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#5 Can You Tell a Story in 25 Words Or Less? Come and Give it a Try. (No Self Promo)


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In reply to an earlier post on Apr 17, 2012 5:37:01 AM PDT
Sirena says:
Lol!

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 17, 2012 6:33:53 AM PDT
Yes, you 'only started this.' Still, knocking flint against flint can have long-term effects.
Mike

Posted on Apr 17, 2012 5:29:02 PM PDT
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In reply to an earlier post on Apr 17, 2012 5:40:01 PM PDT
Hi Dan~

Welcome! I like your story, but each challenge has a word that needs to be included in your story (except #6). Can you go to the OP and check the challenge word and include it in your story? Thanks! :)

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 17, 2012 6:56:52 PM PDT
Oh, sorry. The safe theme didn't register. Never mind!

Posted on Apr 17, 2012 7:01:49 PM PDT
jpl says:
He sat up straight in bed, sweating. "It was just a dream . . . my wife didn't die." Then he realized she had died just two weeks ago.

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 17, 2012 7:02:33 PM PDT
Dan,
Try it again. It was a great story. Fascinating, what you can accomplish in 25 words, ain't it? Looking forward to seeing what you do with it.
Mike

Posted on Apr 17, 2012 7:15:33 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on Apr 17, 2012 7:18:58 PM PDT
Okay, let's try this again.

Awakening suddenly, Sophia heard something slither over her window sill and fall to the floor! Summoning her courage, she turned to see her long-lost cat.

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 17, 2012 7:29:42 PM PDT
Actually, Dan, all you have to do is use the word "safe" in your story. The story can still be the scary, horror-type story you started with. You can use the word "safe" and still keep the story feeling unsafe.

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 17, 2012 7:32:12 PM PDT
Okay Anna, I'm a bit slow on the uptake!

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 17, 2012 7:48:06 PM PDT
But you're hanging in! :)

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 19, 2012 12:02:33 PM PDT
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Posted on Apr 19, 2012 2:25:51 PM PDT
Gaboora says:
I dropped into Amazon's Top Reviewers Forum, expecting it to be a safe place to discuss literature. Wrong! Thus, my dispute with the snobs began.

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 19, 2012 4:43:34 PM PDT
Welcome, Gaboora. I like your story. I hope you feel safe here. :)

Try the genre threads. Depending on what genre you like you might be able to find some good discussion going on.

Posted on Apr 19, 2012 4:49:48 PM PDT
Gaboora says:
Thanks a lot; things feel more open down here, less starched and stuffy.

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 19, 2012 5:47:58 PM PDT
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In reply to an earlier post on Apr 19, 2012 5:58:04 PM PDT
Gaboora says:
It looks like you guys don't bother about voting on each other's posts very much. That in itself is more mature than where I just came from. My sign? I guess you mean, Libra.

There are some very good 25 word stories in this thread. It's a good creative exercise to try out.

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 19, 2012 6:23:30 PM PDT
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In reply to an earlier post on Apr 19, 2012 6:23:46 PM PDT
I don't like the Yes/No buttons, and I don't pay much attention to whether I get votes, up or down. We like to have fun and talk anything to do with words.

(And Oldog is always after me to start a new story thread. But he just gave me an idea, so I guess a new one will be up tomorrow.)

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 19, 2012 6:59:06 PM PDT
Oldog_Oltrix says:
Ah, Libra, the sign of the book collector (as in "ex libris"):
Libra is wary, plainspoken, buys new underwear frequently, avoids rat-infested apartments and the color green, collects obscure articles such as pudding and 19th century eyedroppers, avoids busses on Mondays, never leaves home without a cellphone and firearm, many are found bonded with a member of the opposite sex to create new life. Favorite food, pizza with pineapple. Favorite meat, reindeer. Favorite cheese, gorgonzola. Favorite sport, David Beckham. Favorite music, Gabrielli. Favorite art, Homer. Favorite literature, O'Brian.

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 19, 2012 7:07:49 PM PDT
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Posted on Apr 19, 2012 7:14:27 PM PDT
 Alex fought desperately to relax his cramped leg muscles, the beach was so close now, closing his eyes for the last time, he felt safe.

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 19, 2012 7:17:04 PM PDT
Hmm? Last time as in, soon he'll be at shore? Or last time, as in, last time! Either way, good story. :)

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 19, 2012 9:12:35 PM PDT
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Posted on Apr 19, 2012 9:23:37 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on Apr 19, 2012 9:50:08 PM PDT
Oldog_Oltrix says:
(This is not an original plot, having been first used by the magnificent H. H. Munro, aka "Saki", c.1900)
( But he didn't have to do it in 25 words :-) )

My enemy and I, both grievously wounded, made our peace. We awaited death from bitter cold. "Look, a rescue party. We are safe!" "No, wolves."
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