DISCUSSION -- January 2018 300 Word Writing Challenge (#28)

  1. chrispenycate

    chrispenycate resident pedantissimo Staff Member

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    Actually, it wasn't intended to be stealth. Having built my short(ish) list, which consisted of :- Appello, Calliopenjo, Cathbad, Cory Swanson, farntfar, HoopyFrood, Jo Zebedee, Perpetual Man, Peter V, Teresa Edgerton and Victoria Silverwolf, I voted - and my computer decided unilaterally that was enough for the evening. But the vote had registered (Cory Swanson, Jo Zebedee and Victoria Silverwolf) so I waited to advance.

    And thanks to Starbeast, johnnyjet and Vaz for the mentions.
     
    Feb 10, 2018
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  2. Shyrka

    Shyrka Friend of Ulysses

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    Thank you so much for the lovely shortlistings and frankly unexpected votes. I'm still scrambling to find the time to read all the entries and collate my thoughts. I'm _fairly_ sure I'll get it done in time...
     
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  3. CTRandall

    CTRandall I have my very own plant pot!

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  4. TitaniumTi

    TitaniumTi Well-Known Member

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    Thank you to Victoria Silverwolf, Dan Jones and Perpetual Man for the votes. Thank you to StarBeast, Peter V, Johnnyjet and Vaz for the mentions. You’ve all brightened a rather glum month.

    Now to unstealth myself. I voted some time ago, and Perpetual Man, Warren Kramer and Apello were my picks (in no particular order). Suzanne Jackson and Chrispenycate were so very close. I enjoyed all the stories, and it would be hard to find any that didn’t belong on my long list. I got out of bed early and ventured into the frosty dawn to take that photo. The pleasure I’ve derived from the stories makes that worthwhile.
     
    Feb 12, 2018
  5. farntfar

    farntfar So what did you expect?

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    Great stories everyone.
    My favourites include CTRandall, Dannymcg, Cory Swanson and Cat's Cradle (really Cat's? :))
    But my votes went to Luiglin, The Judge and Perpetual Man.

    Thanks very much to JohnnyJet and Chrispy for the mentions and especially to Mosaix for a vote.
     
    Feb 13, 2018 at 5:25 PM
  6. crystal haven

    crystal haven Well-Known Member

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    It's been very difficult to vote because the stories were so good. Well done everyone.

    Here is my shortlist, and votes:
    Warren Kramer – Visitors
    SPoots – Frozen Flowers
    Mosaix - Sooner Than Later
    Farntfar - The unbearable persistence of memory
    Victoria Silverwolf - The Menagerie
    HoopyFrood - Harvest Time
    Chrispenycate – Weed
    CTRandall – Empire
    Appello - Plain Old Cotton
    Perpetual Man – Plagued
    Peter V - When the Siren Sings
    Teresa Edgerton - The Sea Witch
    Ursa major – Licked?

    Votes:
    Mosaix – Sooner Than Later
    Chrispenycate – weed.
    CTRandall – Empire

    Thank you, Victoria, and Cathbad for the reviews. I always enjoy reading them. :)

    And thank you, Peter V and TitaniumTi for the shortlisting. And I have a stealth vote! Thank you, HoopyFrood! I did wonder if I wouldn’t get a vote this time. It was lovely to receive it. :)
     
    Feb 14, 2018 at 10:25 PM
  7. CTRandall

    CTRandall I have my very own plant pot!

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  8. Teresa Edgerton

    Teresa Edgerton Goblin Princess Staff Member

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    Here are my lists, long, short, and votes.

    mosaix
    Cathbad
    chrispenycate
    Phyrebrat
    Peter V
    Ursa major
    johnnyjet
    Appello
    Perpetual Man
    The Judge

    Cory Swanson
    Dan Jones

    Suzanne Jackson (aka crystal haven)

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    And a reminder to everyone who hasn't voted yet that there is only a little over a day until the voting closes.

     
    Feb 14, 2018 at 10:52 PM
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  9. crystal haven

    crystal haven Well-Known Member

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    Ooh! Thank you for the vote, Teresa. :)
     
    Feb 15, 2018 at 8:48 AM
  10. Cat's Cradle

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

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    Really good stories this month! (But the stories are always very good; at some point I'll stop commenting on that.;))

    In a hurry now, but I do have my lists ready to go.

    Honorables:
    Warren Kramer, EPT Henry, Starbeast, Cory Swanson, Dan Jones, Perpetual Man, Shyrka, Teresa Edgerton, The Judge

    Votes:
    farntfar, HoopyFrood, jackwinabox57

    Thanks so much for the listing, Starbeast! And thanks too to Calliopenjo, and Shyrka for the votes. Finally - sorry farntfar! ;)
     
    Feb 15, 2018 at 6:47 PM
  11. The Judge

    The Judge Truth. Order. Moderation. Staff Member

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    Eek. Just got back from an appointment and was settling down to do nothing much with what's left of the evening, and realised it was the 15th and I hadn't voted yet. So a quick scribble of a shortlist here, but it's another long one, and some good stories only just missed being on it:

    crystal haven -- Rattled
    Hoopy Frood -- Harvest Time
    mosaix -- Sooner Than Later
    Perpetual Man -- Plagued
    Peter V -- When the Siren Sings
    Shyrka -- The Princess and the Feather
    SPoots -- Frozen Flower
    Teresa Edgerton -- The Sea Witch
    TitaniumTi -- Nine Parts of the Law
    Vaz -- The Trees that Speak of Sorrow
    Victoria Silverwolf -- Menagerie
    Warren Kramer -- Visitors

    I'm a sucker for fairy tales, so my first two votes were easily placed with Shyrka's lovely tale and Teresa's story of revenge. The third was more difficult, with Peter, Vaz and Warren all fighting it out with Hoopy, who in the end won through with her tale of terror in the wheat.

    A special mention to Titanium for her title which appealed to the lawyer in me!

    Lots of charms-and-pierced stone thanks for the mentions/shortlistings Peter, johnnyjet, Perp, Teresa and CC, and mega spearfuls of talisman-and-bright-cloth thanks for the stupendous votes Vaz and farntfar. Oh, and a stealth vote from DEO -- thank you!
     
    Feb 15, 2018 at 9:10 PM
  12. farntfar

    farntfar So what did you expect?

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    Thank you so much Crystal and Cat's for the shortlisting and the vote.
     
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  13. Teresa Edgerton

    Teresa Edgerton Goblin Princess Staff Member

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    Thank you to everyone who mentioned my story, and I especially thank those who voted for it: The Judge, Jo Zebedee, Luiglin, Cathbad, Joshua Jones, and Paul Meccano.

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    And for those who haven't voted yet: time is running out fast, so please if you can find time do read the stories and vote for your favorite three. And a reminder that even if you didn't enter this month you can still vote. In fact, those who vote though they don't have a story in the competition are greatly appreciated.
     
    Feb 15, 2018 at 10:43 PM
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  14. Ursa major

    Ursa major Bearly Believable Staff Member

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    Here are the full results of the Ursa jury, with the stories in posting order within the categories:


    Honourable Mentions:
    • Squeak! by dannymcg
    • Mettifour by Cory Swanson
    • The Greatest Story Ever Told Off by Harpo

    Runners Up:

    • Cottonmouth by johnnyjet
    • Sooner Than Later by mosaix
    • When the Siren Sings by Peter V

    Winners:

    • Taster Menu by EPT Henry
    • Plagued by Perpetual Man
    • In Desperate Need Of... by Jo Zebedee
     
    Feb 15, 2018 at 10:59 PM
  15. Jo Zebedee

    Jo Zebedee Aliens vs Belfast.

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    thank you! I wondered if you’d enjoy my rather dour last line!
     
    Feb 15, 2018 at 11:12 PM
  16. Vaz

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

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    Thanks for sharing my blushes with a shortlisting and a vote consideration @The Judge :)

    Edit:

    Woops! Massive apologies and major thanks to my three awesome ninjas - Mad Alice, David Evil and Littlestar. Thank you for the votes!
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  17. SPoots

    SPoots Well-Known Member

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    Got my votes cast just in the nick of time.

    The Sea Witch
    The Storyteller and The Slave Girl
    Cottonmouth
     
    Feb 15, 2018 at 11:22 PM
  18. SPoots

    SPoots Well-Known Member

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    Thank you for all those who shortlisted my story.
     
    Feb 15, 2018 at 11:25 PM
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  19. dannymcg

    dannymcg Justified and Ancient member

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    Well I'm happy with this month's outcome. I got onto a couple of shortlists, got a couple of honourable mentions and I even got myself a vote!

    I couldn't care less who wins now - "well done you unknown good writer, you" - because I'm too busy doing my happy strut around my study..

    (Being pretentious there, I'm actually lying on the sofa with a smartphone :D and don't have a study)
     
    Feb 15, 2018 at 11:41 PM
  20. crystal haven

    crystal haven Well-Known Member

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    Thank you, The Judge for the short listing.
    And thank you, Shyrka for the stealth vote! I’m delighted you enjoyed my story.
     
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