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Jimothy Scott from Canada is reading The Anatomy of Story by John Truby May 10, 2016 - 7:45am

sounds good.

Nothing too long I have a busy week ahead of me my father is getting hitched. 1000 to 2000 words good with you? Due next Tuesday?

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Jose F. Diaz from Boston is reading Wolf Hall by Hilary Mantel May 10, 2016 - 10:40am

Sure. I think I can swing that. But we need a prompt.

PROMPT!

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jyh from VA is reading whatever he feels like May 10, 2016 - 6:47pm

PROMPT: Eternal fire extinguisher

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Jimothy Scott from Canada is reading The Anatomy of Story by John Truby May 10, 2016 - 10:18pm

lol. Alright

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Jimothy Scott from Canada is reading The Anatomy of Story by John Truby May 10, 2016 - 10:18pm

lol. Alright

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Jose F. Diaz from Boston is reading Wolf Hall by Hilary Mantel May 11, 2016 - 6:37am

You would. lol.

Hmmmm. Okay, next Tuesday by midnight. No more than 2,000 words. Ready .... get set ....

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jyh from VA is reading whatever he feels like May 11, 2016 - 8:38am

lol.

I tried to do a photo, but the dialog box wasn't happening.

I think the prompt has enough possible interpretations to be doable. Is it an extinguisher of eternal fires? Is it a fire extinguisher that never runs out of juice? Is it the unstoppable force to the immovable object of the eternal fire? And so on.

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Jose F. Diaz from Boston is reading Wolf Hall by Hilary Mantel May 11, 2016 - 10:26am

I was thinking a really mans man, rugged, handsome, just all around good-looking who ruins every chance with girls because of .... something....

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Jimothy Scott from Canada is reading The Anatomy of Story by John Truby May 11, 2016 - 9:56pm

I wro

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Jimothy Scott from Canada is reading The Anatomy of Story by John Truby May 17, 2016 - 8:22am

So I wasn't able to do any work on the prompt last week. I was far too busy with the wedding, extended family etc. and I will take the appropriate walk of shame with my head hung low. However I really like the prompt and still want to work on it. So I purpose a double or nothing, if you're down for it, Jose. 

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Jose F. Diaz from Boston is reading Wolf Hall by Hilary Mantel May 17, 2016 - 11:04am

No, sir. That simply will not do....

....because I too was busy with work and didn't have time to complete anything. So no need for shame. Hold your head up high knowing we both put on a terrible showing.

So, we will return to our respective corners of the map and reschedule at a later date. When that will be, I have no clue. I've got a reading at the beginning of June and that will take up most of my free time. Then, I will be busy freaking out as I prepare to move my entire life up to Boston so I can begin my MFA.

I hope your wedding goes off without a hitch, and you live happily ever after.

PS: Word of wisdom. If you aren't big on the planning part, just find one thing about it and demand that it be done with X in mind. "We must have petunias or no wedding, woman!" It shows you care about something, to her it will be a sign you care about all of it. All you need is one thing you are dead set on. Don't budge for anything. It is imperative. Not even her coy advances. Just be a stone wall. BUT, it can't be anything pivotal. Stay away from colors, flowers (despite my example), basically everything. Just find something she decided, then make an amendment that keeps her idea but just adds to it. I went with food. Everyone else could eat what was there, but in front of me and my groomsmen had to be a steak from BLT Steak, fully loaded potato, and a bottle of Chivas. If that didn't happen, I was going to walk.

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Humboldt Lycanthrope from California is reading Sing, Unburied, Sing May 27, 2016 - 8:17pm

Hey guys. It's been a while, how are you all doing?

I'm fucking ready to go if anyone wants to rumble.

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Dwayne from Cincinnati, Ohio (suburbs) is reading books that rotate to often to keep this updated June 7, 2016 - 12:38pm

Sure, why not? I am slammed, need to keep the word count like 1001 ish. Maybe exactly 1001?

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Jose F. Diaz from Boston is reading Wolf Hall by Hilary Mantel June 8, 2016 - 6:27am

fight, fight, fight...

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Humboldt Lycanthrope from California is reading Sing, Unburied, Sing June 8, 2016 - 1:36pm

Hi Dwayne,

Exactly 1001 sounds challenging and fun. BTW, the story I wrote the last time we thunderdomed (can I use thunderdome as a verb?) got picked up by The Freedom Fiction Journal.  http://www.freedomfiction.com/2016/01/bubblegum-cigarettes-by-matthew-brockmeyer/

1001 words exactly, due on Wedensday June 8th.

Okay, if someone could be so kind as to prompt us.

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Jose F. Diaz from Boston is reading Wolf Hall by Hilary Mantel June 8, 2016 - 9:53pm

PROMPT: You walk outside your house and see this.

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Humboldt Lycanthrope from California is reading Sing, Unburied, Sing June 9, 2016 - 8:26am

Got it. 

Thanks, Jose.

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Humboldt Lycanthrope from California is reading Sing, Unburied, Sing June 19, 2016 - 8:20am

Okay, so Dwayne has gone incommunicado and isn't replying to emails or PMs. I hope the guy is all right. Does anyone else want to write 1001 words on the prompt? It's really not that many words, I scribbled mine out in less than an hour.

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Strange Photon from Fort Wayne, IN is reading Laurie Anderson lyrics June 19, 2016 - 1:40pm

So cool to see this is still going.  :)

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Bill Tucker from Austin, Texas is reading Grimm's Fairy Tales (1st Edition) June 21, 2016 - 7:25am

Hey Humboldt!

I'm down for a throwdown if you're still down for said throwdown. I can handle 1001 words on that, no problem! Let me know what time frame you were thinking and we'll make it happen.

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Humboldt Lycanthrope from California is reading Sing, Unburied, Sing June 22, 2016 - 9:23am

Hi Bill,

Cool, whenever you are ready just send me a PM and we will do this thing.

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Dwayne from Cincinnati, Ohio (suburbs) is reading books that rotate to often to keep this updated July 17, 2016 - 2:17am

@HL - I suck, long story. I'm still down if you are. Sorry. My bad.

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Humboldt Lycanthrope from California is reading Sing, Unburied, Sing July 27, 2016 - 1:07pm

Don't sweat it, Dwayne.

The beauty of this Thunderdome thing is that it forces you to write a story while also supplying a bit of inspiration with the prompt. It's like a story writing machine in some ways.

The story I wrote was picked up for publication in an anthology of flash fiction entitled One Hundred Voices, so I'm stoked. I'll put an update in the LR Success Story blog when I get more information on the anthology's release.

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Dwayne from Cincinnati, Ohio (suburbs) is reading books that rotate to often to keep this updated July 28, 2016 - 5:04am

Want to try again?

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Strange Photon from Fort Wayne, IN is reading Laurie Anderson lyrics April 17, 2017 - 11:18am

Sad to see this too has passed.  :(

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Dwayne from Cincinnati, Ohio (suburbs) is reading books that rotate to often to keep this updated April 22, 2017 - 4:27pm

We could bring it back.

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Charles from Portland is reading Mongrels by Stephen Graham Jones May 5, 2017 - 12:39pm

I could be wrong, but maybe the issue here is that the forums are publicly visable, and anything posted in this thread for purposes of impressing Tina Turner would therefore be considered previously published. Or, maybe people just stopped doing it. Who knows?

No, really... who knows the answer?

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voodoo_em from England is reading All the books by Tana French! May 7, 2017 - 4:52am

The stories used to be posted in locked threads (usually) so therefore only accessable to members and thus classed as not published. Generally they're​ also rough first drafts having been written from scratch in a week or less. Files are then remove after the following voting week.

The main problem was that there didn't seem to be enough people reading and voting on the stories anymore to make it worth it. (Although imo a new story created is always worth it - but anyway...)

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Charles from Portland is reading Mongrels by Stephen Graham Jones May 8, 2017 - 1:12pm

I agree, Em. I wrote a couple short things just for the original flash thread that Chester started, or I think Chester was behind that, anyway. They were good knuckle cracks in the morning, ya know?

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voodoo_em from England is reading All the books by Tana French! May 9, 2017 - 5:53am

Yep it was Chester that started "Flash Me" and I miss that too!

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Dwayne from Cincinnati, Ohio (suburbs) is reading books that rotate to often to keep this updated May 11, 2017 - 5:46pm

Fine VooDoo I challenge you.

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voodoo_em from England is reading All the books by Tana French! May 12, 2017 - 8:33am

Challenge accepted!

Although lately time is not a friend of mine, so can we make it a flash battle? Say 1,000 or 1,200 words? One week to write. 

 

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smithreynolds from Spokane, WA USA is reading The writing on the wall. May 12, 2017 - 9:37am

OMG!!! I have been hanging out for over a year, and have never seen a Thunderdome! I am watching with great interest to see how it works. Bravo.

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Dwayne from Cincinnati, Ohio (suburbs) is reading books that rotate to often to keep this updated May 12, 2017 - 11:25pm

Say exactly 1001? As in in can't be 1000 or 1002.

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Humboldt Lycanthrope from California is reading Sing, Unburied, Sing May 13, 2017 - 9:47am

FIGHT! FIGHT! FIGHT! FIGHT! FIGHT! FIGHT! FIGHT! FIGHT! FIGHT! FIGHT! FIGHT! FIGHT! FIGHT! FIGHT! FIGHT! FIGHT! FIGHT! FIGHT! FIGHT! FIGHT! FIGHT! FIGHT! FIGHT! FIGHT! FIGHT! FIGHT! FIGHT! FIGHT! FIGHT! FIGHT! FIGHT! FIGHT! FIGHT! FIGHT! FIGHT! FIGHT! FIGHT! FIGHT! FIGHT! FIGHT! FIGHT! FIGHT! FIGHT! FIGHT! FIGHT! FIGHT! FIGHT! FIGHT! FIGHT! FIGHT! FIGHT! FIGHT! FIGHT! FIGHT! FIGHT! FIGHT! FIGHT! FIGHT! FIGHT! FIGHT! FIGHT! FIGHT! FIGHT! FIGHT! FIGHT!

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voodoo_em from England is reading All the books by Tana French! May 15, 2017 - 12:45am

Sure. 

Prompt anyone?

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Charles from Portland is reading Mongrels by Stephen Graham Jones May 15, 2017 - 10:44am

Prompt anyone?

Filming a toilet paper commercial that's perhaps too up its own ass?

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voodoo_em from England is reading All the books by Tana French! May 16, 2017 - 2:49am

Hmmm, I don't know about Dwayne, but that prompt is a little too specific for me. As in, I don't see it so much as a spring board for an idea. What do you think?

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Dwayne from Cincinnati, Ohio (suburbs) is reading books that rotate to often to keep this updated May 16, 2017 - 10:40am

I'm down for it, but you feel free to reject it.

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Charles from Portland is reading Mongrels by Stephen Graham Jones May 16, 2017 - 10:42am

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t93XYksje4g

Sorry, Em. I happened to have just seen this commercial....

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Charles from Portland is reading Mongrels by Stephen Graham Jones May 16, 2017 - 10:59am

If Em wants another one... how about 'Field Memory'?

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smithreynolds from Spokane, WA USA is reading The writing on the wall. May 16, 2017 - 9:18pm

I don't know how to do a prompt, so feel free to reject this but I'll throw a tater in the soup. How about: Thirteen kids in a sand box and two adults.  Somebody else feel free to offer a prompt, those with experience in how this Thunderdome thing works...Please and Thank you.

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voodoo_em from England is reading All the books by Tana French! May 17, 2017 - 5:51am

Don't worry about it, I think it just threw me for a bit, but we'll stick with the original toilet paper one. I have the whisper of an idea and a working title so let's see what my brain twists it in to...

 

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Dwayne from Cincinnati, Ohio (suburbs) is reading books that rotate to often to keep this updated May 19, 2017 - 8:44pm

Cool so 1001 words EXACTLY not counting title due Friday, May 26 5:30 PM EST / 9:30 PM GMT. Agreed?

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voodoo_em from England is reading All the books by Tana French! May 22, 2017 - 9:23am

Sure.

At least I'll give it a shot, anyway :)

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voodoo_em from England is reading All the books by Tana French! May 24, 2017 - 8:54am

Hey Dwayne, I'm going to have to forfeit our battle :( I know that sucks and I'm sorry. Life being what it is it's near impossible for me to get a story done in such a concentrated amount of time. I had hoped I would still be able to but it seams not. I hope you still get a good story out of this, I got an idea I think is real fun and I hope to follow it up eventually (thanks for your crazy prompt Charles). And maybe somebody else will step up and take the battle?

sorry again.

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Dwayne from Cincinnati, Ohio (suburbs) is reading books that rotate to often to keep this updated May 24, 2017 - 9:37pm

These things happen.

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Charles from Portland is reading Mongrels by Stephen Graham Jones June 5, 2017 - 1:15pm

I'll fight someone. Anyone. It's been a while, but I think I can take the lot of you.

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Dwayne from Cincinnati, Ohio (suburbs) is reading books that rotate to often to keep this updated June 6, 2017 - 8:22pm

Oh?

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Charles from Portland is reading Mongrels by Stephen Graham Jones June 8, 2017 - 1:36pm

Oh?

 

Yeah. Some throwing about of brains and egos is healthy.