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Zathras

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Reply #25 on: November 28, 2008, 04:21:04 PM
Slight change.  Going to stop taking submissions on December 7th.



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Reply #26 on: December 02, 2008, 07:02:29 PM
Do we know who the
leader is yet?



Zathras

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Reply #27 on: December 02, 2008, 07:05:08 PM
I'm planning on putting up a poll.  I'm going to pick one submission from each participant. 



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Reply #28 on: December 02, 2008, 07:06:01 PM
Good way of judging. I better get my writing cap on.



Zathras

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Reply #29 on: December 03, 2008, 07:06:56 PM
Three days left for submissions!

I'm surprised that there have only been limericks and haikus submitted. 



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Reply #30 on: December 04, 2008, 06:30:18 PM
A scrawny kid named Paul Atreides
Was a product of zealous witch ladies
Jessica's Ultimate payback
Paul = Quizatz Haderach
But the Golden Path made him afraides.

It took his own son Leto II
To do what Emperor Paul couldn't do.
So he joined with the worm
For a 3,500 year term.
And had Duncan assist with sebuku.

But thinking machines still had a plan
To exterminate every last man
Humanity's price:
To eliminate Spice
But Dune was ruined by Brian.


"afraides" - awesome use of the word there, I love it.




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Reply #31 on: December 05, 2008, 06:12:03 AM
writing cap on.

YOU HAS BRAIN SEKRET
'ERE IS SPECIAL UNLOK WURD
I CAN HAS DRUGS NOW?

dolphins speak lolcat



Zathras

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Reply #32 on: December 05, 2008, 08:46:38 AM
writing cap on.

YOU HAS BRAIN SEKRET
'ERE IS SPECIAL UNLOK WURD
I CAN HAS DRUGS NOW?

dolphins speak lolcat

This is my pick!  I love me some JM!



Zathras

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Reply #33 on: December 05, 2008, 02:04:52 PM
Three wives of Londo
Famine, Pestilence and Death
Now only Timov



Russell Nash

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Reply #34 on: December 05, 2008, 04:29:37 PM
There once was a Captain named Kirk
Who really was quite a big jerk
He shot photon torpedoes
Wearing a tight pair of Speedoes
It was all in a normal day's work



The urge to be silly struck



Zathras

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Reply #35 on: December 06, 2008, 05:16:27 PM
I'll be picking out submissions sometime tomorrow.  I'll put up a poll that will be open for about a week.

Could the next poster please reset the subject line, thanks.



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Reply #36 on: December 06, 2008, 08:17:51 PM
I have been working for a great many years now
Trying so hard to find different ideas
Just when I think I've discovered a cash-cow
Turns out it's been a well-known novel for years!

The story about the time-traveller failed
As did the one about a near-human robot
A guy who wasn't rescued and the destruction he trailed
Became a well known Science Fiction plot!

The idea about fearsome aliens who died of the flu
A disease that turns people to interlinked goo
Our reality is a computer simulation
That one about twins with telepathic communication

What about plants that take over England
What about aliens who cannot understand
How about an evil ring that makes you turn bad
What about a robot that is always sad

What if the Germans had won World War Two
What if the books were all burned?
What if the cities could rise above you?
What happened to the money I could have earned?

So instead I sit here staring at my computer
Not daring to think of ideas brilliant and new
Due to the fact that I don't need a tutor
To know that I'll never have an original debut.

Where did all the ideas go?


This all stems from an experience I had in my childhood, where I came up with a brilliant idea (and I've sent this to myself, so it is a copyrighted novel plot). People had retreated into the earth, living underground, civilised and human. Millions of years later, another human race evolved on the surface and began to attack the civilised ones, forcing them to return to the surface and relearn the art of war.

The next day I read the Time Traveller and decided that maybe I needed to ground myself in the classics before I do any original SF writing.

IDK though, looking back my idea may still be workable, if I make it a virus rather than a race of savages that forces the metaphorical descision to face the real world  (i.e. the surface) rather than withdrawing into a fantasy world (i.e. the perfect, controlled, below ground environment. ) What do you think, Zathras?



Zathras

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Reply #37 on: December 06, 2008, 09:09:20 PM
Go find the short story, "Who's Cribbing?" by Jack Lewis.  It's in the thread, What was that book over in SF discussion



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Reply #38 on: December 06, 2008, 09:12:46 PM
Damn. Even the:

Every idea I come up with is stolen by people in the past

Thingy has been turned into a story. Sometimes I wish SF wasn't so darned imaginative.



Zathras

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Reply #39 on: December 07, 2008, 02:43:00 PM
Cutting off entries now.  I'll post a poll later.



Russell Nash

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Reply #40 on: December 07, 2008, 03:19:56 PM
No!!

I've been working straight since Friday and I have 45 more entries.



Zathras

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Reply #41 on: December 07, 2008, 03:26:40 PM
You'll just have to wait for ZARGA II, PseudoPun