Your World In A Thousand Years Time

Write a story that starts with the sentence : I GAVE A BIG STRETCH AND SLOWLY ATTEMPTED TO OPEN MY EYES
Your story must start with the sentence above. Do not add to the sentence. You have the option to put it in quotes (for dialogue) and to change the punctuation at the end. But do not add to the sentence or change it in any other way. 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 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 140.00 member dollars. There are 4 spots still open. If all open spots are used the prize pool will be 180.00 member dollars. In this contest at least 2 submissions must be made for the vote to begin.

Deadline: Contest is closed. Deadline was Sunday, September 22, 2013.

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    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

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.

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Deadline: Sunday, September 22, 2013 at 11:59pm EST.

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