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March 4th, 2012, 02:36 PM #16
"Snikerty Snikerty ha ha..." don't ask me why but these words have been stuck in my head since thinking of a short story... so I guess I'll just have to write it
March 9th, 2012, 02:40 PM #17
Dear fellow readers/writers. I am going to apologize in advance for the length of my story. It may be close to 9000 words and I know that can be daunting when there are so many other selections to read. Just a heads up!
March 9th, 2012, 02:43 PM #18
Oh, and don't feel bad about not voting, we all get busy. Way more important that you keep writing, voting be darned.
March 12th, 2012, 06:45 PM #19
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- Columbus, OH
First draft of the galactic pimp story finished and so is the first round of editing. Sent it to a friend who is the biggest sci-fi nerd I know to make sure there weren't any major works I left unmolested but he is doing exams right now. Should be posted by the end of this week. Coming in around 4k words and its my first real shot a comedy so I would say don't laugh but that's kind of the point isn't it.
March 13th, 2012, 05:14 AM #20
Snikerty has his story, now I just have to fix it all, edit, make sure the story makes sense... would be typing it up now if it weren't for trying to keep up with all my social media... but it will be up soon
March 15th, 2012, 03:51 PM #21
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- Columbus, OH
First submission. Eagerly awaiting any feedback good or bad. Just want someone to read it!
Disclaimer - although it is censored with "****" reader discretion is advised. There are some adult situations and foul language in the story so if this is something that would upset you then I advise not reading it. For those of you it does not bother, you should be able to fill in the blanks and I apologize if they detract from the story.
Last edited by tennesseemcvay; March 15th, 2012 at 04:51 PM.
March 18th, 2012, 05:48 AM #22
March 20th, 2012, 04:10 PM #23
March 20th, 2012, 04:12 PM #24
Never mind the length - feel the quality.
March 21st, 2012, 04:32 AM #25
AZimmer23 - don't worry, for me short is a challenge. I went to write a short story in highschool and after 60 pages of writting, realised it wasn't finished. 14 years and 112k words later it ended up being my first novel ... to tell a story, a good story in in short order is a skill that I'm still trying to wrap my head around.
March 21st, 2012, 05:57 PM #26
I generally have a hard time writing short as well, but it seems to be getting easier. My flash entry this month was the first I've ever attempted and it was extremely difficult to leave it as bare-boned as it is, but at 1000 wds or less, what can you do. My story for the Short competition is 10,900 wds. I could write more, but I don't see how I could write less and the story still stand on its own. We'll see I guess. Will post it in a couple of days after one more dry read-through.
March 22nd, 2012, 12:17 AM #27
Flash stories are really a good exercise. Part of it is picking some subject that will be the right "size", then learning to edit with a razor blade. With practice it gets somewhat easier, and the editing skills you develop are worthwhile.
I know a good site for stories of a hundred words or less. (Those are really hard.) It doesn't pay but they let you advertise.
March 22nd, 2012, 12:49 AM #28
Dear B5 (if your name isn't LSH inspired, let me know where it comes from, plz)
Where is this 100wds or less site? Sounds like a serious challenge.
March 23rd, 2012, 05:28 PM #29
Okay, I can't look at this thing anymore. The first half of the first section is kind of hard to read because there's no spacing between paragraphs for some reason (there are on the original document) and when I try to edit it, I get an error message. It clears up pretty quickly, though. Sorry.
Here it is, in its 11,000 wd glory: Lashing the Lenders.
It's a working title, I came up with it when the idea first spawned, but doesn't really fit anymore. Suggestions are welcome.
March 24th, 2012, 12:09 AM #30
http://www.gwthomas.org/flashshotindex.htm---but evidently they've decided to discontinue it.--bummer.
If that's spam feel free to remove, I can pm the address. But it is a pretty good market, even if they don't pay. I've appeared in it three times, and proudly list it in my resume.
LSH? I don't believe so... (?) I could give you the runaround, but it started as a mnemonic device for what used to be my phone number.
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