Re: Discussion -- 75 Word Challenge -- APRIL
ANTHUS: Lots of newbies this month, and their work is all of incredibly hight stndard, this is one oc them. A lovely fantasy and sci fi take on the theme, with magic causing the problems the first time and the suspicion that we know exactly where technology and the apes are going to. An excellent first entry
MEMORY TALE: Well done for finding the time! The sacrifice is one we can all understand and the staccato nature of the last sentence is very moving, and evocative.
MOSAIX: Teach a man to fish... there's an element of helping oneself in this, and a bigger element of the simpler life, without access to the killing technology can only be a good thing.
TERESA EDGERTON: A new green shoot in the desert of ruin. A lovely, complete story, told as a microcosm.
JUELZ4SURE: One of the few poetry entries this month. Beautiful imagery of the angel in the ashes.
AZZAGORN: Cormac McCarthy meets Swindon, it made me smile, and well captured, too.
KITTINGJEAN: Another newbie! I liked this, in every catastrophe there's a business opportunity. As Messrs Trump and Sugar might say; "You're hired!"
VERTIGO: A lot fitted into 75 words here, and a whole consideration about where a break down of communication can go. The words of the alien add pathos.
JONNYJET: Oh dear, we think we're quids in, and then it all goes wrong. Darkly humourous.
LEISHA: Beautiful imagery to capture what is in essence, a simple tale, and make it incredibly moving.
DR GORAKK: Another newbie, are we heading for a new record? I couldn't quite decide if it was reality or a dream, but either way it was beautifully imagined. When they walk to the figure, I'm left fearing it might be their doom -the title seems to indicate so - but hoping it might, just might be their salvation.