Monthly SimLit Short Story Challenge: April 2022 Theme, Submissions & Reader’s Choice

❤ April marks the 3rd anniversary of MSSSC.

Thank you all who support this blog by submitting and reading stories.

Together we can keep this oft-neglected creative community active, growing, and vibrant!

Well done!

You make it all worthwhile, my friends!

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Please note – a little info to get you started:

This blog is updated in 3 parts:

Part 1 of this blog will present the current monthly theme, banner links, and challenge specifics for the current month.

Part 2 after the close of the monthly challenge this blog will be updated to add links to that month’s submissions and a link to vote in each category (veteran or novice) will be provided.

Part 3 After the vote closes an update to this blog post will be made to announce the top three Reader’s Choice in each category.

The current part of each month’s challenge blog will be at the top of the blog.



****If you are brand new to this challenge click here for info on starting and posting:

Monthly SimLit Short Story Challenge – Announcement & Info

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Part 3

April 2022 Readers’ Choice Update

Veterans:

Top three Readers’ Choice:

Farce Behind the Facade

MSSSC: Just Sit

MSSSC: Boutique of Dreams

Novice:

Top Readers’ Choice:

Dinner for Fools

MSSSC: Double Faces

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Part 2

April 2022 Submissions & Vote

Veteran Submissions:

Mimi the Clown – coulrophobia

Farce Behind the Facade

MSSSC: Just Sit

MSSSC: Boutique of Dreams

Novice Submissions:

Dinner for Fools

MSSSC: Double Faces

Please be kind and read all of the entries before you make your vote;

Please remember to pick your 3 favorites in the poll.

The vote closes on 13 May 2022 @ Midnight PST

*Veteran Vote Link*

*Novice Vote Link* No Novice vote this month

Thank you for your support ❤

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Part 1

New theme for April 2022:

A huge TY to my Twitter pals, Tuittu The Murkpunker, Briarpatchdude, RavenAngel888, and Maoubhao, for this month’s theme. Another fun one with lots of places to go!

We did have one special request from Tazreen Tasnim for a Vlad Daddy story. I think he def can fit the bill for this theme.

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Challenge specifics for April 2022

WORD  COUNT:

Up to 600 max

SCREENSHOT REQUIREMENT:

min 3 to max 20

DEADLINE:

30 April 2022 @ Midnight PST

TO ENTER:

Post your story on your blog AND give me a link in the MSSSC Forum:

(If you are new to the forum and cannot post a link yet let me know and I will help.)

Monthly Simlit Short Story Challenge – forum thread link

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April 2022 participant banners

Select the banner you feel best represents you.

Submit in one of two categories:

Novice – blogging for a year or less

Veteran – blogging for more than a year and/or more experienced writer

Get your banner here:

(Dropbox Link)

Place whichever banner you choose at the beginning of your blog to indicate which branch of the challenge you are submitting to (Novice or Veteran).

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MSSSC Table of contents



5 thoughts on “Monthly SimLit Short Story Challenge: April 2022 Theme, Submissions & Reader’s Choice

  1. Gosh, I didn’t realize how long this challenge has been going on, but that is awesome! Congrats. Kuddos to you for all the hard work, time, and energy you put into this. I’ve sorely missed participating. RL threw me some pretty nasty curves that made my 2021 be the worst year I’d ever had. This year is MUCH better though, thank goodness. Plus, I got super disgusted with the forums a couple years ago and simply didn’t want anything to do with them. But I do want to get back into participating in this challenge, at least, so I’ll see what my muse has to offer for April.

    Good luck to everyone and can’t wait to read your entries. 🙂

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