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Title: Short Story Challenge #38
Post by: Mister URL on May 15, 2016, 08:36:38 AM
This is an area that I am interested in, so it follows that everyone must be interested in it.

Write a story in 1000 words or less that uses Space as the setting. That is anything off-planet Earth, from the International Space Station outward to the furthest expanding edge of the Universe. The time can be anywhere from the Big Bang instant into the far future whimpering death of the Universe.

This gives a near-infinite degree of scope for your story. PM the entries to me. The contest closes at 1800 GMT on May 24.

Will a Moderator please sticky this? (And let me know if I've forgotten anything.)
Title: Re: Short Story Challenge #38
Post by: heidi52 on May 15, 2016, 08:52:02 AM
Great prompt Mister URL!

That should spark some interesting stories.
Title: Re: Short Story Challenge #38
Post by: Catherine F on May 15, 2016, 03:18:21 PM
Interesting to see what we'll do with this wiiiiide setting: we'll have room to expand.
Title: Re: Short Story Challenge #38
Post by: Catherine F on May 15, 2016, 04:15:29 PM
All we need now is a decent plot to fit the setting. Here's a link which could be useful:

http://www.theguardian.com/books/2016/may/14/whatever-next-pleasures-plot-dickens-line-of-duty
Title: Re: Sticky: Short Story Challenge #38
Post by: Tom 10 on May 20, 2016, 08:14:03 PM
Ah geez, a thousand word short story -- plus a plot?

Title: Re: Sticky: Short Story Challenge #38
Post by: Mister URL on May 21, 2016, 09:58:35 AM
First entry is in!
Title: Re: Sticky: Short Story Challenge #38
Post by: Mister URL on May 24, 2016, 03:53:08 PM
NOTICE:

I am extending the deadline one more day, so you now have until tomorrow, Wednesday, May 25, at 1800 GMT to work feverishly and get your story to me.