Forum / A Fictionaut Challenge: "The World as it Is"

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    David Ackley
    Feb 03, 09:37pm

    Back in the day there used to be a thing called
    The Fictionaut Challenge, where all who cared to participate would write a piece for Fictionaut in the form of their choice that complied with the terms of the challenge. It was fun and sometimes, to the surprise of their writer, resulted in some astonishing work.

    Whether we like it or not, whether we will it or not, the world as it is as opposed to the earth we would like it to be, always infiltrates our work.
    Inspired in part by Kitty Boots's incendiary lament, just published as " Now" I am proposing
    the following challenge:

    A piece of any length, in any form, on "The World
    as it Is."

    You are of course free to refuse, ignore, or play in your own playpen. It may or may not be fun. It may or may not produce art. It could be necessary.

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    Feb 06, 04:20am

    David: Fictionaut Challenge accepted!

    This was fun, so thanks for the prompt. Likely unnecessary, but a spontaneous flash essay.

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    David Ackley
    Feb 06, 03:14pm

    Thanks, Edward. Here's the competition so far
    (Judges Rules and Winner TBA:

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    David Ackley
    Feb 06, 03:17pm

    And here's my entry( Other participants: Please post a link to your entry here)

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    David Ackley
    Feb 06, 05:40pm


    Rules for the Challenge:

    The World as it Is Now:

    Preferably no Navel-gazing( On the other hand, if your world is your navel...)

    Now: Written within the last what? few years?

    Judges: All

    Winner: Most faves wins.

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    Mathew Paust
    Feb 07, 12:10pm

    Here's an oldie, but it remains unpleasantly current.

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    David Ackley
    Feb 07, 01:53pm

    thanks Matt.
    A reminder: faves can be added to old postings. Click on the link and if you like it, give it a fave.

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    Mathew Paust
    Feb 07, 02:19pm

    Here's the Fictionaut link to Paleo Prophet. Thanks for hosting this, David.

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    David Ackley
    Mar 18, 10:18pm

    And the Winner Is: Kitty Boots!

    Congrats Kitty, sorry your fine piece got eclipsed by um events. I guess since it was BP( Before the Plague) the challenge should be renamed "The world as it used to be, up until last week."

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