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genevive42
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The next challenge is up!

http://www.hatrack.com/cgi-bin/ubbwriters/ultimatebb.cgi?ubb=get_topic;f=7;t=000225;p=0&r=nfx

We had a great turn-out last time. Join us!

[ March 29, 2013, 02:33 AM: Message edited by: genevive42 ]

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Maybe Kathleen can fix my typo in the title?
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Do you mean, in medias res? Perhaps Kathleen can. And you are so kind to give us that as a hook. I think I'll take my time developing my 13 lines a little more this round.

Phil.

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Dang, forget the 's' on all my posts. But I also mis-typed 'Challenge'. I'll fix the ones I can. Thanks for catching that. Long day at work.

Glad you like the challenge.

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Okay, just discovered that I can edit my own titles. Don't know when that change happened, but great.
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It happened when we were updated to this version of the forum. Glad you were able to find out about it, genevive42.
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I know this was a big weekend, Easter and the deadline for WotF, so I'm not surprised there hasn't been much discussion. But I hope you're planning to drop me an entry or two or three this week. Some intrepid Hatrackers already have. I look forward to seeing yours.
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First entries are posted. The competition is already hot. Let's see what you've got.

http://www.hatrack.com/cgi-bin/ubbwriters/ultimatebb.cgi?ubb=get_topic;f=7;t=000226;p=0&r=nfx

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I'm going to post more entries tonight. Wouldn't it be awesome if yours was amongst them?
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As promised, more entries posted. The competition is really strong in this one. We've got some great stuff going on.

Check it out.

http://www.hatrack.com/cgi-bin/ubbwriters/ultimatebb.cgi?ubb=get_topic;f=7;t=000226;p=0&r=nfx

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There's been a little confusion so I will clarify. You have until midnight Sunday (PST) to get your entries in. That's the whole weekend. And for those on the East Coast, it's into some very indecent wee hours of the morning. Not sure what it means for our Brits and Aussies and those at other points across the globe, but if it's in my inbox before I go to sleep Sunday night, I will include it.

And remember, you can enter up to three times. That's lots of room to experiment.

Note, the clock on this forum seems to be on EST.

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Wow! Thirty-one entries. Awesome everyone! Thanks for entering.

Now to business:

All entries are up. The challenge is now closed and it's time to vote.

Send all votes to me.

Also, critiques help with this learning experience and are greatly appreciated. Those come to me as well.

Even if you didn't enter, you can critique if you want. Send to me and I'll include your comments.

And because of the large number of entries, I'll say that it's okay if you don't critique every entry. I'll include any and all comments I receive.

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A quick reminder to vote.

And please crit if you can. That way the challenge is a benefit to everyone.

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I've received some votes, but my Inbox is feeling kind of lonely. Hopefully I'll be getting the rest over the weekend - right?

There is no clear leader at this time, but the comments coming in are great.

Oh, and after you vote, don't forget to do your taxes. [Wink]

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Did you get mine?
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I did.
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Did you do my taxes too? [Smile]
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Haven't done mine yet. Don't think I'm your best choice of pseudo-accountants. [Wink]
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Don't worry, I'll send mine in B4 your time Saturday (my time Sunday). Had heaps of other things on my mind. A new story that's suddenly looking like a trilogy.

Phil.

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Voting is open until I get home from work Monday night. That's 7pm Los Angeles time. And then there's dinner and a little feet up time, so probably 8pm. Once I sit down at my computer though, that's it. strictly then, unless of course your e-mail comes in while I'm still compiling notes, then I'll add it. But that's absolutely IT. Well, then there's the few minutes I might play with the mice but after that I swear to you, that's it. No more loosey goosey timing. I'm serious. I'll have the votes counted and the crits posted before I get in my jammies and lay my head down Monday night. Well, unless it's a tough day at work and I fall asleep in front of the computer and drool all over the keyboard, and then I have to clean it all up and take the hair dryer to the keys, then it might get posted a little later, or even Tuesday morning - but that's the absolute latest.

Unless...
(feel free to finish the next statement)

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Waiting for four more people to vote. I'm sure I'll see them soon enough.
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Aliens come and land on top of my house, disabling my internet acess and they won't move, even after I have the police ticket them for illigal parking.
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Sorry, bad spelling. Typing one handed as sick kittie clinging to shoulder.
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One more voter.
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My mistake, two voters remain.
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There's currently a three-way tie for second.
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Voting is closed - the results are in and comments are posted.

Congrats to the winners!

http://www.hatrack.com/cgi-bin/ubbwriters/ultimatebb.cgi?ubb=get_topic;f=7;t=000226;p=0&r=nfx

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