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Offline JJ Holden

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Re: Cafe Doom's Seventh Annual Short Story contest
« Reply #105 on: October 31, 2011, 12:00:43 PM »
Only read Ed's introduction so far, but it was pretty good. Straight to the point and with a strong hook. At the moment it's a contender...

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I'll make a start tonight. Best of luck everyone!

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Re: Cafe Doom's Seventh Annual Short Story contest
« Reply #106 on: October 31, 2011, 02:10:00 PM »
I love the spirit of camaraderie we get here when the contest is on  :smitten:

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Re: Cafe Doom's Seventh Annual Short Story contest
« Reply #107 on: October 31, 2011, 02:31:38 PM »
Only read Ed's introduction so far, but it was pretty good. Straight to the point and with a strong hook. At the moment it's a contender...

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Re: Cafe Doom's Seventh Annual Short Story contest
« Reply #108 on: October 31, 2011, 05:29:41 PM »
Some really good stories in this group. really enjoying the tales.
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Re: Cafe Doom's Seventh Annual Short Story contest
« Reply #109 on: October 31, 2011, 05:30:13 PM »
58?! Wow, I'm impressed. And feeling slightly bad I sat it out this year. Too much going on, though.

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Re: Cafe Doom's Seventh Annual Short Story contest
« Reply #110 on: November 01, 2011, 03:33:59 AM »
Made some small inroads into the 58 last night and again this morning. Enjoying the tales and the imagination and the writing so far - but it's a daunting task to do them justice. Hats off to editors everywhere!
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Re: Cafe Doom's Seventh Annual Short Story contest
« Reply #111 on: November 01, 2011, 06:09:00 AM »
Really glad I managed to get a story in at the very last minute - snowball's chance in Hell of winning going on previous attempts but I think it's a really fun competition anyway and looking forward to reading the stories.

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Re: Cafe Doom's Seventh Annual Short Story contest
« Reply #112 on: November 01, 2011, 06:10:54 AM »
Really glad I managed to get a story in at the very last minute - snowball's chance in Hell of winning going on previous attempts but I think it's a really fun competition anyway and looking forward to reading the stories.

If I can find them????

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Re: Cafe Doom's Seventh Annual Short Story contest
« Reply #114 on: November 01, 2011, 12:50:34 PM »
Wow -- you managed to read all those stories in record time, Craig. Kudos :afro: It'll take me a week, I reckon :grin:

Oh, and BTW, it's fifty-nine entries, not fifty-eight, Jon and Del. Had a final one come in from somebody who was waiting for their account to be verified before they sent their story in, which made it waaaaaaay late, but I let it in.
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Re: Cafe Doom's Seventh Annual Short Story contest
« Reply #115 on: November 01, 2011, 04:37:59 PM »
I am glad to be part of this contest and I have to say that OneBuckHorror is a kick ass mag!!

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Re: Cafe Doom's Seventh Annual Short Story contest
« Reply #116 on: November 01, 2011, 10:00:46 PM »
I've been away from this thread for far too long, but I wanted to extend a HUGE Thank You to everyone who entered!  I'm really looking forward to reading your submissions!

Thanks!

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Re: Cafe Doom's Seventh Annual Short Story contest
« Reply #117 on: November 02, 2011, 02:56:31 AM »
Thanks for stopping by, Chris -- BTW, the stories are now up, here: http://www.cafedoom.com/forum/index.php?topic=4559.0 and the voting thread is here: http://www.cafedoom.com/forum/index.php?topic=4575.0  :afro:
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Re: Cafe Doom's Seventh Annual Short Story contest
« Reply #118 on: November 02, 2011, 09:38:42 AM »
I've read the first 15, and wow - some very cool ideas, and nicely written.

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Re: Cafe Doom's Seventh Annual Short Story contest
« Reply #119 on: November 02, 2011, 11:13:13 AM »
There are some superb stories, without a doubt. I've been reading non-stop and actually managed to get through them all an hour ago. Normal life will now be resumed.

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