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Old 06-04-2015, 09:27 PM   #1
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Summer Title Challenge

It's challenge time again folks!

This is a title challenge plucked from one of my favorite sci-fi writers, Robert A. Heinlein.

The rules are simple:
Your title is "The Door Into Summer" and
Your piece must be at least 12 lines (no upward line limit)

You have until June 20th to submit your pieces to me. I will post the pieces on June 21st when the voting and guessing will commence.
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Old 06-05-2015, 02:34 AM   #2
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It's challenge time again folks!

This is a title challenge plucked from one of my favorite sci-fi writers, Robert A. Heinlein.

The rules are simple:
Your title is "The Door Into Summer" and
Your piece must be at least 12 lines (no upward line limit)

You have until June 20th to submit your pieces to me. I will post the pieces on June 21st when the voting and guessing will commence.
nice one, trixie, count me in :thumbsupemote:

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Old 06-05-2015, 11:17 AM   #3
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It's challenge time again folks!

This is a title challenge plucked from one of my favorite sci-fi writers, Robert A. Heinlein.

The rules are simple:
Your title is "The Door Into Summer" and
Your piece must be at least 12 lines (no upward line limit)

You have until June 20th to submit your pieces to me. I will post the pieces on June 21st when the voting and guessing will commence.
It will be tight but I will try...
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Old 06-05-2015, 04:22 PM   #4
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But I just got done with the last crop of seasonal poems...sigh.

Looking forward to this one after Gather was so much fun!
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It's challenge time again folks!

This is a title challenge plucked from one of my favorite sci-fi writers, Robert A. Heinlein.

The rules are simple:
Your title is "The Door Into Summer" and
Your piece must be at least 12 lines (no upward line limit)

You have until June 20th to submit your pieces to me. I will post the pieces on June 21st when the voting and guessing will commence.
Thinking ...........
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Old 06-05-2015, 08:51 PM   #6
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I look forward to your entries ladies
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Old 06-07-2015, 05:20 PM   #7
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Summer titties are good
Summer not
Some give me wood
Others, knot

wait ...

* puts on his reading glasses *

oh ... it says, titles.

My mistake.

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Summer titties are good
Summer not
Some give me wood
Others, knot

wait ...

* puts on his reading glasses *

oh ... it says, titles.

My mistake.

Carry on.
ROFL

I needed this! (Taking a break from being skewered about pointless poems. I was getting to enjoy it a little too much. Now I've had a bit of different points, I'll go back to work on (not) pointing out the points.)
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Old 06-11-2015, 05:03 AM   #9
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Hmmm, seems inspiration is out for a walk, only two challengers so far.
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Old 06-11-2015, 06:24 AM   #10
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Hi Trix,
Can we submit old ones (already in main submissions page) or just newly inspired?
I' m not having much of a summer at present.
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Old 06-11-2015, 06:52 AM   #11
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Lost track of this, working on other stuff. My apologies, Trix. I'm in.
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Last challenge I had a helluva time getting inspired.

Same thing again here. And this time around, I want to be serious.
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Hmmm, seems inspiration is out for a walk, only two challengers so far.
Oh, were we announcing participation in advance? Put me down as a probably, then, since I won't know for sure until the moment I manage to get something down and click the submit button on a PM to you.


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Old 06-11-2015, 11:27 AM   #14
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Oh, were we announcing participation in advance? Put me down as a probably, then, since I won't know for sure until the moment I manage to get something down and click the submit button on a PM to you.


No advance notification required. Two PMs so far = two challengers. It's good to see more stating intent, however, I was lamenting the near emptiness of my box.

Just trying to keep the challenge in people's minds.

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Last challenge I had a helluva time getting inspired.

Same thing again here. And this time around, I want to be serious.
Is that possible? Even in your darker pieces there is usually some humor.

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Lost track of this, working on other stuff. My apologies, Trix. I'm in.
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Hi Trix,
Can we submit old ones (already in main submissions page) or just newly inspired?
I' m not having much of a summer at present.
Uh, no, that would make guessing who wrote what decidedly less challenging. You've still got time to pull a rabbit out of the hat.
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Old 06-11-2015, 01:50 PM   #15
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Damit this thread busted too, I'm in being a long time Heinlein fan, but wow what a short turn around
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Old 06-11-2015, 04:08 PM   #16
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Damit this thread busted too, I'm in being a long time Heinlein fan, but wow what a short turn around
My original thought was for challengers to pick any Heinlein title. There being so many good ones, but summer's coming and I thought it might be more fun to see what everyone did with the same title.

I've set myself a personal challenge to do a piece for every Heinlein title, but I image that will take me years, lol.

I did a report on Stranger In A Strange Land in 9th grade. The teacher deemed it an inappropriate book and much ado ensued. Same teacher that nearly turned me off of poetry in fact, she also looked down upon free verse and had no idea how to make form poetry enjoyable. Wouldn't it be lovely if only people who actually enjoy a subject were the ones teaching the subject.
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Old 06-16-2015, 11:54 PM   #21
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Lol y'all. I've not yet had one I didn't like well, excluding my three attempts that is
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Mine is still trying to gel. Right now it is amorphous jello....
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It's challenge time again folks!

This is a title challenge plucked from one of my favorite sci-fi writers, Robert A. Heinlein.

The rules are simple:
Your title is "The Door Into Summer" and
Your piece must be at least 12 lines (no upward line limit)

You have until June 20th to submit your pieces to me. I will post the pieces on June 21st when the voting and guessing will commence.
Well, Trixie. I've gone and done it.

PM on its way.
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