Jelly Jar Challenge

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No real preamble this time.

Your Challenge: write a segment in which a jar plays a key role.

What kind of jar, you may ask? Any, really: from lab jars to jelly jars, as seemingly innocent as a glass jar of mistmatched buttons to as dangerous as a cracked lead jar of uranium.

You can cast it in either an idyllic or a sinister light, or anywhere in between; make us laugh, make us think, make our skin crawl, whatever tickles your fancy, but the jar must play an important role somehow, in some way, obvious or not. It’d be more interesting to make us look for its importance, I’d think.

If a jar’s not working for you, a glass bottle will be a sufficient substitute.

I’m not expecting too many entries for this one, so the deadline on this one will be a bit shorter than usual, but I think it’ll be plenty of time.

And, y’know, good luck, godspeed, Force be with you, feliz las pascuas, and all that other stuff.

Think you have what it takes to accept this challenge?


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The winner of this challenge is:


  1. Avatar Samantha Lau

    Wow! Thank you so much for picking my story as the winning piece! It really does mean a lot to me. All pieces where fantastic though, and I really enjoyed playing on the challenge. :)

  2. Avatar gĀ²LaPianistaIrlandesa

    Congrats to Tahiel for the top spot! Although, you folks didn’t make it easy; “The Magic Reading Jar”, “The Final Soul”, and “The Tomb of Nektah” were also high on my list.
    Thanks to everyone who entered, all y’all know how to work with a jar!

  3. Avatar Ronnie

    So who won? Inquiring minds want to know!

  4. Avatar OrangeOreos (LoA)

    Heehee, I was finally inspired to enter your challenge! Enjoy!

  5. Avatar ElshaHawk (LoA)

    I entered but you don’t have to count the sequel as part of the challenge, I just had to tell more.

  6. Avatar Music-Hearted

    I played. Nice challenge!

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  • Christopher Pitts
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