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Contest October-November 2020 Short Story Contest, Entries Closed

Discussion in 'Fluff and Stories' started by Scalenex, Sep 22, 2020.

  1. Lizards of Renown
    Slann

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    Hmmmm.... Funnily enough, on my only win, I next wrote something I knew was an unpopular/unliked subject... unintentional, but possibly something like this was at the back of my mind?

    For sure, doing the contest myself and promoting it to others always has the ulterior motive for me of encouraging others to write. I think that's the main value of the contest to be honest.

    That's actually quite funny.
     
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  2. Lizards of Renown
    Slann

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    Thread seems to have died a little...

    Any news from anyone?
     
  3. Paradoxical Pacifism
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    I've started brainstorming ideas for my story. Had this insanely weird dream that was both wistful and heartfelt that's inspiring me to write.
     
  4. thedarkfourth
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    I've submitted mine. It's about someone who wants to submit shortform prose about aztec-themed reptile civilizations to quarterly competitions but doesn't have anywhere to turn, until he finds.... A Place to Call Home.
     
  5. Lizards of Renown
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    Um.... I think this was supposed to be in a PM to Scalenex ;)
     
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  6. Scalenex
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    Scalenex Keeper of the Indexes Staff Member

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    Got two entries in. Two entries is enough to have a contest. Huzzah.
     
  7. Lizards of Renown
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  8. Killer Angel
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    Let's say that my story is structured in my mind.
    But i'm struggling to find the time to write anything. I still have to read a single page of the new necrons' codex.
    A big flood plus many landslides hit my region, and being a geologist i'm working 7/7 days since last sunday.
     
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  9. Lizards of Renown
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    You are pardoned for your lack of involvement due to your humanitarian work ;)
     
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  10. Paradoxical Pacifism
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  11. Imrahil
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    My productivity on this subject was quite something. At first an other story idea popped into my head and after careful weighing, the probability of me getting that story going, I decided to stick with my first story. :p

    Grrr, Imrahil
     
  12. Infinity Turtle
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    Alas, aside from writing out a basic synopsis which I’m not entirely satisfied with, I have been otherwise engaged preparing for final yr 12 exams...

    Hopefully I’ll have a bit more time this week to jot down notes and get to writing :)
     
  13. Lizards of Renown
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    :D

    I hear the Jaws music playing in the background as your story creeps towards us...
     
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  14. Scalenex
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    The first week of the contest, there are usually one or two eager beavers who submit something. The second week of the contest usually has zero submissions, even on contests with an unusual high turnout.

    The third week typically gets another one or two entries with the bulk arriving in the last week and a good portion arriving in the last two or three days.
     
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  15. pendrake
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    Television Show Reference ?
     
  16. Lizards of Renown
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    I find myself slotted into a category... :( oh dear...
     
  17. Scalenex
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    I didn't mention you. Also, sometimes people get an idea early. Eager beavers is a temporary condition that most Fluff forum regulars enter at least once. Not @Y'ttar Scaletail, he's always one of the last entries. I think he wants to be the 13th entry. He's come close to that once or twice.
     
  18. Lizards of Renown
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    You didn't it's true.

    I just found myself agreeing with your analysis and then realized I have often found myself as one of the first entrants in previous contests...

    Ah, well. I do enjoy the contest, so I guess that's it then.
     
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  19. Y'ttar Scaletail
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    Oh, i've been tagged.

    Erm...*Shuffles through papers*...I might have had a rough idea-thing maybe...erm...
     
  20. Lizards of Renown
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