DISCUSSION THREAD -- 300 Word Writing Challenge #48 (January 2023)

@Yozh .... A Tale of Love and Laundry .... Yozh writes us a tale long on originality with a great moral and a title that had me chuckling
(Certain people have said that the greatest love a person can show another is to do the other's laundry.)

@Cat's Cradle .... A Smile More than Memory .... C. C. sings us a sad song in a story that any human can recognize in their own experience in one form or the other.
 
@johnnyjet .... Rahab .... J. Jet writes us a fine story which takes a very surprising and interesting turn filled with a subtle insight that rings very true.
 
@Peter V .... Bounty Hunted .... P. V. writes what seems to be a scene from a really good Star Wars adventure.
 
Guttersnipe: A cleverly constructed multilayered fantasy that allows one to ponder the thin line between the mundane and the magical.

AnRoinnUltra: An imaginative fable that warns against the seeming green on the other side of the fence.

Yozh: A touching creation myth that deals with the common problem of an impossible love.

Cat's Cradle: A chillingly plausible vision of the future demonstrating that oppression never ends.

johnnyjet: An intriguing science fiction story that reveals how the extraordinary can touch the commonplace.

Peter V: A suspenseful tale of pursuit featuring a hardboiled, realistic background.
 
While I've been pondering my own idea (which I've had a vision of in my head and just haven't found the words for yet), I was reading about this ChatGPT thing and decided to give it a whirl. Asked it to write a scifi story on laundry and it wrote me a tale of a future laundry machine that was starting to go haywire due to a rogue AI. I asked it if I should be worried by that choice of topic and it responded by talking about the importance of considering the potential risks and ethical implications of AI without answering the question.

(the story, for what it's worth, was much, much more well written than I expected, though I'm not sure it would have garnered any votes amongst the likes of this crowd)
 
While I've been pondering my own idea (which I've had a vision of in my head and just haven't found the words for yet), I was reading about this ChatGPT thing and decided to give it a whirl. Asked it to write a scifi story on laundry and it wrote me a tale of a future laundry machine that was starting to go haywire due to a rogue AI. I asked it if I should be worried by that choice of topic and it responded by talking about the importance of considering the potential risks and ethical implications of AI without answering the question.

(the story, for what it's worth, was much, much more well written than I expected, though I'm not sure it would have garnered any votes amongst the likes of this crowd)
You never know. It might be worth posting it anyway!:)
 
@BigJ Check with the moderators, I'm not sure that would be allowed as a story to be voted on, but it would get more than a few reads if you posted it in the discussion thread. Actually, that might make a nice thread of its own. I'd like to see what we might all think of it.
 
@Parson I certainly wouldn't post it as an entry in the challenge, given that I didn't write it myself (and because I think I can do better haha). Thought I might share it here after the voting was concluded, if that was alright.

I'd already been thinking about some form of AI in my own entry though, and now I am firmly stuck in that train of thought.
 
@BigJ --- I am utterly certain that there would be no objection to posting here in the Discussion Thread.
 
@otaylor .... Extraction .... Otaylor writes us a story which seems not quite a life of drudgery and yet it is so much more.
*** This is a beautifully subtle story.
 
@BT Jones .... Washing Cycles .... BT Jones turns the tables on a lot of near future expectations and present time conditions and yet someone makes it all seem at least possible if not inevitable.
***Very clever story.
 
@BigJ .... One Must Imagine Sisyphus Happy .... BigJ brings into a world that Sisyphus would certainly recognize, at least in result with it's unending and yet somehow necessary endless task.
 
@mosaix .... Brilliant! .... What can I say? Mosaix has written a SF prison escape caper which coincidently is "Brilliant!"
 
BT Jones: A completely convincing extrapolation of the future, and humanity's ability to adjust.

BigJ: A surreal and profound psychological study with great insight.

paranoid marvin: A playful look at the way that the best-laid plans oft gang agley due to small misunderstandings.

mosaix: A fiendishly clever consideration of the convolutions of paradox.

Parson: A moving plea for humanity over ambition.

Cthulhu.Science: A powerful parable about the haves and the have-nots.
 
The image has not inspired any story for me. That's my shortcoming and lack of imagination, not that of the picture.
So, no story from me this time.
 
The image has not inspired any story for me. That's my shortcoming and lack of imagination, not that of the picture.
So, no story from me this time.
I had exactly the same problem until yesterday. For me the picture was too precise, my mind couldn't drag itself away from the obvious. It took ages but I finally saw something else, something I could work with. Try again @Elckerlyc. See if you can see a different dimension. I know you know this already but your story doesn't have to be about the picture but inspired by it.

It would be a shame if you missed this month.
 
@Cthulhu.Science .... The People's Paradise .... C. S. writes of a place that is normal because that which is unseen is at least as important as that which is seen.

@Christine Wheelwright .... The Flying Machines .... C. W. points out that logical conclusions are like expected conclusions, they might miss the mark by a lot.

@M. Robert Gibson .... Kajar and the Merchant of Khava .... M. R. G. tells us a tall tale of a shyster salesman.
 

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