DISCUSSION THREAD -- APRIL 2023 -- 75 Word Writing Challenge

paranoid marvin

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I looked up "liminality" and the only definition I got was an anthropological one.


My understanding is that it's the point between the beginning and the end. If you think of a metaphorical journey from point A to point C, liminality is the transitionary point B in between.

The 'journey' could be the point between adolescence and adulthood, the point between an insect being a caterpillar and a butterfly, the point where you are neither a novice or a master etc.
 

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Ta daa....

A smoke machine kicks into action with laser lights for additional drama.

I have arrived from the March thread in the blink of an eye for me, but days have gone by in normal time (sofa... what sofa?).

I've seen the theme, so I'm off to May's 75 word competition where life is easier. Still a very fitting theme from someone who lives in a wardrobe, a space transitioning from one place to another if ever I've seen one.

An excellent theme, and one I don't yet understand fully, but that is the journey I guess.
 

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Ok, I'm in. Not sure if I hit the mark but I had an idea and ran with it.
 

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That would be being far too kind.

Starting with Tudorpunk was a good move but, to achieve maximum pain, a changing it was required... to "In the style of Kipling".

Verily. If thou couldst write in that style, whilst all about lose their heads, thou wouldst be a man, nuncle.
 

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I actually think this is a great theme, except that exploring the stages of a life in 75 words sounds a bridge too far for the average country parson.

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@Cat's Cradle .... The Harvest .... An exploration of the liminality of the harvest season.

@The Judge .... Anything – Liminality – Goes .... A lyrical tour-de-force of the limits of liminality.
*I'm officially in awe. But I wonder what goes on in your mind to come up with this.

@Luiglin .... Now .... A cogent reflection of the time of liminality.

@THX1138 .... Suspended in Twilight .... A story of a double bind of liminality.

Parson mumbles to self: "Oh great, with this level of stories it's going to be impossible to vote!"
 

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@The Judge .... Anything – Liminality – Goes .... A lyrical tour-de-force of the limits of liminality.
*I'm officially in awe. But I wonder what goes on in your mind to come up with this.
Trust me, Parson, I ask myself the same question almost every day.

Though in this case, surely I'm not the only one to have started singing** upon seeing the genre? From singing to trying to adapt the words was but a bunny-hop and after that it was just a matter of trying to cram in as much as I possibly could.


** using the term very loosely in my case
 

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trust me, Parson, I ask myself the same question almost every day.
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Though in this case, surely I'm not the only one to have started singing** upon seeing the genre?
All I know is that I most certainly didn't. I doubt I ever heard the song you took over. I had to Google it to be sure it was actually a song. And it was, and a pretty clever one at that.
 

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I think I have something but I'm going to brew on it for a while. Judge has taken the early entry spot and turned everything on it's head, so with the world gone mad I'll wait a little longer.

Some good entries so far, so I think we're all getting to grips with the theme.
 

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Ugh, already in a writing slump and the quality of early entries has me in a “why bother?” sort of mood.

But don’t worry, I’ll still bother. I’m stubborn like that.
 

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@JS Wiig I had to leave an urgent text to the Muse for this challange. That and placing a pizza in a bear trap in the backyard.

Now where did I leave that gas-powered thinking hat of mine?
 

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