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Remembrance Day Challenge

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The Eleventh hour of the Eleventh day of the Eleventh month. Just Eleven days away.
How about we 'Remember them' by writing a poem, story, anything, but post it before the eleventh day?

The only stipulation is that it should not be a fictional war story as such, i.e. The Nurses series. It should be written in honour of those who have served and fallen in any conflict.
It may be fiction or fact, long or short. It may include memories of war such as flashbacks or stories told to others but NOT just a war story

So, the rules:

1) Prefix title with Remembrance Challenge
2) No minimum or maximum word count but the normal rules regarding Micros or Flash Fiction still apply.
3) Suitable for all ages from a minimum 13+ meaning no obscene language, no gratuitous violence, no sex.
4) It must not have been published previously, here or anywhere else.
5) Is subject to all normal site rules not covered by the above.


So, what do you think? Shall we give it a go?

"They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old:
Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.
At the going down of the sun and in the morning
We will remember them."
Robert Laurence Binyon (1869-1943), 21 September 1914.

EDIT: Don't worry if you miss the deadline. It's still worth a try.


Stories so far:

https://www.storiesspace.com/stories/flash-fiction/-rembrance-challenge-rembrance-.aspx
https://www.storiesspace.com/stories/flash-fiction/-remembrance-challenge-world-at-peace-.aspx
https://www.storiesspace.com/stories/memoirs/-remembrance-challenge-remembrance-is.aspx
https://www.storiesspace.com/stories/musings/-remembrance-challenge-lest-we-forget-.aspx
https://www.storiesspace.com/stories/musings/-remembrance-challenge-camp-funston-.aspx

The third part of this epic journey starts here... https://www.storiesspace.com/stories/drama/the-long-road-home-chapter-1.aspx 

If anyone wishes to find the beginning of this epic saga, here it is:

https://www.storiesspace.com/stories/drama/the-nurses.aspx

"Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it." George Santayana
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Stories Space Logo 0 likes 2 years ago
This sounds like an amazing challenge. I might be able to come up with something and you never know it might even work as an adventure for Scamp the monkey and her friends.
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I'm always interested in the challenges. This one is rather important in its special way. I will just have to see what I can do. I still have not finished the Moon challenge.

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A few weeks ago, I submitted a story for an online magazine that had asked for stories up to 1000 words for their November edition. I submitted the story I have just posted here,

Remembrance Challenge: Remembrance | Stories Space
They used two editors' opinions to decide whether a story would be acceptable to publish or not.
The first agreed that it was but the second rejected it with the question, 'Why had I submitted for the November edition?' amongst other things. When I explained that he obviously hadn't understood the point of the story, another editor looked at it and rejected it for the same reasons.
So, here it is.
I am somewhat bemused that they didn't see the connection or understand the point of the tale but maybe that is just me.
I would be grateful for feedback to help me understand their points either here or as a comment.

The third part of this epic journey starts here... https://www.storiesspace.com/stories/drama/the-long-road-home-chapter-1.aspx 

If anyone wishes to find the beginning of this epic saga, here it is:

https://www.storiesspace.com/stories/drama/the-nurses.aspx

"Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it." George Santayana
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I'm tinkering with a story idea
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Once again, November 11th has come around. For some of us, and in many places around the world, it is a solemn, somber day and today is no exception both for me, personally, and here in France.

Anna posted this challenge a good two years ago and the stories and texts submitted are available to be read. I believe she has posted the links in the first post of this thread, and I think it is worthwhile to activate this thread.

Challenges are open-ended, so new contributions to the theme would always be welcomed.

My contribution to the challenge is here:

https://www.storiesspace.com/stories/memoirs/remembrance-challenge-remembrance-is-a-living-thing



The subject who is truly loyal to the Chief Magistrate will neither advise nor submit to arbitrary measures. Junius



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In the spirit of unification and remembrance, here is a song that was loved by soldiers on both sides during World War Two.

The third part of this epic journey starts here... https://www.storiesspace.com/stories/drama/the-long-road-home-chapter-1.aspx 

If anyone wishes to find the beginning of this epic saga, here it is:

https://www.storiesspace.com/stories/drama/the-nurses.aspx

"Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it." George Santayana