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    Posted: 24 Jul 2017 at 6:22pm
It seems like quite a few of us participated in Fiction War over the weekend! It's a Flash Fiction contest associated with a literary magazine. The prompt for the summer contest was "seven years." No other guidelines, except for a word count range of 500-1000 words.

If you participated... feel free to post your title, genre, and word count below!


Here's mine:

Title: Spit or Swallow?
Genre: Dark comedy
Word count: 909




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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote kkliossis Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 24 Jul 2017 at 6:27pm
I put an entry in too!

Title:  Jane Jones and the Kool Aid Gang
Genre: Drama/Dark Comedy (Honestly not sure how to categorize it)
Wordcount:  978
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote TheDustyZebra Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 24 Jul 2017 at 6:59pm
Ohh, I didn't know about this! Where does one find it?
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Originally posted by TheDustyZebra TheDustyZebra wrote:

Ohh, I didn't know about this! Where does one find it?

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I did this one too.

Seven Years Out
Sci-fi
990 words

Having to include the title in the word count seemed like a serious inconvenience with every word being so valuable in flash!
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Title: Mothership Down
Genre: Drama?
Synopsis: Mother died seven years ago, but she's still here in spirit... to everyone's chagrin.
Have a glass of wine and take it like a writer.

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Andrea Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 24 Jul 2017 at 8:12pm
I did it too and had a much better time and result than my first round here.  Phew. It helped wash the tepid result from last week out of my mouth.  


Title: Over the Lines
Genre: Drama
Word Count: 918


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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Trond24 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 24 Jul 2017 at 10:52pm
In for the second season in a row.

The Apprentice
Fantasy
974

Not thrilled, but short on sleep and time when I wrote. Hey, kind of like NYCM!
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote AndrewShootsScores Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 25 Jul 2017 at 6:50am
I participated too... thanks to someone else here mentioning it in a thread. Turned out to be a pretty stressful contest for me, due to distractions, false starts and a lack of good ideas. I ended up writing down to the wire and submitted less than 10 minutes from the deadline. But in the end, I'm happy with where I landed. I'm excited to tweak and expand the piece!

Title: Astronaut Application
Genre: sci-fi (well, sort of)
Word count: 992
# of story drafts discarded: 2
# of ants that crawled on my arm, weirdly inspiring me: 1

Edited by AndrewShootsScores - 25 Jul 2017 at 6:55am
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Yup, me too.  I like this comp because you get 72 hrs instead of 48.


Title:  "Cast Not"

Genre:  hmmm...Southern Gothic?  Naw.  Southern Drama.  Yeah...

Word Count:  996 (remember, your title counts in this comp)

Story drafts discarded?  Really?  Idk.  I mean, how many separate saves I had?  Probably 25.  

Synopsis:  Haven't written one since FW doesn't want one but here's the first thing that comes to my head:  "The land's still mine if you haven't finished the time." (ha ha)
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