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  1. #491
    Quote Originally Posted by Alpine View Post
    Dang, I am bummed I missed out on "At Sea." I actually had written a story but couldn't post it, because I didn't realize I needed 10 posts to post in this sub until I was done with the story.
    You can always post it in the next comp and adapt it very slightly depending on the title of the prompt. For instance my first story was for "Moon Landing" and I'd set it at a beach prom. My second was "Footprints in the Snow" - I could have had "Footprints in the Sand" and set it on a beach. My third was "Warden, I want a New Cell" - I could have set it early 19th century on a prison-ship heading from UK to Australia

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    Keep suggesting and seconding, everyone, & I'll put a poll up over the weekend


    Hidden Content Monthly Fiction Challenge


    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"

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

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





  3. #493
    Quote Originally Posted by Fatclub View Post
    You can always post it in the next comp and adapt it very slightly depending on the title of the prompt. For instance my first story was for "Moon Landing" and I'd set it at a beach prom. My second was "Footprints in the Snow" - I could have had "Footprints in the Sand" and set it on a beach. My third was "Warden, I want a New Cell" - I could have set it early 19th century on a prison-ship heading from UK to Australia
    The further thought occurs that TEASE is very close to being an anagram of At Sea. Would that have been allowable?

    btw, I'll third and fourth "It went Bump in the Night"

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    Quote Originally Posted by meegads View Post
    (Is there a limit to seconds? lol)

    Don't think so, but there is a point of diminishing returns. For example, let's say we get ten suggestions with ten people voting. Statistically, we have the potential of each person voting once for each entry and no entry gaining more than one vote. The odds of this happening increase as the entry suggestions out number the number of people we have to vote on them.

    I haven't seen that this has ever been a problem, so I wouldn't worry about it happening.


    (Although, if we move from statistical inquiry to logic, anticipating future events based on past performance is in itself a fallacy--so, who knows?)
    "A ship in the harbor is safe, but that is not what ships are built for."
    ~ John A. Shedd


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    Prompts are up - vote now!

    There's no limit to seconds, but there's no real difference between one person or a hundred people seconding a choice; they'll both go into the poll as equals, though generally if lots of people second a choice then lots of people will likely vote for it.

    Anyway, I have 2 judges in meegads and Megan Pearson. Want to join their number? Sign up here -> ________________


    Hidden Content Monthly Fiction Challenge


    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!





  6. #496
    Quote Originally Posted by Megan Pearson View Post
    (Although, if we move from statistical inquiry to logic, anticipating future events based on past performance is in itself a fallacy--so, who knows?)
    Why is anticipating future events based on past performance a logical fallacy? I can see there's an assumption that the future will behave similarly to the past, and that doesn't necessarily hold, but i can't see the logical fallacy.

    Quote Originally Posted by bdcharles View Post

    Anyway, I have 2 judges in meegads and Megan Pearson. Want to join their number? Sign up here -> ________________
    I'll judge.

  7. #497
    I'm willing to judge as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by epimetheus View Post
    I'll judge.
    Quote Originally Posted by Rookish View Post
    I'm willing to judge as well.
    Great thanks guys. Got a full panel of 4


    Hidden Content Monthly Fiction Challenge


    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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