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DISCUSSION -- APRIL 2019 300-word Writing Challenge (#33)

Peter V

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I think I have a 75. It feels gothic in style so hopefully it will at least meet that criteria. For the 300 though, I have not even the smallest kernel of an idea. Usually there is something but all I do is stare at that pile of stones and wonder how it hasn't toppled.
 

Ursa major

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We have had to remove an entry from the Chaalenge as it exceeded the 300-word allowance.

Please make sure that your check your entry's word count before you post it... and no not rely solely on your word-processor's word count function, as it isn't always accurate. (Oh, and check with us about any creative use of hyphenations you may have made: we may not always agree with you that the adding of a hyphen between two words makes it a single word as far as counting them for the Challenge goes.)
 

Victoria Silverwolf

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Cathbad: Astute crime fiction with a mixture of clever plotting and a true sense of human psychology.

Stable: Mysterious tale of a strange phenomenon that combines introspection with a sense of sublime vastness.

Ian Fortytwo: Imaginative dystopian story with an important point to make about the seductions of supposedly benign oppression.

Rafellin: Moving account of esprit de corps and the power it has over those who face the most terrible situations.

dannymcg: Grim account of survival under the worse possible circumstances, and how it transforms even the best into the worst.
 

Cat's Cradle

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There's me. I'd hoped to be the first person to use the word 'cairn', but Rafellin beat me to it. ;) Hope the ideas are flowing, everyone. I've enjoyed the stories so far, CC
 

Hummus

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Still getting my head around how to best approach/appreciate flash fiction, but enjoyed all this!
Guess it takes a certain focus (which I normally don't have haha) to catch all the details.
 

Parson

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Still getting my head around how to best approach/appreciate flash fiction, but enjoyed all this!
Guess it takes a certain focus (which I normally don't have haha) to catch all the details.
I'd suggest that you just dive it. You could easily surprise yourself.
 

Luiglin

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I'm in. A whole lot darker than it started out but the tale needed telling.
 

Vaz

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The quality of early entries is reaching new heights. You folks are pretty awesome.

I'm in myself. A bit melodramatic and weepy but I've just finished reading a romance novel so forgive me

Good luck all, can't wait to see what everyone else comes up with.

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