This is a writing contest, but I encourage all my non writer friends to join. I firmly believe we are all writers at the core. So all you students, family, and friends this is an open contest. I am stealing the idea from Mandy and Michael. It comes from an exercise they did together. Read post here.
So.... I will give you a first line and a last line and you have to come up with a great short story!
- Thou shalt not use foul language (except of course the foul word in the first sentence I've given you! *Snarf*)or super steamy stuff. (I know, I know, I KNOW!)
- Thou shall be a follower
- Word LIMIT: 1,000 words
- Thou shall take your TIME and proof read and make it the best it can be
- Thou shall post a link to the contest in your own blog (if you have one) OR on your facebook, myspace, twitter, whatever you do, do.
Just put your story in the comments section. Easy Squeazy. Make sure to put your info (blog, tweet, whatever on the post so we all can find you and follow you and....!) I strongly encourage you to write it in word or whatever you use first. That way you won't lose it. Don't change the lines.
A TWENTY DOLLAR gift certificate to your choice of:
Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Borders, or Target (Can't hurt this close to present buying season, can it?)
The winning post will be original and entertaining (make us laugh, cry, think, take it where you want it to go, but take it somewhere....)
I am recruiting a second judge, my partner in all things write, Mandy. Even though I bummed her out and wouldn't let her play :(
Deadline is Monday 11/9/09 midnight wherever in the world you are. (Contest is OPEN for international anybody as long as they follow the RULES.)
The winner will be announced on Tuesday 11/10/2009
First line: Uncle George was crazy as a shit house rat.
Last line: We packed up and went to Far Rockaway beach for one last ride on the coaster.
One, Two, Threeeeeeee GO!