Friday, 22 September
Hecate was supposed to take part in this duel but was unable
too participate at this time. Her words have been included.
Mr Slot's rules:
each, one of which must be a person's name.
Must be Sci-Fi.
Must be at least
three characters (does not include background characters. i.e. characters
that play no significant part in the story.)
No existing characters.
e.g. no Star Trek.
The Write Club's first all female affair has been run and... well
lets see who was doing battle first shall we?
In the Red corner is Souvie, an experienced campainer with a lot expertise
in the erotic literature field.
In the Blue corner we have celia, a reletive newcomer.
It was hoped that Hecate would be able to join us here tonight, but
unforseen circumstances have put paid to that. Hopefully she will
be able to join us later.
Both combatants used their words sucessfully, and complied with all
So much for mistakes making my judgement any easier.
Both stories had some grammatical faults, nothing too serious though.
Okay, let's look at the stories individually.
celia's story used an interesting method of getting her main character
into the story. I liked this idea a lot, it really got me into the
story. From there the tale took on a fast paced feel, getting to some
very interesting sex in quick order. I felt myself being carried along
with Norma, enjoying ever last sensation.
But then it was over. I wanted more, much more. If celia decided to
turn this into a series she would have me as an avid fan.
Souvie's tale was not as fast paced as celia's, deciding instead to
develop the characters and setting. Souvie also included a sentinent
cat, which I found very appealing. When I stated that there must be
at least three characters in the story I never expected a cat to play
a major part. Souvie also had a sex scene in her story, though it
wasn't as graphic as celia's. It was also a very good tale.
So who won?
Time and again I see refs complaining that they can't pick a winner,
and now I understand where they are coming from. This is one tough
celia's left me wanting more, Souvie's left me satisfied. Technically
they were both very good, with no real points being deducted. I suppose
it comes down to the referee's personal taste.
So I will give it too Souvie, simply for having a more complete story.
Damn, that was tough to decide. ; )