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Old 24th December 2011, 12:47 PM   #211 (permalink)
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Re: Discussion - December 2011 - 75 Word Challenge

The stories were of such good quality, it was a nightmare to choose from them. A few of those that stood out for me were:

Phoenix
hopewrites
AMB
Parson
Aun Doorback
Boneman
Moonbat
Bob S Sr and
mosaix

In the end, it finally came down to a choice between four: Reiver, HareBrain, Perp and Teresa.

It was incredibly difficult to narrow it to one but, in the end, I voted for HareBrain.

I just saw the characters and scene so, so clearly, especially that devious admiral.
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Old 24th December 2011, 01:08 PM   #212 (permalink)
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Thanks for the mention, Abernovo.
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Old 24th December 2011, 01:23 PM   #213 (permalink)
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Thanks for the vote, hope, and the mentions, Hex, springs and Perp - a lovely early Christmas present to discover as I log in at 11.30 pm Christmas Eve, local time.
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Old 24th December 2011, 01:35 PM   #214 (permalink)
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Wow, I was in someone's notable mentions. Thanks Abernovo.

I just got stuck with chrispenycate's 'O Teknibaum' in my head. It was fun, clever and I think the last two lines will stay with me forever more. I'm voting for it in the hope that it doesn't devour me along with the children.


Other than that, I really couldn't choose between them enough to give notable mentions, there were so many good ones. So let's just say every third one was really special and pretend I know what I'm talking about.

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Old 24th December 2011, 04:58 PM   #215 (permalink)
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Re: Discussion - December 2011 - 75 Word Challenge

Thanks Hopewrites for the short list mention - Much appreciated.

Still to decide who to vote for myself...
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Old 24th December 2011, 05:37 PM   #216 (permalink)
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My shortlist is Cul, Boneman, TDZ, TE and TJ. Might have to resort to eeny meeny miny mo
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Old 24th December 2011, 05:45 PM   #217 (permalink)
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Thanks to everyone for the wonderful Xmas Eve mentions and shortlists - tomorrow, I read them all, and vote!

Have a great Christmas everybody.
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Old 24th December 2011, 07:33 PM   #218 (permalink)
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Re: Discussion - December 2011 - 75 Word Challenge

Thanks for the shortlisting Hex, Springs and Perp After the madness of work today it was a nice way to destress lol

Here's my short and shorter list:

*Reiver33 - The house on Jeter Lane
Springs1971 - Christmas on the cut
Phoenixthewriter - Wind up
Tisiphone - Short on time
Quokka - To mop and murder
Aun Doorback - The Trojan plan
*Highlander - The Praxinoscope Mk 11
*Culhwch - The Toymaker
*Boneman - Needs revisited
*Perpetual Man - A Christmas miracle

Again there's lots of wonderful stories, I always feel bad just choosing one, but there can be only one and I have given my vote to Boneman. A cracking story, gave me a few chuckles and some very good imagery. Well done Sir!!
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Old 24th December 2011, 09:13 PM   #219 (permalink)
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Merry Christmas one and all and thanks to all who have mentioned my story. For me it came down to HareBrain and Cul, both brilliant and evocative, and after a bit of navel gazing I decided on a bit of HB for Xmas.
Eat, drink be merry and safe!
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Old 24th December 2011, 10:41 PM   #220 (permalink)
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Hey! a couple of mentions. Yea!! Thanks Perp and Abernavo.

Will read and vote soon/someday/whenever Christmas you know.
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Old 24th December 2011, 11:34 PM   #221 (permalink)
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Mith, have a wonderful christmas, and thank you so much for the early present!
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Old 25th December 2011, 12:26 AM   #222 (permalink)
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Re: Discussion - December 2011 - 75 Word Challenge

Parson, are you saying that you're a bit busy this particular weekend?
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Old 25th December 2011, 01:50 AM   #223 (permalink)
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Thanks for the mention, Hex.
Ditto from me
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Old 25th December 2011, 01:57 AM   #224 (permalink)
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Re: Discussion - December 2011 - 75 Word Challenge

My shortlist:

Reiver33
Hex
Mith
OdangUtan
Springs1971
Boneman


In the end it was a toss-up between Springs and Reiver and Reiver just shaded it because I loved the exotic location (Not that I have anything against canals either!)

And so to bed. Serious eating and drinking to do tomorrow. Or rather, later today.
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Old 25th December 2011, 05:51 AM   #225 (permalink)
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Parson, are you saying that you're a bit busy this particular weekend?
That would be affirmative. I'm on right now 11:50 because I'm running a data backup.

I had a serious glitch in the works and although things are going smoothly right now I don't want to lose nearly 2 weeks of material since I've done a full back up.
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