Someone asked what the oddest submission i’ve ever gotten was. Great question, i needed something to
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The science fictions ones stories that make not just interesting addendums to the laws of nature as we know them are always ah, eye opening to say the least, I can’t call any of those the weirdest. There are also the stories that seem to have been modeled after the bawdiest of Rice or Hamilton’s adventures in bed sheets, those are just a touch too formulaic to be weird. There are also the submissions by those for whom English is not their first language, and while this leads to some unintentionally jaw dropping turns of phrase and sentence constructions, those two are not that odd.
I’ve gotta say the single weirdest submission was one where the entire story (the three chapters i read) was dialogue. No dialogue tags, no internal monologues, no descriptions of anything. The only reason we knew a character was ‘rude’ was because the main character said so. The reason we knew what someone looked like, or how they talked was because of the dialogue.