All that

and a poll, too?   3 votes - 100 %
 
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rub the tiki's jade eyes by cam (2.00 / 0) #1 Fri Mar 23, 2007 at 05:23:35 AM EST
for good luck. I always had a tiki and now my wife carries around a tiki in her handbag - for luck - and:

Dont ask me how but the tiki found bobby
He thought the idol was some hawaiian hobby
Turned out the God was mean and vicious

A good warning for any unbeliever.

cam
Freedom, liberty, equity and an Australian Republic

What's the collective noun for Bishops ? by Phage (2.00 / 0) #2 Fri Mar 23, 2007 at 05:27:09 AM EST
Flock, Herd, Mitre, Crook ?

House. by ana (2.00 / 0) #3 Fri Mar 23, 2007 at 05:28:00 AM EST
At least that's the collection of anglican bishops in USia.

Power up your flaming yo-yos already! --StackyMcRacky

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I'm reminded... by ana (4.00 / 1) #4 Fri Mar 23, 2007 at 05:29:48 AM EST
of Anthony Trollope's line (in Barchester Towers, perhaps): "The bishop is the shepherd of the flock, and the archdeacon is the crook on his staff."

Power up your flaming yo-yos already! --StackyMcRacky

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that piece... by clock (2.00 / 0) #5 Fri Mar 23, 2007 at 05:46:27 AM EST
...is pretty cool.  i hope the games that leaving a thing like that lying about created were intended.  cuz that's just cool.

and yay for the return of TF!


I agree with clock entirely --Kellnerin

re: the link by LilFlightTest (2.00 / 0) #6 Fri Mar 23, 2007 at 12:01:30 PM EST
they're Primates? that's awesome.
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only the one by ana (2.00 / 0) #7 Fri Mar 23, 2007 at 12:09:27 PM EST
in this country. But she recently went off to Tanzania to meet her opposite numbers from elsewhere.

Power up your flaming yo-yos already! --StackyMcRacky

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why thank you by fleece (2.00 / 0) #8 Sun Mar 25, 2007 at 03:34:56 AM EST
thanks to you i just pissed away half my weekend writing a story for the competition.

my ignorance was more blissful.

and then i found a typo AFTER i sent it.. but isn't that always the way....

cool by Kellnerin (4.00 / 1) #9 Sun Mar 25, 2007 at 04:57:57 AM EST
I tried, but turns out I only had about 1/4 of a story. Good luck!

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"If a tree is impetuous in the woods, does it make a sound?" -- aethucyn
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you mean you hit the word count limit by fleece (2.00 / 0) #10 Sun Mar 25, 2007 at 10:09:17 PM EST
and had only just warmed up?

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you'd think by Kellnerin (2.00 / 0) #12 Mon Mar 26, 2007 at 05:01:18 AM EST
given my general issues with brevity that'd be the case, but this time what happened was that I got about 300 words that I didn't hate, then nothing. No next, no endgame. Not even sure the 300 words I have go at the beginning. Anyway, I've filed it away for possible future resurrection.

If by chance your entry doesn't win, perhaps you'll post it here or somewhere ...?

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"If a tree is impetuous in the woods, does it make a sound?" -- aethucyn

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yeah mabye in the hole. :) by fleece (2.00 / 0) #13 Mon Mar 26, 2007 at 12:50:22 PM EST
i wasn't totally happy with it in the end. It was about 300 words too long, so I had to chop out all the non-essential stuff which turned out to be the flowery crap that I like the best. This in turn broke the rhythm and pacing, which i didn't really have time to fix. I felt like I created something beautiful, then destroyed it just prior to submitting..

It was a good exercise though I guess, forcing me to focus on things like "plot" and "character", which I generally disregard in favour of rhythm and tone.

So yeah, personal growth and all that. Actually I think I'm finally coming to terms with the fact that when people read a short story, they're generally expecting a story to be told, as opposed to being WTFed square in the face by the scattered, trashy vignettes that I tend to produce

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being WTFed square in the face by Kellnerin (4.00 / 1) #14 Mon Mar 26, 2007 at 04:30:34 PM EST
Well, there's something to be said for that ... but yeah, the thing about the mystery genre is that it sort of forces the story to have some kind of point. (Though, judging by some of the previous winners, they play pretty fast and loose with the whole "mystery" aspect. They do check the word count, however, unlike the WFCs, so it's a good idea to be within the limit.)

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"If a tree is impetuous in the woods, does it make a sound?" -- aethucyn
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You *think* the bishops are standing fast, by ambrosen (4.00 / 1) #11 Mon Mar 26, 2007 at 03:20:56 AM EST
but if you look carefully, you'll notice that they're actually standing orthogonal to the threat, and as everyone knows, they can only actually defend themselves diagonally.