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Rishi A.
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So if you haven't been reading the Six-word Stories thread, you really should be.

But what could make the six-word stories better? PRIZES!!!

Our not-so-secret panel of judges will be selecting one story in each genre to win a GG prize. The prize pool will start off at 150GG (25GG for each story), plus whatever is tipped to this thread.*

You can enter as many times as you'd like. You do not have to do anything in particular to enter. Just post in the Six-Word Stories thread. And you can enter in only one or two genres if you'd like.

If for some reason, you do not want to be considered for the prize, just drop me a Geekmail** and I'll remove you from consideration. Judges can write stories but cannot win the contest.

DEADLINE: Same as the six-word stories thread. July 3 at 3pm EDT.

So who are the not-so-secret judges?

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Please post any and all questions and comments here.

*I recommend tipping in multiples of six.
**You could also post in the thread, but I'm more likely to see a Geekmail.
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Great initiative, Rishi!

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Action / Adventure (Superheroes)
Thor, Hulk down. Guess we're it.

Crime (Mystery / Detective / Noir)
Looker. Motive, opportunity. Instinct says no...

Fantasy (High Fantasy)
The skull's eyes lit up balefully...

Horror (Cthulhu Mythos)
"Hastur Hastur Hastur?" That's just dumb...

Science Fiction/Post Apocalypse
We don't have enough ships left!

Social / Romance
He shouldn't have forgotten his mobile.
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Benevolentgamemaster wrote:
Action / Adventure (Superheroes)
Thor, Hulk down. Guess we're it.

Crime (Mystery / Detective / Noir)
Looker. Motive, opportunity. Instinct says no...

Fantasy (High Fantasy)
The skull's eyes lit up balefully...

Horror (Cthulhu Mythos)
"Hastur Hastur Hastur?" That's just dumb...

Science Fiction/Post Apocalypse
We don't have enough ships left!

Social / Romance
He shouldn't have forgotten his mobile.

Go ahead and post in the other thread if you want to enter the contest. Anything in that thread is automatically entered, unless someone tells me they don't want to be eligible.
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I copied it to the other thread. Sorry 'bout that... Do I need to take it out of this one?
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Benevolentgamemaster wrote:
I copied it to the other thread. Sorry 'bout that... Do I need to take it out of this one?

I don't think it's necessary. I just want everything in one place, but I don't care if it's in both places.
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I'm glad I submitted before seeing this thread. Saves me countless rewrites! laugh
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I started telling my wife about the contest, "So Hemmingway wrote a short story that was only six words long..."

She cut me off, "Let me guess! You're part way through the second word and you're really loving it?

"How's it going? Do you think you'll finish it?

"You probably can't wait until you get to the fourth word to see what happens then."

She was delivering comedy in rare form.

When I actually read her the story, she was very sad, as was I when I read it. We've been there. Since then we've adopted and are having a blast, so my wife re-wrote the context of Hemmingway's story and said maybe they had a very big baby.

{edit:typo}
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wavemotion wrote:
Great initiative, Rishi!
Indeed. Thanks to all of the judges as well!
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This is a great contest! Thanks also, to all the judges!
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GambitTheBandit wrote:
This is a great contest! Thanks also, to all the judges!

This, obviously.
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I did this for a class it was really cool, and I'm excited to try it again.
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This was fun! Thank you.
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Contest entries closed! The judges will deliberate and announce a winner within a few days.
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Damn. I didn't have time to enter anything yesterday, and now it's closed.
Maybe if the Haiku one starts...
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Don't care that the contest is closed...don't care about prizes....do care about getting my stories out there...and as the other thread is locked, I'll post here

Action / Adventure (Superheroes)

Damn it! Not again.....every time....!

Crime (Mystery / Detective / Noir)

Monkey Island was nothing like this.....

Fantasy (High Fantasy)

Five suns. One planet. No shadows.

Horror (Cthulhu Mythos)

Tell me your wishes, Cthulhu, master.

Science Fiction/Post Apocalypse

Nuclear wars. Not a good idea!

Social / Romance

Hold on....you WERE a man?


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BTW, my favourite of the 4 pages was this one by Justin Redmon
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Social / Romance

He died for her. She remarried.
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There really were some amazing and thought-provoking 6-word stories here!
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So, who won?
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Scarlett_O wrote:
So, who won?

Oops. I knew I forgot something. I meant to paste the link here.

Six-Word Stories CONTEST - WINNERS
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