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Date: 12-30-2014
Word Limit: 1300
Words Written: 22,235

Judges (crits):
*Kaishai
Entenzahn
Nubile Hillock



    Should auld acquaintance be forgot,
    and never brought to mind?
    Should auld acquaintance be forgot,
    and auld lang syne?

    For auld lang syne, my jo,
    for auld lang syne,
    we’ll tak' a cup o’ kindness yet,
    for auld lang syne.

    ---Robert Burns, 1788




The new year is almost upon us, Thunderdome. It's a time for beginnings and for resolutions, but also for reflections upon times and people long gone. What has become of those we used to know?

This week, your prompt is to write a story of acquaintances from long ago. As many as you please: a pair of former best friends would qualify, as would a group of former fellow soldiers. All of the acquaintances can appear on stage, or only one can while the rest remain in memory; perhaps some or all are dead; perhaps one turned into a hunky merman and left the other on land. Who knows. For whatever reason, these people have been estranged for years, but the bond they once shared must be important to the plot.

These acquaintances don't need to be from your own life. They're persons who knew each other once within the realm of the story. You can show them interacting or not as suits you; as long as their lapsed relationship influences the plot significantly, they don't have to meet again, but they certainly may.

No fanfiction, no nonfiction, no erotica, no poetry, and no GoogleDocs.


19 Total Submissions, 4 Total Failures:
1
Dishonorable Mention
2
3
Honorable Mention
4
5
6
7
8
9
Winner
10
11
12
Dishonorable Mention
13
14
15
16
Dishonorable Mention
17
18
Loser
19

Failures who signed up but did not submit: