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Welcome to the 2013 TLS Angst Contest!

Hosted by: The Lemonade Stand

www.tehlemonadestand.net

Follow us on twitter for updates: @TLSAngstContest


"He doesn't burn for you, the way that I do. You'd fade away," he repeated again.

The Blessing and The Curse by TheBlackArrow


I see him. Just standing there in the corner where the bar meets the wall. Smiling, eyes lit up, hair every which way. Smiling, like it's nothing. Smiling, like it's the easiest thing in the world. Smiling, like I don't even exist. Smiling, like he's forgotten I was ever here.

My stomach knots; my skin gets hot all over. Suddenly, it is eight months ago and I'm standing in his living room and he is nothing but indifferent to me. And I couldn't feel smaller or more useless.
There's nothing preventing him from shifting his eyes just so and seeing me standing there, staring at him. But my legs don't want to move, and I can't tear my eyes away.
Then, just like that, just so easy like it's nothing, he raises a bottle to his lips. And then, just like that, just so easy like it's nothing, my heart stops. Just for a second, but it's enough. Everything I feel washes out of me with the last of my breath.
I watch his lips pucker up to kiss the bottle's mouth; I watch his cheeks hollow slightly as he drinks; I watch the bob of his Adam's apple in his throat as the beer goes down. And he's still so beautiful even in this moment that it breaks my desperate fucking heart.
His eyes move and they meet mine. It's easy; it's nothing. I almost feel the other bodies brushing past and bumping into my body. I almost hear other voices talking and laughing and shouting. But I can't move and I can't speak.
His expression is shock, then fear, then - so easy, like nothing - his beautiful mouth twists up into an arrogant sneer. So beautiful and so ugly. And with his eyes locked with mine, and with his cruel, cruel sneer, he brings the bottle up and drinks again.

With Teeth by TalulaBlue


You remember all the great stories that had you biting your nails, pulling your hair, screaming obscenities and switching positions, as you read through the angst, right? We do too, which is why we're here, asking you write to us a one-shot that will tear us down, rip us apart and sew us back up with love and a lemon. Love isn't a requirement, neither is HEA, but lemons are never negotiable here, this is The Lemonade Stand.

Judges:

VampsHaveLaws

Rose Arcadia

Jaxon22

Runtagua

Validators: PAWsPeaches, Twilover76, Ed Mazin, SixDlb5, Surething302

Banner Team: The Amazing Betti Gefecht is preparing our promo banner, All Awards Banners will be made by the

lovely Soapy Mayhem and the 1st place Best Angst story gets a banner made by TypoKween


CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL OF OUR WINNERS!

WINNERS ANNOUNCED HERE:


IMPORTANT DATES

June 15 – July 30: submissions accepted - Deadline is 9pm EST on July 30, 2013

August 14 -21: Public voting is open

September 2: Winners will be announced ( Winners have been announced early... as of August 22 refer to link above)


AWARD CATEGORIES -

Best Angst - 1st, 2nd, 3rd & Honorable Mentions

People's Choice

Judges Picks- Four Judges

Best Lemon

Best Non-Canon

Best Slash

Best HEA


Entries should be in Word format and emailed to AngstContestTLS@gmail.com

ENTRY HEADER TEMPLATE:

(Format for each entry should be in Word Doc format and this header should be used as a template for each submission)

Author name:

Email Address:

FFN profile page link:

Word Count:

Pairing:

Title of Story:

Story Summary:


Just a few ground rules to abide by:

Must have a valid ffn account.

This contest is open to 18 and older only please.

All entries should be rated M and include a lemon. See Q&A below for a brief description of what we consider to be a lemon for this contest.

Entry should portray angst.

Length requirements: Minimum 3K words – Maximum 15K words.

Any Twilight pairing, is welcome, All worlds welcome.

If your pairing will give the story away, please include at least one Twilight character in your summary.

Your story must contain a summary. Summaries and Disclaimers will not count towards word requirements.

Absolutely no scenes depicting incest, rape or pedophilia. HOWEVER, we do understand that these things may have happened to your characters, which is acceptable, the acts just may not be depicted.

Submissions are anonymous. Please make sure you do all that you can, to keep it this way, until winners are announced.

Collaborations are welcome, but if you enter your story as collaboration you may not enter a personal submission and vice versa. The maximum of four people has been set for collaborations.

Since we pride ourselves in promoting quality fics at TLS, submissions must be beta'd. If you do not use a beta, please ensure that your spelling and grammar are acceptable or your entry will be returned to you with a request that it be beta'd.

Please feel free to promote the contest (facebook, twitter, tumblr, ffn, adf, twilighted, whereever you choose) but please do not give hints as to which entry is yours. This means that you may announce that you've entered the contest but you cannot disclose which entry is yours.

Please do not include any beta or pre-reader names. Please make sure that any pre-readers or betas aren't biased with reviews or leak which story is yours, this could lead to disqualification.

Once your entries are received, you will receive a reply letting you know that our team is validating your story. Our team of validators will evaluate them to make sure all of the requirements have been met. When your submission is cleared for entry, it will be posted to this account, within 3 days of transmittal. Please note that no entries will be posted until we have five valid entries which we will post at the same time. Entries will be anon until the winners are revealed.

Any entries with sensitive subject matter should include a disclaimer in the summary. Disclaimers and summaries are not considered in the word count requirements.

You may not post your entry to your account until after August 15th or winners are announced, whichever comes last.

QUESTIONS YOU MIGHT HAVE:

Q: Is there a max for how many people in a collaboration?

A: Yes. Four people.


Q: I know the contest is only open to those 18 and older, but as far as thecharacters go, is it acceptable for a 16/17 year old to perform willing,
sexual acts with an 18 year old?

A: Absolutely.


Q: Can I continue my one-shot?

A: Absolutely! We hope that you do!


Q: I was wondering if it has to be a full on lemon? or can it be a little snippet?

A: Well, I do understand that a lot of you will want to continue your one-shots after this contest and we truly hope that you will. The most simple answer I have is as long as some type of penetration or form of sex occurs, we are good. You can save the full-on lemon for remaining chapters but we would like for your characters to explore each other in some way, sexually, whether it be watching the other one masturbate (penetration), oral sex (a form of sex) or just a super nice finger bang or blowjob, we still consider that a lemon.


Q: What if I find typos in my entry after it is posted? Can I edit them and re-submit my entry?

A: Should you find typos after your entry has been submitted and posted, you will need to wait until after the contest has closed to fix those. Unfortunately we won't have time to go in and fix these things for everyone, but you will be able to do with it what you need on your own profile, after winners are announced.


Q: Do I have to end my story in tragedy or HEA?

A: Stories do not have to end in HEA nor tradgedy, they must simply contain enough angst to fit the genre appropriately. How much is enough? Well, you're here for a reason, we leave that up to you :)


Q: Will the Judges know which entry is mine?

A: Only PAWsPeaches will be aware of which entries are yours, the Judges and Validation Team will be reading your submissions anonymously.


That's about it folks! We look forward to hearing from you and hope that all of you out there will hit us with your best shot!

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Little Stars by BrutalLittelAche reviews
A collab by Yellowglue and LovelyBrutal. The gift she hurts me with is the hurt that she gives to me. Pain is the only cure for pain. New Moon sort of AU. M for reasons. Warning: Don't read this story.
Twilight - Rated: M - English - Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 11,889 - Reviews: 16 - Favs: 9 - Follows: 12 - Published: 7/30/2013 - Edward
Watch Me Burn by Livie79 reviews
There were a lot of words to describe my relationship with Bella Swan. I never imagined one of them would be over.
Twilight - Rated: M - English - Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 8,167 - Reviews: 53 - Favs: 47 - Follows: 66 - Published: 7/30/2013 - Bella, Edward
The Kiss that Changed Everything wandb reviews
I needed someone to put me out of my misery. I cursed Alice for not saving me. I cursed myself as I asked the question I dreaded most. I had to know because I never did anything like this. It was so completely out of character. "Did I do anything stupid?" E/B. Rated M.
Twilight - Rated: M - English - Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 7,176 - Reviews: 17 - Favs: 14 - Follows: 16 - Published: 7/29/2013 - Bella, Edward
Darts in the Dark by capitalAB reviews
Bella knew Edward was different. He was entirely too good for her. And if she was going to revert to her old ways, she wanted to steal a night with him.
Twilight - Rated: M - English - Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 6,352 - Reviews: 33 - Favs: 18 - Follows: 30 - Published: 7/29/2013 - Bella, Edward
The Long Black Veil by HelloElla reviews
Nobody knew. Nobody saw it. Nobody knew but him. Nobody knew she cried for him and that she would cry over his grave in just a few days. It was a secret as to why and he was going to keep it that way. Even though one word of the truth could save him, it would end her. He'd rather die than have her suffer.
Twilight - Rated: M - English - Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 11,255 - Reviews: 26 - Favs: 27 - Follows: 20 - Published: 7/29/2013 - Bella, Edward
Oriental Limited by Daphodill reviews
Her hand was promised and her fate was sealed. Not even death could keep her from it.
Twilight - Rated: M - English - Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 14,871 - Reviews: 17 - Favs: 16 - Follows: 15 - Published: 7/28/2013 - Bella
Metastasis by Lellabeth reviews
From the first time I saw him there, Edward shone like a glint of sunlight breaking through clouds. I didn't know what he would come to mean to me; couldn't imagine all that we would eventually share, but even then I knew that he would change my life forever.
Twilight - Rated: M - English - Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 12,915 - Reviews: 47 - Favs: 31 - Follows: 16 - Published: 7/28/2013 - Bella, Edward
Me Without Him by Suebee0619 reviews
It only took four words for him to shatter my heart and destroy the life I thought I knew.
Twilight - Rated: M - English - Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 7,210 - Reviews: 27 - Favs: 30 - Follows: 24 - Published: 7/28/2013 - Bella
Breaking Beautiful by ohgeefantasy reviews
A heartbreaking tragedy caused Edward to lose everything he loved. Now, years later, he watches as his beautiful girl sells herself on the corner each morning. He quickly realizes he wasn't the only one who lost. Will he be able to save her and get back what they once had?
Twilight - Rated: M - English - Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 9,139 - Reviews: 17 - Favs: 11 - Follows: 12 - Published: 7/27/2013 - Bella, Edward
Hollow Veins by SparrowNotes24 reviews
A death. A half life. When the past is the blood that flows through your veins, how can you ever live in the present?
Twilight - Rated: M - English - Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 7,882 - Reviews: 41 - Favs: 26 - Follows: 19 - Published: 7/27/2013 - Bella, Edward
Roads Untraveled by Vican reviews
There are certain truths you can only bring yourself to say at night, before morning comes and buries them back down. AH, ExB.
Twilight - Rated: M - English - Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 4,674 - Reviews: 14 - Favs: 7 - Follows: 18 - Published: 7/27/2013 - Bella, Edward
Another Love by SparklyMeg reviews
Edward had it all... Until he didn't.
Twilight - Rated: M - English - Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 13,909 - Reviews: 40 - Favs: 52 - Follows: 55 - Published: 7/27/2013 - Edward
Prevarication by Fiyaaa reviews
I'll never forget the first day I met him. Wrapped in layers to fight the cold, I got wrapped up in him just as quickly. My life, which revolved around work, found another sun to orbit. My sun, however, would burn out much too quickly.
Twilight - Rated: M - English - Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 7,416 - Reviews: 55 - Favs: 57 - Follows: 50 - Published: 7/26/2013 - Bella, Edward
Strong Black Vine by MagTwi78 reviews
The vine provides structural support, holding the temple's crumbling walls together. But it also breaks parts away in a subtle but strong reminder that at any time, the vine can win. Entry for the TLS Angst Contest. M.
Twilight - Rated: M - English - Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 12,032 - Reviews: 20 - Favs: 12 - Follows: 12 - Published: 7/25/2013 - Bella, Edward
Bella's List by Vancouver-Canuck-Girl reviews
The only thing on his bucket list was to love her for eternity.
Twilight - Rated: M - English - Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 4,011 - Reviews: 38 - Favs: 24 - Follows: 16 - Published: 7/22/2013 - Bella, Edward
Would be Bluebird by Honeybeemeadows reviews
A poetic telling of an unfortunate seduction. Rated M for drug use and mature subject matter.
Twilight - Rated: M - English - Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,396 - Reviews: 44 - Favs: 20 - Follows: 17 - Published: 7/21/2013 - Bella, Edward
Chasing My Demise by Mylisssa reviews
An asteroid's path toward the earth is almost certain, but Edward doesn't wait around for it. He runs after a devastating force much stronger, a girl he once fled from.
Twilight - Rated: M - English - Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 8,731 - Reviews: 17 - Favs: 18 - Follows: 20 - Published: 7/21/2013 - Bella, Edward
If Only by cravingMOREplz reviews
When life gives you more than you can take, how do you cope? Sometimes the escape you desire is the one thing that could crush you. Do you take that leap of faith or do you hold on and weather the storm ... If only … the choice were that easy.
Twilight - Rated: M - English - Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 5,421 - Reviews: 18 - Favs: 14 - Follows: 12 - Published: 7/20/2013 - Bella, Edward
Breathe Deep by EveryDayBella reviews
Water, technology, parents' love, oil, and air are simply a handful of things that are taken for granted... until they're not. Little do Edward and Bella know of what fate has thrown their way.
Twilight - Rated: M - English - Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 13,146 - Reviews: 32 - Favs: 26 - Follows: 14 - Published: 7/19/2013 - Bella, Edward
Til Death do Us Part by ShadowedByPassion reviews
After trying unsuccessfully, to conceive a child, Edward is faced with the threat of losing the one thing that matters most to him in the world; his wife, Bella. Feeling broken, Bella asks for a divorce. Edward fights to keep the love of his life from leaving him, reminding her that he made a promise – 'til death do us part.
Twilight - Rated: M - English - Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 6,712 - Reviews: 23 - Favs: 22 - Follows: 15 - Published: 7/19/2013 - Bella, Edward
Near Wild Heaven by TheFanWhoWasntThere reviews
Bella is struggling with depression after her father's death and the birth of her son when she starts a new job and meets the perfect man. Only one problem: she's already married and he's her pastor.
Twilight - Rated: M - English - Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 15,539 - Reviews: 19 - Favs: 15 - Follows: 26 - Published: 7/19/2013 - Bella
Obsessions of a Scathed Heart by Gemmahfanfic reviews
When the one who held your heart has shattered it but kept the pieces, it's hard not to keep trying to find your way back in the hope that she might want to repair it some day. And when it means betraying the one who wants you, despite the fact you remain broken, you'll shatter them along with you. Love isn't supposed to hurt, they say, but sometimes it seems that's all it does.
Twilight - Rated: M - English - Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 5,617 - Reviews: 18 - Favs: 23 - Follows: 21 - Published: 7/19/2013 - Bella, Edward
Past Tense by TheFicChick reviews
On paper, Edward Cullen was never supposed to be mine.
Twilight - Rated: M - English - Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 6,011 - Reviews: 69 - Favs: 35 - Follows: 20 - Published: 7/19/2013 - Edward
More Ferarum by Ireen H reviews
I'm still technically married. I still technically wear my wedding ring. It's on a chain around my neck. With his. He still won't sign the divorce papers. I still don't want him to.
Twilight - Rated: M - English - Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 14,614 - Reviews: 175 - Favs: 178 - Follows: 207 - Published: 7/19/2013 - Bella, Edward