50 Word Short Story Competition

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Thu Mar 29, 2012 6:53 am Post

I've put this up on my blog - hope some of you will take part.

http://bonemachines.wordpress.com/2012/03/28/50-word-short-story-competition/

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Thu Mar 29, 2012 4:36 pm Post

Hi John,

I've entered! Great idea, by the way.
Here's my entry for what it's worth:

I, Zebra

I felt her breath on my neck and the game was up. Exhaustion overtook me as powerful jaws clamped themselves around my jugular vein, extinguishing my life slowly. Claws tore at my rump, spilling blood in one easy stroke, exciting the other hungry lions that joined her. Then, darkness came.
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Sat Mar 31, 2012 7:25 pm Post

Thanks, Lee. Excellent. Some more entries from folks here would be good, too.
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Sun Apr 01, 2012 12:08 am Post

I just posted A Brief Interlude in a Spring Affair Between Two (Partially) Deaf Lovers. In doing so I realised that it may be the first fiction piece I've published in any form since 1992. Thanks for the prompt. :)

Looking forward to reading others' contributions.
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Sun Apr 01, 2012 5:27 am Post

Tim - you made me laugh out loud, and I liked the touch of pathos also. Good job. Both of these stories are posted in the comments on my blog now.

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Sun Apr 01, 2012 1:03 pm Post

nom wrote:I just posted A Brief Interlude in a Spring Affair Between Two (Partially) Deaf Lovers.



BRILLIANT!!!!!! :lol: :lol: :lol: (or is it sick? I'll have to think about that)
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Mon Apr 02, 2012 8:23 am Post

vic-k wrote:
nom wrote:I just posted A Brief Interlude in a Spring Affair Between Two (Partially) Deaf Lovers.



BRILLIANT!!!!!! :lol: :lol: :lol: (or is it sick? I'll have to think about that)


I concur. I too, laughed out loud as I saw first place slip away! That mine was the only entry at the time is completely immaterial! :-)
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Mon Apr 02, 2012 9:13 am Post

I've just added my effort. 100 words (even 60!) would have been easier, but I guess that's the point!
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Mon Apr 02, 2012 11:15 am Post

Yes, Pigfender, 50 words is a tough challenge. But, as one poet put it, "Brevity is the soul of wit." Liked your story also. That's four tales so far. Thanks, people...keep them coming.

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Mon Apr 02, 2012 11:46 am Post

Loving reading the stories so far, all so different (and 50 words can deliver a surprising punch). Hopefully others will join in too.
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Mon Apr 02, 2012 12:30 pm Post

pigfender wrote:I've just added my effort
ratarsed again! tch!tch!
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Mon Apr 02, 2012 12:41 pm Post

not 'again'... 'still'.
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Tue Apr 03, 2012 4:04 am Post

Ratarsed? You mean, like, Rodents Of Unusual Size (R.O.U.S.)? I don't think they exist…*
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jXjl1eMc ... re=related

Darn. There goes my April resolution of staying on topic. :roll:

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Tue Apr 03, 2012 12:03 pm Post

nom wrote:Darn. There goes my April resolution of staying on topic. :roll:

*Apologies to anyone not old enough to know about the 3 dangers of the Fire Swamp

LIAR!!!! Humperdink Humperdink Humperdink
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Wed Apr 04, 2012 4:17 am Post

Got it in 49.