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 Post subject: Short stories megathread :D
PostPosted: Tue May 24, 2016 1:36 pm 
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Edit: Making this a short stories megathread :P

hey guys, I saw some really neat shorts over at /r/writingprompts. Honestly, just about all of them were amazingly interesting to read, so I figured I'd share 'em.

The goal of the thread is to write a story of the following subject:
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Humans are known in the galaxy for being a bit dim, but also for being the very best mechanics around, and inexplicably able to fix machines beyond their comprehension. You have broken down on Earth, and having the apes work on your craft is both fascinating and terrifying.

So without further ado, here's the stories thread: https://www.reddit.com/r/WritingPrompts ... ing_a_bit/

If you have the RES plugin do yourself a favor and hit the 'hide all child comments' button on main post. The rest of you will just have to scroll a lot I guess. Just look for walls of text...

edit: Here's the best ones in no particular order (imo)
#1
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#4
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#4.5 <prequel>
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#6
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#7
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#8
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#9
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#10
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#11
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#12
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 Post subject: Re: Found some really neat short stories on reddit
PostPosted: Thu May 26, 2016 3:59 am 
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liked the first story...the second one I didn't finished...it felt like it was pretentiously droning on at the beginning...The fourth was good... Got some talented people putting these story out...

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 Post subject: Re: Found some really neat short stories on reddit
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liked the first story...the second one I didn't finished...it felt like it was pretentiously droning on at the beginning...The fourth was good... Got some talented people putting these story out...


Nr2 was actually my favorite one :(. Though you're right that it starts a bit annoying. It gets interesting at "It was with distaste that I sent...". I especially love how foreign the concept of construction was to the alien.

The story after that with the insecure alien that learns the way of the dude is also great :yay:

[edit: for the record, budo's comment above is not aimed at the current #1 and #2 in the OP]

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 Post subject: Re: Short stories megathread :D
PostPosted: Thu Jul 07, 2016 12:51 pm 
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Was watching an anime when I spotted a piece of something in an english textbook. I always get curious where they get the english texts from so I did a quick google and it turned out to be from a pretty cool short story :)

So here you go:
http://flashfictiononline.com/main/arti ... ancestors/

The Ancestors by Laurie Tom

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 Post subject: Re: Short stories megathread :D
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Just to keep it alive a little here's some classics that really everyone should have read:

Isaac Asimov - The last Answer:
http://www.thrivenotes.com/the-last-answer/

Isaac Asimov - The last Question:
http://multivax.com/last_question.html
^My personal all time favorite short

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The longest Joke in the world:
http://longestjokeintheworld.com/
yeah, I know that doesn't read very nicely, but at least it's a fun little story.

Oh and do yourself a favor and read Asimov's iRobot some time if you haven't already. It's a collection of various interesting shorts woven together by an overarching story.

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 Post subject: Re: Short stories megathread :D
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 Post subject: Re: Short stories megathread :D
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Topic:
Once a year you switch bodies with a random person who is best in the world at a certain skill. You can't change back until you discover what this skill is. You've been changed for a month and are starting to get worried.

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You meet a genie that grants one wish. You wish to go back in time and change your biggest mistake. You get taken back to the time right before you made your wish.
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 Post subject: Re: Short stories megathread :D
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This... has been interesting...
Some sort of glorious Elder Scrolls x Thomas the Tank Engine crossover radio show D:
https://soundcloud.com/rottendeadite/th ... ank-engine

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 Post subject: Re: Short stories megathread :D
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Here's another reddit writing prompt. I guess I'm a sucker for Sci-fi...

Topic:
"Sir, we have found a planet so toxic and inhospitable, I could not even imagine a place so hostile. However, it even has sentient life, calling themselves "humans", who seem entirely unaffected!"

https://www.reddit.com/r/WritingPrompts ... toxic_and/

My favorite one (so far)

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 Post subject: Re: Short stories megathread :D
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This one is fantastic!

Topic:
You have just begun your fourth year at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. You are surprised to have made it this far, after all, you aren't even a wizard, just really good at special effects.

https://www.reddit.com/r/WritingPrompts ... h_year_at/

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 Post subject: Re: Short stories megathread :D
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How a typo in the title made for the best story.
It's a bit absurd, but I couldn't not share this one xD

Topic: Eminem has to tell the history of the earth to a group of aliens in 5 minuets or less.
https://www.reddit.com/r/WritingPrompts ... to/damfdh6

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 Post subject: Re: Short stories megathread :D
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I just got this one from /r/programmerhumor
Not really much of a story, but an enjoyable read.

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Older thread, but these two stuck with me, so I guess they're worth sharing :P

Topic: Humans are one of the most feared species in the galaxy. Not due to superior strength,speed,skill or strategy. In fact, it's because in comparison to the other species, humans are just batshit crazy enough to try any half-assed plan they come up with.


https://www.reddit.com/r/WritingPrompts ... n/dekxklp/
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https://www.reddit.com/r/WritingPrompts ... n/dek3sns/
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these are great shares mate! intend on reading asap O.o

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