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Claire Tucker

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Okay. In case someone hasn't looked at the guidelines, here they are:

 

Imagine a bottle rides the waves of the ocean until it finally washes ashore, where someone discovers the bottle, pulls out a cork, and...there is a message inside. The message may have been written last week or several centuries ago. It might be a friendly greeting or a desperate plea for help. It might be a missive to be delivered to someone or a dying person’s will or a note for posterity. It might be anything.


What does the message say? In 27 words or less...go to it! :D

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3 hours ago, carolinamtne said:

I'm still cogitating.

Just read this thread of discussion and.... Short isn't my favorite, but I"ll try this out, too. Cogitating may last a while for me, also, though.

 

Before I forge to ask (again): Do we post them here when we've finished them?

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27-word prompt:

 

Walking on the beach in the early mornings is something I used to do with my brother. The day he disappeared, I knew the cause. The message in a bottle he opened. Even though I cautioned him not to uncork the grimy, barnacle-covered glass container. But he did.

 

Of course it's too long!! And I had one more sentence - a cliff-hanger, if you will - to add!! Oh well. It was rather morbid.

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According to the contest rules, all entries must be unpublished. So if you plan to enter something, don't post it here. That could constitute publishing. 

 

There goes my Gilligan's Island inspired note. o_O 

 

No worries, I wasn't going to enter anything anyway. It was all for fun. :cool: 

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6 hours ago, Accord64 said:

So if you plan to enter something, don't post it here. That could constitute publishing. 

Does making copies for your writers' group and sharing it with them constitute publishing? That's what I consider posting something here.

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