« Week #287 - Bad Romance »

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Date: 1-31-2018
Word Limit: 1000
Words Written: 30,306

Judges (crits):
Sham bam bamina!

Audio Recap: Week 287
Week Archivist: Kaishai

Since I've been on a bit of a romance kick lately and since V-day is coming up in a couple of weeks I've decided to start the torture early. I like romance stories and not just Harlequin bodice rippers. Unfortunately, very few people can actually write a compelling romance, which is a fucking tragedy. In the vain hope that someone can stir my long-shriveled heart, I want you guys to try your hands at it. I am used to reading trash so hopefully this shouldn't hurt that much.

Write an interesting romance. It can be joyful or tragic, funny or completely serious, the main focus of the story or just noticeable in the background, but it has to be interesting. The characters have to be interesting. The actual interplay between them has to be interesting. If you want to pull out bullshit cliches, you'd better earn them through characterization. Melodrama is accepted, but only if done well.

The word count is 1,000 words, but if you really want to hurt me, just ask for a flash rule and I will give you a couple from mythology or literature as inspiration and you can have 500 more words.


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