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« Week #361 - Extremely Creative Nonfiction »
Date: 7-3-2019
Word Limit: 1500
Words Written: 18,401

Judges (crits):
*Antivehicular
Thranguy
Barnaby Profane



By my extremely scientific estimate, we haven't had a creative memoir week since way back in Week 80, and that's a shame. This week, I'd like you to write me a story from your own life. However, since this is creative nonfiction and all, you may embellish it with speculative (SF/fantasy/horror/magical realism/etc.) detail if you like. Writing memoir is often about embellishing and improving stories, and I'll give you a free hand with that.

What I'm really looking for this week is emotional authenticity -- not necessarily pure realism, but that sense of "this is a true, important story that someone actually lived" that you get from good memoir. As I said, embellish all you like, but retain that heart. Stories that read like generic specfic in first person will probably not do very well.

I will also offer the Baudolino's Dildo Memorial Warning: be careful about sexual or scatological material. Everyone's got a few stories like that in their back pocket, and I won't be automatically DQing for it, but if you're going to use it, it better be good.

Standard TD rules apply -- no erotica, fanfiction, political rants/topical politics, poetry, dick pics, Google Docs/quote tags/other things the archivists can't archive, etc.


16 Total Submissions, 2 Total Failures:
1
Honorable Mention
2
Dishonorable Mention
3
4
5
6
7
8
Winner
9
10
Honorable Mention
11
12
13
14
15
Dishonorable Mention
16

Failures who signed up but did not submit: