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« on: May 01, 2009, 09:13:18 PM »

My fellow TIGers!

The time has come for yet another TIGS writing competition, for too long have we gone without.

The idea is simple: write something. A short story, a poem, whatever your heart desires, so long as it pertains to the theme and falls within the guidelines set forth in this post.

Keep in mind that this is for fun.
There will be no prize save the admiration of your peers, the bragging rights of being an awesome writer, and the satisfaction of having written an awesome thing.

The winner will be determined by community vote. 'Nuff said.

Without further ado, I present the theme for the second TIGS writing compo:

"THE PURSUIT"

This theme is open to interpretation, so be creative!


Rules for Submissions

 Hand Thumbs Up Right Submissions may be poetry, short stories, or just words tossed together in some fashion that befits neither poem nor story.
 Hand Thumbs Up Right Submissions must be under or roughly at 1,000 words in length. Roughly means +/- 10 words.
 Hand Thumbs Up Right Submissions must follow the competition theme in some form. Open to interpretation, yes, but please make it pertinent!
 Hand Thumbs Up Right Writings must be submitted by (more or less) midnight on the 31st of May, 2009.
 Hand Thumbs Up Right Post your entries in this thread. If you post a WIP here please put it in a link and mark it as such. Final entries should preferably be posted outright, but if you post a link please clearly mark it as the final version.
 Hand Thumbs Up Right Submissions must be text-only. No pictures may be included with the story (though if someone wants to make a poster for the compo that'd be rad).
 Hand Thumbs Up Right Hyperlinks, coloured text, oversized text and other foolishness will void your story's qualification and it will not appear in the vote. Formatting such as indentations and alignment are permitted.
 Hand Thumbs Up Right Boldness, italics, underlines and strikethroughs are tolerable within reason.
 Hand Thumbs Up Right Up to 3 entries are allowed from each competitor, as long as none of the submissions are connected to another.
 Hand Thumbs Up Right Any entry may be withdrawn by the submitter at any time should they so decide. Withdrawn entries will not count towards the 3 entry maximum.

If you have no idea what I'm on about, check out the last writing competition;
TigSource Writing Competition 1, Previous Compo's Entries.

Now,
let the words commence!



If anyone has suggestions or anything they need clarified or would like to be changed I'm open.

May 2 RULE UPDATE: maximum of 3 submissions per entrant.
May 2 RULE UPDATE: entry withdrawal permitted
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« Reply #1 on: May 01, 2009, 09:35:02 PM »

               Is it perhaps true?
            Or is it perhaps all a fantasy?
               Because when I advance, which I really try my best to do...
         I have actually taken another two steps into the past!
            Perhaps, however, this pursuit is a reality.
               Perhaps it is not a falsity!
         But...
      I can't seem to, “get a grip,” as one might say.
   No, this pursuit is one of lies and deceit.
   Are they being played on me?
   Or am I playing them on others?
   Oh, no matter, for it is time.
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« Reply #2 on: May 01, 2009, 10:17:59 PM »

Definitely going to enter this! Great stuff for taking the initiative to start this up again.
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« Reply #3 on: May 02, 2009, 12:18:38 AM »

I approve of this competition and will possibly enter sometime within the timeframe.
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« Reply #4 on: May 02, 2009, 12:30:01 AM »

Stickied.
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« Reply #5 on: May 02, 2009, 12:32:57 AM »

Look how the gold Asteraceae longs
Patient, not at all unmoved
She fawns for the sun
And follows its course with rapture:
East.
West.

A hopeless heliotrope
Painting herself the same yellow
Vying to be seen by that great and loving eye
Every hour of light and into the dusk,
But never getting close enough.
No--just enough
To live and live again come dawn.
To feel so much and know so little,
To sense that stopping him but a moment
Means the end of all light, all sight, all life.
Circling with the earth she stands warily on,
Spinning
Spinning
Spinning…

Oh, to be righted by the only right
Steadied by the only rock not rock at all
But a fluid, tremulous thing of grace
Powerful and frail, that a gust of wind might stir him,
But never put him out.
To know what it is
To be set afire with the heat of his glow.
To be rent at the seams of a million atoms,
To hear each one sing as it collapses undone
Every inch from here to there a frayed wire buzzing
Flailing to its own energy, almost alive and whispering,
Closer
Closer
Closer…

Look how her lonely visage sits
She is not so pretty.
She is not so special.
But she daily dances and the sun smiles down
To warm her.
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« Reply #6 on: May 02, 2009, 12:50:41 AM »

I started writing something in terza rima but then realized that I can't write poetry. :D
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« Reply #7 on: May 02, 2009, 10:50:58 AM »

In natures palm I rest my soul
while the unreal world attempts to catch my own
pull me from the world of the soul
from natures palm it reaches for me
attempts to grasp me to an eternity
as a robot of the world unreal
to make me work
to make me dumb
to make me forget the world of my own
the world of my soul
the pursuit of the world unreal
will never see me when I'm here
in natures palm
all alone
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« Reply #8 on: May 02, 2009, 12:27:09 PM »

Cooking up deliciously sick post-apocalyptic story.
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« Reply #9 on: May 02, 2009, 04:05:18 PM »

I'll write something for this.

Hopefully, at least one twist will be involved.  Noir
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« Reply #10 on: May 02, 2009, 04:12:55 PM »

Ah, what the hell, I'll do some terza rima shit no matter how terrible it is.
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« Reply #11 on: May 02, 2009, 04:42:57 PM »

Um, one question;

Are we allowed to do multiple entries?

(Not that I'm planning to do 20 "The Pursuit" texts in 10 days...   Giggle)
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« Reply #12 on: May 02, 2009, 04:45:46 PM »

Hand Thumbs Up Right Multiple entries are allowed as long as they are not connected to each other.
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« Reply #13 on: May 02, 2009, 04:53:03 PM »

Hand Thumbs Up Right Multiple entries are allowed as long as they are not connected to each other.
yesh.

Oh, sorry, didn't see that.  Shrug
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« Reply #14 on: May 02, 2009, 04:58:51 PM »

Um, one question;

Are we allowed to do multiple entries?

(Not that I'm planning to do 20 "The Pursuit" texts in 10 days...   Giggle)
Don't encourage me! Evil
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« Reply #15 on: May 02, 2009, 06:08:40 PM »

Hmmmmm, 20 texts...

Anyways

Folowed for so long.
Flee into the night.
I am so alone.
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« Reply #16 on: May 02, 2009, 07:10:35 PM »

Hmmmmm, 20 texts...
More like 60! Although I probably won't be that cruel.
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« Reply #17 on: May 02, 2009, 07:54:37 PM »

Ah, maybe I should set a limit to the number of entries for each person? It'd be hell to have to read tons of entries for voting and socially awkward to have tons of entries by one person outnumber a smaller quantity from others.
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« Reply #18 on: May 02, 2009, 08:14:31 PM »

I suggest soemthing like a 3 text cap.
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« Reply #19 on: May 02, 2009, 08:24:33 PM »

I was planning on doing 2-3 poems, a story, and a random ASCII picture...
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