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Turbo Survivor II, Challenge 13: Little. Yellow. Different.

You can write about whatever you want, but your story has been heavily sponsored, effectively turning the story into one big product placement (for a single product, not several). Whether the story is dramatic, comedic or whatever, the reader is left knowing that they’ve just read a subversive commercial.

 

Time Limit: 40 minutes

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Turbo Survivor II, Challenge 7: Distillation

For this challenge, you will take a well-known movie, book, TV show or other pop culture phenomenon and distill it down to exactly fifteen words.  A winning entry will be not only true to the subject matter, but clever as well.
TIME LIMIT: 15 Minutes
WORD LIMIT: 15 EXACTLY.  A submission with more or fewer will be disqualified.  Remember that the title of the work is not counted.

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Turbo Survivor II, Challenge 6: Fortunately, Unfortunately

I will provide the first line of your story.  The next sentence starts with either “Fortunately” or “Unfortunately.”  From there on, you alternate every single sentence starting with Fortunately or Unfortunately.
Finish the story by adding fifteen or fewer more sentences.  There will be no word limit, because the number of sentences effectively takes care of that.
The opening line is:
I took the whole family on a vacation to the casino.

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Turbo Survivor II, Challenge 3: Intrigue!

You’re writing the opening of a mystery novel.  This by no means should be a complete story – it should be a hook that makes us want to read the complete story.  It doesn’t have to include the crime that will be solved, but if it doesn’t, then it should give some indication of where things are headed.

Word Limit: 50
Time Limit: 20 Minutes

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