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Ad Astra

It turns out that the Instant Fiction contest gave me a little more time than an instant. So, last night, after getting home late, I stayed up until 3am writing the first draft of the 250-word story, and this morning I rewrote, polished, and printed, before heading off for another day at the con. It wasn't due until 7pm today - but I wanted to go to a bunch of panels and such.

The rules for this year's contest has us write as close to 250 words as possible. (Not just a max word count) Also, we had to include the following 3 items:
* a pot hole on the 400 (highway heading north from Toronto into cottage country)
* a loon
* a hockey puck

I had a lot of false starts! But I did turn in the story. Tomorrow, I'll find out the results.

Today's panels were great. But the best part was the steam punk fashion show. The show was great.... and lots of people attending were in costume. It was really popular, and it looks like they'll hold the fashion show again next year.

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kara_gnome
Mar. 29th, 2009 09:57 am (UTC)
Oh, this Instant Fiction contest sounds like fun! But, oh, my, what a challenge, those would be major tough to include altogether in a story, that's very cool that you managed at all. I've got my fingers crossed for good results :)

It sounds like you're having a wonderful time!
mmarques
Mar. 29th, 2009 09:14 pm (UTC)
Sadly, I didn't do well in the competition. I tried about 5 different ideas before I found one that I could finish. Unfortunately, the one that I finished was too literally on theme for the judge's taste.
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