Monday, December 07, 2009

On the Premises #2

Here's a mini-contest from On the Premises. I'm thinking about taking a stab at it...what about you?

--- MINI-CONTEST #10 ---


The goal of mini-contest #10 is to imply/evoke a complete
story with just a short note written by someone, to someone.
Make sure the note specifies whom it is addressed to, and who
signed it. (You don't have to use the word "signed.") Make the
note no more than 30 words long. With only 30 words to work
with, you'll have to make a lot of decisions!

Here's a dull example to clarify what we want entries to look like.


I bought milk.


Remember, use no more than 30 words, and that includes the name(s) of the note's intended
recipient(s) and the name(s) of whoever's signing it. (So the example above is five words
long, not three!)

WORD COUNTS: Except when spelling out numbers, hyphens count as spaces.
"Half-baked" counts as two words, but "twenty-seven" counts as one
word because it could be rewritten as "27."

Deadline: 11:59 PM Eastern time, Thursday, December 31, 2009.

Prizes: $15 for 1st, $10 for 2nd, $5 for 3rd, publication but no money for honorable

Send entries to and put MINI-CONTEST
in the subject heading, please. One entry per author.

Finally, remember to put your contact information in the body of your e-mail and attach
your mini-contest entry as a .doc, .rtf, or .txt file. (No .wps files! We can't read

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