Chapter 61 is about to be published for Hard Times.
it is 37 pages - probably longer than most stories that have been submitted recently.
Over the summer, I see a lot of new authors. That is great - probably a lot of people who are out of school (students or teachers).
I thought I would run a mini-contest given there are so many new creative people here - (and some old timers who never left).
In chapter 61 - Savannah offers a confession to Ellen about last summer. In previous chapters, we also allude to some of the characters from her last summer like Joleen and Wayne/Flick from Krystal.
The contest is to publish your own short story (actually, it can be as long as your heart desires) as a 'fan fiction' in the Family Feud Universe that elaborates on that summer.
It can be from Savannah's point of view, third person, from Joleen's point of view, or whatever. I really want you to be creative.
It can be a vignette from that summer - hell, it could even be about what happened with Crystal and Joleen while Savannah was gone. I really don't want to put any limitations on it besides two rules:
1. Post a story that is set in the Buckman last summer before Ellen got here that turns you on.
2. If nobody else like it but you; fuck them.
When you publish a new story there is an option in the clever drop-downs the owners of this site set up that says "Series/Universes"
Pick "Public Universe" Family Feud and post with whatever codes, genre, etc you feel is appropriate.
Send me feedback to let me know you posted it.
WINNER: There can be more than one winner. However, I am going to OFFER you the opportunity to be part of the main storyline.
I will ask you a few questions about who you are and create an 'alter-ego' for you. Someone based on you - and they will be part of the story.
I can't promise they will be main characters but I can tell you they won't just get a short paragraph either.
You will be immortalized in the story. I won't use your real name or anything like that - but it will be someone you identify with.
One of the reasons I think my story is so enjoyable to me is that it's kind of a Wizard of Oz tale in that the characters are all loosely based on people I know or have known.
This is a totally optional prize - submitting the story does not require you to give me any information at all!
DEADLINE: NOW! GO GO GO!
Seriously though, I'd probably keep this contest open about as long as it takes to finish the story.