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Bigup DJ
Nov 8, 2012


I don't have time to do this week's Thunderdome but I'm pre-emptively signing up for next week's!

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Bigup DJ
Nov 8, 2012


Sitting Here posted:

dear n3wbs, please do as your dad says and not as he does

I wouldn't rely on this post to mean much next week, you should come back and sign up then. I mean what if the prompt was "write about a character gruesomely murdering your least favorite ethnic minority" I'll bet you'd regret signing up blindly!!!! That's if next week's judge notices this post.

I'll do it man I'll do a story next week no matter what! I swear it on my father's grave, and my own grave!! :toxx:

Bigup DJ
Nov 8, 2012


You can count me in on this no-death story.

Bigup DJ
Nov 8, 2012


This is the first piece of fiction I've produced on my own time. I hope you like it!

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The Supermen
(244 words)

I’m dying
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“…to reduce the foreshortening of telomeres. Clinical trials begin next month. Incredible stuff, isn’t it Linda? Why I remember…”
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“…poo poo, long as I’m pulling in some extra income for me and the wife, where’s the problem? Way things’re going I’m gonna need it.” He orders another round.
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He signs. He cracks his joints and looks at the men across the table.
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“…cancerous growths. And what’s more it’s spreading at such a rate that…”
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“…what? Look - well yes, but look - we’ve come too far to stop now. I’m sure there’s something we…”
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She heaves into the bowl. She doesn’t know where her husband has gone.
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“…a nutrient slurry, and hopefully we can figure out how to stop this from happening again. I mean God forbid…”
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“…missing. Authorities refuse to speculate on the disappearance of…”
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“…Chancellor herself has called for a period of reflection on the use of these technologies, describing them as “unnecessary and grossly immoral”. We cross now to Germany, where…"
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“…and reports are coming in that the president of the DRC has opted to undergo the controversial procedure…”
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“…natural term limits. If the people want him out, they’ll vote him out and I for one…”
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“…has raised concerns about growing inequality and what she describes as a world of “haves and have-nots”. She joins us now in the studio - Linda, it’s good to be…”
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“…decades-long campaign, documents revealing the fate of subjects of the first clinical trials have been released. The trials, which began in…”
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I’ve been dying for so long.

Bigup DJ
Nov 8, 2012


I'm in! And thanks for the feedback, Muffin.

Does anyone have reading on how to do a good mystery story?

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