)
Runner-Up: 1k --- Alaric Martin - Darklight (42), Die Another Day (42)

Cycle 2: Start: 10 March 07. End: 21 June 07.
Winner: 5k --- cafebrulot - white light, blue sky, [green branches] [18] - Twilight (26)
2nd: 1k --- Alaric Martin - Haunting (20) - Twilight (25)
3rd: .5k --- Rainy Lain - Am I Cute (21) - O'God O'Clock (26)

Cycle 1: Start: 19 Nov 06. End: 06 March 07.
Winner: 1k --- impartial_3rd - Bell (10) - Pressure (14) - Waking Nightmare (15)
2nd: .50k --- cafebrulot - Radio (10) - Drain Water (14) - Coffee Stains [Open Drains] (16)
3rd: .25k --- Skedrix - Stoplight (3) - Metal (14) - I Remember You (15)
HM1: 100 --- Zanzibar_Kelly - Lava Lamp (5)
HM1.2: 100 --- Princess Dustbunny - Clock (pg10)
HM2: 100 --- Princess Dustbunny - Velvet (pg13)
HM3: 100 --- Alexander_Diamont - Waking Nightmare (15)
NYC: 50 --- Skedrix - The Return [8]

Good luck! I'd join but I haven't the time as of now... I'm doing homework and polishing off my entry for the Gundam Wing fan fiction contest in the guild... Anyway, good luck again!
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Colonel Lady Une
Good luck! I'd join but I haven't the time as of now... I'm doing homework and polishing off my entry for the Gundam Wing fan fiction contest in the guild... Anyway, good luck again!


XD It's no problem! I assure you, anyone too busy to write 100 words is no one I need clogging up the works! j/k I need to work on my entry, too, if I'm going to try and participate. I wrote about a paragraph in a spiral notebook two nights ago...
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Haha! Yes.
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Colonel Lady Une
Good luck! I'd join but I haven't the time as of now... I'm doing homework and polishing off my entry for the Gundam Wing fan fiction contest in the guild... Anyway, good luck again!


XD It's no problem! I assure you, anyone too busy to write 100 words is no one I need clogging up the works! j/k I need to work on my entry, too, if I'm going to try and participate. I wrote about a paragraph in a spiral notebook two nights ago...
You did? Well, you should really go to the guild and reseve a slot since we're only accepting 10 entries. Go to the thread about the contest and say you want to join then send the 150 gold entry fee to the guild mule. The guild mule's username is Preventer Organization Hurry! Only 3 slots are left and I wouldn't want you to write a fic and not get the chance to compete.
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Dale says, "Join!"


@Une! All right! I'll do that right now!
I've adde your name to the list! All you have to do is pay the guild mule 150 gold for the slot to be officially yours. Its username is Preventer Organization. Tell me when you've sent it your trade!
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Colonel Lady Une
I've adde your name to the list! All you have to do is pay the guild mule 150 gold for the slot to be officially yours. Its username is Preventer Organization. Tell me when you've sent it your trade!


I have so incredibly sent the trade; and now I am so incredibly going to bed.

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See you tomorrow! Hopefully!
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Is drabble just writing 300 words (or whatever it is) on one of those topics? Like a...Aw, dang, I forget the word--TRAIN OF THOUGHT! That's it. Is it just a train of thought piece on one of those topics?
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Is drabble just writing 300 words (or whatever it is) on one of those topics? Like a...Aw, dang, I forget the word--TRAIN OF THOUGHT! That's it. Is it just a train of thought piece on one of those topics?


100 words (three rounds)


but after that bit of info, i'm lost
Wolven Poet
[ .days. ]
Is drabble just writing 300 words (or whatever it is) on one of those topics? Like a...Aw, dang, I forget the word--TRAIN OF THOUGHT! That's it. Is it just a train of thought piece on one of those topics?


100 words (three rounds)


but after that bit of info, i'm lost

stare Whatever.

XD
[ .days. ]
Wolven Poet
[ .days. ]
Is drabble just writing 300 words (or whatever it is) on one of those topics? Like a...Aw, dang, I forget the word--TRAIN OF THOUGHT! That's it. Is it just a train of thought piece on one of those topics?


100 words (three rounds)


but after that bit of info, i'm lost

stare Whatever.

XD


"Pure" drabble? That's kinda cool if you can win 1000 gold for writing only 300 words total... 4laugh

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