The Do Over

Write a story that somehow incorporates the artwork shown. The story does not have to be specifically about the image. But contest voters will be asked to consider the image when making a choice for a winner. Please incorporate the answers to these three questions.
what would you say to your younger self? What would you do differently if you could do it over? Would you choose to stay your younger self or not? Minimum length 700 words. Maximum Length 7,000 words. Recommended length 2,000 - 3,500 words.

The contest winner will win half of the prize pool which is based on the number of entries. The second and third place winners will each share the remaining prize pool. The prize pool is currently 68.00 member dollars. There are only 1 spots still open. If all open spots are used the prize pool will be 72.00 member dollars. In this contest at least 2 submissions must be made for the vote to begin.

Deadline: Contest is closed. Deadline was Tuesday, August 9, 2016.

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All contest entries will be reviewed by the Contest Entry Compliance Committee. The committee will read all entries to ensure that the contest rules are being followed. If your entry is disqualified you will not be refunded the entry fees. The committee will review the entries when the deadline is reached. The voting will begin after the committee determines that all entries qualify and disqualify those that do not.

If a word count is not specified above there is no word count requiment. Recommended length is 5,000 words or less.

This contest is open to all members. Past contest winners can join the contest. A voting booth will be created shortly after the deadline is reached. At that time all participants will be contacted so they can vote.

The voting booth will include this summary of the contest:

    Writers were challenged to write a story that incorporates the artwork shown in the announcement.

If you plan to write for this contest reserve a spot. There are a limited number of entries. A vote by writers will determine the winner. The decision is final. All members that submit a work are encouraged to vote. One entry per person. New entries to the site only. If you already posted a work on that work is not eligible for a contest.

Click the link above to submit your entry. Members with reservations can use the link provided in their contest profile. Members may not request votes, mention contest entries, or notify potential voters of the vote by private message or other means as specified in the contest terms. The site automatically checks for this form of communication. A break in the contest terms will result in the cancellation of the account.

Deadline: Tuesday, August 9, 2016 at 11:59pm EST.

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Contest Entries

Author Name Submission Status
Gianinas Entered The Cynosure
RiseRutland Position Reserved
Sandollar Position Reserved
Brett Matthew West Entered Mary's Reflection
cupa tea Entered Mirror of Memories
Mabaker Position Reserved
TAB_that's me Entered My Younger Self
rockinm76233 Position Reserved
jennann9374 Position Reserved
johnwilson Entered EDITED VERSION- Essay on Do-Over
Ulla Entered Mirror Mirror On The Wall...
Rodubya Position Reserved
margrga Position Reserved
dannielleduran Position Reserved
Maria Jose Garcia Position Reserved
country ranch writer Entered Where Do The Years Go
innermostgray Position Reserved