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

Congratulations @ therapist

It was a close call for my vote between you and @ The Judge. For me they were both first class entries.

A few musings...

I chose Gas Lamp fantasy as it was the genre when I first entered the 75 and I really enjoyed it, though I must admit that I was not even aware it existed as an actual genre prior to this. In hindsight, given the lack of entries, it was probably not the wisest choice.

I got a few mentions, thank you to all who did, but overall was very disappointed with my entry's reception. I thought it a clever (and who knows, quite possibly the actual) reason as to why Jack the Ripper was never caught and the murders stopped.

Jack mutilated his victims to hide the fact that they were being killed by a vampire. On foiling him (just too late for the unfortunate fifth victim), Abraham Van Helsing, a Dutchman (as created by Bram Stoker) also hid the evidence that it was the work of a vampire, deeming it unwise to let the public know that these creatures actually existed. And thus the mystery of the Ripper was forever guaranteed.

I am completely blank for the 300. Not sure if I have missed one since entering my first but unless something jumps out and really sets my creative juices flowing, I will this time.

Peter
 
I chose Gas Lamp fantasy as it was the genre when I first entered the 75 and I really enjoyed it, though I must admit that I was not even aware it existed as an actual genre prior to this. In hindsight, given the lack of entries, it was probably not the wisest choice.
There are many reasons why people might not enter in any given month, so don't worry about choosing a slightly unusual genre. It's good for us to have something a little different, to get the little grey cells working -- the Challenges are meant to challenge us, after all!

I got a few mentions, thank you to all who did, but overall was very disappointed with my entry's reception. I thought it a clever (and who knows, quite possibly the actual) reason as to why Jack the Ripper was never caught and the murders stopped.

Jack mutilated his victims to hide the fact that they were being killed by a vampire. On foiling him (just too late for the unfortunate fifth victim), Abraham Van Helsing, a Dutchman (as created by Bram Stoker) also hid the evidence that it was the work of a vampire, deeming it unwise to let the public know that these creatures actually existed. And thus the mystery of the Ripper was forever guaranteed.
I'm feeling smug now as I got all of that! And yes, I thought it was a clever idea, but it perhaps suffered because there were a number of Ripper-ish tales, so didn't stick out as much as it would have done in another Challenge.

I am completely blank for the 300.
You and me both! We've still got nearly 36 hours to come up with something, though, so we just need to get thinking.
 
Jack mutilated his victims to hide the fact that they were being killed by a vampire. On foiling him (just too late for the unfortunate fifth victim), Abraham Van Helsing, a Dutchman (as created by Bram Stoker) also hid the evidence that it was the work of a vampire, deeming it unwise to let the public know that these creatures actually existed. And thus the mystery of the Ripper was forever guaranteed.
That is a really great concept. If you're out of ideas for the 350, then write about that idea again.
 

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