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August Challenge?
Jul 10th, 2010 at 7:13pm
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Okay. As Denise has finished Face Off, and MAtt  is progressing very well indeed with Distant Memories, here's a challenge for the next story;

Title; Glitch in the Machine

Rules; each author's story MUST end with the phrase they have currently on this site under their name. I'm not sure if Dragon has a 'quote' in which case she must use 'Why do my wings itch' Cheesy


( well that's you stuffed, Normandie!! Grin) - knee deep in ironing... snigger! Wink

Matt; yours has been used already.. but that's no excuse not to use it again!  Shocked

Extra Points will be awarded to authors who use other authors phrases in their own stories!


Authors may apply to the challenge setter  (ME!) to be disapplied from this rule, but must then accept any phrase that the challenge setter ( ME again!) gives them as an alternative.  ( And will be penalised two points!) Grin



Please notify the challenge setter if you wish to participate!!  (snigger!) Smiley
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Reply #1 - Jul 10th, 2010 at 9:00pm
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Okay, Matt is putting on the thinking cap! Smiley

Mine's easy, as it's always about the coffee! Cheesy
  

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Reply #2 - Jul 10th, 2010 at 10:41pm
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Yeah, you can gloat.  Angry  Mine's 'UFO rocks!'  How in the hell am I going to use that as a last line?  Tongue

Challenge setter, permission to use my bottom quote instead.  Please?  :Smiley  Pretty please?  Kiss
  
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Reply #3 - Jul 10th, 2010 at 10:44pm
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Your bottom line would work quite well! Wink
  

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Reply #4 - Jul 11th, 2010 at 12:34am
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<snerk> I am so gonna love fitting "??????" and "Why do my wings itch" into a story. Actually, as a last line, it will work quite well ... Not that I don't have enough issues with ... Oh heavens ... <snerk   laughter>
  
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Reply #5 - Jul 11th, 2010 at 9:57am
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Denise... You lose two points... but yes, you can use your last line  instead... but I'll reward you a bonus point if yuou can put UFO Rocks somewhere in the story!

Snigger snigger!

Look.... be thankful I didn't go with my original plan which was to ask you all to open a dictionary and give me one word from it which everyone would have to use at some stage in their story!

I think this could be quite fun!

Lousie running away to hide now! Cheesy
  

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Reply #6 - Jul 11th, 2010 at 2:00pm
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UFO rocks! I've already figured out how to use that in a story! Wink

I even have an idea for why do my wings itch! Wink

I have a very twisted mind! Cheesy
  

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Reply #7 - Jul 11th, 2010 at 2:05pm
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I'm going to suggest that we don't post these stories until they are finished! Then we can't nick each others ideas!

  (only joking... about nicking ideas!)  Huh
I have a UFO Rocks idea as well..!

Its the ironing one that stumps me! Shocked

Why did I choose this for a challenge? Angry
 
  Hey... do you want extra points for adding the quotes at the botton of signatures as well?

Matt's is awfully long!
  

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Reply #8 - Jul 11th, 2010 at 2:50pm
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Thank you, Oh Great Twisted One!  Cheesy

Now you've got my mind working out all kinds of way out, bizarre scenarios for the challenge story!  If my brain doesn't explode, I'll get on it soon!  Wink
  
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Reply #9 - Jul 11th, 2010 at 5:56pm
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Do you have an idea of the posting date Madam Challenge Setter? Grin

I not in a rush, trust me! Cheesy
  

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Reply #10 - Jul 11th, 2010 at 6:05pm
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Madam Challenge Setter here!

No Idea.. when do you want it? I am away from the 30th July to 7th ish August.. oh the withdrawal symptoms I will be suffering .. No internet access for 8 days.. how will I manage without writing or emailing or reading the forum!!! Angry

I'm quite happy to wait until someone says that they are ready to post!

Don't tell me Matt.. you've started already?  I can go off people very quickly you know! Grin
I thought probably not for another four weeks... or is that too long?

Does give people chance to do other stories alongside GLitch ...! Shocked

(I want Denise to do the sequel to Face Off and Dragon to finish Secretarial Pool and Ginny to get back to Ed and leave Ben Cartwright .. the serial wife killer!) :Smiley
  

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Reply #11 - Jul 11th, 2010 at 6:53pm
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Four weeks is fine, I may not be done yet, but I don't want to hold others up! Busy month at work coming up. Grin

And yes I have to get Ginny back with Ed, boy is she going to be dealing with a case of the guilts! Cheesy

I do have an idea, I'm just not sure which story arc I'm going to write in! :Smiley

Thank you oh great Madam Challenge Setter! Smiley
  

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Reply #12 - Jul 11th, 2010 at 7:13pm
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Hey Matt... be daring... do a stand alone.. it's incredibly 'scary' in a way..I was terrified when I did a 'long' story that wasn't in the Rachel Chronicles, ( Break Time) as I had no 'background' to support my story, but I wish I'd done it much earlier. It opened the way for FarSight,  The Bodyguard,Lines of Communication and then Brief Encounters .

  I was so pleased with FarSight.. it was hard bringing in a different character and trying to make sure that she didn't come across the same as Rachel.. not enough just to have her look different, she had to BE different. I' not sure how successful I was, but it opened up a whole new story world. Dark Matter is great fun... and FarSight made me attempt  a trilogy story, which I hadn't done before either. Shocked
That is a different story style as well!


They say a change is as good as a rest..
I am seriously thinking of doing Glitch without Ed Straker in as a main character. -- just a peripheral one ( thats the second time I've used that word today! Do I get bonus points?) Tongue
ANyway.. challenge for Louise.. write a story without Ed as main person........  Angry


AS for busy time at work.... Yippeee! six weeks holiday starting July 23rd!!  Boy will I be writing adn drawing .. when I'm not away in Edinburgh and St Andrews! Cheesy
  

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Reply #13 - Jul 21st, 2010 at 11:36am
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Just checking up... anyone started Glitch yet?  Smiley

Anyone even thought of an idea? Wink

I'm on to my second chapter.. but as usual Paul Foster is being a prat.  Cheesy

(well, Alec, Paul and Ginny are all being prats actually)  :Smiley

Guess who isn't being a prat. ! Grin

But he's asleep. and going to stay out of the story as much as possible. (Crickey, that will be hard!) Angry

Oh yes... points for phrases.... I was only joking!!!  - although I will do it if you want! 

And i've managed to get UFO Rocks in!!!  snigger snigger





  

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Reply #14 - Jul 21st, 2010 at 12:32pm
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I haven't started yet still noodling an idea. I start vacation in August so I will probably work on it then. Wink

I do have an idea for UFO rocks and why do my wings itch! Grin
  

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