Discussion Thread -- October 2017 75-word Writing Challenge

  1. Parson

    Parson This world is not my home

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    It appears my fears/hopes of a pair of hundred posts in the 75 was a pipe dream. All of a sudden the early writers have decided that it is no longer early and will mostly wait for a week or more before posting again.
     
  2. The Judge

    The Judge Truth. Order. Moderation. Staff Member

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    Happens every time, Parson!

    I was going to use analogies based on the first rush of the writerly-incontinent, followed by those who digest things more slowly, but I was quickly finding myself in rather unpleasant imagery, so lets think of it as rain instead -- we always get an initial storm, then we have showers off and off for another fortnight, before another final tempest of words as the deadline approaches. :D
     
  3. Victoria Silverwolf

    Victoria Silverwolf Vegetarian Werewolf

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    Bob Senior -- A comic demonstration of the Walter Mitty inside all of us.
     
  4. Parson

    Parson This world is not my home

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    @Bob Senior .... NIGHT LIFE .... Story 17, points out that almost all of us take the best journeys in our mind, but the reality is just a warm puddle.

    Bob, I laughed out loud at this story. Hit just a bit too close to home. :eek: Good job!
     
  5. Bob Senior

    Bob Senior Well-Known Member

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    Victoria, thanks for the review.

    Parson, you know that I don't have a mean bone in my body so I go for a laugh as often as possible. Glad you enjoyed it.
     
  6. TitaniumTi

    TitaniumTi Well-Known Member

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    I've learnt something! It's good to read a genuine hard-sf story.

    welcome to the challenges. I enjoyed your story.
     
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  7. Parson

    Parson This world is not my home

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    @Peter V .... Bubbles .... Story #18 tells the story of a sea voyage where the captain should have read a history book so that history did not repeat itself.

    (Clever story!)

    @TitaniumTi .... New Something Rich and Strange .... Story #19 reminds us that even when things are at their loveliest, there is likely a storm brewing just beyond the horizon, and someone is going to remind us of it.

    (My mind went to a hooded figure with a scythe.)
     
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  8. Peter V

    Peter V Well-Known Member

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    Thank you for the review & compliment Parson
     
  9. TitaniumTi

    TitaniumTi Well-Known Member

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    Thank you for the review Parson.
     
  10. Parson

    Parson This world is not my home

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    @Joshua Jones .... Out of the Frying Pan… Story #20 underlines the fact that the best journeys are in the mind of a child.

    (You "lured" me in with that story.)
     
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  11. Joshua Jones

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    And, for once, it wasn't dark or tragic!
     
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    AstroZon Well-Known Member

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    Parson> Thanks for the nice review!
     
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  13. Justin Swanton

    Justin Swanton Loving the view from up here.

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    Ta Victoria (and Parson). BTW, should the world's ice all melt, Antarctica would become an archipelago.

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  14. Peter V

    Peter V Well-Known Member

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    that would make a great map for a fantasy series :whistle:
     
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  15. Justin Swanton

    Justin Swanton Loving the view from up here.

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    The Pensacola Empire, Amery Confederation, Kingdom of Aurora...oh yeah!
     
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  16. Victoria Silverwolf

    Victoria Silverwolf Vegetarian Werewolf

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    Peter V -- An ironic tale of the dangers of hubris, even in the far future.

    TitaniumTi -- A chilling horror story, reminding us always to be prepared for the unexpected.

    Joshua James -- A wry fable about the importance of choosing the right scale of perception.

    Vaz -- A poetic account of the yearning for freedom.
     
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  17. Peter V

    Peter V Well-Known Member

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    Thank you for your review Victoria, perfectly put
     
  18. Parson

    Parson This world is not my home

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    @Vaz .... The Last Song .... Story #21 .... is a story of beauty tinged with longing for what is not to be.

    Vaz, I could feel the pathos in your story.
     
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  19. Brev

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    Hi All, just 'Sailed by' and noticed the Challenge. Fantastic to see familiar names amidst the new (to me) - enjoyed reading through the entries and was inspired to join in; it's been a while...
     
  20. Vaz

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

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    Thanks for the reviews, They are excellent as usual.


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