DISCUSSION THREAD -- January 2022 -- 300 Word Writing Challenge #44

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This quarter's stunning image comes courtesy of Mouse. And knowing the propensities of all you lot, despite this being a picture of a very happy occasion, in the Staff Room we're already taking bets on how many gruesome stories we get, with variations on Bluebeard/the Robber Bridegroom tales likely to be the most popular!

And don't forget, that just as with the 75 worder, the winner of this Challenge has the option of having his/her story read out on Dan and Chris's Official Chrons Podcast!
 

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Bluebeard/the Robber Bridegroom tales likely to be the most popular
As it happens, I've just noticed that the image provides an inevitably pun-based link to yet another tale of horror (one I probably won't use, but might reveal once the Challenge is over, assuming no one else has picked up on it in the meantime).
 

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Oddly (and annoyingly) the first thing I ‘got’ was something about a hummingbird…

Hopefully the other side of her face is all M R Jamesy… unutterable horror.

Dibs on stories about pike and velociraptors (which I might set in the Mastern House)!!
 

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I thought Wow! what a stunning bride about to enter the sanctuary. And then like the staff room was wondering what kinds of horrors awaited her. Now that I know it was Mouse all kinds of stories open up. @Mouse .... You are beautiful, and a stunning bride.
 

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Yes, tis I. I always look better when you can't see my face. :D

Please don't let knowing it's me put anybody off from writing anything gruesome, if that's where you were gonna with it. I'm fully expecting (and hoping for) evil/dead/undead/alien brides etc.

edit: Oh, and it was @Juliana's idea to use this image as a prompt!
 

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Yes, tis I. I always look better when you can't see my face. :D

Please don't let knowing it's me put anybody off from writing anything gruesome, if that's where you were gonna with it. I'm fully expecting (and hoping for) evil/dead/undead/alien brides etc.

edit: Oh, and it was @Juliana's idea to use this image as a prompt!
You are lovely and an awesome good sport. Ironically (not knowing it's you), my sister-in-law suggested an Alien Bride tale. She also suggested to me that since I've written many humorous stories, it's time I wrote a scary one.

I've got a couple of ideas, but I'm not sure how to end them.
 

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@AnRoinnUltra .... The Dipple Fringle of Namibar .... I can't stop thinking that the old proverb beginning "the best laid plans of mice* and men..." is going to be perfectly suited for the next scene of secret agent intrigue in the Dipple Fringle story series.

@Victoria Silverwolf .... The Laughing Woman .... Sometimes the wisdom of age loses so much in translation it just sounds like crotchety complaining never to be understood, ..... until too late.

@Guttersnipe .... What Am I? .... Guttersnipe riddles us a story which leaves us wondering about what happens next.

@Rafellin .... All Rise .... In the ordinary wedding the surprises and the extraction from a sticky situation move a bit more slowly that Rafellin's assassin bride, but this wedding is spectacularly memorable.

*No pun intended! (@Mouse I promise this is true.)
 

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