Write a short story around the sinking of the Titanic

  • Tila: Pending
  • Palkinto: $50
  • Vastaanotetut työt: 17

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Write a short story with next requeriments:
- should follow guidelines of https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Short_story
- max extension 3000 words. It must be something that you can narrate out loud from start to end without boring or tiring your listeners
- the story must be around and/or set in the sinking of the Titanic
- there are many conspiracy theories surrounding the sinking of the Titanic that can be of use for the story.
Next are some links, but do your own research
wikipedia.org/wiki/Titanic_conspiracy_theories
history.com/news/titanic-sinking-conspiracy-myths-jp-morgan-olympic
spyscape.com/article/the-titanics-top-10-weirdest-conspiracy-theories
businessinsider.com/titanic-sinking-conspiracy-theories-2018-4
wikipedia.org/wiki/Legends_and_myths_regarding_the_Titanic
ultimatetitanic.com/titanic-conspiracy-theories
londranews.com/english/the-vatican-conspiracy-theory-about-the-sinking-the-titanic
- must be a mix of suspense, folktale, legend and mythology genres
- it must sounds possible, even if it contains fantasy, science fiction, paranormal, etc. Like a myth or legend.
- H. P. Lovecraft short stories are a good reference of the type of story to write.
Also, some creepypasta stories could be also used as reference
Plus, check our past contests to see the winner story and what we expect (links on comments section)
- readers target: any person 17 years and older that understand english language
- must be narrable out loud
- no sexual content
- no abusive, obscene nor bad language
- no abbreviations
- no too specific country's words
- no grammatical, spelling, syntactic or semantic errors
- content related to love or romance should be minimal or zero

WARNING: entries with spam, copypaste from anywhere or not an original new story will be directly rejected and reported.

NOTICE: we will own the copyright of the winner story. The author's name will be included anywhere we use it.

After the contest' deadline, winner will be selected by originality and quality.

You have a month, be creative!

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  • philipphenrikja
    philipphenrikja
    • 1 kuukausi sitten

    Why isn't anyone actually submitting a SHORT STORY? It's always the same. Guys, read the guidelines.

    • 1 kuukausi sitten
    1. philipphenrikja
      philipphenrikja
      • 3 viikkoa sitten

      @Kerstin P., it was rejected because it is not a short story.

      • 3 viikkoa sitten
    2. SyedTaha04
      SyedTaha04
      • 2 viikkoa sitten

      @kerstin P., If you are talking about conspiracy theories copied from Wikipedia then that is okay as long as the entry is in the story format….you are arguing about why the CH is choosing stories over facts. That’s what the contest is about. We have to write stories not facts. Correct me if I am wrong

      • 2 viikkoa sitten
  • kessiwho
    kessiwho
    • 3 viikkoa sitten

    Dear Contest holder, If you have been really serious about posting this contest , why do you reject good ones that stick to truth instead of fiction copied of Wikipedia, which you can clearly see how many of the rated entrys does that. Good luck.

    • 3 viikkoa sitten
    1. philipphenrikja
      philipphenrikja
      • 3 viikkoa sitten

      because the CH wants a short story. Google it and you'll see what it means,

      • 3 viikkoa sitten
    2. RhapsodeMonolith
      Kilpailun järjestäjä
      • 2 viikkoa sitten

      Which "rated entries"? I rated none yet.

      • 2 viikkoa sitten
  • SyedTaha04
    SyedTaha04
    • 3 viikkoa sitten

    Hello. Just wanted to ask When will the contest be awarded?

    • 3 viikkoa sitten
    1. RhapsodeMonolith
      Kilpailun järjestäjä
      • 2 viikkoa sitten

      Probably at the end of the month.

      • 2 viikkoa sitten
  • KhalidAhmed99
    KhalidAhmed99
    • 1 kuukausi sitten

    Dear contest holder... Your description is perfect... don't worry... It's just the project is not for everyone... Be patient a perfect story is on its way I hope...

    • 1 kuukausi sitten
    1. RhapsodeMonolith
      Kilpailun järjestäjä
      • 1 kuukausi sitten

      Yes, as I always do, I'll wait to the contest's deadline to start reading the entries, and then choose a winner.
      In all the past contests I got some interesting stories.
      The problem is the amount (usually +65%) of entries that are just spam, c&p and anything except a story.
      I would like freelancer.com does something about this. I always reject & report the spam and c&p entries. But it seems makes no effect, nothing changes...

      • 1 kuukausi sitten
    2. kessiwho
      kessiwho
      • 3 viikkoa sitten

      You rejected , and call it spam, come on.

      • 3 viikkoa sitten
  • KhalidAhmed99
    KhalidAhmed99
    • 4 viikkoa sitten

    Dear CH... Iam both agreed and sorry to hear that... I just now have one question in my mind... I would really like if you can help me... The question is will the story will have to use the name Titanic only? I mean can I use any other ship avoiding Real ones? As a story CH you know that connecting a folklore or paranormal story with a real incident sounds not really great... I have made a plot for your story which Isn't going well with the name Titanic... So It's just my concern... I want to use a ship which never existed...

    • 4 viikkoa sitten
    1. RhapsodeMonolith
      Kilpailun järjestäjä
      • 3 viikkoa sitten

      Mmmmmh... But the story must be related to the sinking of the Titanic. If any other ship appears in your story, you could name it whatever you like. Those details could be reviewed if your story wins.

      • 3 viikkoa sitten
  • newsage
    newsage
    • 1 kuukausi sitten

    Just posted my entry.

    I had a lot of fun with it. The fictional pieces blended quite nicely with the historical ones. I hope you enjoy it. I am wanting to verify that if you don't like it, I can run with it on my own. That is correct, yes?

    • 1 kuukausi sitten
    1. RhapsodeMonolith
      Kilpailun järjestäjä
      • 3 viikkoa sitten

      Yes, no problem.

      • 3 viikkoa sitten
  • yumnamahmood99
    yumnamahmood99
    • 1 kuukausi sitten

    Hi, I am Yumna. I am about to submit my entry. I have a question. Is it necessary that the wordcount is 3000? can it be between 2000-3000?

    • 1 kuukausi sitten
    1. RhapsodeMonolith
      Kilpailun järjestäjä
      • 3 viikkoa sitten

      3000 is the max limit. It can be less

      • 3 viikkoa sitten
  • KhalidAhmed99
    KhalidAhmed99
    • 4 viikkoa sitten

    Let me know as soon as you can... Thanks...

    • 4 viikkoa sitten
  • SyedTaha04
    SyedTaha04
    • 1 kuukausi sitten

    Please check entry #25 . Readers please feel free to point out any errors. Also if my theory does not sound logical, please tell me that too. Thanks

    • 1 kuukausi sitten
  • Niranjan1Praveen
    Niranjan1Praveen
    • 1 kuukausi sitten

    Dear contest holder, can I draft a story announcing crimes or murder; related to the sinking of the ship?

    • 1 kuukausi sitten
    1. RhapsodeMonolith
      Kilpailun järjestäjä
      • 1 kuukausi sitten

      Yes, no problem.

      • 1 kuukausi sitten
  • Jaycletus
    Jaycletus
    • 1 kuukausi sitten

    Is there any other incentive? Because $50 is definitely not good enough for a 3000 words write up.

    • 1 kuukausi sitten
    1. SeriousSafwan
      SeriousSafwan
      • 1 kuukausi sitten

      Make it a $100 can you?

      • 1 kuukausi sitten
    2. RhapsodeMonolith
      Kilpailun järjestäjä
      • 1 kuukausi sitten

      Not this one Safwan.
      Maybe next contest will be 75.

      • 1 kuukausi sitten
  • HairaniAris82
    HairaniAris82
    • 1 kuukausi sitten

    Hi, please rating my story ya....Tq

    • 1 kuukausi sitten
  • HairaniAris82
    HairaniAris82
    • 1 kuukausi sitten

    Hi,

    • 1 kuukausi sitten
  • jyotimoydas67
    jyotimoydas67
    • 1 kuukausi sitten

    Would I be able to write in the 1st person format, or 3rd person is mandatory.

    • 1 kuukausi sitten
    1. RhapsodeMonolith
      Kilpailun järjestäjä
      • 1 kuukausi sitten

      Any format is ok.

      • 1 kuukausi sitten
  • SeriousSafwan
    SeriousSafwan
    • 1 kuukausi sitten

    Prize is hardly enough to write a prologue to a story.

    • 1 kuukausi sitten
    1. alvitrbd
      alvitrbd
      • 1 kuukausi sitten

      Did you ever notice this before? Maybe the freelancer had deactivated his/ her ID?

      • 1 kuukausi sitten
    2. SeriousSafwan
      SeriousSafwan
      • 1 kuukausi sitten

      #increaseprize

      • 1 kuukausi sitten
  • Nexus9
    Nexus9
    • 1 kuukausi sitten

    Good morning. Thanks for the heads-up. I will produce a story for you before the deadline - need to do the research you have posted first and produce something I hope you will like. ?

    • 1 kuukausi sitten
  • RhapsodeMonolith
    Kilpailun järjestäjä
    • 1 kuukausi sitten

    Please remind that winner will be selected AFTER the contest' deadline. Even when some entries could be reviewed or declined before.
    Please check our past contests to see the winner story and what we expect
    https://www.freelancer.com/contest/Write-a-short-suspense-story-set-at-the-end-of-WW-1893589
    https://www.freelancer.com/contest/Write-a-short-story-set-at-the-years-of-the-Black-Death-pandemic-1930367
    https://www.freelancer.com/contest/Write-a-short-story-related-to-the-destruction-of-the-Ancient-Library-of-Alexandria-1985317
    https://www.freelancer.com/contest/Write-a-short-story-related-to-the-missing-aircraft-Malaysia-Airlines-Flight--2023605
    https://www.freelancer.com/contest/Write-a-short-story-set-on-abandoned-research-facility-2055096

    • 1 kuukausi sitten

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