Discussion 75 Word Challenge -- MARCH

Discussion in 'Writing Challenges' started by Teresa Edgerton, Mar 2, 2012.

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    Teresa Edgerton

    Teresa Edgerton Goblin Princess Staff Member

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    And here is the new discussion thread ...
     
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    Karn Maeshalanadae

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    TE, I don't even know what you mean by "The Uncanny." *sigh*
     
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    Warren_Paul

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    Yeah, me neither. :confused:

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    Whoops, helps if I check replies to my other post. :eek:



    So creepy, unnatural stuff. Like the link suggested, think Edward Scissorhands... infact, I think a lot of Johnny Depp's movies would fit into this category. (Sweeny Todd and Sleepy Hollow for instance).
     
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    Karn Maeshalanadae

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    Hm.


    Well, this will take some getting used to....
     
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    Warren_Paul

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    Yes, definitely one to think carefully about, getting that 'uncanny' feeling might be a challenge.
     
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    Teresa Edgerton

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    I thought stories that are disturbing were rather your specialty.
     
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    Karn Maeshalanadae

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    Well, that's the point behind it all, but understanding what both parts of this month are, I'm not used to realism in my writing. That'll be my challenge this month. I think I could do eerie or mystery.
     
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    TheDustyZebra

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    Congratulations, Teresa, on your nail-biting win! A most excellent story.

    This new challenge sounds ...err...exceedingly challenging. I shall no doubt contemplate till the very last second.
     
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    Karn Maeshalanadae

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    Nail-biting? I thought she had it throughout. Bob did gain some at the end but TE did just manage to stay ahead.


    And it seems I may have to turn to Piers Anthony for inspiration on the genre...oh dear.
     
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    TheDustyZebra

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    Well, no doubt it will be good for you. Builds character, and all that.
     
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    Teresa Edgerton

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    Surely not the Xanth books?
     
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    springs

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    Interesting theme - it's giving me a headache already, but very interesting.... hmmmmm

    just reading further on the theme; in the celtic countries we have a healthy respect for the faerie folk who live around us. I feel a walk coming on this morning, at the fairy glen, and see what inspiration I find. (I have 2 ideas fermenting already, let's see which takes root...) Nice one TE
     
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    Karn Maeshalanadae

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    I wasn't necessarily thinking of Xanth, seeing as how their humor aspect might not be appropriate for the theme, but rather the Incarnations of Immortality.


    Hm. I shall have to ponder this quandry extensively...
     
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    alchemist

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    We do that here too; hide our poteen stills in fairy rings so nobody finds them ;)
     
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    stormcrow

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    I think I'm going to enjoy this one.....now, where did I put my inspiration? ;)
     
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    Abernovo

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    I think I might have to go and get Angela Carter from the bookcase;).

    I like reading Magical Realism, but writing it?:eek: This could be a stretch. Possibly a good thing.
     
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    AnyaKimlin

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    Uncanny was originally to do with the occult.

    The OED says it is strange or mysterious - like a feeling of being watched. Guess what Torchwood called corner of the eye stuff.

    Oddly I know what narrative I am going to use but nothing else.
     
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    David Evil Overlord

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    I have two ideas. One of them has a little bit more flesh on the bones than the other one does...
     
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    Great theme. Interesting that we don't have a single entry yet, normally there are three or four by now. Either people are learning to sit on their hands for a day or two or the theme is giving us all pause for thought.
     
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    AnyaKimlin

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    Give me a bit only been online half an hour and I'm screaming at kids lol
     

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