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Challenge Mother's Day Challenge - Open for discussion!

Discussion in 'Fan Fiction and Writing Resource' started by Aleria, May 4, 2008.

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  1. Aleria

    Aleria Jedi Youngling star 2

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    Since we're getting close to this year's Mother's Day, I thought it would be appropriate to have a challenge complimenting the international holiday. So here you have it, the official Mother's Day Challenge.

    There's just [color=firebrick][b]ONE[/b][/color] simple [color=firebrick][b]RULE[/b][/color]:
    The story [i]has[/i] to portray the relationship between a mother and a child.

    The timeframe (also AU is accepted), characters and genre are for you to deside as is the length of the 'fic.

    The final date to post the 'fics on the right board and a link to them in this thread is [b]Sunday May 11th[/b]. The timelimit is at 11.59pm boardtime.

    [b]Please[/b] put [i]"Mother's Day Challenge"[/i] into the thread title of your stories, to help others know what the 'fics have been written in relation to.

    This is a friendly challenge, the main reason for which is simply to get more mother/child stories out there for us to read. Thus there are no actual prizes, but we could have a vote at the end to find out which of the challenge replies is your favourite. Let me know what you think.

    I will update this post with the links to the stories as they come, so you'll have an index right on the first page.


    Let the plot bunnies hop around! I hope you enjoy this.

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    [b][color=darkblue]Submitted stories:[/color][/b]

    [link=http://boards.theforce.net/Message.aspx?topic=28423081&brd=10475]Utility belt[/link] ~ [b]earlybird-obi-wan[/b]
    [link=http://boards.theforce.net/before_the_saga/b10475/28423512/p1/?0]Not Hers to Keep[/link] ~ [b]VaderLVR64[/b]
    [link=http://boards.theforce.net/beyond_the_saga/b10477/28428342/p1/?0]Little Man[/link] ~ [b]Jedimaster_JainaSolo[/b]
    [link=http://boards.theforce.net/Message.aspx?topic=28432997&brd=10476]Passing Through[/link] ~ [b]Takianna[/b]
    [link=http://boards.theforce.net/Message.aspx?topic=27922662&brd=10476&start=28444508]Side by Side: Year 5, Month 8[/link] ~ [b]Alexis_Wingstar[/b]
    [link=http://boards.theforce.net/the_saga/b10476/27556873/p4]Twin Suns Romance, Part II: Barren - Chapter 14: Affirmation[/link] ~ [b]Alexis_Wingstar[/b]
    [link=http://boards.theforce.net/Message.aspx?topic=28446020&brd=10476]Attachments[/link] ~ [b]TaRionne[/b]
    [link=http://boards.theforce.net/Message.aspx?topic=28446114&brd=10477]Mara's Little Needle[/link] ~ [b]DaenaBenjen42[/b]
    [link=http://boards.theforce.net/the_saga/b10476/28286593/p3/?67]Temple of Doom - Chapter 19[/link] ~ [b]earlybird-obi-wan[/b]
    [link=http://boards.theforce.net/Message.aspx?topic=28446374&brd=10477]Final Harmony[/link] ~ [b]Aleria[/b]
    [link=http://boards.theforce.net/Message.aspx?topic=28015841&brd=10476]To Cradle and Nurse[/link] ~ [b]DarthBerryStraw[/b]
    [link=http://boards.theforce.net/Message.aspx?topic=28446935&brd=10477]I Will Carry You[/link] ~ [b]Dana-Skywalker[/b]
    [link=http://boards.theforce.net/before_the_saga/b10475/27960598/p2]Those Eyes!- Entry 13[/link] ~ [b]Alexis_Wingstar[/b]
    [link=http://boards.theforce.net/Message.aspx?topic=27935067&brd=10475&start=28448159]Freedom in Bondage - Entry 16[/link] ~ [b]Alexis_Wingstar[/b]

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    The Challenge is now closed to submissions. Now go and read the lovely stories.

    Thank you everyone for participating!>
     
  2. Alexis_Wingstar

    Alexis_Wingstar Jedi Master star 4

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  3. Aleria

    Aleria Jedi Youngling star 2

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    Thank you, I'm glad you like it! :)

    And thanks for the tip, it's now edited.
     
  4. DarthIshtar

    DarthIshtar Jedi Grand Master star 9

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    Oh, I'm definitely pitching in on this effort.
     
  5. dianethx

    dianethx Jedi Master star 6

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    Alexis you need to edit yours, too. It's scrolling still.
     
  6. Alexis_Wingstar

    Alexis_Wingstar Jedi Master star 4

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    Oops! I forgot that since I quoted, my post would have the scroll effect, too! :oops: There, fixed.

    Ok, I've a question... can the story be part of a story already started?
     
  7. Aleria

    Aleria Jedi Youngling star 2

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    I'm happy to see there's some interest. :)

    I don't mind it being a part of something bigger. Just as long as it clearly depicts a mother/child relationship. But when you post the link to the story, please add the page and preferably also the chapter of the scene(/s) to the information.
    Other than that, I think it's all good.
     
  8. Alexis_Wingstar

    Alexis_Wingstar Jedi Master star 4

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    *Rubs her forehead as she comes back in* [voice_PeterFaulkAsColumbo] One more thing... can we submit more than one story for the challenge?[/voice]
     
  9. Aleria

    Aleria Jedi Youngling star 2

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    That's funny! :D

    But yes, you can submit more than one story. The more the merrier, I think!
     
  10. Alexis_Wingstar

    Alexis_Wingstar Jedi Master star 4

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  11. Jedi_Liz

    Jedi_Liz Jedi Grand Master star 6

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    I have an idea for this, but it would have to be slightly AU due to who the mother and child are. As long as it meets the mother/child relationship requirement, can it be slightly AU?

     
  12. Aleria

    Aleria Jedi Youngling star 2

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    The stories can be set in AU. Only the mother/child relationship rule has to be met. Pretty much everything else is up to you.
    I'm glad to hear you have an idea growing, I can't wait to get to read them! [face_batting]

    And everyone: Please put "Mother's Day Challenge" into the thread title of your stories. This would considerably help others notice what the 'fics have been written in relation to.
     
  13. Space_Wolf

    Space_Wolf Jedi Master star 3

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    It sounds interesting. I don't have the time to do a story to give the challenge justice, but I'll be interested in reading what others come up with.
     
  14. earlybird-obi-wan

    earlybird-obi-wan Jedi Grand Master star 6

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    A free day and I have come up with an idea. Here it is

    [link=http://boards.theforce.net/Message.aspx?topic=28423081&brd=10475]Utility belt[/link]

     
  15. Aleria

    Aleria Jedi Youngling star 2

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    earlybird-obi-wan: That was a nice kickoff for the challenge. :) Sometimes free days are very helpful.

    Thanks for participating in the effort!
     
  16. VaderLVR64

    VaderLVR64 Manager Emeritus star 8 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Got mine done. :D

    [link=http://boards.theforce.net/before_the_saga/b10475/28423512/p1/?0]Not Hers to Keep[/link]
     
  17. Jedimaster_JainaSolo

    Jedimaster_JainaSolo Jedi Youngling star 3

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    Here's mine!

    [link=http://boards.theforce.net/beyond_the_saga/b10477/28428342/p1/?0]Little Man[/link]

    [face_cowboy]Dana[face_cowboy]
     
  18. Takianna

    Takianna Jedi Master star 3

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    Here is mine.....

    [link=http://boards.theforce.net/Message.aspx?topic=28432997&brd=10476]Passing Through[/link]
     
  19. Alexis_Wingstar

    Alexis_Wingstar Jedi Master star 4

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    Here is my first entry to the Mother's Day challenge: [link=http://boards.theforce.net/Message.aspx?topic=27922662&brd=10476&start=28444508]Side by Side, Year 5, Month 8[/link]. It's part of a dual diary.

    EDIT:

    Here's another response. For my final chapter in [link=http://boards.theforce.net/the_saga/b10476/27556873/p4]A Twin Suns Romance, II: Barren[/link], I portrayed the relationship between Beru and her mother... though Beru is full grown and engaged to Owen in this story. Our children are always our 'CHILD', no matter how old they are. ;)
     
  20. TaRionne

    TaRionne Jedi Youngling star 1

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    I wrote a response to this called [link=http://boards.theforce.net/Message.aspx?topic=28446020&brd=10476]"Attachments."[/link] It's an AU with Anakin and Shmi.

    Thanks for holding this challenge - it was a fun topic! :)
     
  21. DaenaBenjen42

    DaenaBenjen42 Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    [link=http://boards.theforce.net/Message.aspx?topic=28446114&brd=10477]Mara's Little Needle[/link]

    Here. :)
     
  22. earlybird-obi-wan

    earlybird-obi-wan Jedi Grand Master star 6

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    I have one tiny part about Anakin and his mother in my big story
    It is in chapter 19 on page 3 [link=http://boards.theforce.net/the_saga/b10476/28286593/p3/?67]Temple of Doom[/link]
     
  23. Aleria

    Aleria Jedi Youngling star 2

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    Wow, guys. That's amazing, we now have nine mother/child stories gathered into one place! Great job everyone! =D= I hope you all enjoy reading them.

    And I'm going to make it ten with my own response to this challenge. Here it is: [link=http://boards.theforce.net/Message.aspx?topic=28446374&brd=10477]Final Harmony[/link].
     
  24. DarthBerryStraw

    DarthBerryStraw Jedi Master star 4

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    I'd written this fic several months ago, but I think it works very well for the Mothers Day Challenge. :)

    [link=http://boards.theforce.net/Message.aspx?topic=28015841&brd=10476]To Cradle and Nurse[/link]
     
  25. Dana-Skywalker

    Dana-Skywalker Jedi Youngling star 1

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    I managed to write something. :eek:

    Here it is: [link=http://boards.theforce.net/Message.aspx?topic=28446935&brd=10477]I Will Carry You[/link].

    Happy Mother's Day, everyone! [:D]

    (Edit - Oops, did the link wrong. [face_blush])
     
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