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Contest October-November 2020 Short Story Contest, Entries Open

Discussion in 'Fluff and Stories' started by Scalenex, Sep 22, 2020.

  1. Y'ttar Scaletail
    Razordon

    Y'ttar Scaletail Well-Known Member

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    There is a room separated from reality. There are many like it, hundreds if not thousands. In this room its occupant scratches his gnarled pen on the great tome in front of him. He is ancient, not truly the most ancient of beings, but old enough to have been worn by time and his duty to his lord. His white fur glimmers slightly in the old candle dimly lighting his chamber. He could as well be a god, and yet at the same time he is a prisoner. Too long he had dwelt in the dark writing his definitive history; then again time flowed differently in the daemonic realms. One of the runic devices he had scribbled down suddenly cavorted and changed, then shimmered and changed back again. The Vermin Lord glared down at the section now changing back and forth and muttered his annoyance. The skein of fate was undecided again between what seemed to be two paths. The candle guttered slightly in sympathy. R’'tti'g’'wtil sighed and reclined in his chair and waited for the fates to decide what would happen.
     
  2. Lizards of Renown
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    "... and yeay, thus was the tale told. Of the daemonic denizen who wrote not with a quill, but a claw. Whose prose and poetry encapsulated the winding tributaries of time and existence itself. At once a giant and a mite, courageous and craven, they named him he-who-pondered-a-story-but-wasn't-sure-which-one-he-wanted-to-write..."

    ;)
     
  3. Imrahil
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    Writing my first draft during swimming lessons of my Son

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    Tomorrow another lesson for him and maybe a Fair bit of the story for me ;)

    Grrr, Imrahil
     
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  4. Lizards of Renown
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    Nice. My niche is journey to and from work, get in a good hour between both.
     
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  5. Imrahil
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    Public transport I guess ;)
    My Home work travelings is 1 set of stairs nowadays :p

    Grrr, Imrahil
     
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  6. Imrahil
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    I am stuck on a bit of conversation (crucial part) after which some actions occure. I am leaning on the thought of bypassing it for now and write the oitcome of it... But not sure if it would end up as a coherant piece when the conversation is filled in later...:confused:

    Grrr, Imrahil
     
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  7. Y'ttar Scaletail
    Razordon

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    *Crazed verminous chittering*

    An idea-thing! Much scribble-scrawl with hot-hot ink on talon. Yes-yes...

    Ahem...I mean I think i've got something now. How're the rest of you doing? :p
     
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  8. Lizards of Renown
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    Nice! Write-write quick-quick!

    Mine is in.
     
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  9. Imrahil
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    No progress here...:oops:

    Grrr, Imrahil
     
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    You could always write that the conversation occured without giving details and then throw in flashbacks as you continue on your story...?
     
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  11. Imrahil
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    Not yet thought about that, thanks. I will give it a try.

    Grrr, Imrahil
     
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  12. Sudsinabucket
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    Hmmmmm, not sure I can squeeze one out by the deadline, but I'm going to put my qriters cap on and see if I can come up with something! Seeing this quite late lol thanks to @Imrahil in reminding me!
     
  13. Scalenex
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    I'm getting a little worried about not having nearly as many entries as the enthusiasm for this contest would indicate. I'm sure most of you are waiting for the last minute but I wouldn't mind a few sooner...
     
  14. Lizards of Renown
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    Do it!!! :D
     
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    Hopefully i will do it during the weekend :)
     
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    I am still figuring out how to proceed, and I don't got a lot of time during the days to work it out.

    Grrr, Imrahil
     
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    Okay, so it's one week to go... by @Scalenex 's calculations and prior experience, entries should start popping off now...

    Anyone getting anyplace? Anyone need inspiration?
     
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    AH! :)

    I am going to submit my piece!!! :joyful::joyful::joyful:

    (which is going to win, so abandon all hope ye who enter this competition)
     
  19. Lizards of Renown
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    [Bends down to the thrown gauntlet, sanitizes it, picks it up]

    I will see you on the battlefield, my friend. ;)
     
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  20. Y'ttar Scaletail
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    I'm mostly there, hopefully will make it in time. :p
     

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