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Jimothy Scott from Canada is reading The Anatomy of Story by John Truby July 12, 2015 - 10:05am

I think someone else has to. How many words? Deadline?

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mattmyth from Rotorua, New Zealand is reading Child of God by Cormack McCarthy July 12, 2015 - 5:26pm

Is a Week from prompt-date, and 2000-3000 words okay?

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Jimothy Scott from Canada is reading The Anatomy of Story by John Truby July 12, 2015 - 5:36pm

Sounds good to me. Someone prompt us

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Adam Jenkins from Bracknell, England is reading RCX Magazine (Issue 1 coming soon) July 13, 2015 - 11:32am

How about this?

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mattmyth from Rotorua, New Zealand is reading Child of God by Cormack McCarthy July 13, 2015 - 5:31pm

sweet, thanks Adam!  You cool with that Jimothy?

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Jimothy Scott from Canada is reading The Anatomy of Story by John Truby July 13, 2015 - 10:18pm

Yup. Game on

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SRead from Colorado is reading Stories July 15, 2015 - 7:14am

I have to finish up some editing projects before I can battle again, but I'm looking forward to reading the ones that get posted!

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Adam Jenkins from Bracknell, England is reading RCX Magazine (Issue 1 coming soon) July 15, 2015 - 11:16am

It's squeaky bum time. Story due tomorrow, and I've only just worked out what the story is (I think) after 1st draft. Needs a full rewrite tonight!

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mattmyth from Rotorua, New Zealand is reading Child of God by Cormack McCarthy July 20, 2015 - 5:59am

Do I just add a poll, and then we each upload our stories to it?  Or does one of us e-mail the other person our story and one person sets it up?

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Humboldt Lycanthrope from California is reading Sing, Unburied, Sing August 14, 2015 - 4:23pm

I'm new here so I don't have an opponent, but if I'd love a little friendly competition if anyone would like to join me in the ring.  Any takers?

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Dwayne from Cincinnati, Ohio (suburbs) is reading books that rotate to often to keep this updated August 16, 2015 - 6:28pm

Sure, someone prompt us.

@Hum - Most times you name someone when you challenge them.

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Jimothy Scott from Canada is reading The Anatomy of Story by John Truby August 16, 2015 - 8:25pm

How's this?

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Jonathan Riley from Memphis, Tennessee is reading Flashover by Gordon Highland August 17, 2015 - 12:36pm

I've seen that picture before. As a matter of fact I think it was used as a prompt in one of these battles or War a couple years ago. Can't wait to see what stories it inspires this time.

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Jimothy Scott from Canada is reading The Anatomy of Story by John Truby August 17, 2015 - 3:34pm

Oh, should I change it? 

How about this.

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Dwayne from Cincinnati, Ohio (suburbs) is reading books that rotate to often to keep this updated August 18, 2015 - 7:38pm

That works for me. 1 week, 1000 to 3000 words?

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Humboldt Lycanthrope from California is reading Sing, Unburied, Sing August 31, 2015 - 9:19pm

Ladies and gentlemen, germs and ghouls, Dwayne and I will be doing a double header on Saturday.

That's right, two stories by each of us!  

One inspired by Sally Man's iconic Candy Cigarettes photo and one inspired by feet in Jello.  

Saturday, Saturday, Saturday!  

Four stories for your viewing satisfaction!  

A Thunderdome extravaganza! 

Come one come all!

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Jimothy Scott from Canada is reading The Anatomy of Story by John Truby September 5, 2015 - 10:23pm

Holy crap, I didn't expect you to do both. Crazy bastards

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Humboldt Lycanthrope from California is reading Sing, Unburied, Sing September 6, 2015 - 12:19pm

I'm ready to post and just waiting for Dwayne. 

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Dwayne from Cincinnati, Ohio (suburbs) is reading books that rotate to often to keep this updated September 7, 2015 - 9:02am

Sorry, I suck.

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Humboldt Lycanthrope from California is reading Sing, Unburied, Sing September 7, 2015 - 2:33pm

The stories are up, let the votes begin!

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Humboldt Lycanthrope from California is reading Sing, Unburied, Sing September 14, 2015 - 3:42pm

Thanks to everyone who voted.  I'm so happy you liked my stories enough to vote for them.  Thanks for playing with me, Dwayne, that was really fun and I enjoyed reading your stories. You are very talented at setting a scene and dialogue.  The opening line for your story Which Kid Is Yours? definitely shocked me when I envisioned it coming from that little girl in the Sally Mann photograph (I'm so glad the protagonist misheard that lol).

When we both get a chance, it looks like Jimothy and I will be going head to head.  I've read some of his noir and it looks like this is going to be a good one.

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Dwayne from Cincinnati, Ohio (suburbs) is reading books that rotate to often to keep this updated September 15, 2015 - 3:01pm

Congrats on both.

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Humboldt Lycanthrope from California is reading Sing, Unburied, Sing September 15, 2015 - 8:20pm

All right, it's me and Jimothy this time.  Prompt us.

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Dwayne from Cincinnati, Ohio (suburbs) is reading books that rotate to often to keep this updated September 16, 2015 - 2:38am

 

Here you go!

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Humboldt Lycanthrope from California is reading Sing, Unburied, Sing September 16, 2015 - 7:36am

Pennywise!

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Jimothy Scott from Canada is reading The Anatomy of Story by John Truby September 16, 2015 - 10:08am

Tough one. Alright

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Dwayne from Cincinnati, Ohio (suburbs) is reading books that rotate to often to keep this updated September 16, 2015 - 5:59pm

I go with the term Spiderclown, but I'm not here to judge.

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Humboldt Lycanthrope from California is reading Sing, Unburied, Sing September 24, 2015 - 4:03pm

Here's a link. https://litreactor.com/discuss/thunderdome-jimothy-scott-vs-humboldt-lycanthrope-which-story-do-you-like-better

Also, I fucked up and put up three posts and had to go back and delete two, so if anyone did vote you might want to check and make sure your vote didn't get deleted. Ooops.

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Humboldt Lycanthrope from California is reading Sing, Unburied, Sing October 1, 2015 - 11:05am

Okay, that's it. Thanks to everyone who voted. The winner is Spider Clown by Humboldt Lycanthrope.

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Jose F. Diaz from Boston is reading Wolf Hall by Hilary Mantel January 11, 2016 - 7:04am

War is afoot.....

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Jose F. Diaz from Boston is reading Wolf Hall by Hilary Mantel January 11, 2016 - 9:59am

To all who shall see these presents, greetings.

Renee Pickup has been challenged by me, Jose F. Diaz, to war.

She has accepted my challenge.

We have agreed to the following terms: 1) We will receive the prompt sometime today; 2) The story will be no more than 2,500 words; 3) Stories will be submitted for voting 18 January, NLT 11:59 pm EST.

To LitReactor, we humbly ask for a prompt, and we look forward to your votes next week.

Thank you, god speed, ta-ta, *waves regally*, let the best *cough* man win.

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ReneeAPickup from Southern California is reading A truckload of books January 11, 2016 - 11:50am

 Someone give us a prompt so I can use it to wipe the floor with José.

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Jose F. Diaz from Boston is reading Wolf Hall by Hilary Mantel January 11, 2016 - 12:08pm

Starting off with a cliche, not good. Not good.

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ReneeAPickup from Southern California is reading A truckload of books January 11, 2016 - 12:27pm

I'm not entirely concerned about being creative in my trash talk. Just truth telling.

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Richard from St. Louis is reading various anthologies January 11, 2016 - 2:07pm

PROMPT: Pick a David Bowie song, any song, and run with it. If you need this to be more specific Renee, I'd say pick "Starman" and/or "Space Oddity" as they have similar lyrics and tone.

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ReneeAPickup from Southern California is reading A truckload of books January 11, 2016 - 2:08pm

OOF! What say you, Jose? Any song, or one of the ones Richard listed?

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Jose F. Diaz from Boston is reading Wolf Hall by Hilary Mantel January 11, 2016 - 2:10pm

I'm kind of partial to picking one myself. I've been listening to one all day. You cool with that?

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ReneeAPickup from Southern California is reading A truckload of books January 11, 2016 - 2:14pm

Totally down.

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Jose F. Diaz from Boston is reading Wolf Hall by Hilary Mantel January 11, 2016 - 2:14pm

And done.

Thank you, Richard.

Get ready to get spanked....again!!!!!

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voodoo_em from England is reading All the books by Tana French! January 12, 2016 - 7:32am

Woooooo fight, fight, fight :)

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Jose F. Diaz from Boston is reading Wolf Hall by Hilary Mantel January 15, 2016 - 1:27pm

War has been shifted back a week. Renee needed more time and I was gracious enough to allow it.

If she says it was anything other than my generosity, I would really question her motives.

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ReneeAPickup from Southern California is reading A truckload of books January 15, 2016 - 1:42pm

Jose is most generous.... 

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Andrez Bergen from Melbourne, Australia + Tokyo, Japan is reading 'The Spirit' by Will Eisner January 21, 2016 - 4:51pm

;)

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Humboldt Lycanthrope from California is reading Sing, Unburied, Sing January 21, 2016 - 8:28pm

Sweet. I think this Thunderdome thing is an awesome feature of this site. I also love David Bowie and see this as a fitting tribure. Looking forward to reading your stories.

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Jose F. Diaz from Boston is reading Wolf Hall by Hilary Mantel February 1, 2016 - 10:14pm

I have been bested by one of the best. 

The public has spoken. I am, for now, the weaker writer.

All Hail Renee. 

All Hail the Pickup.

And she did it under a lot of pressure. Well played, well done, well written.

I know when I'm beaten, and I am beaten. 

Whoa is me.

Thank you to all who voted for me.

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Jonathan Riley from Memphis, Tennessee is reading Flashover by Gordon Highland February 4, 2016 - 8:25pm

Crap! I totally missed this!

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Sound from Azusa, CA is reading Greener Pastures by Michael Wehunt February 7, 2016 - 12:08am

Anyone want to fight? 

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Jimothy Scott from Canada is reading The Anatomy of Story by John Truby May 9, 2016 - 10:30pm

It looks like no one has been on here in a while. So I'll try to start it back up. Does anyone want to go head to head, toe to toe, pen to pen?

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Jose F. Diaz from Boston is reading Wolf Hall by Hilary Mantel May 10, 2016 - 4:36am

I'm your huckleberry.