Re: Writing Challenge Comments, Questions, Answers
Thirteen months of twenty eight days each, every month starting with the same day of the week. and one and nearly a quarter days off for good behaviour If it hadn't been for the Babylonians wanting their factorials, and the sky cut into quarters and thirds and sixths, and superstitious fear of the prime thirteen, we could have had this logical scheme millennia ago. It maches the moon better, and human physiology.
The 'day out' everything is closed; try not to be born or die on it, it won't count.
Now, more serious; has anyone worked out a workable marking system for these stories? better than my 'knock of a point for the homophone "please" instead of "pleas" because, unimportant as it is it reduces my pleasure in reading, and that, totally subjective, quality is what I'm attempting (not over successfully) to calibrate. Like trying to judge a freestyle dancing competition, comparing break, classical ballet and soft shoe shuffle (but a maximum of three minutes performance).
A nice, universal, logical and, above all, repeatable system?