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DISCUSSION THREAD- February 2019- 75 Word Writing Challenge

Artoriarius

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DISCUSSION THREAD- February 2019- 75 Word Writing Challenge:

Here's this month's discussion thread.
Please read the first post of February 2019- 75 Word Writing Challenge, before posting an entry.

Challenge Rules:

Write a story inspired by the chosen theme and genre in no more than 75 words, not including the title

ONE entry per person


NO links, commentary or extraneous material in the posts, please -- the stories must stand on their own


WHEN WRITING YOUR STORY, PLEASE REMEMBER THIS IS A FAMILY-FRIENDLY FORUM



All stories Copyright 2019 by their respective authors
who grant the Chronicles Network the non-exclusive right to publish them here



The complete rules can be found at RULES FOR THE WRITING CHALLENGES


Contest ends at 11:59 pm GMT, 23 February 2019


Voting ends at 11:59 pm GMT, 28 February 2019



You do not have to submit a story in order to vote --
in fact, we encourage all Chrons members to take part in choosing a winner



The Magnificent Prize:


The Dignified Congratulations/Grovelling Admiration of Your Peers

and the challenge of choosing next month's theme and genre



Theme:

Empire


Genre:

Post-Apocalyptic





We invite (and indeed hope for) lively discussion and speculation about the stories as they are posted,
as long as it doesn't involve the author explaining the plot



** Please do not use the "Like" button upon entries **
 
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Luiglin

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I had something for picturesque. Let me think, I'm sure I can rework for post-apocalyptic.
 

Ashleyne

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I had trouble thinking something up, then an image appeared. Wonderful choices, Artoriarius!
 

Cat's Cradle

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There, all in! I hope my connection to the theme makes sense. Good stories so far, CC
 

Victoria Silverwolf

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Pedro Del Mar: Only in desperate circumstances do we know the true value of something.

Ashleyne: The next best thing to pleasure is distraction from pain.

Ian Fortytwo: Progress doesn't care if you approve of it or not.

Calliopenjo: Those who depend on the kindness of strangers can't complain about being in bad company.

dannymcg: In any struggle, each side believes itself to be in the right.

elvet: An act of kindness is often repaid, with interest.

Cat's Cradle: When almost nothing is left, a gift means more than ever.

Daysman: Who will comfort the comforters?
 

Pedro Del Mar

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Thank you from me too Victoria.

Great to see your interpretation of my story.

For those members from outside the UK we have a long running movie magazine here called Empire.
The title of my piece comes from a saying my grandfather taught me years ago:
‘One man’s rubbish is another man’s gold’
Although he wasn’t as polite as calling it rubbish! :giggle:
 

elvet

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Thank you from me too Victoria.

Great to see your interpretation of my story.

For those members from outside the UK we have a long running movie magazine here called Empire.
The title of my piece comes from a saying my grandfather taught me years ago:
‘One man’s rubbish is another man’s gold’
Although he wasn’t as polite as calling it rubbish!
I know this magazine well, as I buy it monthly. NA used to have cinema devoted mag called Premiere, but it went the way of the dinosaur. I love Empire, and read it cover to cover. It may be a little out of sync with releases over here, but it has thorough coverage of all new movies, and the glossy pictures are pretty ;):cool:.
 

SPoots

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No. I'm not sure what that is, @SPoots .
It’s a very strange theatre of the absurd play that’s only about 10mins long. It’s just a mouth speaking a nonsensical stream of words. It put me in mind because it repeatedly returns to talking about “the buzzing” and not I, she.
 

Shyrka

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One Man’s Treasure, @Pedro Del Mar – A desperate survivor must use what they can scavenge to survive. When you told your parents “don’t throw these away, they’ll be worth something one day”, you weren’t lying.

DEAF WISH, @Ashleyne – Trapped by a cloud of insects that threaten to devour the world, sometimes the only way to survive is to block it all out. Usually folks take drugs to get a buzz, not get rid of one.

The Robots are coming, @Ian Fortytwo – Everyone feared the “robot apocalypse” but it turned out humans could manage it just fine by themselves. Fortunately, with the pesky humans out of the way, the robots can get on in peace.

My New Home, @Calliopenjo – The last scattered remnants of humanity find refuge with a race of subterranean aliens. “I am a human and I live in a hole” doesn’t have the same ring to it though.

Last Supper, @dannymcg – The collapse of one empire heralds the beginning of another in this clever twist on a zombie apocalypse.
 
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