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Posted: Wednesday, March 14, 2012 5:34:50 PM

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So, I have this really good story(in my opinion) and I would like to publish it here on lush...the only problem is that its too short:( I'm afraid if I mess with it, it will ruin the story. Advice?help?

P.S. there is only 536 words...
Guest
Posted: Wednesday, March 14, 2012 9:10:37 PM

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I'm not the best help around here but I'd be glad to try.
charmbrights
Posted: Thursday, March 15, 2012 4:25:24 AM

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GypsyChild wrote:
So, I have this really good story(in my opinion) and I would like to publish it here on lush...the only problem is that its too short:( I'm afraid if I mess with it, it will ruin the story. Advice?help?

P.S. there is only 536 words...

If the story is 536 words, then so be it. To misquote Mozart, "A story should have exactly the right number of words in it." Do not add padding just to make it longer to some arbitrary length, that will only make it less good.

If there is an arbitrary lower limit on here, then post it somewhere else where they don't have unjustifiable rules excluding the very difficult art of flash fiction. I know a brilliant sci-fi story which is only 15 (yes - fifteen) words long.

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Guest
Posted: Thursday, March 15, 2012 8:04:12 AM

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Ok,so this is my story...

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Posted: Thursday, March 15, 2012 10:39:59 AM

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Been awhile since I've seen this maneuver attempted! Good catch, Mod

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Posted: Thursday, March 15, 2012 11:22:43 AM

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charmbrights wrote:



If there is an arbitrary lower limit on here, then post it somewhere else where they don't have unjustifiable rules excluding the very difficult art of flash fiction. I know a brilliant sci-fi story which is only 15 (yes - fifteen) words long.


Arbitrary? Unjustifable rules? You're making a judgment call on the standards Lush wishes to have? Based on what, and who are you anyway?

sprite
Posted: Thursday, March 15, 2012 11:36:33 AM

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gypsymoth wrote:


Arbitrary? Unjustifable rules? You're making a judgment call on the standards Lush wishes to have? Based on what, and who are you anyway?



*shakes fists* you f'ing mods, trying to actually set standards of quality here. dammit, i wrote a 6 word story that was brilliant - BRILLIANT - and you turned it down! it was going to be part one of my 100 chapter opus, each chapter 6 words! don't you understand? i am a GENIUS!

sorry. the stress is getting too me. think i need to start drinking. it IS after noon on the other coast, after all! drunken

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Posted: Thursday, March 15, 2012 11:44:34 AM

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sprite wrote:


*shakes fists* you f'ing mods, trying to actually set standards of quality here. dammit, i wrote a 6 word story that was brilliant - BRILLIANT - and you turned it down! it was going to be part one of my 100 chapter opus, each chapter 6 words! don't you understand? i am a GENIUS!

sorry. the stress is getting too me. think i need to start drinking. it IS after noon on the other coast, after all! drunken



Quarter to six in the evening here. sweetie... What can I get you?

sprite
Posted: Thursday, March 15, 2012 11:47:52 AM

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Mazza wrote:



Quarter to six in the evening here. sweetie... What can I get you?



One of each!! *hugs* and THIS is why i love you, Ms Mazza! This, and the kitten spam on my wall. :)

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Posted: Thursday, March 15, 2012 11:48:03 AM

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sprite wrote:


*shakes fists* you f'ing mods, trying to actually set standards of quality here. dammit, i wrote a 6 word story that was brilliant - BRILLIANT - and you turned it down! it was going to be part one of my 100 chapter opus, each chapter 6 words! don't you understand? i am a GENIUS!

sorry. the stress is getting too me. think i need to start drinking. it IS after noon on the other coast, after all! drunken


Sprite — one for you and one for me!!!!

Guest
Posted: Thursday, March 15, 2012 11:51:17 AM

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sprite wrote:


One of each!! *hugs* and THIS is why i love you, Ms Mazza! This, and the kitten spam on my wall. :)


SPAM??? It's fine art, carefully chosen to make you smile!!!!

Spam? my arse! (hahah - had to punctuate that - it meant something VERY different a moment ago!!) bootyshake

wanders off muttering under her breath!!

evil4
sprite
Posted: Thursday, March 15, 2012 11:56:48 AM

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Mazza wrote:


SPAM??? It's fine art, carefully chosen to make you smile!!!!

Spam? my arse! (hahah - had to punctuate that - it meant something VERY different a moment ago!!) bootyshake

wanders off muttering under her breath!!

evil4


*giggles* if it helps, you should know that i have copied and printed each and every one of them and framed and plan to open a museum in the summer showcasing them - interested in being the guest of honor? :)

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Posted: Thursday, March 15, 2012 12:46:04 PM

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sprite wrote:

i am a GENIUS!


It's a brilliant (true) story, that! MORE! MORE! But... it's only four words! d'oh! So I have taken the liberty of re-writing it for you. with capital correction:

sprite wrote:

I am a GENIUS, I am!





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sprite
Posted: Thursday, March 15, 2012 12:55:25 PM

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and so began the classic feud. You've heard of the Hatfields and the McCoys? Ha! amateurs! Prepare for:

ARMEGEDDON 2012: SPRITE VS SHYLASS.

*coming soon to a theater near you. drunken

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Shylass
Posted: Thursday, March 15, 2012 12:59:06 PM

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sprite wrote:
and so began the classic feud. You've heard of the Hatfields and the McCoys?


Who? dontknow McCoys make crisps, don't they? I am game for eating anybody's crisps! NOM!

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Guest
Posted: Thursday, March 15, 2012 1:06:15 PM

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sprite wrote:


*shakes fists* you f'ing mods, trying to actually set standards of quality here. dammit, i wrote a 6 word story that was brilliant - BRILLIANT - and you turned it down! it was going to be part one of my 100 chapter opus, each chapter 6 words! don't you understand? i am a GENIUS!

sorry. the stress is getting too me. think i need to start drinking. it IS after noon on the other coast, after all! drunken


Back. To. Your. Corner.

NOW!

Sheesh! I can't even take two days off to breathe and you dump this on me?

CORNER! NOW!

Happy, little kitty? cat
Guest
Posted: Thursday, March 15, 2012 3:03:09 PM

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sprite wrote:


*giggles* if it helps, you should know that i have copied and printed each and every one of them and framed and plan to open a museum in the summer showcasing them - interested in being the guest of honor? :)


Oh my god - is it you that is copying and pasting all of my forum posts too??

But yeah, of course, I'd go to the opening of an envelope, I'll be there... I'll bring like, cookies and milk too
Guest
Posted: Thursday, March 15, 2012 3:08:49 PM

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Sorry for posting it my mistake....
Shylass
Posted: Thursday, March 15, 2012 3:23:56 PM

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GypsyChild wrote:
Sorry for posting it my mistake....


Nowt like a bit Lush fire now and again, lass! Hugs flower I think it's safe to say we all learn hard and fast (and not always in the fun way). help













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Guest
Posted: Thursday, March 15, 2012 4:03:36 PM

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Back to my post though, anyone care to help?

lol on the demotivational poster though:D
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Posted: Thursday, March 15, 2012 8:43:49 PM

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Having read the story, I think it would benefit rather than suffer from having a few more words. Think of it as filling out the story, not padding it.

HTH!

Maggie Rascal
DirtyMartini
Posted: Thursday, March 15, 2012 10:59:18 PM

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sprite wrote:

sorry. the stress is getting too me. think i need to start drinking. it IS after noon on the other coast, after all! drunken


Aren't you glad you became a mod? Btw, if it's any consolation, I'm told the rate of alcoholism for story mods is only slightly higher than the average population...average population of what, I'm not quite sure of...dontknow

Anyway, haven't had a chance to use this picture in a while...




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nicola
Posted: Thursday, March 15, 2012 11:01:04 PM

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Tough audience, sheesh!

It's rare a story even gets started prior to the minimum word count we impose. Otherwise, it's little more than 5 or 6 paragraphs.

You need to flesh out those bones a little GypsyChild.

Take a look at some of the Editor's Picks if you need some pointers as to what makes a great story Hugs

sprite
Posted: Thursday, March 15, 2012 11:02:44 PM

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omg, can i just say i love you people? like all of you? even Alan? actually, i have always loved Alan, but DO NOT TELL HIM THIS! it WILL just go to his HEAD! drunken

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