Discussion -- November 2017 -- 75 Word Challenge

  1. chrispenycate

    chrispenycate resident pedantissimo Staff Member

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    Actually, between May 2015 and September of this year almost all my offerings were in verse (I wouldn't dare go so far as to claim they were poetry) Even the August one where I managed to get in first, to save my lousy pun (seventy-five words that scan and hold a rhyme pattern in less than half an hour? My brain exploded). So unprosaic submissions have been fairly continuous. But circus, or weird Western, seem to have drawn out a greater selection than usual.

    Oh,and many thanks to Victoria, Parson and Shyrka for the reviews; it's always nice to see what others get out of one's words, even when (commonly in verse) it isn't quite what we thought we were putting in.
     
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  2. Joshua Jones

    Joshua Jones Well-Known Member

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    Great review @Shyrka! Thanks for doing these.
     
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  3. DelActivisto

    DelActivisto WARG!

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    I'm really not sure what I just did.
     
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  4. Joshua Jones

    Joshua Jones Well-Known Member

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    The real backstory of the Joker, perhaps?
     
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  5. Parson

    Parson This world is not my home

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    @paranoid marvin .... Come See .... Let's us hear a poetic circus barker, whose pitch lines are not only informative and entertaining. They also include a prophetic warning.

    @DelActivisto .... Insanity .... In this story we see how clowns strike some people as creepy, while still others see them as nothing short of insane. This story made me hear a maniacal laugh in the background.
     
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  6. Victoria Silverwolf

    Victoria Silverwolf Vegetarian Werewolf

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    paranoid marvin with stirring songs!

    DelActivisto with mad mayhem!
     
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  7. DelActivisto

    DelActivisto WARG!

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    I really don't know. I like completely unhinged bad guys who've just totally flipped their lids.
     
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  8. paranoid marvin

    paranoid marvin Run VT Erroll!

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    Thanks Parson, Shyrka and Victoria.
     
  9. Starbeast

    Starbeast Benevolent Galaxy Being

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    @Glen & @paranoid marvin & @Ajid - Hi guys!!!!

    Thank you for the cool comment, Shyrka. I do enjoy blurring the line, and crossing the line as well. :D

    As for your story, One of Our Own, I wanted more. I wanted to know what happens next. Creepy cool man.
     
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  10. Peter V

    Peter V Well-Known Member

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    I wrote two stories, very different to each other in tone and have finally taken the plung with one of them. No way of knowing if its the better of the two (or maybe that should be the least rubbish) but after the vote I am going to tell myself that the other one would have been the winner! :whistle:
     
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  11. Peter V

    Peter V Well-Known Member

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    plung? where is the edit button? :eek:

    edited: I see it but I am guessing it times out!
     
  12. Shyrka

    Shyrka Friend of Ulysses

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    Yeah, non-mods have an hour to edit before it's locked, I think.
     
  13. Shyrka

    Shyrka Friend of Ulysses

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    Insanity, @DelActivisto – It’s hard to be a clown – expected to smile, to dance, to sing, all on demand when you’re not really feeling it inside. Sometimes it’s all just too much...

    Angeni, @Peter V – A eerie yet touching story of a ghostly girl, torn from her old life (literally) who finds her home with a travelling circus, and a young man who believes the price of her company is well worth paying.
     
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  14. Parson

    Parson This world is not my home

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    @Peter V .... Angeni .... Brings us a tender tale of the longing for a home and a reasonable evaluation of the value of life.

    Peter, is this your first entry? Certainly the first in quite a while. This was a sweet story. Well done.
     
  15. Peter V

    Peter V Well-Known Member

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    Thank you for your review and for the comment. It is appreciated.

    I post regularly but usually my tales are darker. Oh and I have changed my Avatar so maybe I look like a newbie :)
     
  16. Parson

    Parson This world is not my home

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    Parson shakes his head, slinks off, muttering "I'm getting old senile." ---- But I really did like your story.
     
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  17. Peter V

    Peter V Well-Known Member

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    Thank you for this lovely review Shyrka
     
  18. Peter V

    Peter V Well-Known Member

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    In fairness I am not exactly prolific on these boards and rarely confrontational so I sit quietly under the radar... and I am most definitely amused and not in the slightest offended Parson (y)
     
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  19. Mith

    Mith Confused

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    I'm not well versed in this genre, but I've given it a go, and I'm in!
     
  20. Parson

    Parson This world is not my home

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    @Mith .... The Six Guns Shooter .... When the carnival comes to town everyone has their favorite and it's hard to beat someone with six guns. Smile little girl.
     
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