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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (1) Thanks(1)   Quote pondsandfrogs Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 14 Sep 2021 at 12:14pm
My walk down NYCM memory lane. Varying results abound! NYCM was a post-pandemic discovery for me, and I'm glad, because I'm hooked -- and think I've become a better writer because of the forums and simply just from the act of writing. Any excuse to write is a great one, so cheers to all of you here with already some robust resumes!

9/13/21: If I may, I do have personal favorites of what I submitted. The most fun I ever had writing something was certainly Francie and Wendy, which squeaked me into the second round of the Screenwriting 2021 Challenge. Another favorite is A NIGHT AT THE KASINO. And Being Bobby the Bobcat, even though that gave me a whopping zero points, is something I personally really enjoyed writing. Lastly, shoutout to UP IN SMOKE for my best finish, and perhaps really was my best writing so far. I borrowed so much from my actual job that I feel sheepish about that story, hehe Shocked 

9/19/22: "Hell is a Crowded Room" -- proud of that one. 

100-word Microfiction 2020
R1: My Ansleis [Fairy Tale]

Flash Fiction 2020
R1: Punch In. Punch Out. (9th) [Drama]
R2: Our Garden (13th) [Fairy Tale]

Short Screenplay 2020
R2: Born to Run (5th) [Comedy]
...barely squeaked in as top 5 overall for heat...
R3: Take the Money and Run [Romantic Comedy]

Short Story 2021
R1: UP IN SMOKE (2nd) [Political Satire]
R2: The Lovers' Suicide(s) [Ghost Story]

Screenwriting 2021
R1: Francie and Wendy (5th) [Action/Adventure]

Flash Fiction 2021
R1: Being Bobby the Bobcat [Comedy]
R2: Delivery [Thriller]

Short Screenplay 2021
R1: A NIGHT AT THE KASINO (11th) [Historical Fiction]
R2: Foiled (6th) [Thriller]

Short Story 2022
R1: Dirk Nowitzki and the Snowsquall (first DQ for not following genre, lol) [Ghost Story]

Screenwriting 2022

Short Screenplay 2022
R1: Hell is a Crowded Room [Ghost Story] (2nd)


Edited by pondsandfrogs - 19 Sep 2022 at 4:26pm
-EJ
Short Screen R2: "Cheesy Business" (Fairy Tale)
All my NYCM entries :)
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Short Story 2018:

R1: Deadhead (Horror/Stewardess/Last Will and Testament, 0 points): Available in Machinations and Mesmerism: A Tribute to E.T.A. Hoffman

Flash Fiction 2018:

Challenge 1: Intruder Alert  Suspense/Poultry Farm/Thermostat

Challenge 2: Apples to Apples Fantasy/Banquet/A Piglet

Challenge 3: Ghost Light (Ghost Story/Darkroom/Bathrobe) Available in Vampires, Zombies, and Ghosts Volume One (retitled "Ghost Lifte".)

Short Story 2019

R1: The Road To Rakvene (Horror/House Arrest/A passer-by) 

R2: Beer and Trembling (Romantic Comedy/a brewer/anxiety)

Flash Fiction 2019:

Challenge 1: Iconoclast (Action-Adventure/a temporary office trailer/broccoli) First story with Aleksandra

Challenge 2: Void Deck (Ghost Story/A shipping container/a billiard ball)

Short Story 2020:

Challenge One: The Artist Is Not Present (Horror/a painter/ambition) Available in It Calls From the Doors.

Challenge Two: Still Life (Romance/a disabled person/an abandoned building) Aleksandra story #2, 

Challenge Three: Hermitage (Suspense/An Appointment/A Cat Owner)

Flash Fiction 2020:

Challenge One: Cellared (Action-Adventure/a cave/an arrow) Aleksandra #3, introducing Tatiana

Challenge Two: The Spy Who Came In For The Cake (Comedy/a cafeteria/hair spray) Technically #4 in the same universe, with Tatiana only.

Short Story 2021

Round One: Terra Nova (Science Fiction/rejection/a camp counselor)

Flash Fiction 2021

Challenge One: No Fair Chance (Thriller/a first-aid station/a hoodie)

Challenge Two: Spring Chicken (Romance/a gas station/a clothespin) (And though it's not AT ALL obvious, it's actually set in the same universe as one of my microfics. Ran out of words to mention the twins.)

Challenge Three: Another Fine Mess (Action-Adventure/a quarry/a firework) Emma and Ellis and a goat.

250 Microfiction:

Challenge One: Antikythera (Horror/buying a computer/affect)

Challenge Two: Heirloom (Ghost story/buying a cookbook/range)

I don't actually remember which groups or exact prompts, and don't have the links, but I have two 100-word microfics:

Minder: Comedy/ babysitter/I think whipped cream was the object (Aleksandra again)

The Twins and Toby Too-Tall In "Hot Pursuit": Action-adventure/hanging clothes/can't remember

Short Story 2022:

R1: The Great Omar, the Colossus of Clyde, and Frou-Frou (Crime Caper/A strongman/a shipwreck)

100word Micro 2022:

R1: The Last Tree In the Greenwood (Suspense or Thriller/cutting down a tree/trace)
R2: Weeping Amber (Ghost Story/taking off an earring/near)

Flash Fiction 2022:

R1: The Life Line (RomCom/a chair lift/gasoline)
R2: Dimness at Noon (Political Satire/a crime scene/a back brace)


Edited by jennifer.quail - 17 Aug 2022 at 11:50pm
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote sootfoot5 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 14 Sep 2021 at 4:18pm
Originally posted by Maximum Dynamite Maximum Dynamite wrote:

In researching whether or not I want to do this (I don't), I found no less than 3 stories I had absolutely no memory of having written, including one I STILL don't remember even after reading it. I am baffled. Definitely early-onset dementia. 


Maybe so, but I remember YOU from way back when, Maximum Dynamite!  Star
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All My Contest Work:

Flash Fiction 2021



Short Story Challenge 2021




250 Microfiction Challenge 2020



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My entries:

FF 2022
C1: For the King (8th)

MF100 2022

Short Story 2022
C1: Made in America 

MF250 2021

Flash Fiction 2021
C1: No Such Thing as Dragons
C2: Crude Awakening 

MF100 2021
C1: Cassandra




My daughter's entries:

MF100 2022

Short Story 2022

MF250 2021
C1: Tutto Il Mio Amore (6th)
C2: Fifteen Years 

MF100 2021
C1: Stranded




My son's entries:

MF100 2022:

MF250 2021

MF100 2021
C1: Four (3rd Place)
C2: The Well's Gift (6th Place)
C3: Dreamcatcher (3rd Place Overall!)





And the younger daughter:

MF100 2022:
C1: Spiders (8th)


Edited by surnica - 17 Aug 2022 at 11:50am
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E.W. Fix @NYCM Archive

2022 Flash Fiction

CH2 More Than This (G83: Fantasy / a bunker / a paper airplane)
CH1 Changing Orbits (G83: Thriller / A space station / A teddy bear) -- 8th

2022 Microfiction 100

R1 December in Canterbury, 1170 Anno Domini (G114: Historical fiction / Drinking from a water fountain / finish)

2022 Short Story

R1 May the Road Rise Up to Meet You (G130: Drama / Nepotism / A stakeholder) -- 3rd

2021 Flash Fiction

CH3 The Winds of Other Stars (G9: SciFi / A pharmacy / An ice cream cone)
CH2 Night Patrol (G69: Suspense / A boot camp / Garlic) -- 1st
CH1 A Troubling Descent (G69: Historical fiction / An exhibit / A parachute) -- 4th

2021 Microfiction 250

R1 Flight Into Eternity (January 1891) (G62: Comedy / Unplugging something / Gear) -- HM

2021 Microfiction 100

R1  The Man from Kerioth (G41: Historical fiction / Putting salt on something / ounce)
Alt. The Ides of March (same) (did not use because I feared DQ on action)


Edited by eddiefix - 17 Aug 2022 at 5:00pm
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THE SPARKER COLLECTION @NCYM


2022 Rhyming Challenge 

R1:  TBA


2022 MicroFiction100 

R1:  TBA  (G109: RomCom | playing a video game | “upset”)


2022 Short Story

R1: Tableau Vivant *withdrawn (G121: Mystery | an evacuation | a joiner)


2021 MicroFiction250

R2 Sugarspun (G21: Fantasy | applying an ointment | cling)
R1 Charmingly Lady *9th Place (G113: Comedy | overcooking something | stall) 

2021 FlashFiction1000


CH2 Out of the Everwhen (G117: Suspense | a salt flat | a megaphone)

(Bonus Feature! The Annotated Version with cultural reference notes.)

CH1 Trapped Between *12th Place (G117: Horror | a clifftop | a crowbar)


2021 Microfiction100 


R2 DUSTOFF (G015: Action/Adventure | riding in an ambulance | "whisper")

R1 CRITICAL MALFUNCTION *2nd Place (G002: SciFi | throwing a ball | "scenic")


2021 Microfiction: Bad 100 Word Stories

R3 Open Season (HxFic/Romance: chasing something | "grow")

R2 Premiums Due | La Bomba





Edited by Sparker - 23 Sep 2022 at 9:22am
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Originally posted by Sparker Sparker wrote:

THE SPARKER COLLECTION @NCYM


2021 MicroFiction250



2021 FlashFiction1000


CH2 Out of the Everwhen (G117: Suspense | a salt flat | a megaphone)

CH1 Trapped Between *12th Place (G117: Horror | a clifftop | a crowbar)


2021 Microfiction100 


R2 DUSTOFF (G015: Action/Adventure | riding in an ambulance | "whisper")

R1 CRITICAL MALFUNCTION *2nd Place (G002: SciFi | throwing a ball | "scenic")


2021 Microfiction: Bad 100 Word Stories

R3 Open Season (HxFic/Romance: chasing something | "grow")

R2 Premiums Due | La Bomba




I *love* that you included your bad stories!!!
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Sparker Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 16 Sep 2021 at 12:34am
Originally posted by surnica surnica wrote:


I *love* that you included your bad stories!!!

I love writing them almost as much as I love reading them.
A lesson in embracing and owning your crap stories too. 
It should be a NYCM institution. 



Edited by Sparker - 16 Sep 2021 at 12:39am
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