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December 10, 2012


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Forum challenge: out of bounds

witwitch Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2012  Student Writer
This is a forum prompt anyone can participate in. You can write in any genre--the only rule is that the work has to be very different from what you normally write. If you write fantasy, write something that happens in the real world, without magic or fairies. If you write horror, write something with a feel good, happy ending. If you normally write about young people, write about old people.

You get the picture.

Break the mold you've set for yourself, and try something you haven't tried before. And don't think I won't check your gallery when you post it here, because I totally will. =P

I will comment on any work posted to this thread, but you need to write the piece specifically for this prompt. The whole idea is to get you writing!

+100 points for each way your writing differs from your normal style.
+1000 points if you learned something new and enjoyed writing it.
-5000 points if you learned nothing and hated doing it.

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VelvetFish Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2012  Student Filmographer

character, voice over


just keep doing that
but change that
it's what the director would want
(i couldn't imagine why)
don't interfere with his vision
don't interfere with your story
don't go in there
if you know what's good for you,
you wouldn't

good writers stay out of their stories
even if it's real life.

now shut up
we're rolling

DamonWakes Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2012   Writer
There once was a man from the forum,
And poems, he'd really abhor 'em.
But lim'ricks are short
And don't take much thort,
They're a wonderful break from decorum!
Dionaya Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2012  Student General Artist
LadyAnder Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Already been working on something like this.(AKA NaNo story)Not done with it completely to have a opinion on it. Seeing as I'm still working on it, I must like it. Check back with you soon.
neurotype Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Point systems forever! :eager:

<insert challenge entry here>
witwitch Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2012  Student Writer
Indeed. I stole the idea from your thread. :heart:

I'm hoping some people will put in the effort for longer prose works. :bucktooth:
neurotype Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist

we'll see!
Hurricaneclaw Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hmm... here goes :/ New genre, sci-fi. Or, at least an attempt.

It had pale, papery skin. Long, thin and slender arms connected to frail shoulders, leading to a thin neck and small head. It floated in a large upright tank, tubes attached and the creature fastened down with rope. Specimen 2079, the plaque read. Pity it was the last of its kind. These aliens, although beautiful, strange, and intriguing, were far too aggressive to be left. At least, that was what the chief in command of the station had decided. That soldier seemed to be deciding everything these days, after the war. When they first made contact, their people had tried to negotiate. The aliens replied with fire and bombs. They had been forced to retaliate, and had made short work of their enemies. And now here they were. Light years away from home, in a strange planet, with strange atmospheres and substances and a sloping and flat and ragged landscape, mountains and trenches and more water than land. Just scientists and the remaining specimen, 2079, with its pale papery skin and long slender arms.

WalkinginDreamlight Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I don't write poems about war and death and carnage, so here goes (outside of my comfort zone):

Battlefield Cries:

"Moonscaped battlefield
where the screams
of the wounded
are carried across
charred air

those that stand
flap lazily
in the obscured sun
above a wet mess
of blood stained clothes

The uneasy silence
by WHUMP! and THUD!
cooked grenades
the temperature
finally right
more screams
from the places
eyes cannot see

And then
with a humming
it starts again
with the darkness
by aircraft
pulse light
lancing down

An answering call
cutting the sky
with beams of light

And under it all
are the cries
of the battlefield."
witwitch Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2012  Student Writer
Thanks for the effort. Did you learn anything while writing it? Did you enjoy it?

To be honest, I intended this challenge to be for prose rather than poetry.
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