The VALENTINES DAY CONTEST!!!!
It's not because I'm about to publicly humiliate myself with my sample entry. (Although I suppose that does beg for a certain amount of excitement.)
It's because I'm going to get to read all of your FABULOUS entries!!!
At least I hope I am. Was anyone able (or willing?) to write one?
We shall see...
For any who may not have heard yet and who might like to join us in our contest, all the info is HERE. (Please scroll down below the slugs, and please note the word count, slightly raised from the original.)
Meanwhile, for your roll-on-the-floor-and-possibly-die-laughing-at-me pleasure, here is my sample:
So it's Valentines Day and we're in the Secret Clubhouse.
We is me, my little brother Ty, and our dog, Leroy.
I'm boss of the club because I can talk.
Ty and Leroy are perfect sidekicks because they can't.
Bronwyn wore a dress to school today. Traitor.
"Here's the problem," I tell them. "Valentines Day is so full of silly it ruins the only decent girls."
"Lala," says Ty.
"Exactly," I say. "Pink overload. It's probably poisonous."
Ty and Leroy do not disagree.
"Luckily, I have a plan."
Here it is:
1. Cancel Valentines Day.
I am a master of simplicity.
Someone bangs on the clubhouse roof.
"Go away!" I say.
Ty eats some dirt. Leroy wags his tail. Traitor.
"I've got worms," says Bronwyn. "Want to do some Valentine fishing?"
Maybe her mother made her wear that dress. "Okay," I say.
As we head for the fishing hole, I make up a Valentine for her.
Roses are red
Violets are blue
Girls are gross
Except for you.Yikes! Looks like the pink poisoned me, too!
SO. After that, I think everyone should feel pret-ty confident they can do better! I had trouble getting an idea I could squeeze into such a low word count. This was 22,067 words at the outset. (Well. I may be exaggerating a little :))
This time I am remembering the link list on the first try (yay me!) so get your entry-specific links right on there so we can all come applaud your genius! I can't wait to read everyone's stories!!!
Remember, this post will stay up until Monday evening, and you have until 5PM EST Monday to post your link. Then we'll have a special post Tuesday with the finalists for you to vote.
(Oh, and P.S. I am being featured today, February 11, on Kai Strand's blog, on the topic of industry love! Should you care to pop over and have a look, I wrote about my indie :))
Also, please check the comments - there are at least 2 entries posted there, one under jrzoch and one under my name due to posting trouble.