Discussion Thread -- June 2018 75-word Writing Challenge

Parson

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@D.A. Xiaolin Spires ....Tough (P)luck .... Horror is in the eye of the beholder, or in this case near the eye of beholder.... if she's holding a mirror. A nice light hearted story (if Horror can be light hearted) with a surprising twist.
 

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Wow. OK. That's a challenge. I'll see what I can come up with. You think Frankenstein can be condensed into seventy-five words? lol. Kidding. There should be something. I've seen enough haunted houses to be able to come up with something. I think. I hope.
 

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@Phyrebrat and @Dan Jones constantly badger me to enter these challenges. When I agreed that this combination sounded the best of the possible choices for this month, @The Judge said it was ironic that the people who liked it would never enter. So, I have risen up to your challenges! Enjoy Silver Lining.
 

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Thank you, TDZ, for creating the discussion and story-posting threads for me! And thanks to the mods for their help in finalizing the genre/theme pairing (especially to that one instigator;)). (Also, thanks Joshua!)

Hope everyone enjoys the challenge. Cool stories so far. Nice ending, Dave.
 

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@Phyrebrat and @Dan Jones constantly badger me to enter these challenges. When I agreed that this combination sounded the best of the possible choices for this month, @The Judge said it was ironic that the people who liked it would never enter. So, I have risen up to your challenges! Enjoy Silver Lining.
Now get nagging HareBrain to do the same!
 

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@Victoria Silverwolf .... Comparative Anatomy .... Victoria helps us understand the feelings of biology frogs. Hint: You don't want to know.

@Dave .... Silver Lining .... Dave lets us know that there is a real horror when the cure is worse than the disease.

@Cat's Cradle .... Patent Pending .... C.C. has found a way to go Frankenstein one better, or maybe I should say one worse.
 

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@Onyx .... Prototypography .... Yes, the end comes with a bang, not a whimper.

@Peter V .... Upgrade .... In a purely capitalistic culture the richest gets the prize.
 

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OK. Here's how it went. My first idea turned up 175 words. Scratched that one. My next idea would've taken for more than 75 words to tell. My last attempt is what's posted. It's more of a comedy than a horror story but oh well. As long as masses are amused that's fine. Better luck next time maybe.
 

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@dannymcg .... Pull the plug .... Danny gives us a new domestic help scapegoat. The auto-maid did it!

@Graymalkin .... Trial and Error .... Graymalkin gets the prize for a story that coins a word which I am sure to us "chronstipation," and it's when there's too much that is contained.

@Ihe .... Those Who Read, Write .... Ihe gives us a story that winds up in a frozen horror.

@D3athw4lker .... The Curse of Progress .... D34L reminds us that the cost of progress may be more than what we would want to pay.

@Joshua Jones .... Silent Watchers .... J. Jones gives us the unwanted insight about relative intelligence and what being a farmed animal might mean.

@Calliopenjo .... Brand New Bug Spray .... Calli reminds us that if it sounds too good to be true, it probably is.
 

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