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Date: 05-31-2023
Word Limit: 2000
Words Written: 1,146

Judges (crits):
Week Archivist:
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Your task is to write me a tale in Anglish. For the purposes of this contest, that means your story should read like it's favoring German-origin English words (and even German-sounding neologisms) over Romantic-origin English words.

This will be much more laid back than it sounds. No one should be looking up the etymology of every single word they write, and no one will get DQ'd for the mere unintended presence of French in your story. This really will not be that difficult. But there are better and worse ways of approaching the diction. For example, it's bad if your characters are eating hors d'oeuvres, somewhat better if they're eating appetizers, and a LOT better if they're eating scantbites.

What I'll be judging is whether or not your prose has an overall Anglish feel to it. Oh, and also whether or not your story sucks.

Standard TD rules apply.

2 Total Submissions, 2 Total Failures:

Failures who signed up but did not submit: