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Can we have a 500 word story about Natalie? I was quite getting into that.
You could become over excited and suffer a coronary conclusion
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Re: 100 Word Story

Whenever I hear the name 'Natalie' mentioned I think of the 'Bob and Ray' character 'Natalie Attired'!

(If you've never heard of Bob and Ray, youv'e missed a lot!)

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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.
But Mark, it's the whole point of the exercise to constrain the story to exactly 100 words - no more no less! It's not a 100 word story if it's 99, 101 or 120 words!

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23rd June 2016: Decisions decisions. I really don’t know what to do. Government sent me a pamphlet saying how bad it will be if we leave. Leavers say it will be great don’t worry. Who to believe. Feels like all the experts on television want us to remain. Do I trust them? As we drive to the polling station we don’t talk; surprised at how many people are there waiting in turn to vote. Everyone seems serious no chatter. Got the voting slip so all ready. Enter the booth and put my X in the box. Proud to be British
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Re: 100 Word Story

I like the topicality Dave, but I counted in Libre Writer 101 words (which can be easily fixed). So a commendation, but no cigar!

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I like the topicality Dave, but I counted in Libre Writer 101 words (which can be easily fixed). So a commendation, but no cigar!

Jim
It shows as 100 words using Pages on my Mac - strange.
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It shows as 100 words using Pages on my Mac - strange.
Shows as 101 words in MS Word
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Re: 100 Word Story

I appeal Mr Umpire. I think your word processor might be counting a colon as a word.


(1)23rd (2)June (3)2016 : (4)Decisions (5)decisions. (6)I (7)really (8)donít (9)know (10)what (11)to (12)do. (13)Government (14)sent (15)me (16)a (17)pamphlet (18)saying (19)how (20)bad (21)it (22)will (23)be (24)if (25)we (26)leave. (27)Leavers (28)say (29)it (30)will (31)be (32)great (33)donít (34)worry. (35)Who (36)to (37)believe. (38)Feels (39)like (40)all (41)the (42)experts (43)on (44)television (45)want (46)us (47)to (48)remain. (49)Do (50)I (51)trust (52)them? (53)As (54)we (55)drive (56)to (57)the (58)polling (59)station (60)we (61)donít (62)talk; (63)surprised (64)at (65)how (66)many (67)people (68)are (69)there (70)waiting (71)in (72)turn (73)to (74)vote. (75)Everyone (76)seems (77)serious (78)no (79)chatter. (80)Got (81)the (82)voting (83)slip (84)so (85)all (86)ready. (87)Enter (88)the (89)booth (90)and (91)put (92)my (93)X (94)in (95)the (96)box. (97}Proud (98)to (99)be (100)British
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Re: 100 Word Story

Yes it is the colon that is giving the spurious word count in MS Word.

I get a regular feed of 100 word stories from The BookHippo Crew, they are a paperless publisher promoting books that are only available for Kindle reading.

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Re: 100 Word Story

'The Umpire' is the Unix/Linux command line utility wc, which says 101 words!

Removing the space before the first colon (but leaving the colon) reduces it to 100 words - so the stand alone colon is counted as a word.

As it's a First Offence, I'll give it to you Dave!

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I get a regular feed of 100 word stories from The BookHippo Crew, they are a paperless publisher promoting books that are only available for Kindle reading.
That's interesting Derek - I've never heard of 'BookHippo'. I'll have to check.

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Whenever I hear the name 'Natalie' mentioned I think of the 'Bob and Ray' character 'Natalie Attired'!
(If you've never heard of Bob and Ray, youv'e missed a lot!) Jim
I had to google them, Jim as their show has never been broadcast here. Unfortunately, on my machine Win10 has no audio on YouTube.
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Re: 100 Word Story

With Christmas holidays coming to an end, we were invited to a friends family do. The lady of the house brotherís family were also present. To my delight, the brother was interested in cars and motorbikes. Even better, his wife was a photographer and owned an Olympus camera. Their 25 year old daughter was also a photographer with drone and video interests. This family had brought their dog called Nigel. The discussion inevitably included enquiries about the dog's breeding. We were told it was half poodle and half Shih tzu.

I just could not resist asking which end was which......
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Re: 100 Word Story

Another good one!

I wondered if the two ellipses at the end would count as words, but they don't

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Re: 100 Word Story

How about a scary one?

How long had he been asleep - an hour, a year? There was no way of knowing. The darkness pressed in on him as a physical presence. Who was he – why was he here? Where was he? Eventually a spark of remembrance grew, small at first, but growing until it filled and dominated his entire being - until finally he knew why he was there and knew the mission he must accomplish.
With a shriek of anguished rage, the skeleton burst from its secret grave hidden deep in the wood, and strode forth to wreak vengeance on its murderer.

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