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Date: 3-18-2014
Word Limit: 1200
Words Written: 40,556

Judges (crits):
*Bad Seafood
Echo Cian
God Over Djinn

This week I'm interested in stories about long distance communication. Ultra-long distance. Impossibly long distance. I want stories about intergalactic penpals and cross-dimensional chess by mail. A girl writes God a letter and God writes back. Time travelers exchange packages across the centuries. A holy man receives text messages from long-dead relations.

Do not waste my time explaining how any of this works. You don't need to justify your ludicrous correspondence to me; for your characters this is routine. Write it off as magical realism if it helps you sleep at night, or actually don't since nobody in Thunderdome can write magical realism worth a fistful of Chinese knockoff monopoly dollars.

Epistolary stories are welcome but not required. Or encouraged.

You each have 1,200 words with which to demonstrate you know absolutely nothing about the basics of story structure. You have until Friday, March 21st, 11:59 PM Pacific Standard Time to announce your participation, and two additional days after - that is until Sunday, same time - to drop out because you can't set aside a single solitary hour in between playing Titanfall and Dark Souls II to smash your head against the keyboard in some vague approximation of the English language.


38 Total Submissions, 5 Total Failures:
1
Dishonorable Mention
2
3
Dishonorable Mention
4
Disqualified
5
Loser
6
Dishonorable Mention
7
Dishonorable Mention
8
9
Disqualified
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
Dishonorable Mention
17
18
Disqualified
19
Loser
20
Dishonorable Mention
21
Dishonorable Mention
22
Dishonorable Mention
23
Honorable Mention
24
Dishonorable Mention
25
Honorable Mention
26
Honorable Mention
27
Dishonorable Mention
28
Dishonorable Mention
29
30
Winner
31
Dishonorable Mention
32
Dishonorable Mention
33
34
35
Dishonorable Mention
36
37
38

Failures who signed up but did not submit: