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Re: Writing Challenge #10 announced - The “InkTip” Challenge
« Reply #30 on: April 30, 2014, 04:30:50 PM »
Exactly!!!! Give the man a cigar!!! Now what can you see when it's not there?

A puff of smoke and it's gone !!! Disappeared, Vanished, dissipate, dispersed, fade, depart, leave........

It's still there though you just cant see it !!!!!

Did I let the cat out of the Bag ?
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Re: Writing Challenge #10 announced - The “InkTip” Challenge
« Reply #31 on: April 30, 2014, 07:06:54 PM »
Is it that stain on my mum's living room carpet?

I can't see it -- but she swears it's still there...


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Re: Writing Challenge #10 announced - The “InkTip” Challenge
« Reply #32 on: May 01, 2014, 11:40:37 AM »
I can 1.2 provide you with one actual clue for this challenge.  When 2.1 you 2.2 decipher it you should see 2.7 what the topic is for the next challenge. And do not 3.3 blame me 3.5 if you get it too quickly, I 3.12 am 3.13 doing my best. There 4.1 is more art to this clue stuff than there is science.

2.2 1.2 2.7 3.5 2.1 3.12 3.13 3.3 4.1   

The way this cipher works is that the text above the cipher is used as the key.  The first number 1-4 indicates the sentence.  The second number indicates the word number in the sentence.  Easy Peasy. :-)

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Re: Writing Challenge #10 announced - The “InkTip” Challenge
« Reply #33 on: May 01, 2014, 01:06:16 PM »
Shared link in two places. One of them completely different and will hopefully bring some new blood.

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Re: Writing Challenge #10 announced - The “InkTip” Challenge
« Reply #34 on: May 01, 2014, 01:16:42 PM »
Thanks Pia. :-)

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Re: Writing Challenge #10 announced - The “InkTip” Challenge
« Reply #35 on: May 01, 2014, 01:18:02 PM »
Anything for you Michael, you know that. I'm just scatter brained sometimes and need reminders. ;)

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Re: Writing Challenge #10 announced - The “InkTip” Challenge
« Reply #36 on: May 01, 2014, 06:54:43 PM »
You wouldn't believe it but today I saw a short story in my dream (and I'm not goofing around) - it's a fine story (in my simple mind it is!) and I'm going to put it down.

I will submit if I find a way to squeze the ghost in. It's a kind of a "ghost-squezable" story.

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Re: Writing Challenge #10 announced - The “InkTip” Challenge
« Reply #37 on: May 01, 2014, 06:58:30 PM »
You wouldn't believe it but today I saw a short story in my dream (and I'm not goofing around) - it's a fine story (in my simple mind it is!) and I'm going to put it down.

I will submit if I find a way to squeze the ghost in. It's a kind of a "ghost-squezable" story.

Hey K,

I once saw a short in my dreams and woke up and wrote it. It has been optioned 6 times and produced twice.

Good luck and look forward to the read.

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« Reply #38 on: May 01, 2014, 07:09:45 PM »
Thanks Alex))

I'll have MP covered then - will put it up there.

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Re: Writing Challenge #10 announced - The “InkTip” Challenge
« Reply #39 on: May 01, 2014, 07:19:07 PM »
Thanks Alex))

I'll have MP covered then - will put it up there.

Don't forget to lose control of your bodily functions... Hee Hee
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Re: Writing Challenge #10 announced - The “InkTip” Challenge
« Reply #40 on: May 01, 2014, 09:15:12 PM »
Can folks put in more than one entry? 

And does the "losing control of their bodily functions" have to be before our eyes, or can it be something someone discovers after the fact.  Like if someone comes upon a corpse that has evacuated itself, or a nurse walks into room to find their patient has soiled the bed?   

Lovely stuff to asking over my morning coffee.

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Re: Writing Challenge #10 announced - The “InkTip” Challenge
« Reply #41 on: May 01, 2014, 11:34:34 PM »
Can folks put in more than one entry? 

And does the "losing control of their bodily functions" have to be before our eyes, or can it be something someone discovers after the fact.  Like if someone comes upon a corpse that has evacuated itself, or a nurse walks into room to find their patient has soiled the bed?   

Lovely stuff to asking over my morning coffee.

You can put in as many entries as you like.

Also anyone can lose control of their bodily functions or even come across someone who has. As long as it's clear and the reader is aware of what has happened then you don't need to show it happen and can show the after effects.

Good luck and look forward to the read.

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Re: Writing Challenge #10 announced - The “InkTip” Challenge
« Reply #42 on: May 02, 2014, 06:01:48 AM »
Couple of questions, just to clarify:

Does 'losing control of bodily functions' specifically relate to a persons bowels or more broadly their motor skills/actions and mind in general?

Also does the ghost have to be 'seen' i.e. Casper or The Shining or could it be a supernatural force that's implied such as in Paranormal Activity?

Just wondering what the boundaries are here -- if any.

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Re: Writing Challenge #10 announced - The “InkTip” Challenge
« Reply #43 on: May 02, 2014, 08:33:21 AM »
Ditto on the ghost clarification.  Suppose its is a case of kid wanting to see his dead mom so badly he manifests her in the room.  She's part of his narrative and they have conversations, but no one else sees her.  Does that tick the ghost box?  I imagine it would have to be a fairly loose definition. 

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Re: Writing Challenge #10 announced - The “InkTip” Challenge
« Reply #44 on: May 02, 2014, 10:46:20 AM »
Couple of questions, just to clarify:

Does 'losing control of bodily functions' specifically relate to a persons bowels or more broadly their motor skills/actions and mind in general?

Also does the ghost have to be 'seen' i.e. Casper or The Shining or could it be a supernatural force that's implied such as in Paranormal Activity?

Just wondering what the boundaries are here -- if any.

Thanks.

Hey guys, sorry for the late reply though I am on the other side of the big round ball.

The reference "Losing control of your bodily functions" does refer to a bowel movement, whether at the front or the back it can be up to you !!!! It can be either a number ONE or a number TWO. Hee Hee great morning conversation.

You don't have to see the ghost as long as the reader is aware that it does exist in the story.

Hope this clears things up.

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