DISCUSSION -- November 2018 -- 85 Word Challenge

Cathbad

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Okay... rewrote, starting differently. Only six more words needed to delete - but I just can't see them!
 

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That can be the hardest of them all. Look at it from different angles, Cathbad. Sometimes what is said in five words can be said in one.
 

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@Karn's Return .... 133 .... Karn sets us up with a mysterious piece of numerology. He leaves us wondering and shuddering about the significance of 133.

@nixie .... One up Manship .... Nixie gives us a fantasy as an homage (at least I think it's an homage) to one of our notable members.

@jackwinabox57 .... IT'S ALL IN THE NUMBERS BABY .... Jack writes an interesting Fantasy about how true love an be achieved by the numbers.

@elvet .... Number 2.0 .... The Elvet writes a tale which leaves me wondering if it's SF story about a process leading to ineffable joy or indescribable horror.

@Victoria Silverwolf .... A Recipe for Solace .... Victoria writes a hauntingly memorable recipe.

@Graymalkin .... More are Less .... Graymalkin introduces us to the concept that any number is bearable given the write medication.

@stormcrow .... The Superstitious Major Tom .... The crow let's us inside the unscientific reflections of a spaceship test pilot.

Nice start people. There aren't any two stories that have anything like the same attack to the theme and the genre for this month.
 

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@Karn's Return .... 133 .... Karn sets us up with a mysterious piece of numerology. He leaves us wondering and shuddering about the significance of 133.

@nixie .... One up Manship .... Nixie gives us a fantasy as an homage (at least I think it's an homage) to one of our notable members.

@jackwinabox57 .... IT'S ALL IN THE NUMBERS BABY .... Jack writes an interesting Fantasy about how true love an be achieved by the numbers.

@elvet .... Number 2.0 .... The Elvet writes a tale which leaves me wondering if it's SF story about a process leading to ineffable joy or indescribable horror.

@Victoria Silverwolf .... A Recipe for Solace .... Victoria writes a hauntingly memorable recipe.

@Graymalkin .... More are Less .... Graymalkin introduces us to the concept that any number is bearable given the write medication.

@stormcrow .... The Superstitious Major Tom .... The crow let's us inside the unscientific reflections of a spaceship test pilot.

Nice start people. There aren't any two stories that have anything like the same attack to the theme and the genre for this month.
Fantasy? Autobiography!
just kidding, definitely fantasy.
thank u 4 the reviews.

Welcome aboard Jondo, prepare to get hooked. :cool:
 

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6. Graymalkin: A mysterious account of deep space exploration, with subtle implications which engage the reader's imagination.

7. stormcrow: An introspective character study, with a greatly convincing portrait of a solo venture.

8. Jondo_: An eerie tale in the tradition of Franz Kafka, with a haunting sense of the loss of identity.
 

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Graymalkan: I get a Bradbury vibe from this entry almost, a sort of story where if you don’t tread carefully, the slipup will be of disastrous consequence. And coming to the end of it, it does indeed sound like that could be the case, if this race has the power and advancements to where planet-side living is optional.


stormcrow: Intense story for a countdown, so much is said is so few words, this has been written efficiently. And of course, as we all know how Major Tom ended up, a sad day all around. RIP, David Bowie, your music lives on in us all, and I consider this to be a fine tribute as well to such a brilliant musician. Double points for this entry.


Jondo: I’d imagine this would wind up as a creepy pasta to be read on YT if you would continue on with it. I get a sort of eminent domain vibe from this, but also a feeling of the supernatural, this makes my blood run a bit cold, with the mystery cliffhanger right at the end the perfect breaking point.
 

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I've got a story but it's way too big..... It actually could be broken down into 3 short stories.
I think I'll do that and then see which I like best, the others will prob stay on my system for a few months and then be filed under 'bin'
 

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@Glen .... 75 steps .... Glen gives us a tale of creeping horror and then --- a joke?
 

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10. Vince W: A biting satire on the inefficiency bureaucracy, with an additional look at how people create their own worst problems.

11. Ashleyne: A chilling depiction of psychopathology, with a powerful portrait of the crippling imprisonment of obsessive-compulsive disorder.
 

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I'm in. Not really about winning anything this month. Just about getting something personal out there.
 

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Glen: A chilling tale of the anticipated, the atmosphere in this builds like a good horror movie. I've always been partial to a good supernatural horror movie, far more than psycho killer ones. A bit funny in the end there, and cool the narrator was so snarky before his impending doom.


Vince W: The side of Hell that the souls would never get to see, and I can see why. Gives a sort of comic relief to such a serious place, and I would imagine could even give someone relief from fear of Hell and dying under the right circumstances.


Ashleyne: Very reminiscent of some murder/thriller movies. Serial murderers often have their MO and reasons behind their dark acts, and I can imagine someone with this severe of OCD would be a murderer. Chilling, and all too possible.


Heijan Xavier: A dark, very dark, little tale here, with someone who you would imagine would be of compassion, only to consider the sacrifice necessary, perhaps even honorable. It makes me wonder about such people. It almost sounds like it would be some kind of cult.
 

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One genre just called to me, but I wish I could write another story for each of the other two (so, three, in all). As the 'replies' number will show, I'm in.
 
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