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SHORT STORY WRITERS CONTEST for August 2020 - CAMPFIRE TALES -- CT2020

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posted on Aug, 24 2020 @ 09:14 AM
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originally posted by: DictionaryOfExcuses
Here's my submission. It's longer than 100 words but it's as short as I could tell it. Hope it's enjoyed.

www.abovetopsecret.com...


First off, I enjoyed your submission even if it was a bit over 100 words, ( I counted; 554 words 3,102 characters).

Second, sadly we'll not be able to accept it in this current Contest, but I certainly hope you'll keep writing and posting and maybe the next contest will not be so word stringent. You get honorable mention for a story that far exceeds all other's in words alone!

Johnny




posted on Aug, 24 2020 @ 10:03 AM
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a reply to: JohnnyAnonymous

Thanks for complimenting my story.



posted on Aug, 24 2020 @ 10:14 AM
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a reply to: [post=25368979]DontTreadOnMe[/post

BOYS --CT2020



posted on Aug, 24 2020 @ 10:25 AM
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a reply to: DictionaryOfExcuses

Let's just hope that no one notices the "You get honorable mention for a story that far exceeds all other's in words alone!"

Some dastardly character may take it as a challenge to be bested.



posted on Aug, 24 2020 @ 10:36 AM
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originally posted by: pthena
a reply to: DictionaryOfExcuses
Some dastardly character may take it as a challenge to be bested.


Several of my (even more verbose) split personalities already have!



posted on Aug, 24 2020 @ 02:46 PM
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Here's another submission.

www.abovetopsecret.com...



posted on Aug, 24 2020 @ 05:57 PM
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I'm pretty curious what the overages will be to remain qualifiable, a strict cutoff at 100, or a degree of leniency.

My original was around 180, trimmed to 150, 140, 120, 113, 109, 105, 103...and 100. lol



posted on Aug, 24 2020 @ 06:41 PM
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a reply to: Liquesence

I'm voting 102.

The two over being the mandatory "The End", which should be a freebie.



posted on Aug, 24 2020 @ 06:46 PM
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originally posted by: pthena
a reply to: Liquesence

I'm voting 102.

The two over being the mandatory "The End", which should be a freebie.



I'd go with 103, if generous. 100 because those are the rules.

"The End" doesn't count, since it's a mandatory inclusion and not part of the story itself.



posted on Aug, 24 2020 @ 07:17 PM
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a reply to: Liquesence

I suppose this is the bakery now and not the writers contest.

"Here's my 101 word story."

"It's supposed to be 100 words."

"Writer's centum don't you know."



posted on Aug, 24 2020 @ 07:19 PM
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originally posted by: pthena
a reply to: Liquesence

I'm voting 102.


ATS short story contest is not a democracy.



posted on Aug, 24 2020 @ 07:20 PM
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a reply to: pthena

Or rather, "Here's my 101 word story."

"Great, enter it in the 101 word contest. This the 100 word contest."



posted on Aug, 24 2020 @ 07:21 PM
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originally posted by: DictionaryOfExcuses

originally posted by: pthena
a reply to: Liquesence

I'm voting 102.


ATS short story contest is not a democracy.


Acually, votes (stars, flags) determine the winner. So it kind is a democracy. A real one.



posted on Aug, 24 2020 @ 07:24 PM
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ATS short story contest is not a democracy.

What Liquesence just said.
Two to one. We win!
edit on 24-8-2020 by pthena because: (no reason given)



posted on Aug, 24 2020 @ 07:33 PM
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a reply to: Liquesence

Bread and circuses. DToM must be deposed!



posted on Aug, 24 2020 @ 07:35 PM
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originally posted by: pthena
a reply to: DictionaryOfExcuses



ATS short story contest is not a democracy.

What Liquesence just said.
Two to one. We win!


"Campfire Tale: What shall we do with the losers?"

The losers were marched to the stage dressed in the best clothing their loved one virtually provided.

A fire burned. The wind was calm.

There was silence from the crowd.

"Last Words!" was the call from the cloaked person holding a burned marshmellow in one hand a charred wiener in the other.

"Burn them!" the crowd yelled.

The accused, before sentence, bellowed in retort, "ATSSSSSSSSSSSS!!!!!!"



posted on Aug, 24 2020 @ 07:39 PM
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originally posted by: DictionaryOfExcuses
a reply to: Liquesence

Bread and circuses. DToM must be deposed!


Heresy.

Off with your head.



posted on Aug, 24 2020 @ 08:19 PM
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... and the peasants began to grumble like thunder in the sky. And the magistrate for ATS-Landia was sequestered.




posted on Aug, 24 2020 @ 08:35 PM
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a reply to: JohnnyAnonymous

I tried to stop the peasants.
Really I did.

No.
I'm with the peasants. Do your worst Magistrate!



posted on Aug, 25 2020 @ 12:29 AM
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A Blinding Light From Above [CT2020] Non-Writer

Good luck to all! I counted The End as 2 of the words FYI, tried to do what was asked of me...Hard to cram a short story into 100 words. But, I gave it the old college try, got the 100 part right I hope...



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