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Date: 8-12-2014
Word Limit: 1027
Words Written: 20,813

Judges (crits):
*SurreptitiousMuffin
The Saddest Rhino
Dr. Kloctopussy

VH1 presents: Behind the Goon[sic]


fig 1: the goon writer strikes out in bold new directions

You know what sort of character we have too much of? Bruisers, brawlers, thugs, private detectives: general violent and unsavoury assholes who go around making the world a worse place. That ends here. This week, you're writing about musicians. I don't care how many there are, what they play or how good at it they are, but somebody in your story has got to have a song in their heart and it must be plot relevant.

In addition, everybody must use the same first and last lines.

Your first line is

The city lay before them. Strange how a single star can steal the eye, and change the shape of the night.

And your last line is:

The sun rose on a new day, just like any other. It was done. Not well, but close enough.

SIGNUPS: Friday night.
SUBMISSIONS: Monday morning. No, I will not elaborate on that. You want to try and wait to the last minute, it's your own damn problem. Get busy writing or get busy losing.

1027 words. Any genre, any setting or time period, bonus points if you do a dramatic reading of somebody else who posts this week. Bonus bonus points if you set it to music, except Sebmojo because that would be cheating. Go now, 'domers, and sing me a song I've never heard. Usual caveats apply: no fanfiction, no porn, make me give a fuck.


21 Total Submissions, 4 Total Failures:
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Loser
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Winner
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Dishonorable Mention
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Failures who signed up but did not submit: