These entries had GREAT lines:
"I reckon the scandal tied the noose round his neck but the sorrow pulled it tight.”
Kate Outhwaite 1:24pm
The flash of the camera was like sunlight to their flowered faces.
L.G. Smith 3:01pm
Steve Forti 7:49am
"Go give Pastor Tim over there a lap dance.”
Kristen Dickson 12:00noon
This was a great description:
"The neighbors had many names for her. Most popular were Senile, Scandal or from the nicer folks, Colorful. I always went with Gram."
Mer-Bear isn't quite sure about this line, but I think it's hilarious:
“You booze, you snooze, Flair Bear.”
Christi Goddard 2:34pm
This one gave Mer-Bear quite the scare:
The Herpet-American Assistant voted for this one:
Homage to Sean Ferrell:
Nice use of the word Jasper:
Closest guess of what links the words:
"And I'm guessing what links the five prompts is that each, on any given day, can be found within 10 feet of the Shark's desk."
Simon C. Larter 11: 13pm
Simon, if you'd said 25 feet you would have been spot on. What linked the words was they referred in some way to the Suite 500 YA team:
Mildew-Volpe means "mildew" in German, so of course I call Joanna Volpe Mrs Mildew whenever I can.
scandal: a variation on Skendall, which is what we called Sara Kendall when we had several Saras in the office, and of course, it stuck.
snooze: yet another name for The Suzenator. We're not actually sure she sleeps at all though.
flair: Mer-Bear in the Lair, with flair!
jasper: if you got all the rest, this was the one that everyone stumbled on. Jasper is the name of Heather Evans dog. He's a pawful.
Now for the finalists:
The radio shattered the quiet of the little bed room.
...scandal involving a walrus, a politician and Taylor Swift...
"Mildew, hit the snooze button. Mildew!"
... now for a thief with some flair for the dramatic. 5,000 pounds of jasper were stolen from...
"I'm trying! Keep a lid on it, Sandy."
When the anesthetic wore off, Bertha discovered the surgeon's unfortunate flair for removing organs. During her light snooze in the OR, he had divested her of her appendix, as scheduled, and also her left kidney, gall bladder, uterus, ovaries, and half of her liver.
Hours later, sprawled in the hospital bed with the smell of mildew lingering in her left nostril only, she began to suspect the loss of an olfactory gland as well.
A large, gilded cross, inset with jasper, hung opposite her, but she couldn't pray. She missed herself. Damn organ donor box, she thought. What a scandal!
And the winner, in the fiercest, most intense contest EVER is Shaunna.
Congratulations to everyone who entered!
Shaunna, email me your mailing address and we'll send you an ARC of DIVERGENT. You're on your own for finding the five hours to read it, and if you're like me, it will be an hour of reading before bed, and four hours spent reading that were slated for sleep....and TOTALLY worth it.