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Originally posted by regannoelle regannoelle wrote:

I told myself I wouldn't start writing tonight, yet here I am! This is my first SSC, and thus my first finals round, so I was wondering - does gravedigger need to be taken literally? Or can you use it as a more metaphorical term, like someone "digging a grave" for themselves or for someone around them? Is that cheatsy, or would that fall under the umbrella of adhering to the prompt?


It seems to me that the judges often prefer a less obvious take on the prompts, so everything you've described would definitely pass.
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Originally posted by Holdo Holdo wrote:

Originally posted by regannoelle regannoelle wrote:

I told myself I wouldn't start writing tonight, yet here I am! This is my first SSC, and thus my first finals round, so I was wondering - does gravedigger need to be taken literally? Or can you use it as a more metaphorical term, like someone "digging a grave" for themselves or for someone around them? Is that cheatsy, or would that fall under the umbrella of adhering to the prompt?


It seems to me that the judges often prefer a less obvious take on the prompts, so everything you've described would definitely pass.

Yeah, in my experience, the judges definitely like more "creative" takes on the prompts, so you definitely don't have to take them literally! 
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I have to be honest - i'm not feeling these prompts... and the massive countdown clock on the website is doing nothing for my nerves!
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Originally posted by NeilWhitfield NeilWhitfield wrote:

I have to be honest - i'm not feeling these prompts... and the massive countdown clock on the website is doing nothing for my nerves!

I agree, on both counts! Hating the time constrains, and finding everything coming out a bit slapstick from these prompts. 
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yeah I’m struggling hardcore. Have a few different beginnings that may or may not lead to decent endings. 
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I CANNOT get rid of a last 137 words!!!! 
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Originally posted by lgeverdell lgeverdell wrote:

I CANNOT get rid of a last 137 words!!!! 

Oooh..that's my favorite part! Happy to help if you need it. :)
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Originally posted by steph9289 steph9289 wrote:

Originally posted by lgeverdell lgeverdell wrote:

I CANNOT get rid of a last 137 words!!!! 

Oooh..that's my favorite part! Happy to help if you need it. :)

For real? I need help!! 
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote steph9289 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 18 May 2019 at 11:03am
Originally posted by lgeverdell lgeverdell wrote:

Originally posted by steph9289 steph9289 wrote:

Originally posted by lgeverdell lgeverdell wrote:

I CANNOT get rid of a last 137 words!!!! 

Oooh..that's my favorite part! Happy to help if you need it. :)

For real? I need help!! 

YES! Send a link over via PM!
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Wrote most of the night. Have 1500 words on page. They are not all in the order I want them to be in.

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