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About Number Seven... Challenge  [message #78448] Sat, 21 January 2023 09:15 Go to next message
timmy

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I got a bit of a wiggle on and have About Number Seven... ready for folk to look at, in preview



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Re: About Number Seven... Challenge  [message #78449 is a reply to message #78448] Sat, 21 January 2023 09:54 Go to previous messageGo to next message
ivor slipper is currently offline  ivor slipper

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Is it to be written in German?:d:d:d
Re: About Number Seven... Challenge  [message #78450 is a reply to message #78449] Sat, 21 January 2023 10:12 Go to previous messageGo to next message
timmy

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"ivor slipper wrote on Sat, 21 January 2023 09:54"


Is it to be written in German?:d:d:d

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If you like.  But I seriously don't understand...



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Re: About Number Seven... Challenge  [message #78452 is a reply to message #78450] Sat, 21 January 2023 10:45 Go to previous messageGo to next message
timmy

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Ah! Now I see!



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Re: About Number Seven... Challenge  [message #78496 is a reply to message #78452] Fri, 24 March 2023 09:59 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Re: About Number Seven... Challenge  [message #78498 is a reply to message #78496] Sat, 25 March 2023 19:59 Go to previous messageGo to next message
JCDII is currently offline  JCDII

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Hi - well I did really like all 3 stories!  But thought the long one, My Best Friend is Gay, really didn't belong here. 
It would have been a great story to put on the general list for the 16 chapters.
Nothing close to the picture was in the story.  just IMHO

The other 2 were pretty great also.  Especially Tackling, with the uninterested female coach at the end...just priceless!
And we didn't need to read German for Sieben, which was good too.
Thanks - Johnny
Re: About Number Seven... Challenge  [message #78499 is a reply to message #78498] Sat, 25 March 2023 22:09 Go to previous messageGo to next message
timmy

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While you make a strong point that one story was not about the picture, it was only necessary for it to be inspired by the picture.

It's great that you liked it despite considering that it might not belong. The challenges are here to encourage writing talent we might not see otherwise.

[Updated on: Sat, 25 March 2023 22:10]




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Re: About Number Seven... Challenge  [message #78500 is a reply to message #78499] Sun, 26 March 2023 19:51 Go to previous message
cole parker is currently offline  cole parker

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That's exactly what the picture did for me: captured my interest, woke me up.  Very evocative; almost wrote the story for me.  That's what's good about these challenges: they allow you to react creatively to what you see and feel when they're posted.

I don't respond to a lot of these, but the ones that move me, I'm happy, even excited to write about.  I'm quite surpirsed this picture didn't receive more attention.

Cole 
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