DISCUSSION THREAD -- SEPTEMBER 2022 -- 75 Word Challenge

Starbeast

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Runners Up List

@Victoria Silverwolf and thank you for your review
@Christine Wheelwright
@Raz2k13
@Troyzan787 you literally wrote my first idea - I loved it
@Cat's Cradle creepy cool
@BigJ
@Bowler1
@AnRoinnUltra
@gOff2fish
@sule Great title
@StilLearning thanks for making me laugh
@paranoid marvin
@Ian Fortytwo thanks for making me laugh
@The Judge
@mosaix creepy cool
@Ursa major the Pun Master strikes again

@Parson thank you for the review

And a ginormous THANKS for the mentions and wonderful comments. You all made my day shine bright!


@Bowler1 I'll speak to you after class and when the voting is over.
 
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My not-so-short list:

@Christine Wheelwright : The Earth Citizen of The Year Award

@Raz2k13 : Screw Honor

@Troyzan787 : One Last Step

@JS Wiig : Honor Among Thieves

@chrispenycate : The honour of the family

@BigJ : The Burden of Command

@Swank : Code of the Admiralty

@AnRoinnUltra : The left shoe of dignity

@Stable : Confession of an Honourless Executed Criminal

@Peter V : Henry XXVIII

@paranoid marvin : How To Get Ahead in Medieval Times

@Luiglin : Honour is in the eye of the beholder

@OuttaInc : The Perfect Candidate

@mosaix : Pals.

@Bruce MacLean : Virtue Mine Honour

@Astro Pen : Revolution, 180 or 360?

@Bren G : The Victorious Contrarian

For me it was between Astro pen and Bruce Maclean, with the Bruce coming just a bit ahead - because honour, if it does exist, must be a day-to-day thing about how we live our lives I think.
 

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@The Judge gets my vote for conveying such an immense and solemn sense of occasion so powerfully.
A curious selection by me in some ways, given I watched less than two or three minutes of news coverage concerning this matter over those ten or eleven days.

Joint runners up:
@Cat's Cradle : what part of your brain did you use to access this story?
@Jo Zebedee : so well framed and impossible to ignore

Others I particularly liked (no order):
@Bowler1
@Troyzan787
@Ian Fortytwo
@AnRoinnUltra
@Bren G
@Astro Pen
@mosaix

And most importantly
MANY THANKS to @VRlass for the shortlisting
AND EVEN MORE to @AnRoinnUltra for the unexpected wonderful vote.
I know what's important is whether I myself like my story and feel satisfied with it, but all the same I still get all excited to find I've been listed, or - wonder of wonders- received a vote.
 
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Cat's Cradle

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I do like the 'Open' genre choice... gave me my two faves for the month - two that each captured the historical place, time and emotions of a particular moment in time.

Good stories all around. My lists:

Honorables (which is so appropriate, given the theme), each a fine story:
Stable, johnnyjet, Peter V, sule, paranoid marvin, Hugh, Bren G

Very-Close-to-a-Vote:
Christine Wheelwright, Phyrebrat, mosaix

Faves:
Jo Zebedee, For Peace
The Judge, The faith and the love and the hope are all in the waiting

I loved both of these, and was moved by both. By just a hair I went for Jo's story.

@Parson, wish your story could have stayed in the Challenge. :( Look forward to your entry next month.

I want to thank, for the listings, nixie, Elckerlyc, AnRoinnUltra, Starbeast, Peter V and Hugh (@Hugh, I have no idea from which part of my brain these monstrosities originate!:)).

I am very grateful for having received the votes of: paranoid marvin, johnnyjet, Iwroteathing and Christine Wheelwright. And thank you to Christine and paranoid marvin for the nice words about my story.

There are still some votes out there, so good luck all, CC
 

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Jo Zebedee

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Yay! And commiserations to Cat’s xx

I didn’t know if David Trimble and John Hume would be well enough known for the context to travel and it’s quite moving that they are. Trimble passed away recently and Hume a few years ago - and it was such a thing they pushed through, stepping over such a wide cultural divide and bringing their parties with them. But the honour in this was wider than them - but to a country who took the step of voting for peace, who agreed to forgive enough to free those who had hurt them and theirs in the pursuit of it.

The legacy is a generation who have been brought up without bombs threatening them as they shop and learn and work.

That’s pretty much longer than the story ;) :D
 

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Congratulations @Jo Zebedee!

Thanks all for the wonderful stories. Bad luck on the extra word @Parson, I did enjoy your piece.

I don't think I did a great job of locating my story, but it was based on the history of repression of African culture in Brazil, particularly capoeira. Dragging behind horses was a real punishment meted out. (History facts!)
 

Cat's Cradle

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Congratulations, Jo! Terrific story. Honestly, I was surprised to be in the hunt on the last day. I liked my story, but I thought yours and a few others would run away with the voting. But it's always exciting to be close, at the end. :)

Huge thank yous to Daysman and Astro Pen for the votes on day 5. And I'd forgotten to thank you, @AnRoinnUltra, for your fine review of my story, in your listings post. And I think I forgot to thank the mighty @Starbeast for the listing. :)

Looking forward to your choices for October, Jo, CC
 

Cat's Cradle

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Arrgh! I forgot about that bit. Panic ensues.
I know! That's the worst part, coming up with the next month's genre/theme pairing... it's so much worse than waiting for the final vote results! But, um, it won't cause you too much stress, I just know it!!! ;)

edit - Jo, I am just kidding. This is nothing to get stressed over, of course! :)
 
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