Hold My Attention  August 6, 2013 - August 23, 2013

Reading and Deliberating


I am a very tough reader.

Forget plot, characters, whatever. If I read the first paragraph of a story and think the writing style's not up to par, I won't continue. It's not a matter of judgment, I just find it quite difficult to get into stories if the grammar and sentence structure and technical things aren't as good as I like, even if their actual content is brilliant. For this reason, I find it tiresome to browse sometimes when I open story after story that I give up after a few sentences.

So, I challenge you now. Send in your best stories, but I can only guarantee that I will read the first few sentences. Winners will be judged firstly to those that draw me in until the end, then secondly to how good the story itself is. Enter as many as you like (or as many as the site will allow you) and as long as you like--but remember that numbers and length won't make much difference if you don't keep me reading.

Can you hold my attention?


Detailed review on the winners, probably a friend request


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Treo LeGigeo
Treo LeGigeo
Sydney, NSW, Australia


58 Contestants
132 Submissions
Created Aug 7, 2013

Submit Submit Writing


  • Any WritersCafe.org Member can Submit
  • Only Stories can be Submitted
  • All Genres of Writing can be Submitted
  • Each Contestant May Submit 9 Pieces of Writing
  • Writing may be submitted 8/6/2013 - 8/23/2013
  • Winners will be decided by the Moderator


Treo LeGigeo 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 Treo LeGigeo if you have any further questions.