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Writing Battle: Unofficial Edition Battle 1

#1 User is offline   Grue 

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Posted 14 February 2012 - 08:51 AM

THE RULES. YOU MUST READ.
For entrants:
- Do NOT make posts like, "Ooh I'll join!" No reserving spaces. Posts like this will be ignored.
- You are not allowed to advertise your entry in your signature, but you can advertise this topic.
- (Obviously) you are not allowed to bribe other people to vote for you!
- Entries do not necessarily have to be Neopets-related.
- Entries must be 100-500 words unless otherwise specified.
- Please post your entry rather than attaching a file to your post.
- You may NOT edit your entry once you have posted it.
- Please try to spell properly and use correct grammar in your posts.
- Please definitely spell properly and use correct grammar in your stories.

For everyone:
- Stay on topic when talking in this post.
- No extensive criticism. If someone wants an extensive critique of their writing, they can start a thread in the JN Library forum.

Entries close at 10 submissions or on February 29th @ 11:59pm NST, whichever comes first.

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Now that the copy/pasting is done,welcome to my unofficial attempt at reviving the Writing Battles, as suggested here.

For this first attempt, you must write a short story exactly 100 words long. No more, no less.

Good luck!

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Posted 14 February 2012 - 11:13 AM

Ooh, somebody actually made one. That means I don't have to make one, and can participate.

Questions: Does the 100 words include the title? And can it be about anything?

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Posted 14 February 2012 - 11:17 AM

It does not include the title.
And it can be about anything.

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Posted 15 February 2012 - 05:51 PM

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Good things come to those who wait - bad things come to those who are bad
JB looked up from his newspaper. A murder had just occurred, killing a teenage boy. JB was shocked that something like that would ever happen. Although saddened, he walked to work, article writer at the JNT. Left, right, then right again. He got to work, and took out his key. Then he heard something. Looking around rapidly, he saw a masked man walk away. It was the murderer! Not knowing what else to do, JB went and punched the murderer, who got knocked out cold. JB was later given a medal for his bravery and for helping capture the evildoer.


Exactly 100 words there (excluding the title). The limit was certainly annoying, and I think it would be better if the next time there wasn't a 100 word limit, but I think I did fairly well for the puny limit.

Also, can I host the next Writing Battle?

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Posted 15 February 2012 - 06:09 PM

Since JB joined, I will give it a go.

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Reasons why evil is better then good.
The mysterious figure stood on the edge of the dock, looking out of the lake with the cold and foggy area, as the darkness clouded the night. As he stood, he heard a voice. It said loud and clearly "Are you seriously the person who I am supposed to contact?". The figure smiled. It was his spy. He turned, but his smiled disappeared. There, stood a villain with all of his minions behind him. He said "I would tell you all my plans then put you in a death trap... but...." Then he took out a gun and shot him.


Made it up as I went. That is why evil is the best in real life. I like a nice big word limit, so I can stretch out my ideas and limits.

Anyways, trust us baddies, we always win in the end..... not in the dumb movies though.

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Posted 16 February 2012 - 04:03 AM

View PostJB_, on 15 February 2012 - 05:51 PM, said:

Also, can I host the next Writing Battle?


I think, instead of just asking, the winner should host the next Battle(as well as getting their trophy or whatever).

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Posted 16 February 2012 - 11:19 AM

@Anak: You should write one too. The 100 words is annoying, but passable.

@Zoroark: You should be allowed to write one too, if you want, even though you're the host.

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Posted 16 February 2012 - 01:15 PM

View PostJB_, on 16 February 2012 - 11:19 AM, said:

@Anak: You should write one too. The 100 words is annoying, but passable.



I already said know. 100 words is not enough.

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Posted 16 February 2012 - 05:11 PM

Of course it is. It's not enough for a lot of detail, but you can right a [really] short story in 100 words.

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Posted 16 February 2012 - 06:50 PM

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Easier Than It Looks
Many people had tried swimming way before I did, and I’ve held it off too long. That’s why I was here now, at age sixteen, at the edge of the pool.
“Swimming feels really nice, just do one lap!”
“Can she even hold her breath long enough?”
“We’re old enough to hold our breath for 10 seconds.”
Taking a deep breath, I eased myself into the water and as my friends taught me, I slowly pushed off the wall, and let the water run over me. My arm sliced the pool water and after one lap, it did feel good.


It's supposed to be deeper than that; it's like about trying new things and finding them to be beneficial.

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Posted 17 February 2012 - 01:32 PM

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Fire Sugar Cubes
Victini looked at her sugar cubes. I wish they were hot at least she thought to herself. Then she had an idea. She put the sugar cubes on a fire resist mat and then blew. A wave of fire washed over the bowl of sugar cubes gently. Perfect! she thought to herself. She ran into her kitchen and brought some lemonade. “This will be the best lunch ever!” Victini exclaimed as she looked at the lemonade and sugar cubes. She took 3 sugar cubes and felt overjoyed! She had just created the best snack in the universe, fire sugar cubes!


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Posted 18 February 2012 - 01:07 PM

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Wurm Trouble

The wurm (a gigantic serpent relative) slid his way through the series of underground tunnels. He knew he was in trouble. But he had not been able to do it. He was not like the other wurms. He told himself not to slither faster, he knew that would arise panic. But he heard a loud and ferocious roar.

The Wurmking was bashing his way down the tunnels, ignoring the younger’s pleas for mercy.

“Please, sir! I couldn’t kill those humans!”

“Enough!” The Wurmking reared up, ready to attack.

But the wurm found a small tunnel and slithered backwards through it.


100 words excluding the title. It's supposed to be deeper than what one can get. It's about doing the right thing, no matter the consequences. Good karma brought the younger's escape. ^_^

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Posted 20 February 2012 - 03:45 PM

Ooh, a Writing Battle? A place for me to compete with my stupidly random stories! I shall enter, yup.

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Toaster Girl: The Abridged Story

Once, there was a girl. A pretty, yetpoor girl. The girl loved toast. Her toaster always burnt her toast,however... But she scraped off the burnt bits and fed them to herdog.One day, she went and bought a fancytoaster with her small bi-monthly grocery budget. She loved her newtoaster, never burning her bread.

A few days later, her toaster wentmissing, with a note to go to the park. The girl obeyed, and thethief revealed himself as the dog, wanting his burnt bits of toastagain! Then the dog got hit by a car.


I'm not sure if there's anything against using a story I wrote a while ago and abridging it for this. If there is, then please disregard my entry.



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Posted 24 February 2012 - 06:27 AM

I shall be closing entries early on Saturday,as we don't seem to be getting anyone else.

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Posted 25 February 2012 - 06:08 AM

I have to say, six isn't bad for an unofficial first Writing Battle. :)

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