Short Story Contest #3: Pictures on my mind!

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  1. Turambar

    Turambar Harebrained Staff Member

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    Right, so here it is!

    Short Story Contest #3; Pictures on my mind

    Here are the rules:

    - Everyone picks three pictures as illustrations for their stories, excluding the picture the contestant entered him/herself.
    - The story must be preceded by a short word on which pictures have been picked.
    - The short story entry has a minimum of 2500 words, 5000 is the max. Naturally we expect original work, written for purpose of this competition, and can't be earlier published or plagiarized work.
    - Deadline is September 22'nd 2013
    - Entries must be entitled Short Story Contest #3 [Name user] and posted in the Original Works thread of the Scribes House sub-forum.
    - As always, stories are judged on originality, quality of the work, as well as the level in which the pictures relate to the stories.


    Here are the pictures which have been entered by the respective users:

    Druid of Lûhn

    S.J. Faerlind

    Lord Yuan

    bloodfiredeath

    Greybeard

    The replaced pic of Sparrow

    And, finally, Turambar

    Pics © By their respective owners.

    Have fun and remember to post your entry before Sep 22! Stories will be judged by Emerlas and Beldaran, who are graciously thanked for their service!
     
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  2. S.J. Faerlind

    S.J. Faerlind Flashlight Shadowhunter

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    Nice pics everybody! Ideas are percolating through the grey matter....
     
  3. Lord Yuan

    Lord Yuan Death-Thousand+

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    I got a healthy chunk done day one but with school starting and my mood running short I'll probably scrape by the edge of the deadline.

    I've got to say though, I'm a big fan of the BFD picture. A stark contrast to the others and through a bit of research I found a nice metal band through it.
     
  4. Druid of Lûhn

    Druid of Lûhn The Little Lamb.

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    I've got to say that these are definitely some nice pictures. Thank you everybody!

    And Sparrow and Greybeard seem to be working almost hand-in-hand here ;)
    Nice style too, Turambar :)
     
  5. Turambar

    Turambar Harebrained Staff Member

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    *nods*

    I've got some ideas. But there certainly is no simple connect-the-dots in these pics.

    I like percolating - it pretty accurately describes things going on in my head right now. Currently, I'm thinking about using the BFD/Sparrow/Druid pics. But anything might happen in the forthcoming days :)
     
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    We have to use a minimum of three, right? Would it be OK if we used more than three? :D
     
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    Lord Yuan Death-Thousand+

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    I almost asked this but as I got started I found myself too full of ideas. I don't see why you couldn't try to use more though.
     
  8. bloodfiredeath

    bloodfiredeath Die by the Sword

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    Hey Yuan...glad to see you found some sweet tunes!!

    I am pretty sure I have pics and a rough storyline sorted...just got to flesh it out and make it readable!!
     
  9. S.J. Faerlind

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    Wow...you guys are waaaaayyy ahead of me :D
     
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    Druid of Lûhn The Little Lamb.

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    I have pictures and some ideas, but no idea how to approach it. I want to make it mysterious, but then realise that it's so mysterious that I don't know what's going on :p

    @Turambar: is your picture a dutch merchant? Anyway, it's one of my choices.

    @SJ Faerlind: there's no way that your number of choices can be controlled, but I think that choosing 3 and no more/less does give some good boundaries.
     
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    Kekeke! No...

    ... though I like the idea that more interpretations are completely possible. I thought this painting could inspire me to a story - I suppose it's up to you now :)
     
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    Druid of Lûhn The Little Lamb.

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    OK, so I was thinking of drawing a map for my story, as there will be three to four key places. It's mainly for the sake of my own sanity, but if it's not a problem, I'll include it with the story.

    Just making sure that I will be allowed to once it comes to handing-in time.
     
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    rofl! darn rep spread.....


    alas....*sighs*
     
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    Ground has been broken!!!!!
     
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    Druid of Lûhn The Little Lamb.

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    The soft layer of earth has given way to solid granite. *needs to get to work again*
     
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    *leaves dynamite*

    Edit: Ha! My first draft is done. It still needs work though...*sigh*
     
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    *excited look*
    it's September
    lots of stories to read soon!!!
    :)
    can't wait
     
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    Oh me neither... last year's stories were awesome! :)
     
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    anyone seen my fellow judge around (Bel)?
     
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    Druid of Lûhn The Little Lamb.

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    Nope, although she'll turn up when she is most needed.

    On the morning of the third day, look to the East :D