Literary Maneuvers March 2021: A Holy Place


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    Literary Maneuvers March 2021: A Holy Place

    Introducing
    Literary Maneuvers Competition
    for March 2021



    "A Holy Place"


    Word limit: 650
    (title not included in word count)

    Begins Monday, March 1
    Closes Monday, March 15
    2359hrs GMT

    Critiques from judges
    due to SueC via PM

    (please and thank you)
    no later than
    Wednesday, March 31



    Introduction

    This month you will be
    prompted to write:



    A Holy Place


    Pick your own title, write about whatever you want, as long as it fits the prompt.


    If you win, you'll get a badge pinned to your profile, plus the chance to write
    for our yearly Grand Fiction Challenge which carries cash prizes. Pretty neat, eh?




    The Awesome and Magnificent
    March 2021 Judges
    thepancreas11
    bdcharles
    river rose
    foxee




    Thank you all!


    If you wish to know more about scoring,
    take a look at the NEW JUDGING GUIDE
    which also includes a template to use for your scoring.

    Please use this template for consistency.


    Here's a link to the newly-minted RULES

    Additional



    All entries that wish to retain their first rights should post in the LM WORKSHOP THREAD.


    All anonymous entries should be sent to SueC by private message and please note in
    the PM if you want your entry posted in the workshop thread, not visible to the public


    Lastly, why not check out this ancient text on how to best approach this task.

    Click HERE for the Rules


    There are a few ways to post your entry:


    If you aren't too concerned about your first rights,
    then you can simply post your entry here in this thread.

    You can opt to have your entry posted in the Workshop
    which is a special thread just for LM entries.

    You would put your story there if you wish to protect your first rights,
    in case you wish to have the story published one day.
    Note: If you do post it in the workshop thread, you must post a link
    to it here in this thread otherwise your story may not be counted.


    You may post your story anonymously.
    To do so, send your story to the host (SueC) of the competition.
    If you wish to have us post it in the workshop thread then say so.
    Your name will be revealed upon the release of the score.


    Everyone is welcome to participate, including judges. A judge's entry will receive a review by their fellow judges, but it will not receive a score, though some judges are happy to let you know their score for you privately. Please refrain from 'like'-ing or 'lol'-ing an entry until the scores are posted.


    Judges: In the tradition of LM competitions of yore, if you could send the scores no later than
    March 31, it will ensure a timely release of results. Much later than that and I will have to post with what I have. Again, please see the Judging Guidelines if you have questions. Following the suggested formatting will be much appreciated, too.


    This competition will close on:
    Monday, March 15th at 2359hrs, GMT (not BST), on the dot.
    Please note any time differences where you
    are and be mindful of daylight savings time.
    Last edited by SueC; March 13th, 2021 at 05:48 PM.
    When the night has come
    And the land is dark
    And the moon is the only light we'll see
    I won't be afraid, no I won't be afraid
    Just as long as you stand by me.


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    Last edited by Matchu; March 7th, 2021 at 12:29 PM.

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    Craft / Draft / Graft And Write To Entertain.

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    When the night has come
    And the land is dark
    And the moon is the only light we'll see
    I won't be afraid, no I won't be afraid
    Just as long as you stand by me.


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    When the night has come
    And the land is dark
    And the moon is the only light we'll see
    I won't be afraid, no I won't be afraid
    Just as long as you stand by me.


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    "He's done more damage with a pen than others have with a pistol."
    Re: Federico García Lorca

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    Hisatsinom

    I'd posted in the other thread, then I saw these links here. I wasn't clear if I was "entered" without the link here, so I figured out how to do that. LOL

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    Hallowed Ground
    458 words ish.

    *Hey you….*
    *Yes you…*
    *Look, I can’t hear you unless you write it down.*
    *Come on, write it down.*

    “Me?”

    *Who the hell else is looking at this screen?*

    “I’m... going mad…”

    *Who can tell?*
    *Now, are you sure you want to kill me off?*

    “I’m arguing with myself via text…”

    *No. No, you are debating the death of a very important character in your novel. Now it seems to me that a slight wound would be better. That way I can be around for the sequel.*

    “bUT?”

    *You’ve put caps-lock on.*

    “You have to die, that was the point of the story.”

    *And, if I may say so it is a stupid point. Why invest so much in making me so real if you are going to kill me. And in such a stupid way.*

    “Inventive way.”

    *Stupid. Who wants to be killed by being buried under a custard slide?*

    “Look, you are merely a figment of my imagination, what I say goes.”

    *And I say twaddle. It’d be stronger but you are aiming at the kids market.*

    “Will you just shut up and do as you’re told…”

    *That’s it, isn’t it? Just push us around, never no mind if we want to do something. You think you are so clever.*

    “Fer goodness sake. You are going to die in a freak accident and there won’t be a dry eye in the
    house.”

    *How about there being a bit of a giant banana in it that I could climb on? That way you could have a breathless, narrow escape that will have the reader on the edge with excitement.*

    “No. And I will not only kill you off, in every subsequent story I will resurrect you and kill you off again and again.”

    *Tetchy old twit aren’t you?*

    “This is my story. I will write it my way.”

    *Humpf. Well you owe me a Viking funeral.*

    “nUTS. Ooops, sorry. Caps-lock again. You will never have a Viking funeral.”

    *Why not? It isn’t as if you have budget worries.*

    “Such funerals are for warriors and you are a spineless coward. Hence the custard.”

    *Oh great. A literary joke. Next thing you will be renting a garret.*

    “That’s it, I’m fitting your grave with a revolving door.”

    *Great galloping Gideon's gumboots. You just don’t get it do you? I’m here to help, you twerp.*

    “In that case, get over to that steel door in the base of the cooling tower and start turning the locking wheel.”

    *This is pants. Okay. ‘Grunting as I turn the wheel. A quarter turn at a time. Then the door is suddenly forced open by tonnes of custard, flinging me away on the tide. And I see… What!’
    Shark infested custard!*

    “Muhawawawa!”
    Last edited by SueC; March 14th, 2021 at 02:11 PM. Reason: approved; host fixed formatting errors
    When the night has come
    And the land is dark
    And the moon is the only light we'll see
    I won't be afraid, no I won't be afraid
    Just as long as you stand by me.


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