Sunday, May 04, 2008

Third Place!!

I'm so excited...I got Third Place over at OxyJen's blog for her "Happy 100" writing contest.

I'm thrilled for the recognition, and that I was able to meet the challenge. The challenge was to make up a story using exactly 100 words. It's tougher than you might think! 100 words isn't a lot to tell an actual story. Here is my entry:

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Frank never thought he'd see the day.

Here he was, face-to-face with his childhood nemesis. The bully who'd extorted his lunch money, planted stink-bombs in his locker, and fabricated rumors about Frank's sexuality that plagued his high school years.

Frank slid into the seat opposite the man, setting down his sharkskin briefcase, loosening his Armani tie.

He cleared his throat. "Don't I know you?"

A blank stare. The briefest flicker of horrified recognition, squelched instantly into contrived dispassion. "...I don't think so."

It was all Frank needed. He settled back, snapped open the Wall Street Journal.

"Black polish. Make 'em shine."

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Inspired, as my faithful followers have already surmised, by my frequent Airport excursions of late.

I've added a few to my blogroll from OxyJen's site, check 'em out if you have the time. I picked the ones that are my personal kind of blogs.

11 comments:

SUV MAMA said...

You are always amusing, my dear!

Glad you had a great trip, congrats on the award, and I'll try to catch up on comments here SOON! :) I do read, you know, just not so witty on the commentary. That's your job, woman! Witty repartee. You rock.

lyzzydee said...

Great story, It must be really hard to hit right on a hundred words!!

Monnik said...

congrats! I loved your story, read it on oxyjen's site after you posted your comment to me last week.

Jill said...

I read the winner and the 2nd place entry and I am sorry- I think yours was the best!

Nice job- but I wish you had won.

Reid said...

I enjoyed your story too! I appreciate linking to ReidAboutIt.com, I'll add your blog too. Thanks!

jjdebenedictis said...

Thanks for the linky-love! And congratulations; it really was a great story. :-)

Mom In Scrubs said...

Thanks everyone! So glad you stopped by!

Penelope said...

Love the story. You are a hoot.

Karen

Debbielou said...

Brilliant story - Well done !!

Ello said...

AWesome! That was like totally brilliant! I am Frank! I am he! I want to be in that position. Such a great story. Congrats on the win! and thanks for the linky! I will be linking you too as soon as I get my act back together!

Cheers!

PS - you killed me with that Gas-X story. I haven't seen it I am going to have to go you tube it!

Travis Erwin said...

I liked your and Reid's the bet. Both made me laugh.