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Challenge The Monster Challenge

Discussion in 'Fan Fiction and Writing Resource' started by Kahara, Oct 1, 2020.

  1. Kahara

    Kahara Force Ghost star 4

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    The Monster Challenge

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    "Gargoyle" by Laertes is licensed under CC BY 2.0

    What, that rustling sound? It's just the wind rattling through the trees. Probably.


    I am a great big scaredy cat, which for me somehow means that I LOVE tales of dangerous, eerie, inexplicable, and just plain weird creatures. So, here we go!

    This challenge will include prompts related to all sorts of things that hide in the shadows... just behind you.

    Rules


    1. This is a non-competitive challenge with no deadline. Stories from the Non Star Wars Fan Fiction forum are welcome as well!

    2. Pick a number from 1-25, and the prompt will be sent to you by PM.

    3. Each prompt will have a keyword and description for a trait that a monster might have. For example, an unused prompt was:

    4. Post a link to your story in this thread so I can collect it into the index post.

    Other Notes

    Challenge entries are not required to follow the prompt word closely, nor are they held to the description. If you want to just work the one keyword into your story somehow, that is fine too!

    Creating your own monsters or expanding on ones from canon (for example: the wampa is a monster "from a certain point of view", and so is Palpatine for that matter :p ) are both encouraged here! Ghosts, droids, and other kinds of beings/inventions can count too, of course. ;)

    The story also doesn’t have to have any kind of actual monster in it. Metaphorical references, using the word or description as a springboard for something completely different -- whatever works is fine.

    There is also no genre requirement. Even though the basis for this challenge is monster-themed, there does not have to be any horror or creepiness if that’s not your cup of tea. [face_coffee] Humor and fluff are just as welcome.

    Thanks to the mods for approving this challenge and helping me wrangle it into its current form. @};-

    Happy writing!
    :)

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    Last edited: Oct 3, 2020
  2. Kahara

    Kahara Force Ghost star 4

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    Index
    1.
    2. Intangible - Lost Soul in Tatters by @brodiew
    3. Oozing - Triboniophorus graeffei by @Kit'
    4. Infernal - Inferno by @Briannakin
    5. Subterranean - @Mistress_Renata
    6. Baleful - @amidalachick
    7. Wandering - The Hinkypunk and the Hand of Glory by @devilinthedetails
    8. Sharp - The Ravening Horde by @Seldes_Katne
    9. Watery - Kawtun trench by @earlybird-obi-wan
    10. Disguised - @Anedon
    11. Feral - @mavjade
    12. Vengeful - @Tarsier
    13. Hovering - @Starith
    14. Discordant - From Dark Discordance to Sweet Harmony by @WarmNyota_SweetAyesha
    15. Toxic - The Lands of the Dead by @ViariSkywalker
    16. Hungry - Hungry by @Oddly_Salacious
    17. Overgrown - @JediMaster_Jen
    18. Undead - @Mira_Jade
    19.
    20.
    21. Gigantic - "Come Get Me, Ugly!" by @Raissa Baiard
    22. Lurking - @Pandora
    23. Rotten - "Rotten" by @AzureAngel2
    24. Ensnaring - @Findswoman
    25. Uncanny - The Heart's Desire by @GregMcP
     
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  3. Kit'

    Kit' Manager Emeritus star 5 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    *Repeats to self* Do not take on more challenges. Do not take on more challenges. Finish established fics first. Do not take on more challenges...

    *ahem* Could I please have number 3?

    Can we add this to a current story? Like can I weave it into Something Wicked?
     
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  4. Kahara

    Kahara Force Ghost star 4

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    Wow, you're quick! :D Yes, a new chapter in an existing work is fine. Just as long as it's written after you get the prompt. And I'll PM that in just a minute!
     
  5. Seldes_Katne

    Seldes_Katne Jedi Grand Master star 2

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    Kahara, may I have #8 please?
     
  6. earlybird-obi-wan

    earlybird-obi-wan Force Ghost star 6

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  7. GregMcP

    GregMcP Force Ghost star 5

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    I'll go for the end again. #25
    I better get that Song Lyrics challenge written then.
     
  8. Mira_Jade

    Mira_Jade The Fanfic Manager With The Cape star 5 Staff Member Manager

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    Oh this looks like so much fun! Can I try #18, please? :D
     
  9. Raissa Baiard

    Raissa Baiard Chosen One star 4

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    Repeats @Kit' 's mantra:
    Fails.

    #21, please? :D
     
  10. WarmNyota_SweetAyesha

    WarmNyota_SweetAyesha Game Host star 7 VIP - Game Host

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    Kahara... Thanks for saying fluff is allowed, since that is my thermos, skip the cup. [face_laugh] Can I have number 14 please?
     
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  11. Findswoman

    Findswoman Force Ghost star 5

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    Ooh, yay, it's up, it's up! Been looking forward to this! [face_dancing]

    I'll gladly add another prompt to my pocket... may I have no. 24, please? :)
     
  12. AzureAngel2

    AzureAngel2 Force Ghost star 6

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  13. Starith

    Starith Jedi Knight star 2

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    I'll take lucky number 13.
     
  14. brodiew

    brodiew Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    I'll take number 2, please. [face_worried]
     
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  15. mavjade

    mavjade It's so FLUFFY! Fanfic Manager star 6 Staff Member Manager

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    I also really don't need any more challenges on my plate, but I think we all know how that goes. ;)
    Could I have #24, please?!
     
  16. Mistress_Renata

    Mistress_Renata Manager Emeritus star 5 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Ah, @Kahara knows how I love a good ghost story. Can't resist... Number 5?
     
  17. Briannakin

    Briannakin Grand Moff Darth Fanfic & Costuming/Props Manager star 6 Staff Member Manager

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    Like pretty much everyone else, I don't need another challenge on my plate, but I think these days is all about trying and seeing what bites the muse. I'll go for #4.
     
  18. amidalachick

    amidalachick Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    What an awesome idea for a challenge!

    I also don't need any more challenges at the moment but may I please have #6 anyway?
     
  19. Kahara

    Kahara Force Ghost star 4

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    @mavjade, #24 is taken but I can give you one of the others if you want to re-pick?
     
  20. WarmNyota_SweetAyesha

    WarmNyota_SweetAyesha Game Host star 7 VIP - Game Host

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  21. Starith

    Starith Jedi Knight star 2

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    People posting stories already?! Talk about monsters. :b
     
  22. mavjade

    mavjade It's so FLUFFY! Fanfic Manager star 6 Staff Member Manager

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    :oops:I looked down through the list of what people were picking and I guess I just missed Finds had already picked it. Sorry about that!
    Can I have 11, please?
     
  23. devilinthedetails

    devilinthedetails Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    What a perfect challenge for this time of year! :D

    I could use a good monster challenge.

    I'll take prompt #7 please, @Kahara.
     
  24. Anedon

    Anedon Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    Okay, will give this a try, why not number 10?
     
  25. Mistress_Renata

    Mistress_Renata Manager Emeritus star 5 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Bunnies are beginning to bite...