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Offline elay2433

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Re: Cafe Doom's Seventh Annual Short Story contest
« Reply #75 on: October 25, 2011, 12:55:25 PM »
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Isn't it strange how we always feel like we have to write something new for something like this? You would think we would all have a few stories kicking around on our hard drives that would do nicely, and we probably do, but we get this insatiable urge to write something fresh
 

I'd thought about subbing something that went through the crit group a few years ago, but then felt like that'd be... wrong.  :/ Doesn't seem fresh enough. And it'd probably be recognized by a few of the critters, so I'd lose a teensy bit of anonymity.
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Re: Cafe Doom's Seventh Annual Short Story contest
« Reply #76 on: October 26, 2011, 09:58:41 AM »
I'm in. Good luck, everyone. I'm looking forward to reading your stories.

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Re: Cafe Doom's Seventh Annual Short Story contest
« Reply #77 on: October 26, 2011, 08:46:50 PM »
Isn't it strange how we always feel like we have to write something new for something like this? You would think we would all have a few stories kicking around on our hard drives that would do nicely, and we probably do, but we get this insatiable urge to write something fresh :idiot: :afro:


I've noticed this as well, though I don't feel the same way.  Last year I entered a story that was a year old.  This year's entry is new, but that's just because I happened to write it and liked it better than an older piece that I was considering for the contest.  And really, I'm not sure I made the right decision.  Had I chose the other story I would have felt the same way.

Maybe I use a pseudonym and submit both of them...


...just kidding.
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Re: Cafe Doom's Seventh Annual Short Story contest
« Reply #78 on: October 27, 2011, 08:13:46 AM »
Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaand I've entered  :afro: really looking forward to reading everyone's entries again!
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Re: Cafe Doom's Seventh Annual Short Story contest
« Reply #79 on: October 27, 2011, 10:14:03 AM »
Okay.  I almost have this story where I want it, but it's coming down to the wire.  I think I'll be sending it in this afternoon.  Now, if I can just concentrate...
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Re: Cafe Doom's Seventh Annual Short Story contest
« Reply #80 on: October 27, 2011, 10:15:51 AM »
Glad to see so many entries. Should be an exciting competition. Can't wait to read all of the stories.
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Re: Cafe Doom's Seventh Annual Short Story contest
« Reply #81 on: October 27, 2011, 03:02:38 PM »
Glad to see so many entries. .......................... Can't wait to read all of the stories.
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Re: Cafe Doom's Seventh Annual Short Story contest
« Reply #82 on: October 27, 2011, 04:26:52 PM »
I'm almost there. And I'm at something like 2,999 words. Gah, it's an unruly beast.

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Re: Cafe Doom's Seventh Annual Short Story contest
« Reply #83 on: October 27, 2011, 05:10:09 PM »
Well, alright.  My story is in the running.  I hope it's as entertaining to read as it was to write.   :afro:
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Re: Cafe Doom's Seventh Annual Short Story contest
« Reply #84 on: October 27, 2011, 05:16:06 PM »
We are at 29 entries, now, although I've had a couple of those missing bits, like the author's forum name, that will stop me from posting them if the author doesn't get back to me with it, so it might be 27.
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Re: Cafe Doom's Seventh Annual Short Story contest
« Reply #85 on: October 27, 2011, 05:17:27 PM »
Hmm...I didn't put mine directly on the story. Is one of these mine?
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Re: Cafe Doom's Seventh Annual Short Story contest
« Reply #86 on: October 27, 2011, 05:20:29 PM »
Hmm...I didn't put mine directly on the story. Is one of these mine?

No -- I've notified those it affects. I had one with just the name of the story in the body of the email. No 'hello' kiss my arse or nothin :scratch: There's nowt so strange as folks...
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Re: Cafe Doom's Seventh Annual Short Story contest
« Reply #87 on: October 28, 2011, 11:43:01 AM »
Will have mine e-mailed no later than tomorrow.  Can't wait to read the other submissions.

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Re: Cafe Doom's Seventh Annual Short Story contest
« Reply #88 on: October 29, 2011, 09:08:34 PM »
Will the forum where all of our stories are posted by private or public? I'd like to be able to submit my story elsewhere if it doesn't win, but having it in a public forum disqualifies it for most markets.
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Re: Cafe Doom's Seventh Annual Short Story contest
« Reply #89 on: October 29, 2011, 09:11:24 PM »
I believe only a certain level can see the posts, so they should be private. Hopefully Ed can confirm this, but I wanted someone to say something as it is the last day before the comp. Good luck.
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