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Date: 2-3-2014
Word Limit: 1200
Words Written: 38,239

Judges (crits):
*Kaishai
Sitting Here
sebmojo

If you've ever taken a class in chemistry or listened to the discography of Tom Lehrer, you're familiar with the Periodic Table of the Elements. This week I want you to choose an element from the table when you sign up and use it as inspiration for your story. To make this more challenging and avoid three dozen stories set in The Future, speculative science fiction is not allowed. You may write about scientists doing science, but your setting had better be no farther in space than the moon and no later than the present. Fantasy and other genres are fine.

Also note the element doesn't have to be physically central to your piece. A Neon story set in a seedy bar would do the job, as would a Silver story about the stars. We need to be able to see your element in the story, though, so keep that in mind.

Elements are first come, first serve, and entrants may change their elements until sign-ups close. Can't decide? Then ask for an element to be given to you! Caveat: your likelihood of receiving seaborgium or yttrium will go way, way up.


38 Total Submissions, 4 Total Failures:
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Dishonorable Mention
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Honorable Mention
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Loser
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Dishonorable Mention
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Dishonorable Mention
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Winner
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Honorable Mention
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Honorable Mention
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Dishonorable Mention
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Honorable Mention
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Failures who signed up but did not submit: