February 2018 Flash Fiction Contest - The Premise


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Post February 18, 2018, 08:05:20 PM

February 2018 Flash Fiction Contest - The Premise

February 2018 Flash Fiction Contest - The Premise

It's been about 5 weeks since the last contest and I really like to help keep it going.

I'll seek to blend the creativity of Nate and the brevity of Dan. I got to say that Nate did a lot of fascinating challenges.

The title of this challenge is...

"A Clone Again...Naturally"

You're main character believes he or she might be a clone based on clues discovered during the last week. The situation, the plot, the characters and their development, the scenery and props are all in the writers hands. Do it anyway you want.

The climax of your story must be based on your main character being upset and taking drastic actions upon whatever they ultimately discover.

This challenge will have 1 week for writing and 1 week for voting.

Writing from Sunday 2-18-18 to Saturday 2-24-18.
Voting from Sunday 2-25-18 to Saturday 3-3-18.

Submit your story by sending it to me in a Private Message from now until Saturday night of the 24th. Then send me a PM during the voting week with the title of the story you like best. Upon receiving the votes after the deadline, I will post the results without the voters names and also send a copy of them to an editor for verification purposes.

What do you think? You got some creative stuff in you that can make an interesting story out of this. It would be great if the regulars jumped in and submitted a story.

Okay, It starts now...let's do it!
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Post February 19, 2018, 08:06:02 AM

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I just got an interesting idea now...eh,eh :D
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Post February 19, 2018, 09:33:29 AM

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Ok, done...now I just wait for the usual reviews/suggestions before sending it in...eh,eh :D

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Post February 19, 2018, 11:39:40 AM

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ente per ente wrote:Ok, done...now I just wait for the usual reviews/suggestions before sending it in...eh,eh :D

You wrote a story in "90" minutes!!! How did you do that?

It takes me longer than that to get an idea.
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Post February 19, 2018, 12:53:49 PM

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Jim Statton wrote:
ente per ente wrote:Ok, done...now I just wait for the usual reviews/suggestions before sending it in...eh,eh :D

You wrote a story in "90" minutes!!! How did you do that?

It takes me longer than that to get an idea.

Jim, you haven't been paying attention. :lol:
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Post February 19, 2018, 01:34:15 PM

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Lester Curtis wrote:
Jim Statton wrote:
ente per ente wrote:Ok, done...now I just wait for the usual reviews/suggestions before sending it in...eh,eh :D

You wrote a story in "90" minutes!!! How did you do that?

It takes me longer than that to get an idea.

Jim, you haven't been paying attention. :lol:

I guess not. I never looked at the post times before. I see two posts in a row from ente per ente, one says "I have an idea" and the other says, "I'm done, 90 minutes later", yeah I didn't know he was that fast.
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Post February 19, 2018, 09:11:54 PM

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Jim Statton wrote:I guess not. I never looked at the post times before. I see two posts in a row from ente per ente, one says "I have an idea" and the other says, "I'm done, 90 minutes later", yeah I didn't know he was that fast.

Sergio's the only writer I know who types so fast his fingers should create a sonic boom. :)

Imagine the noise of that and how much neighbors would hate that.
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Post February 20, 2018, 08:47:15 AM

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The story ( I sent it in only today...eh,eh) was completed in less than 90 minutes in a way, but the problem was to correct all the mistyping, or properly change/amend the words from British English to American English...eh,eh

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eh,eh...very funny, indeed... :D

Do you remember that creature, the Shrike, from Hyperion novel by Dan Simmons? He moved and fought at hypersonic speed, so the branches and the dust were shaken all around...not that it did help him/it much in the end, anyway...eh,eh :D :D

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Post February 20, 2018, 12:56:33 PM

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kailhofer wrote:
Jim Statton wrote:I guess not. I never looked at the post times before. I see two posts in a row from ente per ente, one says "I have an idea" and the other says, "I'm done, 90 minutes later", yeah I didn't know he was that fast.

Sergio's the only writer I know who types so fast his fingers should create a sonic boom. :)

Imagine the noise of that and how much neighbors would hate that.

I was thinking if I had written a completed story, it would take me 90 minutes just to type it. Some people are just gifted with creativity.
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ente per ente wrote:The story ( I sent it in only today...eh,eh) was completed in less than 90 minutes in a way, but the problem was to correct all the mistyping, or properly change/amend the words from British English to American English...eh,eh

For Kailhofer:

eh,eh...very funny, indeed... :D

Do you remember that creature, the Shrike, from Hyperion novel by Dan Simmons? He moved and fought at hypersonic speed, so the branches and the dust were shaken all around...not that it did help him/it much in the end, anyway...eh,eh :D :D

It's a really good story! Thank you for sending it!

We've got to give you a superhero name as the fastest writer on the site. Sergio "The Flash" Palumbo. Maybe place a lightning bolt at the top of your stories. We'll talk about a costume later.

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Post February 20, 2018, 01:02:59 PM

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2 stories are in.
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Post February 21, 2018, 03:14:02 AM

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For Jim Statton:

It's a really good story!


Thank you very much, indeed....eh,eh :D

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Post February 22, 2018, 09:37:53 AM

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Thank you Robin for your story and a interesting read.

You have a style different from any author I've read.

It reminds me of my favorite comedy team, The Marx Brothers. Groucho used several techniques to create his madcap form of comedy including puns, malapropism and double entendres. He developed this from his keen observation of people.

I like what you do.

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Post February 22, 2018, 11:01:01 AM

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Thanks Jim, I ...

"Robin's an idiot! Geesh. I could write a much better story about clones. Robin's just a clown..."

Uh, parasite?

"Yeah?"

You do realize you're a bit of clone yourself?

"How so?"

Who do you think writes about who, you or me?

"(censored)"
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Thanks for the opportunity Jim. It's nice you took the reins and give people the inspiration. Maybe more people will get involved as writing is just so (censored) fun.

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Post February 23, 2018, 02:48:30 AM

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Thank you Jim for your story. Are you a professional writer? The imagery of your characters and their environment were easy to comprehend and I could see everything visually while I read your story. The pace was perfect.

I'm going to read it over and over again. I think I can learn to be a better writer technically by seeing how you put a story together.

Thank you again.

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Post February 23, 2018, 09:59:01 AM

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Thanks, Jim. I like that you found the story easy to follow. I don't consider myself a professional, mainly because I rarely get paid for a story, but I do have over 200 publication credits.

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Post February 23, 2018, 11:02:28 PM

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Sent one in. The first in about a year.
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Post February 24, 2018, 05:40:14 PM

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Megawatts wrote:Sent one in. The first in about a year.

Thank you for your touching story. You know, writing can be good therapy to explore your feelings and thoughts as you emerge from pain of loss. I'm glad you are aboard.

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