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Date: 11-6-2012
Word Limit: 0
Words Written: 8,533

Judges (crits):
*Toaster Beef
Fanky Malloons


So Fanky's late-game word cunt limitations got me thinkin'. You see, I'm an editor. I like things that are succinct. I don't like it when writers waste my time with a bunch of extra words or blown-off deadlines. And normally that would mean fuck about shit, but I happen to be overseeing the festivities this time around — so how about we have ourselves a little exercise in timeliness and brevity?

Big fun, right? Right.

There are two things you need to keep in mind as you write this week's entries:

1) Your prompt, which is the following: You shouldn't be here.

However you want to interpret that is up to you. You don't have to make it a line in your story, you just have to give us the sense that your piece is inspired, in some way, by it.

2) The second part — and this is the big one — is the longer you take, the fewer words you are allowed.

What does that mean? Well, these rules are being posted at 4:00 p.m. EST (GMT -5) on Tuesday, November 6.

- If you post your story by 4:00 p.m. EST (GMT -5) on Wednesday, November 7, you're allowed 1,250 words.

- If you post your story by 4:00 p.m. EST (GMT -5) on Thursday, November 8, you're allowed 1,000 words.

- If you post your story by 4:00 p.m. EST (GMT -5) on Friday, November 9, you're allowed 750 words.

- If you post your story by 4:00 p.m. EST (GMT -5) on Saturday, November 10, you're allowed 500 words.

- If you post your story by 4:00 p.m. EST (GMT -5) on Sunday, November 11, you're allowed 250 words.

Don't have anything submitted by Sunday morning and you're terrified 250 words isn't enough? You're right. It probably isn't. You shouldn't have procrastinated, and now the Thunderdome's eating your fucking soul.

Do you write quickly and do limited editing to avoid falling into a lower word limit, possibly sacrificing quality? Or do you write something on day one and polish the shit out of it until Saturday, posting 500 words of brilliance? Me, I'd suggest aiming for somewhere in the middle. But that's just me.

ALL WORD CUNTS ARE STRICT, because if you go over it what the fuck's the point, I mean really

14 Total Submissions, 0 Total Failures:
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