Discussion Thread -- August 2017 75-word Writing Challenge

  1. Parson

    Parson This world is not my home

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    @Stable .... In a world of sentient steam machines the bravest tender cries for the boat that was lost while saving the people. He cries because after all he was "The Little Boat Who Could."
     
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    Victoria Silverwolf Vegetarian Werewolf

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    Stable -- The author creates compassion in an unusual character.

    Shyrka -- This moving tale depicts the tragedy of a missed connection.
     
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    Parson This world is not my home

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    @Shyrka .... In the techno punk world it takes a lot of computer power for "Staying in Touch."
     
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    Parson This world is not my home

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    @Teresa Edgerton .... A beautiful and poignant tale about love that lasts and love that doesn't from "From Herr Drosselmeyer's Workshop."

    How do you do this? This story feels like a saga in only 75 words. The Old Master strikes again.
     
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    Victoria Silverwolf Vegetarian Werewolf

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    Teresa Edgerton -- The author creates a touching fable of the intricate emotions of humanity.

    Joshua Jones -- This moving tale of courage and dedication shows how we must sometimes choose the lesser of two evils.
     
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    Victoria Silverwolf Vegetarian Werewolf

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    TitaniumTi -- With insight into hidden motivations the author allows us to see deeply into what might seem to be superficial behavior.
     
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    Thank you for the review, Victoria - highly appreciated.
     
  8. Cathbad

    Cathbad Yeah, I've got my ugly gray beard back!!

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    It amazes me, the diversity of our reviewers, maintained with such quality!
     
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    Parson This world is not my home

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    @Joshua Jones .... brings us a case of love making a hard choice which looks a lot like "The Sacrifice" true love would make if forced.

    @TitaniumTi .... shows us a Robin Hood hacker as he deals in legal "Tender-ness."
     
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    Thank you for the great review, Parson.
     
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    Shyrka Friend of Ulysses

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    Gran Ursi, @AstroZon – A young child, trapped on the inhospitable titular world, finds some scant comfort in her teacher’s wondrous tales of mother Earth.

    The Little Boat That Could, @Stable – This tale of sentient steamboats shows that sometimes even being proclaimed a hero cannot eclipse the guilt caused by the ones left behind.

    From Herr Drosselmeyer's Workshop, @Teresa Edgerton – This wistful fairytale of the loves and losses of clockwork toys leaves the reader conflicted between the merits of truth and ignorance.

    The Sacrifice, @Joshua Jones – A desperate mother must make a terrible choice - between the losing her child or her child losing her humanity.

    Tender-ness, @TitaniumTi – This story of a Robin Hood-esque cyberheist dances neatly between whimsical rhyme and bitter-sweet reality.
     
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    Thank you for your excellent review, @Shyrka

    We are lucky to have such wonderful reviewers - every month.
     
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    Shyrka Friend of Ulysses

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    You're very welcome but I don't know that I deserve to be grouped with our amazing reviewing stalwarts @Parson & @Victoria Silverwolf, who never miss a beat!
     
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    @Hugh .... Finds that life isn't worth living when the one that he loves is buried on "The Other Side of the Mountain."

    @johnnyjet .... Even when communication is possible between those who are alive and dead it can seem that they are "So Near and Yet so Far."

    @Perpetual Man .... In an age where medical miracles are possible some cases are beyond medical science. It's then when Teddyfriend® becomes the guide to "Forever."
     
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    Hugh -- The author creates a moving prose poem of loneliness and yearning.

    johhnyjet -- With a delicate touch, this fable of letting go shows us how we cannot always hold on to the past.

    Perpetual Man -- This heartfelt tale of loss reminds us who they also serve who only stand and wait.
     
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    I find almost everything I write here is dark too... and this months 75 is no exception. I might have to make a concerted effort to lighten up :cautious:
     
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    Cathbad Yeah, I've got my ugly gray beard back!!

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    concerts always lighten me up!

    :D
     
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    @Peter V .... shows us that the door leads to a dark place indeed on "The Last Night."
     
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    Peter V -- This emotional tale reveals how an act of mercy may be found in the most desperate situation.
     
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