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Default Heresy-Online's Expeditious Stories 4: Turning Point

Here's how it works:

Each month, there will be a thread posted in the Original Works forum for that month's HOES competition. For those of you interested in entering, read the entry requirements, write a story that fits the chosen theme and post it as a reply to the competition thread by the deadline given.

Once the deadline has passed, a separate voting thread will be posted, where the readers and writers can post their votes for the top three stories. Points will be awarded (3 points for 1st, 2 for 2nd, and 1 for 3rd) for each vote cast, totaled at the closure of the voting window, and a winner will be announced. The winner will have his/her story added to the Winning HOES thread.

Theme

The idea with the theme is that it should serve as the inspiration for your stories rather than a constraint. While creative thinking is most certainly encouraged, the theme should still be relevant to your finished story. The chosen theme can be applied within the WH40K, WHF, HH, and even your own completely original works (though keep in mind, this IS a Warhammer forum) but there will be no bias as to which setting is used for your story.

As far as the theme goes, please feel free with future competitions to contact me with your ideas/proposals, especially given that my creative juices may flow a bit differently than yours. All I ask is that you PM me your ideas rather than posting them into the official competition entry/voting threads to keep posts there relevant to the current competition.

Word Count

The official word count for each competition will be 1,000 words. There will be a 10% allowance in this limit, essentially giving you a 900-1,100 word range with which to tell your tale. This is non-negotiable. This is an Expeditious Story competition, not an Epic Story nor an Infinitesimal Story competition. If you are going to go over or under the 900-1,100 word limit, you need to rework your story. It is not fair to the other entrants if one does not abide by the rules. If you cannot, feel free to PM me with what you have and I'll give suggestions or ideas as to how to broaden or shorten your story.

Each entry must have a word count posted with it. Expect a reasonably cordial PM from me (and likely some responses in the competition thread) if you either fail to adhere to this rule. The word count can be annotated either at the beginning or ending of your story, and does not need to include your title.

Without further ado...

The theme for this month's competition is:

Turning Point

Entries should be posted in this thread, along with any comments that the readers may want to give (and comments on stories are certainly encouraged in both the competition and voting threads!) 40K, 30K, WHF, and original universes are all permitted (please note, this excludes topics such as Halo, Star Wars, Forgotten Realms, or any other non-original and non-Warhammer settings). Keep in mind, comments are more than welcome! If you catch grammar or spelling errors, the writers are all more than free to edit their piece up until the close of the competition, and that final work will be the one considered for voting. Sharing your thoughts with the writers as they come up with their works is a great way to help us, as a FanFiction community, grow as a whole.

The deadline for entries is Midnight US Eastern Standard Time (-5.00 hours for you UK folks)Wednesday, 27 April 2011. Voting will be held from 28 April - 4 May.

If you have any questions, feel free to either PM me or ask in this thread.

Without further nonsense from me, let the writing begin!


Table of Contents


Andygorn: Turning Point
Gothik: Forever Fallen
Vulkansnodosaurus: Art of Massacre
Stephen_Newman: The Failure of Brother Victis
Bane_of_Kings: Fort Indomitable
Ckcrawford: The Last Tower
Akatsuki13: The Price of Greed
Kaiden: Vengeance Found


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I'm guessing not, but are we allowed to enter things that have already been posted elsewhere online?
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Going to go ahead and say no to this, Eremite. Otherwise I would just sham on topics and do ones that I've already written stories on

Sorry, bud!


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Going to go ahead and say no to this, Eremite. Otherwise I would just sham on topics and do ones that I've already written stories on

Sorry, bud!
No worries, I expected as much. Just would've saved time - I've one or two things elsewhere that fit the theme nicely.
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Turning point, eh? I have gotten a few ideas...

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I may do have an idea. An outgrowth of The One-Eyed King and themes I played on there, which are not often enough emphasized... (and, I must say, our dear Boc covers in a story of his own)

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Slaaneshi pirate hookers?


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Slaaneshi pirate hookers?
Only if it's richly illustrated...

"If you can't stun them with your tactical brilliance, baffle them with your superior grasp of BS."

"I refuse to engage in a battle of wits with an unarmed man."

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Well, seeing as how you capitalize your characters, use proper grammar and punctuation, I'd say you qualify.
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Turning point, huh? That one is gonna be worth reading into- I might take awhile with this one.
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Sounds good... maybe. Idk... some people will remember to vote. COUGH COUGH. Not mentioning any assholes.
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