ULWPC #18: Give Thanks

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  1. TheMuse

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    Welcome to our eighteenth UL Writing Prompt Contest!

    The rules:
    1. Must be an original writing, no plagiarizing.
    2. You have 2 weeks to write your story and submit it.
    3. You may edit and change your story up until given time is up.
    4. Must incorporate the prompt in some way, shape, or form.
    5. Comply with all pre-existing forum rules.
    6. Only give constructive feedback if the author has expressed their willingness to take it.
    7. Only one story per person
    8. All stories must be submitted below
    Hall Of Fame

    Round 1, Free Write: "An Adventure" by Bob Crees
    Round 2, The Life Of Our Pilgrim Fathers: "The Man Who Lived Next Door" by Fear/"The New World" by TheMuse
    Round 3, Halloween/Horror: "Of Hell And Animals" by QuarantineRoad
    Round 4, In Transit: "Crossing Over" by QuarantineRoad
    Round 5, Memoir: "Wait, We Found What?" by DeadK9Handler
    Round 6, Patient Zero: "B3113" by Panic!atSkyfall/"A Cursed Trader" by Burning Phoenix
    Round 7, Spring: "Cheater" by TheMuse
    Round 8, Ha: "Three Curses And A Wish" by QuarantineRoad
    Round 9, Tales Of Tomorrow: "The End" by TheMuse
    Round 10, Today Is The Day: "Hidden Affairs" by QuarantineRoad/"The Gardens" by Panic!atSkyfall
    Round 11, Deep Blue: "Gladly" by Panic!atSkyfall
    Round 12, Highs And Lows: "Just Once More" by LadyoftheLake
    Round 13, Lucky Or Unlucky: "Thirteen Steps" by TheMuse
    Round 14, Eye See You: "The Window" by TheMuse
    Round 15, Moonlight: "Destruction and Creation" by Panic!atSkyfall
    Round 16, Soulmates: "In Moments Alone" by TheMuse
    Round 17, Unfamiliar: "Everything" by TheMuse

    How it works:

    You are given two weeks to write an original piece based on the prompt below, and once all the stories are entered and the time is up, the voting thread will open and the community will vote on their favorite piece.

    The winner gets to pick the prompt for the next round.

    The Prompt:

    Give Thanks


    Well the holiday of Thanksgiving is coming up, so to celebrate, we're all going to write a story involving Thanksgiving in some way! It can be any genre or setting that you'd like, just as long as Thanksgiving is featured prominently.

    Submitted by the lazy mind of Round 17 winner TheMuse!
    Stories are due: November 25th
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  2. TheMuse

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    T H R E E D A Y S T O G O
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  3. QuarantineRoad

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    Sorry for missing this one. Things got pretty stressful over here last week. If I can come up with something by tonight, I will, but don't wait up for me.

    Aside, I hope all of you that celebrate it had a nice Thanksgiving. :)
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  4. TheMuse

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    *bullies everyone into writing something*
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  5. QuarantineRoad

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    Direct Link


    by QuarantineRoad

    For all the beautiful things,
    The songs they sing,
    The hopes given wings,
    The consolation imagination brings,

    The embrace of a friend,
    The dreams with no end,
    The darkness we ascend,
    The life you've helped me wend,

    The tales it tells,
    The hurts it quells,
    As our hearts swell,
    For something outside of ourselves,

    Like the ethereal remnants,
    Of happy memories,
    Or that of the little spirits,
    Watching over me,

    The good, and the love,
    The earth, and all, above,
    The stars beyond the sky,
    The infinite they reside,
    Reflecting in my eyes,
    As I wonder why,
    Still fighting against the tide,
    Of everything I feel should not be,

    When I well with fear,
    Falling like my tears,
    And I feel you near,
    Reminding me you are here,

    Thank you.
    Last edited: Nov 27, 2017
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  6. Bob Crees

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    @QuarantineRoad - For some reason I cannot access the Video - But good written entry:)
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  7. QuarantineRoad

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    @Bob Crees: I forgot to add the direct link as I've been doing in the music thread. Hopefully that works. Aside, thank you! :)
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  8. Panic!atSkyfall

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    Thanks-Taking by Panic!atSkyfall

    Turkey, check. Stuffing, check. Mashed potatoes, check.

    Have you set the table yet? They'll be here any minute.

    Aunt Judy! It's so good to see you.

    No, its okay I'm just going out Black Friday shopping, you guys eat without me.

    Kohl's will be my first stop. Then I'll go to Walmart and then Target.

    Stop trying to cut in line!!! I've been waiting here! Get to the back on the line!!

    Give me that! I had it first!!

    I have to get it!

    Very nice, jerk! I saw that! Stop trying to take things from my cart!!

    I got the last one!! Take that asshole!

    No don't shoot! You can have it!


    Gee, she sure has been gone an awful long time.
  9. TheMuse

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    A Prayer

    Heavenly Father, I thank thee for all that thou hast given us.
    I thank thee for food, for family, for friends.
    I thank thee for this wonderful area that I live in.
    I thank thee for technology, for comfort, for safety.
    I thank thee for watching over me always.
    I thank thee for thy love and guidance.
    I thank thee for thy patience with me, even when I'm far from perfect.
    I thank thee for church.
    I thank thee for love.
    I thank thee for the blessing to choose what to do with my life.
    I thank thee for creating such a beautiful, diverse world to enjoy.
    I thank thee for giving us music, and art, and literature.
    I thank thee for trials.
    I thank thee for the hard times.
    I thank thee for my challenges, the temporary and the permanent.
    I thank thee for the times I've been in pain; mental, physical, or spiritual.
    I thank thee for the imperfections of the world.
    I thank thee for instinct, both good and bad.
    I thank thee for allowing me to survive what could have been a deadly accident.
    I thank thee for allowing me to experience crisis, both internal and external.
    I thank thee for giving me responsibilities.
    I thank thee for allowing me to see perspectives other than my own.
    I thank thee for believing in me, for loving me, and for always supporting me, no matter what.
    Lord, please bless me with faith to keep going.
    Please bless me with opportunities to help others.
    Please bless me to be grateful, to never take anything for granted.
    Please bless me to be able to love others as you love others.
    Last edited: Nov 29, 2017
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  10. TheMuse

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    I'll open the voting thread in about 3 ish hours!
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