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Offline Scribbler Reading TBR list - I hate you!
04 Oct 2012, 05:23 PM | Post: #61

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RE: Looking for 100 word stories

This is my attempt, but it's a tad over 100 words so doesn't qualify.

Shopping on London's Oxford Street wasn't the same anymore.
It was those Eastern European pickpockets that had spoiled things.
They were so good they could whip yer knickers off while you were wearing them.
It was that tell-tale draft up yer Khyber Pass that signified yer drawers had gone.
By the time you'd texted one of your girlfriends to say your knickers had been swiped, they would be further away than the recipient of your text.
And could you really report it to the police?
"Do these knickers have any distinguishing features, madam?"
"Yes officer, there's a black pubic hair lurking in the gusset."
Bloody pickpockets!
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Offline Willie Wit Reading The John Lennon Letters
04 Oct 2012, 06:53 PM | Post: #62

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RE: Looking for 100 word stories

I have tried sending several 78 word stories but it keeps rejecting them - telling me they arent long enough...

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04 Oct 2012, 07:01 PM | Post: #63

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RE: Looking for 100 word stories

Scribbler - there are some good lines there. Perhaps you could cut out a few words, for example 'Eastern European'?

Willie, I know, sorry that it rejects 78 words. This is because I'm trying to encourage the people who are writing new stories to stick to the brief. I'm happy to share your shorter work because it's already written. Will have a think about a secret technique to allow the special people to beat the word count rule. :-)
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04 Oct 2012, 07:14 PM | Post: #64

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RE: Looking for 100 word stories

(04 Oct 2012 07:01 PM)Rosen Trevithick Wrote:  Scribbler - there are some good lines there. Perhaps you could cut out a few words, for example 'Eastern European'?

Willie, I know, sorry that it rejects 78 words. This is because I'm trying to encourage the people who are writing new stories to stick to the brief. I'm happy to share your shorter work because it's already written. Will have a think about a secret technique to allow the special people to beat the word count rule. :-)

Willie's dinosaur story was well tidy. I hope it didn't reject that one.

Er, and replace it with 'humanoid types whose ethnicity shall remain undisclosed'? Rosen, you're a genius!
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Offline cecilia_writer Reading Murder by the Glass by Lynda Wilcox
04 Oct 2012, 07:38 PM | Post: #65

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RE: Looking for 100 word stories

I think I'm getting it!
Have sent in a trial one, 'inspired' by my cat. I now have 3 more almost ready.
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Offline Willie Wit Reading The John Lennon Letters
04 Oct 2012, 08:58 PM | Post: #66

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RE: Looking for 100 word stories

This post was last modified: 04 Oct 2012 08:59 PM by Willie Wit.
undeterred by constant rejection Willie fired his stories directly at the heart of the beast...


Testing

I looked deeply into his eyes, finding a misty effect, almost as if swirling... yet stationery. A pervading sense of discomfort visited me.

He whispers... “Your father is so sorry for all the hurt he caused, and your mother was very proud of you.” I shuffled uncomfortably in my seat, begining to sweat profusely - feeling very self conscious.

I had been dreading this appointment all week – giving the local psychic an eye test always really freaks me out...

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05 Oct 2012, 02:38 AM | Post: #67

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RE: Looking for 100 word stories

Submitted my five-part odyssey!

(With a special appearance by Miles Cain as The Editor!)
Offline Ken Magee Reading Leaving Berlin by Joseph Kanon
05 Oct 2012, 08:03 AM | Post: #68

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RE: Looking for 100 word stories

This has been fun. I think we should stick to the close-to-100-words rule because part of the joy of reading the stories is seeing what story people can weave with 100 words. It's different to 50 word stories, or indeed 6 word stories.

I tried to enter my Infinite Monkey Theorem (see my earlier post) when it was only 65 words long... computer said 'NO'. So I did a wee bit of work on it and made it exactly 100 words. I actually enjoyed the challenge of padding the story (without it looking like padding!).
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05 Oct 2012, 08:45 AM | Post: #69

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05 Oct 2012, 08:46 AM | Post: #70

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RE: Looking for 100 word stories

I had to actually INCREASE the length of 2 of mine, 'cos it reckoned they were too short! (There were a hundred words, but 'cos there were more than ten paragraphs the space-count worked out at < 90, there being no space between the final word of paragraph A and the first word of paragraph B.)

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