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Date: 6-2-2014
Word Limit: 1501
Words Written: 33,067

Judges (crits):
*Tyrannosaurus
Meeple
Entenzahn



Today I stumbled upon carts and carts full of books that the library literally couldn’t give away. First they had a book sale. Then they reduced the price of the books that were left. Then they just said, “Fuck it. Take ‘em.” And still there were books that nobody wanted. Pitiful, lonely books that had been sitting out there for days.

I saw this and it made me sad. I mean, somebody (several somebodies, really) put forth a lot of effort to tell those stories nobody wanted to read. Shitty effort, sure, but effort all the same.

So you all are going to make me not sad, okay?

When you sign up I’m going to give you one of these unwanted books. You’re gonna gut the insides, throw out all the useless garbage, and fill it with new goodness. You must get rid of the title! Nothing is based on the title! The title doomed the first work! You gotta keep the cover, though, because we don’t judge books by their covers. So. This means you need to make sure the cover still fits your new piece of brilliant fiction. This is your prompt. Please don’t fuck this up.

Oh, you have a theme, too. Because evidently you need one. The theme is “discovery.” Enjoy!


27 Total Submissions, 11 Total Failures:
Loser
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Winner
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Dishonorable Mention
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Honorable Mention
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Disqualified
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Disqualified
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Disqualified
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Disqualified
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Disqualified
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Redemption
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