Write a fictional short story around the 1983 Soviet nuclear false alarm incident

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  • Награды: $75
  • Полученные заявки: 12
  • Победитель: ZainabM2

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Write a short story with next requirements:

- should follow guidelines of https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Short_story
- max extension 3000 words. It must be narratable out loud from start to end without boring/tiring the listeners
- previous contests had some posts that were like articles, study work, documentation, etc.
This contest is about fictional short stories. Please read carefully this description

- the story must be around and/or set in the 1983 Soviet nuclear false alarm incident

- there is a documentary about the event (links below)
But it's more centered in Petrov and his way to USA. Still, I think it's useful stuff

- Petrov is key in the event, but you are not forced to make him the protagonist of the story
- must be a mix of suspense, folktale, legend and mythology genres
- it must sounds possible, even if it contains fantasy, science fiction, paranormal, etc. Like a myth or legend
- H. P. Lovecraft short stories are a good reference of the type of story to write
Also, some creepypasta stories could be also used as reference
Plus, check our past contests to see the winner story and what we expect (link at the end and first comment)

- readers target: any person 17 years and older that understand English language
- must be narratable out loud
- no sexual content
- no abusive, obscene nor bad language
- no abbreviations
- no too specific country's words
- no grammatical, spelling, syntactic or semantic errors
- content related to love or romance should be minimal or zero

WARNING: entries with spam, copypaste from anywhere or not an original new story will be directly rejected and reported.

NOTICE: we will own the copyright of the winner story. The author's name will be included anywhere we use it.

After the contest' deadline, winner will be selected by originality and quality.

You have a month, be creative!

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  • RhapsodeMonolith
    Организатор конкурса
    • 5 дня(-ей) назад

    Sorry for the delay. Finally got time to finish reading all entries.

    And the winner is...
    Entry #60
    Real Story of the 1983 Soviet Nuclear False Alarm Incident
    Zainab M.

    Thank you to all the participants that competed honestly and sent original stories.

    This time were a lot (really too much) entries with IA generated text. I approve the use of this tools, but as a tools. Most of the entries with this type of content were just copy and paste the ChatGPT response...

    For all freelancers that posted an original story and doesn't received a feedback, don't get down! Try again next time.
    I would like to give feedback to all honest writters, but it's generally not possible. It require too much time. Sorry.

    Be aware of our next contest!
    I will post the link of the new contest here


    • 5 дня(-ей) назад
  • kowshik26
    • 1 неделя назад


    • 1 неделя назад
  • Jalal1107
    • 1 месяц назад

    Dear Sir I am submitting my Short Story bearing Title: REFLECTION OF THE MOONLIT # 137. Hope the story will satisfy you and I tried to fulfill your writing criteria. Please review. Thanks

    • 1 месяц назад
  • Chandandas1223
    • 1 месяц назад

    please review 118 and 119

    • 1 месяц назад
  • Cavitzgn
    • 1 месяц назад

    Eyes dark with ambition and a father who sees the light of life. #115

    • 1 месяц назад
  • icowner
    • 1 месяц назад

    please check review 113 and 114

    • 1 месяц назад
  • ahmedhooria62
    • 1 месяц назад

    kindly review entry no. 81

    • 1 месяц назад
  • ajbcaetano
    • 1 месяц назад

    Kindly review entry n°79.

    • 1 месяц назад
  • Extremekhushi
    • 1 месяц назад

    Please check entry #77. I've spent a lot of time on this.

    • 1 месяц назад
  • Madavi00
    • 2 месяцев назад

    Please check my entry #4 and #16

    • 2 месяцев назад
  • Alawamry
    • 2 месяцев назад

    I sent you Two little story about: Soviet nuclear false alarm incident
    Simple and realistic events
    please check #34

    • 2 месяцев назад
  • mohamedelamawy77
    • 2 месяцев назад

    please check #28

    • 2 месяцев назад
  • yanendra36
    • 2 месяцев назад

    Please check my entry #1 and #24. File password: 85208520

    • 2 месяцев назад
  • Madavi00
    • 2 месяцев назад

    Please check #16 Petrov's Ghostly Nuclear Short Story 100% unique quality you can published any site no copyright issue please award me. 50$

    • 2 месяцев назад
  • Madavi00
    • 2 месяцев назад

    Please check #4 short story 50$

    • 2 месяцев назад
  • RhapsodeMonolith
    Организатор конкурса
    • 2 месяцев назад

    Please, read and follow the guidelines. Not following them could end on rejection and maybe to be reported to Freelancer administration.
    All of ours past contests have too many spam entries or ones that aren't short stories. We are trying to prevent it here. You are warned
    Please remind that winner will be selected AFTER the contest' deadline. Even when some entries could be reviewed or declined before.
    Depending on the amount of entries that are really a short story, the decision of the winner could be delay up to one month after the contest' deadline.
    Please check our past contests to see the winner story and what we expect

    • 2 месяцев назад
    1. SeriousSafwan
      • 2 месяцев назад

      A higher prize money attracts talented writers from around. You should consider increasing the prize money instead of expecting quality entries for a small budget in every contest.

      • 2 месяцев назад
    2. SeriousSafwan
      • 2 месяцев назад

      I suggest you #increaseprize to 250 USD atleast.

      • 2 месяцев назад
  • alvitrbd
    • 2 месяцев назад

    #sealed please

    • 2 месяцев назад

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