Announcement: Story-in-the-Caricature – A Blog Carnival!

blog carnival story in the caricature

Announcing the Story-in-the-Caricature Story Writing Carnival – Last Date: July 31, Midnight.

Remember the story writing contest we had on this blog?

I learned something from it.

I learned that there are things in this world that can’t compete with one another. You can’t compare them and say that one’s better than another for the simple reason that they are different. Though every story is a story, yet every story is different from another story – and so to compare them on a given set of parameters is a huge error.

This of course doesn’t mean that a story may not be more “successful” than another. The success here is determined by those who read the stories – whether or not they choose to comment on them is a different matter. This is why, the rules for the “Tell the Story in the Caricature” have changed along with its name.

Now the rules are simpler, and I hope, more palatable. But before we read about the Rules and the Rewards, let us look at the caricature for the story:

Caricature, cartoon, portrait of a woman with a spade for Story in a Caricature Blog Carnival.

What's her Story?

The Four Rules:

1. Write a story, small or big, about this caricature (There’s no upper limit – you are welcome to write a thesis if you please:))

2. Publish the story on your blog, along with this caricature (A link to this blog would be appreciated, but it isn’t necessary.)

3. Leave the link to your post, as a comment to this post here.

4. The festival ends on Thursday Midnight Night (8th July, 2010 14th July, 2010 31st July, 2010) GMT.

The Three Rewards:

1. All the story links added until the last date, will be published on this blog on July 9th, 2010, along with the blog-address and a short-bio of the writer.

2. The blog addresses of the participating bloggers will find way into my “The Storytellers” blogroll.

3. We will also request all the story-writers to publish the links of other story-writers in a blog-post on their respective blogs. This will help the story writers find more readers – but of course, this would be voluntary.

An Important Note:

This blog has zero tolerance for pornography and abusive language and so any comment/story containing such material will not appear here.

Another Important Note:

All of us have stories to tell – we all are storytellers. However, some of us have discovered our storytelling abilities, others haven’t. Remember that all of us have an innate ability to express ourselves through the written word – but not all of us have discovered it yet.

Let us discover:-)

Let’s Party!

PS: The shortlink to this post is:

(Just in case:))


15 comments on “Announcement: Story-in-the-Caricature – A Blog Carnival!

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    • Thanks Viv.

      The Story is wonderful – but that’s usual:) I don’t know how you can present such an intriguing story in just four paragraphs!

      Pure Genius!


      • You are too kind, my dear.
        I was inspired by your very wonderful drawing; I just wrote what came from looking at that. My students were beavering away writing stories(based on a paragraph starter I gave them) and I thought I would write while they did. I’d love to have posted their stories too.
        Maybe you can let me have another picture to try on my next batch of students….that would be fun, and I could maybe transcribe the best of them??


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  4. Gee Shafali……I wonder where all the story tellers are ? Surely there are others who can see a story in yer caricature……..why that creature is frightenin’ ta say the least……someone should come along with a net ‘n snare ‘er…….so she doesn’t spread…..yes siree……

    Dewey Dewster here….


    • Don’t ask, Dewey.

      I don’t know what happened to them. I expected to hear from Vivienne Tuffnell and Lua Fowles, at least – and then there’s a new friend, the highly creative Barb Wire…They are all excellent storytellers.

      I think I’ll send them emails – It’s possible they’ve not discovered the carnival.

      PS: Oorvi was saying something…she wants to participate too…let’s hope she does.

      Love and treats,


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  6. Well Shafali,

    Bein’ the great reporter that I am, I have accepted the challenge of tellin’ a story about the caricature above. It took me some time ta get it all down but Gram helped me a bit so I could get it finished in time fer yer carnival. I hope I followed yer directions correctly and placed all the right links in the right places. Here’s mine……

    Hope ya enjoy my true story…..

    Dewey Dewster here……


    • Thanks Dewey:)

      Your story’s wonderful…the twist in the tail (tale?) was hilarious:) Glad you participated.



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