Monday, January 12, 2009

Totally Random Contest #2+2=4

Here's the challenge: Write a sentence made of words that increase by two letters. (Each word has to be two letters longer than the word before it.)
Example: We have twelve exercise assistants. Word length: 2, 4 ,6, 8, 10 Example: I had seven pickles yesterday. Word length: 1, 3, 5, 7, 9
How long can you make yours...and still make sense? (Coherent sentences only, please. Excellent sentences encouraged.) Winner chosen by 4 anonymous judges and announced on Thursday. Please leave your sentence in the comment area - don't forget to leave your email address! DEADLINE: Tuesday Jan. 13th 2009, 11PM EST (TOMORROW.) PRIZE: A signed copy of The Dust of 100 Dogs the minute I get it (which might be 19 days from now...or might be a little bit earlier.) and mini package of VOGs** now. (Or, opt for the endear-yourself-to-the-struggling-author package, which saves postage and comes all at once!) Good Luck and Thanks For Playing! (**VOGs = very odd gifts)

47 comments:

StephanieF said...

My wary German Shepherd threatened vociferously.

sfeldstein@comcast.net

A.S. King said...

Stephanie - you get bonus points for going first. :) Thanks for playing!

Amy

Mrs. Magoo said...

A cat would abolish pecuniary antioxidant- anticlimactic characteristics: ultraconservatism, deindustrialization, pseudohermaphroditism, overintellectualization.

Great contest! Thanks!

Steve said...

I saw seven thieves wandering--blacklisted, unapologizing--lackadaisically.

sbrezenoff@gmail.com

Janet Reid said...

A one penny error escalates bookkeeper's noncopywritable, unimaginatively sacrebleustreak.

KB said...

We play Deluxe Scrabble habitually.

(I feel sorta stupid after reading the other ones!)

Anonymous said...

To have enough luxuries abnormally beneficiates revolutionists.


Katie
klair.designs@gmail.com

Julie Butcher-Fedynich said...

To live longer levitate appendages.

jimsissy@yahoo.com

StephanieF said...

Can I enter more than once? This is kind of fun :).

He will always continue twittering astronomical scatterbrained nonsensicalities.


sfeldstein@comcast.net

pepsivanilla said...

The rowdy pirates displayed fluctuating dependability.

pepsivanilla14(at)hotmail(dot)com

scatterkat said...

My wild friend rummages recklessly, wisecracking uncontrollably.

What a cool idea. Thanks for sharing it. I'm with KB though - feeling somewhat out of my league given what's gone before. I don't know what half those words mean!! Cleverly done.

katswhiskers@skymesh.com.au

scatterkat said...

Umm... One more?


We went wisely waffling wordsmiths’ wisecracking whimsicalities.

fairyhedgehog said...

I was never certain because nightwear inaugurates uncertainty.

A.S. King said...

These are utter awesomeness! I love what happens when people rise to a challenge - especially a whimsical one like this. Keep them coming! And yes - two entries is fine.

Spread the word! Send a MySpace bulletin, a twitter update, or give up an hour of your facebooks status!

And THANK YOU!

Amy

Anonymous said...

My face turned rakishly, tragically apochromatic.

ebn737@aol.com

xollinzolox said...

I had crazy sibling rivalries accompanied magnificently uncopyrightable.

I don't know how much sense it makes but it was fun :)

xollinzolox said...

I had crazy sibling rivalries accompanied magnificently uncopyrightable.

I don't know how much sense it makes but it was fun :)

DeadlyAccurate said...

I gad about nonstop adamantly patronizing counterterror cooperativeness.


deadlyaccurate at gmail

susan259 said...

He said, "Thence citizens confront regulation: disapproving across-the-board, all-encompassing, anticonstitutional conventionalizations."

smithsusanl at gmail dot com

Dawn said...

To love abound excludes occasional humanenesses.


As love amazes everyone absolutely indefinitely.

baragalibrary@gmail.com

Anonymous said...

"I was great, dancing shameless, adulterated naughtinesses kinesthetically – disrespectfulness!"
(- sue kulp from EHS)

penny roth said...

My kids always outshine distinctly unremarkable contemporaries.

(damn you, A.S. King... i have work to do, but i just can't resist your shenanigans!)

Summer said...

In four states Williams infuriated constabulary establishments, jurisdictionally counterinfluencing forethoughtfulnesses.

Variety reports that he will be played by George Clooney in the movie adaptation. :)

Vanessa (whatvanessareads.wordpress.com) said...

I say, peace without ruination.


Thanks for the contest :-)
whatvanessareads (at) gmail.com

John Morris said...

I tap dance noisily, tableware obliterated complimentary exhibitionistic irresponsibleness.

Runslikeagem@cox.net
Should I win, I pick the struggling author package.

Paradox said...

So dust formed humanity, unfettered imaginations...

That's my best one...

Here's the second best of my awful attempts:

I see among peculiar phenomena: illumination.

paradoxrevealed (at) aim (dot) com

Ashley said...

A man could acquire urophobia, verbophobia, theatrophobia, stasibasiphobia, siderodromophobia, logizomechanophobia.


switzerland4evr@aim.com

Devyn said...

As John walked, Johannah promenaded.

gfdevyn#at#yahoo#dot#com

Keith Cronin said...

I was never serious regarding philatelist flagellations.

Angel Young said...

I can write several shameless manuscripts.
---
Wow. I suck.

angel_young13@yahoo.com

KB said...

I can fight routine, heartless workaholism.

teach46530@gmail.com

Janet Reid said...

We know writer 1099form complaints defenestrate abacus-wielders!

KB said...

Drink another Starbucks.

teach46530@gmail.com

KB said...

Librarians pinpoint actual data.
(yes it's a backwards entry)

teach46530@gmail.com

(someone stop me, I'm addicted to this)

A.S. King said...

Oh this cannot be ending in an hour and a half, can it?

We're having so much fun.

Liviania said...

The child thieves miniscule hushpuppies.

Alea said...

I can dance foxtrot awkwardly.

(This is actually untrue and a very bad sentence but you got me with the twittering, I had to come play!)

Alea
aleareads@gmail.com

The Not So Closet Geeks said...

I saw shady cronies murmuring secretively.

not_so_cg[at]yahoo[dot]com

Khy said...

I ate cheese actively.

XD

khyrinthia at gmail dot com

Anonymous said...

He runs around widowers throughout graveyards circuitously.

tenderhart9(at)yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

We rest before dragging meandering caterpillars absentmindedly.

breathemusic7 at yahoo dot com
(no spaces)

scatterkat said...

I say, count letters, acquiring terminology exceptionally discombobulated.


Better not do this too often, Amy. Some of us are weak - and can't resist a writing challenge! Great fun. Thanks again.

katswhiskers@skymesh.com.au

Jonathan E. Quist said...

An alto abhors sopranos adbicating musicianship pathologically.

jeq AT nualumni DOT com

Lenore said...

I am not entering, just wanted to say how fun I think it is to read all the entries!

Book Spot said...

We love Gracie everyday. :). And I'm going to say Stephanie who went first should win because I missed this one worrying over my sick German Shepherd baby dog yesterday (Gracie). I co adore your contests, though. :)

A.S. King said...

Thanks so much for all the entries! They're AWESOME.

Lenore - you're sweet! It will be difficult to pick a winner.

Book Spot - thank you! I hope Gracie is okay (we have a human Gracie in our house.)

I'll have another giveaway contest next week. Stay alert! Back tomorrow with a winner.

Jonathan E. Quist said...

Will anyone begrudge gloriously orchestrated agglutinations?