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  1. Standard member black beetle
    Black Beastie
    17 Jun '09 11:34
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    I would like to see a 500 prose competition like the previous one, without specific topicšŸ˜µ
  2. Standard member Sunburnt
    Leopard Girl
    17 Jun '09 13:22
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    Don't know if it's too soon since I didn't enter the last one but a longer deadline is helpful to brew ideas and please, no topic.
  3. 17 Jun '09 13:39
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    I would give it three months before starting another prose competition. These things get stale quite quickly if you don't spread them out.

    As for poetry... whatever.
  4. Subscriber FMF
    Main Poster
    17 Jun '09 14:44
    Poetry please.
  5. Standard member black beetle
    Black Beastie
    17 Jun '09 15:07
    Originally posted by FMF
    Poetry please.
    HaikuLimericksšŸ˜µ
  6. Standard member ChronicLeaky
    Don't Fear Me
    17 Jun '09 15:12
    Poestry, 500 words, with topic.
  7. Standard member Raven69
    Different
    17 Jun '09 15:24
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    Either prose or poetry. No topic.
  8. Standard member black beetle
    Black Beastie
    17 Jun '09 15:30
    Propulsive prorata non-prosaic protean ProsešŸ˜µ
  9. 17 Jun '09 16:11
    Originally posted by ChronicLeaky
    Poestry, 500 words, with topic.
    Pastry, 500 g, no raisins.
  10. 17 Jun '09 16:14
    Originally posted by hopscotch
    I would give it three months before starting another prose competition. These things get stale quite quickly if you don't spread them out.
    Agreed.

    As for topics, I personally prefer having a topic both because it makes it easier to come up with something and because it makes it easier to compare the entries.
  11. 17 Jun '09 21:17
    Originally posted by Nordlys
    Agreed.

    As for topics, I personally prefer having a topic both because it makes it easier to come up with something and because it makes it easier to compare the entries.
    Agreed, topics rule, but a cat is something to do with a bird, or other....
  12. Standard member Hand of Hecate
    Merciless Vagabond
    17 Jun '09 21:50
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    I'd be open to it. Topic or no topic. Theme, theme's, no theme or dealer's choice. Too specific a theme is limiting in it's own right and should be avoided. I could do with a 1000 word limit please.

    I would propose that the entries get posted in the thread. Perhaps I'm wrong, but, I don't see this negatively impacting the judging.

    Get Russ to formally post the competition.
  13. Standard member Gatecrasher
    Whale watching
    18 Jun '09 10:34
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    That is just so Northern Hemisphere...

    750 in August, no topic. Fine.

    They have an annual book festival in our neighbouring town and run a short story competition. But you have to use just 14 words exactly. Something frivolous like that could be quite fun in the interim.
  14. Standard member black beetle
    Black Beastie
    18 Jun '09 12:03
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    14 is fine; here you are:

    "When your spirit breaks out free how futile to cry out loud for life"
    šŸ˜µ
  15. 18 Jun '09 15:12
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    I suggest 666 words and some devilish topic.