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The Grass isn't Greener · Original Short Story ·
Organised by RogerDodger
Word limit 2000–8000
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#1 · 1
· · >>Zaid Val'Roa >>Delivery Service
(looks around) Awfully quiet here.
#2 · 1
We were waiting for someone to break the ice.
#3 ·
· · >>Pascoite
Ten entries in the last original story contest. Not that many people writing for these anymore, it seems.
#4 · 5
Anime and God willing, I will be involved in this round. The Summer of Rao won't be a complete waste of time, damnit!
#5 · 3
Can't wait can't wait let's do it
#6 · 3
Will try my best to join in
#7 · 4
· · >>Bachiavellian
The Familiar, Strange Exploding Offer, An Abrupt About-Face...

"You said you grabbed it A Day Before the Downfall!"

"I Try. Self-Defense: Freedom Isn't Free."

"I See The Flows and Eddies of Time; I Fall to Rise!"

"Assume the Stillness of a Tree. The Grass isn't Greener. You're Right to Worry--"

Rats and Cats, Only Mostly Dead, Burning Through the Sky...

"Well, That Escalated Quickly."
#8 · 3
>>Delivery Service
Not sure what you mean or which contest you're referring to. Going in backwards order through this year and last, the participation in original rounds has been:
11 (minific)
7 (short story)
15 (by 13 authors, minific)
7 (short story)
29 (by 20 authors, minific)
9 (short story)
35 (by 25 authors, minific)
18 (by 16 authors, short story)
23 (by 18 authors, minific)
15 (by 13 authors, short story)
13 (minific)
13 (short story)

The minific rounds have tailed off, but that's after a surge. They didn't start off any higher. And the short stories have been pretty consistent.
#9 · 7
· · >>Bachiavellian
Rats and Cats, Only Mostly Dead, Burning Through the Sky...

"Well, That Escalated Quickly."

This is comedy gold, and anyone who disagrees needs to fight me and my future children.
#10 · 1
Oops, forgot to tag the reply!
#11 · 4
Hype train's a'rolling! Good luck everyone.
#12 · 2
My Saturday and Sunday this week:

Are looking pretty packed, but I'm hoping I can spackle something together...

#13 · 2
· · >>GroaningGreyAgony >>Rao
Saw the title - Yes!
Realized it was Original Fiction - Darn!

(Puts Green Grass back into his pen) "Don't worry, we'll get you out some other time."
#14 · 5
Just write a frame story about an author writing about Green Grass, and anonymize it… somehow. Then you’ll have a twofer!
#15 · 2
I'll have some time tonight and tomorrow if people want someone to look over their story before they submit. #mentors or via PM.
#16 · 4
Oh my god I didn't even realize it was an OF round -_- A whole day of thinking needs to be repuzzled now. >_<
#17 · 1
I am in.
#18 · 3
· · >>Miller Minus
Submitted exactly at 12:04 GMT with ZERO editing.

Thanks Rogers for the five minute extension :p
#19 · 1
· · >>Monokeras
inb4 gold medal for monokeras
#20 · 1
>>Miller Minus
What? :)
#21 · 2
It's always nice:

When waking up the morning after submitting a story immediately brings to mind three things I should've done differently. At least I'll have something to say in my phony review! :)

#22 ·
Okay I just completed my slate.
I’d like to apologise to have left so few comments this round. I had a pretty busy week and indeed wasn’t able to get to the reading part before yesterday’s afternoon, and finished today, just one hour before the deadline.

I’m not home with no computer, just a phone, and that makes it uneasy to write anything but short messages. I’ll try and comment on the stories I didn’t had a chance to comment yet in the next days. Sorry for the delay guys, and apologies for somehow letting you down.

I just hope you won’t place my story too high, because it really does not deserve it.
#23 · 1
Sorry I couldn't participate this round... but congrats to the winners, even in the small field. I really hope the writeoff doesn't die out just because MLP's on its final season.