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    Noumenon - answers to Nou Andrew Leon Hudson's Avatar
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    May 2014 Flash Fiction Contest

    I was thinking, make it something themed to the month. May Day, or Pole, something like that.

    Then I saw today's date in Roman Numerals and thought, "May I".

    May I?

    Your prompt word is,

    Permission

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    Registered User Sam James's Avatar
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    Didn't DailyRich do the same prompt last year?

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    This does sound VERY familiar.

    Not that we couldn't do it over again...

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    Urk.

    Prompt to be nixed and replaced in 5...

    4...

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    Refusal!

    At least NOW I get his joke from twelve months ago.

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    nice! i didn't join last month, will try this month

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    So if I refuse to participate this month, can I just say it's a meta, live action performance piece addressing the theme?

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    I would think that wouldn't fit the site's mission. You might try that over at PoMoWorld.com.

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    May 2014 Flash Fiction - Body Farm

    Great. First entry.

    Body Farm

    Nine hundred and something words.

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    Quote Originally Posted by aiasminor View Post
    Great. First entry.
    Ah! You beat me to it. I'll have to be first for the short story contest.

    Here's my entry: [removed by author]

    I can't think of what to call it and it is over the limit by 267 words.
    Last edited by N. E. White; May 12th, 2014 at 04:44 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by N. E. White View Post
    I can't think of what to call it and it is over the limit by 267 words.
    Well, mine's about 850 words short

    Whenever I thought about the theme, all I could think of was the phrase "none shall pass."

    So I give you:

    http://www.sffworld.com/forums/showt...541#post735541

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    I started my story tonight. Got down just over 1200 words in about three hours. Still needs an ending, more scene setting, more plot development, and lots of trimming and polishing. But I'm just happy to have started something.

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    Quote Originally Posted by norm View Post
    But I'm just happy to have started something.
    Woot! I look forward to reading it.

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    By the way, I'm retracting my entry. I figured I have time to re-write it so that it comes under the limit and I was given a title, so I can do this thing proper. I'll put up a new link sometime soon.

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    I'm in this month, with Saint & Sinner. Do note that I have no sympathy for the POV character, but that's the way the story wanted to be told.
    I am particularly interested in comments on formatting, N.E.

    Oh, and I realize that I might be straying away from the fantasy/scifi/horror requirement, apologies for that. Consider it a "horrific medieval fantasy"
    And maybe someone catches where I got the inspiration from as well (historical, not from fiction).

    Cheers and good luck everyone. May May bring ma(n)y mayhemic tales of maydens and mayflowers and may I? no refused!!!1 [Sorry. Beer.]

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