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Fantasy Faction Writers => Monthly Writing Contest => [OCT 2020] - Ticking Time Bomb Scenario => Topic started by: xiagan on August 20, 2020, 03:07:08 PM

Title: [OCT 2020] - Ticking Time Bomb Scenario - Discussion Thread
Post by: xiagan on August 20, 2020, 03:07:08 PM
OCTOBER: Ticking Time Bomb Scenario

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The Clock by Thenoviceone (https://www.deviantart.com/thenoviceone)

This month's theme can take place in Fantasy or Science Fiction or any related genre. The only objective we have for you is that you must give us a sense of real urgency and speed. Your story doesn't necessarily have to feature a time bomb but it needs to center around running out of time and may even leave the reader out of breath.

Submission topic will be created on the first of October.

Note: This thread is only for questions or discussing October's writing contest. Good luck!
Title: Re: [OCT 2020] - Ticking Time Bomb Scenario - Discussion Thread
Post by: Alex Hormann on October 09, 2020, 04:11:01 PM
As a fan of irony, I'm going to leave my story until the last possible minute.
Title: Re: [OCT 2020] - Ticking Time Bomb Scenario - Discussion Thread
Post by: Nora on October 09, 2020, 08:11:01 PM
In a total lack of humour, i'm not sure I'll join this month. I'm busy writing another story, and nothing inspires me at the minute. Though I'm totally open to deadline lightning bolts of inspiration.
Title: Re: [OCT 2020] - Ticking Time Bomb Scenario - Discussion Thread
Post by: hexa on October 09, 2020, 08:18:41 PM
"With a triumphant cry, he swung his sword at the enemy.
 Then the enemy ... Oops, ran out of time to write this part"
Title: Re: [OCT 2020] - Ticking Time Bomb Scenario - Discussion Thread
Post by: JMack on October 10, 2020, 08:50:07 PM
Maybe I should just re-post my Dragon month story where I count down the seconds to missiles striking our poor, defenseless Ship.  ;D
Title: Re: [OCT 2020] - Ticking Time Bomb Scenario - Discussion Thread
Post by: NightWrite on October 12, 2020, 09:31:37 PM
I just keep imaging the clock tower scene from The Great Mouse Detective. I'm not sure if that's a good thing or not yet.
Title: Re: [OCT 2020] - Ticking Time Bomb Scenario - Discussion Thread
Post by: ScarletBea on October 16, 2020, 08:08:00 AM
Imma blow everyone's minds out and submit an angsty Star Wars fan fiction. Yeah, sue me guys lol

"Fan fiction" + @Nora = mindblown :o :o
 ;D
Title: Re: [OCT 2020] - Ticking Time Bomb Scenario - Discussion Thread
Post by: Nora on October 16, 2020, 12:56:50 PM
I know right? I still don't really like fanfic of books, nor meta fanfic (crossovers, falls into another book, etc. I see the fun but I don't wanna write it).
SW is a bit of a sandbox universe though... Disney came in and was like "everything written so far is now expensive fanfiction". Then they added new and often terrible content, that made the fan in me take pleasure in re-writes and alternative stories. Plus this is two original characters, so I only borrow the setting.  :D

I hardly think I'll win this month anyway, so may as well have fun.
Title: Re: [OCT 2020] - Ticking Time Bomb Scenario - Discussion Thread
Post by: ScarletBea on October 31, 2020, 04:55:11 PM
4 stories!
Will we have a couple more and get 2 votes again?
Title: Re: [OCT 2020] - Ticking Time Bomb Scenario - Discussion Thread
Post by: JMack on November 01, 2020, 07:53:49 PM
I didn’t finish. I got 1,000 words in, and kept thinking about various problems with the story. Then time got away, and...

Well. I learned a number of things about my characters Gurdig and Grey and how some goblinish doings go in, so there’s that.
Title: Re: [OCT 2020] - Ticking Time Bomb Scenario - Discussion Thread
Post by: ScarletBea on November 01, 2020, 08:34:25 PM
Nooooo :'(
@JMack, what if you have 2 more days?
Title: Re: [OCT 2020] - Ticking Time Bomb Scenario - Discussion Thread
Post by: Nora on November 01, 2020, 10:09:14 PM
Whaa, please!! it's been forever, Jmack!!
Title: Re: [OCT 2020] - Ticking Time Bomb Scenario - Discussion Thread
Post by: JMack on November 06, 2020, 12:42:30 AM
I appreciate everyone’s patience very much. Loved finishing the story.
Title: Re: [OCT 2020] - Ticking Time Bomb Scenario - Discussion Thread
Post by: ScarletBea on November 06, 2020, 08:03:47 AM
No worries, the more the merrier ;D

And bear with me, I'll create the voting thread this weekend!
Title: Re: [OCT 2020] - Ticking Time Bomb Scenario - Discussion Thread
Post by: JMack on November 06, 2020, 12:03:30 PM
Last night, I read my story aloud to Mrs. JMac. I try to do this before posting my stories, but there was no time and she was obsessed with this voting thing on TV. Well, as usual, she sniffed out a ton of plot holes and confusions.

Gonna have to create a better version to put onto my blog site.
Title: Re: [OCT 2020] - Ticking Time Bomb Scenario - Discussion Thread
Post by: Nora on November 06, 2020, 12:07:28 PM
Doesn't matter Jmack, it's lovely to have you in the competition! And for you to make time now of all months!!