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Short Story Challenge #33
« on: January 12, 2016, 08:29:59 PM »
Short Story Challenge #33

The weather in my part of the world canít seem to make up its mind if it Winter or Spring. Since I donít care for cold weather, I prefer to look forward to Spring and hope itís not long arriving.

So I would like to see stories with a word count between 400 and 500 words. Just to be clear, not even one word below 400 or one word above 500. That still gives you lots of wiggle room.

The stories should also use the word Spring, as in a Season of the year.
Plus at least one insect of your choice, that can be expected to see showing up in the spring. Such as Dirt Dobbers (also known as Mud Dobbers, plus several other names), Wasp, Yellow Jackets, Ants of any kind, etc.

PM all entries to me with SS Challenge #33 in the subject line.

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move down the left side menu and click "Send personal message"

The dead line is Monday, Feb. 1, 2016 at 12:00 noon my time,  6:00 GMT.
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Re: Sticky: Short Story Challenge #33
« Reply #1 on: January 12, 2016, 08:46:02 PM »
Okay. ;D

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Re: Sticky: Short Story Challenge #33
« Reply #2 on: January 12, 2016, 09:15:45 PM »
Okay. ;D

Does that mean you've already started writing?   ;)
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Re: Sticky: Short Story Challenge #33
« Reply #3 on: January 13, 2016, 07:25:21 PM »
But of course, polishing now. :o

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Re: Sticky: Short Story Challenge #33
« Reply #4 on: January 14, 2016, 04:50:13 PM »
I've received some good submissions, but come on guys, I'm greedy. I want more.

It's like chocolate, no matter how much I might eat, I still want more.  ;D 
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Re: Sticky: Short Story Challenge #33
« Reply #5 on: January 15, 2016, 12:55:52 PM »
That's a mighty fine prompt you got there Alice... I am tempted sorely. I guess my term papers will have to wait a wee bit.
You KNOW you want to vote for the winner for the Short Story Challenge.

http://mywriterscircle.com/index.php?topic=58884.0

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Re: Sticky: Short Story Challenge #33
« Reply #6 on: January 15, 2016, 01:22:31 PM »
That's a mighty fine prompt you got there Alice... I am tempted sorely. I guess my term papers will have to wait a wee bit.

Looking forward to yours and lots of others from all the writers around here.  :D
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Re: Sticky: Short Story Challenge #33
« Reply #7 on: January 24, 2016, 02:04:49 PM »
There are about 6 days left to get those short stories in to me.

When it comes to short (short) stories, I'm like the Cookie Monster, always wanting more.  ;D
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Re: Sticky: Short Story Challenge #33
« Reply #8 on: January 24, 2016, 04:13:09 PM »
Sounds like fun!
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Re: Sticky: Short Story Challenge #33
« Reply #9 on: January 24, 2016, 04:18:38 PM »
Sounds like fun!

Good plapier, have some fun writing and then send it my way via PM so I can enjoy it too before time comes for the vote.  :D
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Re: Sticky: Short Story Challenge #33
« Reply #10 on: January 29, 2016, 02:31:55 PM »
Count Down time now. Feb.1 (on my calendar) is the deadline. So you have approximately 3 days, minus about an hour and a half.  :D

If you've already started your entry, please finish it up and get it PMed to me.

But if you haven't started writing it yet, there is still time. Just get going, it's only between 400 and 500 words. I know some of you can do that standing on your heads. Some of us (like me) need to be sitting up with the computer in front of us.  ;D
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Re: Short Story Challenge #33
« Reply #11 on: February 01, 2016, 03:42:38 PM »
Voting Now Open.
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Re: Short Story Challenge #33
« Reply #12 on: February 06, 2016, 09:51:28 PM »
just a reminder that you have Five and a half days to vote for your favorite Short Story right here.

http://mywriterscircle.com/index.php?topic=59459.0;viewResults

Some good reads folks. Why not check them out and vote for your favorite.
MWC Charity Publications.
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The universe is made of stories, not of atoms. -Muriel Rukeyser, poet and activist (15 Dec 1913-1980)

R. L. Copple's: http://www.rlcopple.com/

I will not let anyone walk through my mind with their dirty feet.
-Mohandas K. Gandhi