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Recovery Challenge  [message #75371] Fri, 04 January 2019 14:06 Go to next message
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We went live today with ten stories.  Three were published previously. Why not visit the page and let us know what oyui think of all the entries?

I am impressed with the different interpretations



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Re: Recovery Challenge  [message #75372 is a reply to message #75371] Fri, 04 January 2019 23:23 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Fridays seem to be a good time to launch the challenge tales.  So far there is a decent volume of polling, and I think and hope that wuill increase as the weekend starts across the world.

There is a lot of reading. And this is the first time we have had stories that have been published previously entered into a challenge. I'm wondering how they will do.



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The Messenger of All Things  [message #75373 is a reply to message #75371] Fri, 04 January 2019 23:27 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Of all the ten tales, The Messenger of All Things feels to me to be different in a great degree from the others. It's hard not to create a spoiler, which would be grossly unfair.

For me the tale has captured the essence of the challenge, as have the others, except it has been handled in a wholly intriguing and metaphysical manner.



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Making Love  [message #75374 is a reply to message #75372] Sat, 05 January 2019 00:29 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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It never ceases to amaze me when I come up with these challenges how folk will interpret them. As I've said befofre, everyone captured the spirit. It is the dark places that are so different. Making Love, for me, went to a place I never expected, and, as the reason became apparent (no spoilers again) it was no less dark.



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Re: Recovery Challenge  [message #75375 is a reply to message #75371] Sat, 05 January 2019 10:42 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Im going to be upset if there isn't a 2nd chapter after that cliffhanger last line in "A storm named Zach" . 
Re: Recovery Challenge  [message #75376 is a reply to message #75375] Sat, 05 January 2019 10:50 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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"Pkew wrote on Sat, 05 January 2019 10:42"
Im going to be upset if there isn't a 2nd chapter after that cliffhanger last line in "A storm named Zach" . 

--
It is promised for the next challege. It may come before that and be entered retrospectively.



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Re: Recovery Challenge  [message #75377 is a reply to message #75375] Sun, 06 January 2019 22:05 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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"Pkew wrote on Sat, 05 January 2019 02:42"
Im going to be upset if there isn't a 2nd chapter after that cliffhanger last line in "A storm named Zach" . 



Yeah, that one brought me up short too! 😯

It leaves something to look forward to though, yes? 
Re: Making Love  [message #75378 is a reply to message #75374] Sun, 06 January 2019 22:12 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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"timmy wrote on Fri, 04 January 2019 16:29"
Making Love, for me, went to a place I never expected, and, as the reason became apparent (no spoilers again) it was no less dark.

Yes, that one took a completely unexpected turn for me as well, and I was the author! It started out as a flash fiction piece I did for a friend when I was trying to describe a 15 second encounter I'd had with someone while visiting San Francisco. I don't know about other writers but often the protagonists of my stories seem to take over the telling of the tales, taking them places I'd not intended for them to go. That was the case here. The finished story is nothing like what actually happened. Nothing like it at all.

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Re: The Messenger of All Things  [message #75383 is a reply to message #75373] Sun, 06 January 2019 23:35 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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"timmy wrote on Fri, 04 January 2019 15:27"
Of all the ten tales, The Messenger of All Things feels to me to be different in a great degree from the others. It's hard not to create a spoiler, which would be grossly unfair.

For me the tale has captured the essence of the challenge, as have the others, except it has been handled in a wholly intriguing and metaphysical manner.

--Agreed. Well written tale. Riveting.
who will start named threads on the others  [message #75385 is a reply to message #75371] Sun, 06 January 2019 23:53 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Each take merits a sub-thread. I can't start them all, and I most assuredly can't start ones mn the two I submitted myself!

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The Lottery of Ears and Necks  [message #75387 is a reply to message #75371] Mon, 07 January 2019 02:53 Go to previous message
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This is a story where I can identify with one of the characters. Without inserting spoilers, it is a topic with which I have experience, and maybe that is why the story has impacted me as it has. The subject is well presented and the darkness and recovery well addressed. The story is definitely worth reading, and perhaps more importantly, reflecting upon.

[Updated on: Mon, 07 January 2019 05:23]

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