Artales-27 | The Time Machine

Imagine you have discovered a time machine that grants you the ability to travel to any point of time in the past or future, but you can use it only for 24 hours.

01 Word Limit: 2000-3000 words

Any endnotes will be excluded from the word count only when they stand independent of the story.

Examples of endnotes that will not be included in word count:
Glossary, Credits, Reference links.

Examples of endnotes that will be included in word count:
Epilogue, Author Notes (If the story depends on it for clarification), PostScript

02 One Entry Per Person

Only one entry is allowed. Entries should not be edited until the Recognition Day of the month i.e., the last day of the month. Entries must be original and should not have been published before. Entries from writers below the age of 16 are not accepted.

03 Where And How To Submit

You are expected to post your entry on this website | Sign up on the website in case you haven’t already and click on the ‘publish’ button to submit your writing. Ensure you check the categories (Genre/Theme) that your story is most relevant to while submitting. If you come across any technical issues, feel free to get in touch with the team at ArtoonsInn Geeks Room via WhatsApp: +91 9059811895

Upload a non-copyrighted cover/featured picture(thumbnail) along with your writing. Refer to Make sure to add photographer credits at the bottom of your writing.

ArtoonsInn Watchers will approve the entry on the website within 1 to 12 hours. Once the writing is approved on the website, share the link to the story in the Writers Room Facebook group using the hashtags #ArtoonsInn #TitleOfTheEvent

Alternatively, if your website is hosted by ArtoonsInn Geeks Room, you can publish your story on your own website and post the link to it directly in the Writers Room Facebook group as your entry. If you don’t have a website, we strongly recommend having a blog or website as a writer with publishing goals. ArtoonsInn Geeks Room can help with website design, guidance, hosting, and management. Contact them on WhatsApp: +91 90598 11 895

04 Deadline

Share your story in the Writers Room Facebook group before 18:00 IST on June 18th. Anything shared after the deadline will be considered a guest entry.

05 AI Content

ArtoonsInn encourages fair competition when it comes to choosing the winners. Participants found guilty of using any AI tools to write stories will be banned from the ArtoonsInn community without any prior notice.

06 Keep It Green

Keep it Green, or go to the Green Room.

We encourage everyone in the community to create a friendly environment for each other. Anyone found otherwise may get an invitation to the Green Room.

We would tell you what happens in the Green Room, but whatever happens in the Green Room stays in the Green Room. Tip from those who visited the Green Room: Do not dare to go in there!

07 Prizes

Winners and Runner-ups (if applicable) will be announced on the Recognition Day which is celebrated on the last day of every month. They get

a. Winner gets 2 books delivered to their address(Indian).
b. 1 book for runner-up’s address.
c. Winner/Runner-up Certificate.
d. Participation certificates for all participants.

08 Enjoy Writing


Prompt by Mithru Rachamalla
Event organized by Mithru Rachamalla, Shankar Hosagoudar, and Ranjit Narayanan


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