"There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside of you."
- Maya Angelou

Message to Readers

Hey, sorry I've been gone for a while. I thought that I might as well keep going with this contest, as a few of you have worked hard to enter. The DEADLINE is Aug. 26th, so that gives a bit of time to write down those amazing ideas. Thank you! :)

Contest open to everyone, not just Cues&Contests members, though it is encouraged you join. Thank you for coming :)

Welcome, One and All... CONTEST!!! #Ashes

August 26, 2019


Welcome to the first ever "Welcome to Cues&Contests" contest!!! This contest is open to everyone and anyone who's feeling up to the challenge! This account was just created and is run by another WtW member. If you would like to be a part of Cues&Contest, please read the first published piece, "ABOUT Cues&Contest... CALLING ALL WRITERS!!!" Even though you are encouraged, however, you are not required to join the account to take part in the contest. Okay, now that we're on with the formalities, without further ado... WELCOME ONE AND ALL!!  :DD
Don't forget, keep writing and make it happen!!

THEME: "Out of the ashes, arouse a hero."
I'll let you work with it. Be creative! ;)

STYLE: Poetry, Action, Fantasy, Comedy, whatever you wish! The theme is not required to be in the actual piece, but do incorporate it as best you can and use your imagination to the fullest! 

LIMIT: MAX 1500 words (No minimum)

DUE: June 23th 
Please add #Ashes to your piece and put it in the comments along with the link, it will make things a million times easier :)
There will also be no reviews or comments on the pieces, just a heads up. 

- You may only have one submission
- Looking for creativity, uniqueness, and originality!
- Please keep the language to a minimum
- Besides that, and as I will continue to say, BE CREATIVE!! Dig deep into your writing minds and come up with something powerful, something capturing, something inspiring. And most important of all, have fun! <3

1st Place: 5 reviews of your choice and a shout-out
2nd Place: 3 reviews of your choice and a shout-out
3rd Place: 2 reviews of your choice and a shout-out

There may be more than one winner for each place, depending on the entries I get. 

That's all, folks! If you have any questions, feel free to ask in the comments. 
Keep writing and make it happen! <3

- Cues&Contests



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  • Cues&Contests

    Thank you for all the entries, up until this comment they are all officially entered. This contest is now closed.

    over 1 year ago
  • timtam.9
    I don’t know if we’re still allowed to enter, but I felt inspired by this prompt and wanted to write a piece regardless. Here it is.

    over 1 year ago
  • Anha

    last minute submission because i just saw you extended the due date.

    over 1 year ago
  • BurningMidnightOil

    Here’s my entry:

    Thanks, @Cues&Contests for hosting his competition:)

    over 1 year ago
  • Aurora Borealis_03
    My entry!

    over 1 year ago
  • AJ - Izzy

    Hello, here's mine!

    over 1 year ago
  • Cues&Contests

    @weirdo, that's perfectly fine, thanks anyways!
    @parachutes, the due date is August 26th, since I was away for a bit and forgot to change the date.

    over 1 year ago
  • jaii

    my writing has bern really bleh lately so i can’t do this. not by the due date at least

    @parachutes look at the message to readers

    over 1 year ago
  • sunset_silhouette

    Awesome! I'll enter my poem right now... :P
    Here it is! Thanks so much for this fantastical prompt!! :)

    over 1 year ago
  • Cues&Contests

    @Lovegood_24, the due date is June 23rd

    over 1 year ago
  • Lovegood_24

    Awesome contest I will try to enter. What’s the due date? Thanks!

    over 1 year ago
  • AJ - Izzy

    Wowza, this is cool! I'll try, I might not be able to cause, hehe, school right? Super excited about this group though, keep it up! :DD

    over 1 year ago
  • pencils.and.paper.roses

    Holy whoa, that's a fantastic prompt!! I'll totally be entering this! :DD

    over 1 year ago
  • LittleWolf

    Here is my piece Soltuunli #Ashes:

    over 1 year ago
  • jaii

    ok thx

    over 1 year ago
  • r|A|i|N

    if there isn’t a subject to the sentence, the verb must be passive instead of active. “arouse” isn’t passive; therefore it doesn’t make grammatical sense. if you replace with “was aroused”, the passive is used and the sentence is correct. i think you meant “arose”.
    sorry i keep correcting you; i’m weirdly defensive of good grammar?? more my fault than yours.

    over 1 year ago
  • Cues&Contests

    @weirdo, the line does not have to be in your piece. It can be if you'd like, but it can also just be a theme for you to base your writing off.
    @r|A|i|N|, the meaning of arouse was meant to be evoke or awaken, but if you'd like to use your connotation of it, of course you may :)

    over 1 year ago
  • r|A|i|N

    i would join but i think you might have some grammatical errors in the theme. the word “arouse” meets to evoke or awaken; “arose” is the passive past form of “rise”; i think you’re looking for “arose”. there also doesn’t need to be a comma because “out of the ashes” doesn’t require a pause. if i do enter, is it okay if i correct the sentence?

    over 1 year ago
  • Harlow

    Hi. I’m an okay writer and an okay person. I hope this is an okay poem :)

    over 1 year ago
  • jaii

    must it include that exact line?

    over 1 year ago