[Creator's Contest] Missed Connections


#144

still dont get what this means


#145

It’s a type of classified ad that became popular online (especially on Craigslist) in the late 00s. When I worked in retail, someone wrote one for my coworker. If you looked up her city’s missed connections on Craigslist at the time, there was an ad addressed to “exotic tattooed beauty” working at our store. Some guy saw her and thought she was cute and was hoping to ask her out through the ad, I guess. Didn’t work! She did NOT respond.

They might pre-date the internet, and though they seemed especially popular maybe 8-10 years ago, looking at Craigslist now, there are still actually quite a few being put up. Sometimes people do exchange names and actually talk to the person, just without exchanging contact information, so you might see an ad like, “This is for Alex. We met at XYZ pub on Friday and talked about hockey, dim sum, and being twins for two hours. I’m Dana with the red hoodie. Wish I had given you my number.”


#146

FBI who??? :eyes:


#147

Hey! I can help w/ coding! :slight_smile:


#148

This sounds like fun! Still new to writing on Episode, and I’ve never written romance before, but I’m definitely going to give it a shot!

Question: Are we allowed to post updates on social media?


#149

Learning about Missed Connections ad through @Cee is still making me second guess my story…


#150

This sounds awesome! I’m gonna try and whip up something fun. Have fun writing guys. :blush:


#151

I don’t think you need to second-guess it. I’ve seen Missed Connection ads before, and I still thought your story idea fits the theme. I think it’s interesting if you have a unique interpretation of a “missed connection” instead of a very literal one.


#152

So, If I got it right… the story need to be about someone that fall in love with a stranger and try to get information about her. Or it’s not it? :thinking:


#153

Already have something in mind XD


#154

Same, I just have to start writing lol


#155

omg is it ok if I use this or write one similar? its totally fine if its isn’t @QueenIvy


#156

Yes. This would do so well…


#157

Heyy! Thank you :slight_smile:

Do you have an instagram account? We could talk through there!


#158

This theme is perfect for Thriller :weary: I can come up with so many great ideas, but then i saw that it’s ment to be under romance :weary::joy:


#159

Go for it!


#160

@flower.writess :slight_smile: DM me!


#161

Can I run my idea to someone?


#162

Sure Cam. PM me


#163

Does the ending require two of the characters to end up together? @Liz (Or if the characters are good or bad)
Sorry if it’s a silly question!