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Date: 6-25-2014
Word Limit: 900
Words Written: 14,466

Judges (crits):
*Anomalous Blowout
Djeser
curlingiron



There's more to setting a scene than just what it looks like, and people who aren't shit writers are already aware of that.

The established cultural wisdom is that human beings have five senses, a credit that goes all the way back to Aristotle. Modern scientists agree there are more than five--some say nine, some say up to 21!--but this is Thunderdome, not Sciencedome, so we're going with the five-sense model.

This week, I want stories with sensory depth. I want to smell the bloat off that carcass. I want to hear the disappointment in your protagonist's voice when his crush tells him she's already taking someone else to prom.

But wait, there's a twist!

One character in your story must be missing a sense or have an extra one.

Blindness? Deafness? Telepathy? The ability to sense temperature on his or her skin with incredible accuracy? Show me your characters who are sensory deficient or overburdened!


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Honorable Mention
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Failures who signed up but did not submit: