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Re: 100 Word Story

I somehow doubt you be able to read this as I have a feeling I am on your ignore list ?
Someone may give you a heads up.

Good luck Jim with your thread and I wish you a happy New Year
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I somehow doubt you be able to read this as I have a feeling I am on your ignore list ?
Someone may give you a heads up.

Good luck Jim with your thread and I wish you a happy New Year
No Dave - you're not on my ignore list.

Happy New Year to you too!
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Natalie touched down softly beside two other parked helicopters, some fifty yards from the house on a large lawn that from above we could see was just a small part of its grounds. The rotors flickered to a stop, then opening the hatch Natalie sprang to the lawn as nimbly as a cat. Removing her helmet she shook her hair free with a toss of her head, "Welcome to Oceanview folks," she said, as we all climbed out and stretched our legs. "And now, if you are all hot to trot, let's go party shall we!", she grinned. #
Can we have a 500 word story about Natalie? I was quite getting into that.
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Can we have a 500 word story about Natalie? I was quite getting into that.
Nope - I started this thread, so I get to make the rules!

Start a new thread if you want 500 word stories.

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Re: 100 Word Story

An extract from my sailing pages...……….

We visited a SuperU daily to buy fresh food and wine. The smells, the different foods, the fish, wines, vegetables and fruits all seemed so exotic compared to our village Coop. Paying in Euros hid the fact that it was not cheap to buy good food. One day the SuperU decided that it would stop giving away the ubiquitous plastic bag. On that first day they gave away 'A Bag for Life'. I still use the bag today. Being a French bag, it has tabs inside to keep four bottles of wine upright.
Now that is my sort of bag!
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What - write a novel?

No, the whole point is to write a 'proper' story of exactly 100 words.

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It’s hardly Readers Digest stuff, but it’s a true story approx 100 words:

A disastrous Christmas for some. I spent the week confined to a tent on safari laid up with man flu! Fellow campers kept away. Another camper came down with Cellulitis and another, a farmer in Scotland was due to join us. Sadly he was involved in a duck shooting accident last weekend. He had walked beyond the duck line. Two of his mates instead of shooting above head level, both let rip their shotguns at the same time. His eyes took the full blast. Straight to a hospital where surgeons managed dig out pellets from inside both eyes. Another camper had the runs from pigging out on the sausages.
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Excellent - I really like that! The red text at the end is a nice touch as well.

As a reward, here's 4 bottles of virtual wine to put in the bag!

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It’s hardly Readers Digest stuff, but it’s a true story approx 100 words:

A disastrous Christmas for some. I spent the week confined to a tent on safari laid up with man flu! Fellow campers kept away. Another camper came down with Cellulitis and another, a farmer in Scotland was due to join us. Sadly he was involved in a duck shooting accident last weekend. He had walked beyond the duck line. Two of his mates instead of shooting above head level, both let rip their shotguns at the same time. His eyes took the full blast. Straight to a hospital where surgeons managed dig out pellets from inside both eyes. Another camper had the runs from pigging out on the sausages.
DISQUALIFIED - it has to be exactly 100 words!

(It can easily be pared down to meet the requirement though.)

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DISQUALIFIED - it has to be exactly 100 words!

(It can easily be pared down to meet the requirement though.)

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It could take weeks as I am in a dead zone where internet signal is patchy and today is rough or is it ruff or wuff .....on second thoughts put me on the naughty chair with 100 lines “what did Donald Trump do when he pulled a cracker? He paid her off”

Seriously - have fun sir!
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“what did Donald Trump do when he pulled a cracker? He paid her off”
That's a good one - topical too!

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Excellent - I really like that! The red text at the end is a nice touch as well.

As a reward, here's 4 bottles of virtual wine to put in the bag!

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Re: 100 Word Story

Another sail tale...……….

Holidaying in Cameret-sur-mer marina on board yacht Triton brings several challenges. Ablutions are one them. The showers need paying for them. We have a disjointed conversation with the young capitinerie. He shows us a two Euro piece.
We amble to the shower rooms. I choose a shower cubicle, undress, and then try to get the two Euro piece into the slot. It doesn't fit! Words go through my head, and they are not French. I dress, and seek help. Help is at hand, a kind French gent shows me where the two Euro piece goes!

The token machine of course.
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Excellent - you've got the knack! Have a virtual top-up!

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What - write a novel? No, the whole point is to write a 'proper' story of exactly 100 words. Jim
As author of the thread setting the rules was of course your prerogative.
A few words over (or under) hardly makes it a novel; "approximately" 100 words may have attracted greater support.

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