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avery of the dead from Kentucky is reading Cipher Sisters September 22, 2015 - 9:37am

Hey - I used to run some writing contests here and I seem to have collected a LOT of old stories.  Which I am now purging.  If you participated in WAR @ here on LR or any writing contests on Lit Demon, and you have lost your story somehow and want a copy of it, I may be able to help.  I don't have all the stories, but I have many dating back to 2013.  I plan to delete these in the next week so i wanted to give anyone who wanted theirs the opportunity to claim it.

Sorry - I can't give you other peple's stories.  That's weird. 

Thanks!!! 

 

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Thuggish from Vegas is reading Day of the Jackal September 22, 2015 - 11:54am

Gasp!

Why would you delete them?

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jyh from VA is reading whatever he feels like September 22, 2015 - 6:13pm

I still have copies of my WAR submissions. I appreciate the offer, though.

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voodoo_em from England is reading All the books by Tana French! September 23, 2015 - 6:15am

@Thuggish I don't think you realise just how many hundreds of stories that could potentially be. For just last years War there were a total of 126. Not to mention the year before was a double elimination round. Plus the other battles held which had between ten to twenty entries. I'm surprised Jessica still has so many of them.

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Thuggish from Vegas is reading Day of the Jackal September 23, 2015 - 8:28am

Ah that's not much hard drive space. Drop box it!

...I thought she was Avery.

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avery of the dead from Kentucky is reading Cipher Sisters September 23, 2015 - 1:27pm

Yeah it is just a ridiculous amount of space being eaten up by stories.  But, as i might be a hoarder, I have trouble deleting them, but offering them to the owners first will set my mind at ease. 

I'll probably keep a few...

:)

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voodoo_em from England is reading All the books by Tana French! September 23, 2015 - 1:27pm

Yes, she is also Avery...?

Point being tho, why should she have to store everyone's stories? War stories are off the cuff, created in a week and even the best ones still need polishing. Most people will have reworked what they created and some may already be published. 

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avery of the dead from Kentucky is reading Cipher Sisters September 23, 2015 - 1:31pm

Holy Guacamole - LOTS of them are published.  I can't tell you the sense of joy and pride I feel when i see someone has published a story they created in one of my contests. 

Rebecca Jones-Howe's recent release Vile Men is just full of stories she created with prompts from these contests.  It really does make me happy. 

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voodoo_em from England is reading All the books by Tana French! September 23, 2015 - 1:35pm

Is vile men out now? I wanted a copy of that, Bec wrote some killer stories in war :)

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avery of the dead from Kentucky is reading Cipher Sisters September 23, 2015 - 1:37pm

I am pretty fairly certain that it is officially out now.  :D