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AnnaMayZing
Posted: Tuesday, July 16, 2019 4:17:48 AM
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I would like to offer the following challenge. There will be no judging and no winners or losers but let's give it a go, yes?

My Challenge:

Considering that 2019 is the Fiftieth anniversary of the Apollo Eleven mission to land the first Human Beings onto the surface of the Moon, that will be the subject.

A short story about moon travel. That is it. It can be anything so long as it involves travel to or from the Moon or anything that results therefrom.
ie. A moon base. A desire to travel to the moon. A dream, anything.


So, the rules:

1) Prefix title with Moon Challenge:
2) Between 1500 and 4000 words
3) Suitable for all ages from a minimum 13+ meaning no obscene language, no excessive violence, no sex. It can be scary to a degree.
4) It must not have been published previously, here or anywhere else.
5) Is subject to all normal site rules not covered by the above.

So, what do you think? Shall we give it a go?

Like all challenges there is no deadline so just have fun.


EDIT:
Current entries for the Moon Challenge as at 22nd December 2019:

Annamayzing:
https://www.storiesspace.com/stories/general/-moon-challenge-ticket-to-the-moon-.aspx
Welshdreamer42:
https://www.storiesspace.com/stories/plays/-moon-challenge-space-port-alpha-.aspx
Dreamcatcher:
https://www.storiesspace.com/stories/musings/-moon-challenge-the-prince-.aspx
DenimAngel
https://www.storiesspace.com/stories/childrens/-moon-challenge-scamps-adventure-7.aspx

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
rune
Posted: Tuesday, July 16, 2019 8:53:49 AM
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This is a beautiful challenge my favorite MOON :)


RuNe'S DooDLiNG iN THe SaNDS
Ballerina, Meg's Sonnet & Meg's New Sonnet a collaboration with Survivor
The Feast Of All Saints a collaboration with Meredith
Burnt Toast a collaboration with Fuzzy1954
The Autumn a collaboration with ChrisM
My wandering crazy mind is just doodling in the sands ~ RuNe
Welshdreamer42
Posted: Tuesday, July 16, 2019 9:58:14 AM
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Great idea, sounds interesting... must do some thinking 🤔


"I may not have gone where I intended to go, but I think I have ended up where I needed to be."

Douglas Adams, The Long Dark Tea-Time of the Soul

My competition stories:
Picture On My Wall
The Last Train
Fading
Letting Go
magnificent1rascal
Posted: Tuesday, July 16, 2019 10:45:13 AM
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Thanks, Anna – this is a great challenge! Those who complete it will receive a Challenge Champ badge.

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Survivor
Posted: Tuesday, July 16, 2019 11:07:09 AM
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Thanks, Anna. Nice of you to think of it.

Thanks, Helen and Rune, for getting a little excited about it.

Thanks, Maggie, for being kind and supportive of this pleasant little diversion.

I'll surely be thinking about it, as well. flower
AnnaMayZing
Posted: Tuesday, July 16, 2019 11:24:22 AM
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magnificent1rascal wrote:
Thanks, Anna – this is a great challenge! Those who complete it will receive a Challenge Champ badge.


Thank you, Maggie. I am very pleased that you have taken this on board. icon_smile

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
henrietta_fielding
Posted: Tuesday, July 16, 2019 12:56:50 PM
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I'm sure this will garner lots of fabulous stories. Great idea!
Guest
Posted: Tuesday, July 16, 2019 1:22:14 PM
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Damn it. Just read the rules...

So much for writing about my butt cussing
AnnaMayZing
Posted: Tuesday, July 16, 2019 3:48:43 PM
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Ping wrote:
Damn it. Just read the rules...

So much for writing about my butt cussing


I had you in mind when I wrote the rules! Lfunny

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: Tuesday, July 16, 2019 7:17:31 PM
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If Ping posterior is off limits, so to speak, then what about the following possible subjects?
1. moonshine
2 Moon Pies
3. Moon River
4 Also and in addition, New Orleans once had a mayor named 'Moon' Landrieu.

Strangely, a vast swell of approbation has not been heard. (sigh) Back to the old drawing board.

glasses8

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

For Whom the Good Tolls an 'RR' and it's short, no kidding

steffanie
Posted: Thursday, July 18, 2019 3:12:20 PM
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I could have sworn the brief said 250 words....

Never mind. I'll wait to see what happens.
Mendalla
Posted: Saturday, July 20, 2019 6:37:05 AM
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As a longtime space geek, I am meditating on this theme. Even kicking around an idea. We shall see what comes of it.

My "Cheers to 10 Years" competition entries;

My Temple - A poem (40 words)
The Goddess Dances - Flash fantasy (873 words) - Winner - Cheers to 10 Years Flash
Something - Short Horror (2581 words)
Musings of a Forgotten Deity - A poem (100 words)
Kavyansh
Posted: Saturday, July 20, 2019 11:47:40 AM
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I’m trying very hard to think of a storyline 🤔 but my brain is in holiday mood and eating, drinking and sleeping are first priorities.

For the word of God is alive and powerful. It is sharper than the sharpest two-edged sword, cutting between soul and spirit, between joint and marrow. It exposes our innermost thoughts and desires. Hebrews 4:12
gillianleeza
Posted: Sunday, July 21, 2019 9:26:37 AM
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What a great idea. I am trying to talk my brain into cooperating with coming up with an idea.

In DC they have been doing a show with projections of the moon rocket launch onto the Washington Monument. It is a wonderful, creative use of the monument and a very cool show.

You can find a video of it online.

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
Welshdreamer42
Posted: Wednesday, July 24, 2019 12:29:32 PM
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1st draft written. I'm getting there...

"I may not have gone where I intended to go, but I think I have ended up where I needed to be."

Douglas Adams, The Long Dark Tea-Time of the Soul

My competition stories:
Picture On My Wall
The Last Train
Fading
Letting Go
AnnaMayZing
Posted: Wednesday, July 24, 2019 2:50:27 PM
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studyThinkthumbrightf-hihi

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
Kavyansh
Posted: Thursday, July 25, 2019 12:48:25 AM
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I’m a little concerned about the whereabouts of the moon bunny that the astronauts left behind on the moon laughing3



For the word of God is alive and powerful. It is sharper than the sharpest two-edged sword, cutting between soul and spirit, between joint and marrow. It exposes our innermost thoughts and desires. Hebrews 4:12
Welshdreamer42
Posted: Friday, July 26, 2019 8:56:11 AM
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My Moon Challenge piece is now on the front page :)
It's not a story, it's a play! Not quite sure how that happened, but hey, give it a read & see what you think coffee

Cheers folks :)

(Erm, no link. Sorry. It won't let me copy it dontknow )


"I may not have gone where I intended to go, but I think I have ended up where I needed to be."

Douglas Adams, The Long Dark Tea-Time of the Soul

My competition stories:
Picture On My Wall
The Last Train
Fading
Letting Go
AnnaMayZing
Posted: Friday, July 26, 2019 2:00:33 PM
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Welshdreamer42 wrote:
My Moon Challenge piece is now on the front page :)
It's not a story, it's a play! Not quite sure how that happened, but hey, give it a read & see what you think coffee

Cheers folks :)

(Erm, no link. Sorry. It won't let me copy it dontknow )


https://www.storiesspace.com/stories/plays/-moon-challenge-space-port-alpha-.aspx

There you go, Helen and, while we're at it, here is mine too:

https://www.storiesspace.com/stories/general/-moon-challenge-ticket-to-the-moon-.aspx

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
Dreamcatcher
Posted: Sunday, July 28, 2019 11:52:14 AM
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Only 3 of us so far? Where are all the mooners? C'mon... after my weekly astronaut training, and duties as Alien Hunter, if I can find the time, so can others...

AnnaMayZing
Posted: Sunday, July 28, 2019 12:34:05 PM
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Dreamcatcher wrote:
Only 3 of us so far? Where are all the mooners? C'mon... after my weekly astronaut training, and duties as Alien Hunter, if I can find the time, so can others...


I hate to say this, Larry but... There are only two of us. Did you check Rule 2) above? dontknow

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
Dreamcatcher
Posted: Sunday, July 28, 2019 12:48:31 PM
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Two of you it is.

AnnaMayZing
Posted: Sunday, July 28, 2019 1:14:18 PM
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Dreamcatcher wrote:
Two of you it is.


You will have another go, though... won't you? thumbright

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
Dreamcatcher
Posted: Sunday, July 28, 2019 2:14:09 PM
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AnnaMayZing wrote:
Dreamcatcher wrote:
Two of you it is.


You will have another go, though... won't you? thumbright



If you only knew how many times I've heard that... jus' sayin'...

DenimAngel
Posted: Sunday, July 28, 2019 6:12:57 PM
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Hi all
I think my little friend Scamp and her best friend Sparky are planning a moon adventure hello1


Welshdreamer42
Posted: Monday, July 29, 2019 10:06:26 AM
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Dreamcatcher wrote:
AnnaMayZing wrote:
Dreamcatcher wrote:
Two of you it is.


You will have another go, though... won't you? thumbright



If you only knew how many times I've heard that... jus' sayin'...


laughing3

Great drunken

"I may not have gone where I intended to go, but I think I have ended up where I needed to be."

Douglas Adams, The Long Dark Tea-Time of the Soul

My competition stories:
Picture On My Wall
The Last Train
Fading
Letting Go
AnnaMayZing
Posted: Monday, July 29, 2019 2:47:35 PM
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DenimAngel wrote:
Hi all
I think my little friend Scamp and her best friend Sparky are planning a moon adventure hello1


That would be good. It should be great fun. cheerleader I will look forward to seeing it. thumbright

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
Welshdreamer42
Posted: Tuesday, July 30, 2019 2:58:11 PM
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Dreamcatcher wrote:
Only 3 of us so far? Where are all the mooners? C'mon... after my weekly astronaut training, and duties as Alien Hunter, if I can find the time, so can others...


Congrats on the RR for the poem hello1

Now for a longer piece...? Go on, you know you want to laughing6


"I may not have gone where I intended to go, but I think I have ended up where I needed to be."

Douglas Adams, The Long Dark Tea-Time of the Soul

My competition stories:
Picture On My Wall
The Last Train
Fading
Letting Go
Dreamcatcher
Posted: Wednesday, July 31, 2019 11:39:43 AM
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Welshdreamer42 wrote:
Dreamcatcher wrote:
Only 3 of us so far? Where are all the mooners? C'mon... after my weekly astronaut training, and duties as Alien Hunter, if I can find the time, so can others...


Congrats on the RR for the poem hello1

Now for a longer piece...? Go on, you know you want to laughing6



Working on it...

Dreamcatcher
Posted: Friday, August 9, 2019 2:06:06 PM
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AnnaMayZing wrote:
I would like to offer the following challenge. There will be no judging and no winners or losers but let's give it a go, yes?

My Challenge:

Considering that 2019 is the Fiftieth anniversary of the Apollo Eleven mission to land the first Human Beings onto the surface of the Moon, that will be the subject.

A short story about moon travel. That is it. It can be anything so long as it involves travel to or from the Moon or anything that results therefrom.
ie. A moon base. A desire to travel to the moon. A dream, anything.


So, the rules:

1) Prefix title with Moon Challenge:
2) Between 1500 and 4000 words
3) Suitable for all ages from a minimum 13+ meaning no obscene language, no excessive violence, no sex. It can be scary to a degree.
4) It must not have been published previously, here or anywhere else.
5) Is subject to all normal site rules not covered by the above.

So, what do you think? Shall we give it a go?

Like all challenges there is no deadline so just have fun.


I've reread the challenge rules and feel that 1500 words is near impossible (especially for Carl)... and 1500 words without sex is unbearable.

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