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MangaHelpers Art Contest Week 08-09 ~ Fables Short Stories!
This fortnight's art contest category is Writing with the theme set as Fables! The theme was decided through a poll in the Discussion Thread. You can join us there and help deciding the future themes! But what are fables? They're short stories which illustrate a particular moral and teach a lesson to children and kids. Ready to write one?
The Ant and the Grasshopper
In a field one summer's day a Grasshopper was hopping about, chirping and singing to its heart's content. An Ant passed by, bearing along with great toil an ear of corn he was taking to the nest.
"Why not come and chat with me," said the Grasshopper, "instead of toiling and moiling in that way?"
"I am helping to lay up food for the winter," said the Ant, "and recommend you to do the same."
"Why bother about winter?" said the Grasshopper; "We have got plenty of food at present." But the Ant went on its way and continued its toil.
When the winter came the Grasshopper had no food and found itself dying of hunger - while it saw the ants distributing every day corn and grain from the stores they had collected in the summer. Then the Grasshopper knew: It is best to prepare for days of need.
- 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; minimum is 5 lines.
- Submission is open until 03/09/2014 at 9 PM -3 GMT.
Voting DetailsCode:"Theme Name" - "Work Title" by "Writer Name" (Short Story) "Comments"
- 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!
Last edited by Farfalla; February 23, 2014 at 07:56 PM.
Fables - "Hilary's Search" by FaustXIII
A mockingbird named Hilary Chemistry was flying around the Tsukamori Forest when she suddenly noticed an engraving to a tree. She hovered in front of the tree and read what was engraved:
The living age.
Soon they'll reach the final stage.
While I continue to live in this cage.
Hilary who loves reading was moved by the poem. She haven't read a piece this sad in ages. Tears silently fell down from her eyes. She asked a brown bear who's passing by if he knows the one who engraved the poem.
"I think a woodpecker did that." says the Brown Bear.
Hilary decided to search for the author of the poem when she noticed the same poem written in a flower days later after she discovered the poem in the tree. She asked a snail who's slowly crawling to a nearby grass if he knows the one who wrote the poem in the flower.
"It was a grasshopper." says the Snail.
Hilary continued her search and again noticed the same poem written in beach sand days later after she found the same poem written in a flower. A nearby turtle told her that it was written by a crab.
"Did you say that to me because you think I will be asking you about it?" asked Hilary.
"Yes." says the Turtle.
"Did a crab really wrote this poem?" asked Hilary again.
"No." says the Turtle.
"Did you write this poem?" asked Hilary excitedly.
The turtle suddenly transformed into a brown bear, moments later it transformed into a snail both of which are the same brown bear and the same snail that Hilary encountered. Finally it transformed into a blue jay. Hilary was amazed and excited because of the transformation she saw and because she already found the author of the poem.
"I'm Gary Bearserkthrone. I was cursed and became an immortal shape shifter. I realized that living forever is sad so I wrote that poem. How did you figure out that I'm the one who wrote the poem?." asked Gary.
"I'm not sure myself. It's the language of love I guess." Hilary said while blushing.
"Thank you for freeing me off this curse!" Gary suddenly kissed Hilary. Hilary kissed him too.
And they lived happily ever after.
Sometimes we are not aware that we already found the thing or the person that we are searching for.
Tsukamori Forest is from My Neighbor Totoro.
Obviously the characters were named after Naomidee and xi0.
Mockingbird and Blue Jay (Well Jabberways doesn't really exists so.) was a reference to The Hunger Games.
Sorry. The story is rushed and not well developed.
Last edited by xi0; March 05, 2014 at 07:01 PM.
Fable - A Theory on Dualism(A postmodern moral story) by Josef K.