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    Your participation is heartily envited DW. If it is necessary to extend the deadline a bit further for any one that still wants to participate there won“t be any problem.
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    Sorry, people, I just now noticed that I quite forgot about this competition and today we already have June 13th.

    Yes/No- The effective surprise at the end.
    Calidore-An interesting coupling of the story with a popular saying
    Difficult choice- Calidore the next round is yours.
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    Congratulations, Calidore!

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    I totally forgot about this, too. Thanks much, Danik and YesNo.

    Trying to think of a topic that might make for good short-shorts. Let's do spotting an ex (spouse, lover, etc) from a distance.
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    How to stop running into your ex

    Phyllis left Brian for Pablo one weekend, but Pablo had a girlfriend. So Phyllis ran into Brian. They’d spend the night. He’d remember Pablo. Each time, he’d swear off all women. “Never again!” But Brian kept running into Phyllis.

    Marcia, without Pablo-issues, broke the chain.

    Brian never saw Phyllis again.

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    It just occurred to me that mine wasn't quite on topic since there was no "distance". Hopefully someone else will write one more on topic.

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    Quote Originally Posted by YesNo View Post
    Phyllis left Brian for Pablo one weekend, but Pablo had a girlfriend. So Phyllis ran into Brian. They’d spend the night. He’d remember Pablo. Each time, he’d swear off all women. “Never again!” But Brian kept running into Phyllis.

    Marcia, without Pablo-issues, broke the chain.

    Brian never saw Phyllis again.
    Your story reminds me of this poem by Carlos Drummond de Andrade
    Quadrilha – Carlos Drummond de Andrade
    Joćo amava Teresa que amava Raimundo
    que amava Maria que amava Joaquim que amava Lili
    que nćo amava ninguém.
    Joćo foi para os Estados Unidos, Teresa para o convento,
    Raimundo morreu de desastre, Maria ficou para tia,
    Joaquim suicidou-se e Lili casou com J. Pinto Fernandes
    que nćo tinha entrado na história.

    (Carlos Drummond de Andrade)
    In a very rough translation:
    Quadrille
    Joćo loved Teresa who loved Raimundo
    who loved Maria who loved Joaquim who loved Lili
    who didn“t love anybody.
    Joćo went to US, Teresa to the convent,
    Raimundo died in an accident, Maria remained single,
    Joaquim comited suicide and Lili married J. Pinto Fernandes
    who wasn“t part of the story.
    Last edited by Danik 2016; 06-14-2017 at 09:34 AM.
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    After putting that in Google Translate, the style does seem similar. Many characters but only 50 words to develop each of them.

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    I didn“t notice that the poem also had exactly 50 words.
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    I think the poem had 52 words based on a Google Docs count.

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    If you count "US" and "J. Pinto Fernandes" as one word that will make 49 or 50 I think. Anyway it is a funny coincidence. Anyway let`s hope for more stories.
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    I hope so too. You going to submit one, Danik?

    YesNo, you can always tweak that one or submit another if you like.

    Dangit, forgot to include a deadline. How about the end of June.

    Funny, I didn't have any ideas for this topic myself, but after I posted, two popped into my head immediately. I'll put them up after the deadline.
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    How to stop running into your ex

    Phyllis left Brian for Pablo one weekend. Pablo already had a girlfriend, but he didn’t think Phyllis needed to know until afterwards.

    Now Phyllis eyes Brian from a distance and Brian eyes Phyllis from a distance.

    Marcia, without Pablo-issues, broke the stalemate, but they still think about each other.

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    Lol! I prefer this version.
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    Yes, if I have a good idea.
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