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Re: [OCT 2020] - Ticking Time Bomb Scenario - Voting Thread
« Reply #15 on: November 18, 2020, 05:40:34 PM »
And next month’s theme of Prejudice is sure to produce lighthearted fare, as well!
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Re: [OCT 2020] - Ticking Time Bomb Scenario - Voting Thread
« Reply #16 on: November 18, 2020, 10:37:09 PM »
Well, I don't think I can enter it given my current writing workload, so you'll probably be spared one of the depressive writers that way lol
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Re: [OCT 2020] - Ticking Time Bomb Scenario - Voting Thread
« Reply #17 on: November 19, 2020, 11:37:40 PM »
You all know I was teasing, don't you?  Of course fantasy stories won't be filled with sweetness and light,  how boring that would be.
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Re: [OCT 2020] - Ticking Time Bomb Scenario - Voting Thread
« Reply #18 on: November 23, 2020, 09:09:18 PM »
Oh I thought voting closed on the weekend, I guess I gave it a couple more days because I created it later hehe

Still very close, but now there's a story in front.....
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Re: [OCT 2020] - Ticking Time Bomb Scenario - Voting Thread
« Reply #19 on: November 25, 2020, 11:04:08 AM »
Heyyyy!! Congrats @Alex Hormann you had my vote this month!

Wow, I see what you meant Scarlet, this was curiously close. I'll happily take it as a compliment however xD
It was a bit of an unconventional month in the end, for theme/story relation.
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Re: [OCT 2020] - Ticking Time Bomb Scenario - Voting Thread
« Reply #20 on: November 25, 2020, 11:07:51 AM »
 :o

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What?

How???

 :o :o :o
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Re: [OCT 2020] - Ticking Time Bomb Scenario - Voting Thread
« Reply #21 on: November 25, 2020, 11:34:02 AM »
Congratulation, @Alex Hormann!
I had a really hard time choosing, and almost picked yours. It was unconventional, and I liked that about. Interesting ideas and prose, too.

@Nora, I went for yours. The ticking time bomb didn’t come through so strongly to me, but STAR WARS FANFIC!!!!
And a cool story.
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Re: [OCT 2020] - Ticking Time Bomb Scenario - Voting Thread
« Reply #22 on: November 25, 2020, 12:09:35 PM »
Congrats, Alex, another win! :D

My vote went to @Jake Baelish , I really liked it, with a super-close-by-a-whisker story from Jmack. Then again, he knows I love Gurdig and Grey, so he can take a virtual vote ;)
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Re: [OCT 2020] - Ticking Time Bomb Scenario - Voting Thread
« Reply #23 on: November 25, 2020, 12:15:01 PM »
@ScarletBea The block nature of the paragraphs is why I'm surprised I won, but there is a reason for it.

Spoiler for Hiden:

In keeping with the spiral theme, the number of words in each paragraph is a countdown in the reverse order of the Fibonacci sequence. This is also why the story overall is so short, as I didn't want a massive block right at the start.


I voted for @Jake Baelish too. Great little story and much easier to read.  :P
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Re: [OCT 2020] - Ticking Time Bomb Scenario - Voting Thread
« Reply #24 on: November 25, 2020, 12:19:12 PM »
Oh what a cool idea!! I didn't notice it :-[
(and I deleted my comment because I went back to check and it wasn't so bad after all hehe)
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Re: [OCT 2020] - Ticking Time Bomb Scenario - Voting Thread
« Reply #25 on: November 25, 2020, 12:22:56 PM »
Congrats, Alex! :) Cool idea with the formatting. :)

I'm still at a loss for words about Nora's fan fic submission. It's not even February! ;D
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Re: [OCT 2020] - Ticking Time Bomb Scenario - Voting Thread
« Reply #26 on: November 25, 2020, 12:29:15 PM »
My short stories are full of weird technical bits that 80% won't notice and 20% will be annoyed by.  ;D
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Re: [OCT 2020] - Ticking Time Bomb Scenario - Voting Thread
« Reply #27 on: November 25, 2020, 12:44:38 PM »
I forgot to mention an expression that @JMack used that I loved and will definitely adopt!

"Out of the paws, into the jaws" ;D
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Re: [OCT 2020] - Ticking Time Bomb Scenario - Voting Thread
« Reply #28 on: November 25, 2020, 01:01:57 PM »
Congrats Alex! It was a cool concept and an interesting take on the theme (though I won't pretend I cottened on to it being the Fibonacci sequence  :o ).

I went with JMack's goblins this time, loved the idea with the heart and I felt it captured the theme well  :)

Thanks Alex and Scarlet for the vote for No Time For Argument  ;D
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Re: [OCT 2020] - Ticking Time Bomb Scenario - Voting Thread
« Reply #29 on: November 25, 2020, 02:13:21 PM »
Jake, you're welcome: I was really feeling sorry for him, after yet another dead end with the antidote ;D

Alex, I forgot to say I really enjoyed the image of the child climbing up the slide "the wrong way"!
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