DISCUSSION THREAD -- October 2016 75-word Writing Challenge

Discussion in 'Writing Challenges' started by TheDustyZebra, Oct 1, 2016.

  1. mosaix

    mosaix Shropshire, U.K.

    Joined:
    Feb 13, 2006
    Messages:
    5,987
    Location:
    Shropshire, U.K.
    Congratulations, Hex! :)
     
    Hex likes this.
  2. LittleStar

    LittleStar Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jun 30, 2011
    Messages:
    626
    Congrats Hex! (y)
     
    Hex likes this.
  3. Hex

    Hex Write, monkey, write

    Joined:
    Mar 3, 2011
    Messages:
    6,088
    Location:
    Edinburgh
    Thank you very much for the votes and lovely mentions. I'm delighted to have won in such a strong month with so many brilliant stories. And now to come up with something truly awful uh inspiring for November (Meditations on Nanowrimo in the style of Oscar Wilde...?)

    And thank you very much to Robert Mackay, Phyrebrat and Cul for the votes.
     
    Last edited: Oct 29, 2016
  4. Robert Mackay

    Robert Mackay Not all those who wander... Oh, actually, I am.

    Joined:
    Aug 19, 2014
    Messages:
    413
    Location:
    London
    I have nothing to declare but my word count.

    Congratulations!
     
    Culhwch, Phyrebrat and Hex like this.
  5. Coast

    Coast Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jun 2, 2016
    Messages:
    219
    Congrats Hex! :D
     
    Hex likes this.
  6. Suzanne Jackson

    Suzanne Jackson Formerly crystal haven

    Joined:
    Dec 19, 2007
    Messages:
    977
    Congratulations, Hex! Well done!
     
    Hex likes this.
  7. Phyrebrat

    Phyrebrat ba-Ba-ba-brat

    Joined:
    Feb 13, 2011
    Messages:
    2,792
    Location:
    In your bedroom wardrobe...
    Yay! What a return!!

    Congrats Hex!

    :)

    pH
     
    Hex likes this.
  8. Culhwch

    Culhwch Lost Boy Staff Member

    Joined:
    Feb 4, 2005
    Messages:
    7,198
    Location:
    Brisbane, Australia
    Congrats, Hex - you really ran away with it this month, and deservedly so, great story!

    Many thanks for the votes, paranoid marvin, ratsy, Mith, and Bowler1! And thank you also to everyone who listed or mentioned my story!
     
    Hex and Vaz like this.
  9. Parson

    Parson This world is not my home

    Joined:
    Oct 11, 2006
    Messages:
    5,935
    Location:
    Iowa
    @Hex Congratulations on the well deserved win.

    @ratsy and @Calliopenjo Thanks for the shortlistings.

    @Starbeast .... Recently I was reminded of the classis Heinlein book "Starbeast." Is that where you got your name from?


    When I was a kid I read a Juvenal S.F. about a family who lived on a space ship and traveled throughout the solar system. One of the chief sources of living income was a television series for which "Granny" wrote the script. I still remember a line. Their ship had made it to one of the moons of Jupiter and they were debating further travels or settling down. The family makes the decision to head toward the Ort Cloud and Granny says: "I'd better start pushing gore. Has anyone seen the price of single H here?" --- This gave me the idea of a ship stuck on a dry planet and an author who would need to come up with a story if they were to move on.
     
    Hex, Starbeast and Shyrka like this.
  10. Perpetual Man

    Perpetual Man Tim James

    Joined:
    Jun 13, 2006
    Messages:
    5,781
    Congratulations Hex!
     
    Hex likes this.
  11. Shyrka

    Shyrka Friend of Ulysses

    Joined:
    Jan 11, 2016
    Messages:
    392
    Congratulations to Hex. One of my favourites so I wasn't surprised it was a winner. Evocative and creepy in equal measure.

    Thank you for the all the mentions and short lists. A vote too, even! More than I was expecting, certainly.

    I hope the inspiration for my entry was pretty obvious. It developed from thinking of the phrase 'I've been dry for x days' and built from there. As I mentioned previously, frustratingly, I thought of ways to improve it after submitting. If I could change anything, I'd re-work Lucretia's language a little to be more archaic, to add a touch more flavour to her narration.
     
    Last edited: Oct 29, 2016
    Hex and Starbeast like this.
  12. Vaz

    Vaz We're in the pipe, five by five.

    Joined:
    Jun 7, 2015
    Messages:
    884
    Location:
    Liverpool, United Kingdom
    Congrats, Hex.
     
    Hex likes this.
  13. Calliopenjo

    Calliopenjo Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Feb 1, 2016
    Messages:
    104
    Location:
    USA
    Congratulations Hex! Yay! (y)

    Thank you, everyone, for reading my story.
    ;)
     
    Hex likes this.
  14. Victoria Silverwolf

    Victoria Silverwolf Vegetarian Werewolf

    Joined:
    Dec 9, 2012
    Messages:
    3,851
    Location:
    Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA
    Congratulations on a strong victory!
     
    Hex likes this.
  15. Starbeast

    Starbeast Benevolent Galaxy Being

    Joined:
    Mar 11, 2010
    Messages:
    4,258
    Location:
    Earth Orbit
    No. I got it from the original title of the 1979 movie, ALIEN. I joined the two words together. Like: STARFOX, and STARHAWK, of Marvel Comics.


    [​IMG]
     
    Parson, Vaz and Perpetual Man like this.
  16. Ursa major

    Ursa major Bearly Believable Staff Member

    Joined:
    Aug 7, 2007
    Messages:
    18,755
    Location:
    England
    Congratulations, Hex! :)
     
  17. StilLearning

    StilLearning Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Mar 20, 2012
    Messages:
    294
    Location:
    Edinburgh Uk
    Well deserved Hex, congratulations! My short list and vote were:

    Dry -- Perpetual Man
    The Ocean -- Victoria Silverwolf
    Miskatonic University's Ancient Alien Exhibit 1926 -- Starbeast
    Feardrop – the Weeper of Nightmares vs Dry -- Cat's Cradle
    A Valley Full of Dry Bones -- johnnyjet
    Eternal Thirst -- Bowler1
    Terrable -- Devil's Advocate

    The New Martian -- Parson

    ...and many thanks to Cat's Cradle, Starbeast, Hex, Glen, johnnyjet,Shyrka and Ursa major for the mentions :D
     
    Cat's Cradle, Bowler1, Parson and 3 others like this.
  18. Ajid

    Ajid Only Saltwater Fish Drink

    Joined:
    Jan 24, 2016
    Messages:
    565
    Well done Hex.
     
  19. TheDustyZebra

    TheDustyZebra Dogged Staff Member

    Joined:
    Nov 26, 2009
    Messages:
    6,624
    Location:
    Colorado
    Sorry, it took a while to get around to making the shortlist this time!

    Shyrka -- Off the Wagon
    Cory Swanson -- Secco
    ErikB -- Deserted in the Desert
    Cathbad -- Why is this happening to me?
    Heijan Xavier -- If he only knew...

    AJB -- Wish
    LittleStar -- The First Step
    Hex -- Summer Queen
    Crystal Haven -- Hung Out to Dry
    Glen -- Pub with No Beer
    DA -- Terrable
    ratsy -- Dust to Dust
    *mosaix -- A Lesson From History?*
    Cul -- The Dry
    HazelRah -- Lay Me in the Dust of Death

    Also, more big hugs and cookies to mosaix and johnnyjet for the lovely votes, and much appreciation to everyone who mentioned my story!
     
  20. Calliopenjo

    Calliopenjo Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Feb 1, 2016
    Messages:
    104
    Location:
    USA
    OK, a glass of ginger ale for everyone to celebrate Hex's win. Now to wait for the new prompt. :LOL:
     
Loading...

Share This Page