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Hope Springs Eternal - A Twilight O/S Contest


Have you ever had the feeling like life was just piling one thing after another on you?

That all the bad luck in the world was directed at you?

But then, after a while, life eventually turned around.

Was it perfect? No.

But did you find the light at the end of the tunnel or a way to cope, maybe even met a new friend in the process?


The Hope Springs Eternal Contest is about finding the bright side. ()

Everyone goes through challenges in life, it's how you deal and move forward that truly illuminates the character of the person.

So write us whatever you want, but please, don't make it a picture perfect characterization of life.

The flaws, the heartache, the battle and triumphs are what we want to read about.

Select one of our many prompts to get your inspiration. (Prompt page: )

Then go write us your best tale of hope.

That in the end, things will get better.

I'm not saying you have to make your story a sickly sweet happily ever after, but we do want to see some promise of better things down the road.


Up for the challenge?


Be sure to read all the rules (listed below) and to have your entry beta'd prior to submitting it.

We will not be accepting any entries that do not meet the minimum standards for grammar and punctuation.

This contest is anonymous, so please don't tease or tell people which story is yours.

It will be disqualified, and we don't want that.


RULES

This is a Twilight contest, so it obviously must utilize the characters we know & love.

•Must be based on a prompt provided (Prompt Page: )

•Must be between 2,000 and 20,000 words not including the A/N or the contest heading

•Must be a O/S, please no previously posted stories or outtakes.

•This is an anonymous contest so please don't cheat by telling people that it's your story...we will eventually find out and then you will be disqualified. Plus cheating isn't cool!

•Collaborations are allowed, but please remember to include all member’s pen-names in the entry e-mail.

•Any Paring is allowed

•Please also no rape, incest, pedophilia (unless it's 107 year old vamps with 17 year old girls), bestiality (unless it's werewolves) – you get the idea. If you have a question regarding content, please e-mail me at HopeSprings2012@gmail.com

•Any Rating is allowed. Lemons are not required, but are always appreciated!

•Please get your stories Beta'd...if you don't have someone available to beta for you I suggest sending the story to Project Team Beta or Sparkly Red Pen. It does take time to get this done so don't wait until the very last minute to send it in. We're giving you plenty of time to get it in. If you are still having problems just get in touch with us and we'll see if we can help you out. *Please note if your story does not meet certain grammatical standards, we will return it to you for rebetaing. Your entry must still be returned by the submission close date.

•Finally the limit is two entries per individual or collaboration.


Huge thanks to Christag_Banner for agreeing to create the winner's banners.

Thanks to our fabulous judges who volunteered their time to help me:

Burntcore

Aylah50

Fairusa84

December_LeNoir

IamTheAlleyCat

DaCherry


Winners

Public Vote

First Place - Cherry Blossoms and Second Chances by BestScentEver

Second Place - Saving Mary by KatieCav

Third Place - TIE - Contact by Evieeden

Third Place - TIE - Monster in My Room by Lacrimosa Moon

JUDGES CHOICE WINNERS

First Place - Contact - by Evieeden

Second Place - Even Griffey Doesn't Always Get A Home Run by SqueakyZorro

Third Place - Monster in My Room by Lacrimosa Moon

HOST'S CHOICE WINNER

Host's Choice - Lost and Found by RisbeenColdplaywhore

Best Use of Prompt/Theme - Contact - by Evieeden


Author Reveal

Cherry Blossoms and Second Chances by BestScentEver http://www.fanfiction.net/u/2290582/BestScentEver

A Kick of Reality by PolkaDotButterfly http://www.fanfiction.net/u/2243327/PolkaDotButterfly

746 minutes by AngelycDevil http://www.fanfiction.net/u/2647450/AngelycDevil

Contact by evieeden http://www.fanfiction.net/u/2141372/evieeden

Give Me a Reason To Live by Deslyncullen http://www.fanfiction.net/u/2468121/deslyncullen

Even Griffey Doesn't Always Get a Home Run by SqueakyZorro http://www.fanfiction.net/u/2438627/SqueakyZorro

In My Dreams And Beyond by Michaela07 http://www.fanfiction.net/u/2786264/Michaela07

No Need To Say Goodbye by faerie kitten http://www.fanfiction.net/u/1687153/faerie_kitten

Lost and Found by risbeencoldplaywhore http://www.fanfiction.net/u/2818405/risbeencoldplaywhore

Meteor Shower Across The Night Sky by MusicalWritingBookworm http://www.fanfiction.net/u/1985045/MusicalWritingBookworm

No Matter What by SqueakyZorro http://www.fanfiction.net/u/2438627/SqueakyZorro

Guns and Needles by celesticbliss http://www.fanfiction.net/u/1903925/celesticbliss

The Moment of Truth in Your Lies by Letzigprincess http://www.fanfiction.net/u/2672662/letzigprincess

Saving Mary by katiecav http://www.fanfiction.net/u/2139656/katiecav

Two Souls in Stillness Wait by Unfamiliar Faces http://www.fanfiction.net/u/2795274/unfamiliar_faces

The Monster in My Room by Lacrimosa Moon http://www.fanfiction.net/u/2702487/Lacrimosa_Moon

No Regrets In Forbidden Love by earthprincess4 http://www.fanfiction.net/u/2064853/earthprincess4

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Author Reveal
Reveal of which author wrote which story.
Twilight - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 102 - Published: 4/25/2012 - Complete
No Matter What reviews
Marriage hadn't made much difference to us. I still played guitar, and she still wrote. With a gig here, an article there, and a few odd jobs, we got by. Then she was late. That's when we realized some things might need to really change. HSE Prompt 30
Twilight - Rated: M - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,452 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 12 - Follows: 5 - Published: 4/9/2012 - Bella, Edward - Complete
No Regrets in Forbidden Love reviews
After an accident that changes Edward and Bella's lives forever they are thrown together years later by unexplainable forces and begin a secret love affair. HSE Entry - Prompt 26
Twilight - Rated: M - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 12,331 - Reviews: 6 - Favs: 20 - Follows: 4 - Published: 4/9/2012 - Bella, Edward - Complete
746 Minutes reviews
Her betrayal diminished his chance at happiness. Six years later, they meet again under a deadly circumstance. But has anything really changed? EXB; AH; HEA; O/S HSE Entry - Prompt 18
Twilight - Rated: M - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 6,176 - Reviews: 6 - Favs: 5 - Follows: 4 - Published: 4/9/2012 - Bella, Edward - Complete
Even Griffey Doesn't Always Get a Home Run reviews
Hi. I'm Griffey, a kitten ready for my own person, and this girl, Bella, really seems to like me. Why won't she take me home? Things are a bit confusing for a kitten and a four-year-old, but we're muddling through the best we can. HSE Entry - Prompt 32
Twilight - Rated: K+ - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,918 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 1 - Follows: 1 - Published: 4/9/2012 - Complete
Contact reviews
Contact with others is a basic human need to stave off the loneliness. HSE Entry - Prompt 7
Twilight - Rated: M - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 4,965 - Reviews: 12 - Favs: 30 - Follows: 4 - Published: 4/9/2012 - Bella, Paul - Complete
Guns and Needles reviews
A tragedy. A tattoo. An old friend. HSE Entry - Prompt 15
Twilight - Rated: M - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 4,564 - Reviews: 10 - Favs: 16 - Follows: 7 - Published: 4/9/2012 - Edward, Bella - Complete
Give me a Reason to Live reviews
Bella is a sad, lonely girl. She's desperate for a reason to continue with her life. Will Edward give her the reason to live? HSE Entry - Prompt 21
Twilight - Rated: M - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 7,029 - Reviews: 4 - Favs: 13 - Follows: 3 - Published: 4/9/2012 - Bella, Edward - Complete
A Kick of Reality reviews
The pain is overwhelming for Bella when she hears that Edward slept with her on a dare. Distraught, Bella takes off in the car, only to end up crushed by a truck. However, it's not just her life in danger – it's her baby's too. HSE Entry - Prompt 29
Twilight - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 18,985 - Reviews: 13 - Favs: 61 - Follows: 10 - Published: 4/9/2012 - Bella, Edward - Complete
The Monster in My Room reviews
After two years apart, Jasper has finally returned home from Afghanistan. But even though the war is over, for him, the battle has just begun. HSE Entry - Prompt 24
Twilight - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,610 - Reviews: 4 - Favs: 12 - Follows: 1 - Published: 4/3/2012 - Bella, Jasper - Complete
Meteor Shower Across the Night Sky reviews
My life has a bunch of shards left untouched. Why should I pick them up when it would mean hurting myself again? When I succumbed myself to eternal darkness, a meteor shower crosses the night sky & I know there's still a light of hope left in me. Pmt 25
Twilight - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 10,668 - Reviews: 2 - Published: 4/3/2012 - Bella, Edward - Complete
In My Dreams and Beyond reviews
Jasper has saved Edward from the avalanche, but now Edward needs to get to safety before Jasper decides that killing him is what he really wants. Vamp/Human HSE Entry - Prompt 13
Twilight - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 13,502 - Reviews: 6 - Favs: 4 - Follows: 3 - Published: 4/3/2012 - Edward, Jasper - Complete
Cherry Blossoms and Second Chances reviews
Torn apart by drugs and insecurity, a chance meeting in the Metro station offers them a second chance at love. Will hopeless circumstances bring them together or tear them apart forever? HSE Entry - Prompt 16
Twilight - Rated: M - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 20,690 - Reviews: 14 - Favs: 25 - Follows: 3 - Published: 4/3/2012 - Edward, Bella - Complete
Two Souls in Stillness Wait reviews
You're the angel of my childhood, the one that gave me courage and strength. You're the force in my teen years that led me to get help I so desperately needed. You're the love of my life as an adult, the love between us a beautiful and passionate love.
Twilight - Rated: M - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 10,668 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 6 - Follows: 1 - Published: 3/29/2012 - Edward, Bella - Complete
The Moment of Truth in Your Lies reviews
When fifteen year old Bella Swan comes to live with the Cullens due to an intervention by Edward, a relationship is formed that will bind them together for life. Will they give in to the truth or try to keep up appearances? EPOV HSE Entry - Prompt 7
Twilight - Rated: M - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 10,197 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 12 - Follows: 2 - Published: 3/29/2012 - Edward, Bella - Complete
Saving Mary reviews
Life is a series of hellos and goodbyes. The goodbyes are usually the more painful. Grief is a part of life however, but even angels know when it is time to let go. In the aftermath of World War two many were left alone and broken hearted. HSE Prompt 21
Twilight - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,556 - Reviews: 7 - Published: 3/29/2012 - Alice - Complete
No Need to Say Goodbye reviews
A promise made in love. A love ripped apart by war. A war to give the hope that no one needs to say goodbye. HSE Entry - Prompt 5
Twilight - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,253 - Reviews: 5 - Favs: 2 - Follows: 1 - Published: 3/29/2012 - Edward, Elizabeth - Complete
Lost and Found reviews
Thrown together, true love blossoms where a city lay in ruin. Can they find love once more when they are reunited unexpectedly? HSE Entry - Prompt 31
Twilight - Rated: M - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 12,945 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 8 - Follows: 2 - Published: 3/29/2012 - Edward, Bella - Complete