February / March 100 Word Anonymous Challenge Discussion

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It is time for the new challenge.
As the current winner, mosaix has provided the theme and topic.
All entries are to be privately messaged to @elvet.
This is the thread for discussions, comments, reviews (for anyone who wishes to do so), and anything else pertinent to the challenge.
If you would like to do reviews, remember to include all submissions including your own if you've entered.
 
I feel like speculative fiction is pretty grey in terms of definition, or at least people seem to have varying ideas on what they consider it to be. Would it be possible to get some clarity on what would fall under that umbrella in the context of this challenge?
 
I feel like speculative fiction is pretty grey in terms of definition, or at least people seem to have varying ideas on what they consider it to be. Would it be possible to get some clarity on what would fall under that umbrella in the context of this challenge?
I will direct your question to the person who set the parameters @mosaix .
 
I've always considered Speculative Fiction to cover everything - Science Fiction, Fantasy, Horror and all sub-genres thereof - pretty much how Wikipedia defines it

So that's what I'm going to write - a fantastic science fiction horror story - assuming I enter ;)
 
Yeah, I checked wiki and was surprised, and didn't need to look much further for contradiction. Personally, I always thought speculative fiction was more along the lines of "what if", or alternate history, or looking to more perceivable realities; in that sense I would have only associated it with science fiction, not fantasy. Even the wiki article seems to have a short section on the separation between general science fiction and speculative fiction... but it's not clear.

Not that it matters that much. But would rather check than miss the genre intended.
 
I've always considered Speculative Fiction to cover everything - Science Fiction, Fantasy, Horror and all sub-genres thereof - pretty much how Wikipedia defines it

So that's what I'm going to write - a fantastic science fiction horror story - assuming I enter ;)

That’s what I had in mind. :)
 
Incubation - taking existence to a new level.

Off Switch - the one thing we don’t have for humanity’s inventiveness.

Two-Way Mirror - when we recognise ourselves in our friends, we can share anything with them.

The Secret Warrior - a genuinely Gallic superhero takes to the skies!
 
It’s Snow Secret - How come it was only the probe which tipped off the rebels...?

Gone With the Groan - Margaret Mitchell has a lot more to answer for now!

Debts - The House of Windsor has moved into a new line of business.
 
The Secret Warrior: Be careful to choose your enemies wisely.

It's Snow Secret: Word of mouth is the fastest form of communication.

Gone With the Groan: Make sure your instructions to others are perfectly clear.

Debts: There are demands that we cannot ignore.

Flower Power.: Certain events have explanations of which we are not aware.
 
The Butterfly - It looks as if the butterflies were asleep on the job. But that’s what happens when you leave it to a nebulous ‘someone else’ to do the important stuff, I guess.
 

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