Here's the list of entries that I thought were funny, or in some other way outstanding. The list is completely subjective, and wholly idiosyncratic. It's not based on the caliber of the writing (except that it's all pretty good). In other words, if your entry isn't here, don't feel bad.
Dad turned on his Kindle, strapped on his goggles and mine.
He chose the newest supernova.
“The Adventures of Dixie Dupree” lit up the room.
Inkstained Wench (not wretch as I always try to write!) 10:15am
Pardon me; I am visually impaired. Are service humans permitted in this establishment?
Dena Pawling 10:24am
The Duchess of Yowl? No, I haven't seen her. *burp* Why do you ask?
Cecilia Ortiz Luna 10:49am
You stand guard while I blowtorch her laptop. Nanowrimo is coming.
Anyone seen my siblings, Orville and Wilbur?
Scott Sloan 5:02pm
F-DOTUS IS ON THE MOVE; HEADING INTO THE CROWD.
I know the Canine Secret Service is on a short leash...
I mean... C'MON...
There are few things in life that cannot be cured by a damn good pair of specs. Unfortunately for Jerry, weredog-ism was one of them.
The winner is of course frenchsojourn because he worked in a reference to donnaeve's upcoming debut The Education of Dixie Dupree (pubbing Tuesday!)
Sadly, Hank is off sojourning in France, so I can't mail him the book for his prize.
Thus, Miss Congeniality gets the prize and that's of course Dena Pawling, who worked in a reference to The Duchess of Yowl (who is amused to her toes to find herself anywhere near A Dog.)
Dena, if you'll send me your mailing address, I'll get your prize off to you.
Thanks to all who took the time to enter! As always, the array of talent on display here is pretty mind boggling!