Guess, I'll probably eat the DQ as well. I have almost a thousand words, but ran into some structure problems that will take more time to solve than I currently have, sadly, but I absolutely will submit a finished story this week. It will just be very late...
I am probably going to tap out for this challenge. I don't have anything finished and I'm just really not feeling up to writing something in the middle of the night right now :/
Maybe I'll put in a DQ entry like Cyan last week but don't count on it.
I'm away all day, so no but I plan on finishing this thing once I'm home and if I don't get any sleep tonight then so be it!
Wow, that's hard core. There's very little that should be prioritized before sleep...
I echo Ashes question: Flowers, you okay?
Mike M, thanks for the feedback. It was a first draft and I self-admittedly know it's not my best work. :-/ I wasn't feeling it beyond the idea of a badass female champion whipping around a claymore on guys in skull masks. Maybe it could've been better with more time. I'm aiming for better with the next one.
Holy crap, that yellow jacket story sounds like a nightmare.Since people are sharing pest stories, my apartment was once invaded by yellow jackets that got in through an open window by the hundreds. Shit was pretty scary.
I'm okay kind of? I don't know, it's complicated. The short story (badumptish) is that I have some pretty serious issues with depression and some events kind of spiraled it these last few days. Honestly, it's nothing I'd call "new" just a little worse than it usually gets. I do really appreciate your concern though. Knowing some people care about your well being always helps.
It should be mentioned and remembered that it's okay to submit meh stories to the challenges. Not everyone writing is writing on their A game. The point is to put in the effort to get something out. Sometimes that something is good, sometimes it's not, sometimes its a surprise even to ourselves.
I don't usually get a chance to read feedback for others but somehow saw this as I was scrolling through... but I respectfully disagree.... I think there are two ways to see how the main character talked about his thoughts towards the younger master: (1) he is truly fine with it (maybe he's from the Silicon Valley where stuff like that happens all the time and you have to get over your own stupid ego and just appreciate a boss that's cool -- if they are...because that's what matters, not age, or, (2) he's not entirely fine with it, but he's trying to convince himself that he is OK with it.Cyan: Not sure why the guy feels that he shouldnt be bothered by the fact his boss is so much younger than him, its my experience that most people in that position generally *are* for a whole host of valid psychological reasons.
Wow, I really appreciate your comment, again, Alucard. I sometimes get frustrated with the "simplicity" of my word choice and can't seem to write about anything complex. It's very limiting. Grrr! So, anyway, I'm glad that you appreciate my style, nevertheless."The Ants Go Marching" by Tangent - Oddly enough, I liked the final "motherfucker" here. @_@ Seemed to fit well with Jill's frustration, which I can totally empathize with...except replace "ants" with "mice." I really like your style, Tangent. Like I said, there's no mistaking it for anyone else's. There's a gentle simplicity to your work that's engaging. Never would have thought to write a story like this. Good job for originality.
Cyan - The Enchanters Apprentice Immediately I am not prepared for this? First person present tense?! Are you insane?!