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Taylur
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codemeister13
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750 Characters: Short Story Challenge

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Taylur
Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point
Started: 3/1/2014 Category: Entertainment
Updated: 3 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
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Taylur

Pro

Pro and con have just 750 characters to come up with the best short story in round two. To reduce cheating/reusing previous work, pro will give con a theme/brief in this round and con will do the same for pro. If con fails to set a theme/brief, pro will use the one he has already set for con.

Themes/briefs do not have to be identical for pro and con.

Plagirism will result in disqualification.

First round is for acceptance and assigning the themes/brief.

Con's theme: something scary involving flowers.


codemeister13

Con

I gladly accept this debate.

Pro's theme: Something cheerful about a tribe of flesh-eating gnomes.
Debate Round No. 1
Taylur

Pro

Light breaks over the mountaintops and washes the sleepy woodland in sunbeams. Here and there, life chirps and skitters; the birds, and rabbits, and -- Oh my! -- I almost forgot what day it was! Quick, look over there, behind that tree -- did you see it?

"Daddy, wake up! It's today!"

The excitement he felt was too large to contain within his little gnome body; his father, rubbing his tired eyes, was not much bigger.

And off they marched, the entire village, whistling cheerful tunes with a merry skip in their step.

And there in that bush! Oh dear -- we're in trouble.

"Shh! We will hide until a human is near."

They want me! Oh God, run! They're too quick!

"Get him!"

...

Night falls; little gnomes, bellies filled with flesh, smile in their beds.
codemeister13

Con

Slowly the vines wrapped around her leg. Her sleeping form was caught entirely unaware of what horrible truth was just about to fall upon her. It slowly moved up her leg to her torso and it began its constriction around her neck.

The weeping willow had finally stopped weeping. It began to take its revenge upon those who wronged it so many years ago.

Here she was, Victim #1. Oh how easy it was to end her life. Slowly, as the vine tightened its constrictive hold around her neck, she began to turn a shade of blue. She let out one final whispery breath as she faded away into the endless abyss of death. So ended the life of Victim #1. Now the tree and its flowery vines looks for its next victim. Forever searching on its endless crusade.
Debate Round No. 2
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Posted by Taylur 3 years ago
Taylur
Can I also point out that my story is cheerful from the viewpoint of the flesh-eating gnomes that sleep soundly in their bed after a nice meal.
Posted by Taylur 3 years ago
Taylur
Didn't realise how hard it was to write a story with 750 characters! I tried to be creative and use a duel narrative. It probably makes no sense to most people, ahaha!
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Vote Placed by Wylted 3 years ago
Wylted
Taylurcodemeister13Tied
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Reasons for voting decision: Pro's story was more enjoyable.
Vote Placed by Actionsspeak 3 years ago
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Taylurcodemeister13Tied
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Reasons for voting decision: Pro's theme: Something cheerful about a tribe of flesh-eating gnomes. Pro said: "And there in that bush! Oh dear -- we're in trouble. "Shh! We will hide until a human is near." They want me! Oh God, run! They're too quick!" Not at all cheerful conduct to Con, I also enjoyed Con's stories more. *Update* I've revoked conduct in favor of a tie, both parties had good stories, while in general Pro's mood set wasn't cheerful it's somewhat cheerful for the gnomes.
Vote Placed by The_Scapegoat_bleats 3 years ago
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Reasons for voting decision: Pro's story ended with a human being devoured, which isn't cheerful. Con was truer to the theme, but the story was written in a less interesting manner. I call it a tie.
Vote Placed by Krazzy_Player 3 years ago
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Taylurcodemeister13Tied
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Reasons for voting decision: I found Pro's part of the story interesting.