@LynnRodz: I was thinking the same thing (a flash contest without the letter "e"). Maybe with a few prompt words thrown in too. After all, we have Donna's deal to celebrate, and there's that map book Janet's been tormenting us with... :)
And then suggested my precious prescioussssssssss map book as the prize.
Well, clearly this kind of rebellion from those exiles in Carkoon must be squelched at once.
There IS a writing contest of course, since that's how we determine their fate.
Usual rules, plus a new #9, apply:
1. Write a story using 100 words or fewer.
2. Use these words in the story:
[You'll notice all those words contain an "e". ]
3. You must use the whole word, but that whole word can be part of a larger word. The letters for the
prompt word must appear in consecutive order. They cannot be backwards.
Thus: chute/parachute is ok, but chute/chutney is not
4. Post the entry in the comment column of THIS blog post.
5. One entry per person. If you need a mulligan (a do-over) erase your entry and post again. It helps to work out your entry first, then post.
5. International entries are allowed, but prizes may vary for international addresses.
6. Titles count as part of the word count (you don't need a title)
7. Under no circumstances should you tweet anything about your particular entry to me. Example: "Hope you like my entry about Felix Buttonweezer!" This is grounds for disqualification.
8. It's ok to tweet about the contest generally.
Example: "I just entered the flash fiction contest on Janet's blog and I didn't even get a lousy t-shirt"
8. Please do not post anything but contest entries. (Not for example "I love Felix Buttonweezer's entry!")
9. By posting an entry, you agree your contest entry can remain visible on the blog for the life of the blog. In other words, you can't ask me to delete the entry and any comments about the entry at a later date.
Contest opens: Saturday 10/24, 9:42am
Contest closes: Sunday 10/25, 10am
Questions? Tweet to me @Janet_Reid
Sorry, too late. Contest is closed.