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Title: [Nov 2017] - Water - Discussion Thread
Post by: xiagan on November 01, 2017, 03:27:20 PM
Water

(https://i.imgur.com/GGjXu10.jpg)
Most na Soci, Slovenia by Brian W. Lackey

This month we want stories, where water of any kind is a key element. Doesn't matter if it's a stormy sea, a misty lake, a polluted river, a frozen waterfall, a terrible flash flood, or a sentient geyser - water is incredibly diverse and we expect the stories to mirror this. :)

Rules:

1. This must be prose or poetry.
2. Water of any kind must play a big role in the 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.

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, 2017 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/index.php?topic=11030.new#new).

Note: This thread is only for questions or discussing this month's writing contest. Good luck!
Title: Re: [Nov 2017] - Water - Discussion Thread
Post by: Mikaela A. Ingram on November 02, 2017, 12:17:57 AM
I find it funny (humorous) that the topic of this month's writing contest is water since it's November and any water is usually frozen where it gets cold enough lol
Title: Re: [Nov 2017] - Water - Discussion Thread
Post by: Lady Ty on November 02, 2017, 02:27:00 AM
The rules here are pretty generous, I do believe you could write with Ice as well if you want. Ice is water and also has water way down underneath. ;D

What do you think @ScarletBea? Don't want to bother Xia with little internet.
Title: Re: [Nov 2017] - Water - Discussion Thread
Post by: Bradley Darewood on November 02, 2017, 07:16:15 AM
I'm 99% sure ice counts as water.

(https://sanbornagency.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/twins.gif)

(https://laughingsquid.com/wp-content/uploads/0532.jpg?w=480)
Title: Re: [Nov 2017] - Water - Discussion Thread
Post by: ScarletBea on November 02, 2017, 07:55:06 AM
I'm 99% sure ice counts as water.
100% ;D
Title: Re: [Nov 2017] - Water - Discussion Thread
Post by: Eclipse on November 02, 2017, 07:57:46 AM
I'm 99% sure ice counts as water.
100% ;D

Accountants, what would we do without them 😛
Title: Re: [Nov 2017] - Water - Discussion Thread
Post by: Lady Ty on November 02, 2017, 08:18:23 AM
Maybe not this kind of ice

(https://assets.marthastewart.com/styles/wmax-520-highdpi/d19/0206_kids_gtwormice/0206_kids_gtwormice_vert.jpg?itok=Pu15ivDc)
Title: Re: [Nov 2017] - Water - Discussion Thread
Post by: xiagan on November 02, 2017, 09:32:33 AM
Oh, and our decision was made before the swimming discussion in the paws. :)
Title: Re: [Nov 2017] - Water - Discussion Thread
Post by: ScarletBea on November 02, 2017, 10:26:42 AM
I'm 99% sure ice counts as water.
100% ;D

Accountants, what would we do without them 😛
:P I'm not an 'accountant'
And I just wanted to make it clear (he might still be questioning hehe, with that missing 1%)

And Lady Ty, if it's got water, it's allowed. Are those wiggly things made of water or just juice? ;)
Title: Re: [Nov 2017] - Water - Discussion Thread
Post by: NightWrite on November 02, 2017, 02:25:09 PM
I love how my first thought after seeing the image and the bodies of water examples is basically "welp, time to go out into the desert." I've already got a few hundred words do with my idea, though must of it's just fluff to shave off later.
Title: Re: [Nov 2017] - Water - Discussion Thread
Post by: The Gem Cutter on November 02, 2017, 08:34:09 PM
As part of an insomnia-evasion plan, I daydreamed about this story idea for a good 45 minutes last night as I drifted off. I think it will work well, especially for people who like subterranean dwarf kingdoms :)
Title: Re: [Nov 2017] - Water - Discussion Thread
Post by: xiagan on November 02, 2017, 09:12:30 PM
especially for people who like subterranean dwarf kingdoms :)
Are there others?
Title: Re: [Nov 2017] - Water - Discussion Thread
Post by: Osahon on November 02, 2017, 09:25:27 PM
I’m really hoping I can get something in for this challenge, since I haven’t submitted anything for a year now
Title: Re: [Nov 2017] - Water - Discussion Thread
Post by: RobertS on November 03, 2017, 03:45:04 PM
My submission is in. 666 words. :) The hardest part of these challenges are their brevity so I have to watch the word count as I work. When I read the title of the challenge I thought of a tropical island. Then I saw the picture and I had to use both. I liked the mood of the picture so I decided to try and echo it.
Title: Re: [Nov 2017] - Water - Discussion Thread
Post by: Bradley Darewood on November 05, 2017, 05:27:42 AM
A poem to inspire you all:

Water
is wet
like a bathtub
but more
because it's just the water
which is the wet part.
Water.

Here is another one in non-haiku form.

Water
drink it if you're thirsty
It's good

and here's a more historical fanastical like one

And behold!
There was water!
Bringer of life!
Quencher of all thirsts!
Mother of the aquatic!
And upon thine clothes it doth be wet!
And so it be decreed that water shalt not be split, but drank in the quantity of at least 8 chalices a day.
So sayeth the author of this poem.
Title: Re: [Nov 2017] - Water - Discussion Thread
Post by: RobertS on November 05, 2017, 04:11:54 PM
Bradley, thou hast indeed inspired me.

So I present a sonnet with love and water throughout.

In pools I have swum, while lakes I have crossed,
Thin ice I have shattered as I swam through.
In springs I have bathed and oceans have tossed.
My greatest love, my Water, it is you.

But now like ice I canst not melt thy frown,
My humor and jest do leave thee colder.
My waves of entreaty are all now turned down.
Where surf crashed now moss grows and love molders.

All wet, no sparks light, no joy bursts to life,
Like a cold bog in the night I'm lonely,
Yet my love like a spring ignores all strife,
I drink, Water, and wine to thee only.
Title: Re: [Nov 2017] - Water - Discussion Thread
Post by: Nora on November 05, 2017, 06:30:16 PM
I have an idea I really like in an adventurer journal format, something I've never done before. Looking forward to trying it.
Title: Re: [Nov 2017] - Water - Discussion Thread
Post by: Jmack on November 08, 2017, 11:33:19 AM
7 notions so far... and I bet I get 5 more on the way in to work.
I’d put them in a poll, but that’s not really in keeping with the spirit of the contest.  8)

P.s. make that 8 notions.
Title: Re: [Nov 2017] - Water - Discussion Thread
Post by: ScarletBea on November 08, 2017, 12:17:11 PM
7 notions so far... and I bet I get 5 more on the way in to work.
I’d put them in a poll, but that’s not really in keeping with the spirit of the contest.  8)

P.s. make that 8 notions.
If you want a private poll, I'll be happy to tell you which ones I like best - probably all, though ;)
Title: Re: [Nov 2017] - Water - Discussion Thread
Post by: Jmack on November 08, 2017, 12:39:27 PM
7 notions so far... and I bet I get 5 more on the way in to work.
I’d put them in a poll, but that’s not really in keeping with the spirit of the contest.  8)

P.s. make that 8 notions.
If you want a private poll, I'll be happy to tell you which ones I like best - probably all, though ;)

You’re on!  ;D
Title: Re: [Nov 2017] - Water - Discussion Thread
Post by: NightWrite on November 09, 2017, 06:15:27 PM
Got home from an extended weekend vacation for my sister's birthday last night. We spent some time at Niagara Falls and now I have some ideas to try out for this month or just in general.

My mom laughed at the coincidence when I mention what this month's theme was.
Title: Re: [Nov 2017] - Water - Discussion Thread
Post by: Lanko on November 09, 2017, 06:19:51 PM
In doubt I think I'll just write a new Barley adventure... Waterland, perhaps  ::)
Title: Re: [Nov 2017] - Water - Discussion Thread
Post by: Bradley Darewood on November 09, 2017, 09:54:54 PM
In doubt I think I'll just write a new Barley adventure... Waterland, perhaps  ::)

Keep this up and you'll have a whole novel
Title: Re: [Nov 2017] - Water - Discussion Thread
Post by: Bradley Darewood on November 09, 2017, 09:55:48 PM
7 notions so far... and I bet I get 5 more on the way in to work.
I’d put them in a poll, but that’s not really in keeping with the spirit of the contest.  8)

P.s. make that 8 notions.
If you want a private poll, I'll be happy to tell you which ones I like best - probably all, though ;)

You’re on!  ;D

But which one is the wettest??
Title: Re: [Nov 2017] - Water - Discussion Thread
Post by: ScarletBea on November 14, 2017, 03:19:30 PM
We're halfway through the month... I assume everyone is halfway through their stories? ;)

(@Lanko? ;D )
Title: Re: [Nov 2017] - Water - Discussion Thread
Post by: xiagan on November 14, 2017, 06:53:36 PM
We're halfway through the month... I assume everyone is halfway through their stories? ;)
I'm afraid that's not how it works, Bea.  ;D
Title: Re: [Nov 2017] - Water - Discussion Thread
Post by: ScarletBea on November 14, 2017, 07:36:56 PM
We're halfway through the month... I assume everyone is halfway through their stories? ;)
I'm afraid that's not how it works, Bea.  ;D
Let me dream there are a ton of stories in the works... ::)
Title: Re: [Nov 2017] - Water - Discussion Thread
Post by: Lanko on November 15, 2017, 05:36:50 AM
We're halfway through the month... I assume everyone is halfway through their stories? ;)

(@Lanko? ;D )

Hahahaha!

  ::)