DISCUSSION -- JANUARY 2020 300-word Writing Challenge (#36)

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The latest 300-worder is up.

As always with the longer form, entries can be posted from the 10th of the month (in this case, January), but that does not mean that no-one can talk about the challenge until then.

And as ever, the image is only there to provide inspiration; your story does not have to reference it, even indirectly.
 

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Wow. It's a very hard one. So many things are happening there. I'm already lost in it, trying to climb up the ladder,lol.
 

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It's meant only as an inspiration, Olive. Don't make the mistake of thinking that you have to scenario the picture itself for this thing.
 

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Oh yes, I know. It just looks intimidating and complex. It is also real. I'll get used to it. Thanks though.
 

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Put the reviews for the 75 word story here and am now changing it. Must have taken a dumb and unobservant pill this morning.
 
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Well, now. That kind of demands attempting something epic... In 300 words or less. o_O Not sure how, or what, or why, but I'm sure something will wander along. :cool: Happy New Year, by the way.
 

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We still have several days to go until the Challenge thread opens and we can read some fabulous stories. In the meantime, if you're aching for a Chronners' short story fix, here you go POLL -- Kraxon Magazine Story of the Year for 2019 -- READ FIRST POST!

Three votes are available, but as per the 300 Worder, they all have to be made at the same time.

There's £100 for the winning story -- so get voting!
 

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‘Jacobs Ladder’ (top right) replaced the earlier funicular railway, which was dismantled in 1871
 

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But there already was a rope ladder before it became a railway. Just as it says on the map: the Ladder. Not 'the steps' or 'stairway'.
The ships on the map - the whole map for that matter - says 17th century to me.

Not that it matters for the challenge, it's just there for inspiration. And it just might have done so....
 

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I’ve got two ideas - both of which only obliquely reference the picture. What I have is two modern-day stories but I really want to write something set in Victorian or Edwardian period.

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St. Helena: interesting 17th century. Names to conjure with and gaps to cram strange stories into - which is what just occurred. :) Do like it when that happens.
 
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