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[Jun 2018] - Fire - Discussion Thread
« on: June 01, 2018, 10:27:45 PM »
Fire


Pyro hand on fire by hoo_yong (cut)

Last November we did Water and got a lot of great and really different stories. This month we want you to write about Fire and we expect even more diverse stories. The beauty of Fire is its ambivalence. On the one hand we need it to survive (cooking our food, keeping us warm, protecting us, ...) on the other hand it's dangerous, maybe even diabolical (arson, battle magic, forest fires, household accidents, ...). This leaves a lot of room for interpretations and allows stories in every SFF (sub)genre.

Prepare your quills, a fire - no matter if it's big or small - can't be ignored.


Rules:

1. This must be prose or poetry.
2. Any kind of Fire must play an important role to 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.
Bonus rule: We consider voting in a contest you're taking part in a given. Others take time and effort to read the stories - you should do the same. A small community like ours lives from reciprocity and this contest needs stories as much as votes. 

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

Entry will close June 30th/July 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!
« Last Edit: June 01, 2018, 10:29:25 PM by xiagan »
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Re: [Jun 2018] - Fire - Discussion Thread
« Reply #1 on: June 01, 2018, 11:13:42 PM »
Excellent!
I already know what I want to write about.  :)
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Re: [Jun 2018] - Fire - Discussion Thread
« Reply #2 on: June 11, 2018, 10:50:22 PM »
Excellent!
I already know what I want to write about.  :)

Um, fire?

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Re: [Jun 2018] - Fire - Discussion Thread
« Reply #3 on: June 12, 2018, 12:55:21 AM »
Heh, Jmack just got burned...
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Re: [Jun 2018] - Fire - Discussion Thread
« Reply #4 on: June 12, 2018, 07:38:47 AM »
@xiagan, why aren't there likes in these threads?
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Re: [Jun 2018] - Fire - Discussion Thread
« Reply #5 on: June 12, 2018, 07:58:01 AM »
Heh, Jmack just got burned...

Hopefully things won't get too heated  :o
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Re: [Jun 2018] - Fire - Discussion Thread
« Reply #6 on: June 12, 2018, 01:29:56 PM »
Heh, Jmack just got burned...

Hopefully things won't get too heated  :o

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Re: [Jun 2018] - Fire - Discussion Thread
« Reply #7 on: June 13, 2018, 12:54:09 AM »
Just submitted my story... inspired from my all time favorite author Louis L'Amour!
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Re: [Jun 2018] - Fire - Discussion Thread
« Reply #8 on: June 26, 2018, 02:35:44 PM »
I'm staring at a blank page with an even blanker mind.

Why is it so hard to have an idea relating to fire?
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Re: [Jun 2018] - Fire - Discussion Thread
« Reply #9 on: June 26, 2018, 02:59:05 PM »
I'm staring at a blank page with an even blanker mind.

Why is it so hard to have an idea relating to fire?
Burn, Alex, burn!!!
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Imagine the weather... turn the temperature up...
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Re: [Jun 2018] - Fire - Discussion Thread
« Reply #10 on: June 26, 2018, 03:19:50 PM »
I'm halfway through my story now and maybe it's just because I didn't sleep well last night (thank you Mr Greggs lorry for sitting outside my window from 4am with your engine on so my whole room shakes) but man this has gone dark. Like dark, dark.
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Re: [Jun 2018] - Fire - Discussion Thread
« Reply #11 on: June 26, 2018, 03:44:44 PM »
I'm staring at a blank page with an even blanker mind.

Why is it so hard to have an idea relating to fire?
Burn, Alex, burn!!!
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Imagine the weather... turn the temperature up...

Turn it up? It can go hotter than this???
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Re: [Jun 2018] - Fire - Discussion Thread
« Reply #12 on: June 26, 2018, 04:28:30 PM »
I'm staring at a blank page with an even blanker mind.

Why is it so hard to have an idea relating to fire?
Burn, Alex, burn!!!
 ;D
Imagine the weather... turn the temperature up...

Turn it up? It can go hotter than this???
It can: it turns into... FIRE 8)

Edit: I was thinking more about this on the way home, hehe. Imagine a world where people have to maintain their body temperature under a certain level, otherwise they spontaneously combust... anyone wants to use this idea?
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Re: [Jun 2018] - Fire - Discussion Thread
« Reply #13 on: June 26, 2018, 09:55:22 PM »
I'm staring at a blank page with an even blanker mind.

Why is it so hard to have an idea relating to fire?
Burn, Alex, burn!!!
 ;D
Imagine the weather... turn the temperature up...

Turn it up? It can go hotter than this???
It can: it turns into... FIRE 8)

Edit: I was thinking more about this on the way home, hehe. Imagine a world where people have to maintain their body temperature under a certain level, otherwise they spontaneously combust... anyone wants to use this idea?
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Re: [Jun 2018] - Fire - Discussion Thread
« Reply #14 on: June 26, 2018, 11:52:23 PM »
I'm halfway through my story now and maybe it's just because I didn't sleep well last night (thank you Mr Greggs lorry for sitting outside my window from 4am with your engine on so my whole room shakes) but man this has gone dark. Like dark, dark.

The darker the better.

I'm working on a very definite idea but I've had pretty stale prose these last few months, and not too thrilled with what I'm putting out this month either.
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