DISCUSSION THREAD -- August 2019 -- 75-Word Writing Challenge

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The Challenge thread is up! AUGUST 2019 75-Word Story Challenge -- READ FIRST POST!

I did wonder about making all of you undertake something in the style of Gilbert & Sullivan, but I didn't think I could cope with 40-odd versions of When Challenging's a duty to be done (to be done), a Chronner's life is not an 'appy one ('appy one...)

So, enjoy gardening! (Or gardens or flowers or plants or anything else horticultural.)
 

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Oh, but I find it very intriguing. I'm going for a long walk now (partly through gardens!) to cultivate some ideas. CC
 

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The Challenge thread is up! AUGUST 2019 75-Word Story Challenge -- READ FIRST POST!

I did wonder about making all of you undertake something in the style of Gilbert & Sullivan, but I didn't think I could cope with 40-odd versions of When Challenging's a duty to be done (to be done), a Chronner's life is not an 'appy one ('appy one...)

So, enjoy gardening! (Or gardens or flowers or plants or anything else horticultural.)
Has anyone ever used Dr. Seuss as a theme? If so, I’d love to read those entries.
 

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There we go, first entry for the first and probably the last time.

Not sure how well I fit the genre (way outside my comfort zone) but I think I nailed the theme! :D

I usually take a long time because I over think things, so this feels strangely liberating.
 
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I've got the perfect character for this. Whether I can get him into an enjoyable, understandable and readable 75 is another matter. Not skimping on using the relevant dialogue will be the main issue for me.
 

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Thank you for the review, Victoria! Really enjoyed your, and Peter V's opening stories. :)

edit to @Peter V - it is kind of liberating posting on the first day, isn't it? I just find myself wishing I could write another one, in a week or so. ;)
 
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I was convinced the genre would have been light operettas and the theme something like Cornish pirates or Japanese emperors :(
 
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When insuring yourself against TJ choosing the wrong theme or genre...

...you should have asked for double indemnity....
 

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Awwww nooooo!.
*Heart sinks in dismay at the garden thing*
Come on, Danny. There's a few obvious ones right away if it's Hardboiled/Noir with Gardens as a theme.

In this city, a few lived on a bed of roses. The rest of us were at the back of the stables; we might see the fancy gardens one day, right before we got trampled into the soil. Sat here, facing Chisels Jensen, I realised the cold earth was closer than I'd thought. If this went wrong, I'd be pushing up daisies by the morning.
 

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