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Writing Challenge #4: Mardi Gras!

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Oooh, two journals in a day! I'm getting dangerous again! ;)

OK, I've already decided on species for the St. Patrick's Day and Easter/Spring Equinox Writing Challenge entries (respectively, Fox and Bilby, so you guys now have fair warning in advance of the actual challenge keywords, which I'll post when the time comes... Why Bilby? You'll have to find out.....later. ;) ), but I felt there was too long of a break between #3 (Valentine's Day) and the Challenge for St. Patrick's Day, so.... How 'bout one for Mardi Gras (or, if you're in other parts of the world, Carnival)?

Well, nothing says Louisiana like swamps and alligators, so...

The species (and keyword #1) is.....

OTTER!

Nothing says an implacable show-off like an otter, and what's a Mardi Gras (or Carnival) without show-offs, yes? ;)

Since the theme is Mardi Gras, it's not important to make it a keyword, so what'll be the rest?

Well... To list 'em out, here they are:

OTTER
BEADS
JAZZ

So, let's get the party started and have some fun! :) As usual, can be clean or REALLY naughty, as long as it's imaginative-- I'm never expecting the obvious, so surprise me! Just remember, have some fun with this! :) Note that these are keywords, and not a phrase, like some other prompts & challenges, and can be thematic, if one chooses. These may be short enough to fit on a flea's back or long enough to dwarf the Lord of the Rings trilogy... :)

Oh, and if you're new to the Writing Challenge, or haven't been keeping up, the previous three Challenges are still open-- There is no deadline on any of these, but I would like a heads-up to know if there's interest. You don't need to go into any details as to what you're writing, except maybe letting me know which Challenge(s) you're working on, if it'll be taking a while. The more I know there's interest, the more likely I can continue this project.

Below is a list of past and current Challenges, with links to all submissions for each.

#1: no theme
SQUIRREL
PANTIES
RADIO
  
  
  
  


#2: Chinese Lunar New Year-- Year of the Rabbit
BUNNY
MOON
TRAVEL
Moon Rabbit - Part 1 by CyberCornEntropic


#3: Valentine's Day
CAT
HEART
LOVE
Cat Heart Love by DOtter
  
Moon Rabbit - Part 2 by CyberCornEntropic


#4: Mardi Gras
OTTER
BEADS
JAZZ
Moon Rabbit - Part 3 by CyberCornEntropic


#5: St. Patrick's Day
FOX
GOLD
LUCK
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Moon Rabbit - Part 4 by CyberCornEntropic


#6: Tribute to Japan
No keywords, but had to either take place in Japan or have something Japanese-related.
Why the Ground Quakes by CyberCornEntropic
  
Support Japan by DOtter


#7: April Fool's Day
PLUSHIE
LONELINESS
DRESS
Plushies Loneliness Dress by DOtter
  
[Story] Mimzy's Sigh by dmfalk
  
Moon Rabbit - Part 5 by CyberCornEntropic


#8: Easter
BILBY
RAIN
FLOWER
How Deidrei Saved Easter by CyberCornEntropic


#9 (#9, #9, #9, #9....): SF Golden Gate Bridge, ruptured Rapture, Memorial Day
FIREFOX (lesser/red panda, sankam, nin wah)
SERVICE
FUTURE
Moon Rabbit - Part 6 by CyberCornEntropic


#10: Father's Day
DAD
WEEKEND
PICNIC
Moon Rabbit - Part 7 by CyberCornEntropic


#11: National & personal birthdays
DOG
BEANS
BIRTHDAY
Behind Enemy Limas by Winterimage
  
Moon Rabbit - Part 7 by CyberCornEntropic


#12: Apollo 11 anniversary/Space Shuttle is grounded
EAGLE
SUN
SEA
Moon Rabbit - Part 9 by CyberCornEntropic


#13: Dog Days of Summer
DOG
CAMPING
STARS

#14: Special 46th Birthday Edition
SQUIRREL, MOUSE, BUNNY, SKUNK and/or LEPTICTIDIUM (any one or more or all)
BIRTHDAY
BRIDGE
D.M.F. Writing Challenge #14 by Tigresse
(species chosen: BUNNY, SKUNK)

#15: The War of the Worlds broadcast of 1938...
RADIO
PANIC
ALIENS

#16: Thanksgiving
TURKEY
PILGRIM
STUFFING
THANKSGIVING
The Toughest Turkey That Ever Were by CyberCornEntropic


#17: Holiday Season
DEER
GIFTS
HOLIDAYS
Moon Rabbit - Part 8 by CyberCornEntropic


#18: New Year's Resolutions
MOUSE
YEAR
RESOLUTION
Moon Rabbit - Part 10 by CyberCornEntropic


As always, have fun! :)

Now, to go hunt down some beignets-- Yum! ;)

SUBMISSIONS SO FAR:
The first entry comes from
CyberCornEntropic
CyberCornEntropic
, with part 3 of his Moon Rabbit saga, here ->
Moon Rabbit - Part 3 by CyberCornEntropic


d.m.f.
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Added: 7 years, 5 months ago
 
CyberCornEntropic
7 years, 5 months ago
At first, I wasn't sure if I could use this as part of "Moon Rabbit" since they wouldn't have jazz, but maybe I've got something to work around it.

Speaking of "Moon Rabbit", I need to finish Part 2 and then update Part 1.
CyberCornEntropic
7 years, 5 months ago
Speaking of Writing Challenges, I need to get off my skid plate and finish Part 3, preferably sometime before the 17th. :/
dmfalk
7 years, 5 months ago
Well, the St. Patty's Day entry shouldn't be too hard to write in, but the one for Spring Break- between St. Patrick's Day and Easter- might not fit...but then, we'll see... ;)

d.m.f.
CyberCornEntropic
7 years, 5 months ago
I think I can squeeze in the St. Paddy's Day entry without any problems.  I can't tell you about Spring Break until you post it, of course. :p

I've got Part 3 almost ready to go.  It just needs a quick look through before I post it.  Interestingly enough, it wasn't "Jazz" that gave me problems, but "Beads".  I had to go back and insert something about beads which turned out to be fortunate as it helped give some character to Father Evan.
dmfalk
7 years, 5 months ago
I figured the St. Paddy's Day challenge wouldn't be a problem for you at all. As for the Spring Break one, well... I've already written one story that could fit into it- You'll know by the end of this month. ;)

As for Part 3, hee! Interesting that "beads" would be the unexpected challenge! ;)

d.m.f.
CyberCornEntropic
7 years, 5 months ago
Fortunately, real life priests do have a use for beads which I could easily exploit and turn into some extra interaction between Baksrit and Father Evan. :p Until I figured that bit out, I feared I'd have to write up Part 4 and use that for this Challenge instead with poor Part 3 dangling in between.

It should be interesting to see what those keywords will inspire, although, for the time being, my focus should be on the St. Patrick's Day Challenge.
dmfalk
7 years, 5 months ago
Having grown up in a Catholic family, yes I know about rosary beads, which Mardi Gras beads actually were based on. :)

I'm actually enjoying seeing how you tie in my Writing Challenge keywords into this story. ;)

d.m.f.
CyberCornEntropic
7 years, 5 months ago
I've got an idea and am working on it?

Does this work?

Also, will you be listing this and Part 2 in the main text of the appropriate journals as you did with Part 1?
dmfalk
7 years, 5 months ago
I will be, yes... I've been busy lately. That, and i need to deal with a backlog of open Firefox tabs that go back a couple months... :P

I should be reading the current story later today, barring any tsunami issues... :P

d.m.f.
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