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Old 10-04-2017, 06:42 PM
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We will be publishing another Explosive Runes in January, so if you'd like one of your short stories (or two or ten) to be in the issue, please let me know.

A PM is probably best to let me know your interest, with a link to your work so I can copy it for publication.

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Old 10-04-2017, 08:40 PM
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October's competition will be late, sorry. I'll try and change over the threads before bed, but there's a lot I'm trying to do. My apologies.
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Old 10-06-2017, 10:12 AM
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Howdy storytellers!

I'll be giving Aethera a hand getting the September competition closed out and getting October up and running. Will do some updating of the threads later today. Thanks for your patience!! Happy October! (anybody got any *spooooooky story ideas in mind?!?)

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Better late than never?

We're starting on the 10th, so the voting thread for the September competition will remain open until Oct 30th. Given there's only two stories to read and vote on this time, hopefully that's plenty of time! Deadline for story entries for the October competition is still Nov 1.

Remember--the challenge elements are not a (dis)qualifying factor, but a real winner should incorporate them, and voters ought to consider that.

I'm off to poke some people to get an entry or two in this thing.

The subject & challenge elements were chosen to give entrants plenty of room to be CREEEEEPY! Whooooo... happy creep-season, everyone!

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I might throw my hat in the ring this month. Maybe. Thinking about it.

(writing scares me )
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I might throw my hat in the ring this month. Maybe. Thinking about it.

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There is nothing to fear--to paraphrase Roosevelt--but fear itself, dear LittleBlueNA! This is a safe environment, and truly, the best way to get over a fear is to face it head-on, right?!? Go, you!

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Its also Friday the 13th in October, your supposed to be scared
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Some red-name on RPGX basically dared me to write a short story. I was hesitant but they seemed to think maybe I had some hidden potential. Even though I knew it would take a miracle to come up with anything decent, I took a healthy swig of water and wrote this... thing.
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so I presume noone has submitted for October. I may have something to fit the theme
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Wow, time flies sometimes. I completely forgot about this.
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I am actually trying to write like a bard in the middle ages. I just joined a Medieval preservation society as a troubadour like 4 months ago and need to get into the feel of how a bard may write and perform in that era so that is going to be mostly poetry and short stories. If next month's theme for the short story competition has some elements to that effect, I can try to write something to practice being a bard.
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Congratulations to samibb8 for winning the September Short Story Competition!

Unfortunately, October did not provide us any combatants, so there will be no voting thread up. But a new competition thread is up for November!

Have you been considering NaNoWriMo, but still not quite ready to take such a big bite? Why not use the SSC for some more practice for your story craft? It's fun, and you will grow from the experience.
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I had a nice little story sort of all planned out(which is really weird for me), but when I started writing it got some kind of virus and morphed into this not-so-nice little story. All in one sitting with very little sleep, so hope it's not too terrible from a grammatical standpoint
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