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nicola
Posted: Monday, November 07, 2011 7:31:34 PM

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It's that time of year again, the festive season is upon us. Time for a new competition!

We have added a few challenges this time around to make it more challenging / interesting.

Prizes are as follows:

Winner: $150 Cash Prize
Second Place: $100 Cash Prize
Third Place: $50 Cash Prize

Full details of our Winter Break competition can be found here.

Good luck everyone!
DirtyMartini
Posted: Tuesday, November 08, 2011 4:09:47 AM

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Hmmm....so, we got to include those four people in the story eh?

Btw...are they all related? You know, like brother and sister?

Just asking...happy8


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mercianknight
Posted: Tuesday, November 08, 2011 5:38:45 AM

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Oooh, clever theme/challenge. Think

I may have to dust off my quill for this one. coffee

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sprite
Posted: Tuesday, November 08, 2011 11:06:29 AM

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omg, i am such a dope, i was staring at the picture of the cabin wondering where the four figures that were mentioned were, not even realizing there was a second photo just below... *blushes*

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nicola
Posted: Tuesday, November 08, 2011 12:24:17 PM

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DirtyMartini wrote:
Hmmm....so, we got to include those four people in the story eh?


No.

Quote:
You can include as many of the 4 characters as you wish in the "action," in any combination you like.
nicola
Posted: Tuesday, November 08, 2011 2:53:34 PM

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Just to reiterate, you do not need to include all 4 characters in the photo. You can choose as many or as few as you like, in any combination.
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Posted: Tuesday, November 08, 2011 3:58:38 PM

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Jackson, you may also request that Lush make a donation to your favorite charity. Or to Dirty Martini & WMM's beer fund. We take everything but personal checks.

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nicola
Posted: Wednesday, November 09, 2011 12:31:09 AM

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That old trick again? book
DirtyMartini
Posted: Wednesday, November 09, 2011 12:47:04 AM

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sprite wrote:
omg, i am such a dope, i was staring at the picture of the cabin wondering where the four figures that were mentioned were, not even realizing there was a second photo just below... *blushes*


What are you worried about? You won last year...you're ineligible to enter another contest for six years...

Really...read the rules...


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sprite
Posted: Wednesday, November 09, 2011 12:57:02 AM

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DirtyMartini wrote:
sprite wrote:
omg, i am such a dope, i was staring at the picture of the cabin wondering where the four figures that were mentioned were, not even realizing there was a second photo just below... *blushes*


What are you worried about? You won last year...you're ineligible to enter another contest for six years...

Really...read the rules...


oh... i didn't know that, thank you, Alan. that would have been kind of embarrassing *hugs* you're a good friend for point it out. :)

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DirtyMartini
Posted: Wednesday, November 09, 2011 1:04:57 AM

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sprite wrote:


oh... i didn't know that, thank you, Alan. that would have been kind of embarrassing *hugs* you're a good friend for point it out. :)


Hey...that's what friends are for...happy8


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sprite
Posted: Wednesday, November 09, 2011 1:07:39 AM

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DirtyMartini wrote:
sprite wrote:


oh... i didn't know that, thank you, Alan. that would have been kind of embarrassing *hugs* you're a good friend for point it out. :)


Hey...that's what friends are for...happy8


i should probably point out that mods of sisters sites aren't allowed to enter, either, then. no need to thank me, just being helpful.

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nicola
Posted: Wednesday, November 09, 2011 2:20:57 AM

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Sprite can enter any competition she chooses, she's royalty after all!
DirtyMartini
Posted: Wednesday, November 09, 2011 3:05:34 AM

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nicola wrote:
Sprite can enter any competition she chooses, she's royalty after all!


Wait a minute now...I thought there was a rule that after you win a contest you can't enter another one for six years...or is it six decades, can't really remember at the moment...dontknow


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flytoomuch
Posted: Wednesday, November 09, 2011 4:35:52 AM

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Look as far as the rest of are concerned let's just hope Sprite gets arthritis or a very bad flu and can't write until AFTER December 21st.....Anyways, Sprite, too many gold cups or banners and your mantle will look cluttered....leave some silverwear for the "the gang who couldn't write well". Geez if I knew Sprite was gonna join all these contests I never would have signed up for this site. Anyways, I support DirtyMartini's initiative....Proposition #1...those who win a contest are hereby ostracized from Lush for period of not less than.....let's say at least until after Dec. 21st? [The other writers all skulk into a corner and glare at Sprite as they huddle with DirtyMartini drafting convoluted legal language designed to bar Sprite from all future Lush writing contests]
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Posted: Wednesday, November 09, 2011 4:39:55 AM

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Shit I just read Nicola's post.....Sprite is fucking ROYALTY? Shit! Place foot in mouth John!! In Thailand I'd be in jail by now awaiting Sprite's pardon. Does Lush have any Lese Majeste laws that I'm unaware of? DirtyMartini you seem to know all the small print rules on this site.....am I fucked forever?
sprite
Posted: Wednesday, November 09, 2011 9:21:17 AM

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Actually, i wasn't going to enter this one... until everyone gave me a hard time about it. Now... well, lets just say i didn't even pull out my A game for that last one. BWA HA HA *burps* HA!

btw, i earned my royal staure the old fashioned way... slept my way to the top! drunken

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Posted: Wednesday, November 09, 2011 11:47:09 AM

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flytoomuch wrote:
Shit I just read Nicola's post.....Sprite is fucking ROYALTY? Shit! Place foot in mouth John!! In Thailand I'd be in jail by now awaiting Sprite's pardon. Does Lush have any Lese Majeste laws that I'm unaware of? DirtyMartini you seem to know all the small print rules on this site.....am I fucked forever?


That's your fantasy, right? evil5
sprite
Posted: Wednesday, November 09, 2011 12:59:39 PM

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omg, i just reread the rules... 3000 words or LESS - i am screwed... it usually takes me at least that to get to the sex... *sighs*

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Posted: Wednesday, November 09, 2011 1:15:07 PM

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Might give this a try, see if I can get my rusty brain working. :)
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tommie wrote:
Might give this a try, see if I can get my rusty brain working. :)


Yay!!! Can't wait!!
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Posted: Wednesday, November 09, 2011 5:57:58 PM

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DM and FlyTooMuch are to be applauded for their efforts to give the rest of us a shot at first place. At least DM got a hug from Sprite out of the deal. Now at least the rest of us can shoot for second or third place money which, in the current economy, ain't shabby atall.

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flytoomuch
Posted: Wednesday, November 09, 2011 7:54:47 PM

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Well let me just say outright: I don't want the $$$ and will donate it to Lush (can I win now?) Also, I'm completely simpatico with Rachel on attaining Royal status and am more than willing to "sleep my way to the top". Rachel, think of your most twisted BDSM fantasy and I'm "IN" so long as I get some sort of title. Nicola can you PM me a list of single female Lush "Royalty" so I can begin my stalking. Anyways, I'm sort of in Rachel's position.....at 3,000 words in my stories nothing has even happened. Harsh editing will be required and the ropes and handcuffs may end up on the cutting room floor.

[Gypsymoth nice pick-up on my post and I did chuckle!]
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We wanted to make it challenging to authors. evil4

Do you guys want us to up the word count to 5000?
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Nicola you know me I'm just ribbing you. Truthfully in my current story I'm at 3367 words and no one has touched each other yet....but hey, that's just me. My stories are all about attraction and seduction, not really so much about sex. YOU MAKE THE RULES and I'll follow whatever you say. 3000 is a challenge for me, but hey, maybe it will be my best work? If it keeps Sprite out of the contest then.....(he smiles a conspiratorial smile)....it's a GREAT rule.

Anyways, ignore my posts, I won't be the winner anyways as my story will take a detour as I describe winning the "over 40" Giant Slalom and being invited to have dinner with Jean Claude Killy in Chamonix at Les Vieilles Luges (OMG what a restaurant) and describe drinking a bottle of 1970 Montrose with a skiing legend. [You see.....my 3000 words are gone already!]
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flytoomuch wrote:
Nicola you know me I'm just ribbing you. Truthfully in my current story I'm at 3367 words and no one has touched each other yet....but hey, that's just me. My stories are all about attraction and seduction, not really so much about sex. YOU MAKE THE RULES and I'll follow whatever you say. 3000 is a challenge for me, but hey, maybe it will be my best work? If it keeps Sprite out of the contest then.....(he smiles a conspiratorial smile)....it's a GREAT rule.

Anyways, ignore my posts, I won't be the winner anyways as my story will take a detour as I describe winning the "over 40" Giant Slalom and being invited to have dinner with Jean Claude Killy in Chamonix at Les Vieilles Luges (OMG what a restaurant) and describe drinking a bottle of 1970 Montrose with a skiing legend. [You see.....my 3000 words are gone already!]


It should be easy for you, John. Just write the way you usually do, which ends up at close to 9,000 words (yes, I have checked on occasion!), then C&P the parts that contain the sex. Clean up a few details so it doesn't seem as though you just dropped the sex in, and voilà! You'll have 3,000 words or less.

Then you can take me to dinner in Chamonix, merci beaucoup.
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Posted: Thursday, November 10, 2011 8:42:03 AM

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lol - at least my wife can't complain about me being 'absent' for several weeks - i kind of 'disappeared' for a while while writing Paris.

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Gypsymoth really 9000 words? Wow poor editors....sorry gang! Thanks for the whole "clip and paste" idea. I have like eight stories on the go so I can just take out the "hot" parts, stick them together, add in 4 people standing around talking about the "good old days" of Jean Claude Killy and wooden skis and Shazaam a contest entry is done!! In the meantime I had an even better brainstorm. This sexy lady visits me at my chateau in Chamonix. Serendipity and guess what? We both love B & W photography and she marvels at my darkroom and my prints, stark nudes of West End actresses and Kirov ballerinas. We fall into a deep discussion of "Norwegian Wood" over a glass of 94' Dominus as a Blue Ray collectors edition of Casablanca plays on the TV ignored. As our hands touch and our eyes link we segue into a discussion of Willy's recording of 'Miracle' with Mark Knopfler and how we both love the song "Storybook Love" which became the theme song for The Princess Bride. Torrid sex ensues. I save a few of the 3000 words so we can have a wonderful dinner at Les Vielles Luges during which she drops the bomb that......she's married. So what do you think?
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flytoomuch wrote:
Gypsymoth really 9000 words? Wow poor editors....sorry gang! Thanks for the whole "clip and paste" idea. I have like eight stories on the go so I can just take out the "hot" parts, stick them together, add in 4 people standing around talking about the "good old days" of Jean Claude Killy and wooden skis and Shazaam a contest entry is done!! In the meantime I had an even better brainstorm. This sexy lady visits me at my chateau in Chamonix. Serendipity and guess what? We both love B & W photography and she marvels at my darkroom and my prints, stark nudes of West End actresses and Kirov ballerinas. We fall into a deep discussion of "Norwegian Wood" over a glass of 94' Dominus as a Blue Ray collectors edition of Casablanca plays on the TV ignored. As our hands touch and our eyes link we segue into a discussion of Willy's recording of 'Miracle' with Mark Knopfler and how we both love the song "Storybook Love" which became the theme song for The Princess Bride. Torrid sex ensues. I save a few of the 3000 words so we can have a wonderful dinner at Les Vielles Luges during which she drops the bomb that......she's married. So what do you think?


thatshot

Oh you tease you!

What do I think? love8

I think you're on the right track, especially since the above synopsis comes to 212 words.

http://www.lushstories.com/resources/count-characters.aspx

But if you incorporate Willy into it, you sly dog. ::: swoons! :::

Wait! You're not trying to bribe one of the judges, are you? hiding

Get to it dear, I am always objective, above reproach and cannot be bribed. study



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what happens if our entry is 3001 words... *giggles*

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