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Jimothy Scott from Canada is reading The Anatomy of Story by John Truby April 23, 2012 - 4:10pm

I'm working on yours alien. Also wow good job Matt your on top of things in here. And yea the thuderdome is legit Avery gave the prompt.

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Courtney from the Midwest is reading Monkey: A Journey to the West and a thousand college textbooks April 23, 2012 - 4:33pm

I just read through Grigori's final draft for the battle against Bill and, well, I don't have anything to say. It was good and solid and I liked it a lot. I think that's why he isn't getting many reviews -- it doesn't really need any work.

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Nick Wilczynski from Greensboro, NC is reading A Dance with Dragons by George R.R. Martin April 23, 2012 - 4:40pm

Black has had a submission that has had only one review for a week now!

I read this and I thought, that's sad, I should bookmark it to review it later.

But now that I actually went and saw who wrote the review that is up I'll go ahead and admit that Courtney is right about that one.

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Courtney from the Midwest is reading Monkey: A Journey to the West and a thousand college textbooks April 23, 2012 - 4:49pm

I feel kind of bad for not reviewing the ones in that list, but I just don't know if I'd have anything to say. I'm not a fan of sci-fi nor am I good at reviewing it, so Alien's is out. I don't have time to read Deet's because it's so long.

I just don't know what's going on with the Garret/Renfield Thunderdome. Where's Renfield's?

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Matt Attack from Richmond, Va. is reading As I Lay Dying, William Faulkner April 24, 2012 - 5:16am

Update ect ect ---those in bold need reviews more than others. I'll try to get to some today, things have been a little weird lately for me though. 

Beyond Thunderdome Grigori vs. Bill - Final

By: Grigori Black
In: Flash Fiction, Surprise Me 1 reviews
An unexpected turn of events. Luck follows Lisa where ever she goes, but today it seems as if Life has plans of its own. Has her Luck finally run its course?

 

Upright Citizens: Section 2

By: Nick Wilczynski
In: Novel Excerpt, Transgressive 2 reviews
The second section of my novel. Also a little more than 5,000 words. Please read Section 1 first.

Little Anna

By: jaydesummers
In: Literary, Short Story 0 reviews
People thought that John and Susan were destined to be together. The tragedy of their lives began with the introduction of Little Anna. 1,628 Words.

Incidentals

By: Courtney
In: Short Story, Transgressive 1 reviews
2 new
A revised version of my Thunderdome entry. I'm a little fed up with this story. 2,400 words.

Infamy Ch.2 (3600 words)

By: Bobby Detrick
In: Horror, Novel Excerpt 1 reviews
1 new
Seth awakes in the early morning of the hotel. With a hardcore hangover, he forces himself to find his buddy Rob to leave. But Rob isn't the only thing he find, San Diego is overrun with Zombies

Skitter Titter

By: Garrett
In: Flash Fiction, Horror 2 reviews
2 new
A nightmare

Paper Boats (Beyond Thunderdome FINAL Garrett vs Renfield)

By: Garrett
In: Literary, Short Story 1 reviews
1 new
Reknown filmaker Jim Morgan looks back on his latest project

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PandaMask from Los Angeles is reading More Than Human April 24, 2012 - 5:22am

Jeez Matt, you should get some sort of praise. Your new title is Workshop Marketing.

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Matt Attack from Richmond, Va. is reading As I Lay Dying, William Faulkner April 24, 2012 - 5:25am

Yeah I got some already. Howie christened me: "The Official Lit Reactor Workshop Pimp!" in bold and with exclamation marks! lol

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PandaMask from Los Angeles is reading More Than Human April 24, 2012 - 5:27am

A job well done. Honest.

 

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Matt Attack from Richmond, Va. is reading As I Lay Dying, William Faulkner April 24, 2012 - 5:29am

Thank ya sir. Just doing what I can, same with you and the prompt and the duo stuff! 

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PandaMask from Los Angeles is reading More Than Human April 24, 2012 - 5:32am

Participation in the prompts has been lacking. People have run off and done other things. What those may be I don't know.

As for Duo, we gotta fill those slots up...hehehe BWAHAHA.

But yeah anyway, I haven't slept, so I'm gonna give it another shot.

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Jimothy Scott from Canada is reading The Anatomy of Story by John Truby April 24, 2012 - 11:00am

@Courtney renfield hasn't shown up. He's aware that we were in one. I even gave him an extension. I suppose I win by default.

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Courtney from the Midwest is reading Monkey: A Journey to the West and a thousand college textbooks April 24, 2012 - 8:13pm

Well, shit. Lucky for you, I suppose, haha. No competition is an easy win!

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aliensoul77 from a cold distant star is reading the writing on the wall. April 24, 2012 - 8:22pm

Thank you everyone for your feedback.  Except for you, Matt, you suck lol

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Matt Attack from Richmond, Va. is reading As I Lay Dying, William Faulkner April 25, 2012 - 4:36am

LOL, brah, I've got some stuff going on, I'll try....give me a few days

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Grigori Black from US is reading Radium Girls by Amanda Gowin April 25, 2012 - 5:13am

I'm still here, honest.

Work unfortunately has been taking up my time. I have about 80 hours of certifications and training to finish, on top of my regular duties.

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Matt Attack from Richmond, Va. is reading As I Lay Dying, William Faulkner April 25, 2012 - 5:21am

RED STAPLER! 

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Bill Tucker from Austin, Texas is reading Grimm's Fairy Tales (1st Edition) April 25, 2012 - 7:50am

My red Swingline stapler:

 

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avery of the dead from Kentucky is reading Cipher Sisters April 25, 2012 - 8:25am

I don't have a red stapler.  But I do have a stress pig.

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Grigori Black from US is reading Radium Girls by Amanda Gowin April 25, 2012 - 8:49am

Screw stress pigs. I prefer this:

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bryanhowie from FW, ID is reading East of Eden. Steinbeck is FUCKING AMAZING. April 25, 2012 - 9:35am

This is mine.

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avery of the dead from Kentucky is reading Cipher Sisters April 25, 2012 - 9:42am

This is because I cry a lot at work.

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Matt Attack from Richmond, Va. is reading As I Lay Dying, William Faulkner April 25, 2012 - 11:16am

Update ect ect below are submissions that need reviews! 

 

Infamy Ch.2 (3600 words)

By: Bobby Detrick
In: Horror, Novel Excerpt 1 reviews
1 new
Seth awakes in the early morning of the hotel. With a hardcore hangover, he forces himself to find his buddy Rob to leave. But Rob isn't the only thing he find, San Diego is overrun with Zombies

 

Skitter Titter

By: Garrett
In: Flash Fiction, Horror 2 reviews
2 new
A nightmare

Paper Boats

By: Garrett
In: Literary, Short Story 1 reviews
1 new
Reknown filmaker Jim Morgan looks back on his latest project

 

17 Brief Conversations with Pretty Girls in a Coffee Shop - Section 2

By: Deets999
In: Literary, Short Story 2 reviews
2 new
17 non-linear funny, little conversations loosely connected through the voice of a male narrator who is constantly enthralled by the power of pretty girls. 8,200 words (just the second 6 snipits).

 

Beyond Thunderdome Grigori vs. Bill - Final

By: Grigori Black
In: Flash Fiction, Surprise Me 2 reviews
An unexpected turn of events. Luck follows Lisa where ever she goes, but today it seems as if Life has plans of its own. Has her Luck finally run its course?

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Matt Attack from Richmond, Va. is reading As I Lay Dying, William Faulkner April 25, 2012 - 11:17am

edit, double

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Jimothy Scott from Canada is reading The Anatomy of Story by John Truby April 26, 2012 - 12:09pm

Matt you're awesome I was just about to whore my pieces only to find its already done again. Daddy's da best pimp around

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Matt Attack from Richmond, Va. is reading As I Lay Dying, William Faulkner April 26, 2012 - 12:20pm

I was actually about to send it out again, but please, flattery will get you everywhere. 

 

Stand by

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Matt Attack from Richmond, Va. is reading As I Lay Dying, William Faulkner April 26, 2012 - 12:26pm

Late Night Double Feature - Horror, 4300 words

By: Jeffrey Grant Barr
In: Horror, Short Story 2 reviews
5 new
A goofy horror story.

Scene from 'Acedia'

By: Michael Harrison
In: Novel Excerpt, Transgressive 2 reviews
2 new
This is a section of a much larger story. It's the back story of my MC cheating on the girl he's recently started dating. There is a sex scene. 1900 words. (I'd say that one sentence makes it worth reviewing? Yes?)

 

Infamy Ch.2 (3600 words)

By: Bobby Detrick
In: Horror, Novel Excerpt 2 reviews
2 new
Seth awakes in the early morning of the hotel. With a hardcore hangover, he forces himself to find his buddy Rob to leave. But Rob isn't the only thing he find, San Diego is overrun with Zombies

 

By: Garrett (Review this or I will fucking end you litreactor. I don't wanna hurt you, but I swear to GOD I will fucking end you. Is Matt gonna have to smack a ho?)
In: Literary, Short Story 1 reviews
1 new
Reknown filmaker Jim Morgan looks back on his latest project

 

17 Brief Conversations with Pretty Girls in a Coffee Shop - Section 2

By: Deets999
In: Literary, Short Story 2 reviews
2 new
17 non-linear funny, little conversations loosely connected through the voice of a male narrator who is constantly enthralled by the power of pretty girls. 8,200 words (just the second 6 snipits).

.

There two are still waiting. 

Beyond Thunderdome Grigori vs. Bill - Final

 


In: Flash Fiction, Surprise Me 2 reviews
An unexpected turn of events. Luck follows Lisa where ever she goes, but today it seems as if Life has plans of its own. Has her Luck finally run its course?

 

Upright Citizens: Section 2

By: Nick Wilczynski
In: Novel Excerpt, Transgressive 2 reviews
The second section of my novel. Also a little more than 5,000 words. Please read Section 1 first.

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Matt Attack from Richmond, Va. is reading As I Lay Dying, William Faulkner April 27, 2012 - 3:03pm

Update--below are the folks who need reviews the most! 

 

Infamy Ch.2 (3600 words)

By: Bobby Detrick
In: Horror, Novel Excerpt 2 reviews
2 new
Seth awakes in the early morning of the hotel. With a hardcore hangover, he forces himself to find his buddy Rob to leave. But Rob isn't the only thing he find, San Diego is overrun with Zombies.

 

Paper Boats 

By: Garrett
In: Literary, Short Story 1 reviews
1 new
Reknown filmaker Jim Morgan looks back on his latest project

 

Upright Citizens: Section 2

By: Nick Wilczynski
In: Novel Excerpt, Transgressive 2 reviews
The second section of my novel. Also a little more than 5,000 words. Please read Section 1 first.

 

Beyond Thunderdome Grigori vs. Bill - Final

By: Grigori Black
In: Flash Fiction, Surprise Me 2 reviews
An unexpected turn of events. Luck follows Lisa where ever she goes, but today it seems as if Life has plans of its own. Has her Luck finally run its course?

 

17 Brief Conversations with Pretty Girls in a Coffee Shop - Section 2

By: Deets999
In: Literary, Short Story 2 reviews
2 new
17 non-linear funny, little conversations loosely connected through the voice of a male narrator who is constantly enthralled by the power of pretty girls. 8,200 words (just the second 6 snipits).

 

 

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JEFFREY GRANT BARR from Central OR is reading Nothing but fucking Shakespeare, for the rest of my life April 27, 2012 - 4:23pm

I plan to review these ^ over the weekend - hopefully before saturday night, as I also plan to submit a new story to the workshop on Sunday. I was only going to review stories that came in after my join date, but I think I've run through all those.

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Bill Tucker from Austin, Texas is reading Grimm's Fairy Tales (1st Edition) April 27, 2012 - 8:58pm

Just wanted to say Grigori's story is indeed the tits and the fact it's still on the list is criminal. I have an entire Saturday to myself tomorrow, so I'll be giving these fine tales a once over. Thanks, Matt, for maintaining this fine thread!

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Typewriter Demigod from London is reading "White Noise" by DeLilo, "Moby-Dick" by Hermann Mellivile and "Uylsses" by Joyce April 28, 2012 - 3:06am

Good Girls Don't (opening 5k)
By: Typewriter Demigod
In: Novel Excerpt, Surprise Me 0 reviews
Girls in love in highschool in Devon.

0 reviews. :(

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bryanhowie from FW, ID is reading East of Eden. Steinbeck is FUCKING AMAZING. April 28, 2012 - 8:38am

You should call it "Bad Girls Do".  You'll get 10 reviews in the first day.

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Courtney from the Midwest is reading Monkey: A Journey to the West and a thousand college textbooks April 28, 2012 - 10:13am

I'll vouch for Type, this is fucking good. I'm a few pages in on my first read-through and it's good. Definitely worth your time, even if it is long.

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Typewriter Demigod from London is reading "White Noise" by DeLilo, "Moby-Dick" by Hermann Mellivile and "Uylsses" by Joyce April 28, 2012 - 2:56pm

thanks courtney :)

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bryanhowie from FW, ID is reading East of Eden. Steinbeck is FUCKING AMAZING. April 28, 2012 - 9:00pm

It's good work.  It has a character in it that I'm really looking forward to reading more about.

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Matt Attack from Richmond, Va. is reading As I Lay Dying, William Faulkner April 29, 2012 - 4:48am

Sorry, missed yesterday. 

Submissions that need reviews! 

 

Good Girls Don't (opening 5k)

By: Typewriter Demigod
In: Novel Excerpt, Surprise Me 1 reviews
2 new
Girls in love in highschool in Devon.

 

Infamy Ch.2 (3600 words)

By: Bobby Detrick
In: Horror, Novel Excerpt 2 reviews
2 new
Seth awakes in the early morning of the hotel. With a hardcore hangover, he forces himself to find his buddy Rob to leave. But Rob isn't the only thing he find, San Diego is overrun with Zombies

 

Upright Citizens: Section 2

By: Nick Wilczynski
In: Novel Excerpt, Transgressive 2 reviews
1 new
The second section of my novel. Also a little more than 5,000 words. Please read Section 1 first.

 

17 Brief Conversations with Pretty Girls in a Coffee Shop - Section 2

By: Deets999
In: Literary, Short Story 2 reviews
2 new
17 non-linear funny, little conversations loosely connected through the voice of a male narrator who is constantly enthralled by the power of pretty girls. 8,200 words (just the second 6 snipits).

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Matt Attack from Richmond, Va. is reading As I Lay Dying, William Faulkner April 29, 2012 - 12:51pm

Two new additions! 

 

My People Now

By: StonecoldMcNasty
In: Literary, Short Story 0 reviews
A young boy attempts to evade an abusive home life and finds solace with a group of older teens.

Feeding The Dog

By: Odd
In: Short Story, Surprise Me 1 reviews
1 new
She is tired. Mama is worried. The dog needs to be fed.

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Grigori Black from US is reading Radium Girls by Amanda Gowin April 29, 2012 - 12:58pm

@Matt

You're officially my favorite whore. And I just came back from Amsterdam, so that's saying a lot.

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Matt Attack from Richmond, Va. is reading As I Lay Dying, William Faulkner April 29, 2012 - 1:06pm

No, see, I whore other peoples submissions. I am the pimp. I only gots the finest! 

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Alex Kane from west-central Illinois is reading Dark Orbit April 29, 2012 - 8:38pm

I'm sure this has been asked before, but what happens if for whatever reason someone never "rates" your review of his or her manuscript? Do you just never earn points for it?

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aliensoul77 from a cold distant star is reading the writing on the wall. April 30, 2012 - 1:32am

you get points after a week automatically.  The full 3 I believe.

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Howard Litchfield from Bristol UK is reading Jay McRoy - Japanese Horror Cinema April 30, 2012 - 3:58pm

So I've introduced myself, submitted and am now whoring. Which for me in a few hours on a Monday evening is pretty good going (normally I insist on a candle-lit dinner between the first two.)

The Curator

Fantastic (I think that's the right genre..difficult to tell 'cos I generally dance on the wobbly edges.)

3,200 words

Just an odd little thing.

 

 

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Howard Litchfield from Bristol UK is reading Jay McRoy - Japanese Horror Cinema April 30, 2012 - 4:48pm

Just reading it Rach. Taking my time with it as you're the lucky recipient of my first review (which may be a blessing or a curse - not sure yet, but I'm enjoying it so far..)

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Alex Kane from west-central Illinois is reading Dark Orbit May 1, 2012 - 8:29am

Just uploaded my latest story, a mundane science fiction piece called "Nootropic Software Blues."

Thanks in advance for taking the time to read my story, and I look forward to hearing what you guys have to say about it.

Here's the brief synopsis:

A young university graduate from Manchester winds up in Cairo, sick with grief. After he buys a pair of Oakley-Samsung AR glasses, a shareware app called Empyreal tells him he ought to erase a memory.

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Matt Attack from Richmond, Va. is reading As I Lay Dying, William Faulkner May 1, 2012 - 9:19am

Reviews needed (along with those requested above!)

Nootropic Software Blues

By: Alex J. Kane
In: Sci-fi, Short Story 0 reviews
A young university graduate from Manchester winds up in Cairo, sick with grief. After he buys a pair of Oakley-Samsung AR glasses, a shareware app called Empyreal tells him he ought to erase a memory.

Hotrods and Zombies

By: cdregan
In: Sci-fi, Short Story 1 reviews
2 new
A sport for the post-apocalypse. 2300 words.

 

Team Slayer: Meredith & Rach V. Courtney & Bill- Rough

 

By: rach122
In: Realism, Short Story 1 reviews
3 new
2500 Words-"My Pretty Girl"-A woman finds herself in a familiar place and is overcome with memories.

 

TEAM SLAYER: Bill & Courtney v Meredith & Rachel -- rough

By: Courtney
In: Literary, Short Story 2 reviews
1 new
A young man, a real-estate mogul, and an alcoholic father. 2,400 words.

 

Good Girls Don't (opening 5k)

By: Typewriter Demigod
In: Novel Excerpt, Surprise Me 2 reviews
3 new
Girls in love in highschool in Devon.

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Courtney from the Midwest is reading Monkey: A Journey to the West and a thousand college textbooks May 1, 2012 - 3:40pm

Sorry that I keep clogging up the workshop with my submissions. I'm a competition addict.

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bryanhowie from FW, ID is reading East of Eden. Steinbeck is FUCKING AMAZING. May 1, 2012 - 3:41pm

Fuck that.  The more, the better.  You earned those points!

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Courtney from the Midwest is reading Monkey: A Journey to the West and a thousand college textbooks May 1, 2012 - 3:51pm

Holy shit, just realized I'm #8 on the scoreboard. I retract my apology.

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Matt Attack from Richmond, Va. is reading As I Lay Dying, William Faulkner May 2, 2012 - 5:01am

Reviews needed! 

 

TEAM SLAYER: Bill & Courtney v Meredith & Rachel -- rough

By: Courtney
In: Literary, Short Story 2 reviews
1 new
A young man, a real-estate mogul, and an alcoholic father. 2,400 words.

 

Hotrods and Zombies

By: cdregan
In: Sci-fi, Short Story 1 reviews
2 new
A sport for the post-apocalypse. 2300 words.

 

BEYOND THUNDERDOME: Courtney v Batflower -- rough

By: Courtney
In: Literary, Short Story 0 reviews
Prompt: It arrived on the current. // A 2,519 word story about fate, based on the first time I enjoyed sex.

 

Ankle Biters

By: Craig Schroeder
In: Literary, Short Story 1 reviews
1 new
A young boy goes to a birthday dinner with his widowed mother and her new boyfriend, armed with a naive plan involving an obscene birthday gift.

 

Playground Philosophy

By: DorianxGrey
In: Flash Fiction, Surprise Me 0 reviews
One of life's biggest questions, as discussed by a group of sixth-graders. Less than 1200 words.

Prologue

By: jdudley
In: Fantasy, Novel Excerpt 0 reviews
Overlong prologue for a potential Fantasy/Adventure novel

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Meredith_103 May 3, 2012 - 3:55pm

Yes, please, please. I also promise reviews. Tomorrow is my day off so I will have some time to review.

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Matt Attack from Richmond, Va. is reading As I Lay Dying, William Faulkner May 4, 2012 - 11:58am

Update:

Side note: You folks submitting are way braver than I. Why you ask? I am quite a ways into a novel and haven't showed but a few people. I'm scared, yes I said it. 

 

17 Brief Conversations with Pretty Girls in a Coffee Shop - Last Section

By: Deets999
In: Literary, Short Story 1 reviews
1 new
17 non-linear funny, little conversations loosely connected through the voice of a male narrator who is constantly enthralled by the power of pretty girls. 7,200 words (the last 5 snipits).

Thoughtless

By: Matthew Huffer
In: Flash Fiction, Sci-fi 0 reviews
I wrote this when I saw a post on my facebook about a 250 word flash fiction contest. I forgot the piece was to be based on a particular topic and wrote this instead.

Playground Philosophy

By: DorianxGrey
In: Flash Fiction, Surprise Me 2 reviews
4 new
One of life's biggest questions, as discussed by a group of sixth-graders. Less than 1200 words.

Prologue

By: jdudley
In: Fantasy, Novel Excerpt 1 reviews
1 new
Overlong prologue for a potential Fantasy/Adventure novel

 

BEYOND THUNDERDOME: Courtney v Batflower -- rough

By: Courtney
In: Literary, Short Story 1 reviews
1 new
Prompt: It arrived on the current. // A 2,519 word story about fate, based on the first time I enjoyed sex.

 

Hotrods and Zombies

By: cdregan
In: Sci-fi, Short Story 1 reviews
2 new
A sport for the post-apocalypse. 2300 words.

 

Team Slayer: Meredith & Rach V. Courtney & Bill- Rough

By: rach122
In: Realism, Short Story 1 reviews
3 new
2500 Words-"My Pretty Girl"-A woman finds herself in a familiar place and is overcome with memories.

 

Upright Citizens: Section 2

By: Nick Wilczynski
In: Novel Excerpt, Transgressive 2 reviews
1 new
The second section of my novel. Also a little more than 5,000 words. Please read Section 1 first.

 

Society

By: JRNutt
In: Novel Excerpt, Realism 2 reviews
3 new
A group of people, living their lives.