Friday, September 25, 2015


Periodically, Janet Reid, bless her heart, gives us all, writers and writer-wannabes alike, a chance to impress her with our writing.  Write a story in 100 words or fewer using these five words...  I never expect to win, no matter how clever I think I am, which is good since I've never won one of her contests. I'm just glad I can write a story in 100 words (or less) using the five words. 


Friday, September 25, 2015

To celebrate the publication of the new Leigh Bardugo series, let's have a writing contest!
The usual rules apply:
1. Write a story using 100 words or fewer.
2. Use these words in the story:  six  crow  spy  secret  weapon
3. You must use the whole word, but that whole word can be part of a larger word. The letters for the
prompt must appear in consecutive order. They cannot be backwards.
Thus: spy/spyglass is ok, but spy/soupy is not
4. Post the entry in the comment column of THIS blog post.
6. Titles count as part of the word count (you don't need a title)

Contest opens: Saturday 9/26/15 at 10am; Contest closes: Sunday 9/27/15 at 10am

Thomas Pynchon answered the door holding a six-shooter.
"You the secretary?"
"Yeah," she said. "What's the weapon for?"
"Yours or mine?"
"You'll do. What's your name?"
"Benita Profane, but I'm called Benni."

For weeks they shared a table, crowded with piles of papers. She edited what he'd written for Boeing while he completely immersed himself in writing a novel. They rarely spoke.

When she had completed the job and was leaving he said, "Someday people will know your name."

Two years later she got a package in the mail. It was Pynchon's novel with a character named Benny Profane.

Results: I didn't win, but I got special recognition: "V. Interesting!"


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