User Name Flash Fiction Contest

Discussion in 'Writing' started by MrBF1V3, Jan 25, 2007.

  1. MrBF1V3

    MrBF1V3 aka. Stephen B5 Jones

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    A number of months ago (it would have been Oct.) we had a little unofficial flash fiction writing contest. It was fun. It ended in a three way tie.

    So, let's go again.

    Let's add a B5 twist.

    the User Name Flash Fiction Contest

    Genre: whatever you like
    Word count: 1000 words or less
    How to submit: You need to have set up your Community account. Put in the summary that it's an entry for "the User Name Flash Fiction contest" and post a link to the story in this thread. After all the submissions are in I will post a voting thread with all the links for people to vote and offer feedback.
    Entry/submission due date: Feb. 5th, that's in 12 days. If you write 83.3 words a day, you'll just make it.
    Prize: Practice writing, a chance for meaningful feedback, and bragging rights.
    The twist: Just for fun, your story must include your user name-- (For example, my story would have some mention of a MrBF1V3--who is not necessarily me.) it can be as character, setting or, well ... use your imagination. You know you chose that handle for a reason.

    **Remember - If you submit your story here you cannot submit it to FlashSpec.**

    Good luck, go write,

    B5

    Also, I intend to enter this contest, and actually have my first sentence. If the general consensus is that it is unfair, I will not put my story to the vote.
     
  2. Hereford Eye

    Hereford Eye Just Another Philistine

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  3. Jacquin

    Jacquin Shovelly Joe

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  4. Hereford Eye

    Hereford Eye Just Another Philistine

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    Hey, am I supposed to read the rules, too?

    Missed that part; thanks, J. Fixed it.
     
  5. Jacquin

    Jacquin Shovelly Joe

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    My Pleasure.

    And my entry can be viewed here.
     
  6. Susan Boulton

    Susan Boulton Edited for submission

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    Oh Groan!!!! ROFL!
     
  7. Jacquin

    Jacquin Shovelly Joe

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    Oh come on...

    What did you expect??? :D
     
  8. kater

    kater Filthy Assistants!

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    I am I missing something (likely to be obvious) or is this relevant:

     
  9. Jacquin

    Jacquin Shovelly Joe

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    Well it all depends on what you mean.

    Actually no it doesn't, whatever you mean you are missing something. HE didn't have his username in the story when I first read it, he has since added it in.

    And if you are meaning where is mine...

    It is there, I just hid it.
     
  10. MrBF1V3

    MrBF1V3 aka. Stephen B5 Jones

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    I read the first version of HEs story. It was in first person ...
    and he did have his eye on that girl.:cool: But also, a nice save just the same.

    If the idea is to include your user name in the most clever way possible, I might have to rethink my story.

    So far so good.

    B5
     
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  11. kater

    kater Filthy Assistants!

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    This is a word search competition all of a sudden? :p

     
  12. Jacquin

    Jacquin Shovelly Joe

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    Well bearing in mind that Jacquin was one of Sue's characters originally I wasn't going to use it as a name...

    Though I admit hiding it in an improbable list of ingredients is a little odd. :D
     
  13. Susan Boulton

    Susan Boulton Edited for submission

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    Speaking of "that" Jacquin; he is at present, hopefully, impressing a publisher with his antics! Fingers, toes, and everything crossed....

    I will try and get something done over the weekend and have a good read of the stories so far.
     
  14. MrBF1V3

    MrBF1V3 aka. Stephen B5 Jones

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    ... well, I did say use your imagination. If I weren't surrounded by so many creative and intelligent people I bet I'd really stand out.

    On the other hand, making my user name more subtle has saved wear and tear on my poor little spell checker. Still working.

    Also, Good luck with that Holbrook. How can a publisher not be impressed?

    B5
     
  15. Jacquin

    Jacquin Shovelly Joe

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    Still working???

    That's not fair! Isn't actually thinking about it and editing cheating?
     
  16. MrBF1V3

    MrBF1V3 aka. Stephen B5 Jones

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    I don't remember that in the rules. I must edit, readers like complete sentences, and "the" spelled correctly. --- Thinking on the other hand ...

    Anyway, here's mine:
    http://www.sffworld.com/community/story/2271p0.html

    B5
     
  17. MrBF1V3

    MrBF1V3 aka. Stephen B5 Jones

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    3 submissions so far
    7 more days until entry is closed

    The more the merrier.

    I told my wife we were having a username flash fiction contest, and after I explained what that was, she said, "What kind of idiot came up with that idea?"

    -:D-

    B5
     
  18. Jacquin

    Jacquin Shovelly Joe

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    A fair question you have to admit... :D
     
  19. MrBF1V3

    MrBF1V3 aka. Stephen B5 Jones

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    What kind of idiot do I need to be? (okay, don't answer that)

    Like I told her, I'm curious. If you give creative people an unusual puzzle, they usually come up with something remarkable.

    B5
     
  20. BrianC

    BrianC bmalone.blogspot.com

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    Well, I'm a real convert to the usefulness of flash fiction as a creative exercise after my experience with FlashSpec. It's a lot harder than it sounds, and it's a lot harder to write good flash than it seems at first.

    That being said, sorry I just don't have the time to generate anything good for this contest, but I will happily cast my vote.