Discussions for the 100 word Anonymous Challenge for November 2017.

  1. dannymcg

    dannymcg Well-Known Member

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    Well done Joshua Jones. :)

    Also well done to the one I voted for, Last Night by Jackwinabox57


    And an especial well done to Ashleyne for going for it with a haiku.

    I was having a stab at the longest title with WITNESS STATEMENT etc. :D
     
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    Dec 6, 2017
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  2. Glen

    Glen Who are you people?

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    Well done Joshua Jones!
    Thanks Victoria Silverwolf for hosting.
     
    Dec 7, 2017
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  3. Droflet

    Droflet I don't teach chickens how to dance.

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    Congrats, Joshua. Choose wisely.

    And many thanks to Victoria.
     
    Dec 7, 2017
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  4. Starbeast

    Starbeast Benevolent Galaxy Being

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    Congratulations Joshua Jones


    I stand out like a rhino in a shoe store.
     
    Dec 7, 2017
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  5. TitaniumTi

    TitaniumTi Well-Known Member

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    Congratulations, Joshua.
     
    Dec 7, 2017
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  6. mosaix

    mosaix Shropshire, U.K.

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    Johnnyjet and CC guessed mine. What was the give-away?
     
    Dec 7, 2017
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  7. Shyrka

    Shyrka Friend of Ulysses

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    Congrats @Joshua Jones, a compelling, well-formed story in such a compact format is not easy. Very well executed.

    My own entry was heavily based on the Penlee Lifeboat Disaster, something I'd been thinking about writing for a long time. When the theme fitted(ish) I felt as if I had to attempt it. The fact that folk like that volunteer to put their lives at risk on a daily basis never ceases to humble me.
     
    Dec 7, 2017
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  8. DragonAether

    DragonAether A penguin undercover

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    Congrats, I think I missed the voting, 'cause I just voted, sorry, I had stuff to do. But my choice was weathered.

    Do we know who's gonna host the challenge for December?
     
    Dec 7, 2017
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  9. johnnyjet

    johnnyjet Western PA High Tech Country Boy

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    Congratulations, @Joshua Jones! Well done. I'm glad I was one who voted for your story.

    And thanks for a job well done, Victoria, for leading the challenge.

    And @mosaix, how did I guess yours? Maybe blind luck? ...
     
    Dec 7, 2017
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  10. jackwinabox57

    jackwinabox57 Member

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    Congrats Joshua for showing that "Revenge is a dish best not served" (*my take on it anyway;)
    Thanx Dannymcg for my first vote, I guess I put the "bury" in Bradburyish. :ninja:
    Nice diversion Cathbad. (n)
    This was fun. :LOL:. Happy Holidays Everyone!
     
    Dec 7, 2017
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  11. Cathbad

    Cathbad Level 30 Geek Master

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    My story, I think, worked pretty good at 161 words.

    I'm still trying to figure out how to successfully write a 75 word one...
     
    Dec 7, 2017
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  12. mosaix

    mosaix Shropshire, U.K.

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    Remove 86 words... :whistle::whistle:
     
    Dec 7, 2017
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  13. Joshua Jones

    Joshua Jones Well-Known Member

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    Thank you, everyone. It is so encouraging to hear how much everyone enjoyed it, especially being it started out at 250 words. I had to cut out an entire act to get it down to 100, but I may resurrect it in the form of a 300 or perhaps expand it into something significantly longer.

    So, again, thank you to everyone who participated, cake is on the way to those who voted for my story, and I look forward to the next challenge!

    BTW, how does that work? I assume the next one is in January; do I just make the first post for that one?
     
    Dec 7, 2017
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  14. mosaix

    mosaix Shropshire, U.K.

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    Yes, it's probably a bit late for a December one now and there'll probably be a 300 in January and we avoid a 100 / 300 clash, so Feb the likely month.

    Towards the end of Jan, start looking round for a host (Maybe you do it? Doesn't stop you entering.). The host generally kicks the threads off early in the month.
     
    Dec 7, 2017
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  15. dannymcg

    dannymcg Well-Known Member

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    I carefully edited my story to 75 words and posted it. Realised two days later it was a 100 word challenge :(
     
    Dec 7, 2017
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  16. DragonAether

    DragonAether A penguin undercover

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    I'm still here at my desk, trying to find an idea good enough that at least doesn't make me vomit.
     
    Dec 7, 2017
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  17. Cat's Cradle

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

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    Well, I really liked it, so right away there was a chance it was yours. ;) I think too I've been reading your stories almost four years, and that's also a great help. (I won't say it was a lucky guess, because I did think I recognized your style.) CC
     
    Dec 7, 2017
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  18. farntfar

    farntfar Ah well.Back to normal

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    I can see that it's possibly too late for one this month, and that everyone's fairly busy in December anyway. (Not sure quite why.)
    But let's be sure to run one in February. It'd be a shame if the 100 fizzled out.
     
    Dec 11, 2017 at 3:36 PM
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  19. jackwinabox57

    jackwinabox57 Member

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    I wholeheartedly agree! I think Its the best challenge! :cool:
     
    Dec 11, 2017 at 5:44 PM
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  20. Joshua Jones

    Joshua Jones Well-Known Member

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    I really like this challenge as well (not that I would have a reason to be partial to it or anything). Do I need to get approval for February's theme and genre from anyone? Also, out of curiosity, why is this here rather than with the 75 and 300 word challenges?
     
    Dec 12, 2017 at 8:10 PM
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