The Drabble Color Contest

  • a walking travesty;

    a walking travesty; (100)

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    the objective;

    Hello all! I really, really shouldn’t be starting a new contest because I have waaaay too much on my plate right now, but this idea has been driving me crazy forever! I’m sure that many of you have seen this tumblr. post:

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    And I’ve got to say that when I stumbled across this on Facebook, I was instantly floored. It was such a beautifully written description of the color red.

    So your objective is to pick a color and then describe that color without actually using the name of the color at all in your description. And for the sake of this contest, they must be written in a drabble style, so short, sweet pieces. I’m excited to see what everyone comes up with!

    the rules;

    1. Follow all Mibba Story Guidelines.
    2. Everything is allowed. Original fiction, non-fiction, rape, incest, m-preg, anything. I don’t think many of these will pop up in your drabbles, but I don’t want to stifle anyone’s creativity.
    3. There is no minimum word count, but I’m going to top off the maximum at 500 words.
    4. A custom layout is not necessary, but please make it readable. No light wording against dark backgrounds, etc.
    5. A link to this contest and word count somewhere in your story. Also let me know what color you've picked.
    6. Let me know if you change your username or are dropping out of the contest.
    7. You may change your color one time. Just let me know if you choose to do so.
    8. And finally, proofread your work, please!

    the deadline;

    July 20, 2016 This gives you just a little over a month. I will allow a one week extension if one is asked for at least two days before the deadline. There is no deadline to enter.

    EDIT: Deadline has been changed to August 3rd, 2016.

    the prizes;

    - A detailed, thoughtful comment on three stories of your choice.
    - A link to a story of your choice in my signature for a month.
    - A link to your profile in my signature for a month.
    - A story recommendation of your choice.
    - An author recommendation.
    - A signature made by me with colors/quote of your choice

    First place chooses four, second chooses three, and third places choose two. Depending on entries, an honorable mention may be chosen and they can pick one.

    the entries;
    - bellamy blake | brown
    - dawn of light | beige | Hooligan, Emmanuel
    - kaz brekker | red | A Piece of the Universe
    - Rosamarie | pink | Hesperos
    - Soleil_ | green
    - Kross | orange
    - muted saturday | purple | Contemplation of a Property of Light
    - losing control. | lavender | Blossomed Contusions
    - swell | black
    - inej ghafa | gold | Cathedral of Lovers
    - hiwagang hapis | teal | José
    - cleopatra. | grey | Sins of Tainted History
    - Mr. Darcy | white
    - cassiopeia; | silver |The Color of Winter
    - pocahontas. | turquoise
    - zuccarello. | yellow | Yellow
    - let evol in | blood red | Falling
    - heretic. | pink | Hope
    - arrivals. | navy blue | Navy Blue
    - spirited away. | sea blue

    Good luck, everyone!
    June 9th, 2016 at 02:51am
  • bellamy blake

    bellamy blake (3280)

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    I'd love to enter! Cute
    June 9th, 2016 at 02:54am
  • a walking travesty;

    a walking travesty; (100)

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    @ bellamy blake
    Awesome! I'll add you shortly. Any idea as to what color you'll be doing?
    June 9th, 2016 at 02:56am
  • bellamy blake

    bellamy blake (3280)

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    @ a walking travesty;

    I have three different ones in mind, so I'll have to decide tehe
    June 9th, 2016 at 03:00am
  • dawn of light

    dawn of light (100)

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    I'd like to enter with beige tehe
    June 9th, 2016 at 03:21am
  • n. josten

    n. josten (1270)

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    I should not, but I'd like to enter with blue please? tehe
    June 9th, 2016 at 03:27am
  • a walking travesty;

    a walking travesty; (100)

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    @ bellamy blake
    Once you figure it out, make sure to let me know! Cute

    @ dawn of light @ kaz brekker
    Awesome! I'll add you guys shortly.
    June 9th, 2016 at 03:31am
  • sun spirit

    sun spirit (120)

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    I think I would like to join! I have thoughts of a couple of colors, but I will let you know what I choose as soon as I'm able to actually come to a decision! Edit: I'll be doing pink, if I may! ^-^
    June 9th, 2016 at 03:41am
  • izuku midoriya

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    I'd like to enter with green if that's okay? Cute
    June 9th, 2016 at 06:06am
  • Kross

    Kross (100)

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    I would like to enter! I wasn't sure what color to do, so my best friend gave me orange. Orange it is then.
    June 9th, 2016 at 07:43am
  • muted saturday

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    I would like to enter with purple, please!
    June 9th, 2016 at 09:10am
  • losing control.

    losing control. (4250)

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    Could I enter with lavender? tehe
    June 9th, 2016 at 09:52am
  • swell

    swell (150)

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    I'd like black, please! (Even though it's not technically a colour, I hope I can still do it XD)
    June 9th, 2016 at 11:56am
  • kaul hilo

    kaul hilo (100)

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    Ghoul of 2016
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    I would like to enter with gold please! Cute
    June 9th, 2016 at 12:02pm
  • hiwagang hapis

    hiwagang hapis (1550)

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    Hello! I'd like to enter with teal please.
    June 9th, 2016 at 12:17pm
  • hiwagang hapis

    hiwagang hapis (1550)

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    Hello, I changed my username from balani to hiwagang hapis.

    Also, do you allow short-chaptered stories or is it strictly a drabble, which is one chapter only? I'm sorry for the question Sad I just want to clarify so I can understand the contest better.
    June 9th, 2016 at 06:01pm
  • sun spirit

    sun spirit (120)

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    Hey again! I ended up writing almost as soon as I asked to join because I got really excited and had music playing that was inspiring me, so... Um, here is my entry, Hesperos!
    June 9th, 2016 at 09:58pm
  • a walking travesty;

    a walking travesty; (100)

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    hiwagang hapis:
    Hello, I changed my username from balani to hiwagang hapis.

    Also, do you allow short-chaptered stories or is it strictly a drabble, which is one chapter only? I'm sorry for the question Sad I just want to clarify so I can understand the contest better.
    I will allow short-chaptered as long as it stays within the word limit.

    @ Rosamarie
    Awesome! I'll add it to the list. Thanks so much!
    June 9th, 2016 at 10:13pm
  • warmaiden

    warmaiden (6085)

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    i'd like to join! can i have gray please?
    June 9th, 2016 at 10:34pm
  • sun spirit

    sun spirit (120)

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    @ a walking travesty;
    Thank you! Cute
    June 9th, 2016 at 11:36pm