Round 3: March Madness Subround 2

The Sky Is The Limit || Writing Contest (CLOSED)

*if you have trouble reading the bracket, just comment below & I'll help you otl

Welcome to March Madness Subround 2
You guys will be competign against each other in a single-elimination tournament.
The challenge of this game is how to use the "ball" wisely. Each pair will receive the same prompt.
From there the "referees" will judge on creativity, originality & grammar.
This round will last 2 & 1/2 weeks unless stated otherwise.
If someone forfeits / doesn't finish in time, the opponent wins.
We will record a N/A for any pair that didn't submit an entry. So when going against an N/A, you still must submit an entry in order to qualify for the next round (it may be a drabble).
The same process will repeat until only  one person wins!
Things To Keep In Mind: No need for time conversion. The timer is universal. No more exceptions. If your computer happens to shut down, I'm terribly sorry but I won't accept your submission. PM Leila or Nara (not Lisa because she's sick) if you need anymore time or something happened then we'll discuss it with you. But it has to be a couple of days before the deadline. Please & Thank you!
if you don't have them, your entry will not be counted.
we will try to tell you of any errors in your entries but check to see in the "received entries" chapter if you have an asterick by your name. Fix whatever problem there is & comment below if you resovled it. No comment = No Entry. Has to be before the deadline.
1. Written on / after March 26, 2013
2. Must be marked completed
3. Must have the prompt & credit prompt in the forewords / description
Start Date: March 26, 2013
End Date: April 12, 2013 12 AM EST
Prompts : Match the prompt # with your team #
1. There are 2 ways to reach me: by way of kisses or by way of imagination. But there is a hierarchy: the kisses alone don't work - Anais Nin, Henry and June
2. Our greatest weakness lies in giving up. The most certain way to succeed is always to try one more time - Thomas Edison
3. The hardest think about being an outcast isn't the love you don't receive. It's the love you long to give that nobody wants. After a while, it backs up into your system like stagnant water & turns toxic, poisoning your spirit - Jodee Blanco, Please Stop Laughing at Me
4. At the same time, you have to find the right distance between people. Too close, and they overwhelm you; too far and they abandon you. How to hold them in the right relation? - Hanif Kureishi, Intimacy and Midnight All Day
5. What was lost was lost. There was no retrieving it, however you schemed, no returning to how things were, no going back. - Haruki Murakami, Hard-Boild Wonderland and the End of the World
6. Ah, self-pity; I think we are at our most honest and sincere when we feel sorry for ourselves - Iain Banks, A Song of Stone
7. I no longer believe that we can keep silent. We never really do, mind you. In one way or another we articulate what has happened to us through the kind of people we become - Azar Nafisi, Things I've Been Silent About
8. Sometimes on the way to the dream, you get lost and find a better one - Lisa Hammond
9. I'm sorry for my inability to let the unimportant things go, for my inability to hold on to the important things - Jonathon Safran Foer, Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close
10. If he loved you with all the power of his soul for a whole lifetime, he couldn't love you as much as I do in a single day - Emily Bronte, Wuthering Heights
11. One of the things that confuses me is never really knowing when something comes up from my past, whether it really happened that way, or if that was the way it seemed to be at the time, or if i'm inventing it. I'm like a man who's been half-asleep all his life, trying to find out what he was like before he woke up. Everything is strangely slow-motion and blurred - Daniel Keyes, Flowers for Algernon
12. And if I happen to tell a lie or two from time to time, it's so you don't come to any false conclusions about me - Orhan Pamuk, My Name is Red
13. Nightmares no longer wait for sleep - pierce the veil, one hundred sleepless nights
14. There's no way to release yourself from a memory. It ends when it wants to end, whether it's in a flash or long after you've begged it to stop - David Levithan
15. You do not have to know anything, just that I love you. But I have to know if I have your soul. I'm thinking, even now, in these conditions I'm thinking of you. Did you know that if I stop thinking about you, you die instantly? But fear not, I shall never cease to think of you - Beppe Fenoglio, A Private Affair
16. I wondered if that was how forgiveness budded, not with the fanfare of epiphany, but with pain gathering its things, packing up, and slipping away unannounced in the middle of the night - Khaled Hosseini, The Kite Runner
17.  I can't fix my mouth to say how I feel - Alice Walker, The Color Purple
18. The lonliest moment in someone's life is when they are watching their whole world fall apart, and all they can do is stare blankly - F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby
19. I wanted the whole world or nothing - Charles Bukowski, Post Office
20. But the heart has its own memory - Albert Camus, The Fall
21. Expectation is the root of all heartache - William Shakespeare
22. I was hungry for love. Just once, I wanted to know what it was like to get my fill of it - to be fed so much love I couldn't take it anymore. Just once - Haruki Murakami, Norwegian Wood
23. I didn't want to kiss you goodbye, that was the trouble; I wanted to kiss you goodnight. And there's a lot of difference  - Ernest Hemingway
24. No snowflake in an avalanche ever feels responsible - Voltaire
25. Of all the hardships a person had to face, none was more punishing than the simple act of waiting - Khaled Hosseini, A Thousand Splendid Suns
26. I'm sorry that I'm both your umbrella and the rain - Tablo
27. A guility conscience needs to confess. A work of art is a confession - Albert Camus
28. I love her and that's the beginning and the end of everything - F. Scott Fitzgerald
29. The more you love me, the more I ruin you. I will take my darkness and I will push it inside of you - David Levithan
30. As for me I am neither happy nor unhappy; I lie suspended like a hair or a feather in the cloudy mixtures of memory - Lawrence Durrell, Justine
31. Tonight I can write the saddest lines. I loved her, and sometimes she loved me too. - Pablo Neruda, Tonight I Can Write
32. Never love anybody who treats you like you're ordinary - Oscar Wilde
** p.s: for entries 2 & 3, we couldn't choose a winner so we put all you guys back in the game otl
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This looks like fun, I hope everything is okay with your judges and that this contest will re-open. ^ ^
Chapter 40: I wish Rina and Nara Uhnnie will be okay!
Can I ask when will be the next announcement? :)
Chapter 39: Hello..uhm... i just wanna ask if my two other entries were considered^^
Chapter 39: I'm not sure if this is for everyone, but the links in the received entries aren't working. I'd really like to read the other entries.. it would be appreciated if you could fix it!
But if others aren't experiencing this, then I guess something's wrong with my computer.
Chapter 38: I would like to retain my first entry, BEHIND THE CURTAINS... XD and add this one at the last minute (since it's still june 1). I hope this still counts!
for judge Rina
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There's going to be a Round 6 after this, right? I just discovered that the contest was open but the deadline is already a day away so ;___; Will there be another round? I would love to participate! <3
Chapter 38: Ahh I feel so bad about this because I had two months to write but... I don't think I can finish my entry ;~; but I'll still link it here for judge Nara when I'm done ^^"