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Topic: Waiting is a nightmare.
Posted By: KaliAK
Subject: Waiting is a nightmare.
Date Posted: 20 Mar 2017 at 1:59am
The 20th is almost officially over and I still haven't see any announcements for round 2. I know they have a habit of running late but that doesn't make it any easier. Is anyone else compulsively checking the site every hour or two? I can handle rejection. I can't handle waiting.


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Posted By: TheDustyZebra
Date Posted: 20 Mar 2017 at 2:54am
Err... It's only just now the 20th, unless they're running it from Japan or something. Perhaps you should shake your calendar a bit to make sure it's still working? Tongue


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Posted By: KaliAK
Date Posted: 20 Mar 2017 at 3:16am
Well now my watch has been lying to me all weekend. I suppose that's what I get for trusting technology 😂 Either that or my treadmill scrambled my brain...always knew that thing was a torture device....

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Posted By: ottersdaughter
Date Posted: 20 Mar 2017 at 4:07am
My experience this last year is that when they're on time they're on time - results go out just before midnight. When they're going to be late, they let us know sometime that evening. With 3000+ stories this time around, I'm not holding my breath...

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Posted By: angelagilbert
Date Posted: 20 Mar 2017 at 6:57am
I read in my confirmation email when they received my first round that they would announce it at 11:59 tonight.  I'm telling myself that I won't stay up for it but I'm fairly certain I will!!!

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Posted By: Tynnyt
Date Posted: 20 Mar 2017 at 7:29am

You know that kid at school who tells you they're going to run the whole track, but you know deep down they're only going to get half way? You want them to do it, you really do, and you have every hope that this will be the time they succeed.

But, you can't help but think about last year, when they tripped on their laces in the last fifty metres, or the year before where their training only consisted of eating chocolate bars and watching Usain Bolt videos on Youtube?

Whatever happens to that kid in the race, you still cheer when they eventually make it over the line, don't you?

That's how I like to think of NYC's deadlines. They've got big aims and we all hope they fulfil them. But, deep down, we know they probably wont. That's okay though, because they'll get there in the end and we'll be very happy when they do.


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Posted By: angelagilbert
Date Posted: 20 Mar 2017 at 8:03am
Well said- Tynnyt-

You should enter a writing contest.  Tongue


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Posted By: BlackGate
Date Posted: 20 Mar 2017 at 6:18pm
Good luck y'all!

BG


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Posted By: bertiwalker
Date Posted: 20 Mar 2017 at 7:02pm
They just posted on the fb group that they will be releasing the results tonight at 11:59

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Posted By: lisafox10800
Date Posted: 20 Mar 2017 at 7:27pm
Originally posted by bertiwalker bertiwalker wrote:

They just posted on the fb group that they will be releasing the results tonight at 11:59

Three hours and thirty three minutes to go.

This is torture! ShockedShockedShocked


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Posted By: sootfoot5
Date Posted: 20 Mar 2017 at 7:36pm
Originally posted by BlackGate BlackGate wrote:

Good luck y'all!

BG


Now Black Gate, what in heavens would make you fall into the "ya'll" form of speech?  Been with any suthern gals lately?  I know the women of Alabama will be so proud of the way our British Boy is now talking!  Lawd!


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Posted By: Isaryth
Date Posted: 20 Mar 2017 at 7:43pm
I'm glad it's not just me. 

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Posted By: tonicwater79
Date Posted: 20 Mar 2017 at 8:50pm
Good Luck everyone!
 
With such a collection of writers and only so many spots, there's no way it was easy for them to decide who goes on and who doesn't.
 
Hoping for the best, for myself and for everyone else!
 
If nothing else, at least you took part. You can't win if you don't play.
 
Wink


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Posted By: KieraLesley
Date Posted: 20 Mar 2017 at 8:57pm
I'm stalking the FB page and these forums waiting to see the update. It's exciting having the countdown!

Time zones mean I'm at work when the results are released, but at least it's giving me something else to think about.

Good luck to everyone!


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Posted By: averge
Date Posted: 20 Mar 2017 at 9:08pm
I am from northern Canada and I say y'all like I was born in Mississippi lol. Tongue


Posted By: sinister
Date Posted: 20 Mar 2017 at 9:32pm
gimme gimme gimme gimme 


Posted By: Evil Tomato
Date Posted: 20 Mar 2017 at 9:35pm
*Intensification intensifies*

I am way more excited than I really should be. Good luck everyone!

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Posted By: Zelda
Date Posted: 20 Mar 2017 at 9:46pm
Salutations, all. Good luck. I might go take a really long shower. And then another one. 

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Posted By: TheDustyZebra
Date Posted: 20 Mar 2017 at 9:52pm
I decided to make cookies while I wait. With my daughter, so it takes twice as long as necessary. So far, so good.

This has the added bonus that, even if I get disappointing news in the end, at least I have snickerdoodles.


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Posted By: tcFlash
Date Posted: 20 Mar 2017 at 10:02pm
As of 11:02 pm, ET, All stories in the forum have at least one comment. 

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Posted By: tcFlash
Date Posted: 20 Mar 2017 at 10:04pm
Originally posted by Evil Tomato Evil Tomato wrote:

*Intensification intensifies*

I am way more excited than I really should be. Good luck everyone!

You should be very excited. You wrote a very good story.  Good luck.


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Posted By: Isaryth
Date Posted: 20 Mar 2017 at 10:06pm
If nothing else, the feedback other authors have given me has really helped. So I'm hoping to make the cut, but if I don't, it won't be a wasted experience.

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Posted By: jodie-ellis
Date Posted: 20 Mar 2017 at 10:06pm
Is it terrible to be waiting up for the results when you're in Britainland? 3.05am?

I've got my youtube videos and my hot chocolate, I can wait 50ish more minutes :P


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Posted By: seawhere
Date Posted: 20 Mar 2017 at 10:19pm
I'm on vacation. Can't believe I'm sitting up waiting while I'm on VACATION! LOL.

Good luck all!


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Posted By: tcFlash
Date Posted: 20 Mar 2017 at 10:23pm
Originally posted by Isaryth Isaryth wrote:

If nothing else, the feedback other authors have given me has really helped. So I'm hoping to make the cut, but if I don't, it won't be a wasted experience.

It's hard to tell. So many stories were not available to us in the forum. I just read your story. Very well done. You have reason to hope to move on, but predictions are useless.  


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Posted By: SakuraHime
Date Posted: 20 Mar 2017 at 10:25pm
I haven't been this anxious over something in ages. I don't know what happened to my patience!

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Posted By: SakuraHime
Date Posted: 20 Mar 2017 at 10:26pm
Originally posted by TheDustyZebra TheDustyZebra wrote:

I decided to make cookies while I wait. With my daughter, so it takes twice as long as necessary. So far, so good.

This has the added bonus that, even if I get disappointing news in the end, at least I have snickerdoodles.

Hmmm, perhaps I should adopt this plan in the future. I like the way you think!


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Posted By: SakuraHime
Date Posted: 20 Mar 2017 at 10:28pm
Originally posted by jodie-ellis jodie-ellis wrote:

Is it terrible to be waiting up for the results when you're in Britainland? 3.05am?

I've got my youtube videos and my hot chocolate, I can wait 50ish more minutes :P

Good luck heatmate!!


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Posted By: tcFlash
Date Posted: 20 Mar 2017 at 10:29pm
Originally posted by jodie-ellis jodie-ellis wrote:

Is it terrible to be waiting up for the results when you're in Britainland? 3.05am?

I've got my youtube videos and my hot chocolate, I can wait 50ish more minutes :P

I'm on Mountain Time here in the US. It's 9:27 pm. Half an hour till the results. Revell in ecstasy or waller in self pity for an hour, then go to bed and get up at 2:30 am for work.   


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Posted By: KaliAK
Date Posted: 20 Mar 2017 at 10:31pm
I'm sitting in my son's karate dojo trying to play it cool so I don't embarrass him. But it's so HARD!

A better mom would go wait in the car oh well.

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Posted By: Zelda
Date Posted: 20 Mar 2017 at 10:33pm
Originally posted by KaliAK KaliAK wrote:

I'm sitting in my son's karate dojo trying to play it cool so I don't embarrass him. But it's so HARD!

A better mom would go wait in the car oh well.

Oh, my. What is a karate dojo? 


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Posted By: Isaryth
Date Posted: 20 Mar 2017 at 10:35pm
Originally posted by tcFlash tcFlash wrote:

Originally posted by Isaryth Isaryth wrote:

If nothing else, the feedback other authors have given me has really helped. So I'm hoping to make the cut, but if I don't, it won't be a wasted experience.

It's hard to tell. So many stories were not available to us in the forum. I just read your story. Very well done. You have reason to hope to move on, but predictions are useless.  

You're right, but thank you for your kind words about my story.


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Posted By: Zelda
Date Posted: 20 Mar 2017 at 10:36pm
I liked your story too, Isaryth! It creeped me out. 

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Posted By: KaliAK
Date Posted: 20 Mar 2017 at 10:37pm
Originally posted by Zelda Zelda wrote:

Originally posted by KaliAK KaliAK wrote:

I'm sitting in my son's karate dojo trying to play it cool so I don't embarrass him. But it's so HARD!

A better mom would go wait in the car oh well.


Oh, my. What is a karate dojo? 


A dojo is what they call the karate school. My son's in his class, practicing to get his black belt, and valiantly trying to pretend I'm not here bouncing on the bench. We've been coming here long enough that everyone knows us so he can't even pretend I'm not related. Poor kid.

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Posted By: Zelda
Date Posted: 20 Mar 2017 at 10:41pm
Originally posted by KaliAK KaliAK wrote:

 

A dojo is what they call the karate school. My son's in his class, practicing to get his black belt, and valiantly trying to pretend I'm not here bouncing on the bench. We've been coming here long enough that everyone knows us so he can't even pretend I'm not related. Poor kid.

LOL LOLLOL


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Posted By: Isaryth
Date Posted: 20 Mar 2017 at 10:43pm
Originally posted by Zelda Zelda wrote:

I liked your story too, Isaryth! It creeped me out. 

Thanks, Zelda!


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Posted By: tonicwater79
Date Posted: 20 Mar 2017 at 10:44pm
tick tick tick tick.....
 
I'm at work right now and this is making for a VERY long night.
 
Star


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Posted By: tonicwater79
Date Posted: 20 Mar 2017 at 10:45pm
Originally posted by Zelda Zelda wrote:

Originally posted by KaliAK KaliAK wrote:

 

A dojo is what they call the karate school. My son's in his class, practicing to get his black belt, and valiantly trying to pretend I'm not here bouncing on the bench. We've been coming here long enough that everyone knows us so he can't even pretend I'm not related. Poor kid.

LOL LOLLOL
 
My son and I take karate and are both almost at black ourselves. I'd rather be doing that right now then clock-stalking...lol


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Posted By: KaliAK
Date Posted: 20 Mar 2017 at 10:48pm
Originally posted by tonicwater79 tonicwater79 wrote:

Originally posted by Zelda Zelda wrote:

Originally posted by KaliAK KaliAK wrote:

 

A dojo is what they call the karate school. My son's in his class, practicing to get his black belt, and valiantly trying to pretend I'm not here bouncing on the bench. We've been coming here long enough that everyone knows us so he can't even pretend I'm not related. Poor kid.


LOL LOLLOL

 
My son and I take karate and are both almost at black ourselves. I'd rather be doing that right now then clock-stalking...lol


I'm more than a little jealous of him right now. I wish I had a distraction.

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Posted By: tonicwater79
Date Posted: 20 Mar 2017 at 10:49pm
Wink

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Posted By: TheDustyZebra
Date Posted: 20 Mar 2017 at 10:50pm
Aaaaand the last batch of cookies just came out, with twelve minutes to go. What to do now?

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Posted By: lisafox10800
Date Posted: 20 Mar 2017 at 10:51pm
Originally posted by TheDustyZebra TheDustyZebra wrote:

Aaaaand the last batch of cookies just came out, with twelve minutes to go. What to do now?

Send some over here!


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Posted By: jfritzsc
Date Posted: 20 Mar 2017 at 10:51pm
Does anyone know where the results will be found?

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Posted By: lisafox10800
Date Posted: 20 Mar 2017 at 10:53pm
Originally posted by jfritzsc jfritzsc wrote:

Does anyone know where the results will be found?

In the past, they have sent an email advising that results were available.  If I remember, I think you need to go on the site (where our assignments were listed).   I have it up and keep refreshing in the event they post just a few minutes early.  Which won't happen.  


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Posted By: tcFlash
Date Posted: 20 Mar 2017 at 10:54pm
To help us pass the time, here is the shortest flash fiction story I have written. 

Just a Little Rock-30 Words

The couple talked on the pier until sunset. He opened a small box followed by a kerplunk.

“What was that?”

“Just a little rock,” he said as he dove in.



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Posted By: lisafox10800
Date Posted: 20 Mar 2017 at 10:54pm
Five minute warning!!!

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Posted By: Zelda
Date Posted: 20 Mar 2017 at 10:55pm
What an odd little story!! I love it. 

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Posted By: ottersdaughter
Date Posted: 20 Mar 2017 at 10:56pm
Originally posted by tonicwater79 tonicwater79 wrote:

tick tick tick tick.....
 
I'm at work right now and this is making for a VERY long night.
 
Star

I would usually be at work, and with the time change I'd be in the middle of teaching instead of in the middle of homeroom this time around. Thank gods for spring break!


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Posted By: tcFlash
Date Posted: 20 Mar 2017 at 10:56pm
Originally posted by Zelda Zelda wrote:

What an odd little story!! I love it. 

The shorter they get, the odder they get. haha


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Posted By: ottersdaughter
Date Posted: 20 Mar 2017 at 10:58pm
Originally posted by TheDustyZebra TheDustyZebra wrote:

Aaaaand the last batch of cookies just came out, with twelve minutes to go. What to do now?

Pour the wine and have a cookie? Wink



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Posted By: lisafox10800
Date Posted: 20 Mar 2017 at 11:01pm
Results are in

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Posted By: ottersdaughter
Date Posted: 20 Mar 2017 at 11:02pm
Here!

http://www.nycmidnight.com/Competitions/SSC/1stRound2017_Results.htm" rel="nofollow - http://www.nycmidnight.com/Competitions/SSC/1stRound2017_Results.htm


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Posted By: patsy
Date Posted: 20 Mar 2017 at 11:05pm
Well.  I got in.  My weekend just got a lot more complicated.  



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Posted By: tonicwater79
Date Posted: 20 Mar 2017 at 11:06pm
Well, not what I hoped for.
 
Honorable Mention though so I suppose that's something.
 
Good Luck in Round 2 everyone.


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Posted By: sinister
Date Posted: 20 Mar 2017 at 11:06pm
Hey!  I made it!  2nd in my heat! WOOOOOOOOO


Posted By: averge
Date Posted: 20 Mar 2017 at 11:07pm
Well, f**k. Bye bye my 75 bucks lol. Congrats to the people who got in! 


Posted By: justmel
Date Posted: 20 Mar 2017 at 11:08pm
I didn't get through.  I'm not sure how to feel about it since only one of the ones that did was posted in the forums (congratulations, Meg!).  Best of luck in R2 to all those who made it!

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Posted By: adastra615
Date Posted: 20 Mar 2017 at 11:08pm
Nothing. Off to cry now.


Posted By: SakuraHime
Date Posted: 20 Mar 2017 at 11:11pm
I actually squeaked in (fifth for my heat), but I'm the only one in my heat on the forums as best I can tell (at least as of yesterday).

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Posted By: Zelda
Date Posted: 20 Mar 2017 at 11:11pm
Originally posted by justmel justmel wrote:

I didn't get through.  I'm not sure how to feel about it since only one of the ones that did was posted in the forums (congratulations, Meg!).  Best of luck in R2 to all those who made it!

Thank you! You'll get it next time. Don't worry!!

(I was the only one here? Are you sure about that?) 


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Posted By: TheDustyZebra
Date Posted: 20 Mar 2017 at 11:12pm
Good thing I have cookies. Now I can eat them all and drown my sorrows. Honorable Mention is the second loser.

Good luck to all who made it, and I'll see you next year!


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Posted By: ottersdaughter
Date Posted: 20 Mar 2017 at 11:13pm
Didn't make the list at all, which sucks, but I might actually get some work done over spring break.

Congrats to those who did make it through, and congrats on your HM Lisa!

I wish there weren't so many stories not posted. Looking through the list, there are stories missing that I just can't believe didn't go through!


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Posted By: Dogmafrog
Date Posted: 20 Mar 2017 at 11:15pm
I got through but I feel a bit guilty because I've been a sh*tty reviewer despite some folks giving me feedback. It's my first time and I felt overwhelmed. But my goal is not just to write a good 2nd rounder, but be a better contributor here. Best of luck, all.

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Posted By: lisafox10800
Date Posted: 20 Mar 2017 at 11:15pm
Self-fulfilling prophecy.  "The Art of Rejection."  My self-help guru is dancing with glee.  Maybe he'll give me a job writing short stories.  Ha.

Honorable mention.  Nice to be recognized but not enough to keep going.  I'm super disappointed.

Congratulations to everyone who is advancing.  I saw some well-deserved winners on that list.


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Posted By: lisafox10800
Date Posted: 20 Mar 2017 at 11:17pm
Originally posted by TheDustyZebra TheDustyZebra wrote:

Good thing I have cookies. Now I can eat them all and drown my sorrows. Honorable Mention is the second loser.

Good luck to all who made it, and I'll see you next year!

Now I really need you to send some cookies my way.  I need to do some sorrow drowning, too (same boat here).


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Posted By: KieraLesley
Date Posted: 20 Mar 2017 at 11:19pm
Third in my heat! I may need to change my weekend plans a bit to suit this news...

Congrats and good luck to everyone who got in and condolences to those who missed out, skimming the lists it looks like a bunch I read on the forums and enjoyed weren't listed - it's all subjective! 

Like Dogmafrog I feel a bit bad that I faded early on providing feedback on the forums - going to try really hard to rectify that this round.


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Posted By: milesmum
Date Posted: 20 Mar 2017 at 11:19pm
4th place isn't terribly exciting,  but I do enjoy writing these stories, once the agony of pulling an idea out of the prompts yields to an idea. Glad I get to play another round.



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Posted By: Zelda
Date Posted: 20 Mar 2017 at 11:19pm
Originally posted by lisafox10800 lisafox10800 wrote:

Self-fulfilling prophecy.  "The Art of Rejection."  My self-help guru is dancing with glee.  Maybe he'll give me a job writing short stories.  Ha.

Honorable mention.  Nice to be recognized but not enough to keep going.  I'm super disappointed.

Congratulations to everyone who is advancing.  I saw some well-deserved winners on that list.

Congrats on the honorable mention. I thought your story was hilarious. That self-help guru was a riot act!! 


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Posted By: Isaryth
Date Posted: 20 Mar 2017 at 11:21pm
Well, boo, I'm out too. But I read a lot of the stories on the list, and one of my personal favourites GoodFences.com got through - first in its heat. So congratulations to the winners, thumbs up to the honourable mentions and hugs for those not mentioned. 

I find myself feeling pretty much nothing, so I suppose my natural pessimism helps in these situations.


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Posted By: taequeendo
Date Posted: 20 Mar 2017 at 11:22pm
Wahooo!!!! 2nd in my heat!!! :D :D :D

It's coincidentally my birthday this weekend, so there goes any birthday plans I had lol. Throw a wild party? Nope. Will be glued to the keyboard. Maybe they'll still let me have some cake.

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Posted By: TheDustyZebra
Date Posted: 20 Mar 2017 at 11:22pm
Originally posted by lisafox10800 lisafox10800 wrote:

Now I really need you to send some cookies my way.  I need to do some sorrow drowning, too (same boat here).


Oh, no! Virtual snickerdoodles on the way. Cry


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Posted By: seawhere
Date Posted: 20 Mar 2017 at 11:26pm
Originally posted by SakuraHime SakuraHime wrote:

I actually squeaked in (fifth for my heat), but I'm the only one in my heat on the forums as best I can tell (at least as of yesterday).

I squeaked by in 5th too. Congrats! And only two in my heat posted. I just had so little time to give feedback, so didn't seem fair to ask for it.


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Posted By: tcFlash
Date Posted: 20 Mar 2017 at 11:28pm
I'm out. Congratulations to everyone moving on and to those who received Honorable Mention. This has been a blast, as always. I love your stories and appreciate all those who read mine and commented. Be sure to come back for the Flash Fiction Challenge.

I might see some of you in the Screenwriting challenge. 

Chris/tcFlash


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Posted By: De Chelonian Mobile
Date Posted: 20 Mar 2017 at 11:29pm
I placed 2nd in my heat. I feel mixed emotions. I'm glad I made it through, but I'm sad, and somewhat confused that some of you on this thread didn't. Some of the stories I read that didn't make it were ones that I loved.

Congrats or condolences depending on where you landed.

I look forward to reading stories from many of you in the future, either the next round or the next contest.


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Posted By: tcFlash
Date Posted: 20 Mar 2017 at 11:30pm
Originally posted by ottersdaughter ottersdaughter wrote:

Didn't make the list at all, which sucks, but I might actually get some work done over spring break.

Congrats to those who did make it through, and congrats on your HM Lisa!

I wish there weren't so many stories not posted. Looking through the list, there are stories missing that I just can't believe didn't go through!
It's been fun. Sorry you didn't advance, but 2500 people are feeling the same thing you and I are feeling right now. Keep coming back. 

Chris/tcFlash


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Posted By: tcFlash
Date Posted: 20 Mar 2017 at 11:32pm
Originally posted by De Chelonian Mobile De Chelonian Mobile wrote:

I placed 2nd in my heat. I feel mixed emotions. I'm glad I made it through, but I'm sad, and somewhat confused that some of you on this thread didn't. Some of the stories I read that didn't make it were ones that I loved.

Congrats or condolences depending on where you landed.

I look forward to reading stories from many of you in the future, either the next round or the next contest.

Congratulations. Be Happy! That's an order. :)

I hope you continue to have success.

Chris tc/Flash


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Posted By: lisafox10800
Date Posted: 20 Mar 2017 at 11:33pm
Originally posted by milesmum milesmum wrote:

4th place isn't terribly exciting,  but I do enjoy writing these stories, once the agony of pulling an idea out of the prompts yields to an idea. Glad I get to play another round.


Congratulations on advancing and best of luck to you next round.


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Posted By: lisafox10800
Date Posted: 20 Mar 2017 at 11:34pm
Originally posted by De Chelonian Mobile De Chelonian Mobile wrote:

I placed 2nd in my heat. I feel mixed emotions. I'm glad I made it through, but I'm sad, and somewhat confused that some of you on this thread didn't. Some of the stories I read that didn't make it were ones that I loved.

Congrats or condolences depending on where you landed.

I look forward to reading stories from many of you in the future, either the next round or the next contest.

Congratulations!  I really enjoyed reading your story and wish you all the best in Round 2.  I'll swing by and read.  






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Posted By: lisafox10800
Date Posted: 20 Mar 2017 at 11:36pm
Originally posted by tcFlash tcFlash wrote:

I'm out. Congratulations to everyone moving on and to those who received Honorable Mention. This has been a blast, as always. I love your stories and appreciate all those who read mine and commented. Be sure to come back for the Flash Fiction Challenge.

I might see some of you in the Screenwriting challenge. 

Chris/tcFlash

I don't know why I'm bothering, but I am going to try the screenwriting challenge.  Hope to see you there!  And I'll be back for Flash as well, as I am becoming a glutton for punishment...

I really enjoyed your story...


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Posted By: lisafox10800
Date Posted: 20 Mar 2017 at 11:37pm
Originally posted by ottersdaughter ottersdaughter wrote:

Didn't make the list at all, which sucks, but I might actually get some work done over spring break.

Congrats to those who did make it through, and congrats on your HM Lisa!

I wish there weren't so many stories not posted. Looking through the list, there are stories missing that I just can't believe didn't go through!

Bummed you didn't make it.  Bummed I didn't make it.

Are you doing Screenwriting Challenge?  See you there?


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Posted By: ottersdaughter
Date Posted: 20 Mar 2017 at 11:39pm
Originally posted by tcFlash tcFlash wrote:

Originally posted by ottersdaughter ottersdaughter wrote:

Didn't make the list at all, which sucks, but I might actually get some work done over spring break.

Congrats to those who did make it through, and congrats on your HM Lisa!

I wish there weren't so many stories not posted. Looking through the list, there are stories missing that I just can't believe didn't go through!
It's been fun. Sorry you didn't advance, but 2500 people are feeling the same thing you and I are feeling right now. Keep coming back. 

Chris/tcFlash

I'm skipping the next Screenplay one since I'm moving from Ashgabat back to the US the weekend of round two - and with my luck that's when I'd make it through! But I'll be back for Flash, so I'll see you then!


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Posted By: Mst3K
Date Posted: 20 Mar 2017 at 11:39pm
Did any of the other HM's go through the list and see their name and have a moment where they think I made it, only to notice a second later that it says HM rather than a number.

To be so close but not make it is hard, but instead I will be positive since this was my first attempt it is good to get on the list at least with 32 or so people in the heat. Although they did spell my name wrong. LOL. I don't mind because I know they were probably rushing to try and make sure they got the results to all of us faster. I think it's kind of funny but I have an odd sense of humor.  


This was an awesome experience that taught me a lot and really pushed me to craft a story in a genre I would NEVER have chosen on my own. I think it was the jump start I needed to get back into writing after losing someone close to me and I feel blessed that I stumbled on to this contest on accident the final day of signups. 

Good luck to everyone moving on. As for the rest of us. You fail at 100% of the things you don't try. So lets keep trying.


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Posted By: ottersdaughter
Date Posted: 20 Mar 2017 at 11:41pm
Originally posted by lisafox10800 lisafox10800 wrote:

Originally posted by ottersdaughter ottersdaughter wrote:

Didn't make the list at all, which sucks, but I might actually get some work done over spring break.

Congrats to those who did make it through, and congrats on your HM Lisa!

I wish there weren't so many stories not posted. Looking through the list, there are stories missing that I just can't believe didn't go through!

Bummed you didn't make it.  Bummed I didn't make it.

Are you doing Screenwriting Challenge?  See you there?

Skipping Screenwriting this time around (moving date conflict) - but hit me up when you need a beta! I won't be writing, so I'll have plenty of time Tongue


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Posted By: tonicwater79
Date Posted: 20 Mar 2017 at 11:45pm
Originally posted by Mst3K Mst3K wrote:

Did any of the other HM's go through the list and see their name and have a moment where they think I made it, only to notice a second later that it says HM rather than a number.

To be so close but not make it is hard, but instead I will be positive since this was my first attempt it is good to get on the list at least with 32 or so people in the heat. Although they did spell my name wrong. LOL. I don't mind because I know they were probably rushing to try and make sure they got the results to all of us faster. I think it's kind of funny but I have an odd sense of humor.  


This was an awesome experience that taught me a lot and really pushed me to craft a story in a genre I would NEVER have chosen on my own. I think it was the jump start I needed to get back into writing after losing someone close to me and I feel blessed that I stumbled on to this contest on accident the final day of signups. 

Good luck to everyone moving on. As for the rest of us. You fail at 100% of the things you don't try. So lets keep trying.
 
It was my first time too! And of all the possible genres, I literally got the single one I was hoping not to get (Political Satire) so, to get an HM doesn't feel too too bad. Of course, I'd rather be moving onto Round 2.
 


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Posted By: lisafox10800
Date Posted: 20 Mar 2017 at 11:45pm
Originally posted by Mst3K Mst3K wrote:

Did any of the other HM's go through the list and see their name and have a moment where they think I made it, only to notice a second later that it says HM rather than a number.

To be so close but not make it is hard, but instead I will be positive since this was my first attempt it is good to get on the list at least with 32 or so people in the heat. Although they did spell my name wrong. LOL. I don't mind because I know they were probably rushing to try and make sure they got the results to all of us faster. I think it's kind of funny but I have an odd sense of humor.  


This was an awesome experience that taught me a lot and really pushed me to craft a story in a genre I would NEVER have chosen on my own. I think it was the jump start I needed to get back into writing after losing someone close to me and I feel blessed that I stumbled on to this contest on accident the final day of signups. 

Good luck to everyone moving on. As for the rest of us. You fail at 100% of the things you don't try. So lets keep trying.

Yup.  Saw my name and had a moment of pure elation... only to see those dreaded two letters next to it.  Then, the moment of pure deflation.  So close.


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Posted By: Vernacula
Date Posted: 20 Mar 2017 at 11:47pm
Originally posted by Mst3K Mst3K wrote:


To be so close but not make it is hard, but instead I will be positive since this was my first attempt it is good to get on the list at least with 32 or so people in the heat. Although they did spell my name wrong. LOL. I don't mind because I know they were probably rushing to try and make sure they got the results to all of us faster. I think it's kind of funny but I have an odd sense of humor.  


I got an HM last year (my first time) on a piece I truly loved. It kind of broke my heart.

This year I took first place in my heat.

Do come back and tell us more stories. Smile


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Posted By: tcFlash
Date Posted: 20 Mar 2017 at 11:51pm
Originally posted by Vernacula Vernacula wrote:

Originally posted by Mst3K Mst3K wrote:


To be so close but not make it is hard, but instead I will be positive since this was my first attempt it is good to get on the list at least with 32 or so people in the heat. Although they did spell my name wrong. LOL. I don't mind because I know they were probably rushing to try and make sure they got the results to all of us faster. I think it's kind of funny but I have an odd sense of humor.  


I got an HM last year (my first time) on a piece I truly loved. It kind of broke my heart.

This year I took first place in my heat.

Do come back and tell us more stories. Smile

Vernacula, congratulations. That is exciting. I didn't doubt it that you would move on. Good luck in round two.


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Posted By: tcFlash
Date Posted: 20 Mar 2017 at 11:54pm
Originally posted by seawhere seawhere wrote:

Originally posted by SakuraHime SakuraHime wrote:

I actually squeaked in (fifth for my heat), but I'm the only one in my heat on the forums as best I can tell (at least as of yesterday).

I squeaked by in 5th too. Congrats! And only two in my heat posted. I just had so little time to give feedback, so didn't seem fair to ask for it.

Congratulations to both of you. Very exciting.


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Posted By: tcFlash
Date Posted: 20 Mar 2017 at 11:57pm
Originally posted by milesmum milesmum wrote:

4th place isn't terribly exciting,  but I do enjoy writing these stories, once the agony of pulling an idea out of the prompts yields to an idea. Glad I get to play another round.

Congratulations, milesmum. You never fail to submit excellence. You are a big encouragement on the forum and have helped many people become better writers. Good luck in round two.


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Posted By: sinister
Date Posted: 21 Mar 2017 at 12:07am
Originally posted by sinister sinister wrote:

Hey!  I made it!  2nd in my heat! WOOOOOOOOO



Right... I may have had a bit to drink tonight...


Posted By: Vernacula
Date Posted: 21 Mar 2017 at 12:08am
Originally posted by tcFlash tcFlash wrote:

Vernacula, congratulations. That is exciting. I didn't doubt it that you would move on. Good luck in round two.


Thank you, sir. You are a true gentleman.


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Posted By: justmel
Date Posted: 21 Mar 2017 at 12:16am
Originally posted by Zelda Zelda wrote:

Originally posted by justmel justmel wrote:

I didn't get through.  I'm not sure how to feel about it since only one of the ones that did was posted in the forums (congratulations, Meg!).  Best of luck in R2 to all those who made it!

Thank you! You'll get it next time. Don't worry!!

(I was the only one here? Are you sure about that?) 
 
I was in Heat 37--Horror, a long-distance relationship, a housekeeper.  Only three stories in my heat were posted in the forum--mine and two others.  One of those others got through to R2 ("The Renovation").
 
But thank you for the encouragement.  I didn't really expect to get through, but . . . My first year, I was #5 in my heat.  In my second year, I was #1.  This year, not even an HM.  I'm really feeling kind of down right now.  Horror is just not my thing.  Dead


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Posted By: tcFlash
Date Posted: 21 Mar 2017 at 12:22am
Originally posted by Vernacula Vernacula wrote:

Originally posted by tcFlash tcFlash wrote:

Vernacula, congratulations. That is exciting. I didn't doubt it that you would move on. Good luck in round two.


Thank you, sir. You are a true gentleman.
Thank you, that is very kind.


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Posted By: guinevereredux
Date Posted: 21 Mar 2017 at 12:27am
Does anyone else getting that sinking feeling of "why did I think my 'talent' was worth investing in?" after not making it to the next round?  Does it get easier?  This was my first competition.  

Cry


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Posted By: lisafox10800
Date Posted: 21 Mar 2017 at 12:31am
Originally posted by Zelda Zelda wrote:

Originally posted by lisafox10800 lisafox10800 wrote:

Self-fulfilling prophecy.  "The Art of Rejection."  My self-help guru is dancing with glee.  Maybe he'll give me a job writing short stories.  Ha.

Honorable mention.  Nice to be recognized but not enough to keep going.  I'm super disappointed.

Congratulations to everyone who is advancing.  I saw some well-deserved winners on that list.

Congrats on the honorable mention. I thought your story was hilarious. That self-help guru was a riot act!! 

Thank you, I really appreciate that.  

I saw you made it - congratulations!!!  Feel free to send me a note if you need a beta this weekend.  I'll have some time on my hands... Cry


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Posted By: tcFlash
Date Posted: 21 Mar 2017 at 12:45am
Originally posted by guinevereredux guinevereredux wrote:

Does anyone else getting that sinking feeling of "why did I think my 'talent' was worth investing in?" after not making it to the next round?  Does it get easier?  This was my first competition.  

Cry

Writers like us invest a lot of time in writing. I'm sure that is true of you or you would not be having these thoughts. I do think it is good for us to realistically evaluate our talent. I would suggest, if you haven't already, that you submit stories to other competitions that don't have a time limit and that don't provide prompts. Work on that story until it shines. Submit it and see what happens. 

I have been part of this challenge and the forum for four years. I haven't missed a flash fiction or short story challenge since I started. I can honestly tell you this. It hurts for a short period after I get passed over again. But the difference in my writing between when I came here and now is something I am excited about. My worst stories have been written in these challenges. Don't ask me why, but it's true. Outside the NYC Challenges, I have written some pretty good stories, but that would not have happened if I had not actively taken part in the forum.

It's each person's choice to return or not. Choosing the right motive for being here helps. I don't come here to win. I come here to grow.


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Posted By: tcFlash
Date Posted: 21 Mar 2017 at 12:54am
Originally posted by justmel justmel wrote:

Originally posted by Zelda Zelda wrote:

Originally posted by justmel justmel wrote:

I didn't get through.  I'm not sure how to feel about it since only one of the ones that did was posted in the forums (congratulations, Meg!).  Best of luck in R2 to all those who made it!

Thank you! You'll get it next time. Don't worry!!

(I was the only one here? Are you sure about that?) 
 
I was in Heat 37--Horror, a long-distance relationship, a housekeeper.  Only three stories in my heat were posted in the forum--mine and two others.  One of those others got through to R2 ("The Renovation").
 
But thank you for the encouragement.  I didn't really expect to get through, but . . . My first year, I was #5 in my heat.  In my second year, I was #1.  This year, not even an HM.  I'm really feeling kind of down right now.  Horror is just not my thing.  Dead

You are a good writer. Don't question that. But good writers are a dime a dozen, really. The great thing about being a good writer is that you can get better. I heard Stephen King say that once. He said that bad writers can't get better, but good writers can become great writers. 

But not every good writer will become great. Only those who keep on working at this craft will become great. I'm not saying I will. I was a late starter, so the clock is ticking on me. But I think I have some good stories to write, better than what I've done up to this point. And so do you. So get ready for the Flash Fiction Challenge. I'll see you there.


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Posted By: guinevereredux
Date Posted: 21 Mar 2017 at 12:57am
Originally posted by tcFlash tcFlash wrote:

Choosing the right motive for being here helps. I don't come here to win. I come here to grow.

Thank you so much for your reply. And thank you for the reminder of why I came here. I didn't come here to win, I came here to even see if I could do it. It would have been really nice to make it to round 2, just to know I had that, but even completing this is a huge feet for me. I had brain surgery almost 4 years ago, and couldn't write for a really long time. Before that, I had taught writing, and self-published. At this point, doing my first competition, I think I need to just congratulate myself on actually having even finished. I'll practice a lot, now that I know that I can do it, and I'll do better in the next one. Thanks for telling me about your own growth in this process. It's really helpful to hear it.

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Posted By: tcFlash
Date Posted: 21 Mar 2017 at 1:48am
Originally posted by guinevereredux guinevereredux wrote:

Originally posted by tcFlash tcFlash wrote:

Choosing the right motive for being here helps. I don't come here to win. I come here to grow.

Thank you so much for your reply. And thank you for the reminder of why I came here. I didn't come here to win, I came here to even see if I could do it. It would have been really nice to make it to round 2, just to know I had that, but even completing this is a huge feet for me. I had brain surgery almost 4 years ago, and couldn't write for a really long time. Before that, I had taught writing, and self-published. At this point, doing my first competition, I think I need to just congratulate myself on actually having even finished. I'll practice a lot, now that I know that I can do it, and I'll do better in the next one. Thanks for telling me about your own growth in this process. It's really helpful to hear it.

I look forward to seeing you here again.


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Posted By: stephenmatlock
Date Posted: 21 Mar 2017 at 2:59am
Originally posted by lisafox10800 lisafox10800 wrote:

Self-fulfilling prophecy.  "The Art of Rejection."  My self-help guru is dancing with glee.  Maybe he'll give me a job writing short stories.  Ha.

Honorable mention.  Nice to be recognized but not enough to keep going.  I'm super disappointed.

Congratulations to everyone who is advancing.  I saw some well-deserved winners on that list.


YOU WUZ ROBBED!

It felt very "Confederacy of Dunces"-like. I loved the story and the craziness of it all.


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