DISCUSSION -- October 2017 300-Word Writing Challenge (#27)

  1. DragonAether

    DragonAether Active Member

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    Many thanks also to hoverdasher for reviews.
    I was wondering if we can do the guessing game also here. ;)
     
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  2. Hoverdasher

    Hoverdasher Well-Known Member

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    Thanks to each one of you. I'm new at this, so I'm really timid about it...

    eeek, I hear scary music playing...

    Something's emerging from out of my laptop screeeeeee....
     
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  3. Cat's Cradle

    Cat's Cradle Time, now, to read...

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    Hah! My stories are often a nightmare...but not necessarily intentionally. ;)
     
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  4. Cathbad

    Cathbad Male with Ugly (white) Beard

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    Legend Unveiled, @Hoverdasher - Monsters. The stuff of legends. But, who are the real monsters? Look to your neighbor - that teacher over there - a trusted official. Finally, a story that reveals a true monster!
     
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  5. Victoria Silverwolf

    Victoria Silverwolf Vegetarian Werewolf

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    Hoverdasher -- What seems at first to be a modern, urban version of a familiar folktale turns the reader's expectations on their heads. By subverting these assumptions, it becomes clear that judging others by their reputations is often misleading.
     
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  6. Hoverdasher

    Hoverdasher Well-Known Member

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    Thank you Cathbad and Victoria.

    Hey, these stories are all so fun to read on: Friday the 13th (Bop. Bop. Bommm).
     
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  7. Cat's Cradle

    Cat's Cradle Time, now, to read...

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    Cool story, Hoverdasher! Well done on entering your first challenge. You can learn a lot about efficient storytelling...editing, conciseness of language, even POV in these challenges. So well done, CC
     
  8. Calliopenjo

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    Thank you, to all the reviewers, for your efforts.

    I have to say it sort of wrote itself once I got started. My only problem was trying to keep it down to the word limit. This was my second try and I couldn't believe how it worked out.
    :LOL:
     
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  9. Victoria Silverwolf

    Victoria Silverwolf Vegetarian Werewolf

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    Lex E. Darion -- The author takes us into a strange and mysterious place in this dark and moody tale. What is remarkable is that, although this setting and its inhabitants are so otherworldly, we are able to relate to the emotions and relationships depicted in it.
     
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  10. Victoria Silverwolf

    Victoria Silverwolf Vegetarian Werewolf

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    Kerrybuchanan -- With a light touch the author takes archetypical figures and transforms them into characters who are familiar as ourselves. What raises this domestic comedy to a higher level is the tribute it pays to one who inspired it.
     
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  11. Cathbad

    Cathbad Male with Ugly (white) Beard

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    A LONG WAY HOME, @Kerrybuchanan - Come on, now! Many of us claim (know) our characters speak to us. Is it really so surprising they talk about us when we're not there?
     
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    Cathbad Male with Ugly (white) Beard

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    The Red Cloaks, @Lex E. Darion - Even in a coven of evil, love prevails. What were they thinking? You never try to take a child from a mother so powerful!
     
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  13. Rafellin

    Rafellin Independent Author & Publisher

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    Evocative image prompts instant story. Love it when that happens.
     
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  14. dannymcg

    dannymcg Yan Tan Tethera

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    Some of these stories are getting a bit scary.
    There are those amongst us who want some sleep tonight, don't want to lay there with one eye peeking out of the bedding and alert to every little sound!
     
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  15. Cathbad

    Cathbad Male with Ugly (white) Beard

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    Toll, @Rafellin - Legends say, "When The Morrigan appear, Death be near." Consider the benefits of being able to control her crows! Oh, yes. Such a power, in the hands of one willing to use it, could exact heavy tolls from those who wrong the Sisterhood!
     
  16. Victoria Silverwolf

    Victoria Silverwolf Vegetarian Werewolf

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    Rafellin -- Ancient sorcery and modern technology meet in this evocative and moody tale. What makes it come to life is the fact that the magical is made to seem real, and the familiar to seem fantastic.
     
  17. D.A. Xiaolin Spires

    D.A. Xiaolin Spires SFF writer & reader

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    Perfect for Halloween!
     
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  18. Cathbad

    Cathbad Male with Ugly (white) Beard

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    Thin-skinned, @D.A. Xiaolin Spires - Anaya is more than she seems; but, aren't we all? Strip the skin away, and we're left with our true, naked selves. And all we have to do to hide again is create and don a new skin...
     
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  19. D.A. Xiaolin Spires

    D.A. Xiaolin Spires SFF writer & reader

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    Thank you! :)
     
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  20. Cathbad

    Cathbad Male with Ugly (white) Beard

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    Tomorrow and tomorrow and tomorrow, @TitaniumTi - Professor Ellen Marples forgot the Golden Rule: "Don't mess with Mother Nature!" Success, after all, is relative...
     
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