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The War of the Words!

Hello everyone and welcome to *dramatic music* the War of the Words!


Let me explain. 

The War of the Worlds is a creative writing/poetry competition split into different rounds. Each round has a unique, creative theme. 

ROUND ONE: Write a short story excluding one vowel (harder than it sounds). 

ROUND TWO: Create as many sentences as possible using the amount of letters in each word as digits in Pi. (3.1415926 might be "May I have a whole container of coffee?")

ROUND THREE: Create an acrostic poem with each letter of the alphabet. 

ROUND FOUR: Free writing (under 750 words) 

QUARTER FINAL: Free poetry 

SEMI FINAL: Free writing (under 750 words)



In each of the first three rounds, only the top five contestants will receive points depending on the position they came. This is not essential in your survival in the competition, though it will be added to your total score if you make it into the Grand Final. 

Anyway, in round four, the top 8 contestants move through to the Quarter Final. Please note that people who do not make it in will not have there scores announced because, lets face it, no-one wants to come last. If we have few entries, we may skip the quarter finals all together. 

The top four entries will then go through the the Semi finals, and so on. 

I will be the judge in this competition, though please note that this is just a bit of fun and should not start any arguments or conflicts. 

Okay, we will begin on the 15th and I'll cover the rounds in more detail later on. Please sign up below and enjoy! 


submitted by Coroline
(December 4, 2018 - 12:56 am)

Ahh, I'm joining! Sounds fun!

submitted by Neko Foxchord
(December 4, 2018 - 1:37 pm)
submitted by Neko Toppingtopper
(December 4, 2018 - 3:16 pm)

YES! I'm totally in! 

submitted by Secret
(December 4, 2018 - 3:54 pm)

This seems Fun! Don know what you mean in Round 2 though, could you elaborate a bit more, please?

submitted by Darkking, age Who knows?, A dimension.
(December 4, 2018 - 2:01 pm)

For the second challenge the digit of pi determines how long the next word in your sentence is. For example, if the digit is 3, the word has to be three letters long. So since the digits of pi are 3.14159... your sentence has to start with a three letter word, the a one letter word, then a four letter word, and so on. So your sentence could be:

Hey, I need a shirt.

3.    1   4   1   5

Your goal is to make the sentence as long as you can. 


I hope that helped, Darkking! 


submitted by CignusMoon, age 150 moons, The Story World
(December 7, 2018 - 3:47 pm)


submitted by Gracia
(December 4, 2018 - 2:15 pm)

This sounds fun! I'm totally joining!

submitted by Cassandra the First
(December 4, 2018 - 3:58 pm)

What a wonderful idea, Coroline! I'm definitely going to try to take part.

submitted by Micearenice
(December 4, 2018 - 4:00 pm)

This sounds fun! But be warned I do tend to uhh not meet deadlines alot so yea But I will try my best at this!

submitted by Moonlight
(December 4, 2018 - 4:25 pm)

I AM SO JOINING!!! My writing skills need to improve. XP

submitted by Soren Infinity, age 27 eons, BeaconTown
(December 4, 2018 - 6:13 pm)

Count me in! I don't like short stories but I do like poetry, so we'll see if I can manage this or not.

submitted by Leafpool
(December 4, 2018 - 6:56 pm)


submitted by Annabeth C
(December 5, 2018 - 12:12 am)

Wow, okay. I was totally not expecting this many people to sign up. I might shorten the deadline but we'll see how we go.

@Darkking, I'll explain in more detail when we get to it, but basically each word in the sentence has the same letters as digits in Pi. Do you know what Pi is? If not that is the perfect conversation for you and your math teacher.  

Anyway, Pi starts with the number 3. So your sentence might start with "May" or "Dog" or "Hat" or anything you can think of that's three letters. Next is 1, one letter, so your word might be "I" or "A". Then 4, and so on. 

If you still don't understand, I'm just terrible at explaining things. 

@Moonlight, That's okay. Don't feel stressed; if you can't make the deadline, it's no biggie. 

@Leafpool, short stories are really tricky but I believe in you! 

submitted by Coroline
(December 5, 2018 - 12:33 am)

Count me in!

submitted by LilyPad
(December 5, 2018 - 2:34 pm)

Oooooh, I get it! I just didn't see the connection at first, now I do though!

submitted by Darkking, age Who knows?, A dimension.
(December 5, 2018 - 2:38 pm)