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Old 08-14-2012, 02:12 PM
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Oops. It has been brought to my attention that the competition thread was closed, which restricts it just a little. It's been fixed, and my apologies. Guess I was bound to screw something up, so we should be glad that was all...
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Old 08-15-2012, 12:04 PM
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It's taken me a while to come up with a good idea, but I have it now and am on track to submit by Sept. 1st
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Old 08-16-2012, 12:50 AM
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Thanks a bunch Aethera! I will try to find a moment of peace in the madness of school starting again to write. I've been the the worst foot dragger in my on-line games, but this contest always seems to bring me back.

Thanks again for keeping it rolling!
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Old 08-17-2012, 10:23 AM
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Hey, it's no work for me. You're the ones writing stories to suit my every fancy for whatever random prompt I come up with.

As for the August competition, we have a tie. Normally the winner would pick the following month's prompt, but in this instance, if you each would like to PM me a prompt, I'll select one and keep the other for a backup later on, or perhaps combine the two prompts and leave you to write a jigsaw puzzle. (One or the other, both could work for me.) Both winners will get to know the prompt in advance, regardless, as that seems like a fair prize that'll push for more competition next month.
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Old 08-20-2012, 02:18 PM
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If time/my imagination warrants it, I may be dipping the e-quill in e-ink to participate. Found this Library only today and am quite excited that there is an active community dedicated to creative writing.

I'll get on reading what is already written and offering any praise/criticism!
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Old 08-29-2012, 06:00 PM
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Just a heads up, people, you have till the end of day Friday to submit your work. I'm in the New York timezone (GMT-4//EST) so that's roughly how I'll be judging when the competition closes.

I haven't heard from either of the authors from May, so I'll likely be picking the next topic. Be warned.
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Old 09-01-2012, 10:14 AM
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There is at least one more story hinted at here. It's 9AM Sept 1st in my timezone, so I should really close the competition. I'll give it a couple hours, let me know if that's not enough time to finish your stories. Then I'll post a poll thread and the new topic.
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I'll have to sit this one out. Failed to come up with anything worth finishing, never mind to submit. Expect me this month!
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All right, I think that's all the time I can give you all, I hope I'm not cutting anyone off. Let's see if my thread moderation skills have improved at all... *sigh*
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VOTING THREAD posted! I have lost my scrap of paper on which I'd selected the next topic, so the competition thread will disappear briefly until I can come up with a new one.
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Old 09-01-2012, 02:05 PM
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Okay, I screwed up big time. When copy/pasting and deleting the submission posts from the competition thread, I failed to copy the AUTHOR'S NAMES. I have both entries, but not the authors, and because of how I cleaned up, there's no way for me to check back in the history. I'm really sorry, both of you. Please let me know who wrote these (I think I remember but don't want to put the wrong names in) so I can fix my error.

For future reference, please make sure your name/username is in your post, so this doesn't happen again, just in case I really am stupid enough to make the same mistake twice.
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"I, Simulacrum" is mine. I seem to have forgotten my own standards for posting something. I would much prefer that when it goes into the archives, it is titled and signed like my other entries. Obviously since this is my screw-up I don't expect it to be changed in the voting thread.

How it should have been posted in the first place
I, Simulacrum
by "The Jaded"

(and then followed by the story's text, of course.)
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I thought so. Well, in the voting thread it will be changed, and in the archive, because it was also my screw-up. If I had realized they were un-attributed, I wouldn't have merged posts and lost the usernames. Too eager to be useful, that's my fatal flaw.
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Old 09-15-2012, 07:03 PM
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This is Aethera, checking in to remind everyone to vote for your favorite short story, as the poll will be closing shortly.

Also, it's halfway through the month and we don't have any submissions, nor any mention of people intending to submit. Did I choose a crappy theme? I assume everyone is busy with the school year now in session, but if I made poor choices, please tell me. I'd rather know it so I can improve, rather than have the competition just sort of die out.
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I intend to submit, and am currently working on a first draft.
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