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    Nano story contest

    Write a story with no more than 50 words about a shoe that was found on a beach.

    Deadline: May 10th.
    Last edited by Danik 2016; 04-26-2017 at 10:42 PM.
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    The Shoe on the Beach

    One can accumulate only so much karma in a lifetime. Bill picked up his things leaving the bathers to their lives.

    “Hey, mister, you left your shoe!”

    Bill knew he wasn’t far enough away. Did it matter? He walked back to the child, took the shoe and triggered the explosion.

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    Good entry! I think you master the most important technik of nano stories: how and when to surprise the readers.

    Hoping for more so that we may have a contest.
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    Thanks, Danik! I hope there are other entries as well. I would like to see this continue.

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    Excellent fifty words is a tall order. I have seen one hundred in internet competitions.

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    I took the number of words from another Litnet Thead which has quite interesting contribuitions. Want to have a try?
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    If you're taking votes (which, of course, you're under no obligation to do), I would like to add my vote to Magnocrat's for an expansion to 100 words. I've always struggled with the 50 word limit. I even started a 100-word story thread myself, though the 50-word one remained much more popular. Just my two cents.

    Liked your entry a lot, YesNo. Here's mine:

    On the beach today, I found one shoe from my son’s horse, which he had haphazardly shod and melodramatically ridden into the lake after a failed romance--only then learning that horses can swim. His embarrassed observation: You can lead a horse to water, but you cannot make it sink.
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    Good entry, Calidore, a wise story. And we have a contest now.
    Why don´t we revive your 100 words thread instead of opening a new one? People then can choose which one they prefer or even post on both.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Danik 2016 View Post
    People then can choose which one they prefer or even post on both.
    Seems like a capital idea.

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    Very good calidore I loved the touch of humour.
    Last edited by Magnocrat; 04-29-2017 at 10:07 AM.

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    Nice one, Calidore!

    We've got a revived 6 word thread, a new 50 word contest, an older 50 word thread, an older 100 word thread that I will try to revive and a short story thread for longer stuff.

    Once we post something here, we have published it. Maybe we need a thread listing places where people have published stories (or poems) elsewhere. Perhaps that already exists.

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    I have found and revived a 100 word story thread but that one was started by cacian.

    That links thread would be an good idea. If one wants to keep the stories but doesn´t have an own blog, that would be the way.
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    Another thread could be links to stories that other people wrote with a brief comment by us why we liked the story. We should not copy someone else's story into the thread, but a link would be a way to promote the author's work. There is a thread for poems we have recently read. This might be stories we have recently read.

    I must have missed the 100 word story thread cacian started.

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    As there are only two entries as yet, I am going to extend the deadline to May, 15.
    Please let´s have your contribuitions ladies and gentlemen!
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    This is an excellent idea, though I don't think I can enter the competition at this point. Still, there are some days left to the 15th...

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