Friday, July 21, 2017

What the heck is going on here after hours?/Contest closed



Security cam footage caught some shenanigans.
What the hell is going on here?

25 words or fewer.
Post in the comment section.

Take wagers on how long it takes me to post the results (I hang my head in shame)

Yes there's a prize.
No it's not any of these hooligans. Those are my beta readers until I get new interns!


Contest is now closed! (sorry!)


48 comments:

Meg Leader said...

It's very clear...their love is here to stay.
Not for a year...but ever and a day.
In time the book piles may tumble, shark tummies rumble, remoras may grumble...
But their love is here to stay.

It's obvious, Shark & Remora are paying homage to Octo-spider. Who lost his/her/its panda socks. Dang! (I bet remora ate them. Just saying...)

Karen McCoy said...

"Quick, before the Alot gets here! I'll hide Shark and you ask about the missing Octo-socks."

“I dunno…Alots are known for superior swimming capabilities...”

Carolynnwith2Ns said...

I say lets start a nanny-cam Go Fund Me account for Janet.

Regarding contest results...voter fraud. We need a commission to investigate.

Kitty said...

They're searching for the results from the last contest.

Colin Smith said...

"Jeff Somers, Hoboken. Got that Shark-for-Brains?"

"Yeah. Hope it’s worth it."

"For three ARCs of WRITING WITHOUT RULES? Believe it! Stephen King, watch yer back!"

NotJana said...

Learned today:

Giggling spiders are creepy.

Reading shark isn't Reiding shark. Both read a lot but only one allows Alot to read!

Move. That. Head!

Craig F said...

“It’s my turn.”

“Not yet.”

“If you want another drink of the good stuff it is my turn to surf the shark.”

Amy Johnson said...
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AJ Blythe said...

Octo: Commence Operation Interview Facilitation
Alot: Cute Otter picture on wall
Shark: Bottle of premium whiskey
Octo: Cue adorable poses
Shark: Bring on the interns

David S. said...

The spider needed something stiffer than curds after that Miss Muffet ditched him. But the Alot and kitty had sexier ideas. Then shit got weird.

I wager you'll have the results before most of the NFL reports to training camp on Tuesday.

lamandarin said...


"Quick! You take the top, I've got the bottom."

"She'll never know it's gone."

Or.

Queries will drive anything to drink.

The Noise In Space said...

I keep hoping that one day- ONE DAY - we will get a caption contest with a 30 word maximum, so I can do a "my nayme is" poem (I love that meme with an undying passion.) Well, I'm armed with both a splitting headache and a devil-may-care attitude today, so I'm doing it anyway.


Our nayme is plush,
an wen its nite,
an our grate shark
turns off the lite,
we crank some tunes
we know by heart-
We let a Wilde
Rumpus start.

*spray paints "Vive le Revolution" onto the wall and runs cackling into the distance*

Dena Pawling said...


As evidenced by security cam footage, lack of interns, and queries current only through 3/20/2017, the beta readers have mutinied, seized the booze, and conquered!


nightsmusic said...

A: That one!
S: No, reject it.
O: I'm the one with the arms, I say we read it.
S: Fine, send the request.

BJ Muntain said...

Drunk tweeting:

Octospider: A one-star review? Kill 'em!

Shark: Gonna get my Hello Kitty flamethrower.

Round thing: I love ya, Sharkie!

Claire Bobrow said...

Shark: It’s true! Cat videos, cat toys, cat treats. Only thing in her Search History!!
Alot: alot alot alot!
Spidey: I need a drink.

Melanie Sue Bowles said...

If there's something strange in synopsis-hood - Who ya gonna call? Query Busters! Starring Dan Arachnid, Bill Selachimorpha, and Herald Alot.

Lisa Bodenheim said...

"A Macallan from Speyside? I've got the Sharque down. Open it! Quick!"

"Who said I'm sharing?"

RosannaM said...

“What else can we order?”
“Pie.”
“No.”
“Cupcakes?”
“No.”
“Hurry! She’ll be back soon.”

Order completed, the trio assumed poses of nonchalance.
Straws arriving soon.

Joseph Snoe said...

“Piggyback ride. Yee. Faster!”

“Quit scratching me or I’ll crown you.”

“I want to ride piggyback.”

“Not until you put on your Panda booties, Spide.”

Steve Forti said...

After boosting Aragog to high ground, the others called up. “Any sign? We can’t start drinking without him.”
“Nope, still no Alot. Check the bathroom!”

luciakaku said...

"My fellow Carkoonians, it's time to make Janet's desk great again!"

"Hold still, Sharkie, I'm goin' up. I'm not putting up with THIS nonsense!"

Kate Higgins said...

Janet, a picture is worth a thousand words...or at least 25...
My comment is in your email because I can't attach a photo to these comments.
-KateH

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Ardenwolfe said...

"Take me, you beast!"

"Not so rough!"

"What the hell? I thought this was a literary agency, not The Lifestyles of the Sick and Stuffed."

Janice Grinyer said...

"when the phone rang, they all froze; who was going to be query shark this time?!"

Marty Weiss said...

Drunk on fine $200 a bottle 18 year-old Scotch, a stewed spider contemplates a vertical assault on the hard-working Royal feline and her diminutive attendant.

Robert Ceres said...

"Well, the prize would be better if she didn't have to drink the Scotch first."

Scott Sloan said...


"Open the box"
"I prefer the 12-year old, myself."
"Have you seen the size of the TBR pile? Stick with the 18."
"Open it, already..."

roadkills-r-us said...

Spidopus surreptitiously started her video camera, envisioning a YouTube Interspecies Porn Channel and the megabucks it would generate. But apparently the Shark just needed hugs.

Barbara said...

Come on, guys. Stop staring at that screen. My legs have atrophied, Sharky's eyes are about to burst, and Alot doesn't even have eyes anymore.

Leone said...

"Sean Spider's out. Let's move in."

E.M. Goldsmith said...

We're gonna need a bigger slush pile. The spider is out of reach and has all the booze, and you're flat.

Not my fault. I tried to cross the street in NYC.

We must reach the spider.

Build that slush pile. Unlock the Cells of
Carkoon

Amy Johnson said...

While the agents are away, the agency’s critters will play.
Today: a whisky-inspired game of King of the Hill.

Cheryl said...

Spiderina still hasn't quite got the hang of playing hopScotch.

Inktruffle said...

"So THIS is why she told us to not read fan fiction online unsupervised!"

Melanie Savransky said...

Missed Connections: You were a leggy 18 year old with a killer smile and alot of charm. Pity I only heard your voice.

Heather Wardell said...

"Okay, send full requests to all her queries then we'll drink all the scotch. It'll be hilarious!"

Stacy said...

"This one’s about an agent who solves crime with her plucky band of 'stuffed' animals. Request?"

"Too close to the truth."

"Yeah."

Rio said...

Moments before finding out why you never play spin the bottle with a spider.

kdjames.com said...

I can't think up a caption. I'm thoroughly diverted and dumbstruck by the condition of that laptop. What the hell did you do to it?

flashfriday said...

So, a guppy, a little, and a one-legged cyclops sipping apple juice walk into the QOTKU's office...

Lennon Faris said...

Another late night.

Janet: happily typing away when li'l Stuffty Demon touches her shoulder.

Egads! Her teeth soften, heart expanding into cuddle-fluff. "Spoctopus, you traitorrrrr--mph!"

www.pjtemple.com said...

Bug-eyed fish prince and side kick are googling how to do the macarena while tarantula dances, but gets confused because he has too many arms. :(

Cipher said...

Though the single malt was as advertised, Eric was a little less certain about the selectivity of his "Arachnid Only Mixer"

Megan V said...
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Megan V said...

"Quick, let's post a blog contest, she'll never notice."
"You said that when we confiscated the booze."
"Yeah, and?"
"Smile, you're on candid camera."

Laurie Lamb said...

Shark: Just a notch higher.
Alot: Almost there.
Spider: Holy crotch! Box is empty.
Shark: Janet out-Scotched us.
Alot: Unbelievable.
Spider: Drinking plan is botched.