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Writing Challenge #13: Dog Days of Summer

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Well, this should come as no surprise-- I'm late...again. :P

Been a busy month, though- Mostly off-'net, as my mum and I were preparing for a California State Retiree conference in Anaheim, the other end of the state from where I am.

But I'm back, so let's get to business, shall we?

This time the time of year and keywords do have something in common, being that it's August, usually referred to as the "Dog Days of Summer", since- NORMALLY- little happens, no holidays (in the US) to speak of, and everyone's out doing summer things...like camping under the stars....

And thus, in one go, we have our three keywords:

DOG for the species (again)- Can be any canine species or breed, just like the last time I used this keyword...
CAMPING - Yes, this is a new keyword!
STARS - I've already done the SUN and MOON as keywords, so why not?

The rules are simple enough, I think: Unlike other writing prompts, I don't use phrases- I use keywords. Therefore, you, the writer, need only use the three keywords in any manner-- I don't care if it's short, long, serious, fun, sexual, violent or clean, all I ask is to have fun with it. :) Also, I don't expect the obvious. ;) While I tie these in to certain calendar events, you're not bound by said calendar or events, and there is no expiration date. You can even combine past and/or present Challenges, if you want- Just have fun!

While these Writing Challenges are posted to Inkbunny only, submissions may be posted anywhere at the author's discretion. And yes, this being Inkbunny, I have no problem with the cub genre- I'm surprised no submissions have yet taken advantage of that! (It's not required, so those not into cub don't have to.) All I ask is that if you've got something in the works, just let me know-- I don't need to know the details, particularly if it's a surprise. :) Basically, I want to know if my Writing Challenges are worth doing. When it's posted (I would prefer here on Inkbunny), a link will go with the Challenge summery. Speaking of, below are the past & present Challenges, with links to the original Challenge journals and stories submitted for each Challenge (now with thumbnail links to each submission).

If you have any questions about this or my Writing Challenges in general, feel free to ask!

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


Happy Writing!

d.m.f.
(Took me three days to write this-- Bleargh! :P )
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Added: 7 years, 9 months ago
 
CyberCornEntropic
7 years, 9 months ago
So, let's see...  I've gotten #2, #3, #4, #5, #7, #8, and I'm still fumbling through #9.  That's 6½ out of 13.   I really need to get busy and catch up, don't I?  I've still got at least two more chapters of Moon Rabbit to finish after the one I'm presently on, then it's time to post Do Unto Me on here.  Hopefully, I'll have "Deidrei's Summer Special" (so far, it's independent of your Challenges) done while it's still summer.  Doggone it!  I'll never get these and other ideas done if I just sit here and dream about them. :(

At the moment, you're 1-up on me with my story challenge, just for the record.

Also, the Star, the Moon, and the Sun?  That's three out of 21 major arcana cards right there. ;p
dmfalk
7 years, 9 months ago
Mmmmmmyyyeeeeeeeeessssssssssssssss.... ;) You should get those keys a-clickin' and crank 'em out.... ;) I'm right now trying to rekindle an idea I had at the start of the month, but other things conspired to prevent me from writing... :P So, before I get Story #9 out, you should get something out.... :) I still hope to reach 12 stories this year, and hope I can exceed that, karma willing!

So... Let's get writing! :D

d.m.f.
CyberCornEntropic
7 years, 8 months ago
A full seven now, and we're even on the stories.  For now. ;p
dmfalk
7 years, 8 months ago
*nod* Eight each for each of us-- You have six Moon Rabbit chapters, plus Deidrei's Easter tale and the lepti quake story. :)

I've got two "travelogue" style stories in the works, so... :P

d.m.f.
CyberCornEntropic
7 years, 8 months ago
On the submissions for your Challenges, I'm not really counting the leptic quake myth except maybe as ½ (but it wasn't the ½ I referred to earlier; that ½ was the then incomplete Part 6 of Moon Rabbit) because it used the wrong theme.  Also, it's 1-1 on my writing challenge, since I'm counting from when I issued it (it was supposed to be from when you accepted it, but I don't know if you have or not).

Here's to our stories! :p
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