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February 2022 Writing Challenge: Tell a story with a terminal log

[ STARGAZER OS BOOT PROCEDURE INITIATED ] Emergency system restart initiated. Power restored. ~ Booting... OS: Bluemoon StargazerOS x86_64 Host System: MDK2J3L23BUS_TX Asukari LunarLander S13 LunarIP: ...
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June–July 2023 Writing Challenge: Voices of Protest

Context: On June 15th, a "formatting assistant" was tested, which gave suggestions using AI on how a user's question could be rewritten. On the left is the original question and on the right ...
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February 2022 Writing Challenge: Tell a story with a terminal log

john@thejones:~/Documents/ $ echo 'I think I guessed your password. Love, Claire.' | > mail -s 'I hope all is well at the conference with Gina.' [email protected] -- > -r "...
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June–July 2023 Writing Challenge: Voices of Protest

Generate title Machine guns fire into the crowd Alongside lies about what’s allowed The discussion ends before it began Without anything resembling a plan Hidden crime said to be gone By those who don’...
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December 2022 Writing Challenge: Talking with the prisoner

The clattering and hammering of Al's machinery scrapes my ears as I descend into his guts, brushing the handrails to keep my balance; the stairs were built funny, tilting on the left side, and after ...
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April 2022 Writing Challenge: Write a mute character

Listen The bell blares. My hands clap over my ears as I jump out of my skin. A hand clasps my wrist, giving the slightest pull. "Relax, Avi. That's the bell for second period, remember? Eight ...
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February 2022 Writing Challenge: Tell a story with a terminal log

2/3/2022 1:35:22 [Power on] 1:35:24 [Loading systems...] 1:35:25 [Accessing terminal...] 1:35:25 [Please login to your account to continue] 1:35:28 Username: [Redacted] 1:35:30 Password: Password 1:35:...
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February 2022 Writing Challenge: Tell a story with a terminal log

Text version: Query-Logs:~$ get diff diff --git a/original-doc.txt b/modified-doc.txt index d910b07..6e1a64e 100644 --- a/original-doc.txt +++ b/modified-doc.txt @@ -1,19 +1,19 @@ where to buy {+...
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February 2022 Writing Challenge: Tell a story with a terminal log

Username: root Password: ********** -- Welcome back to StakExOS Last Login at 2.13.22 23:42 Current Time: 2.14.22 09:24 $ check_login last The last login was over ssh by 73.138.32.5 There were 69,...
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May 2022 Writing Challenge: Sensory experiences

Title-The Festival of Avarice Every cart and vendor stand in Everdark City was covered in blood-red decorations outlined with gold. Music and the shouting of revelrous partiers reached the black ...
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May 2022 Writing Challenge: Sensory experiences

Ava walked slowly toward the room. The smell of burning wax already reached her in the corridor, and how the burning candles had warmed the room. She reached the door. The other two girls sat, with ...
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November 2022 Writing Challenge: Death of the protagonist

Jocelyn broke the window easily with a gloved fist, not caring about the sound it made. The festival was making more than enough noise in the street below that none of the revellers would hear ...
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December 2022 Writing Challenge: Talking with the prisoner

I can still see the lights of the Christmas tree bleeding onto the white painted wall beside them. It was like an abstract painting on a blank, bleak canvas. For the duration of the gathering, it was ...
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February 2023 Writing Challenge: Killing for a cause

He raised his killing instrument, and dark liquid pooled at the tip like blood. His heart rushed. Ecstasy. Terror. He trembled out a long breath. There was no scream, no protestation of any kind. ...
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April 2023 Writing Challenge: A fighter against the rebellion

As Jason warmed with the rising sun, he quickly broke camp and walked the final league to where reports had said the rebel camp was set up. He had a pretty good guess as to where he’d find the pickets ...
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March 2023 Writing Challenge: Science Fantasy

Six inches of water, a pane of glass, and a polyamide weave mere microns thick: that's all that separates me from the vast expanse of space. "Seareena! You can get closer," Keelie says, ...
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February 2023 Writing Challenge: Killing for a cause

“I’ve done it.” The exultation bursts from my throat before I can stop it; my body is on fire, full of childlike, giddy wonder. All my life I dreamed of this, all the movies where old cars flew back ...
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January 2023 Writing Challenge: Ironic Contrast

Decadence Pastries dressed up in frills Fancy ice giving chills Cake cubes on a little stick Syrup dripping thick Wandering eyes getting lost Consumption no matter the cost Food for a tongue that ...
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September 2022 Writing Challenge: Conversation with themself

The children laughed and chattered behind him. He forced his breath in and out. He could even hear the woman speaking, but he could not hear the fairy tale. How Esben the Ashlad won the Princess ...
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October 2022 Writing Challenge: Revenge

Liam was out as a danger, thought Kevin. Ewan might still be the one to find the apple, but Liam was a fool to biddably go off into the wild woods, when looking for a fruit that grew in orchards. But ...
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August 2022 Writing Challenge: Weatherwise

"Luna, wake up. My shift's over. Did you forget to hang up the stars again? How are the mortals supposed to enjoy a nice beautiful night if the sky's pitch black?" Solari grumbled, grabbing ...
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August 2022 Writing Challenge: Weatherwise

Mist everywhere. The trees were thick, looming pillars that blurred within strides of him. The branches were at least high enough to not add to distance, but they formed a canopy that cut off half ...
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June 2022 Writing Challenge: Transformations

The dark waters of the ashen lake are shrouded in the early morning mists. The smooth red stones, sharp like shards of glass, scattered on the beach etch small cuts into my feet. Looking back at the ...
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