The 2019 Sequel Solstice Story Share: The Sequel!

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Norman Mjadwesch

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*cringes*

Dogs are notoriously bad at boundaries.
 
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ARGHHH I give up! I have work tomorrow, and an exam! I must. Get. Sleep.

*shakes fist*

Darn you, future people! You’re going to steal all the points when my back is turned!

(It’s just as well. If the guessing thread was live, I’d have to stay up to read it all and I’d fail my exam for sure.)

Goodnight, All. :)
 

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Good luck with your exam, Coddi!
 

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*Give big thumbs up to people who wrote half-finished novellas*

*Goes back to drinking whiskey in the shower, sobbing over the novella I now have to finish*

Shower whiskey? We know you're a fancy doggo, Kevin, no need to flaunt it. Also, if we all wrote half-finished novella cliff hangers...who's the original? My doppel senses are tingling...at least, I think that's what tingling. Anyone smell burnt toast?

ARGHHH I give up! I have work tomorrow, and an exam! I must. Get. Sleep.

*shakes fist*

Darn you, future people! You’re going to steal all the points when my back is turned!

(It’s just as well. If the guessing thread was live, I’d have to stay up to read it all and I’d fail my exam for sure.)

Goodnight, All. :)

Baha! I knew moving to the future would work! So worth it for the two times a year I get to participate in guessing threads.

Also I see we have a birthday train! Choochoo!:partyguy::partyguy: :partyguy::snoopy:Happy Birthday everyone! May your celebrations involve less screaming that the day we're commemorating!
 

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ARGHHH I give up! I have work tomorrow, and an exam! I must. Get. Sleep.

*shakes fist*

Darn you, future people! You’re going to steal all the points when my back is turned!

(It’s just as well. If the guessing thread was live, I’d have to stay up to read it all and I’d fail my exam for sure.)

Goodnight, All. :)

Don't worry, Coddi. There are limits imposed on the guessing so as to pace it slowly enough to give everyone a chance, regardless of schedule and time zone. You will have a chance to guess!

THE GUESSING THREAD IS LIVE!

Okay, here's how it works.

Participants will be limited to 3 guesses a day. You may use them all at once or spread them out throughout the day.

There is a 50 post minimum limit that you will need to meet in order to be able to post in Show Your Work. If this will pose a sizeable difficulty (obviously, I do not advise spamming 40 posts in a day unless it's a very fast-moving thread, which is...rare), please talk to me. I believe everyone here should be fine though.

The password for the Show Your Work section is vista.

Please post your guesses on the Guessing Thread; I will not count any guesses posted elsewhere.
 
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*What this means is I switch from looking at the internet sitting at my computer to looking at the internet on my phone while lying in bed

The truth! It shines bright as a backlit screen at midnight, blinding me!

Thanks for doing this again, Jay, and thanks for letting me belatedly join :D
 

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ARGHhhhhhh the DOG got me on his very first guess!

*clutches chest, falls down ded*

Ah, the shame, the ignominy!

*rolls, twitches, whimpers*
 

Norman Mjadwesch

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ARGHhhhhhh the DOG got me on his very first guess!

*clutches chest, falls down ded*

Ah, the shame, the ignominy!

*rolls, twitches, whimpers*

Easy peasy. :flamethrower

Fucking one trick pony :deadhorse

Norm 2: Coddi 0
 
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Question for our Fearless Leader: will there be a Google Doc with all the stories like last time?
 

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Question for our Fearless Leader: will there be a Google Doc with all the stories like last time?

No, not going to forcibly share anyone's work. Feel free to requestb anything that catches your eye, but of course it's up to the writer whether they feel comfortable sharing.
 

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No, not going to forcibly share anyone's work. Feel free to requestb anything that catches your eye, but of course it's up to the writer whether they feel comfortable sharing.

Fair enough, tho I did like having easy access last year. But I guess I'll just rep everyone once the guessing it over.
 

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Question, out of curiosity: who did all three prompts in one story? You don't have to respond before being guessed (if it hints at which excerpt is yours) but I'd love to know. I had great fun mixing them all up.

THERE'S SO MUCH SCIENCE FICTION IN THE GUESSING THREAD!!! Gonna make it hard to figure out which joker wrote what.
Two out of the three prompts being obviously sci-fi will do that, I suppose. As for making it harder... *maniacal laughter*

Wheee! Thank you Jay, you are awesome.

*What this means is I switch from looking at the internet sitting at my computer to looking at the internet on my phone while lying in bed
You do know the light from phones is also detrimental to sleeping cycles, right?

ARGHhhhhhh the DOG got me on his very first guess!

*clutches chest, falls down ded*

Ah, the shame, the ignominy!

*rolls, twitches, whimpers*
:roll:No horsing around! The dog did it!

No, not going to forcibly share anyone's work. Feel free to requestb anything that catches your eye, but of course it's up to the writer whether they feel comfortable sharing.
Works for me.

When (hahahaaah!) I am guessed, I am happy to share with anyone interested in my story. :) Just rep me with an email.
 

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Does all fifty-one prompts count as three?
I'd be very interested to see if one managed all fifty-one in one story, that ought to be quite epic. But I'll happily take just the final three finalist prompts.

I see there are about ten extra stories. Impressive!