I think someone else has to. How many words? Deadline?
Is a Week from prompt-date, and 2000-3000 words okay?
Sounds good to me. Someone prompt us
How about this?
sweet, thanks Adam! You cool with that Jimothy?
Yup. Game on
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!
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!
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?
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?
Sure, someone prompt us.
@Hum - Most times you name someone when you challenge them.
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.
Oh, should I change it?
How about this.
That works for me. 1 week, 1000 to 3000 words?
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!
Holy crap, I didn't expect you to do both. Crazy bastards
I'm ready to post and just waiting for Dwayne.
Sorry, I suck.
The stories are up, let the votes begin!
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.
Congrats on both.
All right, it's me and Jimothy this time. Prompt us.
Here you go!
Tough one. Alright
I go with the term Spiderclown, but I'm not here to judge.
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.
Okay, that's it. Thanks to everyone who voted. The winner is Spider Clown by Humboldt Lycanthrope.
War is afoot.....
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.
Someone give us a prompt so I can use it to wipe the floor with José.
Starting off with a cliche, not good. Not good.
I'm not entirely concerned about being creative in my trash talk. Just truth telling.
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.
OOF! What say you, Jose? Any song, or one of the ones Richard listed?
I'm kind of partial to picking one myself. I've been listening to one all day. You cool with that?
Thank you, Richard.
Get ready to get spanked....again!!!!!
Woooooo fight, fight, fight :)
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.
Jose is most generous....
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.
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.
Crap! I totally missed this!
Anyone want to fight?
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?
I'm your huckleberry.