CONTEST: MurderatTheMoulinRouge

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It's erotic, it's dark, it's fantastical!
And it's already begun, it's just waiting for you.

Do you dare enter it's heart?
Well then be my guest, but remember only 5 shall survive.

Do you think you have what it takes?

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THE S U B M I S S I O N . I N F O

C O N T E S T . D A T E S
February 14th to May 14th 2009

And All entries must be new.
Any number of entries were allowed per deviant.
However, they were only permitted to create/submit 1 of each medium.
This was to try and challenge artists to work outside of their usual style/medium.
[ie. 1 Traditional Drawing, 1 Photomanip, 1 Poem, do you get the idea?]
Only noted submissions were accepted.
The artists description required a link back to the contest journal.

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THE FINAL RESULTS


O V E R A L L . W I N N E R

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The honour of winning the Murder at The Moulin Rouge
has been given to one of the (three) Literature Entries.

I believed this entry by Venus-Majare best reflected what my contest was all about.
I found the prose was enthralling and very unique!
And, actually it has inspired me to allow Literature entries in any future contests I run.

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Mature Content

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I made some minor adjustments to present it in this winner's journal feature. The original can be viewed by clicking on the thumbnail above.


Flashback
Adela walked briskly through the back streets of downtown Paris
Her blood red dress darkening black as the shadows slip over her skin
Her breath curling in the air as a harsh sharp song
The dance steps tapping along in her head
She was almost there
Almost at the Moulin Rouge

ACT ONE
The smell was vulgar
It made all close by want to vomit
It was the smell that had first attracted the attention of the police
The smell of rotting flesh
Normally you wouldn’t tell the difference from downtown Paris or a normal dead body
But this smell was a ripe smell
A fresh murder
A metallic tang
That of blood

Flashback...
The smell of cheap wine and clean men washed out the normal smell of back street Paris
Adela sniffed and coughed on the harsh cigar smoke
Quickly running around the edge Adela headed out back
Her song would be on soon
She would dance with the other girls
She would dance the sexy Moulin Rouge

ACT TWO
one of the others moved the crate
A few rats run out from under it
A foot stuck out in a black small heel
That stronger metallic smell of fresh dead made my gag reflex kick in
My hand slipped over my face
I knew it was one of the Moulin Rouge girls
Working girls just trying to get by
There had been a string of such murders
I moved closer for a better look at the corpse

Flashback...
Curtain call
Adela could see Alfred sitting in the front row
He was handsome and untouchable
None of the girls went near him
He was dangerous
But Adela liked her danger and she would have him tonight

ACT THREE
Her red dress blended into her thigh
I couldn’t even tell the difference
Her legs as covered in blood as they were
It was sick
Who ever had done it to her
The poor girl
Dancing for money on the back streets of Paris
Could have called it a crime of passion
Judging by where the blood came from

Flashback...
Adela smiled and bowed at the end of the dance
Her legs ached and she wanted to sit and rest
But the feeling she felt in them right then was a good one
The kind like you achieved something
And she had
Alfred had SMILED at her
And now as she walked off the stage she could see him waiting in the wings
At first she wondered how he got there
But what did it matter
He could take her away from the show biz life and the whoreing

ACT FOUR
I shook my head as I watched the girls body being carted away
Then turned my attention back to the conversation and debate over the girls death
One side didn’t care
The other wanted justice
And we all knew who was doing it
We had found that out a long time ago

Flashback...
Alfred had whisked her away to his house
A fancy place with bright colors and fine art
Now he was drinking a glass of wine and smoking a cigar as he laid back and looked at Adela
His smile widened
“Tonight my love, I will have so much fun with you”

ACT FIVE
We talked to the girls
Told them to stay away from all the men who went to the Moulin Rouge
But I knew they wouldn’t listen
Those men were their bread and butter
Those men could give them lives by just one night of ‘fun’
No
These girls would keep dying
But more would replace them
No city was complete without its working girls

Flashback...
Adela screamed into the hand as the knife plunged yet again into her
Her blood poured out
mixing and sticking to her leg indistinguishable from her dress
She knew
Knew why Alfred never smiled
Knew that he had taken her away from the life of a whore
Knew he had taken her away from the life of dancing
She knew most of all
That she was dead

ACT SIX
I came back to the crime scene
Looked around
But I couldn’t find anything
Nothing to tell me who the girl was
Nor could the other dancers
They said her name was Adela
But that wasn’t true
No one used real names
This girl would just be lost and forgotten
All the while Alfred the killer would walk free

Flashback...
Adela floated away from her body
A silver wisp of a thing
Taking one last glance at where she was now
She saw that she was at the Moulin Rouge
Her last and final show

FINAL ACT
The poor silly girl
Trusting and naive
She was dead now
Just another murder at the Moulin Rouge
murder at the Moulin Rouge
©2009 Venus-Majare
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So, Congratulations to you!
And thankyou so very much for your entry and accepting my challenging theme.

You have won the following:

PRIZES

Bnspyrd
3 month Sub
4 Exclusive Stock Packs &  1 Special Access Pack
A Winners Stamp & Journal Feature
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P H O T O M A N I P / M I X E D M E D I A  . W I N N E R

AWARDED TO
:iconobsidianfantasyart:
ObsidianFantasyArt's entry
:star: >:thumb115560689:< :star:


PRIZE PACKAGE
Bnspyrd
4 Exclusive Stock Packs &  1 Special Access Pack
A Winners Stamp & Journal Feature
-
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3 month Sub LawrenceDeDark
1 Custom Short Story thatgirlanalise
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D I G I T A L . W I N N E R

AWARDED TO
:iconcoletrain:
ColeTrain's entry
:star: > Murder on The Moulin Rouge by ColeTrain< :star:


PRIZE PACKAGE
Bnspyrd
4 Exclusive Stock Packs &  1 Special Access Pack
A Winners Stamp & Journal Feature
-
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3 month Sub jinifur
1 Custom Short Story thatgirlanalise
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T R A D I T I O N A L . W I N N E R

AWARDED TO
:iconrustymermaid:
rustymermaid's entry
:star: > O.M.G by rustymermaid< :star:


PRIZE PACKAGE
Bnspyrd
4 Exclusive Stock Packs &  1 Special Access Pack
A Winners Stamp & Journal Feature
-
CSS design/template to the value of 40€ GinkgoWerkstatt
3 month Sub blackthornart
1 Custom Short Story thatgirlanalise
Customised Avatar/Stamp FantasyStockAvatars
Winners Stamp honey-and-venom

Exclusive Stock Packs from
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L I T E R A T U R E . W I N N E R

AWARDED TO
:iconpoetrymann:
Poetrymann's entry
:star: > Murder at the Moulin Rouge
Her world was like kid gloves
kissing the curves of her thighs
silk masks and champagne
and promises from voyeurs
gas light
thick velvet curtains
and stars gone bad.
She had a mouth made for secrets
and begging candy from strangers
that whispered the plots
lovers swept under sheets
at dawn
and green eyes that dipped
below the horizon
of his dreams.
And he came every night
to sit and watch
the sin of her hips
taste the black silk tafetta
of her petticoats as she danced
in buckled slippers
oblivious to the men
and moon above her.
His desire was like Absinthe
trickling down a dirty spoon
dark tongues and nectar
and dreams ripped from blade bones
tight breath
heavy velvet ropes
and gutted streets.
He had a need honed in damage
and sickly lies for strangers
that promised mayhem
blooming under a stagnant gaze
that blinked
liked a stunted moon
with its swollen grin
and dwarf eyes.
And he dreamed every night
of touching her
his hands savoring
the brittle tear and crushing
of her scented skin a
< :star:


PRIZE PACKAGE
Bnspyrd
4 Exclusive Stock Packs &  1 Special Access Pack
A Winners Stamp & Journal Feature
-
3 month Sub PridesCrossing
1 Custom Short Story thatgirlanalise
Customised Avatar/Stamp FantasyStockAvatars

Exclusive Stock Packs from
unholy-stock

Journal Features from
CAStock CearaFinn CSnyder CindysArt Funerium honey-and-venom   quaddles

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P H O T O G R A P H Y . W I N N E R

AWARDED TO
:icongrumpyfrog:
grumpyfrog's entry
:star: Wine, cards, murder by grumpyfrog :star:


PRIZE PACKAGE
Bnspyrd
4 Exclusive Stock Packs &  1 Special Access Pack
A Winners Stamp & Journal Feature
-
3 month Sub FairieGoodMother
1 Custom Short Story thatgirlanalise
Customised Avatar/Stamp FantasyStockAvatars

Exclusive Stock Packs from
unholy-stock

Journal Features from
CAStock CearaFinn CSnyder CindysArt Funerium honey-and-venom   quaddles

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THE E N T R I E S


LITERATURE
Murder at the Moulin Rouge
Her world was like kid gloves
kissing the curves of her thighs
silk masks and champagne
and promises from voyeurs
gas light
thick velvet curtains
and stars gone bad.
She had a mouth made for secrets
and begging candy from strangers
that whispered the plots
lovers swept under sheets
at dawn
and green eyes that dipped
below the horizon
of his dreams.
And he came every night
to sit and watch
the sin of her hips
taste the black silk tafetta
of her petticoats as she danced
in buckled slippers
oblivious to the men
and moon above her.
His desire was like Absinthe
trickling down a dirty spoon
dark tongues and nectar
and dreams ripped from blade bones
tight breath
heavy velvet ropes
and gutted streets.
He had a need honed in damage
and sickly lies for strangers
that promised mayhem
blooming under a stagnant gaze
that blinked
liked a stunted moon
with its swollen grin
and dwarf eyes.
And he dreamed every night
of touching her
his hands savoring
the brittle tear and crushing
of her scented skin a

Mature Content

It's Your Life - Moulin.RougeIt's Your Life
She's dancing
Hips are moving
Lips are mouthing
He cant look away
She's watching him
        (always watching -
waiting)
Eyes straying - fleeting
Glimpses
Giving him all he needs
        (and yet its not
enough)
As she moves (encompassing)
all sighs and sounds
The music, it calls
Her body (asks for   more)
But she is tired
        (so tired)
He whispers
        That's the one
(he's the one)
        The one who wants her
But they all want her
        (she's whispering back now)
As she swings a leg (around the pole -
                              &



TRADITIONAL
O.M.G by rustymermaid:thumb116424360: The Truth of Satine's Death by HostOfTwilight


DIGITAL
:thumb118271267::thumb116095772: Murder on The Moulin Rouge by ColeTrain:thumb120759235:


PHOTOMANIP/MIXEDMEDIA
Lamplight by rustymermaid:thumb119036635::thumb118466754:

Mature Content

Chorus Girl by Poetrymann

:thumb117030391: Lady Marmalade by LOURDES-LAVEAU Murder At The Moulin Rouge by sweetangel1:thumb115560689:
:thumb119339229: Muerte en el Moulin Rouge by Silvia15:thumb114770696::thumb113956097:

Mature Content

The Last Performance... by Villenueve
:thumb121071085::thumb121909196: Elle est morte by felina222


PHOTOGRAPHIC
Evidence by rustymermaid Wine, cards, murder by grumpyfrog
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THE J U D G E S

:iconbnspyrd:
:iconaegean-prince: :iconangelusnoir: :iconhoney-and-venom:

Please :+fav: a stamp and add it to your stampy places to help promote this contest.

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Judges were not able to enter the contest as a competitor.
So, I am therefore honoured to present Aegean-Prince's very first photomanipulation

le Diabolique de Monmarte

:iconaegean-prince: :iconaegean-prince:

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© 2009 - 2021 Bnspyrd
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CozyComfyCouch's avatar
Congratulations to all the wonderful winners! :clap:BRAVO! :clap:
Aegean-Prince's avatar
CONGRATULATIONS TO THE WINNERS !

PS/. THANK YOU FOR INTERTWINING
LE DIABOLIQUE INTO THIS ARENA
... I'M SO HONORED

ALWAYS,
A. PRINCE

fashioneyes's avatar
Great features. :thumbsup:
Venus-Majare's avatar
awwww....
i cnat wait for all the winners to be announced
the ones who have been so far are great
AngelusNoir's avatar
:aww:sorry to hear you have been sick?!!:hug:..hurry up and get well:):glomp: :heart:
Wild-stock's avatar
The contest is closed. Can I help You somehow? Maybe judging?
And please, tell me what do You think about my prizes ideas:
1st pack: full body and portrait pack (white, long dress, sword).
2nd pack: spring forest. I know they suck, I'm such a lame stocker.
Bnspyrd's avatar
I think you are down as a judge already, either your stock account or your art one. I am yet to notify the judges.
HostOfTwilight's avatar
ONE MORE DAY!!!!!!!!! Its killing me i cant WAIT!!!!! :eager:
Bnspyrd's avatar
Well you got to wait.
HostOfTwilight's avatar
lol ok i will try to be more patient...al the entries are so wonderful :) i wanna see if my favorites win
PurpurJewelry's avatar
I do have an entry, especially made for this contest. It's awesome, but not ready yet! Should I hurry up or will the deadline be extended?
NuXA's avatar
:wow: All people have done a really good job!!! good luck
Iskristall's avatar
i'm gonna join :D thanks for being so inspiring :D
CecileIsabelleKhal's avatar
Hello, i just heard this month about the contests...I'm going to participate!;)
Bnspyrd's avatar
ok that's great!! :w00t!:
ElegantlyEccentric's avatar
Hmm... I'm going to have to think up something (artisan) crafty for this, I think. :)
Bnspyrd's avatar
Great!! I really do look forward to it. :hug:
karemelancholia's avatar
Hi!!

To let you know that i've promoted your contest in my last monthly news article : [link]
If you like this news fave it, it will give more expozure for your contest!

Your contest will also be promoted in my journal until the deadline : [link]

Hope it will bring you more participations!
I wish you success with your contest!

:kiss: Kare.

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Bnspyrd's avatar
Aegean-Prince's avatar
I AM GOING TO TRY MY HAND AT THIS
HOWEVER SINCE I'M A JUDGE I KNOW IT CANT BE AN *ENTRY.
... BUT I WANTED TO KNOW:
IS (MILD) BLOOD SPLATTER OKAY ?
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