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Sharing with you a #Syrian awe-inspiring day of hope.

Since yesterday, I’ve been overwhelmed with hope. The brave Syrian revolutionaries are protesting, once again, against the Assad state, in areas still occupied by the #Assad-#Russia-#Iran alliance, in Swaida and #Daraa. 1/9
The revolutionaries in #Idlib also took to the streets in support of them, and protested against Al-#Qaeda fascism. Their voices, their free, heroic, and fearless voices, have swept me off my feet. 2/9
The same low-quality videos. The same breathtaking atmosphere of standing up against the bloodthirsty butchers of our land. The same sharp, uncompromisable ideals. 3/9
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Here's a guaranteed way for #Writing Contest Jurors to ruin an #emergingwriter's day: tweet to your followers (some of whom have to be thinking of entering the contest you're judging) that you're not a fan of certain kinds of stories, so maybe it's best if they "skip this one..."
...bc being an #emergingwriter isn't hard enough. It isn't hard enough that there already is a magical/frustrating subjectiveness and unpredictability to contests, and that entering one is an act of #faith, yet maybe your surprising story will be the one to enchant the jurors...
...nor is it a challenge to come up with the contest fee, which is usually significant, because you think your story's great and might have a shot, even though it's got #scifi or #specfic elements, because you've been inspired in the past by unexpected and genre-bending work...
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