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[Jul 2013] The Deep - Discussion Thread
« on: July 02, 2013, 04:24:50 PM »
Note: This thread is for discussing this month's writing contest. Good luck!

Deep into that darkness peering, long I stood there, wondering, fearing, doubting, dreaming dreams no mortal ever dared to dream before. - Edgar Allan Poe


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In our world there are few places left that humans have not conquered and few things that truly remain a mystery. But the places and things that still elude us are usually somewhere deep. Deep in the rainforest, the desert, the ocean, in the pits and caves of the Earth, or in the space beyond our planet’s borders. In real life these places can be intimidating and deadly, but we usually understand the dangers and can plan accordingly. In fantasy these same places can hold the things that no amount of preparation can ready us for: fortresses of pure evil, treasure beyond imagination, curses and blessings of ancient magic, or creatures from forgotten legends. Whether good or evil, in fantasy you can never tell what lies in the darkness of the deep.

This month, your challenge is to write a fantasy story or scene that takes place in or involving “the deep”. The deep could be a forest, a cave, a dungeon, a lake or ocean, any place that is dark and foreboding or mysterious. (No fan fiction please.) Once again, we are opening the contest to both prose and poetry.

Rules:
1. This can be prose or a poem. Be creative.
2. “The deep” must be a core element in your piece.
3. Prose must be 500-2000 words long. Poetry must be 100-500 words long. You will be disqualified if you exceed the limits by any more than 10%.

The contest will close at Noon (GMT) on the 1st August 2013, barring any extraneous circumstances and voting will be open for the month thereafter.

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 writing displayed on the main Fantasy-Faction website in October 2013.

Note: This thread is for discussing this month's writing contest. Good luck!
« Last Edit: July 16, 2013, 08:04:32 PM by Autumn2May »

Offline Cirias

Re: [Jul 2013] The Deep - Discussion Thread
« Reply #1 on: July 02, 2013, 04:49:31 PM »
Nice theme! Count me in. Never entered anything here before, only at SFF World, so should be good fun.

Offline xiagan

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Re: [Jul 2013] The Deep - Discussion Thread
« Reply #2 on: July 02, 2013, 06:14:42 PM »
yeah, great theme. Hopefully I'll manage this month after skipping the last.
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Offline Norman Gray

Re: [Jul 2013] The Deep - Discussion Thread
« Reply #3 on: July 04, 2013, 12:59:02 AM »
Nice theme! Count me in. Never entered anything here before, only at SFF World, so should be good fun.

Much like Cirias, I'm also a frequent contributor on SFFWorld.com. I've had my eye on these contests here for a long time but have yet to enter into one. Good theme though, I might just be able to do something with it.

Offline sabrok

Re: [Jul 2013] The Deep - Discussion Thread
« Reply #4 on: July 11, 2013, 02:23:00 AM »
I've been working ideas and notes but putting together a flowing story is damn hard. Hopefully I will have something to enter by end of month, whether good or bad. Practice makes perfect... right?

Offline Neila

Re: [Jul 2013] The Deep - Discussion Thread
« Reply #5 on: July 16, 2013, 07:50:14 PM »
I'm hoping I can find time to write something this month but I wanted to share a neat article I came across today that reminded me of the prompt: http://ngm.nationalgeographic.com/2011/01/largest-cave/jenkins-text

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Re: [Jul 2013] The Deep - Discussion Thread
« Reply #6 on: July 16, 2013, 08:03:16 PM »
I'm hoping I can find time to write something this month but I wanted to share a neat article I came across today that reminded me of the prompt: http://ngm.nationalgeographic.com/2011/01/largest-cave/jenkins-text

Wow that is so cool! :D Thanks for sharing. :)

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Re: [Jul 2013] The Deep - Discussion Thread
« Reply #7 on: July 20, 2013, 07:40:18 AM »
I just wrote half a poem about Mazes before I realized that "Mazes" was June and this month's theme is "The Deep". :P Stupid me.
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Offline aidanlynch

Re: [Jul 2013] The Deep - Discussion Thread
« Reply #8 on: July 27, 2013, 03:42:59 PM »
Just submitted my first entry to any sort of writing competition ever. Hope it's not terrible.....

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Re: [Jul 2013] The Deep - Discussion Thread
« Reply #9 on: August 01, 2013, 01:51:24 PM »
Wow a lot of entries this month! Don't forget to vote for your favorite! :)

Offline jefGoelz

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« Reply #10 on: August 02, 2013, 03:26:38 AM »
who drew that picture, Sigmund Freud? ;)

Offline Ashella Wick

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« Reply #11 on: September 09, 2013, 10:37:54 PM »
Congratulations, 137minutes! Your piece was fantastic.