Short Story Challenges: October: So Spooky

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  • CathyTeaCathyTea Posts: 22,676 Member
    Meggles wrote: »
    I just had an idea for a prompt! You have to fit a set of words in your story. Like swishy, as in swishy chair. :smirk: :

    Meggles.... I just read something of yours that uses the word 'swooshy!' :)
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  • Julyvee94Julyvee94 Posts: 6,529 Member
    CathyTea wrote: »
    Meggles wrote: »
    I just had an idea for a prompt! You have to fit a set of words in your story. Like swishy, as in swishy chair. :smirk: :

    Meggles.... I just read something of yours that uses the word 'swooshy!' :)

    Swooshy is the best word ever xD
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    I wonder what theme is the prompt for this month? So excited! :)

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  • lizzielilyyyylizzielilyyyy Posts: 4,168 Member
    Hmm... I really could announce the theme a little early. There's a pretty solid leader in the poll already. But I'll give it another couple of days before I announce it. I'm going to be really busy tomorrow and at least the first half of the day on Sunday. One of my nephews is staying with us. :) He might play the Sims a little, but I won't have much time for forum stuff while he's here.
    Now that's just teasing those of us who haven't seen the results! ;)
    Aw bless him, hope you have a good time! :)
  • PeachyKeen88PeachyKeen88 Posts: 651 Member
    Oooooh I think I might give this a whirl. What a fantastic idea!
  • dshdsh Posts: 65 Member
    As a very newbie writer on the block, I sure am looking forwards for this challenge! Just hope I make it member status by then hehe!
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  • eXokamikazeeXokamikaze Posts: 3,868 Member
    So good to have you both join in, @PeachyKeen88 and @dsh! This is going to be a lot of fun! :)
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  • SummerFallsSummerFalls Posts: 6,413 Member
    I know the theme! It's... Waiting for the August theme to be announced!
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  • Penguinwa101Penguinwa101 Posts: 3,124 Member
    I know the theme! It's... Waiting for the August theme to be announced!

    HAHAHA! LOL! @SummerFalls you just made my morning! LOL :D
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  • StoriedStormStoriedStorm Posts: 3,004 Member
    edited July 2015
    I know the theme! It's... Waiting for the August theme to be announced!

    Vera waited patiently, well somewhat patiently, okay totally impatiently. She had been so excited for the short story contest and had even voted on the poll. Now though she was stuck waiting for Carewren123 to finally post the first topic. The topic she so desperately wanted to know. Ideas raced through her head as she wondered which topic it would be. Maybe the beginnings topic oh there were so many ways that could go. Summer love, a sweet romance would be a nice break from her stressful work life. Or maybe... you know what she needed to stop dwelling on it. All she was doing was making her self more excited. Instead she just leaned in close to the computer screen not even caring the damage it was likely doing to her eyes. Come on Carewren123, just post it already.



    Okay there's my submission for the topic of "Waiting for the August them to be announced." What do you all think :p

  • Penguinwa101Penguinwa101 Posts: 3,124 Member
    I know the theme! It's... Waiting for the August theme to be announced!

    Vera waited patiently, well somewhat patiently, okay totally impatiently. She had been so excited for the short story contest and had even voted on the poll. Now though she was stuck waiting for Carewren123 to finally post the first topic. The topic she so desperately wanted to know. Ideas raced through her head as she wondered which topic it would be. Maybe the beginnings topic oh there were so many ways that could go. Summer love, a sweet romance would be a nice break from her stressful work life. Or maybe... you know what she needed to stop dwelling on it. All she was doing was making her self more excited. Instead she just leaned in close to the computer screen not even caring the damage it was likely doing to her eyes. Come on Carewren123, just post it already.



    Okay there's my submission for the topic of "Waiting for the August them to be announced." What do you all think :p

    LOL! LOVE it! first prize right there!
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  • SummerFallsSummerFalls Posts: 6,413 Member
    I know the theme! It's... Waiting for the August theme to be announced!

    Vera waited patiently, well somewhat patiently, okay totally impatiently. She had been so excited for the short story contest and had even voted on the poll. Now though she was stuck waiting for Carewren123 to finally post the first topic. The topic she so desperately wanted to know. Ideas raced through her head as she wondered which topic it would be. Maybe the beginnings topic oh there were so many ways that could go. Summer love, a sweet romance would be a nice break from her stressful work life. Or maybe... you know what she needed to stop dwelling on it. All she was doing was making her self more excited. Instead she just leaned in close to the computer screen not even caring the damage it was likely doing to her eyes. Come on Carewren123, just post it already.



    Okay there's my submission for the topic of "Waiting for the August them to be announced." What do you all think :p

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    That is all xD
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  • StoriedStormStoriedStorm Posts: 3,004 Member
    I know the theme! It's... Waiting for the August theme to be announced!

    Vera waited patiently, well somewhat patiently, okay totally impatiently. She had been so excited for the short story contest and had even voted on the poll. Now though she was stuck waiting for Carewren123 to finally post the first topic. The topic she so desperately wanted to know. Ideas raced through her head as she wondered which topic it would be. Maybe the beginnings topic oh there were so many ways that could go. Summer love, a sweet romance would be a nice break from her stressful work life. Or maybe... you know what she needed to stop dwelling on it. All she was doing was making her self more excited. Instead she just leaned in close to the computer screen not even caring the damage it was likely doing to her eyes. Come on Carewren123, just post it already.



    Okay there's my submission for the topic of "Waiting for the August them to be announced." What do you all think :p

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    That is all xD

    Yay *fist pumps triumphantly*
  • Carewren123Carewren123 Posts: 2,658 Member
    Before heading to bed, just wanted to say that I LOVE you guys!!! Thanks for the entertainment. And a warm welcome to the newcomers :) I didn't have a chance to even check the poll today, so it may have changed, but if there is still a strong lead tomorrow, I'll close the poll early and announce the first theme. We'll of course still have the entire month of August to get in the submissions.
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  • Carewren123Carewren123 Posts: 2,658 Member
    I closed the poll, stay tuned for August's theme... coming up momentarily. :)
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  • Carewren123Carewren123 Posts: 2,658 Member
    edited July 2015
    August's Theme...

    The perfect theme for our first month's challenge. This month is all about firsts for us. That's right the winning theme is "Firsts". This simply means you must include some sort of first for the Sims in your story. So get creative, and most importantly have fun writing!
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  • SummerFallsSummerFalls Posts: 6,413 Member
    I closed the poll, stay tuned for August's theme... coming up momentarily. :)

    Wait, the theme is Coming up Momentarily? Awesome! Now, let me brainstorm...
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  • SummerFallsSummerFalls Posts: 6,413 Member
    I know the actual theme now, it's two posts above me! This is so exciting! I need to brainstorm this now, and get a killer story submitted!
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  • Carewren123Carewren123 Posts: 2,658 Member
    I closed the poll, stay tuned for August's theme... coming up momentarily. :)

    Wait, the theme is Coming up Momentarily? Awesome! Now, let me brainstorm...

    LOL I guess I didn't think that through. ;)

    I have now posted the real theme. :) It's "Firsts".
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  • SummerFallsSummerFalls Posts: 6,413 Member
    I closed the poll, stay tuned for August's theme... coming up momentarily. :)

    Wait, the theme is Coming up Momentarily? Awesome! Now, let me brainstorm...

    LOL I guess I didn't think that through. ;)

    I have now posted the real theme. :) It's "Firsts".

    So excited!
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  • StoriedStormStoriedStorm Posts: 3,004 Member
    I have a question for @Carewren123 as well as everyone else here.

    Are interconnected stories allowed? Basically what I mean is that I have the idea for where my short stories will share a central interconnecting theme. They are each still their own short story but they share certain overlapping characters, settings and details.

    A similar way to think of this would be that it's like a serial tv show, CSI for example, each episode is it's own self contained story that you can watch and enjoy without needing to have seen the rest but they all have constant characters and ideas within them. I'm planning to do this either way but I wanted to ask because if this doesn't quite fit then I'll follow the monthly prompts but remove myself from actually competing in the challenge so that it remains fair.
  • ra3reira3rei Posts: 2,414 Member
    So much potential here...my mind is filled with ideas. This will be fun!
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  • Carewren123Carewren123 Posts: 2,658 Member
    I have a question for @Carewren123 as well as everyone else here.

    Are interconnected stories allowed? Basically what I mean is that I have the idea for where my short stories will share a central interconnecting theme. They are each still their own short story but they share certain overlapping characters, settings and details.

    A similar way to think of this would be that it's like a serial tv show, CSI for example, each episode is it's own self contained story that you can watch and enjoy without needing to have seen the rest but they all have constant characters and ideas within them. I'm planning to do this either way but I wanted to ask because if this doesn't quite fit then I'll follow the monthly prompts but remove myself from actually competing in the challenge so that it remains fair.

    That's perfectly fine. Sounds like a great idea. Basically I want everyone to have as much freedom as possible for these challenges, so let your creativity run wild. :)
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  • CitizenErased14CitizenErased14 Posts: 12,000 Member
    I had a similar question, @AuroraLockwood ! I have an idea in mind for the August prompt, and then I was thinking to myself "Hmm... It would be cool to have the short stories all have the same 'cast' of characters!"

    This is exciting! And I will finally be able to add a section to my blog for "other stories"
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