Did You See That?

Write a story that starts with the sentence: Did you see that? 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 500 words. Maximum Length 1400 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 50.00 member dollars. There are 8 spots still open. If all open spots are used the prize pool will be 90.00 member dollars. In this contest at least 2 submissions must be made for the vote to begin.

Deadline: in 20 hours



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Monitored by the Contest Entry Compliance Committee. 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. 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. But could not add to the sentence or change it in any other way. There are requirements for length. Minimum length 500 words. Maximum Length 1400 words.


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 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. Reserve Your Spot.

Deadline: Tuesday, March 31, 2020 at 11:59pm EST.

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Contest Entries

Author Name Submission Status
Brett Matthew West Entered One Down
Ulla Entered A Dark Evening on the Savannah
thaities, Rebecca V. Entered The Dubliner
Drew Delaney Entered Why Hesitate
Benshu-bookgai Entered Party Crasher
Scottishlass Entered Ireland at home
rspoet Entered When Birds Fly
Rosemary Everson1 Entered Living A Lie
tspencer Entered The Twins Escape
Y. M. Roger Position Reserved