This was my second-round story; I didn't make it to the third round.

I know my character was Waitress and the object was a Statue. I guess the genre must have been ghost story? For some reason, I gook this down, so I don't remember . . .

In the first round, the max word count is 2500, then they strip that to 2000 in the second round, 1500 in the third. This one really shows the constraints of the word count.

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So, I entered the NYC midnight short story contest for the first time two years ago. I entered again this year, and my story is due tomorrow at midnight and UGH. I have hard prompts. So I'm procrastinating by reposting the stories I've submitted.

This was the very first. I made it to the second round with this.

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So, I really like Uncommon Goods, or I did anyway. Actually, come to think of it, I'm constantly berating them for wanting all my money, and as you'll see below, I have good reason to hate Uncommon Goods.

Schizophrenia before lunch is frowned upon )
World's Fair and Science Creative Quarterly (SCQ) have embarked on a project that is interesting and worthy. First off, SCQ is soliciting Haikus from scientists and artists (in the broadest senses of both words) that reflect on a particular organism.

This is intended to be a bioinformatics project that will help to populate the phylogeny section they are trying to build on the SCQ site. If bioinformatics and phylogeny don't get you hot all by their lonesome, add competition to the mix. All Haiku authors wishing to enter for their chance to win the peoples' ovation and fame for ever must pay an entrance fee of their choosing. This fee will be considered to be a donation to the DonorsChoose program. Donations $10 and greater (up to a total of $10,000) will be matched by Seed Magazine.

So everybody wins: SCQ gets poetic bionformatics, you get that good low-down tickle that goes with artistic achievement and the chance to win fabulous prizes, and the next generation gets science and the chance to overthrow the vile spawn of today's lunacy.

Go. Poetize. Donate. Redeem.

NB: Canuckians---DonorsChoose sadly only accepts donations from Amurricans. If you wish to participate, contact me, and we'll work it out.
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ETA: Entry unlocked in the unlikely event that non-LJ folks might be interested in reading my impressions of the exhibit.

Having bid a fond farewell to [livejournal.com profile] drbunnyface and [livejournal.com profile] capeman this afternoon, I collapsed for what turned into a relatively long nap. It's been a lovely, sleep-deprived, overindulgent weekend and I will be shamed to give my wellness update for the week. However, for the moment, I'm having trainwreck experience about Gunther Von Hagen's Human Body Worlds.

Or: People are Weird in Their Complete Ignorance of Their Own Weirdness )
So the Zombie King and I just returned from viewing the rough cut of Serenity. I'll do the long, spoileriffic stuff in another post, but just a bit on the mood and experience.

Our saga begins with an all-IT meeting at O'Dark Thirty )
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