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rohan
Mar 19, 2008


Hi Dorkroom! It’s been a while.

You may or may not know that there’s a weekly flash fiction contest in CC called Thunderdome, which is now in its tenth year!

This week, I thought it’d be fun to get some cross-forum collaborations happening, and let the writers in the Thunderdome take inspiration from your photos of parking lots and abandoned buildings.

Please use this thread to post photos you’d like to see goons try to write words about! The writers will choose a photo from this thread (or I’ll assign them, if they prefer to be surprised) and write a short story inspired by it.

If you’d like to try your hand at writing your own story inspired by someone else’s photo, it’d be great to see you join the Thunderdome yourself! I figure anyone who’s posted in the dorkroom long enough is thoroughly bloodied already, what’s a few more battlescars? :black101:

Feel free to message me if you have any questions :)

rohan fucked around with this message at 08:12 on Aug 2, 2021

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Megabound
Oct 20, 2012



A big welcome to our Thunderdome guests, please take a look around!

This is a rad idea, I've got a few photos in mind but knew that this one had to go into the hopper. It's always been very evocative of a specific mood to me.

Sleepytime
Dec 21, 2004

two shots of happy, one shot of sad



Soiled Meat

I'm going to go ahead and post a couple for the sake of having options if that helps.







Megabound
Oct 20, 2012



Why not a couple more that may be compelling



alkanphel
Mar 24, 2004





bobmarleysghost
Mar 7, 2006





Yea I'll play, here's a couple different flavours to pick from







majour333
Mar 2, 2005

Mouthfart.


Fun Shoe



VelociBacon
Dec 8, 2009



Portra3 by Trevor Zuliani, on Flickr

Japan-11 by Trevor Zuliani, on Flickr

Video Card (1 of 1) by Trevor Zuliani, on Flickr

torgeaux
Dec 31, 2004
I serve...


The Guards Loom Ominous by B. B., on Flickr

Indefinite Detainees by B. B., on Flickr

8th-snype
Aug 28, 2005

My office is in the front room of a run-down 12 megapixel sensor but the rent suits me and the landlord doesn't ask many questions.

Dorkroom Short Fiction Champion 2012




Young Orc



joat mon
Oct 15, 2009

I am the master of my lamp;
I am the captain of my tub.


charliebravo77
Jun 11, 2003




:getin:



CodfishCartographer
Feb 23, 2010

Gadus Maprocephalus


Pillbug

AA009A_02 by Cody P, on Flickr

P7040162 by Cody P, on Flickr

2019-05-31_05-20-42 by Cody P, on Flickr

tk
Dec 10, 2003



Nap Ghost



Ric
Nov 17, 2005

Apocalypse dude








p0stal b0b
May 7, 2003

May contain traces of nuts...











p0stal b0b fucked around with this message at 21:52 on Aug 2, 2021

Twenties Superstar
Oct 24, 2005

sugoi




Nigel Tufnel
Jan 3, 2005
You can't really dust for vomit.

Cool idea. Have at.



seravid
Apr 21, 2010

Let me tell you of the world I used to know






tompepper
Feb 14, 2005







Megabound
Oct 20, 2012




I really dig this one.

rohan
Mar 19, 2008


Thanks all for submitting some really great photos!

The sign-up for writers has now “officially” ended, but because there were so many great photos submitted, I’m going to allow sign-ups for another day in the hopes that you can each have a story written about one of your photos.

Otherwise, the stories will start to trickle in over the weekend before the official deadline of Monday 6PM AEST / Sunday midnight PST. Really looking forward to seeing what they make of these photos!

Ric
Nov 17, 2005

Apocalypse dude




I look forward to reading them!

Twenties Superstar
Oct 24, 2005

sugoi


Yeah it will be neat to see what people come up with how open ended some of the photos feel to me

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rohan
Mar 19, 2008


Thanks again to all who submitted a photo!

The stories are now all in and judged, and you can view the results here if you’re interested.

The stories, so far, are as below. Note that not everyone who selected a photo actually ended up writing the story in time, but I’m hopeful there may be some redemptions later on.

If you feel inclined and have the time, please feel free to post a crit up in the Thunderdome telling the writers how much their story sucks made you rethink your photo with a new perspective.

Without further ado…


Yoruichi posted:


Because I Love You


Hawklad posted:


Effluence

t a s t e posted:


The Summit


Thranguy posted:

Video Card (1 of 1) by Trevor Zuliani, on Flickr
Owls and Matchsticks

Chairchucker posted:


I’m Hungry, But I Ain’t That Hungry Yet

sebmojo posted:


Flamingo dreams

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