Hey everyone, welcome to Monthly SimLits - a short story competition! One which involves, coincidentally, writing short stories to the theme that is announced each month. This has been running since August 2015 and has always been hosted by the lovely @Carewren123 , but sadly, she had to give up due to RL. So she passed on the hosting to @Pegasus143 and @SilentWolf101 .
To see the August 2015 - October 2016 submissions and read the entries from those months, go to Carewren's original thread or click here.
New "theme" is announced on the 1st of every month.
Submissions must be in the form of a "short story".
You have the whole month to write and submit your short story.
Entries can be anywhere from 500-1500 words and contain anywhere from 1- 12 Sims-game screenshots. You can use a mix of Sims pictures and non-sims pictures, but you must use at least one picture you take in one of the Sims games. (Check the 2nd post - The post with the current theme - For any special rules/exceptions each month)
You can write your submission on your blog or on a forum thread.
To enter just post a message with a link to your submission for that month.
You can use any Sims from any and all Sims games for these challenges even if you already use them in another story.
At the end of the month we will all vote to pick a winner for that month. Voting will be open for 4-5 days after the end of each month. (The link to vote will be posted each time.)
You may write more than one story each month, but you must select only one for submission into the challenge. If you do write more than one, then the one(s) you don't pick for the competition can be entered into the Just For Fun section.
Please do not solicit votes.
If you participate in a challenge, feel free to display the banner below in your forum signature, blog, or wherever you want!