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Old 1st January 2012, 12:25 PM   #16 (permalink)
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OK, Aunt Eller, but keep your hands off Seven Brides for Seven Bogles...
The first time I saw my real name in lights (on a Hollywood Poster) was for Seven Brides for Seven Brothers - one of the brothers was me!!

Dammit, I've broken my own rule - I went and read Springs entry - it's so good, I'm depressed already!!
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Old 1st January 2012, 12:36 PM   #17 (permalink)
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Excellent story, springs!
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Old 1st January 2012, 12:47 PM   #18 (permalink)
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OK, Aunt Eller, but keep your hands off Seven Brides for Seven Bogles...
So no sobbin' werewolves? Shame. Would give a new angle to 'bless your beautiful hide'. Going to stop now.


I wish I hadn't read Springs' entry either. Too good. Darnframit.
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Old 1st January 2012, 02:52 PM   #19 (permalink)
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Re: Discussion - January 2011 - 75 Word Challenge

AMB; nice tale, subtle, digging for gold, very good.

Abernovo; The vision of taking out his Weber and hunting for the alien, I love it, it'll stay with me a long time.

TY for feedback TE and BM, Hex, got my new year off to a lovely start.
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Old 1st January 2012, 02:57 PM   #20 (permalink)
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Thanks springs. I agree with everyone else though, you did set the bar high. I'd count myself lucky if I even got near it.

ETA: Abernovo, I want to read what happens next.
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Old 1st January 2012, 03:26 PM   #21 (permalink)
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So no sobbin' werewolves? Shame. Would give a new angle to 'bless your beautiful hide'. Going to stop now.
And I'm a lonesome polecat might just be a truer than one thinks...
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Thanks Springs, AMB. The Webley is due to research on another project some months ago. MstrTal's arsenal salivation reminded me.
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Well I figure for this here challenge one can't fail but look to Merle Haggard, Willie Nelson, Wailing Jennings, Hank Williams, H.P. Lovecraft, Wild Wild West, Maverick, Gunsmoke and Girl Genius for that there inspiration needed. Why I reckon even Blazing Saddles might rear up and bite me on the backside before all's said and done. No matter how ya skin it this here rascals gonna be a hoot!
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Re: Discussion - January 2011 - 75 Word Challenge

This really isn't my month, is it?


Well, I'll make my usual considerations, see what I can come up with....
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Old 1st January 2012, 09:25 PM   #25 (permalink)
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Re: Discussion - January 2011 - 75 Word Challenge

Oh man, it looks like we've covered all the bases already, in only three stories!

I'm thinking that I live in Western territory, so I ought to have an advantage in coming up with something -- but then the guy in Bulgaria does skinwalkers. This is gonna be tough!
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Old 1st January 2012, 09:37 PM   #26 (permalink)
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This really isn't my month, is it?


Well, I'll make my usual considerations, see what I can come up with....
Come on pardner. Git on yer horse and head for Montana.

I've already written a weird western story but unfortunately it doesn't fit the theme well. I've now borrowed a book from my father-in-law so I can get in character.
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Old 1st January 2012, 10:26 PM   #27 (permalink)
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Arrrgggggggggggggggghhh, well I don't think I'll be quick on the draw. My trigger finger will be a little shaky.
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Old 1st January 2012, 10:46 PM   #28 (permalink)
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Re: Discussion - January 2011 - 75 Word Challenge

Squeeze the trigger don't yank Nixxie. . . wait wrong genre and movie.

If it makes you feel better I just typed out all the elements I want in my story and the elements alone are 97 words. 97 words and that is before trying to cram the keywords into a story. That's what I get for spending the last couple of hours listening to twangy country western.
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Adios ,

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Old 2nd January 2012, 01:20 AM   #30 (permalink)
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Re: Discussion - January 2011 - 75 Word Challenge

If we're going with musicals like Oklahoma for inspiration, someone - it probably won't be me - might want to give their entry the title, O What a Beautiful Mourning.






(This seems almost appropriate, given that the Cowboys are just about to play at the Giants.... )
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