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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote catrad Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 05 Aug 2018 at 11:00pm
RebRas- I followed your link from here to your entry Tilting at Turbines.  It took me to your story but not to your forum post, I tried to find it but couldn't.  If you're not getting feedback- that might be why.  You might want to fix it so your link goes to your forum post. 

Anyway- you nailed the story.  Great use of the prompts.  Some really beautiful lines.  You developed your MC nicely.  I love paragraph three about motives being like pointillism- then the splashes of color drawn from her life.  Great metaphor.  Great passion in understanding the psyche of the wife.  A person just worn down by living a life that falls short.  Well done. 
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Originally posted by catrad catrad wrote:

RebRas- I followed your link from here to your entry Tilting at Turbines.  It took me to your story but not to your forum post, I tried to find it but couldn't.  If you're not getting feedback- that might be why.  You might want to fix it so your link goes to your forum post. 

Anyway- you nailed the story.  Great use of the prompts.  Some really beautiful lines.  You developed your MC nicely.  I love paragraph three about motives being like pointillism- then the splashes of color drawn from her life.  Great metaphor.  Great passion in understanding the psyche of the wife.  A person just worn down by living a life that falls short.  Well done. 


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project for the weekend.

Group 32.
Comedy at a newly constructed house with a parking meter.

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Comedy. Newly constructed house. Parking meter.

Malicious Compliance


David Brown doesn’t know what he’s getting into when he buys a house in Green Valley. Governed by a tyrannical homeowners association led by the pedantic Agnes Simon, David fights for what’s right—by playing by the rules.

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I came soooo close to not attempting this because it was so far out of my comfort zone, but I'm glad I did. While comedy writing will probably never be my chosen genre, this made me feel a lot less scared about getting a comedic story in round 2. Smile


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RebRas- That was great.  That's actually the theme of one of my books (A neighbor being pestered about code violations who finds ways to circumvent the rules).  I hadn't thought of it for this piece.  I'm still working at it. As in haven't technically written anything down just yet... 
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Here goes, rather short. Comedy/newly constructed house/parking meter
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Just want to pop in and say hi, as we are getting closer to the time when we'll see our scores! Right? Hopefully? Anyway life has been crazy and it seems by the activity on this post I'm not alone. How on earth I'll be able to pull off this next challenge is beyond me. I've tried to keep writing but it's very hard right now. Maybe we can try this weekend? An extended holiday 3 day challenge perhaps? :)
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Labor Day weekend is also the 3 Day novel Contest- my annual addiction.  so my creative energy will be channeled there.  If you do have a weekend Flash, I'm not likely to write (at least not over the weekend) but I'll read them!  Looking forward to the Round 1 results. 
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Just resurrecting this thread to say it was nice to see so many of your stories make the list.   This was such good practice, maybe we can do it again after round 2. 
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Originally posted by catrad catrad wrote:

Just resurrecting this thread to say it was nice to see so many of your stories make the list.   This was such good practice, maybe we can do it again after round 2. 

Man this summer sucked. Sadly it's not over yet. I had to put my writing on hold to take care of family issues

I was shocked I got points. Okay my goal was one point. But I got 3! And with the feedback, I want to expand on the original story and suvmit elsewhere. Just need to see what the rules are on when.
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