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Come be a part of one of the oldest and funtastic writing activity on Writing.com!

The Bard's Hall Contest  (13+)
APRIL: Flash Fiction, 500 word limit.
#981150 by StephBee - House Targaryen

This month's challenge is only flash fiction!

And you cannot beat the prizes either!


Thanks for the "The Bard's Hall Contest Plug, Kiya!!! *Bigsmile*
Appreciate the SHOUT OUT Kiya! *Bigsmile*
Guess what today is, folks?!

It's the unofficial GERVIC 🐉 House Targaryen Day!

That's right!

On this day, the 11th of April, we help celebrate all the funtastic things about our resident dragon expert!

I have no doubt you've seen him hopping around Writing.com, so please join me in celebrating and thanking him for being such a wonderful part of the community.

You can do anything from as simple as commenting on this post with a nice word for him, posting on his notebook, sending him a c-note, heck tossing in a cheer for his house in "Game of Thrones, or - if you're generous enough - sending him an MB.

Whatever we can do to bring a smile to his face today will be much, much appreciated.

Psst! I already got things started below:

"Door 16: House of Black and White

We love you, Gervic! *Bigsmile*


Fire & Blood Fellow Dragon. Appreciation coming your way....
Happy unofficial day GERVIC!
Channie- Needs a break - Awesome! Thank you! *Bigsmile*
for family drama - perhaps you'd enjoy my "Drive-in Banshees" (as written by a Boomer from another generation!)
In lieu of my list of favourite books (see here - "Books for the Soul...I Think), here is a list of must-see movies; starting from the most current offering that swept the Oscars and everything in-between:

(gotta be honest, I find Nolan’s films – as great as they are – sometimes headache inducing – Intersellar anyone? I’m still trying to figure out the ending. So yeah, if you watch that one, please let me know what it meant at the end, thanks)

Speaking of Nolan, I quite enjoyed Inception.

Society of the Snow is a good one – tearjerker galore.

Let’s see now, I do like Tim Burton’s movies – for example: Beetlejuice and his version of Alice in Wonderland.

Then there’s wacky docu-comedies like Best in Show and Spinal Tap
For the classics (aka black and white movies), you can’t miss out:

Arsenic and Lace
Sunset Boulevard
A Streetcar Named Desire

And there’s no rule that says I can’t sneak in one extra one just because I’m a big fan of his as well.

Rebel Without a Cause

Boom! *Mic* Happy watching! *Bigsmile*

Sunset Boulevard is a wonderful commentary of the perils of new technology. BW > Color created opportunities for some while ending the careers of others.

'I've always depended on the kindness of strangers' or my version "I have always been able to depend on the kindness of strangers" ... another important lesson, especially for travelers through life or around the world.
I have watched Inception at least five times, and it still baffles me. It’s brilliant, though.
Ah, night shifts always mess me up.

I am so behind with emails and what not, so please bear with me as I will get to them sometime tomorrow *Facepalm*

I really don't know how some of you write whole stories on your phone. Just this post alone is giving me hand cramps.

Anyway, one last burst of energy to cheer on my fab team!

Let's go, Dragons! *Fire*
Fire & Blood Fellow Dragons!
House Targaryen image for G.o.T.
I can't stand writing on my phone. That's why I just take my laptop everywhere! *Laugh*
Hmm....maybe not languishing as much...

However, this was the very first story/item I posted on Writing.com all those centuries ago.

The Skirt  (13+)
The impact of a short skirt in a small conservative town.
#1052130 by iKïyå§ama-House Targaryen

Ah, I can still remember the nerves the moment I clicked 'Save' and waited for the dreaded reviews.

Yeah, I'm highlighting this little gem in the upcoming Comedy Newsletter! *Laugh*

Ԝ€ß☆ԜiʈCH - yay! After all these years, it sees the light of day again! *Laugh**Heart*
iKïyå§ama-House Targaryen - I loved it! It should be also placed under "comedy" sub-genre. Probably why it never showed up when I was scanning the Comedy page looking for stories to highlight. *Bigsmile* Reminds me of my Catholic school days. Back then we'd simply roll up the plaid skirts as soon as we left the gate after school. *Angelic*
Happy Sunday, Folks!

As most of you might have noticed, I'm a bit more active around here no thanks to a certain activity.

With that said, yours truly has written more in a few days than she's written in years. I kid you not. *Facepalm*

So, I am offering these four rusty-items for your reading pleasure:

Night of the Fireflies  (13+)
Andrea captures something more than she bargained for
#2317584 by iKïyå§ama-House Targaryen

The Chat  (13+)
Amy knows only one way to get him calm
#2317504 by iKïyå§ama-House Targaryen

The Locked Door  (13+)
Benjamin learns that some doors are better left unopened
#2317649 by iKïyå§ama-House Targaryen

The Island of Dreams  (13+)
It was supposed to be the perfect vacation until she met him.
#2317542 by iKïyå§ama-House Targaryen

But there's a bribe catch to this! First five folks to review all the items gets either

*Gifto* 5,000gps for their personal stash
*Giftp* 5,000gps cheers for a house of their choice in "Game of Thrones

Disclaimer: If you're going to review this for "Game of Thrones, you have to go with the rules for the 1,500 character limit etc. etc. If you're doing it for your own personal pleasure, please put some effort into the review as well. I don't expect essays, but quick one-liners won't cut it either. *Sob*

Thanks so much! *Heart*

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Door #10!

This is the part where I'm supposed to brag about reaching this door, and telling you fine folks about how
much joy I'm having participating in "Game of Thrones this year.

First off, I have a cool team - did I mention that already?

Maybe it's a good idea that we are smaller in number as compared to having ten to fifteen members per team.

This feels more intimate (not like that you pervs!)

As in, we are a family of sorts, and getting to know each other's sleep patterns and how we aren't getting much of that these days *Sleeping* is all par for the course at this point.

So, a big thanks again to these fine folks who make it all worthwhile; seriously they inspire me to do my best:

GERVIC 🐉 House Targaryen, JACE - House Targaryen, Choconut ~ House Targaryen, StephBee - House Targaryen
and our trump card showing up tomorrow StaiNed-House Targaryen *Wink*

*Fire* Let's go, my dear Dragons! *Fire*

Yea, yea, yea.

We all know you like braggin' *Bigsmile*

Seriously, you do have a good team! *Angelic*

Woohoo! Door number 10. That's awesome. And, may I say? I am loving this "Game of Thrones experience.
wicked proud of you, Kiya!! I'm just doing my best to fly Drogon and stay in sight of Dragonstone! Proud to be on Team Targaryen with you! Love my teammates! Fire & Blood

House Targaryen image for G.o.T.

Chronic Procrastinator Rehabilitation TM
Where Time can take a Chill Pill

Do you wake up each day telling yourself that ‘this is the day! I get so-so-so-and-so done!’ only to realize you are currently binge watching that awesome show on Netflix that you swear you’ll definitely stop watching after the next episode?

Do you pull up to the computer and crack your knuckles, open up the Writing.com site and stare at all the tasks you’ve got lined up to tackle for "Game of Thrones; pumped up and roaring to go! only to realize you’ve been watching cute kitty videos on YouTube for the past two hours?

If you said ‘yes!’ to any either of those scenarios, you’ve come to the right place!

We, at CPR, offer our services for the low-low-low price of $926.79. Why that price? We have no idea either. Just know that we take pride in making sure our clients get the best care in doing what they do best – wasting precious time not being productive whatsoever.

So, step right in, don’t be shy! Stay for as long as you like until our sworn enemy – Life – pops in to kick us in the tushie.

I'm waiting for "But Wait! Now, we're offering an Unbelievable one-time low price of only $19.99! That's right for only $19.99 you can take it home tonight!" *Rolling*
Yikes! Can't afford CPR !! (reaches for Beer...)

Oh! You thought you had gotten rid of me, did ya?

Well no!

Thanks to this lil' activity, I'm a part of, I've had the pleasure of reading some pretty cool writings,
and I highly recommend you fine folks check them out in your spare time.

 Medicine Show!  (13+)
Viagra be damned! This practically sells itself. Fiction story from an old product idea.
#2313771 by Brazos54

Wrong Turn  (18+)
Sometimes fate makes decisions that we aren't meant to understand.
#2311386 by The Lone Crab

 The Symphony of Life  (E)
Each and everyone of us has a role to play in the Symphony of Life.
#2314138 by Emerick - The Preacher

 Grandma's Pot  (E)
There is something about Grandma's pot that makes food cooked in it taste so much better.
#2189581 by Ametorpe

 Loop  (E)
Walking forward doesn't mean you're getting anywhere.
#2208916 by BattaDratchev

Huh. Noticed they're all black cases with no single story about a giantess or shrinking humans.


iKïyå§ama-House Targaryen - My life is ... mysterious ...
iKïyå§ama-House Targaryen These are the ones I can find:

Winter Roses  (13+)
A door, a gift of roses , a couple, an old lady, a young man. How are they connected?
#2257513 by Kåre Enga in Udon Thani

A map to Hellenbach  (13+)
A map, a story, a quest
#2270290 by Kåre Enga in Udon Thani

Sound of one hand clasping (Folder)  (13+)
A series of linked flash fictions written Dec 19-Dec 32 2022.
#2287005 by Kåre Enga in Udon Thani

Sound of two hands clasping Chapter 7  (13+)
What is the sound of two hands clasping? What is the sound of two hearts beating as one?
#2287635 by Kåre Enga in Udon Thani

A mystery it ain't [271 words]  (13+)
300 word flash fiction. Prompt: "I can't read this"
#2215379 by Kåre Enga in Udon Thani

.shhh.bbbb.hiss.bang. [85] (238w)  (E)
Flash fiction under 300 words. Prompt: image door sharp. Two children hear odd noises.
#2191365 by Kåre Enga in Udon Thani

         Thank you so much for highlighting my humble story. It has brought a few visitors to its page, and a couple of reviews that have stroked an old crab's ego. Also for the follow-on material that has greatly simplified a decision I've been struggling with for months. Wishing you great success going forward! *Crab*

And we have our winners!

Please give a tremendous round of applause to these fine writers below.

With their works, they managed to capture the essence of Wonderland, and I'm sure Mona - eyestar~* - would have approved wholeheartedly.

Gervic in Wonderland  (E)
My Wonderland adventures are kept here...
#2313223 by GERVIC 🐉 House Targaryen

Most everyone's mad here. A cyberpunk reimagining of Alice In Wonderland.
#2314762 by Jaeramee of the Free Folk

A Wonderous Tumble   (E)
my 2024 Compendium
#2313325 by H❀pe of House Lannister

Waltzing In Wonderland  (13+)
A book to hold all writing for 'Wonderland.'
#2314394 by Choconut ~ House Targaryen

A big thank you to each and everyone who participated and especially to those who got to the finish line.

You ought to be proud of yourselves! *Bigsmile*

My sincere gratitude to my wonderful judges, especially to the lovely Lornda~ House of Martell ~ who went above and beyond to keep things running especially when I wasn't available. I truly appreciate your time and effort in getting through all that reading! *Sob*

See you all next time! *Heart*

Thus grew the tale of Wonderland:
⁠Thus slowly, one by one,
Its quaint events were hammered out—
⁠And now the tale is done,
And home we steer, a merry crew,
⁠Beneath the setting' sun.

Alice! a childish story take,
⁠And with a gentle hand
Lay it where Childhood's dreams are twined
⁠In Memory's mystic band,
Like pilgrim's wither'd wreath of flowers
⁠Pluck'd in a far-off land.

- Lewis Carroll
(Alice's Adventures in Wonderland)
Omg! Thank you so much Kiya! What a huge gift and surprise! Something to brighten up my day... Congratulations to all the winners as well!

A BIG Grover Hug to everyone for a GREAT Job.
Congrats everyone! Very impressive!
Butterfly Wishes

House Targaryen image for G.o.T.
Well, this has taken me forever a day, but I've done it!

I've finally reached Door 5 of this blasted challenge thingamajig aka "Game of Thrones


So yay!! *Delight*

Please don't hesitate to pop in and give we ol' Dragons a cheer or two, eh?

We really appreciate every little bit to keep our spirits up, because this ain't easy, folks!


Psst! Be on the lookout for more fun goodies to come your way in relation to this activity.


Gaby ~ Keeper Of The Realm - wait, you mean we don't have to post them in order anymore? Don't confuse me any further than I already am *Rolling*
Amethyst Angel (House Mormont) - *Rolling* You do have to post them in order.

I won't say anything else so as not to confuse you further. *Bigsmile*
Congrats for finishing Door 5, Kiya! *Delight*

Oh my gosh!

We need to give all the energy and cheers to one special adventurer today, folks!

It's mere hours until the deadline, but she's giving it her all!

So, please go shower Elycia Lee ☮ with all the love and free unburnt cookies as she races through "Wonderland!



Awwww. *Heart* *Hug1**Smile**Hug2* *Heart*

Thank you, everyone. Thank you, iKïyå§ama-House Targaryen , Lornda~ House of Martell ~ for having to come online during Easter Sunday too *Shock2* just because of this silly girl here.

I'm finally one step close to the Red Queen.

I couldn't have done it without your support! *Heart*

Absolutely stupendoulishous!
(go ask Humpty Dumpty what that means)
For we have even more adventurers who have crossed the finish line
and joined Queen Alice and her companions!

Please help me salute these fine King and Queens for their accomplishments in "Wonderland

King Jaeramee of the Free Folk
Queen Rhyssa
Queen Choconut ~ House Targaryen

As always, stopping by to visit their journals/memoirs of their journey is always encouraged!

Most everyone's mad here. A cyberpunk reimagining of Alice In Wonderland.
#2314762 by Jaeramee of the Free Folk

Slipping into Madness  (18+)
Another journey in Wonderland
#2314580 by Rhyssa

Waltzing In Wonderland  (13+)
A book to hold all writing for 'Wonderland.'
#2314394 by Choconut ~ House Targaryen

Congratulations!! *Delight*

*Rabbit* *Crown* *Rabbit*


Congratulations everyone
Please join me in giving hearty congratulations to our newest King and Queens of "Wonderland!

We hail:

King GERVIC 🐉 House Targaryen
Queen Amethyst Angel (House Mormont)
Queen QueenNormaJeanGreeneggs&vegham

Well done on completing the journey with your fantastical tales of grand adventures!
If you have not had an opportunity to check out their stories, please click below to do so:

Gervic in Wonderland  (E)
My Wonderland adventures are kept here...
#2313223 by GERVIC 🐉 House Targaryen

Wonderland - Version 2024  (E)
Wonderland 2024
#2313376 by QueenNormaJeanGreeneggs&vegham

Angel in Wonderland  (E)
A little girl and a sleepy pug dog on a grand adventure… plus other fun stuff!
#2314232 by Amethyst Angel (House Mormont)

*Rabbit* *Crown* *Rabbit*
It's a fantastic piece of information. I must read all.
Yay! Congratulations, everyone. That's awesome *Smile*
I bow before you.
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