BrevityQuest. We want your writeups, 300 words or fewer.

  • The quest starts Monday, July 1, 00:00:00 and ends Wednesday, July 31, 23:59:99 E2 server time.
  • We're looking for well-crafted fact or fiction, poetry and prose. New writeups only.
  • Post as many submissions as you like. It is okay to post hidden writeups if you prefer.
  • Quest entries should be labeled as such, and a /msg to confirm is welcome but not required.
  • Bounty will be awarded at 10GP per writeup. A panel of mystery judges will do mysterious judging things. Message Tem42 if you would like to be a judge!

Need some inspiration? Check out the BQ submissions listed in Brevity Quest 2016, Brevity Quest 2017, and Brevity Quest 2018. Need some counting? Check out the E2 Word Counter.

Winning Noders:

andycyca: Wins the prize for Stamina -- with entries spanning the 1st through the 30th.

Tem42: Wins the Productivity prize -- with a total of 29 entries.

etouffee: Wins the Breaking the Mold prize -- this is a Brevity Quest, not a Factual Quest, damn it!


  1. Van Eck's Sequence by andycyca
  2. Across The Universe by andycyca
  3. Half your age plus seven by andycyca
  4. Sloane's gap by andycyca
  5. Lead pencil by Tem42
  6. Bacon jam by andycyca
  7. spoken for by etouffee
  8. July 2, 2019 by JD
  9. PGN by andycyca
  10. Doom Patrol by JD
  11. 624 Hektor by Tem42
  12. Mid90s by JD
  13. Godzilla: King of the Monsters by JD
  14. Positive-sum game by Tem42
  15. Pigovian tax by Tem42
  16. Away-going by Tem42
  17. I am just going outside and may be some time. by NatchLucid
  18. My finger can point to the moon, but my finger is not the moon. You don't have to become my finger, nor do you have to worship my finger. You have to forget my finger, and look at where it is pointing. by NatchLucid
  19. Tickets, money, speech by andycyca
  20. Super Meat Boy by andycyca
  21. Cinnamon by Serjeant's Muse
  22. Indian Reorganization Act by Serjeant's Muse
  23. On Exactitude in Science by andycyca
  24. De que callada manera by andycyca
  25. Charles II by avalyn
  26. Indian Gaming Regulatory Act by Serjeant's Muse
  27. Goldfish by andycyca
  28. I wait for you in crowds by etouffee
  29. off-reservation trust land by Serjeant's Muse
  30. making love in a canoe by andycyca
  31. Galaxy Song by andycyca
  32. radical by andycyca
  33. Poincaré Conjecture by andycyca
  34. Nicoletto Giganti by Clockmaker
  35. Motte and Bailey Fallacy by Tem42
  36. Appeal to Faith by Tem42
  37. Gilgamesh by andycyca
  38. Grognard by Clockmaker
  39. Good Old Timmy by Tem42
  40. A Lazy Afternoon by Tem42
  41. Daphne & Velma by JD
  42. Adjective Articles Adverbly Action by Serjeant's Muse
  43. Pentatonic phonemes by Serjeant's Muse
  44. Jamboree by JD
  45. McGurk's Suicide Hall by Clockmaker
  46. Three cattle barons by Pandeism Fish
  47. Small beer by Tem42
  48. Desistance by Tem42
  49. Bamboo coral by Tem42
  50. Zendo by Tem42
  51. Langostino by Tem42
  52. Bhel- by Zephronias
  53. Water column by npecom
  54. Disney's Superstar Limo by Zephronias
  55. Kiwifruit by Serjeant's Muse
  56. Just One by Tem42
  57. The Secret of Roan Inish by Zephronias
  58. An approximation to e by andycyca
  59. Ophanim by Zephronias
  60. Saturday Night and Sunday Morning by JD
  61. Grigori Perelman by andycyca
  62. Board game by Tem42
  63. Thank You Jesus by Tem42
  64. Keep your identity small by Tem42
  65. Nekton by Tem42
  66. Scooby-Doo and the Witch's Ghost by JD
  67. When to Rob a Bank by Tem42
  68. Vegetative sounds by Tem42
  69. Dord by Clockmaker
  70. That New Funkadelic by Pandeism Fish
  71. Candida auris by npecom
  72. Fen by Serjeant's Muse
  73. Steamed Hams by Zephronias
  74. Periodic breathing by Tem42
  75. Breath-holding spell by Tem42
  76. Sea knoll by Tem42
  77. adenoid facies by Tem42
  78. Diagnostic indicator by Tem42
  79. Allergic shiner by Tem42
  80. Paean to Apollo by Clockmaker
  81. hard sign by npecom
  82. Ascension: Dreamscape by Tem42
  83. Ascension: Immortal Heroes by Tem42

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