Embracing Existentialism: A short story contest  December 1, 2010 - December 31, 2010

Reading and Deliberating


For this contest I want you to create your own portrayal of any existentialist short story. In your adaption, include a paragraph at the beginning explaining which story you are portraying and a short summary of the plot and themes in the original. Then, at the end of your portrayal, include a small analysis of your piece, defending why you chose to write it the way in which you did. Also, try to connect your story to the ideas of existentialism.

Some examples of existentialist writers and short stories (but not limited to) include:

-"The Guest" by Albert Camus
-"The Wall" by Jean Paul Sartre
-"White Nights" by Fyodor Dostoyevsky
-"Saint Manuel the good, Martyr!" by Miguel de Unamuno
-"The Judgment" by Franz Kafka

and there are many, MANY more!!

if you have an idea for a short story of your own creation then feel free to message me with a basic plot line and I'll go over it and let you know when its been approved.



a in depth review by me sent to your email, along with with me with reviewing 5 of your pieces chosen by you


first place first place
second place second place
third place third place


cassandra violet
cassandra violet
boston, MA


3 Contestants
5 Submissions
Created Dec 2, 2010

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  • Any WritersCafe.org Member can Submit
  • Only Stories can be Submitted
  • All Genres of Writing can be Submitted
  • Each Contestant May Submit 3 Pieces of Writing
  • Writing may be submitted 12/1/2010 - 12/31/2010
  • Winners will be decided by the Moderator


cassandra violet is solely responsible for the content of this contest, including all promised prizes. Take any promises of large monetary awards with a grain of salt. Contact cassandra violet if you have any further questions.

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