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Ethereon
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Big thanks to snapper for putting together the WOTF Book Prize Challenge (back in Sep 2010) that spawned this story and all of the good folks who critiqued it!
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Congratushoggoths.

I want some electric blue soda.

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Well done mate, I remember reading that one.
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Merlion-Emrys
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I bet it tastes like lightning.
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Ethereon
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Thanks!

and

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Meredith
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Congratulations!
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Merlion-Emrys
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I wanna taste the lightning.
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Brendan
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Terrific new, Ethereon

Merlion, if you want to taste it, enter one of snapper's competitions with us and join the fun

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Ethereon
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Thanks!

And it's up already if you want to take a gander:

http://aescifi.ca/index.php/fiction/35-short-stories/1038-letting-go-of-an-electric-blue-soda

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I'm not real big on competition and I'm even less big on triggers and suchlike. My own ideas take up all my time.

I still want my soda, however.

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MAP
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Ethereon, I read your story, and I loved it. Really, it was excellent.

Congrats on the sale, you certainly deserved it.

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Ethereon
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Thanks, MAP! That makes me happy.
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Liked that story but loved your bovine tale so much more. What happened to that one?

Merlion, I don't blame you for not joining in. Ethereon beats all our brains in. But as far as competitions go, submitting your work for publication is in itself a competition.

[ February 17, 2012, 01:12 PM: Message edited by: snapper ]

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Ethereon
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The bvine one got caught in "the great missfile" at Escape Pod. I expect to get a rejection soon!
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quote:
But as far as competitions go, submitting your work for publication is in itself a competition.
No...it isn't. And even if it be a competition, in the very broad sense that there are more submissions to each publication than can be published and some are picked and some are not, it is not a contest, because rejection doesn't indicate losing or inferiority. Most rejections are based on fit. Every story I've sold has been rejected multiple times. All a rejection means is, that particular editor didn't choose to buy the story at that particular moment...it isn't a "loss" in the way of losing a contest or in a competitive sport.
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