I Should Have Killed You

Write a story that starts with the sentence:

I should have killed you.

Your story must start with the sentence above. You may add to the sentence, but the five words must be in the opening line of your story. You have the option to put it in quotes (for dialogue) and to change the punctuation at the end.

The story can be about anything but start with the sentence above. Creative approaches are welcomed but the contest voters will be aware of the challenge made here to begin your story with the sentence provided.

Minimum length 800 words. Maximum Length 3,200 words. There is no recommended length.



The contest winner will win half of the prize pool of 100.00 member dollars. In this contest at least 5 submissions must be made for the vote to begin.

Deadline: Contest is closed. Deadline was Sunday, March 21, 2010.




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This contest requires "blind" entries. That means your posted work will have no means to identify you when viewed. Your name and other information will not be shown. Fan notifications will not be sent for work posted in this contest. It will still be available in your portfolio and treated like all other posts. But when viewed information to identify it with you will not be shown until after the voting is completed.

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:

    This contest challenged writers to start a story with a specific sentence. If the sentence was not used it should not be voted for. That is a requirement. Writers could not add to the sentence. But they did have the option to put it in quotes (for dialogue) and to change the punctuation at the end


This contest is full. There are no reserved spots remaining. 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 FanStory.com 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: Sunday, March 21, 2010 at 11:59pm EST.

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