Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Surprise flash fiction contest

ok, ok, I got swamped on Monday and Tuesday so I didn't get a blog post ready for today.
On the other hand, why not have some fun??



Caption this photo!
10 words or fewer
You don't need to use any of the following information, but if you need it herewith:

Cat: Chester
Residence: Brooklyn

Relationship to Duchess of Yowl: None. Are you nuts? Her Grace is sui generis. And she'll be the first to tell you that. At length.

Bonus points: name the last client I sent this picture to, and why.

Contest opens: NOW
Contest closes: 7pm Eastern Shark Daylight time 4/10/18

Post your entry in the comment column.
Sorry, too late. Contest closed.
Results on Friday 4/13/18.


YES there is a prize!

44 comments:

The Sleepy One said...

"BILL, YOUR KITTIES CUT HOW MANY WORDS FROM YOUR MS?"

Megan V said...

That's enough cat butts Somers! Be Meow Mixish and deliver.

Julie Weathers said...

I need to bail you out for what? Send pictures.

One Of Us Has To Go said...

"Chester chomps cheeky characters."

(Which is your most impatient client, so you sent this to him/her as a heads up.)

Aphra Pell said...

Somers implicated again in shark-cat farrago

John Davis Frain said...

"Once more! Use a trackball. I took the mouse!"

Anonymous said...

"Janet, quick! Her Grace is playing with MY hair tie!"

Timothy Lowe said...

They're closing Kitties 'R Us?

Gabby Gilliam said...

Jeff, she's out of booze. Send chocolate, stat!

Dena Pawling said...


Jeff Somers is wearing pants?!

Kathy Joyce said...

Laird, you gotta make it more scary. Like this.

Craig F said...

Damn Sean, I let you out for three hours and...

Claire Bobrow said...

Thuck in the back. Thee? Wath ith nameth finger…Thomerth?

Crystal Cantabrana said...

"See, Zuckerberg? THIS is what they mean by 'facial expression'."

Amy Johnson said...

Client Amy Johnson’s debut novel, #1 on bestseller list! (04/11/2020)

Krista said...

Omg,did you hear?! Schrodinger's cat found alive!

Richelle Elberg said...

So many rats jumping ship! God, I love DC.

Anonymous said...

Sergeant Chester demands to know where your edits are!

Kelli Mahan said...

Shark, Schmark! Make that deadline, Somers, or deal with ME!

James Leisenring said...

I AM OUT OF THE BAG AND I SEEK VENGEANCE!

DeadSpiderEye said...

Sparky, The Whitehouse cat during Bill Clinton's tenure.

Alina Sergachov said...

This margin is too small to contain‽ ARGH.

Casey Karp said...

Know what we call non-Oxford Comma users here? Dinner!

Kate Higgins said...

Paw-lease use paw-sitive adjectives to describe this cat-titude, Jeff!

Kregger said...

Me-owsa! Habanero laced catnip! Tell Jeff Sommers he's crispy hot!

french sojourn said...


"....much...much, more than this....

...and did it....

...MY WAY!!!"

Patricia L. Shelton said...

Your protagonist did what to the cat?!!

Sherry Howard said...

They put my name on a playground with THAT smell!!

Chester Playground

Cecilia Ortiz Luna said...

WAKANDAAAA!

What? I'm half black, half panther from Mom's side!

Steve Forti said...

"YEEEEEAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!" (The Who's "Won't Get Fooled Again" kicks in...)

Colin Smith said...

Is that John Frain's manuscript??

You sent this to Jeff Somers. Because. Do you really need a reason? ☺

Kate Larkindale said...

"You ordered how many mice from Amazon?"

Marty Weiss said...

How dare you! Get out of my litter box immediately!

Stacy McKitrick said...

Aack! Look at that calendar. Contest ends before it begins!

Lisa Bodenheim said...

Catnip? Hand it over or pants will be shredded!



Last client sent to: Laird Barron. Why? where he's at with the scared-the-bejeebus meter on his last manuscript.

Mallory Love said...
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Mallory Love said...

Killer was the cat?! Again?! We, INTJs, get no love.

AJ Blythe said...

Swamped? I'll help. I can do shark; see my fangs.

AJ Blythe said...

Contest end date...10th April? Have I lost a day somewhere? It would explain a lot. But next time, can you take me back in time with you? I could really do with an extra day or three.

Anonymous said...

"This is worse than What You Did To Eager!"

To Cameron, after reading the latest draft of his current masterpiece (can that be the prize?).

CynthiaMc said...

"Did I hear you say fiction novel?"

BJ Muntain said...

Jim Beam named a bourbon after me?!

Last sent to Bill Cameron in 2016 when Kirkus named Property of the State a top ten teen novel.

Karen McCoy said...

No. Feedback. On. My. Requested. Full!!???

Karma Hope said...

Word count and bio at the END of a query!