April 2018 Flash Contest (Part 2) - The Premise


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Post April 15, 2018, 12:07:15 PM

April 2018 Flash Contest (Part 2) - The Premise

One Breathless Moment
A Fantasy, Science Fiction or Horror Fiction Writing Contest.
Conceptually Envisioned by Lester Curtis


The Premise:

The premise of this contest is about the turning point moments in people's lives that lead to irreversible consequences.

The following are examples that may be used, but are not required.

(A.) Shooting a burglar in the dark, but actually killing a family member instead.
(B.) Pressing enter on a computer keyboard setting off a false alarm concerning an incoming missile that leads to war. This one was clipped from current newspaper headlines.
(C.) Saying the word divorce to a spouse in the heat of anger that sets the process in motion.

The best mistakes are the ones never made.


Your mission is to write a story with a set of circumstances that include a mistake that has dire consequences.


The Rules:

01. Stories submitted must be under 1,000 words.
02. No "overt" sex, violent acts or foul language. Keep events subtle (making use of clever and indirect methods to achieve your plot and story).
03. Formatting: Only bold or italics can be used in a story. Block your paragraphs without indenting using a space between each paragraph. No images allowed in story submission.
04. Feel free to comment on the stories and writing topics in general throughout the story writing and voting time periods.
05. If you have something unfavorable to say about a story, make it constructive, so the author can benefit from your viewpoint and insight.
06. Never speak negative about the authors themselves.


Timelines

The writing period will begin on Sunday April 15, 2018 and will end on Saturday April 21, 2018.

The voting period will begin for 1 week and commence on Sunday April 22, 2018 and end on Saturday April 28, 2018.

The results will be posted after the voting has concluded.



"One Breathless Moment" flash writing contest begins...now.
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Post April 15, 2018, 02:23:02 PM

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You're running two contests a month? Seems ambitious ... or is this just a trial balloon?

Thanks for using my theme suggestion, btw. but--
The best mistakes are the ones never made.

--mistakes are also among our most powerful learning experiences.
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Post April 16, 2018, 12:38:55 AM

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Lester Curtis wrote:You're running two contests a month? Seems ambitious ... or is this just a trial balloon?

I wanted to keep things moving so that is why I'm doing two contests a month. And I'm currently enjoying doing a change out every Sunday.

Lester Curtis wrote:Thanks for using my theme suggestion...

No, thank you. It is excellent!

Lester Curtis wrote:--mistakes are also among our most powerful learning experiences.

True, very true...but for the breathless, "Oh I've screwed up the rest of my life" mistakes, I can easily forego those life lessons.

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Post April 16, 2018, 05:45:25 PM

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The first story in. Waiting for more.
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Post April 17, 2018, 03:43:11 AM

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This is going to be difficult 8) ...after returning from a Scale Model Show in Tuscany, and in Rome, and vacation, yesterday night...and ready to leave for another Scale Model Show in Austria and vacation...well, just two days to have it done and reviewed/amended...but it can be done, before filling my baggage of course...eh,eh :D
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Post April 17, 2018, 08:56:15 AM

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Ok, done...and now waiting for the usual reviews/suggestions before sending it in...eh,eh :D

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Post April 17, 2018, 01:02:45 PM

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ente per ente wrote:This is going to be difficult 8) ...after returning from a Scale Model Show in Tuscany, and in Rome, and vacation, yesterday night...and ready to leave for another Scale Model Show in Austria and vacation...well, just two days to have it done and reviewed/amended...but it can be done, before filling my baggage of course...eh,eh


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

I think I speak for the entire congregation when I say...WOW!!!

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Post April 18, 2018, 07:26:25 AM

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My entry has been sent today...eh,eh :D

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Post April 18, 2018, 10:59:39 PM

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The second story is in.

Keep in mind, if you don't want to take on a 1,000 word story, try a 300 word tale. It gets you moving and that is what 's important.

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Post April 20, 2018, 04:37:48 PM

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Three stories are in and stated intentions from some other members. Still time to dash off a story by late tomorrow night. I want to make this contest meaningful for Lester since it is his idea.

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Post April 21, 2018, 07:35:26 AM

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We've got 5 in. A good mix bag of story variety.

Need a few more.

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