DISCUSSION THREAD March 2020 75-Word Challenge

chrispenycate

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My short list was eventually beaten down to: AMR, Cat's cradle, M. Robert Gibson, mosaix, The Dusty Zebra and Ursa Major, with the vote finally going to the dusty one.

And thanks to Hugh, nixie & Victoria Silverwolf for the mentions and obviously johnnyjet and Starbeast for the votes.

Despite a large number of votes from those who did not submit stories, ther are still a lot of those who wrote but have not yet voted (
Abernovo, Ashleyne, BigJ, Calliopenjo, Celine_Brace, Daysman, Justin Swanton, LittleStar, Luiglin, Mad Alice, reiver33, StilLearning, Teresa Edgerton, TheDustyZebra and Ursa major) Deadline approaches at speed, folks.
 

LittleStar

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I’m here. I made it! Deadline shmeadline! :cool:

Some nice entries this month, and is always good to see new faces joining us old timers.

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AMB
Gutternsipe
Mosaix
Celine_Brace
Hugh

My vote this time goes to Sule(y)
 

Simbelmynë

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Shortlist - BT Jones, Cat's Cradle, Sule.

My vote went to BT Jones, nice work! That goes to everyone in fact, you're an inspirational bunch.

Thanks for the vote Bren G! I appreciate the above mentions too.

Hope everyone is doing okay in these troubling times.
 

Teresa Edgerton

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I had a difficult time eliminating anything, since every single story was wonderful in its own way this month. And even when I had a long list, it was ... very much a long list.

But here you have my long list, metamorphosing into my (not so) short list:

Parson
Calliopenjo
nixie
sule
johnnyjet
Celine Brace
elvet
Little Star
Perpetual Man
Ursa major
Victoria S
ilverwolf
Daysman

Cat's Cradle
mosaix
chrispenycate
Dann McGrew
Hugh


It was an almost-tie between Hugh and Daysman, but in the end I voted for Daysman, an extraordinary story in an extraordinary month of stories.
 

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A very strong month. My personal short list: David Evil Overlord, Payan, M Robert Gibson, Celine Brace, Mosaix, Daysman and Scarpelius. Vote went to Elckerlyc since I've often suspected that the price of immortality would indeed be jellyfish-like simplicity and hence a very dull eternity!
I'm wondering if Payan knows that you really can turn lead into gold, it's just that you need a nuclear reactor, or a particle accelerator, and it's horrifically inefficient?
 

BT Jones

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Shortlist - BT Jones, Cat's Cradle, Sule.

My vote went to BT Jones, nice work! That goes to everyone in fact, you're an inspirational bunch.

Thanks for the vote Bren G! I appreciate the above mentions too.

Hope everyone is doing okay in these troubling times.

Many thanks @Simbelmynë. It just goes to show how 'Eye of the Beholder' this month's efforts were.
 

Ursa major

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Here are the full results of the Ursa jury, with the stories in posting order within the categories:


Honourable Mentions:
  • Not a morning person by Daysman
  • ‘Ay, but to die, and go we know not where’ by Luiglin
  • Mentalmorphosis by chrispenycate
  • On a Whim or Stray Thought by johnnyjet

Runners Up:
  • Bette Davis Eyes by Victoria Silverwolf
  • Love Thy Neighbor by Teresa Edgerton
  • Magnum Opus by Elckerlyc

Winner:
  • No Time to Transform by Perpetual Man
 

Karn's Return

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Congrats, Daysman. :) Well earned victory.


As for what my story was, well, those who have played or seen gameplay of The Last of Us would understand where I was going with my entry. :eek: I think I'll need to work harder next month...
 

TheDustyZebra

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Congratulations, Daysman! Well done!

And thanks and cake to nixie and chrispy for the lovely votes, and to those who mentioned my story. :inlove:
 

Astro Pen

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A forum neophyte, I just missed this. I have not yet explored all the rooms in Chronicles Manor.
I will enter the next battle.
Nice to see other peoples penmanship. To know what I am up against when I unsheath the Sheaffer...
 

Astro Pen

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A well deserved win Daysman. Too late to vote I gave you a like. :)
I will trawl back through previous months in search of more.
 

Teresa Edgerton

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Too late to vote I gave you a like. :)
I will trawl back through previous months in search of more.

Please don't.

I know you mean well, but it clearly says in the thread where stories are to be posted ** Please do not use the "Like" button in this thread! **

The Discussion threads, like this one, were started specifically so that we would have a place to praise the stories that we like.
 

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