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Fantasy Faction Writers => Monthly Writing Contest => [NOV 2019] Arch Enemies => Topic started by: xiagan on November 01, 2019, 10:09:40 PM

Title: [Nov 2019] - Arch Enemies - Discussion Thread
Post by: xiagan on November 01, 2019, 10:09:40 PM
Arch Enemies

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Only a few weeks until Christmas, the celebration of love and family, is upon us. So this is a good time to write about two people who absolutely hate each other. We're not talking rivals, we want arch enemies. She's his nemesis and he is hers. No sacrifice is too great to bring him/her down and it doesn't matter if the whole world burns.

This month we want you to write about an irresolvable conflict. You decide the scale. Could be generals with their armies, could be Suzie from next door (who is of course a witch in training because this is a fantasy forum ;)).


Rules:

1. This must be prose or poetry.
2. The main characters have to be arch enemies.
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 November 30th/December 1st, 2019 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 (http://fantasy-faction.com/forum/register/). 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 (http://fantasy-faction.com/forum/(nov-2019)-arch-enemies/(nov-2019)-arch-enemies-submission-thread/new/#new).

Note: This thread is only for questions or discussing this month's writing contest. Good luck!
Title: Re: [Nov 2019] - Arch Enemies - Discussion Thread
Post by: Bender on November 01, 2019, 10:50:52 PM
Ha ha, this is a fun topic, albeit a very challenging one. Love it. Will give it some thought.
Title: Re: [Nov 2019] - Arch Enemies - Discussion Thread
Post by: Nora on November 02, 2019, 11:20:04 PM
Ok this 100% brought Kate Beaton to my mind. She had that amazing running gag about pirate "nemesis". The whole thing devolved into a mad bromance it was truly epic, let me share the best examples!

I have an germ of an idea for my own nemesis story, but I gotta sleep on it.

(https://i.ibb.co/GWF94wk/Screen-Shot-2019-11-02-at-23-00-54.png)

(https://i.ibb.co/kcKjWnH/Screen-Shot-2019-11-02-at-23-02-04.png)

(https://i.ibb.co/WDZf1k9/Screen-Shot-2019-11-02-at-23-01-01.png)

(https://i.ibb.co/GQhPkcQ/Screen-Shot-2019-11-02-at-23-02-24.png)
Title: Re: [Nov 2019] - Arch Enemies - Discussion Thread
Post by: ScarletBea on November 03, 2019, 09:15:05 AM
^  ;D ;D
That certainly turns the 'arch nemesis' idea on its head, hehe
Are you going to give us a love story, Nora? ;)
Title: Re: [Nov 2019] - Arch Enemies - Discussion Thread
Post by: Nora on November 03, 2019, 09:14:15 PM
No, if i go through with the idea I'm spinning in my wee head it's going to be pure hatred in a fantasy world. But it's a broad topic and I still don't have any clear idea of how to end the story yet, so I may do.

I can't believe I started my career here writing risqué gore and depressing end of the world settings and am now suspected of brewing love stories... Such a turn of events. Never saw it coming myself.
Title: Re: [Nov 2019] - Arch Enemies - Discussion Thread
Post by: Alex Hormann on November 05, 2019, 06:29:03 PM
Oh, interesting. I'm a big fan of rivalries in fiction, so this should be fun to write.
Title: Re: [Nov 2019] - Arch Enemies - Discussion Thread
Post by: ScarletBea on November 24, 2019, 07:46:38 PM
So, about a week to go...
How are your stories going?
Exercise your conflict cells!

What about our new members, are you writers? Come give the contest a try!
Title: Re: [Nov 2019] - Arch Enemies - Discussion Thread
Post by: Alex Hormann on November 24, 2019, 07:55:55 PM
Mine's halfway written. I've got an idea I really like, but I may have to split off into a story of its own. I suppose there are worse problems to have.
Title: Re: [Nov 2019] - Arch Enemies - Discussion Thread
Post by: Alex Hormann on November 26, 2019, 04:16:38 PM
Had to take out that second idea, but I like the story how it is much better.

Though I must say, there is a bleak feel to a lot of my writing? Can we have a happy theme for December?  :P
Title: Re: [Nov 2019] - Arch Enemies - Discussion Thread
Post by: xiagan on November 26, 2019, 09:25:47 PM
Can we have a happy theme for December?  :P
If we have less than four submissions, chances are high the December theme is the same as the November theme.  :P But yes, we'll do something (more) happy next!
Title: Re: [Nov 2019] - Arch Enemies - Discussion Thread
Post by: ScarletBea on November 29, 2019, 11:46:06 AM
Can we have a happy theme for December?  :P
If we have less than four submissions, chances are high the December theme is the same as the November theme.  :P But yes, we'll do something (more) happy next!

As xiagan said, unless we get at least 4 stories, we won't change the theme :P
Come on, just 2 more entries, and you have the whole weekend (or even a couple more days) ;D
Title: Re: [Nov 2019] - Arch Enemies - Discussion Thread
Post by: ScarletBea on December 01, 2019, 10:07:10 AM
Yay for Jmack!
Just one more entry, now ;)
Title: Re: [Nov 2019] - Arch Enemies - Discussion Thread
Post by: ScarletBea on December 03, 2019, 07:54:11 PM
We don't open a new theme until we get another Arch Enemies story, you know... Not joking 8)
Title: Re: [Nov 2019] - Arch Enemies - Discussion Thread
Post by: JMack on December 04, 2019, 01:09:15 AM
Happy... hmm. I do think my entries have been uniformly grim for a while.
Meantime’s, I bet Atku could write a story for Archenemies month.
Title: Re: [Nov 2019] - Arch Enemies - Discussion Thread
Post by: ScarletBea on December 04, 2019, 07:49:43 AM
Meantime’s, I bet Atku could write a story for Archenemies month.
At this point in time, yep...
@xiagan what do you think? ;D
Title: Re: [Nov 2019] - Arch Enemies - Discussion Thread
Post by: JMack on December 04, 2019, 05:37:55 PM
Meantime’s, I bet Atku could write a story for Archenemies month.
At this point in time, yep...
@xiagan what do you think? ;D

Started  ;D
Title: Re: [Nov 2019] - Arch Enemies - Discussion Thread
Post by: ScarletBea on December 04, 2019, 06:04:39 PM
Actually, bdcharles just submitted, so I can close it.
If you really want this new story, then let me know and I'll re-open it for you, but you won't be able to vote for it, hehe
Title: Re: [Nov 2019] - Arch Enemies - Discussion Thread
Post by: xiagan on December 04, 2019, 08:55:58 PM
What? I have to make a new contest now?  :o ;D

Okay, okay, ... ;)
Title: Re: [Nov 2019] - Arch Enemies - Discussion Thread
Post by: bdcharles on December 04, 2019, 09:13:25 PM
Oops have I buggered everything up? Sorry, sorry ... :)
Title: Re: [Nov 2019] - Arch Enemies - Discussion Thread
Post by: xiagan on December 04, 2019, 09:27:24 PM
Oops have I buggered everything up? Sorry, sorry ... :)
Nah, don't worry. Glad to have your story!
Title: Re: [Nov 2019] - Arch Enemies - Discussion Thread
Post by: hexa on December 04, 2019, 11:20:48 PM
Jonathan Ryan's winning streak comes to an end.  He is the ubermensch