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

Post by mox » Fri Sep 04, 2009 2:55 am

ROU Killing Time wrote:
mox wrote:The Plan

Whispering in the hallway. Silently, I crept up to them. The cats were standing upright. It was the last thing I ever saw.
I don't get that one. (sends royalty to Mr.Tweedy...)
Sometimes, I think they the Drabbles are best if they leave you wondering, "What the freak just happened" or "Uh, what?". Like the story-version of an Improbability Drive.

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

Post by ROU Killing Time » Fri Sep 04, 2009 3:35 am

mox wrote:
ROU Killing Time wrote:
mox wrote:The Plan

Whispering in the hallway. Silently, I crept up to them. The cats were standing upright. It was the last thing I ever saw.
I don't get that one. (sends royalty to Mr.Tweedy...)
Sometimes, I think they the Drabbles are best if they leave you wondering, "What the freak just happened" or "Uh, what?". Like the story-version of an Improbability Drive.

-mox.
To a certain extent, I'd agree. I generally tend to subscribe to the "two second rule" where the "What the freak just happened" is followed by a hearty guffaw, or an Ewwwww, Yuck, or a OMFG. Artsy can be fine if done well "Navy Wife" comes to mind, where there really is no obvious answer to why the cycle is occurring but in my own experience in drabbling the ones that don't provide a payoff at some point leave the readers unsatisified. Like sex with no orgasm.

I can infer that perhaps the protaganist of your twabble is perhaps a dog or a mouse, maybe it's a reference to "Belling the cat" but at this point I haven't made any solid link between "The Plan" and the Twabble itself.

Dont take it personally. I thought "Resistance is Tasty" in the other twabble to be a very good line, (and yes I got the Adams reference when I read that one, and it prompted a genuine chuckle.)
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Post by Mr. Tweedy » Fri Sep 04, 2009 5:29 am

revsleestaxx wrote:One night after sex I left the condom on the floor. Her dog ate it and her dad found it hanging from the dogs butt the next day.
I confess I chuckled, but I really hope they don't tweet that one...

Hey, I've decided to make a rule. I can do that, 'cause I'm the czar and stuff. From now on, anything that is intended to be an actual submission should be in bold text, like this. That way it will be harder to loose track of the actual twibbles amongst all the talk inspired by them.
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Mr. Tweedy wrote:
revsleestaxx wrote:One night after sex I left the condom on the floor. Her dog ate it and her dad found it hanging from the dogs butt the next day.
I confess I chuckled, but I really hope they don't tweet that one...

Hey, I've decided to make a rule. I can do that, 'cause I'm the czar and stuff. From now on, anything that is intended to be an actual submission should be in bold text, like this. That way it will be harder to loose track of the actual twibbles amongst all the talk inspired by them.
Oh my, oh my. Just imagine what Tweedy's going to be like when he is the Forum Czar AND holds the Lord of the Tentacles title

Ducks and covers. :)

2 posts to go, Mr.Tweedy
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Post by revsleestaxx » Fri Sep 04, 2009 6:33 pm

ROU Killing Time wrote:
Mr. Tweedy wrote:
revsleestaxx wrote:One night after sex I left the condom on the floor. Her dog ate it and her dad found it hanging from the dogs butt the next day.
I confess I chuckled, but I really hope they don't tweet that one...

Hey, I've decided to make a rule. I can do that, 'cause I'm the czar and stuff. From now on, anything that is intended to be an actual submission should be in bold text, like this. That way it will be harder to loose track of the actual twibbles amongst all the talk inspired by them.
Oh my, oh my. Just imagine what Tweedy's going to be like when he is the Forum Czar AND holds the Lord of the Tentacles title

Ducks and covers. :)

2 posts to go, Mr.Tweedy
I would not want that title ever... oh wait that read tentacles....... i don't get it.
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Post by revsleestaxx » Fri Sep 04, 2009 6:35 pm

mox wrote:The Plan

Whispering in the hallway. Silently, I crept up to them. The cats were standing upright. It was the last thing I ever saw.

I really like this one do we vote or is it a decision made by the god above.
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It isn’t the cloying heat that’s the damn problem. It’s the smell of the decaying bodies. Worse yet, I’ve run out of lube.

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Thanks, Rev. Your stuff is awesome, too. I'm bringing my A-Game. 'cos of you. Let's dance, drabbloids!
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mako.allen wrote:I awoke sore but cheery, & made breakfast. Sucking the graveyard dirt from under my fingernails was the very best part.
Freaking awesome!

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Post by Mr. Tweedy » Fri Sep 04, 2009 6:53 pm

revsleestaxx wrote: I would not want that title ever... oh wait that read tentacles....... i don't get it.
I also had to read it twice. I must say that I would prefer to be the Lord of the Tentacles rather than what I thought it said at first. Much more utilitarian. (And I already have as many of the other as I expect to ever need.)

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revsleestaxx wrote: I really like this one do we vote or is it a decision made by the god above.
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Post by strawman » Fri Sep 04, 2009 11:47 pm

If you've seen one god, you've seen 'em all.
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Post by ROU Killing Time » Sat Sep 05, 2009 12:00 am

Where have you been, Strawman? I even baited the traps with tasty gerunds for Miss.Grimsley...

(seriously, I already spotted them, and promised to gettem fixed...)
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Post by F5iver » Sun Sep 06, 2009 2:54 pm

Ludwig and Ol Scratch shook hands. "Deal?" said Ludwig. "Deal," said Scratch. Ludwig touched his ears. "Huh?" he asked.

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Post by strawman » Sun Sep 06, 2009 6:32 pm

Finally, Geek that's not Greek. I like.
Wonder where he got that nickname.
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Post by mox » Thu Sep 10, 2009 12:38 am

New Tools.
"Well Robin, I know how to catch that shark."
"Really, Batman?"
"Old Chum, with my BatCleaver, you're going to be chum."

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Post by mox » Thu Sep 10, 2009 12:42 am

F5iver wrote:Ludwig and Ol Scratch shook hands. "Deal?" said Ludwig. "Deal," said Scratch. Ludwig touched his ears. "Huh?" he asked.
The human(?) hit machine strikes again. I bow to your awesomeness.

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mox wrote:New Tools.
"Well Robin, I know how to catch that shark."
"Really, Batman?"
"Old Chum, with my BatCleaver, you're going to be chum."
I bet you could work that around so that it ends with "Old Chum" and make better of the expansive 100 characters to lead up to it.

But, I like the core idea.

Frank Gorshin was the best Batman Villain on the series... Discuss amongst yourselves... (over in the don't be shy forum.... Ima starting a poll..)
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Post by Wonko » Thu Sep 10, 2009 4:31 am

And now, a summary of the story I'm currently working on:

The tornado needed food if it wished to spawn. It looked and saw it's favorite food: a trailer park.
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Post by ROU Killing Time » Thu Sep 10, 2009 8:57 am

Wonko wrote:And now, a summary of the story I'm currently working on:

The tornado needed food if it wished to spawn. It looked and saw it's favorite food: a trailer park.
It's funny cuz it's true.

It also works if you substitute "Dorothy & Toto" for "a trailer park"
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Post by Talia » Thu Sep 10, 2009 7:18 pm

'I'll Love You Forever'


She was beautiful, and his forever: full lips, dimpled cheeks and aqualine nose were outlined perfectly in carbonite.

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