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Nothing Happened [YOE2018]

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posted on Nov, 21 2018 @ 10:51 AM
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Nothing came. Nothing happened. Nothing left.







Sorry if anyone finds the shortness annoying.
The format is the six-word story.
The idea is that if you think about them long enough: you might perceive, or conceive-of; other potential layers of depth.


The most famous six-word story is:
"For sale. Baby shoes. Never worn."
Contemplating that one, conjures-up all sorts of possibilities.

Gordi-Drums delivered a couple in a post, in the thread for this contest:



"Here lies an honest Lawyer. Strange"

Another one read: "I told you I was Sick"



SSWC Nov. 2018




posted on Nov, 21 2018 @ 02:29 PM
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not nothing, your story ! a great story in fact.

no need for the excuses though, i thought



posted on Nov, 21 2018 @ 02:47 PM
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That's a neat twist and leaves gaps for us to fill in. I like it
edit on 19pWed, 21 Nov 2018 14:47:19 -060020182018-11-21T14:47:19-06:00kAmerica/Chicago30000000k by SprocketUK because: (no reason given)



posted on Nov, 21 2018 @ 03:24 PM
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originally posted by: lucia2389
not nothing, your story ! a great story in fact.

no need for the excuses though, i thought


Thanks Ltwentythreeeightynine.
You are too kind.

You know us Canadians: we apologize, even if we don't know if we did something wrong, or not.



posted on Nov, 21 2018 @ 03:33 PM
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originally posted by: SprocketUK
That's a neat twist and leaves gaps for us to fill in. I like it


Thanks Sproks, for the power-stroke!
Am glad you didn't give me the gears! LoL!

Remember, and particularly like your story about the biker, and the rain:
When the Rain comes

Did you ever submit that anywhere else?



posted on Nov, 21 2018 @ 03:49 PM
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a reply to: Nothin


I haven't no. Thanks though
I sent one of my biker fiction stories in to an author and he liked it enough to give me some great feedback and asked to use a bit of it for one of his own stories. Even sent me a tentative acknowledgement for his new book



posted on Nov, 21 2018 @ 04:08 PM
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originally posted by: SprocketUK
a reply to: Nothin


I haven't no. Thanks though
I sent one of my biker fiction stories in to an author and he liked it enough to give me some great feedback and asked to use a bit of it for one of his own stories. Even sent me a tentative acknowledgement for his new book


Sweet!
See: you're an idea guy now!

Some may say that ideas and concepts aren't worth a hill of beans in this consensual reality, but what else is there, really?



posted on Nov, 21 2018 @ 04:12 PM
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a reply to: Nothin



Yeah, you never know, I may end up with a free copy of his new book



posted on Nov, 21 2018 @ 04:18 PM
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originally posted by: SprocketUK
a reply to: Nothin



Yeah, you never know, I may end up with a free copy of his new book


That would be nice!

Do you write, or submit any writing, anywhere else?



posted on Nov, 21 2018 @ 04:21 PM
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a reply to: Nothin

Couple of things, none of them got taken on though.

Slowly working on a big story right now. That author, told me to send it in when I am done, so we will see, he has a publishing business on the side.



posted on Nov, 21 2018 @ 04:30 PM
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a reply to: SprocketUK

Interesting!

Perhaps one day, you can remember your old pal, and write a story about Nothing?

Maybe a book with zero pages? LoL!



posted on Nov, 21 2018 @ 04:36 PM
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a reply to: Nothin

Nothing might make a good (tough) topic for the story comp on here



posted on Nov, 21 2018 @ 04:51 PM
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originally posted by: SprocketUK
a reply to: Nothin

Nothing might make a good (tough) topic for the story comp on here




Maybe just a bunch of blank pages... LoL!

Do you have any subject ideas, in case you win again, or would you rather keep them to yourself?



posted on Nov, 21 2018 @ 04:54 PM
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a reply to: Nothin
If (and it is only an if) I win in the future I am going to suggest a flash fiction of 100 words. Maybe no subject just those 100 words +/- 10% .

I think that would make for a LOT of entries.



posted on Nov, 21 2018 @ 05:32 PM
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originally posted by: SprocketUK
a reply to: Nothin
If (and it is only an if) I win in the future I am going to suggest a flash fiction of 100 words. Maybe no subject just those 100 words +/- 10% .

I think that would make for a LOT of entries.


Sounds like a good one!
In a way: it relates to a similar groove of this six-word-story jazz.

If Art stretches-out into unlimited openness: then where-to after?
Perhaps the artificial application of limitations, as experiments?

If so: then your subject might draw enough entries, to make good-old-Gordie smile, and feel a little better for all of the effort he puts-in to organize these contests.



posted on Nov, 21 2018 @ 05:54 PM
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a reply to: Nothin

Sometimes the story is so big you need to cut down your description and allow the reader to fill in the blanks.



posted on Nov, 21 2018 @ 06:05 PM
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a reply to: SprocketUK

Yes!
Art that inspires!
Art that evokes!

Is it not similar to the feeling of the painter: whom witnesses others, witnessing his creation?
Is it not similar to the feeling of the live-actor: whom sees the tears in the audience?
Is it not similar to the feeling of the musician in a 'small-time'-band: seeing folks get-up and dance to the music he is playing?

The writer's interaction with the reader: indeed.



posted on Nov, 21 2018 @ 06:22 PM
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a reply to: Nothin


I can't remember who said it, but a famous guitarist said the important notes are the ones you don't play. Dave Gilmour maybe?



posted on Nov, 21 2018 @ 06:56 PM
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a reply to: SprocketUK

Google says it was a quote from Miles Davis.

Have also heard musicians say that the spaces in-between the notes: are just as important as the notes.

Maybe this points-back to the idea: that limits; can inspire artists, as well as observers?



posted on Nov, 21 2018 @ 07:07 PM
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originally posted by: Nothin
a reply to: SprocketUK

Google says it was a quote from Miles Davis.

Have also heard musicians say that the spaces in-between the notes: are just as important as the notes.

Maybe this points-back to the idea: that limits; can inspire artists, as well as observers?






Hmm Miles Davis sounds right. Love Kind of Blue, though his Woodstock thing was a bit hard going.




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