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    MangaHelpers Art Contest Week 32-33 ~ Onion Life - Short Story

    MangaHelpers Art Contest Week 32-33 ~ Onion Life - Short Story!

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    This fortnight's art contest category is Short Story with the theme set as Onion Life! The theme was decided as suggested by Naomidee, based on the Word Association Game (v13) posts. We ended up with something funny: short stories about an onion life!

    Category: Short Story (Writing)
    Theme: Onion Life

    Submission Details:
    • All members may join this competition. There is no minimum post or user status you need to have to join the contest.
    • Entries for the contest must be posted in this thread.
    • Each participant can only submit ONE entry and that entry should be new (meaning it must not have been used in contests hosted by MangaHelpers previously).
    • Submissions not following the week's theme will automatically result in disqualification. If you have any question about the contest, you can ask it in the discussion thread.
    • No excessive, rude or porn-related texts in the contest.
    • No plagiarizing is allowed.
    • Maximum text lengh is 50 lines in the post.
    • Make sure to include in the comments the song/musical you used as a base to your parody.
    • Submission is open until August 24th, 2014 at 9 PM (-3 GMT)

    Post Format:
    "Theme Name" - "Work Title" by "Writer Name"
    (Short Story)
    Voting Details
    • Voting will proceed after submission period is over.
    • Announcement of winners and next contest and new theme will be done as soon as possible after the voting period is over.

    Good luck, everyone!

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    Re: MangaHelpers Art Contest Week 32-33 ~ Onion Life - Short Story

    "Onion Life" - "Life According to an Onion" by riki
    Comments: For the onion family reunion, I based their personality on their flavors ^^
    Dear Diary,
    I was finally planted today! The farmer was kind enough to make sure that I was nice and snug in my new bed before he covered me in a blanket of nutrient-rich soil. The best part is that my brothers and sisters were planted close by to me so I won’t be lonely. I think I’m going to like it here.

    Dear Diary,
    There was a storm today. As soon as I felt the fat raindrops, I recalled how my mother would always remind me to always drink a lot of water to be big and strong so I started gulping them right up. I drank so much that I thought I was about to burst! Satisfied, I closed my eyes and went to sleep.

    Dear Diary,
    Today is the big day! Today is the day when I leave my home. I've changed a lot since the day that I was planted. I used to be a pipsqueak, but now I'm plump and enormous. Who would have thought? I felt Mr. Farmer grabbed me by the hair as I braced myself and yanked me out of my home. Boy, did that hurt! My head still feels sore just thinking about it. He then nestled me in a crate, where I found myself reunited with my family and friends. After he was done with his harvesting, he put us in his truck.

    As he revved up the engine, I nervously asked the others where we were heading. A nice carrot told me that we were heading to a place called a “Farmer’s Market”, where he's going to sell us. I’d heard of that place; it's where the best of the best are sold and the rest are brought back home. I pray that I got chosen!

    Dear Diary,
    The Farmer's Market was packed! Several vendors were already there when we got there. Mr. Farmer's setting us up right now so we look "presentable". He placed us next to some of our relatives so I got to talk to some of them. The yellow onions were sweet, but the red onions had a sharp tongue. The green onions were polite, but they wanted to keep to themselves. The garlic must’ve be in bad mood because they snapped at me. On the other hand, the leeks and chives were very mellow while the shallots seemed so graceful. Overall, it was a nice family reunion.

    Dear Diary,
    I got chosen today! A woman was looking through Mr. Farmer's goods when she started going through the onion section. I watched her anxiously as she picked some of us and prayed that she'll pick me. Just as I was thinking that, she suddenly stopped and picked me up! I held my breath as she examined me. Finally she nodded as if satisfied and placed me into her basket. Thrilled, I felt like I've died and gone to heaven. But then I realized that I would no longer see my family. As she walked toward Mr. Farmer, I tearfully said farewell to them as I'm begin my new life.

    PS Oh, I eavesdropped the lady's conversation with the farmer. While she was paying him, she complimented him for his crops. He thanked her and asked her what she was planning to do with the products she bought. I don't really remember what she said, but I do recall her saying that she intends to make onion rings. I don't know what they are, but they sound interesting!

    Dear Diary,
    I learned the meaning of true pain today. At first I didn’t know what was going on when the lady started peeling me and laid me on the wooden board so I waited though I felt self-conscious about my naked body. All of sudden, I felt an intense pain as something cold and sharp sliced through my flesh. As soon as that happened, I started to cry. The person who cut me must have felt bad because she started crying too. Despite the pain, I remembered what my mother said and forced myself to be strong as she continued cutting me.

    Dear Diary,
    Everyone said that I was delicious. My life is now complete.

    I think with my heart and I move with my head | My Stories Archive - Short Story: "Life According to an Onion" UP!

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    Re: MangaHelpers Art Contest Week 32-33 ~ Onion Life - Short Story

    "Onion Life" - "The kind leader" by "Josef K."

    Comments: Cult of Personality(deconstruction)

    I always answered to the leader. He was kind. I liked him. What did I love about him. First of all he led us onions off the food list. How did he do that? Well you know he debated at the UN, he said we are a special kind of food. I love the leader. One night we slept together. It was exotic. The smell we both put out, it captivated the nation, soon everyone started getting sick. I was pregnant. This was a strange predicament as the leader had many concubines. He finally snapped when I told him I was with child. "Onions don't have children, are you insane?"- he screamed. "But sir I only imaged to have one" - I whispered in fear. "I will have you executed to hide this shame, give her to the humans, they can eat her!"

    On the winter of January 17th I died. I can only say that I do not know if it was exactly a bad situation, I mean in the end I did have a child with the leader, they say I could not, sheesh, I am not that insane, I did have it, he is the leader, he can make everything possible, he can make the birds sing, he is the reason the sun comes up at night, he is the reason I lived, he is the reason I died, even in death I still praise him, our kind, very kind leader.

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