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  1. #171
    Quote Originally Posted by bdcharles View Post
    Umm ... what answer's more likely to make you submit an entry?

    j/k. But it will count, yep. Strip out the thats and the justs and the nows and the "it was"es and the "he noticed"'s. Invoke backstory with one word.
    Thanks. I'll just nix it. Mark Twain will have to piggyback on my greatness another time.

  2. #172
    Looks like I didn't know about BST local time in Britain. It was 11:00 p.m. when I posted.
    I would follow as in believe in the words of good moral leaders. Rather than the beliefs of oneself.
    The most difficult thing for a writer to comprehend is to experience silence, so speak up. (quoted from a member)

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    OK, yes, the comp is now closed. The judges are judging, and Literary Maneuvers is looking for more prompts.

    So, I submit, for your consideration of next month's prompts:

    - Dolly Lumpwag's Incurable What?!
    - The Tale of a Macguffin




    Beauty is nothing but the beginning of terror which we are barely able to endure, and are awed,
    because it serenely disdains to annihilate us.
    - Rainer Maria Rilke, "Elegy I"

    *

    Is this fire, or is this mask?
    It's the Mantasy!
    - Anonymous

    *

    C'mon everybody, don't need this crap.
    - Wham!





  4. #174
    Second:

    A Tale of a Mcguffan

    Suggest:

    Hollow
    Greasy Lamp
    Bloody Oxfords

  5. #175
    I third A Tale of a McGuffan.

    And for those, like me, who had no idea, here's this:

    In fiction, a MacGuffin (sometimes McGuffin or maguffin) is a plot device in the form of some goal, desired object, or another motivator that the protagonist pursues, often with little or no narrative explanation.


    In Vertigo, for instance, "Carlotta Valdes" is a MacGuffin; she never appears and the details of her death are unimportant to the viewer, but the story about her apparently possessing Madeleine Elster is the spur for Scottie's investigation of her, and hence the film's entire plot.
    When the night has come
    And the land is dark
    And the moon is the only light we'll see
    No, I won't be afraid, no I won't be afraid
    Just as long as you stand by me.


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    Quote Originally Posted by SueC View Post
    I third A Tale of a McGuffan.

    And for those, like me, who had no idea, here's this:

    In fiction, a MacGuffin (sometimes McGuffin or maguffin) is a plot device in the form of some goal, desired object, or another motivator that the protagonist pursues, often with little or no narrative explanation.


    In Vertigo, for instance, "Carlotta Valdes" is a MacGuffin; she never appears and the details of her death are unimportant to the viewer, but the story about her apparently possessing Madeleine Elster is the spur for Scottie's investigation of her, and hence the film's entire plot.
    Ah, so you've not heard the tale of Mad Robert MacGuffin, last seen wandering the Highlands in possession of a sheep poke, a tattered filofax, and - and this is important - a mid-sized ball bearing dangling from a key chain and having the word "Excelsior" engraved upon it?




    Beauty is nothing but the beginning of terror which we are barely able to endure, and are awed,
    because it serenely disdains to annihilate us.
    - Rainer Maria Rilke, "Elegy I"

    *

    Is this fire, or is this mask?
    It's the Mantasy!
    - Anonymous

    *

    C'mon everybody, don't need this crap.
    - Wham!





  7. #177
    I'll have my scores in tonight after work.
    Pull no punches. If you are critiquing my work, please don't worry about hurting my feelings. If it sucks, say so. As long as your comments are your legitimate views they are welcome. We learn best from our failures.

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    Forest romp...
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    Second:
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    Cloud riders...




    Beauty is nothing but the beginning of terror which we are barely able to endure, and are awed,
    because it serenely disdains to annihilate us.
    - Rainer Maria Rilke, "Elegy I"

    *

    Is this fire, or is this mask?
    It's the Mantasy!
    - Anonymous

    *

    C'mon everybody, don't need this crap.
    - Wham!





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