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Genre: sci fi/surrealism/weird 

This is my first time participating in any of the NYC Midnight competitions. If I had known the judges tend to select touching drama for the winning piece...I still would have written my piece as is. It ended up being weird, but that's my jam. 

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Originally posted by _Arden_ _Arden_ wrote:

Genre: sci fi/surrealism/weird 

This is my first time participating in any of the NYC Midnight competitions. If I had known the judges tend to select touching drama for the winning piece...I still would have written my piece as is. It ended up being weird, but that's my jam. 

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I broke a

Something about these first three words has maximally tantalised my curiosity. I must know what has been broken Tongue. A record? A bone? A priceless vase? Suspense has been achieved LOL
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I also went with drama, with a touch of thriller maybe. I didn't know about the judges, it's just what popped in. I wanted to do Historical Fiction, since that's what I had the first 2 rounds and thought, why not keep going, but then this idea came in and wouldn't get out, so...

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The Day of the Feast

Daylight stretched over...

I ended up going histfic/action-adventure!

Good luck, everyone!


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My magical realism turned into mythology, but that's the way things go. 

Title: Homing Pigeon Finally Delivers a Message to an Old Goddess of War
First words: After the pigeon's

It's been a coon's age since I posted anything here. Looking forward to reading everyone's!
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Genre: Speculative? Fantasy?

Title: The Magician’s Music Box

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Originally posted by nod1v1ng nod1v1ng wrote:


No matter how I tried, no matter the fact that I feel like NYCm judges most often reward feely drama in the finals, I ended up with horror. However, I hope that the dark humanity in it resonates with the readers...




"Black Widow"

You upend a...

Uh oh. Do they really prefer drama? 
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Originally posted by Renate Renate wrote:

Originally posted by nod1v1ng nod1v1ng wrote:


No matter how I tried, no matter the fact that I feel like NYCm judges most often reward feely drama in the finals, I ended up with horror. However, I hope that the dark humanity in it resonates with the readers...




"Black Widow"

You upend a...

Uh oh. Do they really prefer drama? 

 
It does feel like a lot of the winning stories have been loosely classifted as  literary drama. But there have also been some bad ass specific to grace the winner’s circle. 


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I don't think the drama thing is specific to this contest. I think culturally we've been conditioned to elevate pieces that speak to the human condition in particular ways. There is a language to it that we've come to associate with emotional and philosophical depth. Sometimes it is more difficult to see those same qualities under the trappings of genre fiction, or with pieces that appear frivolous on the surface.

I considered going that route. I have stories in that vein that I could tell sincerely. But in the end, I felt like doing something else. While it is still pretty much drama, I don't think it's that kind of drama.
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Deliverance 

The clock chimed...

Genre- drama, but period. 
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I'd love your feedback on my final entry- 250 word flash fiction challenge:

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