Short Story Contest #3: The mustering

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  1. Beldaran

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    guys can somebody tell me who else will be judging? Then we can contact each other and make some plan for grading the stories..or you could contact me right away :D
     
  2. bloodfiredeath

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    Hey Guys I am interested. I am a bit rusty though, haven't really written much (outside of work related stuff) for 3+ years.
    Keen to have a go if I am deemed rough enough.
    Is there a theme to follow besides the three pictures?
    Personally I would prefer to be given three pictures and some guidelines (Genre, Setting, Opening line etc).
    For some reason I like these sort of constraints to run with initially.
    Let me know....
     
  3. Greybeard

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    Look, I'm worried enough about having to use three pictures instead of my usual one. Don't crowd us with more rules than we already have.
     
  4. bloodfiredeath

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    Yeah ok...don't panic!!
    Just saying I prefer the challenge of some one else's constraints (Pics etc) to colour my writing sometimes (especially when strapped for time).
    To be honest I am not fussed either way..just let me know if I can be in and what I need to do.:)
     
  5. Turambar

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    You're more than welcome to join, BFD. The more the merrier. I mean, it's fun to see what others did with the assignment, and it's not that most are professional writers. Just tag along and see what happens :)

    I'd like to leave things open. You pick three pictures that you like, that inspire you. I am sure some pics can be picked to form a common theme.

    Anyway, to tally up. I've got 5 confirmed contestants (but correct me if I'm wrong):

    Sparrow
    Druid of Lûhn
    Greybeard
    S.J. Faerlind
    Lord Yuan

    If there are writer duos in there, please do enlighten us on the composition :)

    And two judges:
    Emerlas
    Beldaran

    That leaves the matter of myself; I could enlist myself in either category. Ladies, should I join you? - or should I sharpen the pencils again and join the first group :)
     
  6. Greybeard

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    First you need to PM Turambar s picture, preferably fantasy.
     
  7. S.J. Faerlind

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    I'm sure Tur will let us know if there are any other requirements besides incorporating three pics out of the list of pics into the story. Each contestant and judge is supposed to send him one (or a link to one) so we should have lots to choose from. You can't choose your own pic however. As Tur said, the more the merrier and we're happy to have you.
    I wonder if BT will join us this year too?

    Don't worry! Just pick three that seem to go together. You'll do great.

    We only had two judges last year and that worked out well. You should write again Tur :)
     
  8. Turambar

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    I might still write outside of contest.... ;)


    Anyway people, I am about to start this off. So yeah... if there's anything you would say before we start, this is about the time...
     
  9. Emerlas

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    Yay can't wait to read your stories guys!!!
    good luck!
    and have fun!
    :)
     
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    We should talk about how we're going to grade the stories. I'll send you the grading system me and firiath used for last year's contest. Perhaps we could make it fit for this one as well?

    Tuuurrrr you should definitely write!!
     
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    sounds good to me Bel
    :D
     
  12. S.J. Faerlind

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    Awwww....c'mon! At least post your story.
    I'm still waiting for the next instalment of the grim reaper.... :p
     
  13. Turambar

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    lol - I've been short on time to write much. I think this contest should serve me well in starting again :)

    Druid recently remembered me of a story I wrote a few years back, I think I should explore that style some more....
     
  14. Druid of Lûhn

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    That story I reminded you about is definitely a style that I would love you to explore! It's one of the most emotional stories I've ever read (definitely in my top 3 [aka 3rd ;)]).
     
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    Done...see if I make the deadline (and grade).
     
  16. Turambar

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    Received!

    I've given the pics a review today; it's looking to be a pretty awesome collection of art. There are two pictures for which I have requested replacements, there's 48 hours for the contestants to enter replacements, before I'll get to pick for them. I've given every member an update on whether their pick has been accepted or not.

    Looks like we'll get the word go before the start of the weekend! Excitement all around :)

    Contestants:
    Sparrow
    Druid of Lûhn
    Greybeard
    S.J. Faerlind
    Lord Yuan
    bloodfiredeath
    And yours truly
     
  17. S.J. Faerlind

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    We're going away again this weekend for a family reunion. Can't wait to see the thread (and pics!) when I get back though :p
     
  18. Druid of Lûhn

    Druid of Lûhn The Little Lamb.

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    We're... we're not part of the same family are we? :D
     
  19. S.J. Faerlind

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    hahahahaha
    I'll let you know after the weekend...:p
     
  20. Druid of Lûhn

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    Unless you're an over-60 and didn't bring your husband and children, then I believe that we're not related :( haha