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[Dec 2017] - Alien/Eldritch Artifact - Discussion Thread
« on: December 01, 2017, 09:51:18 PM »
Alien or Eldritch Artifact


by Arenir

A massive artifact appears all of a sudden and (violently) disrupts the everyday life (of a tribe, a city, a country, the world, ...). It can either be an alien artifact (science fiction) or an eldritch artifact (fantasy). This month, we want you to think big. Something huge happens and humanity (or whoever else) barely (if at all) has time to react. Disruption is the key word and nothing will ever be like it was again.

Rules:

1. This must be prose or poetry.
2. Disruption through an artifact must play a big role in the story.
3. Prose must be 500-1500 words long.
4. Poetry must be 100-750 words long.
5. One story per person or writing team (not per account).
6. You will be disqualified if you exceed the limits, full stop. That's why they're called limits.
7. Your entry can't be published somewhere else before.
8. This is a writing contest, not a "I have written something like this ten years ago" contest. So if you happen to have a story that fits one of the themes, I'd like it to have a mayor overhaul/edit. Work for it. ;)
9. Please add your story's word count and, if you have, your twitter handle.
10. Please put your story in [ spoiler ] tags to make the thread easier to handle. :) You can find them above the smileys under the B.

If you want so submit your story anonymously you can do so by sending it in a personal message to @xiagan.

Entry will close Dec 31th, 2017/Jan 1st, 2018 and voting will begin somewhere around the same time too.

All members are eligible to join. If you are not a member you can join here. Sign up is free and all are welcome! :)

The winner will have their piece displayed on the main Fantasy Faction website sometime in the next months.
Submitting a story counts as published. The author retains all rights to their work.

Please post your entry here.

Note: This thread is only for questions or discussing this month's writing contest. Good luck!
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Re: [Dec 2017] - Alien/Eldritch Artifact - Discussion Thread
« Reply #1 on: December 01, 2017, 10:11:07 PM »
Awww YISS. End of the world babaaay!
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Re: [Dec 2017] - Alien/Eldritch Artifact - Discussion Thread
« Reply #2 on: December 01, 2017, 10:20:50 PM »
An enormous red and white pole slams into the ice of the North Pole!
A laughing, gift-bearing alien emerges from his space sled.
Within 150 years, the polar ice caps melt.

Coincidence?

I think not.
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Re: [Dec 2017] - Alien/Eldritch Artifact - Discussion Thread
« Reply #3 on: December 02, 2017, 01:41:24 AM »
Interesting....
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Re: [Dec 2017] - Alien/Eldritch Artifact - Discussion Thread
« Reply #4 on: December 02, 2017, 02:11:13 AM »
My submission this time is called "Monkey Bars." It was the first thing that popped into my head so I followed the thought to it's illogical conclusion.
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Re: [Dec 2017] - Alien/Eldritch Artifact - Discussion Thread
« Reply #5 on: December 02, 2017, 03:23:13 AM »
I think I'm gonna try writing in first person this month. It's been over a year I think since I last tried writing in this perspective, but I think it might fit for this theme.

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Re: [Dec 2017] - Alien/Eldritch Artifact - Discussion Thread
« Reply #6 on: December 02, 2017, 04:56:44 PM »
Awww YISS. End of the world babaaay!

Or indeed the dawning of a new one :)
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Re: [Dec 2017] - Alien/Eldritch Artifact - Discussion Thread
« Reply #7 on: December 03, 2017, 07:23:16 AM »
So for this months thread-story-that-violates-submission-guidlines, I've written about @Lanko but really I feel like the story fits @Henry Dale more... perhaps I should put both of you in the story.

There's a cat in it.  And a dachshund.

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Re: [Dec 2017] - Alien/Eldritch Artifact - Discussion Thread
« Reply #8 on: December 03, 2017, 07:37:46 AM »
So for this months thread-story-that-violates-submission-guidlines, I've written about @Lanko but really I feel like the story fits @Henry Dale more... perhaps I should put both of you in the story.

There's a cat in it.  And a dachshund.

Can I have a cameo appearance with an eldritch toilet
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Re: [Dec 2017] - Alien/Eldritch Artifact - Discussion Thread
« Reply #9 on: December 03, 2017, 08:09:30 AM »
So for this months thread-story-that-violates-submission-guidlines, I've written about @Lanko but really I feel like the story fits @Henry Dale more... perhaps I should put both of you in the story.

There's a cat in it.  And a dachshund.

Can I have a cameo appearance with an eldritch toilet

haha an eldritch toilet would make it an official story... :)

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Re: [Dec 2017] - Alien/Eldritch Artifact - Discussion Thread
« Reply #10 on: December 03, 2017, 08:24:02 AM »
Awww YISS. End of the world babaaay!

Or indeed the dawning of a new one :)

Or both all in one story?
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Re: [Dec 2017] - Alien/Eldritch Artifact - Discussion Thread
« Reply #11 on: December 03, 2017, 08:37:56 AM »
So for this months thread-story-that-violates-submission-guidlines, I've written about @Lanko but really I feel like the story fits @Henry Dale more... perhaps I should put both of you in the story.

There's a cat in it.  And a dachshund.

A story about me?
Let me know when you post it ^^

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Re: [Dec 2017] - Alien/Eldritch Artifact - Discussion Thread
« Reply #12 on: December 03, 2017, 11:31:28 AM »
@Lanko I need to know how you feel about cats and dachshunds and the Freemasons.  Henry this story is about you but it's like a prequel you. Like Anakin before Darth Vader
« Last Edit: December 03, 2017, 11:34:09 AM by Bradley Darewood »

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Re: [Dec 2017] - Alien/Eldritch Artifact - Discussion Thread
« Reply #13 on: December 03, 2017, 12:05:15 PM »
So, avoiding the contest guidelines is now a thing?
Why didn’t I know?!!!   :o
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Re: [Dec 2017] - Alien/Eldritch Artifact - Discussion Thread
« Reply #14 on: December 03, 2017, 12:25:56 PM »
Can’t wait to meet Prequel Henry ;D 8) ;D ;D ;D ;D
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