Thursday, June 24, 2010

Contest Entry

This morning I entered Janet Reid's latest writing contest.  The contest is to write a story in less than 100 words that has the following five words in it: Even, Tramp, Shuffle, Lair, and Epic - with extra points fro using the phrase 'Til death do us part' somewhere in it.

My entry isn't up yet (ETA: It's at 8:58am.), but here's what I came up with:

“Til death do us part.” I couldn’t believe the tramp kept a straight face. Death would part them soon and she knew it. After the ‘kiss the bride’ thing, they’d race down the aisle – him to his epic fail and her to merry widowhood. The guests would shuffle to their post-wedding debauchery. But her? Her plans left no room for partying. Not until after. Her prey might even enjoy his last minutes in her lair. The others did. If I had my way, this was her last conquest. No more dead grooms for her.

Not bad for first thing in the morning, if I do say so myself.  I'm probably not going to win, but it was a good exercise for the ol' writing muscles.  

Have you ever entered a spur of the moment contest like this?  How'd you do?  You've got until midnight tonight to enter this yourself.  If you do, leave a comment so we can check out your entry, too.  =o)


  1. Haha I thought that was pretty creative =)

  2. Ooh, very good, B.E. And good luck with it - I'll watch for it on Janet's blog!