Author Topic: Short Story Contest #40, Tool  (Read 2455 times)

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Short Story Contest #40, Tool
« on: June 30, 2016, 12:34:48 PM »
In 1000 words or less, write a story that features a tool. That is a real tool, as opposed to an imaginary, metaphorical, supernatural, or illusory tool. A thing that occupies real physical space. For example, a hammer, gun, saw, musical instrument, oar, etc.

Take until July 14, at midnight GMT. Send your entries to me by PM.

Will a Moderator please sticky this? Thanks.
« Last Edit: July 27, 2016, 01:53:23 AM by fire-fly »

Offline Tom 10

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Re: Short Story Contest #40, Tool
« Reply #1 on: June 30, 2016, 01:38:49 PM »
Intriguing. This should be a fun one for those who take part. :)

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Re: Sticky: Short Story Contest #40, Tool
« Reply #2 on: June 30, 2016, 04:13:30 PM »
a tool, hmmmm

so many choices!

Can we also include the human variety?  :D

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Re: Sticky: Short Story Contest #40, Tool
« Reply #3 on: July 06, 2016, 03:15:25 PM »
Could you use "tool" as the offensive comment? "Peter is such a tool".

It's physical, because it's a person

Thoughts?

TJ

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Re: Sticky: Short Story Contest #40, Tool
« Reply #4 on: July 06, 2016, 03:16:20 PM »
Heidi52, sorry to step on your foot with my post.... I didn't see your reply.

TJ

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Re: Sticky: Short Story Contest #40, Tool
« Reply #5 on: July 06, 2016, 03:54:57 PM »
Since it seems to be popular, sure, let's include any human tools in the category.

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Re: Sticky: Short Story Contest #40, Tool
« Reply #6 on: July 06, 2016, 04:34:46 PM »
Could you use "tool" as the offensive comment? "Peter is such a tool".

It's physical, because it's a person

Thoughts?

TJ

I don't think that is the sense Heidi was referring to with bodily tool.  8)

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Re: Sticky: Short Story Contest #40, Tool
« Reply #7 on: July 07, 2016, 01:44:54 PM »
HA! That's funny.... I can be such a dufus sometimes.

TJ

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Re: Sticky: Short Story Contest #40, Tool
« Reply #8 on: July 12, 2016, 08:32:32 AM »
Still a couple of days to get your tool story in. If there are no entries, I will have to randomly pick someone to take the contest to number 41 ...

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Re: Sticky: Short Story Contest #40, Tool
« Reply #9 on: July 14, 2016, 11:35:42 AM »
Well, the time has expired for getting in on Short Story Contest #40. But out of a sense of fair play, I am extending the deadline until July 15, 1200 GMT, that is, noon on Friday, to allow any late writers to get their entries in.

And since there are none now, yours may earn the scintillating honor or winner by being the only one (and for the outstanding writing, of course) ...

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Re: Sticky: Short Story Contest #40, Tool
« Reply #10 on: July 17, 2016, 06:29:45 PM »
Watch this space! Soon to be an announcement about Short Story Contest #40.

Offline Laura H

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Re: Sticky: Short Story Contest #40, Tool
« Reply #11 on: July 17, 2016, 06:51:14 PM »
We all need a mid summer kick in the writing butt, don't we? Looking forward to the revamp, URL.
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