March 2012 Flash Fiction Contest

Discussion in 'Writing' started by Cirias, Mar 2, 2012.

  1. Cirias

    Cirias Wirt's Fourth Leg

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    Hi everyone! So, we find ourselves in March.

    This month, your theme is...

    Reflection

    Whether that's a reflection in a mirror, an internal reflection, reflecting back on the past or whatever you interpret it as.


    If you're reading this and you've never entered before, why not give it a go this month? You never know, you might win!

    Your entry must contain some element of SF/Fantasy. Word limit, as always, is strictly set at 1000. All entries are due in by 28th March 2012. Post all of your entries in the Stories sub-forum and make sure to link back to this thread so everyone can have a read.

    Good luck to you and I look forward to reading your entries! Any questions, just PM me. (Sticky, please :))

    Entries

    Trumped by AZimmer23
    In Akasumi's Garden by Slynt
    Om's Day by Merik7
    The Answer by MLSawyer
    Sign of the Star by Juliet
    The Mechanism by Schjoenning
    Amuse a Savage Kit by D. R. Stevenson
    A Favour Returned by imaster
    The (Other) Hound of Culann by Zero_Blue
    The Mirror Test by Zachariah
    Gridlock by Wulfen
    The Ex Factor by wdavidson
    Decisions by locofife

    In the interest of fairness I have removed the links to entries on this first post. I'm currently on holiday and have terrible wifi on a terrible phone. Check through the thread or the Stories forum for the entries :)
     
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  2. N. E. White

    N. E. White tmso Staff Member

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    Congrats, Cirias! Great theme.

    Folks usually give each other a few days before the end of the month to conduct the reading and voting, so the submissions deadline is usually a few days before the last day. Just a thought.

    But you are King of Flash Fiction for this month - do as you please. :)
     
  3. Cirias

    Cirias Wirt's Fourth Leg

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    Righto, thanks for pointing that out :) Date has been amended to the 28th March.
     
  4. AZimmer23

    AZimmer23 Things Fall Apart

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    I guess I'm the first entry. I wanted to sit on it and edit, but I think it's exactly as it should be. I put this in the wrong place initially. This is the right one.

    Trumped
     
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  5. R.J.

    R.J. Is Winter Coming?

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    Here is mine. I struggled fitting it all into the confines of a flash fiction, that's the problem when the one idea you get goes all grand (and a little bit Star Warsy I guess) so apologies beforehand for the abrupt ending ;)
    Feel free to suggest alternatives!

    In Akasumi's Garden
     
  6. tennesseemcvay

    tennesseemcvay Fictional Mountain Man

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    good stories guys. slynt i want to know what happens to taro. the whole idea seemed so big and i really want to see the rest of that story
     
  7. R.J.

    R.J. Is Winter Coming?

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    Yeah :D That's precisely what I meant, the story was too big for a FF ^^ Ah well, if I had you curious..
     
  8. tennesseemcvay

    tennesseemcvay Fictional Mountain Man

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    i might be willing to vote for it, if some kind of arrangement for a continuation of the story could be made lol
     
  9. R.J.

    R.J. Is Winter Coming?

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    Lol! What if I promise a sequel for April :p
     
  10. Cirias

    Cirias Wirt's Fourth Leg

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    Great entries so far guys. Keep 'em coming!
     
  11. Merik7

    Merik7 Registered User

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    MLSawyer Compulsive Writer

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    The Answer

    I'm in. A little less action than I'm used to but we'll see how it goes.
     
  13. Aether Monkey

    Aether Monkey hack-wit

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    A tempting theme...must...maintain...focus....
     
  14. Juliet

    Juliet Registered User

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    I've just submitted my first ever entry - hopefully I have used the link system properly!

    Sign of the Star
     
  15. Cirias

    Cirias Wirt's Fourth Leg

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    Welcome to the competition, Juliet! I'll add your story to the list :D
     
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    Schjoenning New Member

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    D.R. Stevenson Autistic Madman

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  19. Gustaf Hagel

    Gustaf Hagel Formerly imaster

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    Still a couple of days left, right? I really need to focus my story down to, well, a single story. Time to bring out the large scissors, I suppose...

    EDIT: Middle of the night seems to be a good time for me. Here's A Favour Returned. Probably not really finished but it´s a working draft.
     
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  20. Cirias

    Cirias Wirt's Fourth Leg

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    Eight entries in the running so far. Seems like a great turnout for this month :)