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October Flash Challenge Results

PostPosted: November 01, 2018, 04:47:48 AM
by Wormtongue
Congratulations to Michelle Dutcher, whose tale of Beanie won the October challenge by a furlong.

Second place to "All Hallows" by Jontrue

Honourable mentions to:
A walk on an October Night by Megawatts
Dark Forces by Robin Lipinski

And commiserations to "The infamous serial fuc**r..." by Sergio "Ente per Ente' Palumbo.

Re: October Flash Challenge Results

PostPosted: November 01, 2018, 08:21:19 AM
by bottomdweller
Thanks so much!! This was especially sweet since I beat my son, Jon True! Bragging rights for a month!
I will put up comments later today. Ha ha!

Re: October Flash Challenge Results

PostPosted: November 01, 2018, 12:03:49 PM
by Lester Curtis
Congrats, Michele; great job!

Re: October Flash Challenge Results

PostPosted: November 01, 2018, 03:06:22 PM
by bottomdweller
Once again, thanks! "Have you stopped beating your children yet?" - I guess not.
Here's my thoughts on the stories:
The infamous serial - The title kind of bothered me, I wasn't certain a curse word was necessary although it did convey the author's disdain for the main character of the story. I thought too much time was spent on ghosts - when we weren't suppose to use ghosts. I thought the woods itself finally killed the evil man, so I would have spent more time on that angle. I liked the depressing qualities to the ghosts and the woods - it's autumn and everything is dieing.
A Walk on an October's Night: I voted for this one because it was current and walking around seeing decorations is what people do. I liked the main character writing a story reflecting what his girlfriend jokes about happening. It was a campfire story, fun to read.
Dark Forces: I loath the campaign ads and all the horrible things going on, so I guess I was looking more for common recreation instead of any story circling around the campaign. It's interesting to see the campaign as a vehicle for otherworldly entities to play in our business, but I'm just too tired of the verbal fighting to not be numb by now.
Beanie: I wrote this one. What I was trying to do was give satisfaction to all the persons scarred by sexual abuse. What if children had a best friend who would protect them if someone hurt them. Maybe we all need a Beanie sometime.
All Hallows: I'm just not into necrophilia. This reminded me of The Fall of the House of Usher, which is Poe, whom I love of course - especially around Halloween. Perhaps it would have been more effective if the mourner had seen a witch who gave him a potion to bring his love back to life physically for one night - even in her mummified state. The language was very thick, which could work, but I was shopping for something more light-hearted, more campy.
Thanks for all the spooky stories. Halloween is one of my favorite holidays. Michele Dutcher (bottomdweller)

Re: October Flash Challenge Results

PostPosted: November 01, 2018, 08:48:54 PM
by jontrue
Congratulations on the win Mom. Looks like I'll have to try harder next time. Speaking of... what's next? Are we doing a Thanksgiving story this month? Or is there something more adventurous waiting in the winds?

Re: October Flash Challenge Results

PostPosted: November 02, 2018, 04:32:29 AM
by ente per ente
Many congratulations to the winner, well done indeed...eh,eh!!! :D

Re: October Flash Challenge Results

PostPosted: November 02, 2018, 07:51:41 AM
by bottomdweller
Jon True...look under November challenge, the thread on top of this thread. It's about 'were animals'

Re: October Flash Challenge Results

PostPosted: November 02, 2018, 07:54:35 AM
by bottomdweller
Nope, it is under this thread.

Re: October Flash Challenge Results

PostPosted: November 02, 2018, 08:42:26 AM
by Megawatts
Much congratulations to Michelle. I like hers the best!

Re: October Flash Challenge Results

PostPosted: November 02, 2018, 07:49:51 PM
by Wormtongue
bottomdweller wrote:Nope, it is under this thread.

Oops need to sticky that

Re: October Flash Challenge Results

PostPosted: November 03, 2018, 10:59:46 AM
by bottomdweller
And now it's at the top. Oh bother.