Your protagonist goes about life as usual until one day, they meet a very unusual character. At first, things seem normal, then their life changes. Write a story with this as the central idea.

Keep this in mind: The introduction of the unusual character should happen in the first act.

Examples: Your Character meets a ghost (Sixth Sense), a kidnapper (Saw), God himself (Bruce Almighty), etc. Only your imagination is your limit.

–> Only registered teams (Before 4th June 11.59 PM) are eligible for competition, the rest of the entries will be considered as guests.


Artales-21 Event Rules and Guidelines

  1. Word limit: Minimum 2000 and maximum 3000 words.
    –>Please note that Endnotes/footnotes in entries will be excluded from Word count only when they stand independent of the story and act as a reference.
    Examples for Endnotes that will NOT be included in word count:
    Glossary, Credits, Reference links.
    Examples for Endnotes that WILL be included in word count:
    Epilogue, Author Notes (If the story depends on it for clarification), PostScript
  2. 1 entry per team. No previously published writings. 
  3. You are expected to post your entries on the ArtoonsInn Writers Room website | Sign up on the website in case you haven’t already, to submit your writing. Ensure you check relevant categories (Genre/Theme) that your story is most relevant to while submitting. Any one team member can upload on his/her user ID. However, add both the writer’s name in the beginning.
  4. Upload a non-copyrighted cover picture along with your writing (Refer Make sure to add photographer credits at the bottom of your writing.
  5. Share the link to your story, once it is approved, in the ArtoonsInn Writers Room Facebook group with your post description and hashtags #ArtoonsInnWritersRoom #Artales-21.
  6. Submissions deadline: 22nd June 2021 at midnight IST. Entries submitted after the deadline will be considered as Guest entries. Winner/s will be announced on Recognition Day, 30th June 2021 on
  7. In case of any issues with your partners, please reach out to us.
  8. We are bringing Reader ratings back to Artales-21. This means your reviews/ratings are very very important. 20% weightage will be given to reader ratings. Share a review and rate a story on a scale of 1-10.
  9. Individually 75% rulfy status is mandatory. Example: If there are 20 stories. Any participant has to read and rulfy at least 15 stories.
  10. For the team, 100% Rulfy status is mandatory. Example: If there are 20 stories, at least one writer from each team has to read and rate all 19 stories (apart from their own).
  11. Take care of your Mental Health as much as you do of your Physical Health.
  12. Enjoy writing/reading Artales-21!

Follow ArtoonsInn Rulfy for reviews.

Disclaimer: Your stories may be subjected to receive serious criticism.

  • It is suggested that if you wish to see honest reviews on your story, you write honest reviews for other participants as well. ArtoonsInn encourages participants who support, encourage, and communicate with others in a diplomatic manner.
  • Stories written prior to the event or works previously published on any online or offline platforms are neither considered competing nor encouraged.
  • Participants found guilty of plagiarism will be removed from ArtoonsInn.


Event Sponsored by Mr. Beetashok Chatterjee, Bestselling Author of Driftwood.

Prompt by Mallika Verma.
Event Organizers: Shankar, RN, Mallika and Sarves

Photo by ?ahin Sezer Dinçer on Unsplash


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