Thursday, January 19, 2012

Tell a Tale contest


Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!

I had a great time hosting the contest. Thanking everyone for their spirited participation. It was indeed a nice experience reading so many different versions to the start of a storyline.

I hope, each of you had a memorable time participating and writing your own beautiful ends! I believe it was the first time for many of you and you enjoyed the whole event. I felt overwhelmed when many of you wrote to me saying you enjoyed, just the aspect of writing into a contest - that was the intention behind this idea; to provide an opportunity to write & meet new bloggers and cherish the experience.

I am sure we have already learnt a few new things in this exercise. I truly believe, Learning is the reward of Participation.

I know, you have been reading this to know when the results would be out and am beating with my words!

The judging process is going to be another rewarding experience; with so many entries and each so unique, i have a task on hand.

Results would be announced on 6th February 2012.

The list of entries are:

1. Arun
2. Asif
3. Hariharan Valady
4. Bhagyareema
5. Deva
6. Engram
7. SRS
8. Vijay Shenoy
9. Sancheeta Biswas
10. Krishnan

Thank you once again! In the meanwhile, Please read the stories written by other contestants and share your views.


I am announcing a contest for bloggers to participate and enjoy! The main reason behind the contest is to build camaraderie, instigate a spark and learn through contesting.

I feel every time i am in a contest i learn from it and become a better person, be it a Toastmasters contest or Blogger contest! Hence, decided to be the host :-)

Here you go! I have written the beginning of a story and i would want the contestants to complete it! Sounds simple, isn't it?

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“Coffeeee!! Teaa!!”
“Coffeeee!! Teaa!!”
The vendor called out as he passed the coupe.
The baby fell on its knee trying to walk across to his mother.
The mother ran to pick up the child and is busy placating him.
Ravishing young lady sat across him checking her flock of hair in the mirror of her mini clutch bag.
The chatter from the group of young boys engrossed in a card game relayed from above.
The train had halted at Varnasi for 15 mins. He hadn’t moved or uttered a word from the time he got on.
The newspaper covered Sanjay’s face; his eyes peered through his bi-focal spectacles and his hair rested neatly combed sideways.
A pencil in his hand was losing his grip.

Some rules don't do any harm ;-)

1. Contestants should complete this story in 750-800 words(Excluding my start).
2. Contestants should tag two(minimum) other bloggers to participate in the contest.
3. Contestants should leave their suggestions/appreciations on fellow contestants post
4. Contestants should tag this post while making an entry to the contest.
    Create a new post in your blog, link it here and leave a comment for me to know!
5. Contestants will be judged on
   a. Creativity
   b. Originality/ Fresh thoughts
   c. Climax of the story
   d. Good written English
   e. Message of the story

Are you ready to contest? Contest closes on 31st January 2012. Rush in your entries; Let us have some fun & learning by reading, reviewing and rewarding the blogger community!

Looking forward to your lively participation :-D

My Tags:

Krishnan Chidambaram
Anand Narayanan


Kapil Sharma said...

Interesting beginning :)

Deepak Karthik said...

Damn interesting and thanks for sharing !
will give my best and i am IN :)
how to send or submit ??

Divya said...

Thanks! I hope you are participating :)

Divya said...

You need to publish it as a post in your blog and leave a comment here for me to know!

Check the rules once and let me know if you need any clarification. I am looking forward to your entry.

Unknown said...

I'm new to vigorous blogging. Will try to tag two ppl. But can't be sure if they'd hop on. I'll finish my story anyway.

Deepak Karthik said...

okies got it !! asap !

Divya said...

Thanks Arun! You just need to tag 2 people. It doesn't matter if they participate or not.

As long as you try ;-) am ok!

Unknown said...

ha :) now you are talking. Ok i'll do an honest try.

Unknown said...

Great Start for the tale! Will give it a good try :-)

Divya said...

Thanks! Looking forward to your entry :-)

Hariharan Valady said...

Interesting! You are leaving so many threads to follow.

Divya said...

:-) I hope to see an entry from you!

Hariharan Valady said...

Will try my best; but I'm scared.

Unknown said...

Hey checkout
My entry

My nominations

Divya said...

:-) Scared?! A writer like you can't be scared.

Divya said...

Thanks :-) I will read it soon.

Unknown said...

Interesting plot, I want to participate but nervous.

Divya said...

Please do :) am waiting for your entry!

Asif said...


Checkout my entry.

Regarding nominations, the only other blogger who I interact with is Mr. Arun, who nominated me, I can't nominate him back. Can I ? :)

Anyways i will try to get some tomorrow.


Hariharan Valady said...

This is my entry.

vinay said...

Count me in.

Divya said...

Thanks for your participation :-) Try your best with the nominations!

Divya said...

Thanks for your entry :-) Am glad you scarred your scared feeling away!

Divya said...

Sure. Thanks! It would be nice to have an entry from you.

Prabhavathi said...

Hey that sounds interesting and thanks for sharing !
will give my best and i am IN...

Divya said...

On behalf of Bhagyareema,

Her entry to the contest,

Divya said...

Thanks, looking forward to your participation :)

deVa said...

Hey Divya,
Nice beginning for the story. Sounds interesting :)

Divya said...

Thank you! Would you be participating?

deVa said...

I don't know divya, I haven't participated in such competitions till now. Will the number of comments and all matter? Could the story be of any ending and genre from there on? If i write, i will let you know ok?

deVa said...

Hey Divya,
Here is mine. It would be great if you can read and tell me how you felt about the post :) It's my first time in a competition.

same with you guys, please give me your feedback.

Divya said...

wow, that was quick! Thank you. Sure, will read and share my views.

The no of comments don't matter. All the best.

Engrams said...

Hello Divya here is my story and this is the first ever attempt by me. Thanks to Deva who tagged me in his Tale.
I hope that the story is plausible !!! You are doing a great job keep it up.

Divya said...

Thank you :-) Nice meeting you here.

deVa said...

Hey Divya,
One funny thought just struck me :)
Why would a vendor call "Coffee", "tea" at the same time?
Was he carrying both ? :D

SR said...

Hi Divya, I was tagged by a fellow blogger to participate in this contest. This is the first time I have participated in a contest and it was fun. It was also good to stumble upon your interesting blog here. Here is the link to my entry:


Vijay Shenoy said...

Hi Divya,

Kudos to you for initiating this contest and thanks to my fellow blogger Shweta who tagged me to participate in this fun affair!

Please find below the link to my entry:

Have tagged a couple of interesting bloggers I know in my post.

Vijay Shenoy

Unknown said...

Can;t wait for the results...

Divya said...

I did think of it too after writing ;-) Let's keep it this way the vendor was selling both! :-) or it was a call from 2 different vendors..Lol.

Divya said...

Thank you so much :-)

Divya said...

Thank you for participating in the contest. Nice meeting you here :-)

Divya said...

Haha..contest ends today and i might take a few days to read thru the stories all over again. you got to wait a while ;-)

fantasy in practicality said...

Hi Divya,

this is the first time visit to your blog. thanks to Vijay who tagged me for this contest. i am privileged to participate. First attempt to write a story is not less than any adventurous journey.

given below is given the link to my entry

Sancheeta Biswas

Divya said...

Thank you :-) I know, it is nice to write and be read! Good to meet you here!

Divya said...

On Behalf of Krishnan

Hi Divya,

My link for the contest!!

Bhagyashree said...

Oh yes it was enjoyable. It was a challenge indeed to see further from what u had started. it was fun :)

banti said...

Nice blog sharing information

Divya said...

@ Bhagyashree My Pleasure :)
@ Banti - Thank you :)

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