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Date: 9-2-2014
Word Limit: 1200
Words Written: 20,093

Judges (crits):
Grizzled Patriarch
PoshAlligator
Ironic Twist
Week Archivist: Kaishai

T.S. Eliot said, "Mediocre writers borrow. Great writers steal." This week I want you all to wear your influences on your sleeve. Pick an author whose work you enjoy, bludgeon them over the head, and steal something from them. It can be a setting, theme, a character archetype, stylistic flourishes, or anything else along those lines.

The twist is that everything else must be completely different. So if you pick, say, H.P. Lovecraft, you can write a piece of cosmic horror, but I don't want to see any purple prose or quaint New England towns. Or maybe you want to write a slice-of-life story in that famously archaic prose style (please god don't do this)?

Basically, I want you to steal from your favorite authors and then weave it into something original. Same usual rules apply: no fanfic, no erotica. Parodies at your own risk.


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