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Topic: Titles and First Three Words - Micro Round 1
Posted By: steph9289
Subject: Titles and First Three Words - Micro Round 1
Date Posted: 22 Nov 2020 at 12:00am
Congrats everyone!! While we wait for official confirmation emails, it is tradition to share our titles and first three words! Drop them below with your group number!

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Posted By: steph9289
Date Posted: 22 Nov 2020 at 12:02am
Group 51: Comedy / Driving over the speed limit / "potential"

Roadkill Roulette

I blame Timothy.


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Posted By: kristina_f
Date Posted: 22 Nov 2020 at 12:03am
Group 84: historical fiction/ eating corn on the cob/ "known:

All Men are Equal Before Corn

Mom sat somber...


Posted By: ungerdog
Date Posted: 22 Nov 2020 at 12:03am
Hey, everyone! This has been my very first NYC Midnight competition ever, and I had an absolutely wonderful time. I had the pleasure of being part of Group 108 (Ghost story, removing lipstick, "weigh")! My title and first three words are:

Newton's Third

"After months of"

(My next three words are "flinging around candelabras"—much more interesting!)

Glad and grateful to have found this community! Good luck to all.


Posted By: Suave
Date Posted: 22 Nov 2020 at 12:04am
40 suspense/thriller - sailing a sailboat - locked

Hour After Hour

Ah, to sail


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Posted By: SallyJhyphenP
Date Posted: 22 Nov 2020 at 12:05am
Group 44: sci-fi/getting your blood pressure taken/work

The Pod

I wake as... 



Posted By: Shelly Linwood
Date Posted: 22 Nov 2020 at 12:07am
Group 14: Suspense and/or Thriller / putting money into an envelope / search

Seven Minutes

It was quiet...


Posted By: alelha
Date Posted: 22 Nov 2020 at 12:08am
Group 114 - historical fiction (again!)/throwing a log in a fireplace/difficult

Saving Mamaí
Mamaí is away...



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Posted By: Mickey T
Date Posted: 22 Nov 2020 at 12:09am
Group 36: Drama / An eye examination / everything

OLD DOG

The farmer shines...


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Posted By: Addie-Ish
Date Posted: 22 Nov 2020 at 12:10am
Group 30: historical fiction / eating chocolate / serious

Headaches

Molly was furious.


Posted By: toeditishuman
Date Posted: 22 Nov 2020 at 12:13am
Group 95: Sci-fi/making a bet/"supply"

Confessions of a Killbot

I know what...


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Posted By: Nimhathuna
Date Posted: 22 Nov 2020 at 12:15am
Group 22: Sci-Fi / taking pain medication/ transform

Just Right?


Goldilocks was dead...


Posted By: halithewriter
Date Posted: 22 Nov 2020 at 12:16am
Group 62:
-Suspense/Thriller
-Rearranging Furniture
-Surge

Title: One. Two. Three...

Shuddering breaths.

Hammering...


Posted By: Nimhathuna
Date Posted: 22 Nov 2020 at 12:16am
Originally posted by alelha alelha wrote:

Group 114 - historical fiction (again!)/throwing a log in a fireplace/difficult

Saving Mamaí
Mamaí is away...


Is any of this as gaeilge (in Irish)? 



Posted By: steph9289
Date Posted: 22 Nov 2020 at 12:16am
Originally posted by Nimhathuna Nimhathuna wrote:

Group 22: Sci-Fi / taking pain medication/ transform

Just Right?


Goldilocks was dead...

Yessss...combos like this is exactly why I started this tradition last year!


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Posted By: rebnoff
Date Posted: 22 Nov 2020 at 12:17am
Grp 75 RomCom /selling something /"correct"

Store Clerk

The doorbell tinkled


Posted By: Dark&StormyNight
Date Posted: 22 Nov 2020 at 12:19am
Group 28: fantasy/fairy tale / peeling a fruit / finally

Year of the Rat

Dalvin bitterly peeled...


Yeah, I got my action done early LOL


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Posted By: Tiff-Doodles
Date Posted: 22 Nov 2020 at 12:19am
Group 16: Sci-Fi / Frying an egg / easy

"For Momma"

"Momma showed me..."


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Posted By: KzC
Date Posted: 22 Nov 2020 at 12:19am
Group: 89: Sci-Fi / Rocking a baby / Introduce

Arediogine

I will return 


Posted By: MisterPaul
Date Posted: 22 Nov 2020 at 12:24am
Group 70 Romantic comedy/Delivering a Package/ Shock

Title: Oh, Maria

First Three Words: Tears are perched...


Posted By: KGBC
Date Posted: 22 Nov 2020 at 12:24am
group 63: Horror / Receiving an invitation / Detect

Destination Wedding

"Has your sister.....


Posted By: MDashell
Date Posted: 22 Nov 2020 at 12:26am
Group 102: Romantic Comedy/feeling for a pulse/internet

We Have to Stop Meeting Like This

Contretemps

The woman


Posted By: NERdling
Date Posted: 22 Nov 2020 at 12:32am
Group 78 / Fairytale and/or Fantasy / Setting a Trap / Throw

How to Catch a Human

"Through the woods"


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Posted By: nikolaki
Date Posted: 22 Nov 2020 at 12:34am
Group 106: Action and/or Adventure / taking a deep breath / mother

Suicide Pact

One successful suicide...


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Will return all reads!


Posted By: CoffeeForMarcel
Date Posted: 22 Nov 2020 at 12:35am
Group 51: Comedy/Driving over the speed limit/Potential.

A Small Price to Pay!
You study the


Posted By: shady
Date Posted: 22 Nov 2020 at 12:36am
110/historical fiction/crossing a finish line/danger

A Patchwork Life

“Nope,” she rasped.

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Posted By: AlexSammich
Date Posted: 22 Nov 2020 at 12:37am
Group 61 / Romance / Boarding a plane / code

Up in the Air

"Welcome aboard," the



I know the title is a little cliche, but I and several others all had the exact same thought based on my story: this is the title. We could not think of anything else!


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Posted By: Will703
Date Posted: 22 Nov 2020 at 12:37am
Group 105: Action and/or Adventure; Cooking Chicken; Smart

Wires

1:22, 1:21, 1:20.


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Posted By: HelenT
Date Posted: 22 Nov 2020 at 12:40am
52/ghost story/changing a lightbulb/trap

Summer camp Delight

The clock struck ...


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Posted By: AlEdgar
Date Posted: 22 Nov 2020 at 12:46am
Group 110
Historical Fiction/crossing the finish line/ danger
 
Times Square Track Star
There's five minutes...


Posted By: poe-etic
Date Posted: 22 Nov 2020 at 12:47am
Group: 44/Sci-fi/Getting blood pressure taken/work

Title: Stasis
 
"Please validate this..."


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Posted By: AlEdgar
Date Posted: 22 Nov 2020 at 12:49am
I had the same prompts-what did you think?? My first time, historical fiction is my least fav genre- ugh!


Posted By: NYCgirl
Date Posted: 22 Nov 2020 at 12:54am
Group 110
Historical Fiction/crossing the finish line/danger

"Different"

I knew I...


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Posted By: ursanz
Date Posted: 22 Nov 2020 at 12:55am
Group 97.
Action Adventure / Setting off fireworks / Threat

Missing Persons Detective Agency
Rockets shriek overhead. 




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2019
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Posted By: Frefallr
Date Posted: 22 Nov 2020 at 1:04am
Group 23
drama- throwing something in a river, perform
"The Physics of Grace"

Your stone skips


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R4Aperture


Posted By: Frefallr
Date Posted: 22 Nov 2020 at 1:06am
Originally posted by ursanz ursanz wrote:

Group 97.
Action Adventure / Setting off fireworks / Threat

Missing Persons Detective Agency
Rockets shriek overhead. 


Ha! Well, you jumped right in! Nothing like 250 words to cut to the chase!

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Posted By: Frefallr
Date Posted: 22 Nov 2020 at 1:09am
Originally posted by steph9289 steph9289 wrote:

Group 51: Comedy / Driving over the speed limit / "potential"

Roadkill Roulette

I blame Timothy.
That's fantastic. I blame him too..

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Posted By: Frefallr
Date Posted: 22 Nov 2020 at 1:10am
Originally posted by Nimhathuna Nimhathuna wrote:

Group 22: Sci-Fi / taking pain medication/ transform

Just Right?


Goldilocks was dead...
Ok, your prompts and your first three words made me laugh out loud... Can't wait to read..

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R4Aperture


Posted By: Maxine Hough
Date Posted: 22 Nov 2020 at 1:13am
group 16

SciFi / frying an egg / Easy


'Cauterize'

The kindly face


Posted By: SallyJhyphenP
Date Posted: 22 Nov 2020 at 1:13am
Originally posted by Dark&StormyNight Dark&StormyNight wrote:

Group 28: fantasy/fairy tale / peeling a fruit / finally

Year of the Rat

Dalvin bitterly peeled...


Yeah, I got my action done early LOL

Same!


Posted By: ursanz
Date Posted: 22 Nov 2020 at 1:18am
Originally posted by Frefallr Frefallr wrote:

Originally posted by ursanz ursanz wrote:

Group 97.
Action Adventure / Setting off fireworks / Threat

Missing Persons Detective Agency
Rockets shriek overhead. 


Ha! Well, you jumped right in! Nothing like 250 words to cut to the chase!

Haha.. Buildup?  What's that? 


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250 R1 G97 https://bit.ly/3fttwdW" rel="nofollow - Missing Persons Detective Agency

2019
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Posted By: BabyBirch
Date Posted: 22 Nov 2020 at 1:42am
 Group 18
Historical Fiction / Flipping a Coin / Changing

The Day Before The Music Died

"I ain't gettin'...



Posted By: JuliKobayashi
Date Posted: 22 Nov 2020 at 1:43am

Group 17: Romantic Comedy, drinking a milkshake, wild


LIFE OF OPHRYS


A glorious wind...





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Posted By: JuliKobayashi
Date Posted: 22 Nov 2020 at 1:46am
Originally posted by Frefallr Frefallr wrote:

Originally posted by steph9289 steph9289 wrote:

Group 51: Comedy / Driving over the speed limit / "potential"

Roadkill Roulette

I blame Timothy.
That's fantastic. I blame him too..

So true. It's totally his fault I'm on this forum and not working on my NanoWrimo novel.

LOL
What a great opening line, Frefallr!!
EDIT: sorry realizing that was Steph's first line!


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Posted By: Suave
Date Posted: 22 Nov 2020 at 1:52am
Originally posted by Frefallr Frefallr wrote:

Originally posted by steph9289 steph9289 wrote:

Group 51: Comedy / Driving over the speed limit / "potential"

Roadkill Roulette

I blame Timothy.
That's fantastic. I blame him too..

I don't think it fair to blame me without me knowing what I did this time.


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Posted By: SallyJhyphenP
Date Posted: 22 Nov 2020 at 1:54am
Originally posted by Suave Suave wrote:

Originally posted by Frefallr Frefallr wrote:

Originally posted by steph9289 steph9289 wrote:

Group 51: Comedy / Driving over the speed limit / "potential"

Roadkill Roulette

I blame Timothy.
That's fantastic. I blame him too..

I don't think it fair to blame me without me knowing what I did this time.

You know what you did. Don't pretend otherwise.


Posted By: Talia
Date Posted: 22 Nov 2020 at 1:55am
Group 83 - horror - painting a mural - predict

Title: The Things that Linger in Montreal

First 3: Darkness snaked through

Full disclosure: the title and first three words make it sound like more of a delicious horror than what I created. I'd label what I wrote as horror-lite.


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Posted By: SallyJhyphenP
Date Posted: 22 Nov 2020 at 1:58am
Originally posted by kristina_f kristina_f wrote:

Group 84: historical fiction/ eating corn on the cob/ "known:

All Men are Equal Before Corn

Mom sat somber...

That combo would have thrown me. 

My go to for historical fiction is the Regency era (basically write a Pride and Prejudice fanfiction and change the names). Corn in the cob doesn't really work for for upper class Regency.


Posted By: JassTee
Date Posted: 22 Nov 2020 at 2:03am
Love this tradition! This is my first year participating and I really enjoyed it.
Group 47| Genre: Action and/or Adventure| Action: Smell a flower| Word: Radio

Extra Olives

“Make a U-Turn!”


Posted By: AerisHime
Date Posted: 22 Nov 2020 at 2:03am
Group 28
Fairytale/Fantasy | Peeling a fruit | finally

The Fox Fruit

“It’s gotta be...


Posted By: LeilaLay
Date Posted: 22 Nov 2020 at 2:04am
Group 27: Romance | Hanging a picture | Core

Title: Violent Delight

First 3: She caressed his ...

Haha


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Posted By: taaaylor
Date Posted: 22 Nov 2020 at 2:07am
Originally posted by LeilaLay LeilaLay wrote:

Group 27: Romance | Hanging a picture | Core

Title: Violent Delight

First 3: She caressed his ...

Haha


Lol I love how perfect this is for your genre!

I'm group 117: ghost story / playing hide and seek / worst

Bones of Time
"The mountain is..."


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Posted By: LeilaLay
Date Posted: 22 Nov 2020 at 2:15am
Originally posted by taaaylor taaaylor wrote:

Originally posted by LeilaLay LeilaLay wrote:

Group 27: Romance | Hanging a picture | Core

Title: Violent Delight

First 3: She caressed his ...

Haha


Lol I love how perfect this is for your genre!

I'm group 117: ghost story / playing hide and seek / worst

Bones of Time
"The mountain is..."

Haha yes! Quite amusing as slightly worried the whole piece is a bit off-genre but glad the first 3 words disguise this at least! 

Love your title!


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Posted By: Shooxjat
Date Posted: 22 Nov 2020 at 2:20am
Group 74: Drama / taking a shower / "thousand"

Title: A Life, Lost

Darren turned on


Posted By: Shooxjat
Date Posted: 22 Nov 2020 at 2:22am
Originally posted by JuliKobayashi JuliKobayashi wrote:

Originally posted by Frefallr Frefallr wrote:

Originally posted by steph9289 steph9289 wrote:

Group 51: Comedy / Driving over the speed limit / "potential"

Roadkill Roulette

I blame Timothy.
That's fantastic. I blame him too..

So true. It's totally his fault I'm on this forum and not working on my NanoWrimo novel.

LOL
What a great opening line, Frefallr!!
EDIT: sorry realizing that was Steph's first line!


I don't know who Timothy is, and I don't care, he's the reason I'm a couple-ten thousand words behind this year.


Posted By: JuliKobayashi
Date Posted: 22 Nov 2020 at 2:26am
Originally posted by Shooxjat Shooxjat wrote:

Originally posted by JuliKobayashi JuliKobayashi wrote:

Originally posted by Frefallr Frefallr wrote:

Originally posted by steph9289 steph9289 wrote:

Group 51: Comedy / Driving over the speed limit / "potential"

Roadkill Roulette

I blame Timothy.
That's fantastic. I blame him too..

So true. It's totally his fault I'm on this forum and not working on my NanoWrimo novel.

LOL
What a great opening line, Frefallr!!
EDIT: sorry realizing that was Steph's first line!


I don't know who Timothy is, and I don't care, he's the reason I'm a couple-ten thousand words behind this year.

He's the worst. I'm also 22k+ words behind right now. 


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Posted By: ZoeLou
Date Posted: 22 Nov 2020 at 2:30am
Ooh I'm so keen to read these! 

I'm group 25 - action/adventure (again!) / taking off a wedding ring / "exit".

Queendom Come

The moon was...



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Posted By: kristina_f
Date Posted: 22 Nov 2020 at 2:42am
Originally posted by SallyJhyphenP SallyJhyphenP wrote:

Originally posted by kristina_f kristina_f wrote:

Group 84: historical fiction/ eating corn on the cob/ "known:

All Men are Equal Before Corn

Mom sat somber...

That combo would have thrown me. 

My go to for historical fiction is the Regency era (basically write a Pride and Prejudice fanfiction and change the names). Corn in the cob doesn't really work for for upper class Regency.

I went with the Great Depression, farm setting. I'm really happy with the story, but in 250 words, I don't know if I hit enough of the 'historical' aspect. It's there in the concept--it's just, did I pull it out enough?


Posted By: PennyForThem
Date Posted: 22 Nov 2020 at 3:15am
G117 - Ghost Story - Playing hide-and-seek - 'Worst'

'Winston Carmichael. Beloved.'

First time back in soooo long. I actually really enjoyed writing this Heart


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Posted By: JR646
Date Posted: 22 Nov 2020 at 3:19am
40 suspense/thriller - sailing a sailboat - locked

Sailing new seas

Jess anticipated the


Posted By: frnyls
Date Posted: 22 Nov 2020 at 3:21am
80: action/adventure / crying / machine. 

Futility

Gloria heard it


Posted By: RFHawkes
Date Posted: 22 Nov 2020 at 3:30am
29
Romance
Cleaning a car
Photo

Ember

She stared, hypnotised


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Posted By: brennan.d
Date Posted: 22 Nov 2020 at 3:36am
8: rom com / parking a car / confidence

I Can't Help Pollen in Love with You

Joe Slider whipped


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Posted By: Fuschia
Date Posted: 22 Nov 2020 at 3:39am
Group 116, Romance, looking at a cloud, decision

Reflections of Love

His daughter dropped


Posted By: dias
Date Posted: 22 Nov 2020 at 3:49am
Group 83 (horror/painting a mural/predict)

Silence

When I first

(If I’d known about this tradition I’d have chosen my first three words more carefully!)


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Posted By: Jokermatt
Date Posted: 22 Nov 2020 at 4:26am
Group 5: Fairy tale and/or fantasy / Littering / "adapt"

Lifetimes of the dead


"Purple mist snaked..."


Posted By: theinquisitor
Date Posted: 22 Nov 2020 at 4:29am
72 - drama - eating a piece of candy - arrival

Frank's Home

There's a box


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Posted By: BarbaraFL
Date Posted: 22 Nov 2020 at 4:30am

Group 31: Romantic Comedy/Lighting a candle/push

Surprise Gift

"As she always..." 


Posted By: MsTrillian
Date Posted: 22 Nov 2020 at 4:48am
This was my first ever NYC 250 Micro Fiction. I had so much fun. Mostly with beta reading others' stories and learning a lot on how I can tighten my own little tale. 

Good luck everyone! Love reading this everyone's title and first three words. 

I'm in Group 60, Romantic Comedy
Action: Stretching
Word: Rare

A Rare Bum Squeaker

“Phwoar! That’s a..." (ripper!)




Posted By: Draiglas
Date Posted: 22 Nov 2020 at 4:55am
I was Group 30/ Historical Fiction/ Eating Chocolate/serious. I am fairly sure i bombed it. I can't even remember the last historical fiction book i read. I may have been 13.

Title: That Bitter Feeling

First 3 words: Dai's outside the


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Posted By: FireHorse
Date Posted: 22 Nov 2020 at 5:02am
Cool tradition! But I'm glad I didn't know about it as I'd have had to start differently and I had enough problems as it was...

Group 19: Ghost story, breaking glass, block

Title: Ending on a High Note

First three words: 'Mama sing-a zee-a...'




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Posted By: FireHorse
Date Posted: 22 Nov 2020 at 5:04am
Originally posted by Addie-Ish Addie-Ish wrote:

Group 30: historical fiction / eating chocolate / serious

Headaches

Molly was furious.

I wonder why? And who with? Bet it was Timothy...

Wink


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Posted By: Levi Argyle
Date Posted: 22 Nov 2020 at 5:11am
Group 32 - Sci fi/getting plastic surgery/"please"

First Mission

The waiting room...

I'm very excited to take part in this challenge for the first time. It was great motivation to finally get past that blank page/screen. I honestly didn't know if I'd manage to actually do it until it was done. Smile


Posted By: Suave
Date Posted: 22 Nov 2020 at 5:13am
Originally posted by JR646 JR646 wrote:

40 suspense/thriller - sailing a sailboat - locked

Sailing new seas

Jess anticipated the

Nice to see another group 40! Welcome to the forums as well! Looking forward to reading your story.


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https://bit.ly/3pIQNg7" rel="nofollow - R1 Short Story Sci-Fi
https://bit.ly/3nZUf4v" rel="nofollow - Micro 2 Running Before the Wind


Posted By: MsTrillian
Date Posted: 22 Nov 2020 at 5:15am
Originally posted by brennan.d brennan.d wrote:

8: rom com / parking a car / confidence

I Can't Help Pollen in Love with You

Joe Slider whipped

Ha! Love the title... wonder what Joe was whipping??? 


Posted By: SallyJhyphenP
Date Posted: 22 Nov 2020 at 5:20am
Originally posted by MsTrillian MsTrillian wrote:

This was my first ever NYC 250 Micro Fiction. I had so much fun. Mostly with beta reading others' stories and learning a lot on how I can tighten my own little tale. 

Good luck everyone! Love reading this everyone's title and first three words. 

I'm in Group 60, Romantic Comedy
Action: Stretching
Word: Rare

A Rare Bum Squeaker

“Phwoar! That’s a..." (ripper!)



And in as little as four words I can tell you're a fellow Aussie


Posted By: MsTrillian
Date Posted: 22 Nov 2020 at 5:23am
Wink Ha! I knew I'd give myself away too easy with that opening line. 


Posted By: Levi Argyle
Date Posted: 22 Nov 2020 at 5:25am
I can't wait for the rest of this. Lol.


Posted By: TelepathicTeaTime
Date Posted: 22 Nov 2020 at 6:15am
Group 12: Comedy / Putting on a glove / berry

Mime Games
There's a mime...


Gosh, between my title and first 3 words I really hope I don't spoil the fact that there's going to be 
Spoiler Spoiler
a mime 

in my story! Shocked


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Flash R3 HM https://tinyurl.com/y532ue99" rel="nofollow - Anything For You, Sailor Moon
Micro R1 https://tinyurl.com/yy5bpk3n" rel="nofollow - Mime Games


Posted By: dpape276
Date Posted: 22 Nov 2020 at 6:20am
Group 73: Drama/Rejecting an offer/drop

Casualty of War
"Herr Vordermann, the...


Can't wait to release the rest, this is the first time I've written in the public sphere (and in a genre I've never touched upon)! What a great exercise!


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Tall, Dark & Gruesome

250 Micro (2020) - R1 G73: https://forums.nycmidnight.com/r1-g73-casualty-of-war-drama_topic37091_post390606.html" rel="nofollow - Casualty of War


Posted By: Christobelle
Date Posted: 22 Nov 2020 at 6:21am
Another first for me genre wise. Not terribly happy with it this time around, but I think I could be in the future, with a few more words at my disposal LOL

Group 57 - Fantasy/fairytale / mending a fence / journey

The rebirth of Kraylar

The great Ametrine...


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MF2020_R2 https://tinyurl.com/y34sepag" rel="nofollow - One day





Posted By: EdYo
Date Posted: 22 Nov 2020 at 6:26am
Group 109:  Romance / Checking the time / "circle"

Marzipan

Jacob was a 



Posted By: Vultjag
Date Posted: 22 Nov 2020 at 6:26am
First time doing NYC Midnight, and I'm really happy with how my piece turned out. I always wrote everything last minute anyway, so short deadlines for writing suit me fine!


Group 78: Fairy tale and/or fantasy, setting a trap, "throw".

The Sacrifice
Ida wove sturdy... 


Posted By: momjourno
Date Posted: 22 Nov 2020 at 6:40am
Group 60 (rom com / stretching / rare)

Thunderstruck
"My feet were..."


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Older pieces on https://bit.ly/38WxZnG" rel="nofollow - blog .


Posted By: Mandymarsh
Date Posted: 22 Nov 2020 at 6:45am
GROUP 52: Ghost Story- Changing a Lightbulb- Trap


The Utility Man

Richardson awoke with...


Posted By: NYCNewbie
Date Posted: 22 Nov 2020 at 6:45am

Cat That Got the Cream

 

Group 92 |Genre: Fairy Tale/Fantasy | Action: Baking a Pie | Word: guard


 

First three words: ‘Twas, the day 


 I really enjoyed doing this one. I wrote a poem. Looking forward to reading some great

 little gems. Good luck everyone!



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2021 SSC R1 G130 https://bit.ly/3pH5bFD" rel="nofollow - Red Flag
Micro Ch2 https://bit.ly/3iwKCcg" rel="nofollow - Saving Grace


Posted By: Anansi
Date Posted: 22 Nov 2020 at 6:51am

DOUBLE POST!



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https://bit.ly/3mfZ5u7" rel="nofollow - MF250 - R1: Forbidden Fruit

Will return all reads. Thanks!


Posted By: Anansi
Date Posted: 22 Nov 2020 at 6:56am

109: Romance / Telling the time / Circle



Waking Fruit



The orb of...



I kind of went the prose poem route too. 



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https://bit.ly/3mfZ5u7" rel="nofollow - MF250 - R1: Forbidden Fruit

Will return all reads. Thanks!


Posted By: NYCNewbie
Date Posted: 22 Nov 2020 at 7:12am
Originally posted by PennyForThem PennyForThem wrote:

G117 - Ghost Story - Playing hide-and-seek - 'Worst'

'Winston Carmichael. Beloved.'

First time back in soooo long. I actually really enjoyed writing this Heart

You're baaaaaaaaaack! Hurrah, hurrah. I've missed you! BIG HUGS!

P x


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Micro Ch2 https://bit.ly/3iwKCcg" rel="nofollow - Saving Grace


Posted By: Emmanuel
Date Posted: 22 Nov 2020 at 7:18am
Group 16, Sci-Fi/Frying an Egg/"Easy"

Good Morning, Orbiter 1

Julian held his...




Posted By: Janetinputney
Date Posted: 22 Nov 2020 at 7:23am
Hi, I'm group 17 RomCom, Drinking a Milkshake, Wild

One Eyed Bandits

Tap, tap, tap. 

(I hope it gets better from there!)






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https://bit.ly/3p3AQAU" rel="nofollow - MFR2 - The Fingernail Guard (Romance)
https://bit.ly/3iq5iTr" rel="nofollow - MFR1 - One Eyed Bandits (Romcom) (1st)


Posted By: HeatherHaze
Date Posted: 22 Nov 2020 at 7:28am
Group 13 - Suspense and/or Thriller
Action: chewing gum
Word:  grip
Title:  Chewing Gum
First three words:

"We're gonna kill..."


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Posted By: Mrsnetpro
Date Posted: 22 Nov 2020 at 7:36am
Group 112
Genre: Historical Fiction
Action: Buying a cradle
Word: Private
Title: Women and Children First
"There was a..."



Posted By: Shane
Date Posted: 22 Nov 2020 at 7:47am
Group 38: Historical Fiction / Putting something in a pocket / "refuse"

Him Who Takes

Shiny it was


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To strive, to seek, to find, and not to yield


Posted By: crumhorn
Date Posted: 22 Nov 2020 at 7:48am
Perspective

Funny how things...

Group 3, horror/changing a tire/"place"


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MF20 R1: https://forums.nycmidnight.com/topic37302_post391524.html#391524" rel="nofollow - Perspective


Posted By: MidFinch97
Date Posted: 22 Nov 2020 at 7:56am
Group 95: sci-fi (the one genre I absolutely did not want but we're ok, we're not thinking about, it's done now and we survived LOL), making a bet, "supply"


Title: Winner Takes All

I’ll race you for it.



Posted By: DominiqueClaire
Date Posted: 22 Nov 2020 at 8:05am
Group 79 - Historical Fiction, putting out a fire, extra

Title: The Mother of Mercy

They called her...


Posted By: alelha
Date Posted: 22 Nov 2020 at 8:12am
Originally posted by Nimhathuna Nimhathuna wrote:

Originally posted by alelha alelha wrote:

Group 114 - historical fiction (again!)/throwing a log in a fireplace/difficult

Saving Mamaí
Mamaí is away...


Is any of this as gaeilge (in Irish)? 


Yes! I only opted for the one word in Gaelic because I’m definitely no expert. I’m feeling a bit panicked because my husband, who was born in Ireland, didn’t understand my first draft at all. 


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https://bit.ly/3rsZxaF" rel="nofollow - SS R1 G114 Frayed
https://bit.ly/2JbfvVX" rel="nofollow - Micro R1 G114 Saving Mamaí


Posted By: MaliceM
Date Posted: 22 Nov 2020 at 8:22am
Group 110 - Historical fiction / crossing a finish line / "danger"

Dandelion seeds

Birdsong. Yes, birdsong.


This is my first NYC challenge and I really enjoyed it, despite getting the genre I really didn't want! Just shows that stories are more about connection than genre. You can connect through the shared human experience no matter the setting.


Posted By: steph9289
Date Posted: 22 Nov 2020 at 8:30am
Originally posted by FireHorse FireHorse wrote:

Originally posted by Addie-Ish Addie-Ish wrote:

Group 30: historical fiction / eating chocolate / serious

Headaches

Molly was furious.

I wonder why? And who with? Bet it was Timothy...

Wink

Dangit, Timothy! Such a trouble maker!


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Micro Fiction 2020 R1 G51 - https://forums.nycmidnight.com/r1-g51-roadkill-roulette-comedy_topic36953_post390218.html#390218" rel="nofollow - Roadkill Roulette (Comedy)



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