Write a short story related to the missing aircraft Malaysia Airlines Flight 370

Contest Brief

Write a short story with next requeriments:
- should follow guidelines of wikipedia's definition of "short story" https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Short_story
- max extension 3000 words. It must be something that you can narrate from start to end without boring or tiring your listeners
- the story must be related to the missing aircraft Malaysia Airlines Flight 370
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Malaysia_Airlines_Flight_370
- there is much info, posts, documentaries, theories, and much more about the mysterious disappearance. A detailed research is a requirement before start writing.
- must contain mix of suspense, folktale, legend and mythology genres
- it must sounds possible, even if it contains fantasy, science fiction, paranormal, etc. Like a myth or legend.
- H. P. Lovecraft short stories are a good reference of the type of story to write.
Also, some creepypasta stories could be also used as reference
Plus, check our past contests to see the winner story and what we expect.
- readers target: adolescents, young adults and any person 17 years and older that could understand english language
- should be narrable out loud
- no sexual content
- no abusive, obscene nor bad language
- no abbreviations
- no too specific country's words
- no grammatical, spelling, syntactic or semantic errors
- content related to love or romance should be minimal or zero

WARNING: entries with spam, copypaste from anywhere or not an original new story will be directly rejected and reported.

NOTICE: we will own the copyright of the winner story. The author's name will be included anywhere we use it.

After the contest' deadline, winner will be selected by originality and quality.

You have a month, be creative!

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Public Clarification Board

  • RhapsodeMonolith
    Contest Holder
    • 2 days ago

    And the winner is...
    Entry #12
    Malaysia Flight 370
    Vivek Malhotra

    Sorry about the delay, but the end of the year keep me very busy.
    Thank you to all the participants that competed honestly and written original stories.
    Be aware of our next contest! (I will post the link of the contest here)

    • 2 days ago
  • RhapsodeMonolith
    Contest Holder
    • 5 days ago

    Sorry for the delay.
    The next weekend (days 15~16) the winner will be announced.

    • 5 days ago
  • VivekMalhotra83
    VivekMalhotra83
    • 5 days ago

    Any word on how long it will be until a winner is decided?

    • 5 days ago
  • tahasyed1333
    tahasyed1333
    • 1 month ago

    When will the results be announced?

    • 1 month ago
    1. tahasyed1333
      tahasyed1333
      • 3 weeks ago

      How many days after the contest deadline? Just to be sure

      • 3 weeks ago
    2. RhapsodeMonolith
      Contest Holder
      • 3 weeks ago

      Usually we select a winner after one or two week.
      But, given that we are at the end of the year, it's going to probably take more time than usual.
      Also, this time we have more possible entries than usual :D
      The usual are bunch of entries with spam and text that can't be consider as a short story :(

      • 3 weeks ago
  • anjaneyk
    anjaneyk
    • 3 weeks ago

    Ah. Looks like I missed the deadline for this. Just saw this contest in my feed. Would have loved to write a story on this topic. So many possibilities.

    • 3 weeks ago
    1. RhapsodeMonolith
      Contest Holder
      • 3 weeks ago

      Try on our next contest. We'll post a new one soon.

      • 3 weeks ago
  • philipphenrikja
    philipphenrikja
    • 3 weeks ago

    - no grammatical, spelling, syntactic or semantic errors
    looks like no story will be rewarded ;)

    • 3 weeks ago
    1. RhapsodeMonolith
      Contest Holder
      • 3 weeks ago

      hahaha
      It's more an advice than a requirement ;)

      • 3 weeks ago
  • alvitrbd
    alvitrbd
    • 1 month ago

    Still working...will be done in a day, hopefully, God willing.

    • 1 month ago
  • alvitrbd
    alvitrbd
    • 1 month ago

    Working...

    • 1 month ago
  • francisTRP
    francisTRP
    • 1 month ago

    BTW everyone, please take note of https://www.freelancer.com/projects/articles/MALAYSIA-FLIGHT-CRASH-ARTICLE/details

    • 1 month ago
  • Niranjan1Praveen
    Niranjan1Praveen
    • 1 month ago

    Please check entry #16 . Hope you like this story.

    • 1 month ago
  • lohatisha755
    lohatisha755
    • 1 month ago

    Dear CH, Can I write a story.

    • 1 month ago
    1. RhapsodeMonolith
      Contest Holder
      • 1 month ago

      yes

      • 1 month ago
  • nitinjoshi79
    nitinjoshi79
    • 1 month ago

    I urge everyone (including the CH) to report #15. He copies and pastes all his entries from the internet. Like this one: https://www.forbes.com/sites/michaelgoldstein/2021/05/18/missing-aircraft-mysteries-from-flying-tiger-flight-739-to-malaysia-mh370-still-no-answers/?sh=1c248af762a6

    • 1 month ago
    1. nitinjoshi79
      nitinjoshi79
      • 1 month ago

      With his plagiarized work and complete disregard for other people's time, money, and effort, this spineless fellow has now won three contests too. He deserves to be reported and banned for spreading this filth in all these contests.

      • 1 month ago
    2. RhapsodeMonolith
      Contest Holder
      • 1 month ago

      ok. I'll check it. ty.

      • 1 month ago
  • Niranjan1Praveen
    Niranjan1Praveen
    • 1 month ago

    Dear CH, can this story be a third person story. Like someone(a character of choice) may be narrating the story of what happened in his life or something similar like that. Please let me know if I can work on this or I should write a normal one.

    • 1 month ago
    1. RhapsodeMonolith
      Contest Holder
      • 1 month ago

      yes, no problem with that.

      • 1 month ago
  • tahasyed1333
    tahasyed1333
    • 1 month ago

    Do we have to create a story of our own of what exactly happened? Like to narrate one of our own conspiracy theories? Or we just have to write a story according to the facts available ? Also can we submit more than 1 enteries?

    • 1 month ago
    1. RhapsodeMonolith
      Contest Holder
      • 1 month ago

      > Like to narrate one of our own conspiracy theories?
      yes. Read the requeriments.

      > Like to narrate one of our own conspiracy theories?
      yes. np.

      • 1 month ago
  • YVDX
    YVDX
    • 1 month ago

    Hola! Muy interesante el tema del concurso. Existe la posibilidad de sellarlo? De esta manera ayuda a proteger los trabajos desde que son publicados en la plataforma. Cuando habla de un máximo de 3000 palabras, cuánto sería el mínimo? Gracias por su atención. Saludos!

    • 1 month ago
    1. RhapsodeMonolith
      Contest Holder
      • 1 month ago

      Leonardo: sorry. But you could post your entry near the end of the contest if you want, so no one could use your ideas.
      The winner will be selected after the deadline.

      Safwan: I'll rate or reject (or report) the entries when I have the time. Sorry.

      Philipp: I'm going to add the links of the pasts contents soon. About the other thing you mention: exactly. Thats what usually happens...

      • 1 month ago
    2. YVDX
      YVDX
      • 1 month ago

      I understand. Many thanks for your feedback.

      • 1 month ago
  • tamzey
    tamzey
    • 1 month ago

    where can the past winning stories be found?

    • 1 month ago
    1. RhapsodeMonolith
      Contest Holder
      • 1 month ago

      ok leonardo. Thanks. I'll do soon.

      • 1 month ago
    2. YVDX
      YVDX
      • 1 month ago

      Thank you! I'll check them out.

      • 1 month ago
  • RhapsodeMonolith
    Contest Holder
    • 1 month ago

    Past contests:
    - https://www.freelancer.com/contest/Write-a-short-suspense-story-set-at-the-end-of-WW-1893589?w=f&ngsw-bypass=
    - https://www.freelancer.com/contest/Write-a-short-story-set-at-the-years-of-the-Black-Death-pandemic-1930367
    - https://www.freelancer.com/contest/Write-a-short-story-related-to-the-destruction-of-the-Ancient-Library-of-Alexandria-1985317/details

    • 1 month ago
  • SeriousSafwan
    SeriousSafwan
    • 1 month ago

    #increaseprize

    • 1 month ago
  • TaillessDragon
    TaillessDragon
    • 1 month ago

    Really enjoying doing the research for this piece and can't wait to get lost in writing it!

    • 1 month ago
  • alvitrbd
    alvitrbd
    • 1 month ago

    Working... #sealed #sealed #increaseprize #increaseprize

    • 1 month ago
  • SeriousSafwan
    SeriousSafwan
    • 1 month ago

    #increaseprize

    • 1 month ago
  • antormondol78
    antormondol78
    • 1 month ago

    I have ten year's experience about that. Please wait.. I will your work

    • 1 month ago
  • Samanta24
    Samanta24
    • 1 month ago

    Hello there! I'm an author. I'm working on cooking up a thrilling story based on your description. Kindly wait :) if you want to add anything, do let me know with a text

    • 1 month ago

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