• Introducing the Speedfic Challenge

    (NOTE: Event start changed to Saturday due to popular demand.)

    What the hell does that mean, Cereal?! Keep reading! Sheesh.

    Among artists there is a concept called a speedpaint, wherein said artist will attempt to paint something in the shortest amount of time possible. This concept doesn't really exist for writing fiction, but quite frankly I'm confident enough in our writers to try out this challenge on you all. Think of this as a test run.

    Here's the gist of it: on Saturday, June 25th, at a specific time, I will post a short, one-line story summary, determined by the poll on the side. For two hours, and for only two hours, I'll be accepting your best attempt to tell that story in whatever way you wish. This will not only test your ability to write on your feet, but to actually get an idea out onto paper quickly.

    There is no word limit to these. If you think the story can be best told with five hundred words, then by all means, submit that- though, fair warning, I've tried to pick prompts that require a little more prose than that.

    Click past the page break for the concrete details.

    So here's how this is going to work.

    Remember the poll? It's labeled with options A, B, and C. These each correspond to story prompts that I've written out already. Of course, I can't tell you which is which. That's what makes this fun. Whatever gets chosen is what gets used on Saturday.

    Oh, and rest assured, there is no Trixie in there. Probably.

    • The time that this event will take place is Saturday, June 25th, at 6:00PM blog (Pacific) time. The prompt will be posted exactly then. 
    • After the two hours is up (at 8:00PM), entries will no longer be accepted. I'll probably pick a few favorites!
    •  As always, no lewd or questionably cloppy material is allowed. Pre-written stories are also not allowed, but I don't think that will be a problem.
    • Send your entries in Google Docs, FF.net, or DeviantArt format to [email protected]. One entry per author.

    That's pretty much it! Post any questions below and I'll do my best to answer them.

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