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20th Anniversary Drabble Contest

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  1. nightshade

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    Buffy's 20 anniversary is coming up and to celebrate we're having a drabble contest. A drabble is a 100 word piece of writing.

    In Buffy we never saw either Xander or Willow's 20th Birthday, so this is going to be the theme for the drabble.

    The prizes are:

    1st place: 50 points
    2nd place: 30 points
    3rd place: 20 points

    All participants will get 10 points for their house.

    Drabbles need to be PMd to me by Friday 3rd March. No more than 2 entries per person.

    Good luck and get creative!
     
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    Interesting, thanks for the heads up.

    Do you want the drabbles to be exactly 100 words each?
     
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    I'm happy for 10 words either way!
     
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    Did you get both of my drabbles?
     
  5. nightshade

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    I did.

    Just over a week to get your drabbles to me
     
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    Is this only open to inmates, Ooops I mean 'members' of the two houses or can us Nomads join in?
     
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    Did you get my second drabble?
     
  8. nightshade

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    @Ethan Reigns yes I got yours

    You can do one if you don't have a house, however you won't receive any points for it.
     
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    But more importantly Black Thorn wont get any points either. Which is a plus.
     
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    Best I enter then..... ;)
     
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    Remember you only have until this Friday to get your drabbles to me!
     
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    This is new to me...so, we basically write a story about Willow or Xander's 20th birthday?

    And will someone please tell me how you manage to write a long post without it being wiped out if it takes longer than 15 minutes?
     
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    You could always write it somewhere else (If you know it may take a while) & then cut-n-paste it into your post....... :)
     
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    Although don't actually post it in a thread, Pm it to me instead!
     
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    Great idea! I'll send you mine soon.
     
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    That was way harder than I though it would be. Although I had heard of them I had never tried to write one before.
    The 100 word limit is just bonkers.....Even my story plans are normally over 1000 words long.
    I think the shortest finished piece I had ever written prior to these was somewhere in the region of 60,000 words :oops:

    So, I came up with two very short stories....then spent ages trimming out all unnecessary words & phrases to get it down to the 100 word limit....
    Turned out to be quite an interesting exercize......

    Hah! I couldn't even keep this post to less than 100 words :rolleyes:
     
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    Did anyone think it odd that nightshade said we could write drabbles that were 10 words either way.
    Did you really think about that?
    Did you come to the assumption the drabble could be 91 words or 109 words?
    Is that what was meant, because if you think about it the extra words would be in the drabble or at the end of it
    and so, in fact, they would not be either side of the 100 words.
     
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    You over-think things. Have a beer.
     
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    Ooh, Ginger !
     
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    If it has to be exactly 100 words, I'm screwed. I get stressed out very easily.
     
    nightshade: Don't worry it doesn't have to be exactly 100