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Thunderscreech

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Reply #50 on: September 20, 2016, 05:33:46 PM
::danooli makes a note to keep an eye out for Thunderscreech's entry and laughs maniacally::



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Reply #51 on: September 22, 2016, 08:00:57 PM
Almost have my story done... there'll only be two in my family submitting this time.  I'm assuming that the same old rules apply for us- we'll tell the moderator who we are and what stories we submitted, and then we won't vote for each other.  Anything else?



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Reply #52 on: September 22, 2016, 10:52:55 PM
Almost have my story done... there'll only be two in my family submitting this time.  I'm assuming that the same old rules apply for us- we'll tell the moderator who we are and what stories we submitted, and then we won't vote for each other.  Anything else?

Nope, that sounds about right :)



Thunderscreech

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Reply #53 on: September 26, 2016, 03:20:42 PM
Video footage of us watching the calendar now:




FireTurtle

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Reply #54 on: September 27, 2016, 02:09:00 AM
*panicking*
I have never been this late before. I don't know if I can make it! ImhVe something. It's bad. I d Not like it. I need to rewrite it. Friday is my birthday, people. I'm not supposed to be panicking on my birthday. Would the story please just rewrite itself? 

*wanders off muttering*

“My imagination makes me human and makes me a fool; it gives me all the world and exiles me from it.”
Ursula K. LeGuin


Not-a-Robot

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Reply #55 on: September 27, 2016, 01:04:40 PM
No worries FireTurtle. I'm right there with you. Still in the editing process, and leaving town on Friday. That means... one less day...



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Reply #56 on: September 27, 2016, 07:27:33 PM
You can BOTH do it!

*waves pompoms*

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Not-a-Robot

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Reply #57 on: September 29, 2016, 01:29:35 PM
Woo, completed and submitted. Although I'm not sure if in the end my story was kicking with life or in its final death throes...



FireTurtle

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Reply #58 on: September 29, 2016, 07:46:45 PM
submitted. *bites knuckles and looks nauseated*
Sometimes, (after much flash fiction contest experience) the stories feel good, complete, and basically ready to fly. Other times they feel iffy, incomplete, incoherent and barely ready to crawl out of the primordial word ooze. This was one of the latter. But I did it. Phew. H

Not-a-Robot and FireTurtle have not missed the contest!

“My imagination makes me human and makes me a fool; it gives me all the world and exiles me from it.”
Ursula K. LeGuin


Thunderscreech

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Reply #59 on: September 29, 2016, 08:16:13 PM
*bites knuckles and looks nauseated*
That'd be a killer title.



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Reply #60 on: September 29, 2016, 08:31:23 PM
*bites knuckles and looks nauseated*
That'd be a killer title.

and titles aren't counted for word count!



Thunderscreech

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Reply #61 on: September 29, 2016, 09:25:03 PM

and titles aren't counted for word count!
That's why my story has a 224 word title!  It's BRILLIANT!



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Reply #62 on: September 30, 2016, 02:57:24 AM
*bangs head on desk*
Came in over the word count despite Word and Pages both agreeing I was at the magic number. Google Docs is my enemy. Trying to figure out this submission editing thingy. Whyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy (pronounced like Khannnnnnnnnnnnnnn)

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Reply #63 on: September 30, 2016, 01:29:38 PM
I've entered my story!
So excited...and nervous.
Thanks for running this.
~rose



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Reply #64 on: September 30, 2016, 02:20:51 PM
*bangs head on desk*
Came in over the word count despite Word and Pages both agreeing I was at the magic number. Google Docs is my enemy. Trying to figure out this submission editing thingy. Whyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy (pronounced like Khannnnnnnnnnnnnnn)

LOL! You're in good company, there have been quite a few over the word limit :) All have been resubbed and are now 100% qualified :)



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Reply #65 on: September 30, 2016, 02:21:35 PM
I've entered my story!
So excited...and nervous.
Thanks for running this.
~rose

You're very welcome! Thank you for entering, and good luck!



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Reply #66 on: September 30, 2016, 02:39:02 PM
Just a few hours to go!



Stay on target, writers!



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Reply #67 on: September 30, 2016, 04:18:39 PM
Very hard making the leap from CoW reader to poster. Big Brother is pulling in my driveway as I type this, I presume??

11h 40min to go....



Not-a-Robot

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Reply #68 on: October 01, 2016, 11:33:36 AM
Hey,

Welcome new posters!  Theses contests are great, and despite what you may hear, comments are never too harsh. They are usually very helpful. It's usually that writers can get a tad sensitive about their darlings. I know that I can.

I took some comments on my last story in the Escape Pod contest, integrated them, improved my story, and I ended up selling it. I also saw another story from the EP constest published in another market. So, contests like these provide some great feedback and benefit authors.



Not-a-Robot

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Reply #69 on: October 01, 2016, 11:35:34 AM
Very hard making the leap from CoW reader to poster. Big Brother is pulling in my driveway as I type this, I presume??

11h 40min to go....

Haha, no, no, that's just my ice cream truck. Your neighbors eat a ton of ice cream... just keep ignoring it.



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Reply #70 on: October 01, 2016, 01:25:22 PM
Now the wait for the first round, looking forward to it!  Any numbers available yet on how many submissions there were? 



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Reply #71 on: October 01, 2016, 01:44:16 PM
Now the wait for the first round, looking forward to it!  Any numbers available yet on how many submissions there were? 

According the the submission grinder there are 18 pending submissions. I go by "the rule of 5." Take the submission grinder number, multiply by 5.

I'm guessing about 90-97



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Reply #72 on: October 01, 2016, 03:15:42 PM
I will have all of the fun stuff up shortly!



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Reply #73 on: October 02, 2016, 12:27:50 AM
Fun stuff! Can't wait  :)



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Reply #74 on: October 03, 2016, 01:18:50 AM
Welcome greenroom!