Me: *Runs onto the stage* "HEY GUYS!! SO SORRY that the winners of the November Art Challenge is not out yet! I PROMISE, they'll be out soon! Hopefully tonight! But I wanted to get this challenge out to you guys so you can get started! Skysun, can you bring me the challenge envelope?"
Skysun: *Trots onto the stage, an envelope in her mouth as she trots over to me proudly, depositing the envelope in my outstretched hands*
Me: "OK! So, this will be a little DIFFERENT than my other challenges! Instead of drawing a picture, you will be writing a SHORT STORY!! YEAHHHHH!!!!"
Skysun: "A short story? Any writing prompts?"
Me: *Shakes my head* "Nope! For my FIRST writing challenge I want to let my contestants run WILD with their imagination! But...I do have a FEW rules!"
Skysun: *Rolls her eyes* "Rules? Oh goody..."
Me: *Raises an eyebrow* "First...you sounded like Scar from The Lion King, secondly, YES, there are rules! I need to have SOME guidelines they need to follow!"
Skysun: "Well? WHAT are the rules?"
Me: "FINE, FINE!! First, it HAS to be Guardian Herd related! I feel like having them in the same universe MAY make it easier to judge! Secondly, it SHOULD be at least 500 words, about the size of my story parts, I can't REALLY see for sure if your stories have 500 words or more unless I either copy and paste it onto Word, or I count ever individual word of the story, which I DON'T think I'm gonna do, so this I'm going to trust you followed this rule (Also, this rule isn't CONCRETE, it CAN be a BIT lower than 500 words. I just want to make sure you make a well rounded short story! If you want, it could even be LONGER than 500 words! This isn't set in stone)! XD Thirdly, NOTHING INNAPROPRIATE! Fourth, HAVE FUN!"
Skysun: "Wow...that's a LOT of rules!!"
Me: "HEY! It's ONLY 4 RULES!"
Skysun: "Still a lot of rules..."
Me: "HEY! They are IMPORTANT rules!"
Skysun: *Rolls her eyes* "Yeah right!" *Flicks her tail in my face and trots off the stage*
Me: *Narrows eyes in anger* "HEY! Come BACK here!" *Races off after her*
Rainshine: "Well...HAVE FUN YOU GUYS!!"
(For those of you who may not have read through all the dialogue, here are the rules!
1: It should be Guardian Herd related. *It CAN be Riders of the Realm related too!* (I feel it will be easier to judge the stories if they're from the same universe, but I may change this rule if most of the contestants want me to!)
2: Your story SHOULD be at LEAST 500 words! (This isn't entirely concrete, it COULD be less then 500 words if absolutely necessary. I just want to make sure you have a well rounded story!!)
3: NOTHING INNAPROPRIATE!! (Not that I think this would be a problem, but I just wanted to put it out there!)
4: HAVE FUN!!!)
5 DEADLINE IS THE 11th of JANUARY 2021 AT 11:59 PM CST!!
DISCLAIMER: I WILL STILL BE ANNOUNCING THE NOVEMBER WINNERS TONIGHT OR TOMORROW!! I JUST WANTED TO GET THIS CHALLENGE OUT TO YOU GUYS SO YOU CAN START!! HAVE A GREAT TIME!