The 500 Word Weekend Write-In Discussion Thread


#1672

Now here was I, contemplating early Sunday morning sea-fog, drinking my first coffee and woe is me… this squidgy little Brit person emerged from the mists to colour up my cheeks.

I DO try to be nice, BUT… he’s surfing on awfully dangerous wipeout waves [and if they don’t get him, I’m sooling my bestiest drop bears onto him, plus my trained takeaway mosquitoes [no dear, THEY aren’t the takeaway… HE will be!]

Welcome to the group by the way, Ramenia. [and don’t let mediocre performances scare you! Shh… don’t tell anyone, but he’s a bit of a honeybunch behind that uhrr… uhmm… crass language!]
And EPrescott? Welcome to you too??

Christine


#1673

Oh, err, no, ummm, not you. Another Australian. Yeah. That’s it.


#1674

Thanks for the (official) welcome <3 <3 I’m kind of shadowing this group for a while now because John Nedwill is here, but either way it’s good to finally come out of the dark and say hi :blush:


#1675

Welcome!


#1676

Ok, y’all. I have another piece, sort of. It’s not really for this weekend, as it is too many words and not really related to stopping or any other prompt I can see. But, I think it’s funny, so I offer it to you because my stop piece was… well, it was not funny. (Thank you to all who read and commented.)

I’ve put this in for a Sci Fi contest (I won first place the contest for my entry, Day at the Office, for the last one!). The prompt was: Tell us a story about your alien friend in under 1000 words. This is what I ended up with:

Get In Loser…


#1677

I wake up, check the boards and - Hello @EPrescott!


#1678

I went to a search engine since I had no idea what you were writing about. Turns out I’ve had chitlins.


#1679

Once eaten, never forgotten?


#1680

My alt earth superhero story continues!

https://www.wattpad.com/715410016-time-immemorial-22-7c-the-story-of-b-part-2


#1681

Welcome @EPrescott.

Anyone who has been keeping an eye on @johnnedwill is welcome here.

I have to confess, I learned a new word from you. Which is always a good thing
and not unusual if you hang around John.

By a show of hands, how many of the rest of you had heard of drabble before yesterday?
And if you knew the word, could you use it in a sentence?


#1682

If you only have a little time, then write a drabble.

Next!


#1683

A drabble (100 words) is more than a dribble (50 words). A tribble is supposed to be 300 words, but it will always mean “fuzzballs that took over the Enterprise” to me.


#1684

Also using the same ‘Stop’ prompt, the next part of the saga of Earth B!

https://www.wattpad.com/716573427-time-immemorial-22-7c-the-story-of-b-part-3-1941


#1685

@ThomasWalborn - Well that’s the search list gone through (I’m not on it again for two weeks in a row! Thanks WP!!) so I now await your full list to see who I’ve missed - has Paul done one? Not seen him on the search.


#1686

I have writer’s…, ummm, writer’s… you know, that thing where you can’t think of words


#1687

Yeah I know it … the Soviets used to have one, without a K.


#1688

Sputnik?

No. That’s got a ‘k’.


#1689


Seriously young Tom? You dunno about Drabbles??
Lookee HERE for definition and examples, OK?

https://www.wattpad.com/590293169-prompt-perspectives-duhrr-drabbles

Sigh… a sentence?
If you’d dabble with a Drabble you’d know the importance of being earnestly short-winded, unlike some voluble dames from Downunder.

Happy now, honey-chile?


#1690

writer’s block?

oh wait, that also has a ‘k’


#1691

But cee dee, you avoided the question. Had you heard of drabble before yesterday?