The Contest

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Fantasy  |  House: All Star Story Writers
Think you’ve outgrown fairy-tales? Well think again! The Contest brings the fairy-tale Kingdom of Cyberia right up to date, with on-line match making, speed dating, cyber spells and, of course, love rivals.
Meet the hard up King and Queen of Cyberia and their feisty, rebellious daughter, HRH Princess Eemay, who considers royal tradition stuffy and old fashioned.
She is outraged to find out that on her eighteenth birthday, in accordance with Royal Law, she must begin a search to find her perfect prince to marry.
Feeling too young to settle down and fed up of constant and heated arguments with her parents, she cunningly decides to co-operate with their match making attempts, but fully intends to reject every prince introduced to her.
Join Eemay at a hilarious speed dating event at the palace
Find out what happens when the King organises The Contest, to find her perfect prince.
Join Eemay at her eighteenth birthday ball, funded by a sponsorship deal with a glossy magazine, and where The Contest begins.
Follow the unexpected turn of events that change the course of her life.
Prepare to be shocked, amused and enthralled in equal measure.

Table of Contents

THE ROYAL SUMMONS

Submitted: October 13, 2016

  1. The Royal Summons     A creeping blanket of thick grey mist hovers over Cyberia palace, adding to its... Read Chapter

A LOYAL FRIEND

Submitted: October 13, 2016

“I’m really sorry Emm, he’s just so strong and determined, I couldn’t hold on to him, and now he’s stuffing his face and won’... Read Chapter

MATCHMAKING BEGINS

Submitted: October 13, 2016

After a blazing row with my parents about my attitude, I woke feeling tired and cranky. I showered, dressed and reluctantly joined t... Read Chapter

THE WISH LIST

Submitted: October 13, 2016

  “I hear the speed dating event was a disaster,” Mum said without looking up, tapping away furiously on her lap-tab, prepar... Read Chapter

CYBER PROGRAMMES

Submitted: October 13, 2016

“Am in office, bring list, can go thru it 2gether,” said a script from Pop, so I went straight over. After studying it ... Read Chapter

BALL GOWNS AND PIZZAS

Submitted: October 13, 2016

It was dread that eventually won the battle! “If we can’t afford to host the Ball in style, then I would rather it didn’t go ah... Read Chapter

PREPARATIONS

Submitted: October 13, 2016

Part of the vast sum of money received from Incyte magazine was us to redecorate the ballroom in readiness for the great event. Cons... Read Chapter

THE BIRTHDAY BALL

Submitted: October 13, 2016

“Oh I couldn’t possibly eat a thing I’m far too nervous.” Zilla had thoughtfully brought in my breakfast on a tray... Read Chapter

THE FINAL STAGE

Submitted: October 13, 2016

    I had just finished my shift in the palace produce shop, when I opened a script from Pop asking me to meet him in t... Read Chapter

OPENING CEREMONY

Submitted: October 13, 2016

As patron of the Cyber Society for Sick Children, I had been asked to officially open a new ward at Tahoma Hospital, and Scott was d... Read Chapter

VILELET

Submitted: October 13, 2016

Things weren’t progressing fast enough for Hugh who was becoming increasingly impatient. On his first date with Eemay he had taken... Read Chapter

AN UNEXPECTED ENCOUNTER

Submitted: October 13, 2016

At three am, Hugh slowly opened the door, all was deathly quiet and pitch black as he began to make his way along the corridor towar... Read Chapter

CHARITY LUNCH

Submitted: October 13, 2016

With College closed for the summer, and my exams behind me, my royal duties picked up pace, together with my list of chores at the palace... Read Chapter

CYBER SPELL

Submitted: October 13, 2016

    Hugh was in fine form!  After Eemay’s explanation of the ghostly sightings, he had been both shocked and con... Read Chapter

KNIGHT IN SHINING ARMOUR

Submitted: October 13, 2016

The Royal Diversity Performance is a glittering, well publicized, annual event which I usually end up attending. If I am being honest, I ... Read Chapter

TRANSFORMATION

Submitted: October 13, 2016

    Back at the Palace, Scott put down his dinner tray on the bedside table, picked up a cup, swallowed a mouthful of c... Read Chapter

Back Stage

Submitted: October 11, 2018

  17. Backstage   After the performance was over we were taken back stage to meet the line-up of celebrities, still... Read Chapter

WHERE IS THE DOG?

Submitted: October 11, 2018

  Hugh was fired up with pure adrenaline. There will be plenty of time to relax and sleep after I have dealt with Scott, he thou... Read Chapter

ANOTHER DOG

Submitted: October 11, 2018

  “Come on girl,” Zilla called, taking the lead from a hook in the kitchen. Nettie lifted her head and clambered out of ... Read Chapter

ICON

Submitted: October 11, 2018

  I had slept badly, my head thumped and I felt weary from my late night out with Hugh. I made my way down to the kitc... Read Chapter

RE-CONSIDERATIONS

Submitted: October 11, 2018

Hugh woke with a start, his eyes still blurred with sleep and his head thumping. He felt dreadful, and it took a mighty effort to get out... Read Chapter

WHERE IS SCOTT?

Submitted: October 11, 2018

I settled Icon into the kitchen with Nettie, much to the annoyance of Roxie, and made my way over to the stable block. With some rare... Read Chapter

IT'S A DOG'S LIFE

Submitted: October 11, 2018

  Scott woke from his afternoon siesta, stretched, scratched his ears vigorously then attended to his personal hygiene, which in... Read Chapter

THE PICNIC

Submitted: October 11, 2018

  The trauma of Scott’s rejection, had left me shaken and upset. The Contest had now become more of a nightmare than an exciti... Read Chapter

DOGGED OBSESSION

Submitted: October 11, 2018

  Hugh shrugged and went up to his room. He was feeling good, they had enjoyed a great day together and he could definitely sens... Read Chapter

SUSPICION

Submitted: October 11, 2018

  My breath caught, and with my hand covering my mouth, I raced over to help him. “Oh Hugh, let me help you out of there,” I... Read Chapter

VICIOUS DOG

Submitted: October 11, 2018

  Nothing can go wrong this time, Hugh thought. I must become more involved with the dogs, try to get them eating out of my hand... Read Chapter

REVELATION

Submitted: October 11, 2018

  I was in the Gatehouse, busily tidying up and putting out clean towels ready for the arrival of new guests, when Zilla came ru... Read Chapter

EMAY'S REVENGE

Submitted: October 11, 2018

  On the drive home from the beach, a great rush of relief and excitement coursed through me, filling me with determination to s... Read Chapter

THE INVESTIGATION

Submitted: October 11, 2018

Scott's little button nose appeared around the far side of my bed and he greeted me with obvious delight, wagging madly with a happy grin... Read Chapter

PLANS INTO ACTION

Submitted: October 11, 2018

  I woke with my head thumping and a sick feeling in the pit of my stomach. I knew that my plan would need to work seamlessly, f... Read Chapter

THE ENGAGEMENT

Submitted: October 11, 2018

  Surprised to find such a speedy reply from Vilelet waiting in my inbox, I read it with apprehension … Dear Pri... Read Chapter

WEDDING PLANS

Submitted: October 11, 2018

  As usual, the King was sitting at the table in the breakfast room, sipping tea from his enormous cup and reading the news on h... Read Chapter

EEMAY 'FALLS' FOR HER PRINCE

Submitted: October 11, 2018

  I lay prostrate in my bed with an oxygen mask over my nose and my parents staring down at me, their faces etched in anxious li... Read Chapter

PEN STEPS IN

Submitted: October 11, 2018

  Penny pulled up outside Vilelet's Witchcraft Workshop, strode up the path and rang the bell. “Yes, how can I help you?... Read Chapter

THE REVERSAL SPELL

Submitted: October 11, 2018

  Scott was fed up, he was not only missing Eemay terribly, but also the companionship he had with Nettie. He missed the privile... Read Chapter

HUGH MEETS PADDI

Submitted: October 11, 2018

  I had been declared ‘fit as a fiddle’ by Dr Jeeves and was waiting with eager anticipation for a script from Pen, clutchin... Read Chapter

VILELET REVISITED

Submitted: October 11, 2018

  That evening, during dinner with Hugh I put on a good show of being relaxed and happy about our forthcoming wedding. I noticed... Read Chapter

SURPLUS TO REQUIREMENTS

Submitted: October 11, 2018

  Preparations for the wedding were in overdrive. Dress designers were competing for the chance to design and make the royal wed... Read Chapter

RETURN OF THE PRINCE

Submitted: October 11, 2018

  The white, glittering, strapless floor length gown was simple but extraordinarily beautiful, straight and sleek, skimming the ... Read Chapter

ROYAL APPROVAL

Submitted: October 11, 2018

  “Scott? You came back? Mum questioned, dropping her brimming tea cup on to the breakfast table, soaking the white linen tabl... Read Chapter

PUBLIC ENEMY NUMBER ONE

Submitted: October 11, 2018

Preparations for the wedding resumed, and despite every attempt to keep it from the media, the press soon got wind of it and jumped at th... Read Chapter

TRUE OR FALSE?

Submitted: October 11, 2018

  Edward shuffled into the sitting room accompanied by a police officer. “Excuse me Your Majesty, but the Officer here say... Read Chapter

ARREST

Submitted: October 11, 2018

  Hugh lay in his bed looking up at the ceiling and thinking. It had taken some time for his memory to return, but now it had, h... Read Chapter

THE WEDDING DAY

Submitted: October 11, 2018

The great day arrived and, although chilly, it was a lovely crisp sunny day. “You’re going to need a good breakfast inside you to... Read Chapter

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