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A Quest For Tall Tales
There are traditions in many cultures for telling tall tales. Stories that are larger than life, tales of gods and men. Think for example of Paul Bunyan, John Henry and even Robin Hood. These are people about whom the tales grew with the telling, and those worthies are joined by such as the Flying Dutchman, Atlantis and the moon being made of green cheese.
Your task then, should you choose to accept it, is to tell tall stories. Make shit up, in other words, create a modern mythology. Really simple. If you need some examples, look at John Thomas Cholmondeley-Minge and Florian von Banier, or at this article about self-tasting bread¹.
N.B. There is a fine line between fiction and such tales. Let's lose the idea that this is a "fiction" quest. There is a big difference. These are stories told as though they are real. In these matters, the judges' opinions will be final. If you are in doubt, submit a draft and make it available to all the judges and request they review it.
The judges for this Quest are: wertperch, Jet-Poop, Aerobe, Transitional Man. The judging panel will, after the Quest has ended, select the best of all accepted writeups, and suitable rewards will be forthcoming.
The Accepted Entrants
Well, they were hard to pick, but after a quick deliberation, some tea and vegan biscuits and gravy, we have some winners!
Not Quite Lies But Nonetheless Very Worthy
¹ It's a lie! It's about self-toasting bread!