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KatarinaTechgoddess
Posted: Thursday, July 15, 2021 1:47:16 PM
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I have read all the ones submitted so far and look forward to reading the ones that are coming soon! cat

~Kat~

I'm Still Alive
Mendalla
Posted: Thursday, July 15, 2021 2:04:20 PM
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KatarinaTechgoddess wrote:
I have read all the ones submitted so far and look forward to reading the ones that are coming soon! cat


What about the ones that are coming in at 23:59:59 on July 23? confused1 (I'm only half-joking)

My "A Survivor's Story" comp entry:

Us Survivors

Micro of the Day Stories:

The Target - an assassin gets more than he bargained for
Voldar -she mourns her city and rages at its failed defender

KatarinaTechgoddess
Posted: Friday, July 16, 2021 4:21:29 AM
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Mendalla wrote:
KatarinaTechgoddess wrote:
I have read all the ones submitted so far and look forward to reading the ones that are coming soon! cat


What about the ones that are coming in at 23:59:59 on July 23? confused1 (I'm only half-joking)


Well, only if it comes with a glass of Moscato! 3601

~Kat~

I'm Still Alive
Mendalla
Posted: Friday, July 16, 2021 5:26:55 AM
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KatarinaTechgoddess wrote:

Well, only if it comes with a glass of Moscato! 3601


If it gets that bad, the glass is yours. I'll already have drunk the rest of the bottle. drunken

My "A Survivor's Story" comp entry:

Us Survivors

Micro of the Day Stories:

The Target - an assassin gets more than he bargained for
Voldar -she mourns her city and rages at its failed defender

KatarinaTechgoddess
Posted: Friday, July 16, 2021 7:21:33 AM
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Mendalla wrote:
KatarinaTechgoddess wrote:

Well, only if it comes with a glass of Moscato! 3601


If it gets that bad, the glass is yours. I'll already have drunk the rest of the bottle. drunken


Sounds like I might need to bring my own bottle and share with you! Lol!

~Kat~

I'm Still Alive
verbal
Posted: Friday, July 16, 2021 3:10:54 PM
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KatarinaTechgoddess wrote:
Mendalla wrote:
KatarinaTechgoddess wrote:

Well, only if it comes with a glass of Moscato! 3601


If it gets that bad, the glass is yours. I'll already have drunk the rest of the bottle. drunken


Sounds like I might need to bring my own bottle and share with you! Lol!


4989 words! I'm ready to enter! At 23:59:59 on July 18, of course.

Pour me a glass!
Mendalla
Posted: Friday, July 16, 2021 6:17:05 PM
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hello1

Yay, verbal. I shall (hopefully) take heart from your success. Not even trying tonight. Tomorrow is a Saturday so I can write in the morning when my brain is more likely to be in gear.

My "A Survivor's Story" comp entry:

Us Survivors

Micro of the Day Stories:

The Target - an assassin gets more than he bargained for
Voldar -she mourns her city and rages at its failed defender

KatarinaTechgoddess
Posted: Friday, July 16, 2021 6:33:39 PM
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verbal wrote:
KatarinaTechgoddess wrote:
Mendalla wrote:
KatarinaTechgoddess wrote:

Well, only if it comes with a glass of Moscato! 3601


If it gets that bad, the glass is yours. I'll already have drunk the rest of the bottle. drunken


Sounds like I might need to bring my own bottle and share with you! Lol!


4989 words! I'm ready to enter! At 23:59:59 on July 18, of course.

Pour me a glass!


I’ve got a couple of bottles of Moscato and a buncha glasses. Who’s in?

I honestly didn’t know if I was going to be able to make my story over 1000 words and then my fingers kept typing ans boom 1492 words!

~Kat~

I'm Still Alive
Mendalla
Posted: Saturday, July 17, 2021 6:34:18 AM
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KatarinaTechgoddess wrote:

I’ve got a couple of bottles of Moscato and a buncha glasses. Who’s in?

I honestly didn’t know if I was going to be able to make my story over 1000 words and then my fingers kept typing ans boom 1492 words!


Start pouring. It's a weekend.drunken

Length isn't a problem for me. The part of the story that is written is well past 1001 words (thinking 1700 or so without actually checking). It's actually making the narrative work.

My "A Survivor's Story" comp entry:

Us Survivors

Micro of the Day Stories:

The Target - an assassin gets more than he bargained for
Voldar -she mourns her city and rages at its failed defender

Molly
Posted: Saturday, July 17, 2021 7:37:37 AM
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CuriousAnnie has just added her story to the list.

Verity: We’ll Be Home By Christmas

Survivor: The Little Survivor

AnnaMayZing: Over The Top

KatarinaTechgoddess: I'm Still alive

CuriousAnnie: Broken Banns


I am anxiously waiting for more, but not at 11:59 PM. Yes, Verbal, I'm looking at you. evil4

Mendalla
Posted: Saturday, July 17, 2021 7:53:34 AM
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Molly wrote:


Verity: We’ll Be Home By Christmas

Survivor: The Little Survivor

AnnaMayZing: Over The Top

KatarinaTechgoddess: I'm Still alive

CuriousAnnie: Broken Banns




Dang, that's a pretty good lineup of writers so far. And verbal is coming soon, as am I now (yes, I think a version I wrote the other night will fly, just needs some judicious editing and maybe a bit more prose).

My "A Survivor's Story" comp entry:

Us Survivors

Micro of the Day Stories:

The Target - an assassin gets more than he bargained for
Voldar -she mourns her city and rages at its failed defender

verbal
Posted: Saturday, July 17, 2021 9:52:51 AM
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Molly wrote:
CuriousAnnie has just added her story to the list.

Verity: We’ll Be Home By Christmas

Survivor: The Little Survivor

AnnaMayZing: Over The Top

KatarinaTechgoddess: I'm Still alive

CuriousAnnie: Broken Banns


I am anxiously waiting for more, but not at 11:59 PM. Yes, Verbal, I'm looking at you. evil4



Hee hee. I’ll be ready Sunday morning. I have to get rid of 10 words after the last rewrite. :(

SO PSYCHED to see Curious Annie entering. She’s a top notch writer. Ping is entering too I think. And Scott. Molly, how about you?

EDIT: I've read the other entries so far. Really strong field. Where are you Scott and Pingly?

I'm ready to enter, but will still hold off until tomorrow so I can give the doc one last swoop.
Molly
Posted: Saturday, July 17, 2021 5:12:23 PM
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Verity: We’ll Be Home By Christmas

Survivor: The Little Survivor

AnnaMayZing: Over The Top

KatarinaTechgoddess: I'm Still alive

CuriousAnnie: Broken Banns

TheShyThespian: Hand In My Pocket

Verbal: Monster
KatarinaTechgoddess
Posted: Sunday, July 18, 2021 8:18:45 AM
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Mendalla wrote:
KatarinaTechgoddess wrote:

I’ve got a couple of bottles of Moscato and a buncha glasses. Who’s in?

I honestly didn’t know if I was going to be able to make my story over 1000 words and then my fingers kept typing ans boom 1492 words!


Start pouring. It's a weekend.drunken

Length isn't a problem for me. The part of the story that is written is well past 1001 words (thinking 1700 or so without actually checking). It's actually making the narrative work.


I have great faith in you, Scott. Here, let me refill your glass.

I’ve read the three latest entries and damn, that’s some amazing writing. Fills up my own glass as well!

I shall await your story with baited breath. Or Moscato breath at least. Lol!

~Kat~

I'm Still Alive
Mendalla
Posted: Sunday, July 18, 2021 9:58:00 AM
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My entry has moved from Google Docs to a saved draft on here. Just want to take another go at it before I pull the trigger. However, have to finish some yard work first.

My "A Survivor's Story" comp entry:

Us Survivors

Micro of the Day Stories:

The Target - an assassin gets more than he bargained for
Voldar -she mourns her city and rages at its failed defender

verbal
Posted: Sunday, July 18, 2021 10:18:10 AM
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Mendalla wrote:
My entry has moved from Google Docs to a saved draft on here. Just want to take another go at it before I pull the trigger. However, have to finish some yard work first.


Drop that rake right now and submit! I finally finished mine! Now I get to enjoy my Sunday.

Fling that bottle over here. I’ll add some to my coffee to celebrate. God that sounds awful. Moscato and coffee. I take it back.

Off to read the Sunday paper, then ShyThespian’s entry.

Where, oh where, is the comp entry of the One True Ping?

Mendalla
Posted: Sunday, July 18, 2021 1:01:08 PM
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verbal wrote:

Where, oh where, is the comp entry of the One True Ping?



Given that the smoke from wildfires in BC is blanketing Alberta right now, he may be trying to ... um ... survive.confused1

Mine is now cluttering up the queue.


My "A Survivor's Story" comp entry:

Us Survivors

Micro of the Day Stories:

The Target - an assassin gets more than he bargained for
Voldar -she mourns her city and rages at its failed defender

Mendalla
Posted: Sunday, July 18, 2021 1:11:08 PM
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And once mine passes moderation, we'll be at eight submitted.

My "A Survivor's Story" comp entry:

Us Survivors

Micro of the Day Stories:

The Target - an assassin gets more than he bargained for
Voldar -she mourns her city and rages at its failed defender

Molly
Posted: Sunday, July 18, 2021 1:21:41 PM
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Verity: We’ll Be Home By Christmas

Survivor: The Little Survivor

AnnaMayZing: Over The Top

KatarinaTechgoddess: I'm Still alive

CuriousAnnie: Broken Banns

TheShyThespian: Hand In My Pocket

Verbal: Monster

Mendalla: Us Survivors
Mendalla
Posted: Sunday, July 18, 2021 1:50:04 PM
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hello1 hello1 hello1

Ape is in! Ape write comp story!


My "A Survivor's Story" comp entry:

Us Survivors

Micro of the Day Stories:

The Target - an assassin gets more than he bargained for
Voldar -she mourns her city and rages at its failed defender

AnnaMayZing
Posted: Sunday, July 18, 2021 2:44:21 PM
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Great entries, Guys. The list is growing but still not enough to fill the top ten.
I certainly hope that there will be more to come.
Those that there are, however, do face some very stiff competition.
I'm glad I'm not a judge.

The third part of this epic journey starts here... https://www.storiesspace.com/stories/drama/the-long-road-home-chapter-1.aspx

If anyone wishes to find the beginning of this epic saga, here it is:

https://www.storiesspace.com/stories/drama/-the-nurses-.aspx

"Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it." George Santayana
Rumple_deWriter
Posted: Sunday, July 18, 2021 3:27:53 PM
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Tams, you can do it and it'll be well done. Just one bit of unasked for advice, don't read the other entries before submitting your own. Even for a writer such as you, it could be very discouraging, honest. ;)

glasses8

It happened at a church summer camp so it must be true, right? ;)

OF WAR, AND PEACE, AND MARY BETH: my contest winner, honest

For Whom the Good Tolls an 'RR' and it's short, no kidding[/url]

Ping
Posted: Sunday, July 18, 2021 8:45:14 PM
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Rump is, as per the usual, correct. Best not to read others until one is done. I read the first couple, but now that I’m chugging along, I’ll read the other entries once I’ve completed writing my own. Not there yet. But here’s the working cover. I hope I can add the words to compliment it.




Iconoclastically incorrigible or just a silly dumb ass...
Molly
Posted: Sunday, July 18, 2021 8:50:53 PM
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Verity: We’ll Be Home By Christmas

Survivor: The Little Survivor

AnnaMayZing: Over The Top

KatarinaTechgoddess: I'm Still alive

CuriousAnnie: Broken Banns

TheShyThespian: Hand In My Pocket

Verbal: Monster

Mendalla: Us Survivors

Tams: The Girl With More Than One Name
CuriousAnnie
Posted: Monday, July 19, 2021 1:27:37 AM
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Molly wrote:
Verity: We’ll Be Home By Christmas

Survivor: The Little Survivor

AnnaMayZing: Over The Top

KatarinaTechgoddess: I'm Still alive

CuriousAnnie: Broken Banns

TheShyThespian: Hand In My Pocket

Verbal: Monster

Mendalla: Us Survivors

Tams: The Girl With More Than One Name



Read all the stories now, and they are all wonderful, a tribute to our craft and a fabulous takes on the competition theme. Hopefully we will get a handful more to enjoy. Thanks to those of you who have read and commented on mine. hello1
Mendalla
Posted: Monday, July 19, 2021 6:46:45 AM
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Got through three yesterday. Will try to get to some more today. Impressed as always with the SS team coming through with good takes on the theme.

My "A Survivor's Story" comp entry:

Us Survivors

Micro of the Day Stories:

The Target - an assassin gets more than he bargained for
Voldar -she mourns her city and rages at its failed defender

TheSensualLady
Posted: Monday, July 19, 2021 7:36:47 AM
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I will have an entry.
verbal
Posted: Monday, July 19, 2021 10:19:23 AM
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TheSensualLady wrote:
I will have an entry.


Yay! That's 10!
Verity
Posted: Monday, July 19, 2021 12:32:58 PM
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We don't want any more than ten. How else am I supposed to finish in the top ten. Just saying...

Molly
Posted: Monday, July 19, 2021 7:07:11 PM
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Verity: We’ll Be Home By Christmas

Survivor: The Little Survivor

AnnaMayZing: Over The Top

KatarinaTechgoddess: I'm Still alive

CuriousAnnie: Broken Banns

TheShyThespian: Hand In My Pocket

Verbal: Monster

Mendalla: Us Survivors

Tams: The Girl With More Than One Name

JamesPBear: Unbeaten!
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