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Carol St.Ann and Max Griffin πŸ³οΈβ€πŸŒˆ are pleased to announce a new contest.

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VERY impressive page! *InLove* Fun idea--good luck!
I don't understand why the prompt always insists on a character named Ruby (or similar). Character names are an important aspect to character creation (just ask Dickens) and, quite frankly, I find the name Ruby a complete turn-off as regards inspiration. Do you really expect us to be limited to this particular name only?
Carol St.Ann and I are pleased to announce the winners of the January, 2021 round of the "Show, Don't Tell Contest.
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*Balloonb**Balloonr**Balloong* January, 2021 Round *Balloong**Balloonr**Balloonb*

First place to "Memories Held in Skin"   by Rakkit
Second place to "Cosmic Dreams Do Come True"   by πŸ’™ Carly - BLUE!!πŸ’™
Third place to "Afterwards There is Only Cold"   by Tobber
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The March round of the contest will open on Friday with a new prompt. We hope to see you then!

to all three winners!
Well done!

Congratulations, Rakkit, πŸ’™ Carly - BLUE!!πŸ’™, and Tobber! That's awesome!!!
Much thanks and congratulations!
Happy New Year and thanks for your help getting one step closer to red queen in
Wonderland  (13+)
a "nonsensical" writing activity.
#2212324 by iKΓ―yΓ₯Β§ama
Happy Holidays in Mathematics
Very nice. Love the colors.
Please join Carol St.Ann and me in congratulating the winners of the November, 2020 round of the
Show, Don't Tell Contest  (18+)
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#2162666 by Max Griffin πŸ³οΈβ€πŸŒˆ

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*Balloonb**Balloonr**Balloong* November, 2020 Round *Balloong**Balloonr**Balloonb*

First place to "It Stares Back"   by Rakkit
Second place to "Because She Couldn't Lie"   by Thankful Sonali Internet Issue
Third place to "Ruby's Rest"   by Danger Mouse
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Congratulations One And All!
To relieve stress while awaiting vote counts this morning, I've posted another cookie recipe. These are a little harder to make, but worth the effort.
These are yummy!
Look Robert Edward Baker and Thankful Sonali Internet Issue, a CHOCOLATE cookie recipe!
To relieve some of the stress from current events, I've been baking cookies. I've also posted a couple of recipes on my blog. Here's one for oatmeal cookies,   and here's a second one for snicker doodles.   Enjoy!
Cookies go great with coffee! *Coffeev*
Oooo, yay, cookies! Thanks for the recipes!
November, 2020 round now open!

Show, Don't Tell Contest  (18+)
Show Don't Tell Contest Message Forum
#2162666 by Max Griffin πŸ³οΈβ€πŸŒˆ

We've made our prompt less restrictive for this round:

*Bulletb*Choose one of these genres
      *Check3* Science Fiction
      *Check3* Love/Romance
      *Check3* Thriller/Suspense
*Bulletb* GIve your protagonist a goal.
*Bulletb* Establish why the goal matters--these are the stakes.
*Bulletb* Establish obstacles to achieving the goal.
*Bulletb* Use the goals, stakes, and obstacles to establish, increase, and resolve tension.

Every entry receives 1000 GPS, and winning entries earn GPS, Awardicons, and Merit Badges. We only take ten entries per round, so reserve your place early. We're looking forward to reading your stories!
I've been unable to respond to review requests for the last several weeks due to some family health issues (not COVID related, thankfully). These issues are now successfully resolved, so I've re-opened my review in-and-out and am again taking requests. If you seek an in-depth review, please drop by with a request!

The Review Spot  (18+)
Free, honest, and in-depth reviews.
#1848419 by Max Griffin πŸ³οΈβ€πŸŒˆ

I'm pleased to announce the winners of the September, 2020 round of the
Show, Don't Tell Contest  (18+)
Show Don't Tell Contest Message Forum
#2162666 by Max Griffin πŸ³οΈβ€πŸŒˆ

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*Balloonb**Balloonr**Balloong* September, 2020 Round *Balloong**Balloonr**Balloonb*
First place to "Thanks, Ray"   by Kotaro
Second place to "The Party"   by D. Reed Whittaker
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