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Date: 11-28-2023
Word Limit: 1500
Words Written: 5,924

Judges (crits):
The Cut of Your Jib
beep-beep car is go
Week Archivist:
a friendly penguin


Here's a selection of out of context screengrabs from Taskmaster episodes. Choose one at sign-up to use for inspiration.
https://imgur.com/a/jYlQ7jJ
And maybe [timg] them, most are 1080p rips but whatevs

Write a piece about using lateral thinking or attempting a problem in an oddball way (catastrophic failure is fine).
What does this even mean? Anything from crafting a Rube Goldberg machine to get your morning toast to melting down the evil AI with logic traps, or something more grounded like having to take an unknown detour to get home. The genre, scale, and scope of the story is up to you.
Photo inspirations can be used literally or as a thought-provoker. I'm not too bothered how much it ties in to your story so long as I can go 'yeah, OK' after reading.

1500 words max. no fanfic or erotica

Solo entries are fine, but if you want some goofiness in your life here are some group options:

Signup and find a group after, or wrangle some teammates before hand. It's honor system here, but no conferring about story ideas before posting your group in thread. Choose a team name and post your group members and pictures. You can have one teammate sign up for the group, but post your story parts separately.

Multiple entrant(s) can take the same picture, but teammates should each have a unique photo.

Teams of two:
Still choose a picture each
750 words each
One writes the first half, other writes the second half.

Label your submissions like: Team Name (1 of 2) so I know what goes with what.

Teams of three:
Picture each
500 words each
Beginning, middle, end
Team Name (2 of 3), etc.

For both group options, honor system again. Each group member has a maximum of 100 words in private to communicate story ideas with the others. So all setting, plot, characters, twists, must be relayed to the rest within that word count. The idea is to each write your section at the same time using the limited information you have from your 100 words of conferring. If you have an idea in a couple days that changes everything, better hope you saved some words to tell the others. If I get the sense too much conferring occurred, then judgement might be harsh.

For groups, an individual section can HM, but a group can only win if all sections fit together in a cohesive, surprising or fun way, possibly even as a trainwreck of (mis)communication. The Taskmaster is notoriously arbitrary.

Your time starts now.


8 Total Submissions, 0 Total Failures:
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