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Friday, February 24, 2012

Janet Reid Contest Entry: "Empty"

Aloha,
If you haven’t heard of the flash fiction contests hosted by renowned literary agent, Janet Reid, you should check out her blog.
The current contest opens at noon (EST) Friday (2/24) and closes at 6 p.m. (EST) Saturday (2/25). Winner receives an ARC of INSURGENT by Veronica Roth, the sequel to DIVERGENT, which was voted “Best Book of the Year” by the readers at Goodreads.com (among many other honors!)
Usual rules apply: write a story with 100 or fewer words. Post in the comment column of [her] blog post. (Comments closed until the contest opens). If you need a mulligan, delete your entry and enter again. Only ONE entry per person will be considered for the contest.
Use these words in your entry:
choice
destroy
risk
sequel
allegiance
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Here’s my entry:
"Empty"

Alone in the dark.
Lights on.
Striding by without a glance, your allegiance is always elsewhere.
Because I wear no leather, and can’t rock or roll anymore?
Won’t you please sit?
I heard you may destroy me – is there no other choice?
I helped feed your first, the sequel and now all three boys. I fed you when needed.
Puked, sat and farted on, I never gave up – you left me!
Sports coat on – the one I wore – you’re moving onward and upward.
Lights off.
I was your first risk.
I’ll wait forever.
Your old, brown fabric office chair.
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What Does Leather Have That I Don't?
                                         







 








There's no voting or liking, but just thought I'd share:)

PS.... Wanted to give a super Star Wars Shout Out to Leigh Covington for including me in her "redo" of Star Wars in Two Minutes. (David Powers King and Cassie Mae are in this one, too :)
Watch it here  - and may the Farce be With you

18 comments:

Tara Tyler said...

that was great! i'm doing it too. dont know if i'll post it on my blog, but i will enter and look for your entry!

Stina Lindenblatt said...

Cool! I'm not going to do it. I've pre-ordered the book. I'm too lazy to enter Janet's contest. :D

Good luck!!!!! (Awesome entry, btw. I knew I couldn't compete with it).

Miranda Hardy said...

That's great!! I can't even compete with that one. Lol I did, however, get my campaign story up, finally. Hope you have a good weekend.

RachelMaryBean said...

Nicely done. :)

Matthew MacNish said...

Hah! Good stuff. Thanks for sharing, Mark.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

A chair - didn't see that coming!

Cassie Mae said...

Anything that has the word fart in it is awesome. Yes, I am that kind of person, lol.

And did you she Leigh totally recast me for the second movie! This must be acknowledged! I wasn't that bad, was I? WAS I??? Lol. :)

elizabeth seckman said...

Best of luck on the contest!

Morgan said...

You have such a unique style... It's refreshing. And there's always some level of wit laced in there. Soooo fun! Really great stuff, Mark!

Leigh Covington said...

Your story is brilliant Mark! Love it. Hmmm - I wonder if I could possibly come up with something to enter. Great contest she's having!

And our Star Wars video totally rocks! So much fun! :)

Cortney Pearson said...

Fabulous! I definitely didn't see the chair thing coming! And fun, I loved that Star Wars clip with you, Leigh, David, and Cassie!! Awesome!

Carrie Butler said...

New follower here. Just thought I'd say hi! :)

Lara Schiffbauer said...

You are too dang clever! I love that you wrote about the chair. Perfect.

Heather said...

Nicely done! I don't think I could tell my name in under 100 words!

Sarah Pearson said...

Now that's an unexpected twist :-)

Alynza Smith said...

You have such a strong voice in your writing! I absolutely adore it. Nice job & good luck with this. Hope you win! :)

T.D. McFrost said...

Oh wow! In the words of Madea: "Honey that's wonderfur!"

I liked this immensely! Good job sir!

Mandi said...

Your Flash fiction title inspired me to write one of my own - check it out!

http://maybemandi.blogspot.com/2012/02/flash-fiction-inspiration.html

And thanks for the heads up on the contest - really fun idea.

P.S. I love your story!

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