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SHORT STORY WRITERS CONTEST for April 2019 - "SNEAKING SUSPICIONS" [SS2019]

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posted on Apr, 1 2019 @ 01:28 PM
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originally posted by: Mreal402
a reply to: Gordi The Drummer
I would like to participate, but I have no idea how to navigate/post as I am brand new at this. If its not to inconvenient could you walk me through it? I apologize in advance for asking for your time, and understand if its not possible to do so. Thanks


Write something in notepad. Make sure it is 50 words.

Click new new thread in the Short Story forum. Put SS2019 at the end of your title and copy and paste your story. Job done.

edit on 1/4/19 by LightSpeedDriver because: Typo


ETA And make sure you have replied too.
edit on 1/4/19 by LightSpeedDriver because: ETA




posted on Apr, 1 2019 @ 01:32 PM
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a reply to: Mreal402

I'm not 100% sure about the particular forum in which the contest is held, but I think you need to have a minimum of 20 posts before you can create a thread outside the Introductions Forum.

Once you've introduced yourself and responded to all the hellos you'll likely get, you should have the minimum number of posts needed.

To create an introduction thread, click on the link above then click on the,"New Topic," button to introduce yourself:


The same button in each forum is how you create a new thread.



posted on Apr, 1 2019 @ 01:34 PM
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a reply to: jadedANDcynical
Please forgive me as I'm not exactly sure how to post/link here yet - I'm new. This sounds fun, I've inquired from Gordi regarding how to do so. I figured I might write mine here, and perhaps you can post it until I figure/am taught how. If that is wrong, my bad!
SS2019 Eidolic
The piss hadn't dried from his fingertips as he reached into his can of dip...
tingling spiders of fear creeping up his scalp - frozen, he crouched in position.
He could, and he would wait all night if necessary;
A cold spike as he saw it - another, as it saw him.
The End



posted on Apr, 1 2019 @ 01:35 PM
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a reply to: jadedANDcynical

Holy smokes I just saw this reply...after I sent you mine. Thank you for the information!

edit on 1-4-2019 by Mreal402 because: spelling



posted on Apr, 1 2019 @ 01:38 PM
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a reply to: jadedANDcynical

When
I go where you suggested, I show a circle with a line through it vs. a plus sign at the new topic link...I 'll do some more research, thank you for your time!!!



posted on Apr, 1 2019 @ 01:41 PM
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originally posted by: InTheLight
None of the links work for me.


Oddness for sure, I've had no issues with any of the links.

I know sometimes when people post the link directly instead of using the bbcode or built in script of the reply box the link can be truncated and not lead to the desired location, but that isn't the case in any of the links I've clicked on here so far.



posted on Apr, 1 2019 @ 02:10 PM
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a reply to: Gordi The Drummer

www.abovetopsecret.com...
Doppelganger [SS2019]



posted on Apr, 1 2019 @ 04:23 PM
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Hello and congratulations to all writers of the last contest and good luck to all writers for this contest too.

Here is my first non-writer submission of exactly 50 words. I may write another, but I am not normally paranoid so thinking in a paranoia state is a little bit hard for me as I tend to approach most things in a science-based manner first.

Suspected Mango Meddling?



posted on Apr, 1 2019 @ 05:56 PM
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a reply to: Gordi The Drummer

Here's a sad little set of sentences that I liked.

I hope others do as well... Submitted as Writer

Suspicions SS2019

Great reads so far!!!!




edit on 1-4-2019 by Lumenari because: (no reason given)



posted on Apr, 2 2019 @ 01:53 AM
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originally posted by: CynConcepts
a reply to: Gordi The Drummer

Gordy... Was just wondering if I forgot to put SS2019 inside brackets [SS2019] will my submission not be considered?



Hi Cyn,

The [SS2019] just makes it much easier for the staff to find and pin your entry at the top of the Short Story Forum.
(Some readers like to go direct to the Short Story Forum and read lots of entries in one go, rather than scan this thread for them.)
Missing it out will NOT result in a disqualification, but will make it harder to locate your entry - I can ask our staffers to add the [SS2019] and pin it if you like?

G



posted on Apr, 2 2019 @ 02:08 AM
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originally posted by: Mreal402
a reply to: Gordi The Drummer
I would like to participate, but I have no idea how to navigate/post as I am brand new at this. If its not to inconvenient could you walk me through it? I apologize in advance for asking for your time, and understand if its not possible to do so. Thanks


Hi Mr,
Yup, as Light and jaded have already indicated (THANKS Guys!)...
You can write your entry in notepad (or similar), then go to the Short Story Forum (There is a LINK in the OP here) and start a NEW TOPIC using the "+" menu button at the top right of the Short Story Forum main page.
Enter your title (including [SS2019]) and then copy/paste your entry into the "Your Opening Post" window.
As jaded mentioned - you need to have 20+ posts before you can start new threads, but that'll come quickly if you reply to all of us!

When your new thread is complete, click on it and you will see that your Opening Post will have a "LINK" pin near the top right. You can right-click and "Copy" link location, you then create a reply in this (contest) thread, and - using the Link Button (6th button from the left at the top of your reply) you can name your link and then paste the actual link into the appropriate window for everyone here to see. (I can help to provide a "link" post if that sounds a bit complicated, but I think that it's best if YOU create the actual Short Story Thread yourself!

I hope this helps! (Sounds much more complicated than it actually is!!)
If you need any further help - just ask.

kindest regards,
G

Edit to add:
YAY! I see that you managed to create your story thread.
Well Done You.

edit on 2-4-2019 by Gordi The Drummer because: I wanted to add a PS



posted on Apr, 2 2019 @ 07:41 AM
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a reply to: Gordi The Drummer

Short and hard to do (for me) www.abovetopsecret.com...



posted on Apr, 2 2019 @ 07:57 AM
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originally posted by: Gordi The Drummer

originally posted by: CynConcepts
a reply to: Gordi The Drummer

Gordy... Was just wondering if I forgot to put SS2019 inside brackets [SS2019] will my submission not be considered?



Hi Cyn,

The [SS2019] just makes it much easier for the staff to find and pin your entry at the top of the Short Story Forum.
(Some readers like to go direct to the Short Story Forum and read lots of entries in one go, rather than scan this thread for them.)
Missing it out will NOT result in a disqualification, but will make it harder to locate your entry - I can ask our staffers to add the [SS2019] and pin it if you like?

G


Thank you Gordy. I would appreciate the assistance, since I cannot do it myself.



posted on Apr, 2 2019 @ 09:49 AM
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originally posted by: CynConcepts

Thank you Gordy. I would appreciate the assistance, since I cannot do it myself.


There must be a "guardian mod" looking after you, as it would appear that your story has indeed been recognised and pinned at the top of the forum. (No bracket required!! LOL)




posted on Apr, 2 2019 @ 10:21 AM
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posted on Apr, 2 2019 @ 10:38 AM
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a reply to: Gordi The Drummer



haven't written in like 2 years. here goes.

first entry

Graveyard Shift [SS2019]
edit on 2/4/2019 by chris_stibrany because: (no reason given)



posted on Apr, 2 2019 @ 10:44 AM
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a reply to: LightSpeedDriver



second entry!

Invasion [SS2019]



posted on Apr, 2 2019 @ 01:05 PM
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a reply to: Gordi The Drummer

How come some people's posts are pinned with the arrow icon on the side and some like mine are not?



posted on Apr, 2 2019 @ 01:27 PM
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originally posted by: chris_stibrany

How come some people's posts are pinned with the arrow icon on the side and some like mine are not?


That's an easy one... did you remember to send the "secret" payment??? (wink wink)

OR

The pinning process is done manually by our wonderful mods & staffers, and occasionally it takes a wee while for them to "spot the stragglers". So long as yours have the [SS2019] in the title, then I'm sure they'll be pinned soon!

PS - I will check back later just to make sure, and will report any stragglers!

Welcome aboard!
G



posted on Apr, 2 2019 @ 01:30 PM
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a reply to: Gordi The Drummer


cheers from a fellow drummer
currently laid up from drumming minus very slow with hotrods for 2 weeks because of tendonitis and perhaps carpal tunnel (tingling in thumb) due to too much weight lifting followed by two nights in a row of drumming. grrrr



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