A lot of contests have been circulating Discussions. Most of them are XP contests, but let's face it. Most people don't have enough time to get a ton of XP, and who doesn't want to compete in a contest?

I'll get to the point. Sorry, I am pretty talkative.I'M HOSTING MY FIRST CONTEST!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Reward: 1) 30 lingots, 2) A mention on my profile (telling people to check out your profile and follow you), and 3) An announcement in Discussions AND Tinycards.

The contest is to to write a story in your best language (if it's in your native language you are disqualified) that's in between 3 and 15 sentences long, and includes at least one adjective per 2 sentences.

Due date: January 10th, 2018 postponed. (I will need some time to decide, but the winner will be posted on this page).


-Enter a story in your native language.

-Use inappropriate content.

-Use religious content (Mentions to holidays are accepted, especially because of upcoming Yuletide-- Christmas time, Hanukkah, and Kwanzaa, etc.).

-Enter multiple stories.



Okay. Decision made. I did not get NEARLY as many people as I thought I would, but may I announce Sky as our winner!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

December 13, 2017


[deactivated user]

    Ooh, I would like to join! One question though, how do I submit my story?

    December 13, 2017

    Just comment it under...

    December 13, 2017


    December 13, 2017

    [deactivated user]

      Thank you!

      December 14, 2017

      [deactivated user]

        The language is Indonesian.

        Suatu pagi, Sasha kecil tidak mau bangun. Dia tinggal di tempat tidur dan memutar selimutnya di atas kepalanya, mengabaikan tugasnya.

        "Bangun!" Saudari Sasha berteriak di kamarnya.

        "Tidak!" Sasha menanggapi.

        Saudari Sasha memasuki kamar tidur dan menjerit di bagian atas paru-parunya, "Bangun atau mandi!"

        Sasha segera berdiri dan mulai melakukan tugasnya. Dia benci mandi.

        January 6, 2018

        [deactivated user]

          Bahasa Indonesia doesn't use tenses and words like "to" like English does, so you might have a hard time translating it.

          January 6, 2018

          Thanks for the heads up. I think I can do it tho.

          January 6, 2018

          Yay! This is hilarious!

          January 8, 2018

          COMMENT YOUR ENTRIES HERE! [please include what language it is so that i can translate it]

          December 13, 2017

          I love your idea. I'm in. My native lang is English. I'll be writing in Spanish.

          December 13, 2017

          awesome... i can kind of understand spanish, this might help me!

          December 13, 2017

          Since English is not my native language, as well as arguably my best one, and I couldn't think of anything to write, my short story will be about writing a comment in English.

          Dabbling through Duolingo's discussion tab is an intriguing educational digression that I most often recognize as pure intelectual indulgence. Not that there can't be any knowledge gathered from a colective learning environment, just that sometimes I could really be doing some good old tree gilding instead. Today was one of the days when a simple and seemingly meaningless act reveals you a brave new opportunity to really do something with it. Upon opening this discussion, my appetite for writing was conveniently satified by a short self-describing comment that conveys my own statements about state while writing it.

          December 13, 2017

          This is amazing and super descriptive. What is your native language?

          December 23, 2017

          Due date coming! Please enter up!

          December 22, 2017

          Okay, everyone! Two more days (we might have to postpone this).

          January 3, 2018

          Postponed until the tenth.

          January 5, 2018
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