This thread exists so that you, the participants of WOTM, can vote for what theme you'd like us, the WOTM staff, to use next contest. This way, we can only use themes that please as many WOTM participants as possible. The poll is multi-choice, so if you like more than one theme, you're welcome to say so. Also, themes that do not win this vote will likely be given another chance in future polls.
Explained: A story set in a notable period of history (Crusades, Renaissance, Great Depression, etc).
- One or more characters of the story are well-known historical figures.
- The protagonist is a civilian in a time or place of war.
- The story involves or focuses on a real event from history, either as it truly happened or as a fictional version of the event.
- The story involves a character traveling back in time to a historical period.
- The story is written in the form of diary or journal entries.
Explained: A story or poem where the main focus is deception, in any fashion.
- The story is told from multiple points of view.
- The story is not set in modern day.
- Some or all of the deceptions created by the protagonist and/or antagonist come true.
- No characters are injured or die in the story.
- The story includes self-inflicted deceptions; delusions.
Theme: Fairy Tale
Explained: Write a story based on a fairy tale.
- The story takes place in a modern setting.
- The story is told from the perspective of the traditional villain of the fairy tale.
- The story is written as though someone is telling the story to a child.
- The story uses elements from two or more fairy tales.
- The story provides an alternate ending to an existing fairy tale.
This thread will be left open, and for good reason! Please don't hesitate to comment on the themes themselves or general setup of this (still new, and subject to change) WOTM feature.
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