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Topic: Challenge #3 - Title & Synopsis
Posted By: MegOverman
Subject: Challenge #3 - Title & Synopsis
Date Posted: 25 Oct 2015 at 11:00pm
I'll show you mine if you show me yours... ;)

Group: 5

RomCom Dead / A ski mountain / A remote control

"A Remote Encounter"

Synopsis: A well-timed dump saves a man’s life and preserves a spark in a cynic’s heart. Sort of.


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Posted By: sunshinequeen
Date Posted: 25 Oct 2015 at 11:02pm
Wait... like... an actual dump? Like.... a POO??!?


I got Sci-Fi / A convention center / a pumpkin pie. 

Whoops, forgot the title: The Gathering

Synopsis: A young girl learns to trust her instincts. 

(I always err on the side of brevity with my synopses.)


Posted By: milesmum
Date Posted: 25 Oct 2015 at 11:03pm
MegOverman, what an intriguing title!

Here's mine:

Group 2 - Drama/a dermatology office/a beer bottle

The Place She Called Home

In South Sudan, a tribal widow makes the long trek to a volunteer clinic in hopes of saving her only son.




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Posted By: Archon1995
Date Posted: 25 Oct 2015 at 11:04pm
Group 4
Mystery / A Garbage Truck / A Meatball


THE CASE OF THE COMPOST CORPSE

Senior Thaumatology Technician Kyle Takano solves a mystery of ambition, mistaken assumptions, and a nearly-mummified body.



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Posted By: MegOverman
Date Posted: 25 Oct 2015 at 11:04pm
Originally posted by sunshinequeen sunshinequeen wrote:

Wait... like... an actual dump? Like.... a POO??!?

A real dump. Of actual poo.


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Posted By: Eggcorn
Date Posted: 25 Oct 2015 at 11:04pm
Cutting this one down from 1906 was harder than most cuts I've made in the past. I miss the slower pacing and backstory of the longer version, but overall, I think I'm happy with this one, kind of, we'll see, oh dear. . .


The Way Home
Henry thinks taking home a branch from the locally cursed tree will prove himself to the other boys, but with help from his sister, Hazel, he discovers he’s got nothing left to prove.


Ghost Story, Forest, a Saw


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Posted By: jenspenden
Date Posted: 25 Oct 2015 at 11:05pm
Group 1: Ghost story, a forest, a saw

Waiting Shadows
Brief Synopsis: Emma stares outside at the raging blizzard and prays for her husband’s safe return from his hunting trip. Unfortunately, an unwanted guest shows up instead.

This one is...I don't know. I just wasn't in the mood to write a ghost story, lol. But I still had fun with it. So hopefully others will too. Tongue Great job surviving yet another insane round, everyone! Eager to see what you came up with! 



Posted By: nixie
Date Posted: 25 Oct 2015 at 11:06pm
Group 3:    Horror   |    A Tunnel   |   A Stopwatch


Pipeline
A surfer’s perfect day becomes a nightmare



{Dear contesty peoples:  I loathe synopses, and think they take more away from the story than they add.  Please, no.}


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Posted By: Eggcorn
Date Posted: 25 Oct 2015 at 11:06pm
And damnit I just thought of a better synopsis! Disapprove


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Posted By: Davenader
Date Posted: 25 Oct 2015 at 11:06pm
Group 1: ghost story, forest, saw. :(

Title: The boy without eyes
Synopsis: Blinded, the second son of a great lord confronts his father’s ghost in a cursed forest. But will he be worthy to be the instrument of his father’s revenge.

I went a bit Brothers Grimm. It is probably more fairy tale than ghost story.

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Posted By: Archon1995
Date Posted: 25 Oct 2015 at 11:08pm
Originally posted by Eggcorn Eggcorn wrote:

his sister, Hazel,

ICWYDT


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Posted By: Witherwings
Date Posted: 25 Oct 2015 at 11:14pm
First on the scene for Group 6? 
Action Adventure / The North Pole / A tourniquet 

"Operation: Northern Lights" 

A paratrooper and his company crash on their first deployment -- or is it all just a figment of his imagination? 



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Posted By: Sysanet
Date Posted: 25 Oct 2015 at 11:17pm
 Group 2: Drama, Dermatology Office, Beer Bottle.

 

 

Pick Up the Pieces

Sometimes the life worth living isn’t the one being lived. Accepting the reality of his life will never match the fantasy, Drew decides maybe his life isn’t worth keeping anymore. 


@ nixie {So do I}



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Posted By: topangarose
Date Posted: 25 Oct 2015 at 11:17pm
round 3, grp 1; ghost story, a forest, a saw

AVE MARIA AND THE DEAD POP BAND
A popular band, struggling to find their place in the afterlife, thwarts a backroom deforestation deal while attempting to keep their music alive.

Sooo... the very last thing I did was google the song "Ave Maria" to make sure there was no accent over the e.

I left the site open and went about uploading my story to NYC.

I had my finger on the 'send' button to shoot my story off, when a full blown orchestral version of AVE MARIA unfurls in the background.

I just started Laughing out loud. It was like the sky opening and light shining down!
Is that a good sign?
Hope so!! grin.



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Posted By: Stephaleph22
Date Posted: 25 Oct 2015 at 11:17pm
Submitted 11:56 PM. Holy. sh*te.

Group 2  

Drama/ dermatology office/ Beer bottle

 

More than Skin Deep

Brianna has made the decision to divorce her husband, to save him from suffering her fate with her. Though her memories mock her, and she remains strong, her bravado is only skin deep.



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Posted By: nixie
Date Posted: 25 Oct 2015 at 11:18pm
Originally posted by Davenader Davenader wrote:


I went a bit Brothers Grimm. It is probably more fairy tale than ghost story.

The two are not mutually exclusive :) Look forward to reading it


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Posted By: Sdwillis
Date Posted: 25 Oct 2015 at 11:26pm
Group 5: Romantic Comedy / A Ski Mountain / A Remote Control

Afterimage

Emily is stuck on the side of a mountain with nothing more than the contents of her flask to keep her warm. Luckily, ski patroller Evan Guerrier shows up to save the day.


Dead Dead Dead


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Posted By: bertiwalker
Date Posted: 25 Oct 2015 at 11:31pm
Group 6
Action/adventure North Pole tourniquet
Lucky Day
A man leaves a strip club with more than he came with.

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Posted By: jetitus
Date Posted: 25 Oct 2015 at 11:33pm
Group 6-Action/Adventure, North Pole, A Tourniquet



The Rabbit At The Top Of The World


A doctor and a nun race across the thinning ice of the North Pole, desperate to deliver a scientific discovery that could change everything.




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Posted By: telera
Date Posted: 25 Oct 2015 at 11:34pm
Group_5     RomCom / A ski mountain / A remote control
(Actually, I'd call mine RomComCrimeCaper!)

Honor Among Thieves

Candice had always worked solo, the job was safer and smarter that way. Though it did lead to many a lonely night.



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Posted By: plkphoto
Date Posted: 25 Oct 2015 at 11:39pm

Group 8:
Comedy
A Vintage Clothing Store
Aluminum Foil

Like a Bull in a China Shop

Synopsis: 
Some days, everything just seems to go wrong. 
Other days, you’re in the wrong place at the right time.

And yes my synopsis was thrown together at the last minute how could you tell? Tongue



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Posted By: sunshinequeen
Date Posted: 25 Oct 2015 at 11:44pm
These all sound freaking AMAZING!!! Proud to be a part of this group!


Posted By: WriterByNight
Date Posted: 26 Oct 2015 at 12:01am
Group 3

Horror/ Tunnel/ Stopwatch

“Tunnel Rat”

 

A struggling actress realizes no role is worth dying for.



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Posted By: Kris
Date Posted: 26 Oct 2015 at 12:07am
Group 4
Mystery
A Garbage Truck
A meatball

The Disposal of Piggy Stinson 

When Piggy Stinson’s truck is found abandoned up the forestry road in the dead of winter, answers may lie far in the past—or closer than you think. 



Posted By: queenb330
Date Posted: 26 Oct 2015 at 12:47am
Originally posted by milesmum milesmum wrote:

MegOverman, what an intriguing title!

Here's mine:

Group 2 - Drama/a dermatology office/a beer bottle

The Place She Called Home

In South Sudan, a tribal widow makes the long trek to a volunteer clinic in hopes of saving her only son. 
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Oh, I can't wait to read this Milesmum! Let's hope there's more chat from our group this time! LOL


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Posted By: lameese
Date Posted: 26 Oct 2015 at 12:50am
Group 4

Mystery
Garbage truck
A meatball

The Cemetery Guard

Wesley Burke reluctantly accepts a job offer as a cemetery guard. Little does he know that this job would force him to make the most difficult decision of his life.

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These were the most difficult prompts I've ever received so far. Hopefully this works.


Posted By: lameese
Date Posted: 26 Oct 2015 at 12:53am
Originally posted by queenb330 queenb330 wrote:

Originally posted by milesmum milesmum wrote:

MegOverman, what an intriguing title!

Here's mine:

Group 2 - Drama/a dermatology office/a beer bottle

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Oh, I can't wait to read this Milesmum! Let's hope there's more chat from our group this time! LOL


Yes this looks really good.


Posted By: queenb330
Date Posted: 26 Oct 2015 at 12:54am
Hi all,

I was Group 2 - Drama / a dermatology office / a beer bottle.

An Unlikely Sanctuary

A forgotten hospital shower, tucked away in an old dermatology office, is an unlikely sanctuary for Eve. Can she delay the inevitable and keep using it in secret, or has her time run out?

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There sounds like there's some amazing submits from my group!

Good luck all

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Posted By: maiaco
Date Posted: 26 Oct 2015 at 3:23am
Originally posted by MegOverman MegOverman wrote:

Originally posted by sunshinequeen sunshinequeen wrote:

Wait... like... an actual dump? Like.... a POO??!?

A real dump. Of actual poo.


Haha I'm giggling already!  Why does poo make me giggle - it gets me every time Big smile


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Posted By: DBA Lehane
Date Posted: 26 Oct 2015 at 5:10am
Group 3 - Horror / A Tunnel / A Stopwatch

'Infernal Regions'

’The forthcoming end of the world will be hastened by
the construction of underground railways burrowing into
infernal regions and thereby disturbing the devil.’

​​​​(Reverend Doctor Cumming, London. 1860)


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Posted By: Davenader
Date Posted: 26 Oct 2015 at 6:05am
Originally posted by DBA Lehane DBA Lehane wrote:

] Group 3 - Horror / A Tunnel / A Stopwatch

'Infernal Regions'

’The forthcoming end of the world will be hastened by
the construction of underground railways burrowing into
infernal regions and thereby disturbing the devil.’

​​​​(Reverend Doctor Cumming, London. 1860)


This sounds amazing.

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Posted By: Lookit There
Date Posted: 26 Oct 2015 at 6:27am
Comedy/A vintage clothing store/aluminum foil
Not a comedy writer, so I went for the obvious. Yep, Viagra jokes. Not proud that I went there, but it's the only plot I came up with. Though I am a little proud of how I worked aluminum foil into the story.
You're welcome, rest of Group 8. I've probably just helped you all advance.

Anxious to the Bone

Danny tries to relax before his first date in nearly a year. But a medication mix-up causes even more anxiety.



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Posted By: plkphoto
Date Posted: 26 Oct 2015 at 6:50am
I was wondering where my fellow group 8-ers were hiding! Comedy is hard enough… comedy in 48 hours. Confused

Originally posted by Lookit There Lookit There wrote:

Comedy/A vintage clothing store/aluminum foil
Though I am a little proud of how I worked aluminum foil into the story.


I've always associated aluminum foil with vintage clothing stores, myself… really. Tongue

Looking forward to seeing what you came up with - viagra and all! Big smile




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Posted By: Speddie
Date Posted: 26 Oct 2015 at 7:33am
Group 6
Genre: Action/Adventure
Setting: The North Pole
Item: A tourniquet


Title: How Grandma Saved Christmas

Synopsis: a grandmother re-visits an old adventure twice in one evening, the second time when a maturing grandchild clearly isn’t buying the decorated version.

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I'm never going to complain when family visits, but it was torturous yesterday to sit down and write - then sit back down to pare and edit -  when I could hear family talking and laughing downstairs. Cry

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Posted By: rbutler914
Date Posted: 26 Oct 2015 at 8:02am

Group 8: Comedy/Vintage Clothing Store/Aluminum Foil

Title: La Chienne Gâté
 
  Synopsis: A down-on-her-luck fashion designer interviews at a high-end vintage clothing store.


Posted By: nixie
Date Posted: 26 Oct 2015 at 8:13am
Originally posted by rbutler914 rbutler914 wrote:

Group 8: Comedy/Vintage Clothing Store/Aluminum Foil

Title: La Chienne Gâté
 
  Synopsis: A down-on-her-luck fashion designer interviews at a high-end vintage clothing store.

Sounds like a fun spin on the location.  Can't wait to read it!


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Posted By: Thewytch
Date Posted: 26 Oct 2015 at 8:26am
Well everyone, now they're in and there's no going back!

I ended up with Science Fiction/A convention centre/pumpkin pie

This is SO not my favourite genre as my science knowledge is verging on remedial. I hope we still get two shots at getting through to the next round!

Title:  What's In a Name?

Synopsis: An up and coming Conventions Assistant Manager discovers that appearances can be deceptive


R1 Ch1  What You Wish For (11pts)
R1 Ch2 Another Time (15pts)


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Posted By: GinaG
Date Posted: 26 Oct 2015 at 8:37am
What with how this weekend went, I am giving myself a million prizes for just turning something in.

Group 7: Sci Fi/Convention Center/Pumpkin Pie

The Offering
They thought they were so lucky.



I also deserve a million prizes for not adding "BUT WERE THEY????" in a fit of synopsis-hatred pique.


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Posted By: ssmith0130
Date Posted: 26 Oct 2015 at 8:55am
Group 2: drama/dermatology office/beer bottle

Title: American Idiot
Synopsis: A father and son try to find their way to forgiveness after devastating loss.




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Posted By: Sdwillis
Date Posted: 26 Oct 2015 at 9:02am
Originally posted by GinaG GinaG wrote:


I also deserve a million prizes for not adding "BUT WERE THEY????" in a fit of synopsis-hatred pique.

LOL! I know, right? I hate doing the synopsis. It's always the last thing I do, and by the time I've gotten to that point I'm just ready to push my story out of the nest and not have to look at it for a while.


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Posted By: salgal80
Date Posted: 26 Oct 2015 at 9:15am
Horror/Tunnel/Stopwatch

Doing the Right Thing

A trip to see a dying dad reveals reality isn’t always clear, and life isn’t always fair.

I decided to experiment and wrote this in second person.  (shaking in shoes)

I'm just honored to be in this group of incredibly talented writers!

Looking forward to reading all your stories!


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Posted By: BenFJackson
Date Posted: 26 Oct 2015 at 9:16am
Group 1:

Ghost Story/A Forest/A Saw

Fantôme-bois


SYNOPSIS: In Northern New Hampshire, an evil act slakes the thirst of the forest. Almost.



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Posted By: nixie
Date Posted: 26 Oct 2015 at 9:21am
Originally posted by salgal80 salgal80 wrote:

Horror/Tunnel/Stopwatch

I decided to experiment and wrote this in second person.  (shaking in shoes)

I'm just honored to be in this group of incredibly talented writers!

Looking forward to reading all your stories!

Well, this is the place to get bold, try something new, and let other writers help you figure out your relationship to it - I can't wait to see what you did with it!  I found the prompt challenging, and am looking forward to seeing how other Group 3ers approached it. :)

Nix


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Posted By: lameese
Date Posted: 26 Oct 2015 at 9:25am
Why do I always feel like the only one in my group.

WAKE UUUUP GROUP 4


Posted By: Lschmitty81
Date Posted: 26 Oct 2015 at 9:42am
Group 1: Ghost story/forest/saw

Second ghost story in a row! Ugh. Went a little more classic with this one, because the judges didn't like my creative interpretation of the last one. We'll see. Just glad I thought of something other than the Texas Chainsaw Massacre :)


Anecdoche

While walking through the woods at night, a girl finds out that an old ghostly tale hits closer to home than she could’ve imagined.

Now to wait a month for results Cry


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Posted By: Archon1995
Date Posted: 26 Oct 2015 at 9:46am
Originally posted by lameese lameese wrote:

Why do I always feel like the only one in my group.

WAKE UUUUP GROUP 4
*ahem*

I'm at work, and will be for the next 9-10 hours.  Smile


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Posted By: patsy
Date Posted: 26 Oct 2015 at 9:53am
Looks like you guys came up with some fantastic stories!

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Posted By: GinaG
Date Posted: 26 Oct 2015 at 9:59am
Originally posted by patsy patsy wrote:

Looks like you guys came up with some fantastic stories!


BUT DID THEY???????

... I need some sleep.


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Posted By: Archon1995
Date Posted: 26 Oct 2015 at 10:08am
Originally posted by patsy patsy wrote:

Looks like you guys came up with some fantastic stories!
 
I can't speak for anyone else, but I *hope* mine is.

I mean, I actually like mine. I just wish I had another 200-250 words to work with! I wasn't kidding when I said I was fighting down to word count...damn thing knew how to slip in an extra word here, two there, even when cutting for length...


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Posted By: nolagirl
Date Posted: 26 Oct 2015 at 10:11am
I absolutely cannot wait to read this! Sounds fabulous.


Posted By: queenb330
Date Posted: 26 Oct 2015 at 10:16am
Originally posted by salgal80 salgal80 wrote:

I decided to experiment and wrote this in second person.  (shaking in shoes)

Well done you!

I LOVE second person - you should be proud of yourself for being so brave.

very best of luck.


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Posted By: setranum
Date Posted: 26 Oct 2015 at 10:35am
Originally posted by GinaG GinaG wrote:

Originally posted by patsy patsy wrote:

Looks like you guys came up with some fantastic stories!


BUT DID THEY???????

... I need some sleep.

HIL-arious! 

These all look great.  Esp the other Group 7s. Dang it.

Get ready for it.

Posting mine next!




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Posted By: setranum
Date Posted: 26 Oct 2015 at 10:41am

Field Test 

Star Wars Celebration: The ultimate mission readiness test for new flight surgeons.


So, I will readily admit that I think getting a 14 for comedy (neither my genre of choice nor in my wheelhouse) has given me a big head. This resulted in a comedic sci-fi...totally not my norm! Here's hoping the judges are Star Wars fans!

Is anyone else counting days and contemplating road trips to amazing theaters for The Force Awakens??

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Posted By: dryaddreaming
Date Posted: 26 Oct 2015 at 10:44am
Group 5

Romantic Comedy/ski mountain/remote control


I Believe In Bigfoot

Claire is spending one last summer before college as a camp counselor near the ski slopes. This will be a summer she never forgets.

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Posted By: setranum
Date Posted: 26 Oct 2015 at 11:01am
Originally posted by setranum setranum wrote:


Field Test 

Star Wars Celebration: The ultimate mission readiness test for new flight surgeons.


So, I will readily admit that I think getting a 14 for comedy (neither my genre of choice nor in my wheelhouse) has given me a big head. This resulted in a comedic sci-fi...totally not my norm! Here's hoping the judges are Star Wars fans!

Is anyone else counting days and contemplating road trips to amazing theaters for The Force Awakens??

Oh. Group 7: Sci-fi / convention center / pumpkin pie


I feel compelled to clarify. Which may ruin the joke. 

But I meant I now have a big head, meaning now I think I'm funny.  LOL 




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Posted By: kssdc2001
Date Posted: 26 Oct 2015 at 11:37am

GROUP 1/Ghost Story -- Forest -- Saw

TITLE: Jacob’s Black Oak

 SYNOPSIS: Michael and Caroline escape the hipster haven of Brooklyn to start a family in a simple cabin in the Virginia woods. But a two-hundred-year-old resident ghost has different plans for their unborn son.

First ghost story. We'll see... Looking forward to reading your stories this go round. Last two rounds, my schedule wouldn't let me.



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Posted By: CeeCeeSings
Date Posted: 26 Oct 2015 at 11:38am
Sunshinequeen, we are in the same group!!

Sci-Fi/A convention center/a pumpkin pie.

Here's mine:

“Unicorns, College Students and Other Mythical Beasts”

Synopsis: Sam is stuck. It will take something truly magical to get her moving again. 



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Posted By: CeeCeeSings
Date Posted: 26 Oct 2015 at 11:41am
Originally posted by setranum setranum wrote:

Originally posted by setranum setranum wrote:


Field Test 

Star Wars Celebration: The ultimate mission readiness test for new flight surgeons.


So, I will readily admit that I think getting a 14 for comedy (neither my genre of choice nor in my wheelhouse) has given me a big head. This resulted in a comedic sci-fi...totally not my norm! Here's hoping the judges are Star Wars fans!

Is anyone else counting days and contemplating road trips to amazing theaters for The Force Awakens??

Oh. Group 7: Sci-fi / convention center / pumpkin pie


I feel compelled to clarify. Which may ruin the joke. 

But I meant I now have a big head, meaning now I think I'm funny.  LOL 



We are in the same group! Love the idea of comedic sci-fi. Funnily enough, MY entry for this round was much moodier than I usually skew. 

My hat tossed into the ring: 

“Unicorns, College Students and Other Mythical Beasts”

Synopsis: Sam is stuck. It will take something truly magical to get her moving again. 



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Posted By: CeeCeeSings
Date Posted: 26 Oct 2015 at 11:47am
Originally posted by GinaG GinaG wrote:

Originally posted by patsy patsy wrote:

Looks like you guys came up with some fantastic stories!


BUT DID THEY???????

... I need some sleep.

Here, here, Gina!!! Glad to have you in my group...OR AM I!?!??!?!?!?


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Posted By: meljera
Date Posted: 26 Oct 2015 at 11:59am
I know there's a couple other Group 4 people posting, so sorry I'm a little late to the party. Which is par for the course for me since I had nixie and jen doing beta reads for me at 10 last night lol. Thank you so much ladies! Your feedback has been invaluable! But now to the task at hand:

Group 4: mystery/ a garbage truck/ a meatball

Meet the Johnsons

 A garbage man chooses not to act when he finds a cryptic note in the trash, but he’s already got his hands dirty.


I found I could come up with quite a few reasons for being in a garbage truck; the hardest part was making it a mystery! BLARGH! It was a fun ride. Hope it's not over quite yet. Good luck to everyone!





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Posted By: lameese
Date Posted: 26 Oct 2015 at 12:17pm
Originally posted by Archon1995 Archon1995 wrote:

Originally posted by lameese lameese wrote:

Why do I always feel like the only one in my group.

WAKE UUUUP GROUP 4
*ahem*

I'm at work, and will be for the next 9-10 hours.  Smile


Right. Sorry


Posted By: Archon1995
Date Posted: 26 Oct 2015 at 12:30pm
Originally posted by lameese lameese wrote:

Right. Sorry
 
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Posted By: BPM
Date Posted: 26 Oct 2015 at 12:37pm
Title: Posing
Synopsis: A father grieves at a Vintage Clothing Store.

Group 8: Comedy, Aluminum foil, Vintage Clothing Store.

I don't feel great about this one.  It's a good story, but comedy is hard.  I used to have a friend who wrote for sitcoms.  She used to say that it's easier to wake up and find a boyfriend (she was single) than it is to wake up and be funny on command.  I now understand her position more clearly!


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Posted By: deepbludiver
Date Posted: 26 Oct 2015 at 1:34pm
Group 3
Horror/tunnel/stopwatch

The Noise

There is a noise that no-one else can hear and a tunnel that no-one else fears. Getting away from it all is not as relaxing as Jenna expected.


I alternated between loving this and hating it. Story came quickly and then I lost nerve and did a full rewrite only to lose plot again and smoosh them together into rewrite three.

Can't wait to read all these fantastic sounding stories.


Posted By: nolagirl
Date Posted: 26 Oct 2015 at 3:58pm
Group 6
Action/Adventure/The North Pole/Tourniquet

The Nth Degree

                Jack promised his wife he’d follow her to the ends of the earth, but after her death, he sets out to finish what they started ten years earlier at the North Pole Dog Race. Cry

It was so hard for me to get creative with this setting...oh well, I did my best. Just glad to be in the company of greatness.  I think everyone, including those that did not advance, are talented and awesome. Can't wait to read....    




Posted By: Literary Pugilist
Date Posted: 26 Oct 2015 at 4:19pm
Group 1
Ghost Story/Forest/Saw

Title: Silenced
Synopsis: A teenage girl discovers suicide may not be a permanent solution to a temporary problem.


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Posted By: BPM
Date Posted: 26 Oct 2015 at 4:21pm
Originally posted by Literary Pugilist Literary Pugilist wrote:

Group 1
Ghost Story/Forest/Saw

Title: Silenced
Synopsis: A teenage girl discovers suicide may not be a permanent solution to a temporary problem.

That is a great synopsis.


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Posted By: telera
Date Posted: 26 Oct 2015 at 4:35pm
Originally posted by Thewytch Thewytch wrote:


. . . I hope we still get two shots at getting through to the next round!



Sorry, Thewytch, for Round 2_Challenge 3 there are no points given as such. Only the top five advance to the final. The Flash Fiction Challenge Round 1 is the only time two stories are guaranteed. 

Good luck! 


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Posted By: Literary Pugilist
Date Posted: 26 Oct 2015 at 4:36pm
Originally posted by BPM BPM wrote:

Originally posted by Literary Pugilist Literary Pugilist wrote:

Group 1
Ghost Story/Forest/Saw

Title: Silenced
Synopsis: A teenage girl discovers suicide may not be a permanent solution to a temporary problem.

That is a great synopsis.


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Posted By: anomalie
Date Posted: 26 Oct 2015 at 5:08pm
Ok, people: Comedy/Vintage Clothing Store/Aluminum Foil

Duds of the Dead

Burt Beckley survived a zombie apocalypse, not that anyone cares about that now.  His next challenge is shopping with his teenage daughter.
                                                
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I'm still not sure how I feel about this...

Pros: It involves zombies.

Cons: I can't figure out whether I was on drugs when I wrote it, or should have been.  The character's name is in the synopsis, but never mentioned in the story. And I've already found a typo... Cry



 




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Posted By: jenspenden
Date Posted: 26 Oct 2015 at 5:14pm
Originally posted by anomalie anomalie wrote:

Ok, people: Comedy/Vintage Clothing Store/Aluminum Foil

Duds of the Dead

Burt Beckley survived a zombie apocalypse, not that anyone cares about that now.  His next challenge is shopping with his teenage daughter.
                                                
                                                              *****
 
I'm still not sure how I feel about this...

Pros: It involves zombies.

Cons: I can't figure out whether I was on drugs when I wrote it, or should have been.  The character's name is in the synopsis, but never mentioned in the story. And I've already found a typo... Cry


Well, for what it's worth, I think it sounds hilarious!


Posted By: nixie
Date Posted: 26 Oct 2015 at 5:18pm
Originally posted by telera telera wrote:

Originally posted by Thewytch Thewytch wrote:


. . . I hope we still get two shots at getting through to the next round!



Sorry, Thewytch, for Round 2_Challenge 3 there are no points given as such. Only the top five advance to the final. The Flash Fiction Challenge Round 1 is the only time two stories are guaranteed. 

Good luck! 

Soo... I get that the top five advance - is there no indication of how everyone else did?  or are you just saying that the 'points' don't count for anything, since only the first five go anywhere?

(Thanks for helping us nobs understand how this works!)


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Posted By: Eggcorn
Date Posted: 26 Oct 2015 at 5:47pm
Originally posted by nixie nixie wrote:

Originally posted by telera telera wrote:

Originally posted by Thewytch Thewytch wrote:


. . . I hope we still get two shots at getting through to the next round!




Sorry, Thewytch, for Round 2_Challenge 3 there are no points given as such. Only the top five advance to the final. The Flash Fiction Challenge Round 1 is the only time two stories are guaranteed. 

Good luck! 


Soo... I get that the top five advance - is there no indication of how everyone else did?  or are you just saying that the 'points' don't count for anything, since only the first five go anywhere?

(Thanks for helping us nobs understand how this works!)

No points. The first five are listed, I think even alphabetically.

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Posted By: plkphoto
Date Posted: 26 Oct 2015 at 5:56pm
Originally posted by anomalie anomalie wrote:

Ok, people: Comedy/Vintage Clothing Store/Aluminum Foil

Duds of the Dead

Burt Beckley survived a zombie apocalypse, not that anyone cares about that now.  His next challenge is shopping with his teenage daughter.
                                                
                                                              *****
 
I'm still not sure how I feel about this...

Pros: It involves zombies.

Cons: I can't figure out whether I was on drugs when I wrote it, or should have been.  The character's name is in the synopsis, but never mentioned in the story. And I've already found a typo... Cry



Well…. sounds like a hilarious premise to me! And completely different from where I went with mine… Also, your synopsis is 100x better than mine. Tongue


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Posted By: nixie
Date Posted: 26 Oct 2015 at 6:50pm
Originally posted by Eggcorn Eggcorn wrote:

 
No points. The first five are listed, I think even alphabetically.

Thanks - appreciate understanding what to expect!


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Posted By: Lookit There
Date Posted: 26 Oct 2015 at 6:59pm
Originally posted by BPM BPM wrote:

Title: Posing
Synopsis: A father grieves at a Vintage Clothing Store.

Group 8: Comedy, Aluminum foil, Vintage Clothing Store.

I don't feel great about this one.  It's a good story, but comedy is hard.  I used to have a friend who wrote for sitcoms.  She used to say that it's easier to wake up and find a boyfriend (she was single) than it is to wake up and be funny on command.  I now understand her position more clearly!

"Funny on Command" is now officially the synopsis of a horror story. Because I can't recall the last time I was so scared!
I like to think I'm funny in real life, but to sit down in front of the computer and tell myself, "Be funny. NOW!" was terrifying.
This story sounds promising. Can't wait to read what my fellow 8s came up with. Mine is decidedly not great.


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Posted By: Fionars
Date Posted: 26 Oct 2015 at 8:51pm
Group 2: Drama/A dermatologists office/A beer bottle

Under My Skin

 Plunged into personal crisis, a talented doctor relies on professional habits to get him through. 



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Posted By: Rcudlitz
Date Posted: 26 Oct 2015 at 9:13pm
Group 1
Ghost Story
A forest
A saw

"Some Souls Stay"

Synopsis: A woman tells a tale about the the souls who haunt the forests she grew up in - which ones are just stories made up by her grandmother and which ones are, tragically, real.

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Posted By: salgal80
Date Posted: 26 Oct 2015 at 9:21pm
Originally posted by Lookit There Lookit There wrote:

Originally posted by BPM BPM wrote:

Title: Posing
Synopsis: A father grieves at a Vintage Clothing Store.

Group 8: Comedy, Aluminum foil, Vintage Clothing Store.

I don't feel great about this one.  It's a good story, but comedy is hard.  I used to have a friend who wrote for sitcoms.  She used to say that it's easier to wake up and find a boyfriend (she was single) than it is to wake up and be funny on command.  I now understand her position more clearly!

"Funny on Command" is now officially the synopsis of a horror story. Because I can't recall the last time I was so scared!
I like to think I'm funny in real life, but to sit down in front of the computer and tell myself, "Be funny. NOW!" was terrifying.
This story sounds promising. Can't wait to read what my fellow 8s came up with. Mine is decidedly not great.

Dang.  I could have put you in a tunnel with a laptop and a stopwatch for the deadline and group 3: done!  LOL!


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Posted By: salgal80
Date Posted: 26 Oct 2015 at 9:23pm
Originally posted by Eggcorn Eggcorn wrote:

Originally posted by nixie nixie wrote:

Originally posted by telera telera wrote:

Originally posted by Thewytch Thewytch wrote:


. . . I hope we still get two shots at getting through to the next round!




Sorry, Thewytch, for Round 2_Challenge 3 there are no points given as such. Only the top five advance to the final. The Flash Fiction Challenge Round 1 is the only time two stories are guaranteed. 

Good luck! 


Soo... I get that the top five advance - is there no indication of how everyone else did?  or are you just saying that the 'points' don't count for anything, since only the first five go anywhere?

(Thanks for helping us nobs understand how this works!)

No points. The first five are listed, I think even alphabetically.

Do they give "honroable mention" like they do for short story?


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Posted By: plkphoto
Date Posted: 26 Oct 2015 at 9:57pm
Originally posted by Lookit There Lookit There wrote:

Originally posted by BPM BPM wrote:

Title: Posing
Synopsis: A father grieves at a Vintage Clothing Store.

Group 8: Comedy, Aluminum foil, Vintage Clothing Store.

I don't feel great about this one.  It's a good story, but comedy is hard.  I used to have a friend who wrote for sitcoms.  She used to say that it's easier to wake up and find a boyfriend (she was single) than it is to wake up and be funny on command.  I now understand her position more clearly!

"Funny on Command" is now officially the synopsis of a horror story. Because I can't recall the last time I was so scared!
I like to think I'm funny in real life, but to sit down in front of the computer and tell myself, "Be funny. NOW!" was terrifying.
This story sounds promising. Can't wait to read what my fellow 8s came up with. Mine is decidedly not great.

YES!!! I completely agree! Funny on command is hard enough… but also "be funny in a way that some random judge that you don't know will think it is funny" is even worse. Even if you know how to make your friends laugh - it's really hard to be universally funny. Even comedians know their audience to some extent… 

And I can't wait to see what you all came up with either… glad there seem to be a good number of Group 8ers on the forums. Only three from my last group (including myself) posted in the forums. Smile Thumbs Up


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Posted By: plkphoto
Date Posted: 26 Oct 2015 at 9:59pm
Originally posted by salgal80 salgal80 wrote:


Dang.  I could have put you in a tunnel with a laptop and a stopwatch for the deadline and group 3: done!  LOL!

StarStarStarStarStar

Five stars for this comment! Sounds like a horror story to me!


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Posted By: nixie
Date Posted: 26 Oct 2015 at 10:01pm
Originally posted by plkphoto plkphoto wrote:

YES!!! I completely agree! Funny on command is hard enough… but also "be funny in a way that some random judge that you don't know will think it is funny" is even worse. Even if you know how to make your friends laugh - it's really hard to be universally funny. Even comedians know their audience to some extent… 


Um - isn't this kinda the essence of writing fiction for publication....?




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Posted By: plkphoto
Date Posted: 26 Oct 2015 at 10:11pm
Originally posted by nixie nixie wrote:

Originally posted by plkphoto plkphoto wrote:

YES!!! I completely agree! Funny on command is hard enough… but also "be funny in a way that some random judge that you don't know will think it is funny" is even worse. Even if you know how to make your friends laugh - it's really hard to be universally funny. Even comedians know their audience to some extent… 


Um - isn't this kinda the essence of writing fiction for publication....?



Not really - you send your fiction to journals or publishers that know the genre that you write in… and you know your audience. NYC Midnight is random judges assigned to judge stories written to random prompts, and writers assigned to genres they may or may not usually write in.

If I wanted to publish my comedy (HA!), I'd look for a journal that specialized in that sort of story. The people that bought the journal would know the types of story they publish and be the right audience for your story - otherwise it wouldn't be chosen.

You generally have some idea of your audience when you publish. If you're really lucky, then people outside of your intended audience will also enjoy what you've written.

I don't generally write comedy. I don't generally read comedy either. So… let's just say I googled as many "how to write comedy" essays as I did "vintage clothing store" images… probably even more "how to's" actually.


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Posted By: Davenader
Date Posted: 26 Oct 2015 at 10:35pm
Sorry off topic, but following the conversation,

I'm quite interested in writing comedy/comical stories going forward. I'm slowly trying to collect advice on how to write funny. If anyone has good links would love to exchange.

Davenader@yahoo.com

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Posted By: plkphoto
Date Posted: 26 Oct 2015 at 11:14pm
Originally posted by Davenader Davenader wrote:

Sorry off topic, but following the conversation,

I'm quite interested in writing comedy/comical stories going forward. I'm slowly trying to collect advice on how to write funny. If anyone has good links would love to exchange.


*Takes a journey through her Saturday browser history*

I'm going to post these here as they might be helpful to others as well. These are the articles I found most useful -- I guess we'll find out later whether reading them worked or not 

  • https://thewritepractice.com/four-commandments-to-writing-funny/" rel="nofollow - https://thewritepractice.com/four-commandments-to-writing-funny/
  • http://www.writersdigest.com/whats-new/10-ways-to-improve-your-writing-while-thinking-like-a-comedy-writer" rel="nofollow - http://www.writersdigest.com/whats-new/10-ways-to-improve-your-writing-while-thinking-like-a-comedy-writer
  • http://annerallen.blogspot.com.au/2013/11/how-to-write-funny-novelsand-why-you.html" rel="nofollow - http://annerallen.blogspot.com.au/2013/11/how-to-write-funny-novelsand-why-you.html
  • http://writetodone.com/how-to-write-funny/" rel="nofollow - http://writetodone.com/how-to-write-funny/
  • http://www.writersdigest.com/writing-articles/by-writing-goal/improve-my-writing/a-list-of-funny-words-to-help-you-writing-funnier-stories" rel="nofollow - http://www.writersdigest.com/writing-articles/by-writing-goal/improve-my-writing/a-list-of-funny-words-to-help-you-writing-funnier-stories
Anyway - hope these help you out… 

LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL

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Posted By: lizsmith5499
Date Posted: 26 Oct 2015 at 11:33pm
I'm group 4, too...and my MC is also named BURKE! funny :)


Posted By: LyndaD
Date Posted: 26 Oct 2015 at 11:35pm
Group 2:  Drama, dermatology office, beer bottle

The Mark

The port-wine stain birthmark on Sarah’s face has colored her whole life.  When she takes her infant daughter to a dermatologist to have her own birthmark evaluated for treatment, a couple of paintings help her reconsider whether the birthmark itself – or her perception of it – has had the most impact.

It took me almost as long to write the synopsis as it did the actual storyShocked


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Posted By: Maximum Dynamite
Date Posted: 27 Oct 2015 at 12:11am
Group 2, drama, dermatology office, beer bottle

Repercussions of the Anodyne Life

Lies and inaction borne of fear slowly, inexorably destroy the lives of a young doctor and all those around him.

This one...not sure I even want to share this one. So many problems. Another sh*tty, rushed ending. I do this to myself every time! Self saboteur. Aye-yi-yi.

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Posted By: WriterByNight
Date Posted: 27 Oct 2015 at 12:22am
Originally posted by Davenader Davenader wrote:

Sorry off topic, but following the conversation,

I'm quite interested in writing comedy/comical stories going forward. I'm slowly trying to collect advice on how to write funny. If anyone has good links would love to exchange.

Davenader@yahoo.com


My sister is a comedian. She started with improv classes and then joined a comedy troupe (UCB). You can find classes all over. I think improv would be a great way to test the comedy waters. If you can do that in front of people, you can write it (because you already know how to write well). She also does stand up --- but that's a totally different bird.

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Posted By: kysandra29
Date Posted: 27 Oct 2015 at 1:28am
Group 5, Romantic Comedy, a ski mountain, a remote control

Striking Destiny

A man and woman run into each other for the first time one afternoon, and the earth moves for both of them— just not in the way they expected.

I've decided that I'd be ok if I never write rom-com again :( Plus, I could not come up with a title for anything. Finally just threw one together *sigh*


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Posted By: Debs
Date Posted: 27 Oct 2015 at 1:49am
Group 7:  Sci-fi/Convention Center/Pumpkin Pie

Title:  In Just Days

Synopsis:  A successful man of the 2055 Triumvirate of America finds himself challenged by an unlikely coworker to bring the nations back together with a mysterious digital image.



Posted By: Thewytch
Date Posted: 27 Oct 2015 at 6:34am
Originally posted by Literary Pugilist Literary Pugilist wrote:

Group 1
Ghost Story/Forest/Saw

Title: Silenced
Synopsis: A teenage girl discovers suicide may not be a permanent solution to a temporary problem.

Can't wait to read this - the synopsis sounds interesting!


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Posted By: Thewytch
Date Posted: 27 Oct 2015 at 6:42am
Originally posted by telera telera wrote:

Originally posted by Thewytch Thewytch wrote:


. . . I hope we still get two shots at getting through to the next round!



Sorry, Thewytch, for Round 2_Challenge 3 there are no points given as such. Only the top five advance to the final. The Flash Fiction Challenge Round 1 is the only time two stories are guaranteed. 

Good luck! 

Thanks for the good wishes. I read your last piece and was moved to tears - very worried about coming up against that level of ability!


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Obscure Artist


Posted By: RoseNY
Date Posted: 27 Oct 2015 at 8:46am
Group 5: RomCom / A ski mountain / A remote control

Love in the Land of Legends


Ash needs a hand with a malfunctioning bot. Much to her chagrin, The Most Beautiful Woman in the World is the only one around to help her.




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R3 - http://forums.nycmidnight.com/topic11472_post127857.html#127857" rel="nofollow - Love in the Land of Legends - G5 Romantic Comedy / ski mountain/ remote control


Posted By: Archon1995
Date Posted: 27 Oct 2015 at 3:40pm
The submission confirmation emails are going out, it's clear to post them now. Looking forward to reading everyone's!

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Posted By: Sysanet
Date Posted: 27 Oct 2015 at 3:45pm
Would we be allowed to make like a master thread of links to all the posted stories? Something like this

Group 1
Link to story a thread.
Link to story b thread.

Group 2
Link to story a thread.

Ect. Or would this be against the forum rules?

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 http://forums.nycmidnight.com/rnd1-heat56-goingsoftgoingstrong-crimecaper_topic14218_post168362.html" rel="nofollow - Gr56 Ch1 -


Posted By: nixie
Date Posted: 27 Oct 2015 at 3:57pm
Originally posted by Sysanet Sysanet wrote:

Would we be allowed to make like a master thread of links to all the posted stories? Something like this

Group 1
Link to story a thread.
Link to story b thread.

Group 2
Link to story a thread.

Ect. Or would this be against the forum rules?

Cant imagine why they would object


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FFC Ch1: https://forums.nycmidnight.com/topic22540_post284621.html" rel="nofollow - Weep No Longer, Angel


Posted By: randallbrown
Date Posted: 27 Oct 2015 at 8:13pm
Group 6 
  • Action Adventure
  • North Pole
  • tourniquet 

Once By the Pole

Robert Perry finds himself battling someone's—or something's—fierce rage as he attempts to maintain an observatory camera at the North Pole.




Posted By: bertiwalker
Date Posted: 27 Oct 2015 at 8:21pm
I'm in your group and would love to read your story

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Read my 1st Round story titled https://forums.nycmidnight.com/topic20360_post260579.html#260579" rel="nofollow - It Simply Isn't Done



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