Forum Writer of 2012 Competition

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Re: Forum Writer of 2012 Competition

Postby Quatermass » Sat Jan 28, 2012 12:48 am

Jan Van Quirm wrote:Do something better and PM it to pooh then Q :lol:

(PS it really and truly wasn't me who did Frodo one :shifty: :lol: )


The problem is, I don't write short stories, never mind those as short as this. :shifty: In fact, I'm like Charles Darwin. I work years on a single book, only to find out some other bugger has beaten me to the punch. :? :lol:
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Re: Forum Writer of 2012 Competition

Postby stripy_tie » Sat Jan 28, 2012 12:52 am

Quatermass wrote:
Jan Van Quirm wrote:Do something better and PM it to pooh then Q :lol:

(PS it really and truly wasn't me who did Frodo one :shifty: :lol: )


The problem is, I don't write short stories, never mind those as short as this. :shifty: In fact, I'm like Charles Darwin. I work years on a single book, only to find out some other bugger has beaten me to the punch. :? :lol:


But they're so much fun!
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Re: Forum Writer of 2012 Competition

Postby poohcarrot » Sat Jan 28, 2012 2:17 am

6 Bedtime

The little girl climbed into bed, her father reassured her that he'd checked everywhere. She nodded, it wasn't his fault.

Everyone knows what a spider sounds like when it moves, the muted scuttle of many hairy legs across a wooden floorboard or behind an ancient bookcase, and yet, it never occurs to them to wonder how they know this.

House spiders are of course too small to make any noise audible to the human ear. These weren't house spiders, they weren't even really spiders.

She pulled the covers over her head as he turned out the light, the scurrying began.
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Re: Forum Writer of 2012 Competition

Postby poohcarrot » Sat Jan 28, 2012 2:18 am

7 A Trick

What are we but memories?
Of conker games and growing pains,
Of climbing trees and skinning knees,
Of joyous laughs and broken hearts,
Of bridges burned and lessons learned,
Of punctured pride on the losing side,
Of wagers made on games we’ve played
Of drunken brawls and jeers of fools,
Of races run and triumphs won,
Of what we’ve said and what we’ve read,
Of traps we’ve sprung by what we’ve done?
And as you read these words I’ve writ
Have you fallen for my trick?
For if indeed these words are true
They have become a part of you.
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Re: Forum Writer of 2012 Competition

Postby poohcarrot » Sat Jan 28, 2012 10:47 am

8 The Deer

The deer walks softly through the woods.
Aware of her surroundings, fully.
She isn’t in the best of moods,
Which is an understatement, truly.

For hunters took her fawn away.

She’d run at their smell
The smell of danger
The fawn had run as well
But hadn’t made it.
The smell was unfamiliar
The noises even stranger
And now with every passing day
The memory faded.

Hunters took her fawn away.

Soon she’ll have forgotten him
Sure as rain, sure as the moon shines
But for now we see her thusly
Pining among the pines

For hunters took her fawn.
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Re: Forum Writer of 2012 Competition

Postby deldaisy » Sat Jan 28, 2012 10:57 am

My Gods! So many entries already and so many SO good! How on earth is this going to be judged!!!!!!

Short stories are an ARTFORM! There are many writers who do nothing BUT short stories. I know... I used to collect them. And some major writers are foul at doing short stories.

Its not easy to set a tone, set the characters, set the plot and complete a story in 100 words. Credit to all that have done it!

Loving this thread. You know; collections of short stories are a major book sellers.......
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Re: Forum Writer of 2012 Competition

Postby poohcarrot » Sat Jan 28, 2012 11:15 am

deldaisy wrote:My Gods! So many entries already and so many SO good! How on earth is this going to be judged!!!!!!

Um...you are going to judge it Del. Along with everyone else on the forum. 8-)
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Re: Forum Writer of 2012 Competition

Postby poohcarrot » Sat Jan 28, 2012 12:42 pm

9 100° UNIVERSAL ANNIVERSARY TRIBUTE

She's asleep, he's walking towards her, the soundtrack is terryfying, God I'm scared... then he kisses her gently... what? ... her hair is wet,she screams, now he's running... someone's shooting... he raises his sword.. how odd... he's hanging from a tower clock,his hair looks really weird now... he's not alone, but a wall falls on them... why is she talking to a pillow now?... gosh that blond girl needs feeding, yet her arms are incredibly strong... this is so weird...
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Re: Forum Writer of 2012 Competition

Postby poohcarrot » Sat Jan 28, 2012 1:36 pm

chris.ph wrote:nice to see you back for a bit matey, dont look at me as i cant string 100 words together without adding a few expletives :roll:

Course you f***ing can Chris. :lol:
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Re: Forum Writer of 2012 Competition

Postby deldaisy » Sat Jan 28, 2012 1:45 pm

poohcarrot wrote:
deldaisy wrote:My Gods! So many entries already and so many SO good! How on earth is this going to be judged!!!!!!

Um...you are going to judge it Del. Along with everyone else on the forum. 8-)
(Pretty sure I wrote that in the intro....but let me just go and check........won't be a tick......yep, certainly did. :dance: )



Nope... not me.... I like too many of them already to chose favourites.

I shall just enjoy the stories.
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Re: Forum Writer of 2012 Competition

Postby poohcarrot » Sat Jan 28, 2012 2:17 pm

10 Love - Hate - Redemption

First I adored you.
Then I abhorred you.
Your voice in my head,
The thought of your bed.
I promised the world,
Feelings unfurled.
You laughed in my face.
Said there was no place
In your life for me.
But you didn't see
What we could have been,
What we could have seen.

Heart on my sleeve.
You didn't believe
My love was real.
How does it feel?
Not being two-faced,
You've been replaced.
I've found my true.
But still think of you.
I've reached my star,
Gaze down from afar.
Though you'll never know,
You helped me to grow.
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Re: Forum Writer of 2012 Competition

Postby poohcarrot » Sat Jan 28, 2012 11:20 pm

11Modern Romance

‘Shall I compare Thee …’
‘Whatcha doing? You know I don’t understand Shakespeare?’
‘I’m just being romantic! How about a fragrant rose?’
‘What! D’you mean thorny?’
‘NO! Um, The warmth of the Sun …’
‘Gives you cancer? Burns you to a crisp? You’re not great at this, are yer?’
‘Sorry! … The twinkling of a star!’
‘What about it - exactly?’
‘Um. Lighting up darkness just by being there? ….’
‘Nah! Anyone can light up darkness! That’s what lighters are for!’
‘How about … a McDonalds! Loads of variety and enjoyment!’
She smiled. ‘You say the nicest things!’
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Re: Forum Writer of 2012 Competition

Postby poohcarrot » Sat Jan 28, 2012 11:25 pm

:shock: :shock: :shock:

12Ode to a Forum Valentine (sort of to the tune of You're so Vain )


Should we explore the synapses of your huge mercurial brain?

Make a stab at working out just what makes you tick?

Admit it's just too insane

Reining back your kaleidoscopic Monty Python sense of sick?

Try cutting some slack on folk you keep dissing?

You don't do boot-licking?


Pooh you're pants... when attempting gentle small talk convo

And you're crap at hugs 'n cuddles 'cos you're far too loco!

Naughty! Nutty! Numpty!

Trust us we love that you can drive us all spare

Such a funny ole bear...
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Re: Forum Writer of 2012 Competition

Postby poohcarrot » Sat Jan 28, 2012 11:26 pm

13 What not to ask Barbie on a speed date

What's my most embarrassing moment?
Oh golly gosh! How extraordinary that you should ask me that!
Someone came up to me only the other day and asked why I'd dumped my long term boyfriend?
I didn't know where to look because, well you know... it was all a bit sad really?
I mean on paper he had everything a girl could want.
The great car.
Lovely smile...
Nice hair...
Wonderful tailor...
Good taste in presents...
Romantic.
Up to a point...
Well... not a point... exactly...
In fact nothing much to point to really.
Except... disappointing.
In a Calvin Klein sense...
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Re: Forum Writer of 2012 Competition

Postby poohcarrot » Sun Jan 29, 2012 5:20 am

14 Happy Snapper

On June 15, 2016, John Pilkington developed his time-travel mobile phone app, and decided to create the ultimate photo album.

Dressed in period clothing, he first travelled back to Jerusalem 33AD. Standing at the back of an enormous crowd, he secretly set his mobile camera to maximum zoom. Three crosses were barely visible in the distance. As the last nail was being hammered in, he raised his arm aloft and took a photo.

Unfortunately, thousands of other people did likewise and his photo was ruined.

"Pilkington app? Me too! I'm from 2156. This is my 19th visit. How about you?"
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