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Writing Challenge No. 48
« on: December 19, 2008, 01:54:37 PM »
As the last challenge was all about alcohol -- and no doubt many people carried out some intensive practical research -- I thought the next challenge should involve a bit of detoxing. Consequently, this new challenge is all about...

water.

As long as water features heavily, stories could be about...
- drinking it;
- having too much of it (flooding, drowning, etc.);
- having too little of it (deserts, droughts, etc.);
- travelling on it (or under it);
- nasty things being introduced into it by assorted baddies or aliens;
- saucy goings-on involving beds filled with it;
- passing it;
- any combination of the above;
- any other watery themes.

Get the pitcher? Good.

Water, water everywhere...
Any genre.
Maximum word length = 1,500 words.
Deadline for submissions = Sunday 25th January, 23.59 GMT.
Please PM all entries to me.


Go on. You know you want to.

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Re: Writing Challenge No. 48
« Reply #1 on: December 19, 2008, 01:56:29 PM »
I would be most grateful if any passing moderator could sticky this. Thank you.
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Re: Writing Challenge No. 48
« Reply #2 on: December 19, 2008, 05:23:51 PM »
Sounds good Mr X 

psst!! Xerika I hear there is going to be a special prize for this one if you get over 12 entries  ::)

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Re: Writing Challenge No. 48
« Reply #3 on: December 19, 2008, 06:10:05 PM »
You're quite right, ma. Thanks for reminding me.  :)

Yes indeed, if I receive more than 12 entries for this challenge, there will be prizes for the first two entrants as follows:

Ist Prize = an evening with Brigadier 'Buffy'

2nd Prize = two evenings with Brigadier 'Buffy'.
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Re: Writing Challenge No. 48
« Reply #4 on: December 19, 2008, 06:16:40 PM »
Its all stickied X.  ;D ;D

I'm going to try and enter this one just for the prizes.  ::) ::)

Sounds like another fun challenge. :D
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Re: Writing Challenge No. 48
« Reply #5 on: December 19, 2008, 06:19:23 PM »
I'm going to enter too Xerika because I want the booby prize. ;D

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Re: Writing Challenge No. 48
« Reply #6 on: December 19, 2008, 06:21:50 PM »
 :o :o :o :o :o :o :o

He never mentioned that Ma.
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Re: Writing Challenge No. 48
« Reply #7 on: December 19, 2008, 06:26:15 PM »
FF. Thanks for making it sticky and I look forward to your entry.  ;D

Ma. The booby prize was supposed to be a secret. I suppose I'll have to make a clean breast of it now.  ;D
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Re: Writing Challenge No. 48
« Reply #8 on: December 19, 2008, 06:30:22 PM »
Yes, clean breasts is what we want to see X, spill.  ::) ::)
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Re: Writing Challenge No. 48
« Reply #9 on: December 19, 2008, 06:32:34 PM »
Waaaaaaaaaa They will all want it X :'( :'(

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Re: Writing Challenge No. 48
« Reply #10 on: December 19, 2008, 06:36:17 PM »
Goes to show you Ma, loose lips sink ships and you just sunk yours.  ::) ::)

You could write this into your challenge entry, being all watery and all.  ;D
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Re: Writing Challenge No. 48
« Reply #11 on: December 19, 2008, 09:36:37 PM »
Yes, clean breasts is what we want to see X, spill.  ::) ::)

OK, OK, the booby prize will be a (slightly soiled) copy of Stephen King's The Tommyknockers.

Satisfied?  :o
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Re: Writing Challenge No. 48
« Reply #12 on: December 19, 2008, 10:19:25 PM »
I thought the booby prize was going to be clean breasts? 

Is this one of those bait and switch tactics?
I have a motto: when in doubt, go for the cheap laugh.

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Re: Writing Challenge No. 48
« Reply #13 on: December 19, 2008, 10:30:04 PM »
'Bait and Switch'? Oh, jeez, don't tell me there's yet another of those crap US cop duo TV series.
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Re: Writing Challenge No. 48
« Reply #14 on: December 20, 2008, 06:40:08 AM »
Hmmm... let me see...
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Cheers Mr X, seems the odds are somewhat against my having reasons for not entering this...
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a ride!"