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    Quote Originally Posted by SueC View Post
    Maybe I'm not looking at this right, or the example doesn't really capture it best, but I have always felt that the low numbers of judges was because of not being able to participate fully. My two cents too.
    The "low number of judges" is because we only accept a max of 4. Honestly, I can state hand on heart that I don't feel there is a lack of judging participation - I think I have struggled once and that was when I started. Having judges' entries be scored is simply a 'nice-to-have', rather than an additional incentive to get any numbers up.


    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!





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    Prompt suggestions:

    Burn it to the Ground
    Cul-De-Sac
    The Devil is a Poser
    Mindbreaker
    "So long is the way to the unknown, long is the way we have come. . ." ~ Turisas, Five Hundred and One

    "[An artist is] an idiot babbling through town. . .crying, 'Dreams, dreams for sale! Two for a kopek, two for a song; if you won't buy them, just take them for free!'" ~ Michael O' Brien,
    Sophia House

    Christ is risen from the dead,
    trampling on Death by death,
    And on those in the tombs,
    lavishing light.



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    I know we have talked a lot lately about changes to how we do things here, so wanted to add some thoughts. There were some comments awhile ago about allowing a writer, when submitting their story for the LM comp, to offer comments about the story, outside of the word count. This never went anywhere, but today I was thinking maybe we could encourage our winners to tell us something about the story they wrote, how they were inspired by the prompt and so on. Just a thought. Thanks.
    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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    Prompt Suggestion:

    Judging the Judges
    Judge THIS!
    To Judge or Not to Judge
    Judging Along
    Won't Somebody Think of the Judges?

    EDIT: You thought I was DONE?

    The Judge Pudge
    Sludges of Judges
    Judge and Fudge

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    It's amateur hour!

    Reminder to everyone I'll be running the LM (poorly) for Aug whilst BD takes a much-deserved break so a couple details

    1- July judges please PM your results to me.

    2- We talked about posting the prompt a little early to give people a chance to make an informed decision on judging vs entering so I'll be posting the prompt poll with all seconded suggestions on Sat 20JUL through Wed 24JUL and will ask that all potential judges decide what they are going to do no later than Mon 29JUL.

    3- I'd like to do a fully anonymous LM for the month. If you want to judge for AUG please PM me and don't post here in the coffee shop. We'll keep everyone guessing! :: Dr Evil laugh ::
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    Second:
    Won't Somebody Think of the Judges?
    The Devil is a Poser

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    House of Infinite Forms
    Dead and Dreaming
    Devouring Feminine Abyss
    Dead by Dawn!

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    My preference is that I'd prefer the comments to come after the scoring is done. I feel like a story should be able to stand on its own, that's part and parcel of the skills of a writer. If you've got to explain yourself outside the story, I'd suggest you edit some more.

    Quote Originally Posted by SueC View Post
    I know we have talked a lot lately about changes to how we do things here, so wanted to add some thoughts. There were some comments awhile ago about allowing a writer, when submitting their story for the LM comp, to offer comments about the story, outside of the word count. This never went anywhere, but today I was thinking maybe we could encourage our winners to tell us something about the story they wrote, how they were inspired by the prompt and so on. Just a thought. Thanks.
    My blog- Hidden Content thoughts on trauma and healing through psychedelic-assisted psychotherapy

    "When a child is abused, he or she will often internalise that abuse as deserved. It is a cruel reality that a child needs the parent so much, is evolutionarily programmed to trust them so implicitly, that when a parent is abusive the child will take the blame rather than completely upend their world and blame the person they depend on for survival." -velo

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    Second:
    Dead and Dreaming
    "So long is the way to the unknown, long is the way we have come. . ." ~ Turisas, Five Hundred and One

    "[An artist is] an idiot babbling through town. . .crying, 'Dreams, dreams for sale! Two for a kopek, two for a song; if you won't buy them, just take them for free!'" ~ Michael O' Brien,
    Sophia House

    Christ is risen from the dead,
    trampling on Death by death,
    And on those in the tombs,
    lavishing light.



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    July LM has closed. Pens down!

    I'll put up a poll for the Aug prompts later today.
    Last edited by bdcharles; July 17th, 2019 at 09:11 AM.


    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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    Second:

    House of Infinite Forms


    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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