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[Nov 2018] - Ships - Discussion Thread
« on: November 01, 2018, 08:46:32 AM »
Image Prompt: Ships

We haven't done an image prompt in about a year, so it's high time for one. :)
Below you'll find six pictures of/with ships. Please choose at least one of those six as the base for your story. This means that the story should be inspired by the pic and the content of the image should be a scene from your story.

Here are the images:


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Those are resized, if you click and select show image/open image in new tab, it should be way bigger (those are all wallpapers).

Rules:

1. This must be prose or poetry.
2. The story has to be inspired by one of the pictures above and the content of the image should be a scene in your 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 to submit your story anonymously you can do so by sending it in a personal message to @xiagan.

Entry will close November 30th/December 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: November 01, 2018, 03:16:54 PM by xiagan »
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Re: [Nov 2018] - Ships - Discussion Thread
« Reply #1 on: November 01, 2018, 12:50:01 PM »
Thats so´mething new to me, but I like the idea of getting visual inspiration.
Do we need to announce the photo we picked or should it make sense from the story itself? can we maybe even pick more than one?
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Re: [Nov 2018] - Ships - Discussion Thread
« Reply #2 on: November 01, 2018, 03:22:08 PM »
Do we need to announce the photo we picked or should it make sense from the story itself? can we maybe even pick more than one?
Yes, you should say which image you picked, and it's better to restrict yourself to just one.
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Re: [Nov 2018] - Ships - Discussion Thread
« Reply #3 on: November 01, 2018, 04:40:19 PM »
#5: That's not a ship, that's a boat.
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Re: [Nov 2018] - Ships - Discussion Thread
« Reply #4 on: November 01, 2018, 05:43:08 PM »
Good references Skip!

I'm already working on an idea for #2 but we'll see. With my total lack of motivation these days, nothing is guaranteed.
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Re: [Nov 2018] - Ships - Discussion Thread
« Reply #5 on: November 01, 2018, 08:05:22 PM »
#s 1 and 5 have my interest.
Opening lines.

#1: “You’re mad!!”
#5: “He would have preferred a ship for killing, but the little boat was better for this night’s work.”
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Re: [Nov 2018] - Ships - Discussion Thread
« Reply #6 on: November 01, 2018, 08:09:13 PM »
^ Like!

#5: That's not a ship, that's a boat.
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 ;)
But the image was so cool, I had to choose it!
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Re: [Nov 2018] - Ships - Discussion Thread
« Reply #7 on: November 01, 2018, 10:11:20 PM »
What about this ship??



Is it intentional that all our ships are fantasy exclusively? :p
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Re: [Nov 2018] - Ships - Discussion Thread
« Reply #8 on: November 02, 2018, 12:10:01 AM »
What about this ship??



Is it intentional that all our ships are fantasy exclusively? :p

I like it. My fantasy includes spaceships.

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Re: [Nov 2018] - Ships - Discussion Thread
« Reply #9 on: November 02, 2018, 02:39:26 AM »
What about this ship??



Is it intentional that all our ships are fantasy exclusively? :p

#4 is sci-fi or at least steampunk.
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Re: [Nov 2018] - Ships - Discussion Thread
« Reply #10 on: November 02, 2018, 06:33:20 AM »
they all look extremly interesting and I am sure I could work much faster on it but I broke my right hand and now doing stuff on a pc sucks
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Re: [Nov 2018] - Ships - Discussion Thread
« Reply #11 on: November 02, 2018, 07:58:38 AM »
Sorry Nora, but you can turn any of the official images into a SF story - I know you can ;D

(who says that the whirlpool in photo 1 isn't in a weird planet, and the spaceship turned into a water-based ship in order to get through and reach the planet's centre?)
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« Reply #12 on: November 02, 2018, 12:23:23 PM »
Sorry Nora, but you can turn any of the official images into a SF story - I know you can ;D

(who says that the whirlpool in photo 1 isn't in a weird planet, and the spaceship turned into a water-based ship in order to get through and reach the planet's centre?)

I won't though, I'm neck deep in fantasy horror right now. But for photo one... I guess I can't scifi it because I know it's from Pirates of the Caribbean? Can't separate it from its scene. But the idea of accessing a lower level through isking your ship down a sinkhole it quite good. Maybe find Atlantis down there.
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Re: [Nov 2018] - Ships - Discussion Thread
« Reply #13 on: November 02, 2018, 02:28:33 PM »
I lied. It’s not 1 or 5, it’s 3.
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Re: [Nov 2018] - Ships - Discussion Thread
« Reply #14 on: November 02, 2018, 03:03:35 PM »
#s 1 and 5 have my interest.
Opening lines.

#1: “You’re mad!!”
#5: “He would have preferred a ship for killing, but the little boat was better for this night’s work.”

I lied. It’s not 1 or 5, it’s 3.
A character introduced herself to me on the drive to work today.
I love how your mind works ;D
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