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Topic: Flash
Posted By: Random
Subject: Flash
Date Posted: 06 May 2019 at 12:21pm
Beat me, whip me, make me write lies (or fiction).

Leopold von Sacher-Masoch would approve of how quickly I sign up for more punishment.


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Posted By: beckyrcollins
Date Posted: 06 May 2019 at 12:25pm
Ditto. But maybe with less whipping 

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SWC R1 https://tinyurl.com/y3xh6lzg" rel="nofollow - Released (Ghost)


Posted By: MrLipto
Date Posted: 06 May 2019 at 12:35pm
Just got two emails. A rejection for a story submission and a heads up that FFC registration was open.

Once again, sometimes life is too cute.


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https://tinyurl.com/y6dmb95f" rel="nofollow - SSC R2 A Low, Low Hum


Posted By: Lisa_Who
Date Posted: 06 May 2019 at 12:48pm
Partly because I'm curious if it is possible to suffer through a Romantic Comedy hat trick...I'm in.

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https://forums.nycmidnight.com/topic20874.html" rel="nofollow - R2 G20 Amanda and the Birthday From Hell - Rom Com
https://forums.nycmidnight.com/topic20065.html" rel="nofollow - R1 G110 Wedding No. 5 - Rom Com


Posted By: ChillyToez
Date Posted: 06 May 2019 at 2:44pm
<waves> 
Giving it a go... July seems very far away though!


Posted By: Alex Grey
Date Posted: 06 May 2019 at 5:10pm
I’m definitely in, but may wait until payday to officially join! Really looking forward to it, though the “Furious Fiction” competition will keep me entertained until then - can’t remember who on the forum suggested it but thank you :-)

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NON-COMP https://forums.nycmidnight.com/topic20943_post271751.html#271751" rel="nofollow - The Hunted
1st Round https://forums.nycmidnight.com/topic20492_post262440.html#262440" rel="nofollow - Spider Silk HM


Posted By: Seacore
Date Posted: 06 May 2019 at 6:38pm
I'm a child of the 80s, so there's only one thing that goes through my head when I see the word 'Flash' on its own.

Ahh ahh Savior of the universe


But yes, I'm so in. I just had my first dabble with forced flash fiction doing the aforementioned Furious Fiction. Turns out its a comfortable writing length for me. 


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SSC R2 H17 - https://bit.ly/2uXZ4Ce" rel="nofollow - The Perfect Weirdo
SSC R1 H9 - https://bit.ly/2D4B7O8" rel="nofollow - Upon a Star


Posted By: Random
Date Posted: 06 May 2019 at 7:29pm
Originally posted by Seacore Seacore wrote:

I'm a child of the 80s, so there's only one thing that goes through my head when I see the word 'Flash' on its own.

Ahh ahh Savior of the universe


But yes, I'm so in. I just had my first dabble with forced flash fiction doing the aforementioned Furious Fiction. Turns out its a comfortable writing length for me. 


I'm a child of the 70s...Flesh...Ahh ahh...*cough*

I have the originals on disk.  My dad used to sneak into theaters to watch them.  At Luce Auditorium in San Diego (the building to the right when Maverick races off the base and Charlie follows him in Top Gun) they played Dick Tracy serials...we'd watch the black and white show from the 30s and leave when the really bad movie started, but they got their $0.75 and everyone was happy.


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Posted By: Holdo
Date Posted: 06 May 2019 at 10:02pm
I'm going to be travelling overseas during the first challenge, with my three-year-old in tow. Sounds like ideal writing conditions, right? Sign me up.


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Posted By: Suave
Date Posted: 06 May 2019 at 10:45pm
I will be there.



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Posted By: steph9289
Date Posted: 06 May 2019 at 11:34pm
I'm forever in!

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Screenwriting 2019 R1 G22 https://forums.nycmidnight.com/r1-g22-marszum-horror_topic21022.html" rel="nofollow - Mars-Z-Um (Horror)


Posted By: Zelda
Date Posted: 06 May 2019 at 11:52pm
Sounds fun!! I love flash fiction!! This could be my year! 

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https://forums.nycmidnight.com/topic20879_post271074.html#271074 Round 2 story


Posted By: td333777
Date Posted: 07 May 2019 at 12:12am
Oh, you best believe I’m in.  Two-time champ sounds pretty good.  ;p. Hell, who am I kidding—I’d be thrilled just to get back to the final round!



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http://bit.ly/2MEaAdY" rel="nofollow - SSC 2019 - Rd 1, Gr 33 Ruthless Efficiency
http://bit.ly/2uWimb5" rel="nofollow - SSC 2019 - Rd 2, Gr 17 Hero Territory
SSC 2018 - 2nd place


Posted By: Alex Grey
Date Posted: 07 May 2019 at 2:32am
Originally posted by Seacore Seacore wrote:

I just had my first dabble with forced flash fiction doing the aforementioned Furious Fiction. Turns out its a comfortable writing length for me. 

The NYC 1,000 word limit will be luxurious after the 500 words of Furious Fiction :-)


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NON-COMP https://forums.nycmidnight.com/topic20943_post271751.html#271751" rel="nofollow - The Hunted
1st Round https://forums.nycmidnight.com/topic20492_post262440.html#262440" rel="nofollow - Spider Silk HM


Posted By: Suave
Date Posted: 07 May 2019 at 5:06am
Originally posted by td333777 td333777 wrote:

Oh, you best believe I’m in.  Two-time champ sounds pretty good.  ;p. Hell, who am I kidding—I’d be thrilled just to get back to the final round!



Haha, and the money keeps getting better!



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Posted By: chrissie0707
Date Posted: 07 May 2019 at 11:24am
I'm in again. And possibly addicted.

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SSC1: Mythtaken - 2nd place
SSC2: https://forums.nycmidnight.com/topic20829_post270811.html#270811" rel="nofollow - We Are the Waiting


Posted By: bartelbysamsa
Date Posted: 07 May 2019 at 5:01pm
Oh I'm in again, baby! can't wait!

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https://forums.nycmidnight.com/topic21142_post274708.html" rel="nofollow - SW19 R1
https://forums.nycmidnight.com/topic21327_post278111.html#278111" rel="nofollow - SW19 R2


Posted By: Cosima
Date Posted: 07 May 2019 at 5:56pm
I did it last time and it was a lot of fun--my first experience with writing flash! I'd totally do it again if I weren't going to have a baby in July. Something tells me I'm not going to need the extra stress.

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SSC R3: https://bit.ly/2X2YRtX" rel="nofollow - Call of the Void
SSC R2: https://bit.ly/2uZBzJ3" rel="nofollow - Cinna's List (Thriller) (2nd)
SSC R1: Angie (Suspense) (1st)


Posted By: jennifer.quail
Date Posted: 07 May 2019 at 7:16pm
Oh, I signed up again, who am I kidding.

Well, shiznit. I just looked at the date. I will be on vacation on the 13th, coming home on the 15th. You know, the round 2 we're all guaranteed to be in.


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SSC R1 G87: The Road to Rakvene 3rd
https://forums.nycmidnight.com/r2-g20-beer-and-trembling-romcom_topic20791.html" rel="nofollow - SSC R2 G20: Beer and Trembling


Posted By: nod1v1ng
Date Posted: 07 May 2019 at 7:33pm
methinks nod shall be sitting this one out. 
Carry on, wayward sons & daughters. 
<smooch> 


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SSC1 Between Heartbeats-2nd
SSC2 https://bit.ly/2VB96F8" rel="nofollow - Down Payment - HM


Posted By: Lookit There
Date Posted: 08 May 2019 at 8:23am
So in!
Was pretty worried, as I've got a high school reunion in July and some work travel in August, September, and October. Turns out, none of them overlap with competition weekends so lucked out there!
At least we're guaranteed two rounds - I'm thinking SSC just isn't for me, as I always get booted after round one. 


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https://forums.nycmidnight.com/ssc-r1-gp-127-fairy-tale-caution_topic20287.html" rel="nofollow - Caution


Posted By: Suave
Date Posted: 08 May 2019 at 10:15am
Originally posted by Lookit There Lookit There wrote:

So in!
Was pretty worried, as I've got a high school reunion in July and some work travel in August, September, and October. Turns out, none of them overlap with competition weekends so lucked out there!
At least we're guaranteed two rounds - I'm thinking SSC just isn't for me, as I always get booted after round one. 


Haha.  You and me both!  But I do enjoy the SSC.



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Posted By: Zelda
Date Posted: 08 May 2019 at 4:58pm
I wish it didn't take them ages to judge each round! I'm discouraged by how point A to point B is two months, point B to point C is two months, and then... well, historically I get eliminated. LOL

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https://forums.nycmidnight.com/topic20879_post271074.html#271074 Round 2 story


Posted By: Alex Grey
Date Posted: 08 May 2019 at 5:53pm
Originally posted by Lookit There Lookit There wrote:

So in!

At least we're guaranteed two rounds - I'm thinking SSC just isn't for me, as I always get booted after round one. 

But you got some great feedback from readers and judges for your round 1 story - please don't give up! At least there is peer feedback here and the work doesn't just disappear into a black hole of imagined disapproval (says she after failing to get anywhere, not even a mention, on several entries submitted to a Writer's Forum flash comp). 


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NON-COMP https://forums.nycmidnight.com/topic20943_post271751.html#271751" rel="nofollow - The Hunted
1st Round https://forums.nycmidnight.com/topic20492_post262440.html#262440" rel="nofollow - Spider Silk HM


Posted By: lisafox10800
Date Posted: 08 May 2019 at 8:35pm
Flash is my favorite, so of course I'm back.

And I'm eternally grateful to the family member who decided not to invite kids to their wedding during Flash weekend. Hubby will be going solo and I... well, I'll be here. While the kids are playing Fortnite.


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https://forums.nycmidnight.com/r2-h8-outbreak-hist-fiction_topic21322.html" rel="nofollow - Screenplay Round 2 Historical Fiction


Posted By: northernwriter
Date Posted: 12 May 2019 at 1:33am
Flash Fiction 2018 was my first NYCM, first competition, and first story as an adult! I can’t wait to do it again.

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Screenplay R2 https://forums.nycmidnight.com/topic21277_post277587.html#277587" rel="nofollow - Murderous Intent

Screenplay R1 <a href="https://tinyurl.com/y3nl3qdo" rel="nofollow">Figure Eight [/URL]


Posted By: fioOxf
Date Posted: 12 May 2019 at 6:03am
Originally posted by northernwriter northernwriter wrote:

Flash Fiction 2018 was my first NYCM, first competition, and first story as an adult! I can’t wait to do it again.

Me too! (to all three things)


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SSC-'19 By Brighton Beach (Ghost)
SW'19 R1 H5 https://bit.ly/2GBtm49" rel="nofollow - An Apple for the Boatman (Ghost)


Posted By: stephenmatlock
Date Posted: 12 May 2019 at 9:31am
I haven't signed up yet. But I should.

FF2013 was my first entry, and while I didn't make it past the first round, I got hooked. Not because of the writing (which I admit was a good push to me to get 'er done), but because of the friendships here.


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2019 SWCR1 http://bit.ly/2URQOTQ" rel="nofollow - NO SPARROW FALLS UNSEEN
2019 SSCR2 http://bit.ly/2D7PwsS" rel="nofollow - ICE CAPADES


Posted By: Maddoris
Date Posted: 03 Jun 2019 at 9:28pm
I can't believe it's that time again! Flash is my happy length Smile I'm IN!

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http://bit.ly/2TbKSAp" rel="nofollow - CH3 GR5 The Deep End
http://bit.ly/2O4uxxU" rel="nofollow - CH2 GR71 Corpses and Curios


Posted By: DeLynn
Date Posted: 04 Jun 2019 at 10:28am
In like Flynn! (Does that reveal my age too much?)


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Posted By: Seacore
Date Posted: 04 Jun 2019 at 9:28pm
For those who want the practice, just a reminder that Furious Fiction opens again at 5pm AEST this Friday. 500 words, 55 hours, $500 1st place prize money.

https://www.writerscentre.com.au/furious-fiction/" rel="nofollow - https://www.writerscentre.com.au/furious-fiction/


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SSC R1 H9 - https://bit.ly/2D4B7O8" rel="nofollow - Upon a Star


Posted By: Mumser
Date Posted: 05 Jun 2019 at 4:21am
Originally posted by Seacore Seacore wrote:

For those who want the practice, just a reminder that Furious Fiction opens again at 5pm AEST this Friday. 500 words, 55 hours, $500 1st place prize money.

https://www.writerscentre.com.au/furious-fiction/" rel="nofollow - https://www.writerscentre.com.au/furious-fiction/

Seacore (and anyone else interested), not sure if you are a Facebook user, but if you join the Write Around the Block Facebook group, we share Furious Fiction stories on there. Good luck this month!



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https://bit.ly/2P0wUzG" rel="nofollow - SSC2019-R2 The Wrath of Vulcan

https://bit.ly/2RpPfWq" rel="nofollow - SSC2019-R1 The Peace Pageant



Posted By: Alex Grey
Date Posted: 05 Jun 2019 at 5:01am
Originally posted by Mumser Mumser wrote:

Originally posted by Seacore Seacore wrote:

For those who want the practice, just a reminder that Furious Fiction opens again at 5pm AEST this Friday. 500 words, 55 hours, $500 1st place prize money.

https://www.writerscentre.com.au/furious-fiction/" rel="nofollow - https://www.writerscentre.com.au/furious-fiction/

Seacore (and anyone else interested), not sure if you are a Facebook user, but if you join the Write Around the Block Facebook group, we share Furious Fiction stories on there. Good luck this month!


I’ve just joined Write around the block - it’s fab, almost too much fun (like this forum), when I’m meant to be writing multidisciplinary competency frameworks for healthcare workers (yawn!)


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NON-COMP https://forums.nycmidnight.com/topic20943_post271751.html#271751" rel="nofollow - The Hunted
1st Round https://forums.nycmidnight.com/topic20492_post262440.html#262440" rel="nofollow - Spider Silk HM


Posted By: Seacore
Date Posted: 05 Jun 2019 at 5:58am
Incoming! 

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SSC R2 H17 - https://bit.ly/2uXZ4Ce" rel="nofollow - The Perfect Weirdo
SSC R1 H9 - https://bit.ly/2D4B7O8" rel="nofollow - Upon a Star


Posted By: Mumser
Date Posted: 05 Jun 2019 at 11:00am
Originally posted by stephenmatlock stephenmatlock wrote:

I haven't signed up yet. But I should.

FF2013 was my first entry, and while I didn't make it past the first round, I got hooked. Not because of the writing (which I admit was a good push to me to get 'er done), but because of the friendships here.
Stephen, you must come! I can’t imagine this contest without you! 


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https://bit.ly/2P0wUzG" rel="nofollow - SSC2019-R2 The Wrath of Vulcan

https://bit.ly/2RpPfWq" rel="nofollow - SSC2019-R1 The Peace Pageant



Posted By: MikeBham
Date Posted: 07 Jun 2019 at 6:42am
I'm in.

And this time I have put the dates in my diary the second I hit the Booking confirmation. 

Just 'cos it might be nice to actually have the allocated time available and not booked up with work, family commitments, church commitments, driving etc etc!

Although...what will I use as an excuse for my terrible writing? Hmm, may need to think about this...


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