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Originally posted by ASharedNarrative ASharedNarrative wrote:

Originally posted by Shadies01 Shadies01 wrote:

I spent most of Saturday working (I'm a realtor so weekends are busy!) and thinking over ideas for the story. I spent most of Sunday working and managed to sneak in about 3 hours to write up the story I came up with...and spent then the rest of Sunday night realizing I used a storeroom instead of a stockroom, but didn't have time to come up with an entirely new story since I had a bunch of paperwork to do for work.  Oh, and spent quite a bit of time both days admiring pictures of my new granddaughter. :)


What's the distinction? I thought they were two different words for the same thing.

Hopefully the judges won't see a difference! :)  

Stockroom: a room in which stock of materials or goods are stored for use or sale.
Storeroom: a room or space where things are stored.  

Not a huge difference, really, but they could be picky about it.


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Originally posted by Shadies01 Shadies01 wrote:


Stockroom: a room in which stock of materials or goods are stored for use or sale.
Storeroom: a room or space where things are stored.  

Not a huge difference, really, but they could be picky about it.

Last year my location was a gun range. I had nothing so I made it into a former gun range, now nightclub. I got the highest marks for that one out of last years entries. 

Was the storeroom in a place where the items could possibly be sold?
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Originally posted by Alexis_H Alexis_H wrote:

Originally posted by Shadies01 Shadies01 wrote:


Stockroom: a room in which stock of materials or goods are stored for use or sale.
Storeroom: a room or space where things are stored.  

Not a huge difference, really, but they could be picky about it.

Last year my location was a gun range. I had nothing so I made it into a former gun range, now nightclub. I got the highest marks for that one out of last years entries. 

Was the storeroom in a place where the items could possibly be sold?

No, sadly it was not.  It was just a storeroom in a house. If the worst thing they say is that I got that part wrong, I'll be happy.  I doubt that'll be the case, though!  The story morphed into a non- traditional writing style and I've learned from experience that the judges don't care for that sort of thing, even if it's what the story calls for.   My Political Satire from a previous competition was all in letter format and they really hated it. REALLY hated it.  I probably shot myself in the foot just by writing it the way I did, so I shouldn't really stress about the store room debacle. LOL
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