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Date: 1-4-2016
Word Limit: 1200
Words Written: 25,227

Judges (crits):
*Grizzled Patriarch
SurreptitiousMuffin
C7ty1

Audio Recap: Patch Note: Stories still awful


I guess this picture is thematically appropriate, I dunno I'm tired of searching.

Since I guess everyone is now officially spending all of their waking hours playing Undertale or Angry Birds or whatever instead of writing, I've cooked up a little prompt that should prove both interesting and topical! This week I want you guys to head over to The Strange Log, a twitter compendium of video game bug fixes and patch notes that have their own bizarre, magical charm. Divorced from any context or logic, these little gems are the perfect seeds for some really compelling fiction. So pick a patch note, interpret it however you'd like, and give me your best shot!

A couple notes:

If you're struggling to pick, I'd recommend going with something that has some hint of conflict baked into it. A lot of people are going to be tempted to write conceptual pieces that don't actually have a narrative arc, and that would not be prudent.

You can choose to let me pick your prompt for you in exchange for 200 bonus words if nothing is grabbing you or if you don't trust yourself to edit a story under the wordcount or something.

You can also crit someone else's story from any previous week (please pick someone that is still active in the Dome, so that they might actually see it) for an additional 200 bonus words!

You can tell me your pick when you sign up or you can edit it in later, I don't care. As long as I know what it is when I'm reading the stories. You can pick the same one as someone else if you really want to.



23 Total Submissions, 8 Total Failures:
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Honorable Mention
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Dishonorable Mention
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Loser
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Winner
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Honorable Mention
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Redemption
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