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tuzilla
Tuzilla  (Level: 134.0 - Posts: 3777)
Tue, 21st Apr '09 4:19 PM

WRITE A SHORT STORY #5

Nanpaulhus won contest #4. Therefore, they will give us the phrase for contest #5.

Here it is: "NO ONE COULD SEE THE YELLOW FLOWER IN FRONT OF ME"

As with the previous lines, entrants can feel free to place punctuation anywhere they like.

Please write one, then judge them. We need both ends of this working to keep it going.

The rules will be the same as before. Write your story and PM it to Tuzilla. I will collect them for posting as a group. The stories can be any length up to a typewritten page. The only editing will be for censoring the occasional expletive. I used one in my story, so don't feel as though they are banned outright.

I am leaving for Breezewood, PA with a bus on Thursday, so we will collect as we can. We'll gather entries for about a week or so.

nanpaulhus
Nanpaulhus  (Level: 139.0 - Posts: 340)
Wed, 22nd Apr '09 12:26 AM

Okay, Tuzilla. You didn't change my gender/sex like that last winner, but I've got multiple personalities? heh Well, my kids say I do, so maybe you're not on the wrong track there.

I hope the sentence is not too mundane... Or not challenging enough. It's really hard to come up with something. Harder than coming up with a story!

Please write folks! I can't compete again til someone else wins!

Nancy (female)

rowlanda
Rowlanda  (Level: 70.0 - Posts: 2856)
Wed, 22nd Apr '09 1:45 AM

No one could see the yellow flower in front of me
because there wasn't one..
I was wondering lonely in the clouds....
eating Philly cheese,
served by my handsome manservant

sandracam
Sandracam  (Level: 149.3 - Posts: 4190)
Wed, 22nd Apr '09 4:05 AM

Nice Rowlanda, but you have to submit it to Tuz!

allena
Allena  (Level: 255.5 - Posts: 1391)
Wed, 22nd Apr '09 9:43 AM

So, how could anyone see it after you stepped on it?

I am very glad for your prognosis. Your determination is testament. XOxo, JIM (I'd say more but, they are watching)

monkeynips13
Monkeynips13  (Level: 21.5 - Posts: 647)
Wed, 22nd Apr '09 11:09 AM

WTG Nancy. A well deserved win.

aristotle
Aristotle  (Level: 72.7 - Posts: 191)
Wed, 22nd Apr '09 2:33 PM

Does anyone know if the phrase has to be at the end of the story, or just used somewhere in it? Thanks!

monkeynips13
Monkeynips13  (Level: 21.5 - Posts: 647)
Wed, 22nd Apr '09 3:50 PM

It's been my understanding that the line can be used anywhere in the story. Correct me if I'm wrong on this one Steve.

bbear
Bbear  (Level: 161.0 - Posts: 2301)
Wed, 22nd Apr '09 6:42 PM

I'm in. Good sentence.

tuzilla
Tuzilla  (Level: 134.0 - Posts: 3777)
Wed, 22nd Apr '09 9:02 PM

Don't make me use IT...LOL.

tuzilla
Tuzilla  (Level: 134.0 - Posts: 3777)
Thu, 23rd Apr '09 11:23 AM

It can be used anywhere in the story, and punctuated anyway you wish within the legal bounds of grammar. Just done add, subtract or change words.

marynuala
Marynuala  (Level: 133.6 - Posts: 994)
Thu, 23rd Apr '09 3:20 PM

Just to say I think these short stories competitions are a great idea and look forward to writing the current challenge. What are your views about also having a poetry contest?


nanpaulhus
Nanpaulhus  (Level: 139.0 - Posts: 340)
Fri, 24th Apr '09 11:07 PM

oooo ooo ooooo poetry. I likes poetry.

Rhyming or non-rhyming?

Rythmic or non-rythmic?

Rhyming and rythmic, or rhyming and non-rythmic?

Non-rhyming and rythmic, or non-rhyming and non-rythmic?

Anyone for sonnets? Haiku? Quadrilles? Espadrilles? (no wait, those are shoes....)
If so, fill me in on the requirements for those, I dun remembuh.



nanpaulhus
Nanpaulhus  (Level: 139.0 - Posts: 340)
Tue, 28th Apr '09 1:38 AM

ACK! I spelled rhythmic wrong... several times. Please forgive.

summertime
Summertime  (Level: 111.0 - Posts: 1122)
Tue, 28th Apr '09 12:11 PM

No one can fault you Nanpaulhus...you had a rhythm thing going on!

madamec8
Madamec8  (Level: 82.5 - Posts: 893)
Sun, 3rd May '09 9:57 PM

What's the status on this contest?

tuzilla
Tuzilla  (Level: 134.0 - Posts: 3777)
Sun, 3rd May '09 10:03 PM

I will try to get it up tomorrow. I just got back, and have been otherwise distracted (off topic) tonight. Sorry.

madamec8
Madamec8  (Level: 82.5 - Posts: 893)
Mon, 4th May '09 2:26 AM

Not a problem, Steve -- I just wondered if I had missed something. Thks.


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