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By Christopher Robin was Murdered (Mon Mar 31, 2008 at 02:07:58 AM EST) (all tags)
In which we get our warning that the contest is almost over.

Okay all you bleary-eyed would-be literadoes: this is it! Time to order your last pints of literary inspiration. Just a few more hours left.

It's been a hell of a ride. Hasn't it? It always is. You've been backslapping metaphors and laughing at extended conceit's dumb jokes all night, surprised to discover that they aren't such bad chaps after all. You beat exposition at darts and were the cock of the walk for a moment there – until symbolism totally mopped the floor with you later in the night.

Round after round, the inspiration flowed.

But it is time to stop screwing around. Time to remember why you came here tonight.

We've seen you. You've been flirting and romancin' that idea all night. Making eyes, asking the other literary concepts about her, and you even borrowed unreliable narrator's smokes (good old unreliable narrator, there's a chap who never let's you down) so you could get a few minutes alone with your immortal beloved and try to pull in peace.

But in the word's of the Bard: We've reached that fatal moment at last.

 Are you going home with that hot little number of a plot you've been eyeing for weeks? Are you going to settle for that easy-pleasey village bicycle of a concept everybody has had a go at? Or do you down your last cocktail of cheap suds and bitter disappointment and drag your lonely failure home behind you?

It don't matter to me where you go, so long as you don't stay here! 'Cause this contest is closing down!

Do it, man! I'll be your wingman and distract the plot's ugly friend why you make your move. You've got nothing to lose, dude, and a kingdom of literary prestige to gain!

And HEY, BARBACK AD HOC! Help a brother out, would ya? Looks like the last story currently posted, the "People Have Their Uses" story, was posted twice and the first post is full or garbled garbage. Could you zap it and get it out of the way of these paying customers? We're cutting it off. (That's a joke, son, but you got to read the story to get it.)

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So what time is this thing over? by toxicfur (2.00 / 0) #1 Mon Mar 31, 2008 at 02:35:15 AM EST
I actually have to do my job today, but I might be able to pull something together if the deadline is late enough in the day.
If you don't get a Bonnie, my universe will not make sense. --blixco
Midnight, EST. by Christopher Robin was Murdered (4.00 / 1) #2 Mon Mar 31, 2008 at 02:39:31 AM EST
Don't you feel a little ill? Perhaps a slight soreness in the throat?

I think you should take a sick day. You don't want to spread anything to your co-workers, after all.

Oh, and since you'll be home anyway, you could work on your story.

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She's working at home today by iGrrrl (4.00 / 1) #4 Mon Mar 31, 2008 at 06:28:24 AM EST
Try again.

"Beautiful wine, talking of scattered everythings"
(and thanks to Scrymarch)

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Riiiiiiiiiight. by Christopher Robin was Murdered (4.00 / 1) #5 Mon Mar 31, 2008 at 10:09:20 AM EST
Sure she is.

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Slavedriver! by FlightTest (4.00 / 1) #6 Mon Mar 31, 2008 at 10:11:15 AM EST
[No Tea]

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Okay by ad hoc (4.00 / 3) #3 Mon Mar 31, 2008 at 05:21:22 AM EST
I'm having some reading comprehension. At first I read BARRACK, then BAREBACK. Sheesh.
The three things that make a diamond also make a waffle.
Not in front of the kids, sweetie. by Christopher Robin was Murdered (2.00 / 0) #7 Mon Mar 31, 2008 at 11:26:50 AM EST
Besides, try to be a pro. We're still in the middle of a contest here.

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