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[Nov 2017] - Water - Discussion Thread
« on: November 01, 2017, 03:27:20 PM »
Water


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. 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.

Note: This thread is only for questions or discussing this month's writing contest. Good luck!
« Last Edit: November 01, 2017, 03:29:40 PM by xiagan »
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Re: [Nov 2017] - Water - Discussion Thread
« Reply #1 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

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Re: [Nov 2017] - Water - Discussion Thread
« Reply #2 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

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Re: [Nov 2017] - Water - Discussion Thread
« Reply #3 on: November 02, 2017, 07:16:15 AM »
I'm 99% sure ice counts as water.




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Re: [Nov 2017] - Water - Discussion Thread
« Reply #4 on: November 02, 2017, 07:55:06 AM »
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Re: [Nov 2017] - Water - Discussion Thread
« Reply #5 on: November 02, 2017, 07:57:46 AM »
I'm 99% sure ice counts as water.
100% ;D

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Re: [Nov 2017] - Water - Discussion Thread
« Reply #6 on: November 02, 2017, 08:18:23 AM »
Maybe not this kind of ice

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Re: [Nov 2017] - Water - Discussion Thread
« Reply #7 on: November 02, 2017, 09:32:33 AM »
Oh, and our decision was made before the swimming discussion in the paws. :)
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Re: [Nov 2017] - Water - Discussion Thread
« Reply #8 on: November 02, 2017, 10:26:42 AM »
I'm 99% sure ice counts as water.
100% ;D

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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? ;)
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Re: [Nov 2017] - Water - Discussion Thread
« Reply #9 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.

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Re: [Nov 2017] - Water - Discussion Thread
« Reply #10 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 :)
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Re: [Nov 2017] - Water - Discussion Thread
« Reply #11 on: November 02, 2017, 09:12:30 PM »
especially for people who like subterranean dwarf kingdoms :)
Are there others?
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Re: [Nov 2017] - Water - Discussion Thread
« Reply #12 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

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Re: [Nov 2017] - Water - Discussion Thread
« Reply #13 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.
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Re: [Nov 2017] - Water - Discussion Thread
« Reply #14 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.