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Re: Short story competition by tucsonmike on 15 July 2012 11:05pm
 
LOL Pete, I just saw what you posted, ya never know!
 
Re: Short story competition by Loretto on 16 July 2012 1:57am
 
Pete, you're in charge of that lad from Arizona, be sure he doesn't pad his story to 3,000 words with double sentences like above :-)

That was funny!

@Wheelrim Hope you email that story soon. Don't forget
Mister.Gumby.1953@gmail.com

or if you want to add it to the blog yourself just use the username:

allofusthogetherrighthere

or email address Mister.Gumby.1953@gmail.com

and password
Aroundtheworld

Here's the link to the blog again:
http://thewordsonapage.wordpress.com/

You can put your stories up or email them anytime before the 30th of August. If you're not taking part you can also help rate the stories.

If you're having problems posting, not to worry, wordpress can be finicky. It may not let multiple users log in from around the world, on different computers. It might see it as hacking or abuse, I don't know. But if you email the stories I will post them on the blog asap.

Are we having fun?
I know I am!
http://thewordsonapage.wordpress.com/2012/07/16/loretto/
 
Re: Short story competition by johnnyBgood! on 16 July 2012 3:56am
 
You're in your element with this project Loretto. I mean that in a nice way. :)

I know 'the usual suspects' will take part in it but there are other regulars that are a bit shy(?) that I'd like to see take part. There are also some ex-regulars I'd love to see take part. I do believe that the collective talents and different experiences and countries we come from, could make for a bestseller !!

Well done for helping keep our 'wee community' going Lonnie. ( and thank you Michael for continuing to allow us to.)
 
Re: Short story competition by johnnyBgood! on 16 July 2012 4:39am
 
@Loretto. That sentence you gave me,

"The sun had risen to its highest point in the sky above Glasgow, it would be dark in less than four hours."

I was going to follow it up with something like, " It was the almost endless daylight of June but dark forces were about to descend on the city from their exile."

I was then going use a mixture of fact and fiction about Glasgow underworld life (not that I've ever lived in the city or been part of that life.)

Would that fit the criteria ? I could have the characters do a lot of travelling ! ;)
 
Re: Short story competition by Loretto on 16 July 2012 1:20pm
 
Sounds good to me! There is no criteria John, your short story so you get to throw away that starter sentence if you want! I like the science fiction direction..... Never even thought of that. Well done!

Do you guys and gals want me to include your name on the blog when I put the story up? I can make changes as we go. Also don't forget to do a little author biography about yourselves.

Here's the first story:

http://thewordsonapage.wordpress.com/2012/07/16/hannah

Yes, I did want to add a Thanks to webmaster and Michael for letting us banter away here and promote our new blog!!! :-) THANKS
 
Re: Short story competition by Loretto on 17 July 2012 1:13pm
 
Second Story is up:
http://thewordsonapage.wordpress.com/2012/07/16/the-initial-secret/
 
Re: Short story competition by tucsonmike on 18 July 2012 2:30am
 
Beggin' your pardon Miss Loretto, Ma'am. I know, it came out double cause I refreshed the page. Silly me. You can include my name.

Anything particular you want in the biography, Ma'am. Any particular theme?
 
Re: Short story competition by Loretto on 18 July 2012 1:16pm
 
Mike I will post the link to my bio here. Mine is not serious at all so you don't have to do a serious one unless you want to, totally up to you. John (Wheelrim) wrote a short and funny one too. Oh I can't wait for the story!!!!!

http://thewordsonapage.wordpress.com/2012/07/16/loretto/
 
Re: Short story competition by tucsonmike on 19 July 2012 2:53am
 
Loretto I sent you a Facebook message.
 
Re: Short story competition by Lounge Trekker on 19 July 2012 7:23am
 
I'm on an adventure across Western Canada and I hope I have time to write a bit. I am in the Kootenay region of South Eastern British Columbia at a skiing resort town called Fernie. When I have a chance I'll post a few pictures of what the people of this town must look at every day. I'm hoping the pictures taken at highway speed are OK.
 
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