Announcing the Weekly Tw(itter)-(Dr)abble Contest!

Submit 100 character stories for the weekly contest
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Do you like twit-fic?

Yes
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No
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We'll see
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Total votes: 55

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Re: Announcing the Weekly Tw(itter)-(Dr)abble Contest!

Post by tbaker2500 » Mon Oct 26, 2009 1:00 am

Hee hee... I never thought of that. Good one.
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Re: Announcing the Weekly Tw(itter)-(Dr)abble Contest!

Post by m_a_kelly » Mon Oct 26, 2009 1:16 am

How Do You Kill A Harpy?

The books at the library were no help at all. They said harpies could be banished, but never killed. I MUST be free of them!



This would actually be a good blurb for a short story I’m researching. Gotta find a way to kill those foul, defecating, hawk-clawed bitches. Since there doesn’t seem to be one, I guess I get to be creative. If anyone has a read a mythology or any other book where some harpies die, please let me know. Inspiration is good. Many thanks!
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Re: Announcing the Weekly Tw(itter)-(Dr)abble Contest!

Post by Algernon Sydney is Dead » Mon Oct 26, 2009 1:32 am

m_a_kelly wrote:How Do You Kill A Harpy?
Take away her Oprah and her cell phone. :D

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Re: How-to Po-Tree, Take Two

Post by laika » Mon Oct 26, 2009 1:41 am

Algernon Sydney is Dead wrote:Jeez, you guys are harsh. :roll:

A twabble a day since either I joined the forum (over a year ago) or since the contest started (Tax day, give or take).
So, I'm a couple hundred entries short. :D

Anywho, since my previous, extemporaneous entry was so disparaged, here is my Twabble-squared, The Next Generation...

Twabble on Twabble Crime:
Tell a tale; express a thought.
Count all marks but spaces,
exactly 100 chars, you ought.
Write sense, not poor phrases.

Being a relative newbie, I'm hoping to have the rules clarified for me. I've been focusing on writing 100 character stories, in sentence format. But I've been seeing what seems to be to be 100 character verses - poetry format. Are those legit entries? (and, I know , I know - it's semantic dicing to determine what is poetry and what is prose when you have a 100 char limit, but please indulge me). Many thanks!

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Re: How-to Po-Tree, Take Two

Post by Algernon Sydney is Dead » Mon Oct 26, 2009 1:59 am

If it cooks, it counts, IMO.

Norm has also not been a stickler for the 100 chars. At least 10 of the weekly "winners", were not exactly to length.
So, content (Or shady under-the-table kickbacks? :wink:) trumps length and format.

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I've seen this at high-school and college.

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Penalty for Holding:
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Re: Who Turned Out the Lights? And the Oxygen?

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Pine cones will do that to ya.

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Too Much "Roughing It":
Blammity, blam! Wyatt fell; shot down by his friends. It was a long trail and he should have remembered the toilet paper.

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Just a small-town girl, from Planet Claire

Post by Algernon Sydney is Dead » Mon Oct 26, 2009 9:36 am

Relativistic Road Rage:
She drove a Plymouth Satellite, faster than the speed of light. Still, the jerk managed to cut her off on the 405 freeway.

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Re: Announcing the Weekly Tw(itter)-(Dr)abble Contest!

Post by m_a_kelly » Mon Oct 26, 2009 11:48 am

Abandon Hope, All Ye Who Enter Here

Aria alone could see the sign above the door. Holding her breath, she entered through the portal to begin her day at work.
Live your life in such a way that when your feet hit the floor in the morning, Satan shudders and says, "Oh, shit! She's awake!"

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Re: Announcing the Weekly Tw(itter)-(Dr)abble Contest!

Post by Algernon Sydney is Dead » Mon Oct 26, 2009 12:03 pm

m_a_kelly wrote:Abandon Hope, All Ye Who Enter Here

Aria alone could see the sign above the door. Holding her breath, she entered through the portal to begin her day at work.
:) Funny that comes up on Monday morning.

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When the Moon hits your eye...

Post by Algernon Sydney is Dead » Mon Oct 26, 2009 12:04 pm

At Least 0.2 Lumens:
The moon's light turns me, not its phases. So cloudy nights are tough -- toggling between mauling and sheepishly naked.

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Re: How-to Po-Tree, Take Two

Post by laika » Mon Oct 26, 2009 12:23 pm

Algernon Sydney is Dead wrote:If it cooks, it counts, IMO.

Norm has also not been a stickler for the 100 chars. At least 10 of the weekly "winners", were not exactly to length.
So, content (Or shady under-the-table kickbacks? :wink:) trumps length and format.

Ah, kickbacks. I will factor that into my equation. Now back to my fever-driven delusions (literally; no pun - just H1N1)

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Re: Announcing the Weekly Tw(itter)-(Dr)abble Contest!

Post by F5iver » Mon Oct 26, 2009 9:26 pm

"Mom, can I keep it?" Thomas asked, the chair begging at the door. It had followed him home when he fed it some of his school lunch.

I just like the imagery of a chair following someone home. I find the mental image rather entertaining.

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Re: Announcing the Weekly Tw(itter)-(Dr)abble Contest!

Post by Phenopath » Tue Oct 27, 2009 12:00 am

Physicists agree that to go FTL one has to cheat. They also grumble that Prof von Schwindler is unfeasibly good at cards.
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Re: Announcing the Weekly Tw(itter)-(Dr)abble Contest!

Post by Algernon Sydney is Dead » Tue Oct 27, 2009 12:15 am

Phenopath wrote:Physicists agree that to go FTL one has to cheat. They also grumble that Prof von Schwindler is unfeasibly good at cards.
"Why did Prof. von Schwindler switch to Fruit of The Loom underwear?"
"We know he cheats, and it now has a steroid boost."

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Re: How-to Po-Tree

Post by myke_deschain » Tue Oct 27, 2009 12:36 am

Algernon Sydney is Dead wrote:Edit 2: The rhyme was an attempt to twabble on the idea of twabbles. It was NOT meant as an opinion of Mr. Deschain's noble effort.
Its all good man I haven't been scared away yet, rather very busy with things and people I didn't want to do.. uh... or see..grrr...

though i would like to still know if that would fit the criteria of a twit fic (or a twabble? is that the lingo kids use these days?) of its quality i don't care... heh i haven't really ever tried to write anything other than songs for the past 7 years... and before that any result of a pen or paper was forced on me by a homework assignment... though I'm thinking its about time i try to tell the stories that I've had in my head over the years and this might be a good place to start/get ideas...

I like the idea of a twitfic and will continue till i get it right!.... unless i don't succeed in which case i will feel very poorly indeed...argh srry for the rhyme

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Re: Announcing the Weekly Tw(itter)-(Dr)abble Contest!

Post by m_a_kelly » Tue Oct 27, 2009 1:58 am

Algernon Sydney is Dead wrote:
m_a_kelly wrote:Abandon Hope, All Ye Who Enter Here
:) Funny that comes up on Monday morning.
Yeah, I love my frickin' job. It gives me inspiration to twabble about hell and harpies. :D
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Re: How-to Po-Tree

Post by tbaker2500 » Tue Oct 27, 2009 2:38 am

myke_deschain wrote:though i would like to still know if that would fit the criteria of a twit fic (or a twabble? is that the lingo kids use these days?)
Here's the official word from on high:
Our version of Twitfic is a 100 character story (not including spaces or title)
Nobody seems to be a big stickler. I read it to mean that punctuation is included in the word count, but not spaces.

Of course I can't make that rhyme like Algy. :-)
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Stowed and in an upright position... Or tear-er at 30,000 f

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The paramedic bandaged him and asked, "What happened?"
Peter moaned, "Turbulence and the 'Mile High Club' don't mix."

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