So, this is my first contest on Storywrite, and I was looking for things a bit more, original for you to write about. So, I'm not sure if anyone has done a contest like this.
I absolutely love psychology, and I really want to work with children who have mental / psychological disorders. Your job is to write me a story about a child who has a real disorder, it can be any age under the age of eighteen (hence children), and it can be any type of psychological disorder. From Separation Anxiety to Bulimia Nervosa to Gender Identity Disorder. It can be a story of self discovery or just coping with it. It can be placed in any setting, from a psych ward to your own backyard. But please, if you use a sexual disorder make sure you age it appropriately. I'm seventeen, so obviously I can't read adult material.
Oh, and the colors are to play a huge factor in this. See, colors are said to have meanings and help psychologically. For example: The color red is generally used universally for anger (because when some people are mad they get red in the face) and it's also used in restaurant slogans (such as McDonald's) because it makes you hungry. Blue generally means sad, and depressing. Yellow is happy. The list goes on and on. I want you to come up with whatever color you'd like, look up the reason (please make sure you tell me if you looked it up in your AN).
The color does have to be symbolic to the character is some form. IE: "The blue sparrow always made Trisha fall deeper into depression because it was the last token of her favorite grandmother she had". Or something like that. Be more creative than I am, and please make it worth both of our times.
This is also to be either a nonfiction or realistic fiction. No fantasy and what not.
If it's in first person
If you are detailed in the thought process
If you comment on other entries.
Good luck and have fun!
-PS. Here's a link to a Wikipedia list of mental / psychological disorders: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_mental_disorders
And a link to help explain a few colors: http://www.sensationalcolor.com/color-meaning-symbolism-and-psychology/
Feel free to use it as you wish.
- This contest was judged on Jul 15 05:19 PM.
400 for gold, 150 for silver, 50 for bronze.
4 honorable mentions.
creative stories, thoughts stories, feelings stories, emotions stories, psychology stories, colors stories, contest stories, first person stories, disorders stories.
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were not accepted.
oo1. SPaG is a big thing. I'm very big on the English language. So 'n0 tYp1nG lyk3 d15'. Text talk is allowed (brb, lol hru, etc) ONLY if they are text messaging someone.
oo2. Please comment on other entries. We're here to help each other. (This rule isn't really a requirement, but I'm adding it in.)
oo4. Not too much erotica. If you'd like to have a little, that's fine.
oo5. No longer than 2500 words, and no less than 300. A little over or under is fine, but not too much.
oo6. Give it your best shot. No one is perfect.
oo7. If you have a really well written pre-write, I might look into allowing, but for now, new writes, please.
oo8. Put the disorder you chose in your AN, and if you did any research on it, also tell me you did.
oo9. Have fun
About the Host
I'm pretty open to anything, so don't be afraid to talk to me. As far as writing goes, well, I write it all, actually.
raeee has run 2 contests since joining in 2012.
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I truly apologize that this took so long to judge, I've been busy like mad and I finally had a chance to really sit down and read them.
Congratulations to the winners! And great job to the other entrants. It truly was a hard decision, but I feel like these are the best.
- Dream. • New write, • commented Hunger is a beautiful thing. I dont know why many people look down upon it. Hunger sharpens y
H At Least I'm Safe Inside My Mind
- Jake Haynes • New write, • commented Johnny doesn't play with other children. / Johnny doesn't talk much. / Johnny is strange have
(CE) Green-eyed Monster
- Bunnie Rocque • New write, • commented I didn't know about brothers or sisters until I started kindergarten. My schoolmates often as
D The terror of tartan
- daftweejimmy • New write, • commented I look back now in a fragile way to my seventeenth birthday the day they said I was a danger
Blood, Light & Screams
- Ayy-Bee • New write, • commented Oh thank God! Oh! Katy! Somebody call the doctor! She's back! Katy's back. / I heard this str
L They'll call me Sir
- lokh • New write, • commented Dear Diary / I was called sir again today. / It was totally awesome! I cant cut my hair but i
Hunger is a beautiful thing. I dont know why many people look down upon it. Hunger sharpens your senses making everything even more precious than it already is. Its like being high without taking the drug without suffering the consequence. / Every brea
- At Least I'm Safe Inside My Mind
Johnny doesn't play with other children. / Johnny doesn't talk much. / Johnny is strange have you thought about seeing someone? / That's me. People think I'm stuck in this sort of delusional selfcreated world in which I only exist. Then again
- (CE) Green-eyed Monster
I didn't know about brothers or sisters until I started kindergarten. My schoolmates often asked if I was the oldest or if I was the youngest. After they explained further I was able to say I was the only one. Only a few liked their brothers and sisters
- The terror of tartan
I look back now in a fragile way to my seventeenth birthday the day they said I was a danger to myself and others and for this reason it was best if I were treated at an appropriate institution where they understand your needs and treatment. / The
- Blood, Light & Screams
Oh thank God! Oh! Katy! Somebody call the doctor! She's back! Katy's back. / I heard this strange woman shouting as she wiped her tears with a white cloth. I felt so weird so confused. I didn't understand where I was. / A hospital? I said weakly. / T
- They'll call me Sir
Dear Diary / I was called sir again today. / It was totally awesome! I cant cut my hair but if I tie it up and stuff it in a hat then its pretty much the same. My mom wont let me cut my hair because then Ill look too much like a boy. / Well that
To keep this contest judgement anonymous, please
read/comment on all entries at once.
S Mixed feelings
- simsrock101 • New write, • commented JENNA!I open my eyes Holy crap Jenna what in the worldare you doing?! I getup and calmly repl
I’m Normal or am I?
- Harsha Pattnaik • New write, • commented Im sitting in the back seat of the car my father is driving. He is listening to his favourite
- scarlettlovesrhett • New write, • commented Youve heard the sayingevery child should have a childhood. Full of love and thoughtfulness a