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verbal
Posted: Wednesday, July 21, 2021 9:20:17 AM
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For those who have not yet entered

AnnaMayZing
Posted: Wednesday, July 21, 2021 12:15:58 PM
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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
Molly
Posted: Wednesday, July 21, 2021 2:19:09 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!

Violet_the_Verbose: When The Cicada Sings

DenimAngel: A Survivor's Story

aussie_kitty77: Memories
verbal
Posted: Thursday, July 22, 2021 10:16:22 AM
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Last day! And I think we're still awaiting entries from the Sensual Lady and from the One True Ping. I TOLD you all we'd break 10 handily!

I'm all caught up with reading them, until the last few come in.

When are results announced?
Ping
Posted: Thursday, July 22, 2021 11:09:21 AM
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verbal wrote:
Last day! And I think we're still awaiting entries from the Sensual Lady and from the One True Ping. I TOLD you all we'd break 10 handily!

I'm all caught up with reading them, until the last few come in.

When are results announced?


Ugh. I did it. OTP's story is in the house.

Sorry for the delay. Just such a busy time right now. I'll start reading the remaining stories tonight. hello2

Iconoclastically incorrigible or just a silly dumb ass...
Molly
Posted: Thursday, July 22, 2021 11:34:18 AM
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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!

Violet_the_Verbose: When The Cicada Sings

DenimAngel: A Survivor's Story

aussie_kitty77: Memories

Ping: Pine
verbal
Posted: Thursday, July 22, 2021 12:51:32 PM
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Ping wrote:
verbal wrote:
Last day! And I think we're still awaiting entries from the Sensual Lady and from the One True Ping. I TOLD you all we'd break 10 handily!

I'm all caught up with reading them, until the last few come in.

When are results announced?


Ugh. I did it. OTP's story is in the house.

Sorry for the delay. Just such a busy time right now. I'll start reading the remaining stories tonight. hello2


Yay! Looking forward to reading it. And it's horror!!!
Verity
Posted: Thursday, July 22, 2021 1:01:07 PM
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Finally, I have managed to read all the stories. The standard is very high. Good luck to everyone.study

Mendalla
Posted: Thursday, July 22, 2021 1:30:37 PM
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So, fourteen barring any more last minute entries. That's only two short of last summer's Summer Word Bank comp so not bad at all. I shall endeavour to read more tonight. Busy-ness and a bout of depression kind of set me back since my initial run of reading entries. And I love the good comments I have been getting here. So much better than "like it" which is the extent of so many comment I get elsewhere.

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: Thursday, July 22, 2021 9:49:51 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!

Violet_the_Verbose: When The Cicada Sings

DenimAngel: A Survivor's Story

aussie_kitty77: Memories

Ping: Pine

TheSensualLady: On The Edge

Blackdog: Winter Convalescence
Verity
Posted: Friday, July 23, 2021 9:42:58 AM
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Mendalla wrote:
So, fourteen barring any more last minute entries. That's only two short of last summer's Summer Word Bank comp so not bad at all. I shall endeavour to read more tonight. Busy-ness and a bout of depression kind of set me back since my initial run of reading entries. And I love the good comments I have been getting here. So much better than "like it" which is the extent of so many comment I get elsewhere.
Oh Mr Mendalla, sorry to hear you are feeling down at the moment. Let me send you some love. You are never alone on here.


Mendalla
Posted: Friday, July 23, 2021 11:16:51 AM
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Aww such cute doggies. Even that makes me feel a bit better.

And sixteen stories now. Nice.

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: Saturday, July 24, 2021 2:29:46 PM
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Been pouring through some of the comp entries that I missed during the week. Some really good stuff here. Nicely done, SS writers.

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

Violet_the_Verbose
Posted: Sunday, July 25, 2021 5:54:21 AM
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It was a joy to read all the entries. Really great stuff. 😊📚📖
verbal
Posted: Sunday, July 25, 2021 11:52:52 AM
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Yeah, what everyone else has said: an excellent group of stories. I'm proud to be part of this field!

Tams
Posted: Sunday, July 25, 2021 4:46:30 PM
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Can every entry get an award? They all deserve one...

etairay
Posted: Sunday, July 25, 2021 6:37:47 PM
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Molly
Posted: Monday, July 26, 2021 1:55:27 PM
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I just wanted to say thank you to everyone that participated in this competition. Also, thank you to those of you that took the time to read, score, and comment.

We have some excellent writers here and I'm always excited to see what you all come up with.

Just in case you didn't see, the winners will be announced on August 1st.

Best of luck!
CuriousAnnie
Posted: Monday, July 26, 2021 10:42:53 PM
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Molly wrote:
I just wanted to say thank you to everyone that participated in this competition. Also, thank you to those of you that took the time to read, score, and comment.

We have some excellent writers here and I'm always excited to see what you all come up with.

Just in case you didn't see, the winners will be announced on August 1st.

Best of luck!


Thanks Molly. Thanks to all those who had a part in organising what has been a wonderful competition, with every story so very good. Indeed this is a group of wonderful writers.

Some of you, who know me from elsewhere, know I'm a bit of a competition junkie (17 going on 18 in a row.) I am a chronic perfectionist who can still be editing months after any sane writer would have published. The Comps have deadlines which works for me, but are also a wonderful way of reading new writers and building a writing community.

This comp has been a favourite of mine, the friendliness and community is so strong here and that brings out the best in us all.


Annie
Ping
Posted: Tuesday, July 27, 2021 9:09:25 AM
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CuriousAnnie wrote:
This comp has been a favourite of mine, the friendliness and community is so strong here and that brings out the best in us all.


How dare you! We will have nun of that. Second place is first place looser, and so on. Win at all costs. evil4





Darn upload limitations. I have a funny penguin gif where one smacks the other to the ground. I wanted to juxtapose the tuxedo’d pairing. Penguins & Nuns. I sense a very hot South African catholic school story in the making or a very chilly one from Antarctica. But I don’t think there are any catholic colonies on the big berg.

Good comp. I concur. At the very least, we learned that Verbs was raised by wolves.

Iconoclastically incorrigible or just a silly dumb ass...
Ping
Posted: Tuesday, July 27, 2021 9:12:46 AM
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Yippee!!!

Iconoclastically incorrigible or just a silly dumb ass...
verbal
Posted: Tuesday, July 27, 2021 9:50:27 AM
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Ping wrote:
CuriousAnnie wrote:
This comp has been a favourite of mine, the friendliness and community is so strong here and that brings out the best in us all.



Darn upload limitations. I have a funny penguin gif where one smacks the other to the ground. I wanted to juxtapose the tuxedo’d pairing. Penguins & Nuns. I sense a very hot South African catholic school story in the making or a very chilly one from Antarctica. But I don’t think there are any catholic colonies on the big berg.

Good comp. I concur. At the very least, we learned that Verbs was raised by wolves.


I'll have you know I was raised by milquetoast Southern Baptists in the middle of Iowa. I'm about as non-wolf as they come.

Now, raised by birds - that's something to aspire too. I had this idea last night: what if the birds started talking to children. All over the world. Just flew to them and whispered something. And none of the kids will tell anyone what the birds said.

It was a really strong, fun contest, I agree.
Verity
Posted: Wednesday, July 28, 2021 6:54:05 AM
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Ping wrote:
CuriousAnnie wrote:
This comp has been a favourite of mine, the friendliness and community is so strong here and that brings out the best in us all.


How dare you! We will have nun of that. Second place is first place looser, and so on. Win at all costs. evil4





Darn upload limitations. I have a funny penguin gif where one smacks the other to the ground. I wanted to juxtapose the tuxedo’d pairing. Penguins & Nuns. I sense a very hot South African catholic school story in the making or a very chilly one from Antarctica. But I don’t think there are any catholic colonies on the big berg.

Good comp. I concur. At the very least, we learned that Verbs was raised by wolves.
Winning isn't everything. As long as you win.

gillianleeza
Posted: Wednesday, July 28, 2021 10:59:27 AM
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verbal wrote:


I'll have you know I was raised by milquetoast Southern Baptists in the middle of Iowa. I'm about as non-wolf as they come.

Now, raised by birds - that's something to aspire too. I had this idea last night: what if the birds started talking to children. All over the world. Just flew to them and whispered something. And none of the kids will tell anyone what the birds said.

It was a really strong, fun contest, I agree.



Not exactly the same as your bird idea but this amused me.



Some of my stuff.
https://www.storiesspace.com/stories/memoirs/learning-to-fly.aspx
https://www.storiesspace.com/stories/memoirs/misery-loves-company.aspx
https://www.storiesspace.com/stories/poetry/we-always-go-on.aspx
https://www.storiesspace.com/stories/poetry/heart-flutters.aspx
Violet_the_Verbose
Posted: Thursday, July 29, 2021 2:28:11 AM
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gillianleeza wrote:


Not exactly the same as your bird idea but this amused me.



Those parrots are my spirit animal. laughing6
verbal
Posted: Saturday, July 31, 2021 9:06:21 PM
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It’s August 1st on the East Coast of the US. Just sayin’.
Molly
Posted: Sunday, August 1, 2021 6:33:34 AM
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verbal wrote:
It’s August 1st on the East Coast of the US. Just sayin’.


Haha, I needed to sleep, but it is up now.
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