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Date: 12-09-2013
Word Limit: 1000
Words Written: 7,681

Judges (crits):
God Over Djinn
Erogenous Beef
Week Archivist:

Lots of prompts lately have involved some weird plot-related shizzlewizzle. But this prompt is about form more than function.

Your narrator and/or protagonist*, either:

- speaks a non-standard dialect of English (interpret 'non-standard' however you prefer); or
- is a non-native speaker of English (and interference from their native language is clearly reflected in their speech).

Their dialect/language background cannot be the same as your own. (That's cheating!)

The use of language, and your narrator/character's language background in particular, must be relevant to the plot. How you choose to interpret this requirement is up to you.

Here is a non-exhaustive buttload of English dialects: [url]http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_dialects_of_the_English_language[/url] When you sign up, indicate what dialect or language background you're working with.

Creativity and ambition will be rewarded. You don't need to be a linguist to get through this, but do at least a little research. Also if one of you motherfuckers writes in Singlish I'll love you forever.

Genre: any.

*Bonus points for picking 'narrator'.

6 Total Submissions, 3 Total Failures:

Failures who signed up but did not submit: