Discussion related to the topic Superlatives

Forum : 2007 - 2008 Anthology : Superlatives

Posted at: Mar 4, 2008 at 1:11 PM 
We may do a section of superlatives in the anthology, selected by the editors. With that possibility in mind, I thought I'd throw out some categories for you all to think about, and maybe post links to two or three pieces that you think ought to be in the running for the following categories:


Most Thought Provoking

Saddest/Most Bittersweet

Most Inspirational

Posted at: Mar 4, 2008 at 5:10 PM 
Your christmas story was the most thought provoking.

Josiah T.
Posted at: Mar 4, 2008 at 7:25 PM 
I dunno. Trust was also incredibly thought provoking. I think that Janee's Synchronized Swinging was probably the saddest.

Posted at: Mar 5, 2008 at 4:21 AM 
I would go for either of those for thought provoking. Or the one about Simon & Garfunkel. To Paul and Art. Inspirational for me is Heaven Is Where....

Posted at: Mar 5, 2008 at 6:27 AM 
Wow, thanks guys. Of all my writing, Synchronized and Heaven are my two favorite pieces, so it's nice to know someone else feels the same way. :)

If there was a category for "Most Absurd", I think the rabbit's Chocolate Butterflies would win with no question.

Posted at: Mar 5, 2008 at 6:51 AM 
Mankind Is Good, and Getting Better was pretty thought provoking. :-)
And I still get a laugh out of Rabbit Stu's A Miserable, Awful and Terrible Day. I'm fighting with myself over saddest/most bittersweet though. Janee's Synchronized Swinging is definitely sad/bittersweet. But so is Michael K's The Twilight Avenger. I like both these pieces a lot.

Posted at: Mar 6, 2008 at 5:57 AM 
It's kind of funny that you say "Mankind is Good" is thought provoking, because the entire piece was based off me wanting to make a smartaleck comment about how GSW is not quicker to say than Gun Shot Wound. But once I got going on it, it did turn out to be a bit more than that!

Posted at: Mar 13, 2008 at 4:12 AM 
Okay, a few more categories. We may not actually use all these categories, but having you list your ideas will be helpful to us when we finally settle on our superlative categories.

Science Fiction/Fantasy
Historical Fiction
Descriptive Writing (vividly describing something/someone, rather than telling a story)
Serious Poem
Humorous Poem
Serious Prose
Humorous Prose
Gotcha! (a piece with a surprise/twist ending)

Josiah T.
Posted at: Mar 13, 2008 at 4:29 AM 
Two Brothers and a Funeral I think would probably go under best historical fiction... (although George's Firewood was pretty good too)

Posted at: Mar 13, 2008 at 5:00 AM 
Or maybe I was there

Josiah T.
Posted at: Mar 13, 2008 at 5:02 AM 
mm-hm...*nods* I forgot about that one... *embarrassed*
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