Write for me a Short Story in "the twilight zone" genre

  • Estado: Closed
  • Prêmio: $88
  • Inscrições Recebidas: 5
  • Vencedor: JessBMcCoy

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Hi, need this story for an ebook that i want to publish in English.
20000-22000 words, i will own the rights of the story you send me and then integrate it for possible future publishing.

I will grant the prize to the writer that sends me the best 6000-8000 words of this story, and then give him/her another 120 $ when he/she delivers the entire story.

The story is in the Twilight Zone Genre/Style and is about a boy who is mind controlled by an alien.
The boy 23 years old had a difficult early youth, is not particularly smart, he's indeed mediocre, does not have a direction, is bored and boring.
The alien is a superior entity who choose the boy when he was 6 and killed the parents through a strange accident to confine to boy in orphanage,
and live on earth through the body of the boy.
The alien gives the boy a gift: to perceive, but only in boy's mind the inner situation of the people, their souls, their mission in this life, previous life
failures and joys, current hidden goals and traps, so he's like an angel that can understand everything about a person but doesn't know
about the specific future of anyone because there is free will and self determination in place on planeth earth.
Furthermore the boy is not able to communicate what he feels to anybody except telepatically with the alien.
In the book you can write: the chapter of when he was 6 years old, the encounter with the alien, the discovery of the gift, the analysis of the soul and mission on earth of 3 people that than will be killed by the boy (here's the core of the story, why should the powerful and superior alien kill people? what is the reason behind?), the final with the separation with the alien and the lose of boy's divinatory power, and some exciting idea to let intend the reader that the alien will come back again soon to act on planet earth.

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  • maxnewsite
    Titular do Concurso
    • 4 anos atrás

    Hi, 5 days extended time. Initial prize updated. Thank you for your interest.

    • 4 anos atrás
  • JessBMcCoy
    JessBMcCoy
    • 4 anos atrás

    Please check #3. It's a rough draft, but it'll be completed and edited and turned into a great little story if you want it. :)

    • 4 anos atrás
  • MANGAKASridhar
    MANGAKASridhar
    • 4 anos atrás

    Hi,

    I am interested in participating in this contest. However, it seems that only image files can be uploaded as entries here. Is that the format you want the work to be in? or is there a fault in the submission format.

    • 4 anos atrás
    1. maxnewsite
      Titular do Concurso
      • 4 anos atrás

      Hi you can anyway upload the text saved as image, so you need to upload as many images as needed. Thanks

      • 4 anos atrás
    2. MANGAKASridhar
      MANGAKASridhar
      • 4 anos atrás

      Thanks for clearing that up !! I'll start working on it and will post the chapter here soon !!

      • 4 anos atrás
  • JovanaBarbara93
    JovanaBarbara93
    • 4 anos atrás

    Hi. First I think this project is great and I like your idea. I just want to know is it this contest open for that 6000-8000 words or we have to complete the story by the end of the contest? If not, how much time do we have after sending that first part to deliver you a complete story?

    • 4 anos atrás
    1. maxnewsite
      Titular do Concurso
      • 4 anos atrás

      Hi, just send me the beginning of the story according to your interpretation of the plot. You can send me also a specific chapter of the book. I asked for 6000-8000 words in order to see a sufficient portion of writer's approach. I'd like to see your style, the way you define the characters of the alien and of the boy. You know, this kind of plot can produce a very superficial way of thinking of the players or can be definitively deep and powerful. I like very much the short and direct style of Cormac Mccharthy or Joe Lansdale, anyway develop as you feel comfortable.
      I would like to choose the writer in the next 10 days and then to agree upon the time necessary for the entire story. Sounds good?

      • 4 anos atrás
    2. JovanaBarbara93
      JovanaBarbara93
      • 4 anos atrás

      Sounds great! Well if you like so much the style of McCarthy then I know you would like mine:-) I think you will see my entry in a few days. I wrote many stories such as this one, so I have a defined style but of course I'm more then willing to upgrade my work and my style in what ever level is nessesary. Thanks for tips!

      • 4 anos atrás
  • neetisangha91
    neetisangha91
    • 4 anos atrás

    OMG .. 1 week 2 days remaining ... hmm i better hurry up :P...
    hmm well ..i dont think i'll b able to finish it though ..anyways..keep on posting such contests..its a good thing specially for the talented freelance ghost writers... :-)..ghoshhh i wish i could write a compelling story outta this..but 6000-8000 is..too much.. i could have done 3000-4000...But anyways my fault lol m late :))..

    • 4 anos atrás
    1. maxnewsite
      Titular do Concurso
      • 4 anos atrás

      Write me as much as you can, you know, i am not an accountant counting words. Please check other answers to grab some ideas. I'd like to see if you are in the characters, i mean if you can tell the reader why i superior entity needs to kill people, what kind of crossroads/big choices can the boy understand about another person, how this can influence others life, what are the objectives of the alien, what is the real role of the boy, etc etc. At the end i expect 18.000/20.000 words and probably the beginning of a saga and a more complicated plot. Thanks

      • 4 anos atrás
  • CarolMcKenzie
    CarolMcKenzie
    • 4 anos atrás

    Your word count is well beyond short story and into the novella range, and for that, you should be looking at far more than $200 for any type of quality entry. As said by others, offer a fair prize and you'll probably receive better entries.

    • 4 anos atrás
    1. maxnewsite
      Titular do Concurso
      • 4 anos atrás

      Hi, thank you for your suggestion. I think that is fair to check within the contest prize (6000-8000 words) the quality of the writing and then i am very open to discuss the development of the story as well as the remuneration.

      • 4 anos atrás
  • nishantsamant
    nishantsamant
    • 4 anos atrás

    Hi there,

    I am very much interested in writing this short story, but I have a doubt. The boy discovers the gift when he was 6, and later he kills 3 people when he is about 23 years old, if I am not wrong. Is there anything specific that happens between age 6 and 23? 17 years is quite a long time.

    • 4 anos atrás
    1. maxnewsite
      Titular do Concurso
      • 4 anos atrás

      Hi, you can describe the training that the alien secretly is giving to the boy while he's in the orphanage. This is about studying people, understanding their secrets, their turnng points, the challange they Will face, their real personalities versus their image, etc make sense?

      • 4 anos atrás
    2. nishantsamant
      nishantsamant
      • 4 anos atrás

      Yes, it does! Thanks! I'll keep that in mind.

      • 4 anos atrás
  • cheechms
    cheechms
    • 4 anos atrás

    How do you want the upload. All it gives me the option to do is upload an image file. It doesn't accept PDF or Word or anything but images.

    • 4 anos atrás
  • trumpianni
    trumpianni
    • 4 anos atrás

    I truly advice you to get the price up or you won't have any entry.

    • 4 anos atrás
  • gpstberg
    gpstberg
    • 4 anos atrás

    Get real, $200 for 20,000 words? You seem a bit naive on prices.

    • 4 anos atrás
    1. maxnewsite
      Titular do Concurso
      • 4 anos atrás

      Yes, i am also naive on many other things.
      Will you partecipate to the contest?

      • 4 anos atrás
  • vency91
    vency91
    • 4 anos atrás

    How much time do we have to send you 6000-8000 words of the story?

    • 4 anos atrás
    1. maxnewsite
      Titular do Concurso
      • 4 anos atrás

      the contest is open for 20 days

      • 4 anos atrás

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