Discussion Thread -- November 2016 75-word writing challenge

Discussion in 'Writing Challenges' started by Hex, Oct 31, 2016.

  1. Venusian Broon

    Venusian Broon Defending the SF genre with terminal intensity

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    Great story Hex, worthy winner.

    Also, as I too keep records, there has been movement in the overall leaders boards and today you are also in pole position! What's it like on top of the heap?

    Many thanks for everyone who mentioned my story - every one is like a bright summer sky filled with birdsong. But also I noted a ninja vote from @Justin Swanton - many thanks - they're even better ;)
     
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  2. Shyrka

    Shyrka Friend of Ulysses

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    Congratulations @Hex. A worthy winner - a story that tore at my own heart-strings and artfully ticked all the boxes of theme and genre.

    Huge thank you to @Mith for the surprise vote and everyone else for the mentions. This month's entry was heavily-inspired by the amazing Paranoia RPG that I played back in the days of yore.

    Trust the Computer. The Computer is your friend.
     
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  3. Luiglin

    Luiglin Dark Lord's biographer aka Stuart Orford

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    Congrats and please no Sunday afternoon made-for-TV Christmas movie theme.

    Thanks for the mentions. When I read the genre and theme I immediately thought of a society where you were known only by your latitude / longitude point. An impersonal life devised by the one who held the 0.0,0.0 point. The centre of his own world.
     
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  4. Hex

    Hex Write, monkey, write

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    Brilliant idea, @Luiglin

    So:

    Theme: Brutal horror snacks

    Genre: dull Sunday afternoon made-for-TV movies?

    (That sounds quite fun. Now everyone's going to be disappointed by what I did choose!)
     
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  5. Luiglin

    Luiglin Dark Lord's biographer aka Stuart Orford

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    Brutal horror snacks... lol... Cheesy Bites, Razor Pringles, Tortilla Torture, Ice Scream
     
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  6. Phyrebrat

    Phyrebrat ba-Ba-ba-brat

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    What is it with you guys and homicidal or brutal horror? Please ...

    I thought I was the horror aficionado; but I draw the line at gorenography ;)

    pH
     
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  7. Luiglin

    Luiglin Dark Lord's biographer aka Stuart Orford

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    Or even goreden bleu?
     
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  8. Ursa major

    Ursa major Bearly Believable Staff Member

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    Or even Gordon Ramsay.... :eek:
     
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  9. Ihe

    Ihe Forum Revolutionary

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    Futurama's already done that one.:lol::lol::lol::lol:
     
  10. Anushka Mokosh

    Anushka Mokosh Matryona Marzanna

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    Congratulations to @Hex! It was a deserved win through and through. Congratulations to everyone else who partook as well!

    Also, many thanks to those precious people who shortlisted my attempt and to the person who voted for me. I am very grateful for your appreciation of my story. <3
     
  11. ratsy

    ratsy www.scifiexplorations.com

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    Huge congrats to Hex for the win! Again...how many times is that now????

    Thank you so much to Cul, Hex, Ihe, Heijan Xavier, and VinceK for the votes. And to all of the listings and mentions. It was the last day with a few hours to spare, and I was chatting with TDZ when I said i wasn't planning on entering. She told me that I was doing NaNo so what's another 75? So I quickly thought of something, and really didnt expect much from it, so that you for the boost

    OOOh Xmas theme. I still have the awesome drawing from my brother on my take a bunch of years ago

    twas the night.jpg
     
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  12. Vaz

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

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    Thanks to Mad Alice & Mith for the listings.

    And congratulations Hex, two wins on the spin, fantastic!
     
  13. Mr Orange

    Mr Orange Rhubarb rhubarb rhubarb...

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    Congratulations @Hex. well, well done. after missing out last year, surely a christmas theme or genre is overdue for december?


    thanks for the stealth vote @Calliopenjo. apologies if it wasn't in fact a stealth vote and you mentioned it on here - have been a bit absent. was surprised to get a vote as i realised early on the genre had been edited out of my story.
     
  14. Ursa major

    Ursa major Bearly Believable Staff Member

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    Indeed it is.
     
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  15. farntfar

    farntfar Who needs built-in obsolescence when you've got me

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    Congratulations Hex, on a great win.

    Also thank you lots, TJ and Alice for the listings.
     
  16. The Big Peat

    The Big Peat Well-Known Member

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    Congratulations Hex

    Apologies for not voting - life has been incredibly hectic here (hence the super weak entry) - but Cathbad, Cat's Cradle, Shyrka, LittleStar and Parson all made me smile.

    And yes Shyrka, you made me smile because you made me think of Paranoia.
     
  17. Dan Jones

    Dan Jones Partying like it's 1999 - I mean, 2000 - posts

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    Congratulations, Hex! Worthy winner, as usual.

    Now, how do the rest of us hamstring her for the next challenge...? :devilish:
     
  18. Ursa major

    Ursa major Bearly Believable Staff Member

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    I'm not entirely convinced that doing so would stop Hex producing a winning entry for the coming month...


    ...and yet it might prevent her from enjoying a Christmas knees-up (which wouldn't help us at all).
     
  19. Starbeast

    Starbeast Benevolent Galaxy Being

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    Congratulations HEX


    Finalists & the Chosen One*


    @Judderman
    @Cathbad
    @Stable
    @AstroZon
    @David Evil Overlord - I remember this, and I still like it.
    @Ajid
    @Perpetual Man
    @hopewrites - TOTAL DESTRUCTION - Done in a very sweet way - I love it.*
    @Ashleyne. B. Watts
    @HazelRah
    @Justin Swanton
    @Parson
    @mosaix
    @Glen
    @chrispenycate
    @HareBrain
    @ratsy


    A huge WELL DONE, to everyone who entered the challenge. And a large THANK YOU to everyone who mentioned my tale..

    A big MEDAL of EXCELLENCE to @Victoria Silverwolf & @Shyrka for reviewing.

    @DG Jones - Very cool avatar. I used to watch Marty's show when I was a kid.



    MY STORY: I used quotes from real people who are victims of FRACKING SHALE GAS. Since I only had 75 words, I wasn't able to address the problem in other countries.
     
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  20. Ursa major

    Ursa major Bearly Believable Staff Member

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    If it wasn't obvious from 'Krell', 'Forbidden' and the idea that something that arises from the ability to simply wish things into existence might have severe downsides, the inspiration for my story was the film, Forbidden Planet. (So, basically, it was all Shakespeare's fault....)
     
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