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As far as naming files go, my email says: "The name of the file must be the title of your story. For example, if the title of your Short Story was “Table Tennis”, then the name of your Short Story must be saved as “Table Tennis.doc” or “Table Tennis.txt”. You no longer need to include the heat number in the file name as in previous challenges"


I'm so glad I'm not the only one unable to pin down a genre. Fairly sure that makes us writers of literary fiction, right?
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2am in the UK and my 1493 word fantasy/ghost story is in! Hope you're all doing well.

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Submitted! 

Does anyone know: For the final round, do only three judges read each story? Or are there more judges, since there are fewer stories? I would kind of hope that more judges are involved, since all the stories are likely to be quite solid at this point and the reading is always subjective. 

Anyone know?

Good luck to those still writing! 
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote awayatpost Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 06 May 2017 at 10:09pm
Whew - submitted!

Did anyone else struggle with the "sunrise" subject? I mean, I've got a sunrise IN there, and it carries plot weight, but it's really hard to write a story ABOUT a sunrise. Hope I don't get disqualified.

Also, my story wanted to be about 4,000 words. I feel like I've done more deleting than writing.

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The tricky thing about a sunrise is that it doesn't last very long! Setting a whole tale during it is a bit unrealistic.

I've opted for a task that must be done before sunrise, and dawn is the end point of the tale. That feels pretty sunrise-centred to me....

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Originally posted by awayatpost awayatpost wrote:



Also, my story wanted to be about 4,000 words.

Ouch - I had a hard enough time cutting 150 words....
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Originally posted by BlackGate BlackGate wrote:

I've opted for a task that must be done before sunrise, and dawn is the end point of the tale. That feels pretty sunrise-centred to me....


Ha -- me too! I strongly suspect that the judges are going to get 80 stories with "light" in the title and that are some sort of quest that must be completed by sunrise.

Their fault, for those prompts! Smile
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It's either that or zombies and/or vampires.
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I'm so worried that the judges won't think my "sunrise" paragraphs are integral enough to the plot, and will boot me out of this competition like last night's garbage. On the other hand, I thought my entry in Round 2 just skittered on the edge of sci fi, but it got 3rd in its heat. So what do I know.

Anyway, it's been submitted. Now to substitute coffee for a huge glass of wine.
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I wasn't sure what genre mine was, so I looked up a list on Wikipedia (the source of all knowledge :P) I went with "Realistic Fiction". Never heard of that one before, but that seemed to be the closest to what I wrote.
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