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Thank you to everyone who submitted something for BrevityQuest and made this year's version more successful than the 2007 incarnation. Bounty will be has been awarded shortly. But please, more than anything, keep writing. Short can be good.






Straight to the point...

In short...

Briefly...


...BrevityQuest09 wants your writeups of 300 words or fewer.



00:00:00 Sunday 1 February — 23:59:59 Saturday 28 February 2009, server time



  • Fact or fiction; poetry or continuous prose
  • New writeups only, please
  • As many submissions as you want, but flooding new writeups is far from groovy
  • Notify either Junkill or The Debutante of your minora opera
  • Bounty is awarded at 10GP per writeup, and something fun landing through the mailbox of the entrant we judge to have contributed the most to e2 and the quest (and that's entirely arbitrary)
  • Some BQ07 favourites, for the record: 17 ~ 195 ~ 222 ~ 259 ~ 278 ~ 294




Something Fast

  1. Ellen McLain - Junkill
  2. Small World - Sinepyriah
  3. Profits are made at purchase, not at sale - croakery
  4. Filéshiô - Feli_the_Cat
  5. COGAS - The Custodian
  6. Dunbar's number - DiscoStan
  7. primary source - hapax
  8. Everything2 hacks - mnky
  9. A Slave to Simple Pleasures - dichotomyboi
  10. It couldn't hurt - teleny
  11. biohacker - Phaedo
  12. Finding fossils - Bitriot
  13. Jimmy Corrigan, the Smartest Kid on Earth - GhettoAardvark
  14. spelunky - BaronWR
  15. love/0=infinity - teleny
  16. Can I play with your breasts? Yes, but don't get out of the yard. - Feli_the_Cat
  17. Dreams where your teeth fall out - hapax
  18. Creamed spinach and peas with cheese - gin soaked (Ineligible for bounty or prizes)
  19. Nuka-Cola - DiscoStan
  20. command line options - Terry O'Nolley
  21. dime - smartalix
  22. Mike Murphy - sam512
  23. Seph Baird - sam512
  24. regret - Terry O'Nolley
  25. Trucker's atlas - kanoodle
  26. adjunct - hapax
  27. Cotillions-German - teleny
  28. fragmentation sleeve - The Custodian
  29. Brief Lives - Glowing Fish
  30. Worker Ant and what the kids get up to these days - Glowing Fish
  31. Leucochloridium varidae - kanoodle
  32. Dove Award - kanoodle
  33. desk copy - hapax
  34. US Highway 630 - joer
  35. orchidometer - mauler
  36. tv tropes - colonelmustard
  37. Even as he watched the sea rise up like anger - The Custodian
  38. strip cropping - EnochRoot
  39. glider kit - kanoodle
  40. Chlorodifluoromethane - Croakery
  41. tricorder - wertperch
  42. Saddle soap - The Debutante (Ineligible for bounty or prizes)
  43. it's expensive to be poor - hapax
  44. Kunzite - kanoodle
  45. CODAG - The Custodian
  46. EMALS - The Custodian
  47. Faslane - The Custodian
  48. bullrack - kanoodle
  49. Photon Sphere - silentrebel
  50. Coordinate conjunction - Sinepyriah
  51. United States Postmaster General - Glowing Fish
  52. chafing dish - The Custodian
  53. Eurotunnel - The Custodian
  54. tatsoi - mauler
  55. Brazilian bikini wax - avalyn
  56. The comic strip presents - fondue
  57. Algebra Earl - EnochRoot
  58. Japanese spider crab - Bitriot
  59. Amazing Spider-man #573 (with Stephen Colbert) - Timeshredder
  60. February 11, 2009 - jessicaj
  61. Off the grid - mkb
  62. When the dead poets mobilize, they'll paint your picture on their planes - The Custodian
  63. apud - hapax
  64. Augusta, Georgia - EnochRoot
  65. Restaurant Week - mkb
  66. Seven Wonders of Wales - Wntrmute
  67. Plan towards aspiration, and marvel at its destruction - silentrebel
  68. Avoid getting screwed by contractors - Croakery
  69. Manchurian Candidate - Aerobe
  70. Cubello - fondue
  71. Pixelblocks - fondue
  72. fur ball - The Custodian
  73. paradichlorobenzene - The Custodian
  74. F-22 Raptor - Noung
  75. psychoceramic - Ancientsnow
  76. GBU-28 - The Custodian
  77. launch pad - The Custodian
  78. historicity - hapax
  79. President's emergency plan for AIDS relief - Noung
  80. United Nations Security Council - Noung
  81. Merarites - kanoodle
  82. Reflex - joer
  83. wadcutter - The Custodian
  84. When we have reached the end of time and light - Bitriot
  85. NACA - The Custodian
  86. Scholar's Mate - Phyrkrakr
  87. tactical brevity code - The Custodian
  88. jibe - milkfish
  89. seized drug money - Sinepyriah
  90. beer joint - EnochRoot
  91. Robert McCloskey - The Custodian
  92. Stella coin - cruxfau
  93. Why religion is bad - TheLady
  94. Still Alive - Junkill
  95. Café Bustelo - The Custodian
  96. Quarterdeck - The Custodian
  97. February 10, 2009 - mkb
  98. A brief history of briefs - wertperch
  99. U.N. Security Council Resolution 242 - Noung
  100. Shotput - ledeiablerouge
  101. OGC - lediablerouge
  102. GLaDOS - Junkill
  103. fermentation lock - mkb
  104. environmental test chamber - mkb
  105. chloral hydrate - The Custodian
  106. flesh-eating virus - sinepyriah
  107. Dream Log: December 26, 2008 - easterner
  108. Life Story - tifrap
  109. incubation - hapax
  110. dead heat - lucychili
  111. UPG - hapax
  112. Tetractys - AspieDad
  113. Polish prefix notation - bewilderbeast
  114. half-track - The Custodian
  115. imposter syndrome - hapax
  116. Planetfall - The Custodian
  117. fixed - TedBronson
  118. shoo-in - TedBronson
  119. Twenty-cent piece - lucychili
  120. Mushroom sauce with port - mauler
  121. oil cooler - The Custodian
  122. Nebelwerfer - The Custodian
  123. Twenty-cent piece - cruxfau
  124. Missile Mail - The Custodian
  125. WZBC - mkb
  126. Morley - TedBronson
  127. Weighted Companion Cube - The Custodian
  128. Festung Europa - The Custodian
  129. pants role - EnochRoot
  130. Operation Goodwood - The Custodian
  131. sunscreen - TedBronson
  132. Is it a happy ending or a broken heart? - waverider37
  133. Aframax - The Custodian
  134. Bacon Salt - The Custodian
  135. Clearwing butterfly - Bitriot
  136. Phoenix - Eniteris
  137. North and South - sauth
  138. A+ Certification - TedBronson
  139. Two-cent piece - cruxfau
  140. bubble - artman2003
  141. tahona - e2reneta
  142. 93 - mauler
  143. 93 - hapax
  144. EP - Serial Number
  145. eurotophobia - Apollyon
  146. Love of my life - Demeter
  147. tailing pond - hapax
  148. Différance - eien_meru


Honourable mentions

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