- Mar 16, 2008
Well I for one think it's goes beyond presumptious. Suppose we have a change to the rules again. The success of the extra ten words may be permenant. Reindeer stories might be banned by the topic picker. All mention of decemberish events could be ruled out as "speculation"Not sure why you'd be sorry that you wrote early, or even that it posts early for that matter... Doesn't seem like that would materially affect the outcome. I mean, you could have written that 75-word reindeer space opera ages ago.
No, one should have the decency to wait until the contest is announced and the topic given.
Then spend at least three or four days (20 or so in my case) of hair pulling, biting bails and sleepless nights before even attempting to think of a title, let alone actually writing the story.
To write the story days in advance and worse smuggly tell all of us they've done so, shows IMO an appalling lack of concern for us hairless ones. It's like a slap in the face with a wet cod.
And some might not evenknow what a calender is.Well, I'm one for the level playing field, and all of that. People who can actually read a calendar (unlike myself) might know to not seek out the December story thread till it's actually December.
Or what day it is for that matter.