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  • "OSA Drabble Challenge #140: Carried Away" by Viv

    Started 10 Apr 2010: Ended Mon Apr 26, 2010 10:00 pm

    Get carried away in this next challenge – either literally, metaphorically, or emotionally. Get giddy, get swept up, disappear for a while or make someone disappear … get carried away!

    Drabbles must be 100, 200, or 300 words. The deadline is Monday, April 26, 2010.

    A new drabble challenge is posted every week, and participants have two weeks to complete the challenge. To contribute a drabble challenge idea, visit the OSA Drabble Challenges thread in the Bunny Nursery of the Forum. Any problems or questions? Contact the challenge admins.

    Challengees: None.

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  • "OSA Weekly Drabble Challenge #139: Tell Me A Story" by NancyBrooke

    Started 05 Apr 2010: Ended Mon Apr 19, 2010 10:00 pm

    “If you are a dreamer, come in
    If you are a dreamer, a wisher, a liar
    A hope – er, a pray – er, a magic bean buyer
    If you’re a pretender, come sit by my fire
    For we have some flax-golden tales to spin!”

    Tell me a story … about telling stories, about storytellers … tell me a story.

    Drabbles must be 100, 200, or 300 words. The deadline is Monday, April 19, 2010.

    A new drabble challenge is posted every week, and participants have two weeks to complete the challenge. To contribute a drabble challenge idea, visit the OSA Drabble Challenges thread in the Bunny Nursery of the Forum. Any problems or questions? Contact the challenge admins.

    Challengees: None.

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  • "OSA Weekly Drabble Challenge #138: Lost and Found" by NancyBrooke

    Started 22 Mar 2010: Ended Mon Apr 05, 2010 10:00 pm

    Sometimes it seems like powerful objects – mystical or sentimental – get lost at the rate of bic pens and laundered socks – rings of power, the holy grail, the fountain of youth … This week, take a trip to the Lost and Found of your favorite ‘verse, and let us know what you and your characters can discover there, or what finds you! Happy tales!

    Drabbles must be 100, 200, or 300 words. The deadline is Monday, April 5, 2010.

    A new drabble challenge is posted every week, and participants have two weeks to complete the challenge. To contribute a drabble challenge idea, visit the OSA Drabble Challenges thread in the Bunny Nursery of the Forum. Any problems or questions? Contact the challenge admins.

    Challengees: None.

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  • "Monthly Short Fiction Challenge #5: Awakening" by NancyBrooke

    Started 15 Mar 2010: Ended Thu Apr 15, 2010 10:00 pm

    “Spring has now unwrapped the flowers, day is fast reviving,
    Life in all her growing powers towards the light is striving:”
    Flower Carol, author unknown

    Now, as Spring approaches (here at least) I invite you to write about awakening. Let it be small as the first morning moment or as large as the season; intimate, political; literal or metaphorical.

    This challenge is open to all archives. Fic may be prose or poetry, finished or incomplete so long as the piece submitted is no shorter than 1000 words. Deadline will be in one month at midnight, April 15th, 2010.

    A monthly challenge will be posted every month, and participants will have until the next month to complete the challenge. To contribute a challenge idea, visit the OSA Monthly Challenges thread in the Bunny Nursery of the Forum. Any problems or questions? Contact the Challenge Admins.

    Challengees: None.

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  • "OSA Weekly Drabble Challenge #137: Slip Of The Tongue" by NancyBrooke

    Started 22 Feb 2010: Ended Mon Mar 08, 2010 11:00 pm

    I know you all work hard to perfect your art and find just the right words for the right moments in your fiction but, for this next challenge at least, wave goodbye all that and say hello to freudian slips and malapropisms. G’head! Let your characters say whatever’s on their lips and not in their minds.

    Drabbles must be 100, 200, or 300 words. The deadline is Monday, March 8 2010.

    A new drabble challenge is posted every week, and participants have two weeks to complete the challenge. To contribute a drabble challenge idea, visit the OSA Drabble Challenges thread in the Bunny Nursery of the Forum. Any problems or questions? Contact the challenge admins.

    Challengees: None.

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  • "OSA Weekly Drabble Challenge #136: Helping Hands" by NancyBrooke

    Started 15 Feb 2010: Ended Sun Feb 28, 2010 11:00 pm

    Sometimes in our lives we all have pain, we all have sorrow. But, if we are wise, we know that there’s always tomorrow.

    OK, popular karaoke songs aside, I’m looking at mountains of snow in my neighborhood knowing they’d still be covering the road, my sidewalk and my car were it not for

    Helping Hands

    So I encourage you drabblers to pay it forward, as it were, and drabble about the hand up, the hand out, the help in time or the help wanted.

    Drabbles must be 100, 200, or 300 words. The deadline is Monday, March 1, 2010.

    A new drabble challenge is posted every week, and participants have two weeks to complete the challenge. To contribute a drabble challenge idea, visit the OSA Drabble Challenges thread in the Bunny Nursery of the Forum. Any problems or questions? Contact the challenge admins.

    Challengees: None.

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  • "Monthly Short Fiction Challenge #4: Love Unspoken" by NancyBrooke

    Started 15 Feb 2010: Ended Mon Mar 15, 2010 10:00 pm

    “If I loved you less I might be able to talk about it more”- Jane Austen

    To honor this month of Love’s holiday I invite you to speak for those unable to speak for themselves: the lovelorn, the terminally shy, the secret admirers, those who love best from afar. So get out your Cupid’s bow and channel your inner Cyrano - if the message is heard, and how received is up to you.

    “One of the hardest things in life is having words in your heart that you can’t utter” - James Earl Jones

    This challenge is open to all archives. Fic may be prose or poetry, finished or incomplete so long as the piece submitted is no shorter than 1000 words. Deadline will be in one month at midnight, March 15th, 2010.

    A monthly challenge will be posted every month, and participants will have until the next month to complete the challenge. Any problems or questions? Contact the Challenge Admins.

    Challengees: None.

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  • "OSA Drabble Challenge #135: Creature Comforts" by NancyBrooke

    Started 01 Feb 2010: Ended Mon Feb 15, 2010 10:00 pm

    "I'm awfully sorry," said Bilbo, "but I have come without my hat, and I have left my pocket-handkerchief behind, and I haven't got any money. I didn't get your note until after 10.45 to be precise."

    "Don't be precise," said Dwalin, "and don't worry! You will have to manage without pocket-handkerchiefs, and a good many other things, before you get to the journey's end.

    This week, you are invited to drabble about

    Creature Comforts

    that little something it makes us a little uncomfortable to do without, or the welcome reward at close of day that says to us "I'm back."

    Drabbles must be 100, 200, or 300 words. The deadline is Monday, February 15, 2010.

    A new drabble challenge is posted every week, and participants have two weeks to complete the challenge. To contribute a drabble challenge idea, visit the OSA Drabble Challenges thread in the Bunny Nursery of the Forum. Any problems or questions? Contact the challenge admins.

    Challengees: None.

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  • "OSA Drabble Challenge #134: Disaster" by NancyBrooke

    Started 25 Jan 2010: Ended Sun Feb 07, 2010 10:00 pm

    Thinking about Haiti, Osgiliath, Caprica, Serenity Valley ... This week's theme is

    Disaster

    causing, succumbing to, averting, overcoming, enduring, ancient, immediate, impending, aftermath, destruction, mourning, undoing or being undone by ... all or none of the above.


    Drabbles must be 100, 200, or 300 words. The deadline will be two weeks from today on Monday, February 8, 2010.

    A new drabble challenge is posted every week, and participants have two weeks to complete the challenge. To contribute a drabble challenge idea, visit the OSA Drabble Challenges thread in the Bunny Nursery of the Forum. Any problems or questions? Contact the challenge admins.

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    • breemon on Sun Jan 24, 2010 2:49 pm (No story posted)

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  • "OSA Weekly Drabble Challenge #133: Silence is Golden?" by NancyBrooke

    Started 18 Jan 2010: Ended Mon Feb 01, 2010 11:00 pm

    Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy – every brotherhood,sisterhood and family has it’s

    Code of Honor

    And sometimes to keep it or break it, to ‘tell’ or not to ‘tell’, really is the question.

    Drabbles must be 100, 200, or 300 words. The deadline will be two weeks from today on Monday, February, 2010.

    A new drabble challenge is posted every week, and participants have two weeks to complete the challenge. To contribute a drabble challenge idea, visit the OSA Drabble Challenges thread in the Bunny Nursery of the Forum. Any problems or questions? Contact the challenge admins.

    Challengees: None.

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