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Fought writer's block.

Lost the plot.
Written for #SixWordStories' Open Theme Contest: [link] .

(Contest running until 31st March - you don't have to be a member to enter ^^)


My story came third :D Full list of winners here: [link] .
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TheUniSquirrel Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
This is possibly the most relatable poem on here! XD
Congrats on placing, by the way.
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SCFrankles Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you so much ^^ I was very proud to win a prize :iconheartdanceplz:
And thank you for all the faves! :icongiveflowerplz:
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BlackLuna Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Another wall to cross, hehe. ;)
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SCFrankles Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Yes, indeed ^^;
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Gryffgirl Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2013
Oh, the irony! :giggle:
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SCFrankles Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
It is my speciality ^^ (Well, perhaps leaning more towards sarcasm...) Thank you for the fave! :love:
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SpiderMilkshake Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2013  Professional General Artist
Congrats on placing! You definitely deserved to! :D
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:iconscfrankles:
SCFrankles Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you so much - that's very kind :icongivecupcakeplz: Thanks for the fave as well ^^
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Deus-Suetonius Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
I'm oh too familiar with this problem :c
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SCFrankles Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Aren't we all? ^^" Thanks for the faves, btw ^_^
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Deus-Suetonius Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
You're very welcome :) they're all excellent pieces :)
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anapests-and-ink Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Rather love this (even if it's taken me nearly a month to comment...:blush:). Your wordplay is spectacular (as always). I love how the title ties in, too. "Meta" could apply to most of your stories. And "physical" plays off both "fought" and "block". There's also the shape of it: "Fought writer's block" is short but tody, while the spacing (and the shorter length) make "Lost the plot" look truly defeated.
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SCFrankles Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
I know you'll always get to me eventually :giggle:

I was pleased with the title ^^ And I didn't think too much about the shape (there weren't really any words in the story I could have exchanged for other ones. The shape wasn't something I truly had control over) but I think you're right: the shortness of the second sentence does add to the sense of defeat.

(Thank you for the fave... :heart:)
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anapests-and-ink Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
(sorry, "tody" should be "tidy"...)
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mystichuntress Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Hi

I've featured this here: [link]

Congratulations on 3rd place :)
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SCFrankles Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you! :D
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:iconcality:
cality Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Hello!

Congratulations on winning third place in #SixWordStories' Open Theme Contest! I've featured your piece here. :love:
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:iconscfrankles:
SCFrankles Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you! :happybounce:
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:iconcality:
cality Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
You're welcome! :D
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xX-Fantasia Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
congrats
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SCFrankles Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you ^^ And thanks for the fave too :icongivecupcakeplz:
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xX-Fantasia Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
your welcome
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DamonWakes Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2013   Writer
Congratulations! :la: Six words well chosen.
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SCFrankles Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you very much :D (First time I've won a prize for one of my SWSs. Rather thrilled :woohoo:)
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TwilightPoetess Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Hi, hon!

For taking third place in #SixWordStories's Open Theme Contest, I've featured your piece here with the other winners!

You have also won the following from me--

Six Word Memoirs on Love and Heartbreak from Writers Famous and Obscure

:eager:

If you could send me a note with your mailing address, that would be awesome!

Congratulations!
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SCFrankles Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you :D It was such a joy to win a prize in the contest :boogie:
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TwilightPoetess Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome!
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HaveTales-WillTell Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2013  Professional Writer
:highfive:
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SCFrankles Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
:giggle: (Thanks for the fave, btw ^^)
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HaveTales-WillTell Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2013  Professional Writer
As always, my pleasure. :)
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SweetsAndCharades Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2013
Great :D
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SCFrankles Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Thanks :love: Thank you for the fave too ^^
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word-s-myth Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2013  Professional Writer
That happens indeed...
A well summarized writer's life :-)
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SCFrankles Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
I'm pleased you approve ^^ Thanks so much for the fave too :icongivecupcakeplz:
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CitrineG Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2013  Student Digital Artist
aaah, happens to me ALL the time, XD
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:iconscfrankles:
SCFrankles Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Oh, dear :giggle: It's awful, isn't it? ^^
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CitrineG Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2013  Student Digital Artist
very much so.
Worse still is knowing how the bits connect but not being able to write it out...Struggling to write the first prolog, which sets the stage for the second prolog and the rest of the story.....ahh, I even worked out the timeline, exact WEEKS and how they pass....and now I can't write it. *sobs*
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SCFrankles Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
I know this is obvious advice but could you work on another part of the story and then come back to the beginning - work round the block that way..? In any case - have a hug :hug:
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CitrineG Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Yeah, that's what I'm doing actually.
aw! I love hugs! :glomp:
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Xinaug Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2013
Lol IKR.

I like this!
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SCFrankles Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you - I'm really pleased you like it :D And thanks for the fave too! :love:
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Xinaug Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2013
np o/
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fantom125 Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2013
... In my dictionary next to "writer's block" is "writer's cramp", in German "Schreibkrampf", which sounds to me more like "writing cramp" - and even if the intended meaning is "physically not to be able to write", the actually to me implied meaning is "cramp to not stop writing". Strange. Maybe because of the closeness to "Schreikrampf" - which the English language smartly avoids with "screaming fit". Oh my! Thank you for your excitation!-)
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SCFrankles Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
And thank you for the fave :D So, you're saying that to you "Schreibkrampf" almost feels like the opposite to "writer's block" - an inability to stop writing because that would cause you pain..?
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fantom125 Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2013
Yes, that's my feeling with this word.
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SCFrankles Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
I've just had a rummage - in English the actual opposite to writer's block is hypergraphia. (Ah, the internet - always teaching me something new ^^)
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fantom125 Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2013
Oh - Wikipedia also knows "Hypergraphie" as a German word. I never heard of it. I would prefer "Schreibwut", by knowing of its non-exactness!-)
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SCFrankles Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
I just looked up "Schreibwut" - there seems to be a writers' forum with that name ^^ I'm wondering what we could have in English as a more informal form of "hypergraphia" - maybe writing-fever..? ^^
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fantom125 Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2013
Well, writing-fever doesn't sounds bad to me!-)
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Hisietari Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2013
This is the stuff of nightmares. :giggle: As always in love - and awe - with your skillfully fun six-worders!
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