Would You Paint My Dunk

This is a sweet yet realistic story about two university students that met by chance, the story of Keith Wallace and Jessica Lawrence. It's a slow burn romance story wrapped in sports settings.

Keith Wallace is an aspiring athlete. He is working hard to get drafted in his basketball career.

Meanwhile, Jessica Lawrence is an university student who likes painting, she wishes to be a successful painter in the future.

Despise having different paths in their careers, they support and encourage each other to keep going.

Follow them as they unravel through the year of University, developing romance on the way, and Keith's journey as a basketball player as he met new allies on his way.

This is an entry to MAL X Kodansha Writing Competition 2023.

I put a Spotify playlist to accompany you as you read, one per chapter.
Search "Christian Widjaya" in the Spotify search bar as a user profile. You should find my name with the cover image on it. And then you will see "Would You Paint My Dunk BGM".

Please put them on a single-track loop as you read the chapter for the best experience.

Disclaimer: This is a work of fiction. Unless referring to basketball stars and legends, any resemblance to real person, institutions, organizations, events, is purely coincidental.

Will cover year 1 for the contest, with years 2-4 and draft season after the contest ended.

Written By: Christian Widjaya
Cover Art: Dream.AI

This is an entry to MAL X Kodansha Writing Competition 2023.

I put a Spotify playlist to accompany you as you read, one per chapter.
Search "Christian Widjaya" in the Spotify search bar as a user profile. You should find my name with the cover image on it. And t...

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Chapter 1: Almost Fell Asleep on My First Day
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Chapter 2: A Long-Forgotten Friend
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Chapter 3: Fateful Encounter in the Library (Part 1)
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Chapter 4: Fateful Encounter in the Library (Part 2)
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Chapter 5: The Aula of Basketball
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Chapter 6: Drills and Tensions
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Chapter 7: My First Scrimmage
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Chapter 8: Breathing Underwater
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Chapter 9: Seniors
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Chapter 10: Basketball, Friends, and a Girl Friend
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Chapter 11: Family
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Chapter 12: A Long Night
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Chapter 13: Dream and Dash
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Chapter 14: Boredom and Bacon
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Chapter 15: The Park
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Chapter 16: Cassette Beatbox
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Chapter 17: The Notification is Killing Me
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Chapter 18: The Dawn of a New Week
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Chapter 19: Cafeteria Madness
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Chapter 20: Storm Brewing Within
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Chapter 21: Mending a Wounded Heart
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Chapter 22: Feigning Ignorance
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Chapter 23: Minutes to Play
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Chapter 24: First Match
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Chapter 25: More than Meets the Eye
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Chapter 26: Two Sides of a Single Coin
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Chapter 27: Troublesome Assignment
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Chapter 28: A Reliable (Fake) Girlfriend
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Chapter 29: Beneath Her Mask
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Chapter 30: Emptiness in My Heart
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Chapter 31: Haunted House
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Chapter 32: One Step Closer
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Chapter 33: Outfit Trouble
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Chapter 34: Shopping "Date"
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Chapter 35: Christmas with Her
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Chapter 36: Countdown
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Chapter 37: Lunar New Year
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Chapter 38: Something Real
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Chapter 39: Would You Paint My Dunk
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Chapter 40: Play to Win
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Chapter 41: Nightmare
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Chapter 42: Step Up
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Chapter 43: Fill In
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Chapter 44: Roll Out
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Chapter 45: Squeezed Dry
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Chapter 46: [Season 1 Finale] Toward the Future
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GenreRomanceSchoolSeinenSportsWestern
UpdatedMay 21, 2024
Chapters46
Writing StatusOngoing
Word Count75,090
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