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posted on May, 19 2008 @ 10:23 PM
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Lol. Doing that now Intrepid. 3 months unemployed, got sick, again. And gas at 4 dollars a gallon. Peanut butter, crackers, and tuna. I've learned how to make soup out of backyard rocks (just kidding). Cleveland OH area is DEAD economically. Thank God for my 401k and savings. And I'm dang happy for the crackers, tuna, and peanut butter, but find myself dreaming of days of yore, 3 inch tbones on the grill matted in fresh cut sweet onions and mushrooms. Oooooohhhhh, I think I just hurt my salivary glands. Ouch.

[edit on 5/20/2008 by jpm1602]




posted on May, 20 2008 @ 02:27 AM
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JohnQ two go in one comes out. I can't help thinking about the Elmer Fudd's dog going psycho on him from watching tv announcer!



posted on May, 20 2008 @ 01:24 PM
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OK, how about this? A comp where you have to include:

1- A telephone call.
2- A mode of transportation
3- Discussion with a parent(living or dead)
4- Contact with an authority figure
5- A party of any kind



posted on May, 20 2008 @ 01:28 PM
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Survival comp? Don't understand what you mean there bro.

I really like the idea of head to head though.

Things are so stressful at work at the moment it will be so nice to just clear the mind and write.

:-)



posted on May, 20 2008 @ 01:32 PM
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Originally posted by more_serotonin_pls
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Survival comp? Don't understand what you mean there bro.


A bug out situation. Specifics could be included.


I really like the idea of head to head though.


That could be arranged. Find someone you would like to go head-to-head with and we can make it happen.

I'm not married to any of these suggestions(just throwing out ideas), it's up to you guys to decide what you want. That's how the last comp. came off and it came off very well.



posted on May, 20 2008 @ 01:36 PM
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Ah hah -

The bug out idea is good, but I'm afraid that I would just be toooooo pessimistic and depress everybody.


hows about as an open title...

'The Morning Before...'

quite loose and leaves a wide scope for interpretation.

Just another idea.



posted on May, 20 2008 @ 02:28 PM
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O.K., now . . . 1. Shortest usage that makes sense wins. 2. Best story
using entire list wins (under 500 words) 3. Most original use of word list
wins 4. Best usage of word list "in order" wins . . .etc., etc., etc.



posted on May, 23 2008 @ 05:24 AM
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Originally posted by intrepid
OK, how about this? A comp where you have to include:

1- A telephone call.
2- A mode of transportation
3- Discussion with a parent(living or dead)
4- Contact with an authority figure
5- A party of any kind


I like this idea, Intrepid.

It leaves it wide open for any scenario.
The thing is, if we just pick one scenario for everyone, the stories become far too similar.
I prefer to read a wide range of topics and see what people come up with, verses all the stories based on one idea.
Just my 2 pennies.



posted on May, 24 2008 @ 09:42 AM
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Bumpity, bumpity, bump bump...





posted on May, 24 2008 @ 09:45 AM
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I would guess we would need a designated thread or what for our stories? Certainly in the Members Short Stories section would work with the appropriate tag as to let the judges of this contest know that it is a submission right?


1- A telephone call.
2- A mode of transportation
3- Discussion with a parent(living or dead)
4- Contact with an authority figure
5- A party of any kind


I could agree with this. Sounds like a lot of different stories could flow from these basic 5 guidelines.

(WNWC)



posted on May, 27 2008 @ 11:58 AM
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This is not what it seems, a pitiful one-line post.

Instead, think of it as a stimulant. Intrepid, we are ready.

Whilst thou not sayeth the word ?



posted on May, 27 2008 @ 12:33 PM
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Originally posted by intrepid
OK, how about this? A comp where you have to include:

1- A telephone call.
2- A mode of transportation
3- Discussion with a parent(living or dead)
4- Contact with an authority figure
5- A party of any kind


I like this idea.
Just wondering about guidelines? Fact, fiction, on earth, spaceship, another world etc...



posted on May, 27 2008 @ 12:35 PM
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I guess we have consensus Interepid. Just need the go ahead from you to begin.

Hmm not making a one line post to say HEY WERE READY HERE! Woot!



posted on May, 27 2008 @ 02:24 PM
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I agree, let's get this show on the road.
But hey Intrepid, how's about keeping the topic/subject of the story open, as long as it has the listed required elements to it.
It would make for a more interesting contest if we didn't just stick to one or two topics with which to write about.



posted on May, 30 2008 @ 04:33 PM
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Maybe a story inspired by a song?

Perhaps we take a story that's been written, chop off the end and have a contest to see who can write the better ending amongst us?

Perhaps a story about a new take on magic or some such thing?

Just some ideas of mine that you can choose from.



posted on Jun, 2 2008 @ 11:07 AM
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Please explain the D-R-A-G here. Somebody make a decision.

It's like suggestions are made and then . . .nothing happens.

What makes this process take so long ?

If some of us didn't have writer's bloc before, we're going to get it now.

( Should we check back in a month a so ? ) GEEEEEZ !



posted on Jun, 2 2008 @ 11:09 AM
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Hey man. Patience. I've got obligations in RL too.



posted on Jun, 2 2008 @ 11:17 AM
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Patience is one thing. Inaction is another.

I don't need someone telling me to be patient when I know some of us
here HAVE BEEN VERY PATIENT.



posted on Jun, 2 2008 @ 11:38 AM
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As a writer myself, I find stories are like bowel movents, I have to get them out even though some of them stink. My advice is to just write, and then see if what your brain gave birth to fits the need. Trust me, I have reams of things that may someday find a home.

(Did I just use the words "bowel", "stink", "ream" and "birth" in a paragraph about my own writing? I wonder what Freud would make of that?
)



posted on Jun, 2 2008 @ 11:39 AM
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OK, I'll give you the choice. Which of these should I give up so that I can do this for you? My full time job, where I am now. My weekend job? Yes, I work 7 days a week. Double shifted Sat. Worked 8am to midnight. I was looking after my youngest Thus. and Fri., she's autistic btw. The rest of the membership? I cleared my u2us a week ago and currently have over 260 now, and another one came in when I clicked to do this post. That doesn't even take into account basic household stuff like cooking. Hmm, what about talking to the wife and kids?

So, what should I give up to accomidate you?




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