Friday, 14 March 2014

Hungry Elephants

Here's a short story competition with a £2,000 first prize. The theme is hunger or lack, but to get the top prize you'll need to connect that to the natural world.

Runners up are published without payment. I don't like that.

I like buns though and apparently so do elephants.

Do you like buns?

Do you think the link between my posts and photos is ridiculously tenuous or am I still getting away with it?

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  1. I suppose it's not too bad when a free competition publishes stories without payment, but I know what you mean. Particularly as they insist stories must be previously unpublished. Even a token $10 payment or something would have been better, considering the winner and runners-up share a total of $5000.

    I love the judge's name!

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    1. It is a great name, Dan.

      Yeah, a small payment for publication and a little less for the winner would seem fairer to me. Still, any kind of free competition with a good prize can't be all bad.

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  2. I don't like that either...
    And yes you are getting away with it. :-) Have a good weekend.

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    1. I'm planning to spend much of the weekend on my alloment, Maria. It's a good place for planning stories as well as growing dinner.

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  3. I do like buns Patsy - especially Hot Cross Buns though they are strictly forbidden! As long as people look at your posts I guess it matters not how tenuous some may think the link is...I would say you are definitely getting away with it...

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    1. What a shame you can't eat the buns, Prnelope - looks like I'll have to have your share.

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  4. Yes I think you're getting away with it - I do like buns, but I have to be in the right mood x

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    1. I don't think I've ever been in a no bun mood, Teresa.

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  5. Hot crossed elephant buns perhaps?
    Stretch the connection any way you like.

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    1. Those buns sound HUGE Alex. Where can I get some?

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  6. I love buns, especially hot cross buns. Why only at Easter though? I think it would have been better to share out the prize money more evenly. And yes Dan, I love the judge's name too!

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    1. Most shops consider 'only at Easter' to mean they can sell them from September to May, Maggie.

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  7. Love the links, Patsy - appeals to my way of thinking! - so yes, you're getting away with it. ;-)

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  8. You are on tenuous or envious ground, but I do like buns.

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  9. Bet those buns are no longer on your worktop!

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    1. You are correct, Wendy. I ate them (with help) before I finished writing the post.

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  10. Buns are a perfectly acceptable link. Are there any left? :D

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    1. There aren't, Carol. I'll have to re-supply.

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  11. Those buns look good but I'd rather have them without those black spots.
    Good luck with the competition, Patsy!

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    1. The black spots are lovely juicy raisins, Julia. Yum.

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  12. Hot cross buns! At least I think that's what they are. =) And I'll share a bun w/you anytime Patsy, lol! Actually, make that a pan of buns, b/c only getting to eat half of just one bun is depressing...

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    1. Half a bun wouldn't be enough, you're right - and right about them being hot cross buns.

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  13. I love hot cross buns .. but I'd rather be in Africa watching elephants in the bush .. Cheers Hilary

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    1. Or watching them while eating a bun? No, perhaps local fruit would be a better choice.

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  14. Hi Patsy,

    Been checking the writing competitions which you've added here, many thanks for sharing about them, for writing enthusiasts such information is quite useful and looks easy having all the info in one place :)

    By the way, I forgot to introduce myself, I am Charan (Sai is my family name), blogging is my hobby and I love writing poetry, short stories, articles, etc. At your leisure, please do consider this as an invitation and visit my blog, I write here --> http://beyond-barriers.blogspot.co.uk/

    Cheers,
    Charan :)

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    1. Thanks, Charan. I rgularly post about free to enter writing competitions - including poetry ones, so I hope you'll find some you can enter.

      ill take a look at your blog.

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  15. No, all photo's are great, you are definitely getting away with it for me Patsy. Oh, must get some buns.

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Thanks so much for commenting!