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Fri Nov 09, 2018 2:15 pm
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Panikos says...



YWS's 14th birthday is fast approaching...

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The Challenge

Pretty much what it says on the tin! Write a story that is exactly 14 words (no more, no less!) and post it into this thread. You can approach the story in any way you like. It could be about YWS. It could be about you. It could be about horror, about fantasy, about anything you can squeeze into this rather limited limit - we only ask that you keep it kid-friendly (i.e, no stories that would be rated above 12+, please!)

The Prizes

First prize - 1500 points
Second prize - 1000 points
Third prize - 500 points

The Judges

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The Deadline

Midnight on 14th November 2018 (in your timezone).

If you've any questions, stick them in here or message Tenyo or myself. Happy writing!
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Fri Nov 09, 2018 2:35 pm
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FireSpyGirl says...



Rain fell hard,
A hooded figure stood over
A man that gasped for breath.

((Something like this? @DarkPandemonium? This is quite a challenge you've created! I love it!))
"Those moments when your in so deep, it feels easier to just swim down"

"I'm erasing myself from the narrative. Let future historians wonder how Eliza reacted when you broke her heart
  





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Fri Nov 09, 2018 2:42 pm
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Panikos says...



That's the sort of thing I'm after! And I'm glad you like the challenge! :D

If anybody's looking for any inspiration, check out these six word stories to get a feel for how to write super-short fiction.
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Fri Nov 09, 2018 2:47 pm
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FireSpyGirl says...



It needs to have a definite ending? The thing I just posted didn't. XD
"Those moments when your in so deep, it feels easier to just swim down"

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Fri Nov 09, 2018 3:17 pm
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I think you'll find it pretty hard to pack a definite ending into something so short. There's no correct way to do a task like this, really. :)
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Fri Nov 09, 2018 3:19 pm
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FireSpyGirl says...



Okay! I will leave that one up for consideration then!
"Those moments when your in so deep, it feels easier to just swim down"

"I'm erasing myself from the narrative. Let future historians wonder how Eliza reacted when you broke her heart
  





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Fri Nov 09, 2018 10:12 pm
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"I don't think you can."

She straightened her lab coat. "That's why I will."
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Tuckster says...



Motivated by injustice, hatred, and prejudice,
she raised her pen
and changed the world.
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Fri Nov 09, 2018 10:59 pm
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FireSpyGirl says...



Can we do more than one?
"Those moments when your in so deep, it feels easier to just swim down"

"I'm erasing myself from the narrative. Let future historians wonder how Eliza reacted when you broke her heart
  





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Sat Nov 10, 2018 12:10 am
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LakeOfCancer says...



We fell in love,
We didn't know we would fall
so hard in love.



(Sorry if this is bad, I had an idea and I had to write it down. (:)
If I had known I would die, I would've lived my life...


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Sat Nov 10, 2018 3:45 am
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Liminality says...



Was pursuing her life's love. Found spouse, but no publishing deal. Wants a refund.
  





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Elinor says...



He smiled, her whole world changed. She didn't know it was for the worse.

All our dreams can come true — if we have the courage to pursue them.

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zaminami says...



"Good grief," the scientist muttered. "Destroying the world was not in my evening plans."
Reigen apologist. They/them and xey/xem.
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Sat Nov 10, 2018 6:25 pm
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Panikos says...



@FireSpyGirl, you can do more than one, but I'll cap the limit at 3 entries. And it's also worth mentioning that you can only place once, i.e. you can't come both second and third with different stories, for example. But up to 3 entries is fine by me! :)
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TeaParty says...



The past fell away.
Abandoning his identity; changing his name, he entered the unknown.

Stay Imaginative, Stay Inspired
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