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By ana (Tue May 12, 2015 at 09:10:03 PM EST) WFC, wfc8 (all tags)
 It ain't what it used to be.


 Inspired in part by yet another e-mail sent to the editors wanting a link posted in 2007 taken down, I went walking through some of my old stories.

As one does.

And I found the post-mortem from a writing fun challenge, #8, I think, dated in Feb 2008. With a link to the then-available upload site for the stories.

Which is now defunct, alas. Who was cowchucking.com anyway?

I'm sure I have a copy of the weregoat story here someplace, but I can't find it. I found an early draft or two, but as the story there says, it was a tale that grew in the telling.

It'd be fun to gather all this stuff up someplace for posterity. Unless the authors want it forgotten, of course.
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Aha! by ana (2.00 / 0) #1 Tue May 12, 2015 at 09:19:42 PM EST
 'twas notafurry. At least he's reachable.

And we were days from starvation until those missionaries knocked on our door. We made Alfred Packer stew. --georgeha

one of my favorite words by aphrael (4.00 / 1) #2 Wed May 13, 2015 at 11:10:24 AM EST
is 'ostalgie', which is to say, nostalgia felt by the residents of the former East Germany for the good old days before the wall came down.
If television is a babysitter, the internet is a drunk librarian who won't shut up.
And, I found it. by ana (2.00 / 0) #3 Thu May 14, 2015 at 12:36:06 PM EST
 But not til after I bugged notafurry about backups. Turns out if you know the name of the file (which was lurking in the link) os x search can find it on your disk.

Without further ado, Snake Eyes, by weregoat.

And we were days from starvation until those missionaries knocked on our door. We made Alfred Packer stew. --georgeha

I'd forgotten that story by Kellnerin (4.00 / 1) #4 Sun May 31, 2015 at 06:56:18 PM EST
To this day, I'm pretty sure that's the only scene I've ever written between a shady PI and his fence. It sort of made sense at the time ...

My post mortem of the same WFC is an interesting artifact -- complete with over-analysis and broken promise of the WFC book, and a link to a copy of my entry hosted on hulver.com. I was just thinking of the first line of that story lately, though I can't remember why. I'd forgotten how spectacularly the rest of it fell apart though.

I find that revisiting old stuff I've written here mostly reminds me that I used to be better at this. I should stop before I fall too far down that rabbit hole.

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"Plans aren't check lists, they are loose frameworks for what's going to go wrong." -- technician

I had forgotten your story as well. by ana (4.00 / 1) #5 Mon Jun 01, 2015 at 08:29:20 AM EST
Crime, almost kinda sorta, from the aider and abetter.

And ever the practical one, I see you hit on the blindingly obvious expedient of copying your stories to hulver.com a full 9 years before I thought of it.

And we were days from starvation until those missionaries knocked on our door. We made Alfred Packer stew. --georgeha

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