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[Oct 2016] - Corpses - Discussion Thread
« on: September 29, 2016, 09:29:32 PM »
Corpses


Christian Friedrich von Kahlbutz, 17th century knight from Germany

Corpses. Still trickling blood or ancient and dusty. Result of a horrible crime or a fatal accident. Left where they should be or somehow missing. stone-dead or fake and still alive. Anonymous or well-known. Pumpkin-spiced or... okay, I think you got it. ;) There's a lot one can say or write about a corpse and with All Hallow's Eve nearing you may already be in the mood or if not, the story you are going to write will probably help.

Rules:

1. This must be prose or poetry.
2. One or more corpses must play a crucial role.
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 next to the 'youtube' symbol.
SPECIAL RULE: In this month's contest, all submissions will be ANONYMOUS. This means that you don't post your story in the submission thread but send it in a personal message (formatted in the way you want) to  @Anonymous. (If you don't know how, feel free to ask.)
I will post the stories with that account in the submission topic, checking every day (as time allows) for new stories.
When the voting for the stories has ended (November 30th), I will reveal who wrote which story if you didn't specify in your submission or later that you don't want to be revealed.

Entry will close October 31st/November 1st, 2016 and voting will begin somewhere around the same time too.

The winner will have their piece displayed on the main Fantasy Faction website sometime in the next months.

Please send your entry in a personal message to @Anonymous.

Note: This thread is only for questions or discussing this month's writing contest. Good luck!

« Last Edit: September 30, 2016, 07:40:42 PM by xiagan »
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Re: [Oct 2016] - Corpses - Discussion Thread
« Reply #1 on: September 29, 2016, 09:35:38 PM »
I'm away over the weekend, so you get the contest early!  :D
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Re: [Oct 2016] - Corpses - Discussion Thread
« Reply #2 on: September 29, 2016, 10:27:24 PM »
Love the topic! I'm dying to start writing for this one.

Offline m3mnoch

Re: [Oct 2016] - Corpses - Discussion Thread
« Reply #3 on: September 29, 2016, 10:31:47 PM »
Love the topic! I'm dying to start writing for this one.

ha!  i see what you did there!

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Re: [Oct 2016] - Corpses - Discussion Thread
« Reply #4 on: September 29, 2016, 10:36:49 PM »
Love the topic! I'm dying to start writing for this one.

ha!  i see what you did there!


  ;D

Borderline lame, I know.

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Re: [Oct 2016] - Corpses - Discussion Thread
« Reply #5 on: September 29, 2016, 10:46:48 PM »
"someone" is trying to convince me to go for this one, since it's anonymous.... ;D
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Re: [Oct 2016] - Corpses - Discussion Thread
« Reply #6 on: September 29, 2016, 11:08:30 PM »
"someone" is trying to convince me to go for this one, since it's anonymous.... ;D

"someone" is obviously brilliant and you should listen to them!

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Re: [Oct 2016] - Corpses - Discussion Thread
« Reply #7 on: September 29, 2016, 11:38:49 PM »
I'd like ask the Powers That Be to please consider extending the poem limit to 750 words.
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Re: [Oct 2016] - Corpses - Discussion Thread
« Reply #8 on: September 30, 2016, 12:27:34 AM »
I'd like ask the Powers That Be to please consider extending the poem limit to 750 words.

I second this motion!
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Re: [Oct 2016] - Corpses - Discussion Thread
« Reply #9 on: September 30, 2016, 02:15:04 AM »
They groaned, they stirred, they all uprose,
Those few who craft in rhymes,
And bitter bleats they made like sheep,
To have a few more lines...
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« Reply #10 on: September 30, 2016, 05:39:12 AM »
I'd like ask the Powers That Be to please consider extending the poem limit to 750 words.

I second this motion!

I third it.
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Re: [Oct 2016] - Corpses - Discussion Thread
« Reply #11 on: September 30, 2016, 06:09:10 AM »
"someone" is trying to convince me to go for this one, since it's anonymous.... ;D

I loved your last anonymous story
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Re: [Oct 2016] - Corpses - Discussion Thread
« Reply #12 on: September 30, 2016, 08:44:31 AM »
"someone" is trying to convince me to go for this one, since it's anonymous.... ;D

I loved your last anonymous story

I knew it was her!

And poems should have 1k... just to make both styles go with 4 digits. For...uh... well, it looks better.
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Re: [Oct 2016] - Corpses - Discussion Thread
« Reply #13 on: September 30, 2016, 10:22:33 AM »
"someone" is trying to convince me to go for this one, since it's anonymous.... ;D

I loved your last anonymous story
Honestly, I haven't written anything so far!!!

(gosh, please don't think that great potions anonymous story is mine! :o )

As for the poems limit, I'll leave it to @xiagan to decide.
(just note that some people don't really read poems)
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Re: [Oct 2016] - Corpses - Discussion Thread
« Reply #14 on: September 30, 2016, 07:40:11 PM »
What Bea said. The poem word limit was meant to help, but if you guys want 750 who am I to deny this to you? ;)
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