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Guina
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September Challenge
Aug 21st, 2010 at 3:03pm
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Hi,

timeframe: by 2010/09/30 the first chapter has to be posted, the rest at leisure

Make a UFO-story out of these (Chris de Burgh-)Lyrics with the main character of your story ending up in that bar in precisely this mood, having these kind of thoughts:

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Moonlight & Vodka

Fix me a drink, make it a strong one,
Hey comrade, a drink, make it a long one,
My hands are shaking and my feet are numb,
My head is aching and the bar's going round,
And I'm so down, in this foreign town;

Tonight there's a band, it ain't such a bad one,
Play me a song, don't make it a sad one,
I can't even talk to these Russian girls,
The beer is lousy and the food is worse,
And it's so damn cold, yes it's so damn cold,
I know it's hard to believe,
But I haven't been warm for a week;

Moonlight and vodka, takes me away,
Midnight in Moscow is lunchtime in L.A.,
Ooh play boys, play...

Espionage is a serious business,
Well I've had enough of this serious business,
That dancing girl is making eyes at me,
I'm sure she's working for the K.G.B.
In this paradise, ah cold as ice;

Moonlight and vodka, takes me away,
Midnight in Moscow is sunshine in L.A.,
Yes, in the gold U.S.A.


And in view of the fact that I seem to sense a wish in Deb for some adult content stories, those get brownie points who manage to incorporate at least one scene which necessitates an adult rating (for whatever places a story there - violence, drugs, nudity, sex, or whatever tickles you, free choice). More brownie points for more such scenes, of course *wicked grin here* - but as said, you can write it also a PG-13.

You can update the "KGB" to its modern variant "FSB" if you feel more comfortable writing in the actual future.

The winner gets photoshopped illustrations (from UFO photos) for his/her winning story from me illustrating the actual story for publication on Deb's site (and of course also any own website).  Wink
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Re: September Challenge
Reply #1 - Aug 21st, 2010 at 3:10pm
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Oh boy!!!!!!! Mind working overtime here!!! Grin

Heck... ( does swearing count as NFanFic) (snigger snigger!) Angry

Croap! Shocked

wel... count me in!!! Big time.. although it won't be a long story (I don't think!) :Smiley

Fun Challenge Guina!!!!

  

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Reply #2 - Aug 21st, 2010 at 3:14pm
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Hi Louise,

doesn't need to be overly long,  Wink, just good!  Grin

I just love that song, it paints such a vivid picture (especially for everyone who ever was in a Moscow bar anytime in winter) and I like espionage/spy-thrillers.
  
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Reply #3 - Aug 21st, 2010 at 4:54pm
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Hi,

after some deliberation with Louise I changed the timeframe. Seems a few have a heated September coming up  Shocked

So now that leaves everyone time to participate.
  
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Reply #4 - Aug 21st, 2010 at 4:58pm
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Thankyou Guina,,,  much appreciated!  Smiley

Hopefully I wil get it done before the end of September, but it depends on circumstances!  Shocked

I'll do my best though! Wink

Heck... got to get GLitch finished now... Angry
  

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Reply #5 - Aug 21st, 2010 at 5:50pm
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Interesting challenge there, it just so happens that Straker has just arrived at the British Embassy, Moscow...
  
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Reply #6 - Aug 21st, 2010 at 6:07pm
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Go one MkIXHawk... give us a taster.. please?  Just a few lines?

I have never been to Moscow.. have NO idea how I will tackle the Russian part of this challenge.. unless I can come up with some nifty trickery!

Thinking madly here!  Angry 

nope. no idea.  need to lubricate the brain cells..
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Reply #7 - Aug 21st, 2010 at 6:13pm
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Hi Louise,

NO trickery, my dear, research!

*chuckles hard*

There's loads out on the web about Moscow. In winter. In bars.

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Reply #8 - Aug 21st, 2010 at 6:17pm
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Yes, but I like to do Sleight-of-hand in my stories.. a la Bodyguard and now Glitch! I'll think about Moscow!

  

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Reply #9 - Aug 21st, 2010 at 6:37pm
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[quote author=765A5858545B515047350 link=1282403006/6#6 date=1282414040]Go one MkIXHawk... give us a taster.. please?  Just a few lines?

/quote]


OK:



The airliner touched down with barely a jolt and taxied to the designated stand. Having been at the back of the aircraft, Straker was amongst the last to leave. Descending the stairs, he spotted a shiny black Rolls-Royce. A liveried chauffeur opened the rear door and the passenger climbed out.
“Colonel Straker? Archibald Wilson, British Ambassador”
Straker paused to pull a photograph from his breast pocket.  Henderson had given him the photograph during the briefing earlier to confirm that the man in front of him was who he claimed to be, Straker, shook the outstretched hand.
A momentary flash startled Straker.
“Don’t worry, Colonel, it’s only the local KGB.” Wilson reassured him. “They photograph everyone entering the Soviet Union. It’s all part of the ‘Great Game’”
The chauffeur took Straker’s overnight bag and stowed it in the boot of the limousine. Before opening the rear passenger door. The two men climbed into the car, the Chauffeur closed the door then took his place at the wheel.
As the car pulled away, Wilson advised Straker of his itinerary:” You’ll spend the night at the British Embassy. Then we take you to see your host tomorrow morning It was thought that your message would be more credible coming from a comparatively neutral party, rather than from the American Government.
“My Host?” Straker was confused. “I thought I was coming to see you”
“Oh, no,” replied Wilson. “I’m just the messenger boy. Tomorrow, we pick up Academician Pavel Ustinov of the Soviet Academy of Science before travelling out to Peredelkino to your host’s dacha.
“So who is this host?”
“I’m sorry, old chap. Didn’t I tell you? You are going to meet the chairman of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union: Leonid Brezhnev”
  
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Reply #10 - Aug 21st, 2010 at 6:40pm
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Hi Hawk,

holy shit! The big brass - Brezhnev, no less! That's one hell of a start - can't wait to see the story unfold.  Grin




  
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Reply #11 - Aug 21st, 2010 at 6:51pm
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Hawk.. there was a post on Fanderson about wondering whether anyone was writng a UFO novel... Don't know whether you saw it.. How is it coming along.. sounds great. I hope you get a publisher for it, ..I would certainly buy it on the strenght of the snippets I have read so far.. Perhaps you should put those bits in for Guina's challenge! Hey.. You could always ask if she could illustrate your book for you!! 

WoW!

  

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Reply #12 - Aug 21st, 2010 at 7:17pm
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Alba wrote on Aug 21st, 2010 at 6:40pm:
Hi Hawk,

holy shit! The big brass - Brezhnev, no less! That's one hell of a start - can't wait to see the story unfold.  Grin







What do you mean start? This is the latest part of 'Edge of Armageddon'
  
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Reply #13 - Aug 21st, 2010 at 7:23pm
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Hi Hawk,

ooops!  Shocked

So now I understand the "interesting" in your answer  Grin Grin Grin

Well, in that case it shouldn't be a problem participating, as you're bound to have your research down pat, que no?

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Reply #14 - Aug 21st, 2010 at 7:32pm
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Lightcudder wrote on Aug 21st, 2010 at 6:51pm:
Hawk.. there was a post on Fanderson about wondering whether anyone was writng a UFO novel... Don't know whether you saw it.. How is it coming along.. sounds great. I hope you get a publisher for it, ..I would certainly buy it on the strenght of the snippets I have read so far.. Perhaps you should put those bits in for Guina's challenge! Hey.. You could always ask if she could illustrate your book for you!! 

WoW!





I'm still waiting for the publisher to get back to me; I sent them a plot synopsis and the first 50 pages of the Manuscript at the end of June but apart from an acknowledgment, I've heard nothing
  
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