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News: Group TWELVE (what?!) of the PseudoPod Flash Fiction Contest is now live! (All round 1 groups have been posted!)
 
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ToiletWineConnoiseur
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« Reply #60 on: September 26, 2017, 01:16:59 PM »

So excited for this
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« Reply #61 on: September 26, 2017, 01:21:44 PM »

Kind of worried I'm the only one who doesn't get how the rounds and votes work...so I think I'll stay quiet until I figure it -

oh damn

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« Reply #62 on: September 26, 2017, 01:36:33 PM »

Kind of worried I'm the only one who doesn't get how the rounds and votes work...so I think I'll stay quiet until I figure it -

oh damn



Haha, don't be afraid to ask questions -- what's puzzling you?
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I'd like to hear my options, so I could weigh them, what do you say?
Five pounds?  Six pounds? Seven pounds?
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« Reply #63 on: September 26, 2017, 02:42:49 PM »

Looking forward to sinking my teeth into the stories tonight.  Grin
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« Reply #64 on: September 26, 2017, 07:52:25 PM »

Excited to read everyone's stories!
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« Reply #65 on: September 26, 2017, 07:59:27 PM »

So after literally a decade of lurking (... give or, more accurately, take a few years), the flash fiction contest has summoned me from the shadows. This is literally the first time I've been on time to participate in one of these contests. Looking forward to reading the entries!
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« Reply #66 on: September 26, 2017, 09:44:03 PM »

GROUP 1 IS LIIIIIIVE!

Enjoy, vote your hearts out.

But no seriously, we need more hearts for the harvest.

Since each group is a bit heavy on stories, I'm keeping the voting open for 10 days per poll.

I think we're still going to do 4 rounds. First round will produce 36 stories. Second round will consist of 4 groups of 9 stories, which will produce 12 stories. Third round will be 2 groups of 6 stories, ending in a Final Round of 6 stories.

Where is Group 1?
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« Reply #67 on: September 26, 2017, 09:45:35 PM »

GROUP 1 IS LIIIIIIVE!

Enjoy, vote your hearts out.

But no seriously, we need more hearts for the harvest.

Since each group is a bit heavy on stories, I'm keeping the voting open for 10 days per poll.

I think we're still going to do 4 rounds. First round will produce 36 stories. Second round will consist of 4 groups of 9 stories, which will produce 12 stories. Third round will be 2 groups of 6 stories, ending in a Final Round of 6 stories.

Where is Group 1?

Nevermind!
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MakanaBrah
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« Reply #68 on: September 26, 2017, 11:31:36 PM »

It will be interesting to see creativity poured into 500 words. Smiley
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sdjackson
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« Reply #69 on: September 27, 2017, 01:44:03 AM »

Kind of worried I'm the only one who doesn't get how the rounds and votes work...so I think I'll stay quiet until I figure it -

oh damn



Haha, don't be afraid to ask questions -- what's puzzling you?

Never mind! Figured it out...I think. Just enjoying people's stories now.
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« Reply #70 on: September 27, 2017, 06:02:36 AM »

It will be interesting to see creativity poured into 500 words. Smiley

You don't pour a story into 500 words.  You mash it in, scrape everything off the top that didn't fit, then take it out again and pick out all the solid chunks.  Then you set the blender to puree.  Then you pour it back in, and realize you left out some crucial ingredient and start over. 

Then you shove the remainder of what should have gone into the story down the garbage disposal, which breaks under the strain.
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« Reply #71 on: September 27, 2017, 10:11:12 AM »

Hello Everyone--I am new to this as well. I have stumbled around in here (can be clumsy a bit) and can't find the stories to read? Can some one help this stumbling fool find a a foot hold in here?

~bows with blood and guts falling out~

 Huh
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« Reply #72 on: September 27, 2017, 12:35:42 PM »

Check now, the act of posting something is a requirement so by asking your question, you should be good now.
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« Reply #73 on: September 27, 2017, 04:16:57 PM »

Oh! Group 2 is live! Can't wait to start reading them!
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« Reply #74 on: September 29, 2017, 04:49:00 PM »

All aboard for Group 3!
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« Reply #75 on: October 01, 2017, 07:18:25 PM »

Don't blink, Group 4 is here.
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« Reply #76 on: October 02, 2017, 03:05:47 PM »

It's that we can vote for up to three stories per group, rather than being required to make three votes, right?
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« Reply #77 on: October 02, 2017, 04:50:06 PM »

I'm really enjoying a lot of these stories. However,  a small constructive criticism for several would be to establish the reader in a specific location with a specific narrator early in the piece. Being vague, by using generalizations, just confuses the reader and isn't scary/horror. I find it more frustrating that I don't know what is really going on or what the author intended.
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« Reply #78 on: October 02, 2017, 09:34:13 PM »

It's that we can vote for up to three stories per group, rather than being required to make three votes, right?

Yes! You are by no means required to use all three of your votes per round.
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Five pounds?  Six pounds? Seven pounds?
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« Reply #79 on: October 03, 2017, 01:54:26 PM »

Hi, some great stories so far and not even ½way. Is it permitted to vote in the category that your own story appears in? Not for your own story of course (although 1 vote would be nice) but just to acknowledge stories and also to vicariously see the number of votes.
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