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Old 03-09-2013, 02:19 PM   #31
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You will be able to read all the stories, Katy, but you just won't know who's you are reading. I'll give you a hint if you want to know which one mine is:

It starts up pretty bad, then it gets pretty damn bad, then it starts to get worse, and then, well, you probably won't finish it, to be honest.
haha! Sounds great, dave. I look forward to it.
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Old 03-09-2013, 05:04 PM   #32
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I am going to win. Now if I could only come up with an idea. Help!
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Old 03-09-2013, 05:26 PM   #33
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Good writer. I hope so, too.

Creative nonfiction would of course be accepted if he so chose, tho to even say that makes me want to add an automatic addendum rule that if your story starts out with whores, alcohol, or drugs, you'll start at the bottom of the rankings
I think this deserves notice by all who wish to submit an entry.
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Old 03-09-2013, 05:28 PM   #34
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I am going to win. Now if I could only come up with an idea. Help!
Here you go:

The story is about an ignorant poet. It starts in a mosque in a port city. The story begins with a premonition, climaxes with violence, and ends with temptation. The threat of bioterrorism plays a major part in this story.

Sounds awesome, right?

Story generator: http://www.seventhsanctum.com/genera...nname=storygen
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Old 03-09-2013, 05:41 PM   #35
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Here you go:

The story is about an ignorant poet. It starts in a mosque in a port city. The story begins with a premonition, climaxes with violence, and ends with temptation. The threat of bioterrorism plays a major part in this story.

Sounds awesome, right?

Story generator: http://www.seventhsanctum.com/genera...nname=storygen
Awe, man... this is going to kill my entire afternoon.


This is an epic about rage and the need for traditional values. The story is about a studious performance artist who is constantly opposed by a focused fortune-teller. It takes place on a volcanic planet. The crux of the story involves the paying of a fine.


Okay. I'm sick of it already.
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Old 03-09-2013, 07:34 PM   #36
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Awe, man... this is going to kill my entire afternoon.


This is an epic about rage and the need for traditional values. The story is about a studious performance artist who is constantly opposed by a focused fortune-teller. It takes place on a volcanic planet. The crux of the story involves the paying of a fine.


Okay. I'm sick of it already.
Well, my story is much to sad to be told
But practically everything leaves me totally cold
The only exception I find is the case...

Oh wrong theme...thanks for the help, I'll consider the volcanic planet part. What is that anyway?
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Old 03-09-2013, 07:39 PM   #37
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of...rial_volcanoes
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Old 03-09-2013, 07:47 PM   #38
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Well, my story is much to sad to be told
But practically everything leaves me totally cold
The only exception I find is the case...

Oh wrong theme...thanks for the help, I'll consider the volcanic planet part. What is that anyway?
. . .When I'm out on a quiet spree,
Fighting vainly that old ennui
And I suddenly turn and see
Your fabulous face . . .

Hope that's correct.
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Old 03-09-2013, 11:00 PM   #39
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Creative nonfiction would of course be accepted if he so chose, tho to even say that makes me want to add an automatic addendum rule that if your story starts out with whores, alcohol, or drugs, you'll start at the bottom of the rankings
so much for my plan to draw on personal experience
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Old 03-10-2013, 07:05 AM   #40
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This is an epic about rage and the need for traditional values. The story is about a studious performance artist who is constantly opposed by a focused fortune-teller. It takes place on a volcanic planet. The crux of the story involves the paying of a fine.
Sounds like Scientology
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Old 03-10-2013, 11:16 PM   #41
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so much for my plan to draw on personal experience
You won't be DQd for starting a story with those things. Just be aware how many entries we tend to receive that start that way, and how many end up being about nothing else. We've had several end up being a bizarre stream of consciousness experience, like the author was writing about being high while high. Could be that you're the next Jack Kerouac! But I don't like Kerouac, so take that fwiw.
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Old 03-11-2013, 03:52 AM   #42
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Wait. People are submitting those stories to this contest already?

How many entries did you get about poker?
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Old 03-11-2013, 09:12 AM   #43
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Busto, I was joking! I don't actually have any drugs/hooker stories to tell, my life isn't that interesting lol
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Old 03-11-2013, 10:16 AM   #44
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Wait. People are submitting those stories to this contest already?

How many entries did you get about poker?
Naw, I mean from previous contests.

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Busto, I was joking! I don't actually have any drugs/hooker stories to tell, my life isn't that interesting lol
Lies. I have read your Mistakes threads, sir!!!
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Old 03-11-2013, 07:23 PM   #45
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Can you submit two stories?
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