Monday, November 9, 2009
Random Contest in Tunnel #77
Wow. It's November already. I know I said I'd be back last month. I really wanted to be...but things got crazy around here. You'll be happy to know that Please Ignore Vera Dietz is moving through the many tunnels that will lead it to a shelf in your bookstore in October 2010. And I've just finished the book that will come after that. (Still untitled because for the first time in my life, I can't think of the right title.) I think you'll like it. It's pretty weird. I have to give a shout out to all the people who've read and reviewed D100D over the last months and all the people who have come out to see me during my year of groovy events, and the kind people who have arranged visits at bookstores, schools and libraries. Thank you! And hey--if you're anywhere near Lititz, PA this coming weekend, drop into the Lititz Kid-lit Festival at Aaron's Books. (Nov. 13-15th) There will a lot of great authors and events. Check out the website for more details! SERIOUS BUSINESS in TUNNEL #77 Now--on to the serious business. What better way to show you how much I missed this place than to throw a random contest, with weird prizes? CHALLENGE: Write a story (beginning, middle & end) that is 100 words or less. Rule #1 = The story must begin with this line: "Can you smell that?" Rule #2 = The story must take place in a tunnel. (It can be any kind of tunnel, and doesn't have to be that weird futuristic one in the picture at the top of this post. Could be a dirt tunnel. Or a tunnel in snow. Or a tunnel under a road or under Fort Knox or under my couch. Go for it. Give me crazy weightless moon tunnels if you want.) How to Enter: Leave your answer and an email address in the comment trail. DEADLINE: Sunday, November 15th 23:59 EST (That's one minute to midnight.) PRIZES**: A signed copy of The Dust of 100 Dogs and a severed hand. (The book is real, the hand is not.) My daughter assures you that you will have hours of fun with this hand. It never gets old. **If we get over 40 entries, I'll toss in a second prize package!