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"For sale: baby shoes, never worn."
-Ernest Hemingway

About the ContestErnest Hemingway was bet by his friends that he could not write a six word story.  This is what he came up with.  He was paid by his friends $10, we are offering SO MUCH MORE!

We judges are challenging you all to come up with a six word story as well, but since you wil be getting a lot more than Hemingway did, we also ask that you illustrate the story as well some how.

Now, these illustrations can be anything.  They can be photographs, vectors, paintings, sculptures, you name it.  There cannot be any extra words of any sort in the illustration itself unless they are the words of the story.  There must only be on illustration.

This is the perfect chance for you guys to show off your skills across different mediums.

How to DeviateThe contest entries should be submitted under literature.  You should click the "Add Text" button to put the six word story in.  For the illustration, once you have added the story a preview option shows up.  That is how you should put in the illustration, not in a separate deviation because this is supposed to be one complete work of art.  Make sure you note at least one of the judges, mode-de-vie and Death-By-Romance, a link to the deviation.  Please do not leave a comment with a link on our page or in the News article.

!Caution!  Many famous writers and other celebrities have tried to write these stories but most of the time they forget that it is supposed to be... well... a story.  Not everything has to be explicitly said in the story, and it might be interpreted in many different ways.  I interpret Hemingway's as a woman had a still born child therefore they sold the shoes.  It could be taken many different ways, but that is a full story, not just a simple statement.
!Caution!


Contest Starts Wednesday, June 5, 2008 12:00 AM (0:00)
Contest Ends Friday, July 4, 2008 11:59 PM (23:59)

Rules Quick List
     -Six word story (ONLY SIX, you will be disqualified if it's over... though we still may comment and fav)
     -One illustration
     -Same Deviation


Prizes!
First Place- A 3 Month Subscription, and a one month feature in both of the judges' journals.
Second Place- A one month feature in both judges' journals.


GOOD LUCK!!!!!
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:icondeath-by-romance:
Death-By-Romance Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
The contest is closed!
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:iconanimatorperson:
AnimatorPerson Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2008
when will it show the rezults?
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:iconpunkie-o:
Punkie-O Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2008
sounds amazin <3
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:icondeath-by-romance:
Death-By-Romance Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks a lot. Better get on it fast though. It is over in 3 days!
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:iconpunkie-o:
Punkie-O Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2008
yeah I already sent my entry to mode-de-vie :D
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:iconhorse-howling:
Horse-Howling Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2008
i wana enter but i dont know how :(
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:icondecembersdemon:
DecembersDemon Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2008
You send your entry to one of the judges.
Well, you send the deviation link to one of the judges. Hurry hurry though! Times running out!
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:iconhorse-howling:
Horse-Howling Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2008
OK thx XD
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:icondecembersdemon:
DecembersDemon Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2008
You are very welcome. :] Good Luck!
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:iconhorse-howling:
Horse-Howling Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2008
Thx XD
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:iconxcassedega:
xcassedega Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2008
does the illustration be orginal or cann we use another with permission?
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:icondeath-by-romance:
Death-By-Romance Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
Sorry for not checking this article as often as I should. We have newer ones up so I forget this one. It cannot be someone elses.-STeve
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:iconxcassedega:
xcassedega Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2008
its okay.
I took my own picture ^^
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:iconxcassedega:
xcassedega Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2008
wow. full of typos.
let me rephrase that.
does the illustration have to be original or can we use someone elses with permission and credit?
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:iconmackenzie001:
Mackenzie001 Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2008
I'll give it a shot.
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:iconmrgamer01:
MRGamer01 Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2008  Hobbyist Writer
Sounds like fun! I need to find spare time.
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:iconluthor112:
luthor112 Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2008
Maybe I'll submit a story.
It's a good chalelnge I think
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:icontennyomelime:
tennyomelime Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
Sounds like fun. I've been meaning to upload some writings to dA. :)

Oh and I interpret the Hemingway story the same way. When I first read it I laughed, but then after a few seconds the completeness of the story hit me and then I felt really sad. :(
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:icondeath-by-romance:
Death-By-Romance Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
I know... isn't that amazing. The extent of what is written in there... just six words... Amazing.
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:icontennyomelime:
tennyomelime Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
Yeah. When I finally figured out what it really meant I almost started to cry. :/
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:iconspriinkle:
Spriinkle Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2008   Digital Artist
it sounds fun ^^ I might gve it a shot lol.
but it's likely that i'll fail and give up quickly :paranoid: jk jk
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:iconcoldcity:
ColdCity Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2008
I like a nice challenge.
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:iconleo-garth:
Leo-Garth Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
Count me in!!!
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:iconamelia13274:
amelia13274 Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
how many entries are we allowed to submit?

this sounds like SOOOO much fun!
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:icondeath-by-romance:
Death-By-Romance Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
Just one. Sorry for not making that clear.-Steve
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:iconamelia13274:
amelia13274 Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
it's ok, thank you for clearing that up!
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:iconlady472:
lady472 Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2008  Hobbyist Writer
I definitely want to do this.
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:iconmpmg:
MPMG Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2008
Oh, lol, what about abbreviations? would "wtf" be one word or three?
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:icondeath-by-romance:
Death-By-Romance Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
contractions are 1 word abbreviations are multiple words. Sorry I hadn't checked this news article because we made an updated one!-Steve
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:iconmpmg:
MPMG Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2008
Sounds fun!
Would "You're" and stuff like that be counted as one word or two?
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:iconb-anonymous:
B-Anonymous Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2008   Photographer
After the contest is over...will all the entries be gathered in one place, so everyone can see who entered? I was just wondering
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:icondeath-by-romance:
Death-By-Romance Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
Of course they will. They will all be in one news article. Sorry I hadn't checked this news article because we made an updated one!-Steve
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B-Anonymous Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2008   Photographer
ok, I thought so...lol...but I just wanted to be sure. Thanks
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:iconlilxmisfitxgrl:
lilXmisfitXgrl Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
Can I use a photomanipulation?
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:icondeath-by-romance:
Death-By-Romance Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
Yes Definitely! Sorry I hadn't checked this news article because we made an updated one!-Steve
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:iconb-anonymous:
B-Anonymous Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2008   Photographer
This is so awesome! Don't know if I'm capable...but I'll try...
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:iconthe-dude257:
the-dude257 Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2008   Filmographer
fun fun. ill try : D
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:icondoomboy911:
doomboy911 Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2008  Student General Artist
i will enter
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:iconmew-mew-haraku:
Mew-Mew-Haraku Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2008
how do i submit to you? this is my first contest
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:iconfrozenklondyke:
FrozenKlondyke Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
Note *mode-de-vie or *Death-By-Romance with your entry.

Good luck. =]
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:iconmew-mew-haraku:
Mew-Mew-Haraku Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2008
thanx! i did
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:iconanimatorperson:
AnimatorPerson Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2008
ill try it!!!
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:icongooddevil1989:
GoodDevil1989 Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2008
This sounds like fun. I might have to try.
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:iconendless-void-of-love:
endless-void-of-love Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2008   Traditional Artist
i shall give it a go. :)
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:icondeath-by-romance:
Death-By-Romance Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
Hey Ally! Thanks a lot. I hadn't checked the comments on here in a while. I was hoping my friends on dA would see this and try. It's kind of hard to tell who are Sara's friends on here. But I'd love to see what you submit! Good Luck!-Steve
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endless-void-of-love Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2008   Traditional Artist
thanks! i'm excited! :) lol.
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:iconbluefairy-07:
BlueFairy-07 Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2008  Hobbyist Writer
Love this idea, would like to try for definite.. :D If I have time. I know that sounds stupid as it's only 6 words.. but gahh, a lot of thinking will prob go into it. :XD:
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:icondeath-by-romance:
Death-By-Romance Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
Good because I want a lot of thinking to go into it! That is how you make something great, spending time on it! I have been trying to think of one for a few days now. I have a pretty good idea, but I am having trouble finding a kid of the animation. I might have a pic though. We'll see!-Steve
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BlueFairy-07 Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2008  Hobbyist Writer
Yeah, that's true. I think I've got my story now, but I'm trying to see whether I could do better. Then I've still got to create the illustration to go with it.. It's definitely an interesting contest the two of you have created! :D

I'll look forward to what other people have written though as well! :D
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:iconkitsch-en:
kitsch-en Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2008   Photographer
It looks like this contest has become quite popular =D I can't wait to see the entries!
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