Here's how it came about. Last Friday night on Twitter, a new young associate editor was welcomed.
Here's the conversation (remember to read each tweet up, rather than down)
No doubt you have the idea now: create a name for a multitude of something.
So, here are the rules:
Write a story using 100 words or less. In the story you must use a word to describe a multitude of something. (It will help if you post the phrase at the end of the story as well, just in case I miss it. That last sentence will NOT be counted as part of the 100 words)
The word MUST be original: no "murder of crows" or "bevy of beauties" kind of thing.
Post your entry in the comment column of this blog post.
If you need a mulligan, delete your entry and repost.
Contest opens at 10am Saturday 11/9/13
and closes at 10am Sunday 11/10/13.
Decisions on winners will be subjective and sharkly in the extreme.
A word of warning: it will help your chances if you do NOT use a word that has been used in entries posted before yours. I'm not saying you can't but three people coming up with a particularly clever word choice makes me suspicious. Preference will be given to the FIRST of those entries.
Remember though: story counts FIRST.
Example: A quarrel of stepchildren gathered to hear the reading of the not dead soon enough family patriarch.
(What do you call a group of stepchildren? A quarrel.)
Questions? Tweet to me @Janet_Reid
Rats! too late. Contest closed now.