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"The First Day" Writing Challenge

Discussion in 'Fan Fiction and Writing Resource' started by Sara_Kenobi, Feb 23, 2005.

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  1. Sara_Kenobi

    Sara_Kenobi Jedi Grand Master star 7

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    The First Day Challenge


    Everyone faces a first day in their life's. A first day at school. A first day at work. So I was thinking how great this would be if it were applied to the Star Wars Universe.

    The Challenge

    Write a first day for any character in the Star Wars Universe. It can be for any place in the Star Wars time line. It doesn't matter. It can be the Solo twins first day at the Jedi Temple, or written how Dooku faced his first day as Yoda's apprentice. Any category that you feel most comfortable writing in. Please post either links to your threads in the forums in here, or post your completed stories inside this thread, so others can read them too that take part in this challenge. This challenge can be written as a simple vignette, or in short story format.
     
  2. Sara_Kenobi

    Sara_Kenobi Jedi Grand Master star 7

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    [link=http://boards.theforce.net/message.asp?topic=18511497&replies=0]My edition.[/link] :) Enjoy!
     
  3. LaYa_

    LaYa_ Jedi Knight star 5

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    Well, great idea,Sara! Let's see if I can write something. :)

    Edit: Great vignette! :D
     
  4. Sara_Kenobi

    Sara_Kenobi Jedi Grand Master star 7

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    Thanks, LaYa! :)
     
  5. Sara_Kenobi

    Sara_Kenobi Jedi Grand Master star 7

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    I should have a new edition for this soon. I have a few ideas. :)
     
  6. Ty-gon Jinn

    Ty-gon Jinn Jedi Padawan star 4

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    [link=http://boards.theforce.net/message.asp?topic=18519080&replies=0]What the Sea Left (Vignette in response to THREE challenges!!)[/link]
     
  7. Sara_Kenobi

    Sara_Kenobi Jedi Grand Master star 7

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    That's awesome, Ty-Gon! :p=D=
     
  8. karebear214

    karebear214 Jedi Master star 4

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    Away, plot bunnies, or I shall attack you with my lightsaber of DOOM!

    ...

    Sigh.

    I should have known it wouldn't work.

     
  9. Sara_Kenobi

    Sara_Kenobi Jedi Grand Master star 7

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    You're being attacked by bunnies? Does that mean you're trying the challenge? I hope it does. 8-}
     
  10. VaderLVR64

    VaderLVR64 Manager Emeritus star 8 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    [link=http://boards.theforce.net/The_Saga/b10476/18524134/?0]First Day[/link]

    This is a plot bunny that actually bit a while ago, but I just jotted down the idea and didn't do anything with it. It fit so nicely with this challenge that I finally dusted it off and took a whack at it.
     
  11. Layren

    Layren Jedi Master star 5

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    This is a great idea for a challenge Sara and I'll see if I can come up with anything to contribute -- I have a few bunnies right now :D
     
  12. Sara_Kenobi

    Sara_Kenobi Jedi Grand Master star 7

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    Thanks, guys. :) Thanks, VaderLVR for contributing, and I'm glad happy the bunnies are after you too, Layren. :)
     
  13. Lady-Kenobi

    Lady-Kenobi Jedi Master star 3

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    Since I write Obidala. I'll write about Padme and Obi-Wan's first day as Wife and Husband.
     
  14. LaYa_

    LaYa_ Jedi Knight star 5

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    I have a question: The vignette/short story can be about someone remembering the facts that happened on the particular first day? Or that first day has to be happening really, at the present time? [face_batting]

     
  15. karebear214

    karebear214 Jedi Master star 4

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    You're being attacked by bunnies? Does that mean you're trying the challenge? I hope it does.

    Yeah, it means I'm trying the challenge.
     
  16. Sara_Kenobi

    Sara_Kenobi Jedi Grand Master star 7

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    It can be LaYa. :) And thank you, Karebear. :)
     
  17. pokey1984

    pokey1984 Jedi Youngling star 2

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    Hi.

    This one spoke to me, (in the form of a rabbit with very sharp teeth) so I wrote a little ficlet about it. It's not very long, but I kinda liked it.

    Here's the link [link=http://boards.theforce.net/message.asp?topic=18556880&replies=0] The First Day Challenge response: A journal entry by a new member of the Rebel Alliance [/link]

    I know the title is scarily long, but I just dont have any skills with that sort of thing.

     
  18. LaYa_

    LaYa_ Jedi Knight star 5

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    [blockquote][link=http://boards.theforce.net/user.asp?usr=Sara_Kenobi]Sara_Kenobi[/link] posted on 2/25/05 11:30am
    [hr][/blockquote]

    Thank you Sara. [face_grin] I'll post my edition only tomorrow, because I have a few things to study today ;\ . >
     
  19. Healer_Leona

    Healer_Leona Squirrely Community Mod star 9 Staff Member Manager

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    Sara, You've managed to inspire a small missing scene from me as well. :) Thanks.

    [link=http://boards.theforce.net/The_Saga/b10476/18558473/?0]The Legend Of Myth[/link]
     
  20. Anakin Starkiller

    Anakin Starkiller Jedi Master star 1

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    I hope you don't mind, but the first piece I posted here matches the challenge. But I might write another first day piece yet. But here is the oldie:

    [link=http://boards.theforce.net/Beyond_the_Saga/b10477/14988395/]Zhar Zhar's Lesson[/link]
     
  21. Gina

    Gina Jedi Master star 4

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    I couldn't resist this challenge.

    [link=http://boards.theforce.net/Before_the_Saga/b10475/18617820/?]Upon My Young Shoulders[/link]

     
  22. kateydidnt

    kateydidnt Jedi Master star 4

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    I'll just post this viggie here.
    Shmi's first day as a mother.

    The young woman cradled the bundle breathlessly in her arms. The med droid had handed him to her moments before and she had been told that in a few minutes someone would be in to record the child?s birth.

    But for now the time belonged to her and her child.
    He was sleeping now, which was a relief considering how loud he had been when he was first born. The droid had cleaned him, but he had fussed all the way through.

    She had rocked him gently singing softly to him in Bocce and he had quickly calmed down. The pain of his birth was almost a distant memory as she looked at his small face, the delicate skin, so fragile.

    Fear shot through her suddenly as she realized he was completely vulnerable! She was his protector, his only chance for life. The responsibility was overwhelming for a moment. Then it dissipated as his little mouth opened in a perfect yawn.

    She gently kissed his forehead.

    ?You are mine, my son, my child and I will love you forever,? she said softly.

    She knew that she would be released from the medcenter soon, she would be expected to go back to her duties as well as care for the child. She knew because she was a slave that he was owned also?and oh how that hurt!

    But she also knew that she would do anything for him.
    She did not understand in the slightest how he had come to her, she knew there were certain steps to his conception that were missing, but she didn?t care.

    Tears of joy gathered in her eyes. She had had a hard life, never having a family, never being able to love another person. But here was someone she could give her whole heart to, someone she would always love, and never let go.

    You have to let go someday, a thought spoke in the back of her mind. She nodded to herself, instantly accepting the reality of that. There would come a time when she would have to let go for him to have a better life. She didn?t know how she knew but she was certain that day would come. I will have to let go someday.

    ?But not today,? she whispered, ?today I will hold you and keep you close. And I will love you forever.?
     
  23. pokey1984

    pokey1984 Jedi Youngling star 2

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    Aww, that was so sweet, and sad... Bittersweet, that's the word I was looking for. Still, great ficlet.

    You just gotta feel for poor Shmi. She really didn't have an easy time of anything, did she?
     
  24. SabyneAmberle

    SabyneAmberle Jedi Master star 3

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    I posted my story for this challenge. I have it [link=http://boards.theforce.net/Before_the_Saga/b10475/18627218/]here[/link]. It's a bit of a take on the whole first-day bit, but still rather interesting.
     
  25. Gina

    Gina Jedi Master star 4

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    kateydidnt

    This was a beautiful vignette. Poor Shmi. My heart really went out to her. pokey1984 described it perfectly - bittersweet.

    You have to let go someday, a thought spoke in the back of her mind. She nodded to herself, instantly accepting the reality of that. There would come a time when she would have to let go for him to have a better life. She didn?t know how she knew but she was certain that day would come. I will have to let go someday.

    ?But not today,? she whispered, ?today I will hold you and keep you close. And I will love you forever.?


    I especially liked this part.
     
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