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Date: 8-25-2014
Word Limit: 1400
Words Written: 32,832

Judges (crits):
*Kaishai
Djeser
The Saddest Rhino

I recently moved from the seventh-largest city in America to a town with a population of just over two thousand souls. Don't get me wrong: I love seeing trees and corn fields every day, but there's something I desperately miss. A good library. So I'm going to browse the shelves vicariously through all of you, because your prompt this week is to write a prose story related to a Dewey Decimal division.

Here's how it works: within a day of signing up, you'll be assigned a Dewey decimal number. Let's say I give you 841, which is French Poetry. Your entry needs to involve French poetry in some way; perhaps your main character is a poet, or perhaps he studies verse, or perhaps she's lonely and tries to pick up men by reciting sweet words to them in la langue de l'amour. Please observe however that I've specified prose, so submitting poetry in French or otherwise is straight out.

There's a further complication! I'm rather cheerful about this whole ten wins thing, and I won't have any of you bringing me down! Your entries must be upbeat. Nothing grimdark. No downers. All stories should end on a note that is, if not happy, hopeful for your protagonist or for the world.

ADDENDUM: All entries must be fiction. No fanfiction. No erotica. No GoogleDocs. Write in English.


27 Total Submissions, 12 Total Failures:
Classic
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Dishonorable Mention
12
Loser
13
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Dishonorable Mention
16
Winner
17
Honorable Mention
18
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Honorable Mention
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Disqualified
27