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1. If you are ever curious about the rules (new members, especially), please check out this post. All the same information is on the info page, but I wanted to include it here for easy access. 2. I would really like to see some more feedback. Even if you don't get around to posting anything for a certain week, feedback would be lovely. Everyone loves feedback. 3. Happy writing!
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Anyone still around? [18 Nov 2010|09:01pm]

abadcliche
I found myself wanting some writing challenges today but sadly it looks like this community hasn't been updated in forever. Anyone still around and wanting to get this thing going again? I could really use an every-other-week writing challenge. :)
1 ending|One beginning.

Time for some reflection? [30 Mar 2010|05:34pm]

alto2
[ mood | curious ]

Wow. It's March 30, and the last post to this community, including mine, was on January 13. I know I fell off the line-posting wagon when I started a new part-time job shortly after that date, and since no one has said anything (or presumably missed the place), I have the terrible feeling that it's time to ask what we want to do here.

I could do my best to get back into the habit of posting a weekly line. Others could do the same. Or we could change format (monthly? Though I suspect that would be even harder to remember) or try something else, depending on what suggestions are out there, or we could, reluctantly and only because reality does have a way of smacking me us in the face, admit defeat.

What thoughts do you all have? I know I personally feel very attached to this community and the idea behind it, but even I have gone for two months without realizing it was missing, so perhaps the answer is already clear? Or are there other options?

Please weigh in!

4 endings|One beginning.

[13 Jan 2010|11:10pm]

netter_buggy
Urges
Fantasy
Adult content


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6 endings|One beginning.

141 [14 Jan 2010|12:26am]

alto2
Yay for new people posting! Here's to more in the new year!

This week's line:

It didn't have to happen this way.


Object challenge: spoon

Stories due Wednesday, January 20. Rules are here. Have fun!
One beginning.

[06 Jan 2010|11:59pm]

zhi_er
Title: Starlight
Genre: Fanfiction, RPF
Word count: 1,210 words
Rating: PG
Author's Notes: This is my first post and the story is fanfiction. Mods, let me know if this is not allowed. WARNING: malexmale pairing is involved.

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3 endings|One beginning.

[06 Jan 2010|11:09pm]

netter_buggy
All these lines and I haven't written anything. Bad Bug! Bad bad Bug!

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2 endings|One beginning.

140 [06 Jan 2010|08:27pm]

alto2
First line of the new year!

It had been years since I had seen ____________.


Genre challenge: suspense

Stories due Wednesday, January 13. Rules are here. Have fun!
One beginning.

A post! [06 Jan 2010|06:48pm]

alto2
I promised myself I was going to use a prompt this week, and then just realized it was Wednesday evening, which means I need to post a new one (Ideas, guys?) and that I hadn't made good on my threat. So this was literally dashed off in the last five minutes and should be taken accordingly, and with my apologies! I don't even have a name for it. It just...is what it is. (And it is very short!)


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One beginning.

139 [30 Dec 2009|10:00pm]

alto2
I hope you guys are having a great holiday season! I forgot to put a due date on the last post, so if you (have) decide(d) to give it a go, feel free to post it whenever. :)

_______ looked out the window as s/he heard the crowd "Happy New Year!" on the television.


Object challenge: camera

Stories due Wednesday, January 6. Rules are here.
One beginning.

138 [19 Dec 2009|12:43am]

alto2
[ mood | tired ]

Since I'm posting this especially late, and all sorts of holidays are upon us, I'm also extending the due date. :)

"This toy better be made of pure gold," _________ thought as s/he shoved her way into the store in pursuit of this year's must-have gift.

One beginning.

137 [09 Dec 2009|04:36pm]

alto2
This week's line:

____ agreed with _____ that, due to humanity's lack of natural predators, the internet promoted Darwinism.


Genre challenge: romance

Stories due next Wednesday, December 16. Rules are here. Have fun!
One beginning.

136 [03 Dec 2009|09:39pm]

alto2
This week's line!

Molly stood by the window, watching as the snow fell even harder.


Object challenge: a fork

Stories due next Wednesday, December 8. Rules are here. Have fun!
2 endings|One beginning.

[02 Dec 2009|11:38pm]

netter_buggy
Ugh. There are such ugly truth's here.

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One beginning.

135 [25 Nov 2009|07:26pm]

alto2
Greetings and Happy Thanksgiving to those of you in the US! Here's this week's line!

Mary didn't understand what her son was getting at when speaking about his wife until his eldest daughter stated quite clearly, "Dad's all butt-hurt because mom makes more than him."


Location challenge: a park

Stories due next Wednesday, December 2. Rules are here. Have fun!
5 endings|One beginning.

[24 Nov 2009|02:47pm]

netter_buggy
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1 ending|One beginning.

134 [19 Nov 2009|09:54am]

alto2
Thanks to the lovely netter_buggy: a line!

Surely there were worse things than cleaning up the results of a failed experiment, but at the moment Todd couldn't think of any.


Object challenge: turkey

Stories due Wednesday, November 25. Rules are here.
12 endings|One beginning.

Well, crud. [14 Nov 2009|06:41pm]

alto2
Once again, I've forgotten to post a first line, only it's taken me three days to notice and I'm not sure what I'd have posted anyway.

What do you guys want to do with this group? I hate to see it die, but if there's not much interest, then there's not much point trying to resuscitate it, I suppose. Should we be advertising our existence on other writing forums? If so, which ones? Or should we be doing something else?

Thoughts? Ideas? Suggestions? Bueller? (I'm not at all married to the idea that I'm the one who posts things, so if anyone else would like to give it a whirl, please say so--maybe they'd be posted on time, for a change!)
12 endings|One beginning.

[10 Nov 2009|07:55pm]

netter_buggy
Ugh. I think I found a theme in my stories. I'm going to turn into cliche-mc-sappy sauce.
BUT I'VE POSTED DAMMIT!

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One beginning.

133 [05 Nov 2009|04:16pm]

alto2
Apparently I remember to do things on Wednesday...on Thursday. Oops! Anyway:

__________ wondered if anyone heard him/her at all.


Object challenge: car

Stories due Wednesday, November 11. Rules are here.
One beginning.

[04 Nov 2009|10:04pm]

netter_buggy
Something's better than nothing, right?
It could be done much better but I just did it so bleh.
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2 endings|One beginning.

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