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    Think of it as a country-western song.
    So true haha :=D How about getting the zombie husband to avenge his death?
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    KKBE,

    If I can try and tackle this you can do the same.

    A not so subtle hint: As for the blowing the husband's brain out, if he wasn't human it wouldn't matter.

    Wounded I sing, tormented I indite. — Victor Herbert (1859-1924)

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    I have no idea what to do with this. I have a poem that needs to be made funnier to submit it, or an idea for a novella that I could do a bit of for this. Thoughts?
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    Make fun of cupid or Aphrodite or Venus for that matter. Have Hercules fall in love with Hera.

    Keep in mind these are the just ramblings of a mad writer.

    Wounded I sing, tormented I indite. — Victor Herbert (1859-1924)

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    Humorous as in, off kilter maybe? Or just off? I wasn't gonna. . .
    From CHERRY:
    He left the room and returned carrying a small Styrofoam cup. He tilted the thing so I could see inside.
    “Is that dirt?” I said.
    Mr. Alyward didn’t answer. Instead, he set the cup down on the table in front of me; carefully, as if it were something fragile.

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    Off-kilter, askew, black humor...it's all good.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kkbe View Post
    I am seriously doubting if I can do this one. I tried, and ended up writing a short story about an abused woman who decides to blow her husband's brains out. Trying to put a humorous spin on that has proven somewhat . . . difficult.
    make the entire thing a dream and then twist reality just a little.
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    Happiness is like a bird. The damn thing keeps flying away. Next time I find it I will shoot it and have it stuffed.

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    Can't do this because of school, but I know exactly where I'd go with it...

    The initials for Valentine's Day are VD.
    You are more than welcome to take anything I say personally, whether it was intended that way or not.

    Eat This.

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    Hmmmm. I don't know if I will at all pull it off but a challenge sounds fun. I'd like to see the results everyone else come up with.

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    Sounds fun! I think I'm gonna give it a shot! We shall see, I've never really tried humor before
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    Mac, some rules claryfications...

    What is the deadline?

    Can we use previously published materials?
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    I will be leaving for warmer weather on 2/11... without my laptop which is busted. Can I still email an entry but on 2/10?
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    Quote Originally Posted by MacAllister View Post
    Off-kilter, askew, black humor...it's all good.
    Maybe not. Been working on a short something, on and off. Got the idea from quickWit. He has no clue, btw. Picture the dancing bunneh being my muse on this one. Some things just should not see the light of day. . .

    From CHERRY:
    He left the room and returned carrying a small Styrofoam cup. He tilted the thing so I could see inside.
    “Is that dirt?” I said.
    Mr. Alyward didn’t answer. Instead, he set the cup down on the table in front of me; carefully, as if it were something fragile.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kkbe View Post
    Maybe not. Been working on a short something, on and off. Got the idea from quickWit. He has no clue, btw. Picture the dancing bunneh being my muse on this one. Some things just should not see the light of day. . .

    My god. A story inspired by quickWit, written by kkbe...that will be one twisted tale...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Putputt View Post
    My god. A story inspired by quickWit, written by kkbe...that will be one twisted tale...
    You have no idea.



    Still uncertain, btw. It's touch and go right now.
    From CHERRY:
    He left the room and returned carrying a small Styrofoam cup. He tilted the thing so I could see inside.
    “Is that dirt?” I said.
    Mr. Alyward didn’t answer. Instead, he set the cup down on the table in front of me; carefully, as if it were something fragile.

    /my little blog/

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    i have mine in edit today..
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    EDIT... i hate this part.

    Happiness is like a bird. The damn thing keeps flying away. Next time I find it I will shoot it and have it stuffed.

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    Haven't touched mine in about a week... Been editing my novel, which should be finished later today. So after that, I'll get back to polishing my contest short.

    I'm glad I worked on it early after the contest was announced... Not sure I'd have the energy or time to really make it worthwhile now if I hadn't already got most of it done.
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    Is there a specific format we should use or a place that explains more about this contest?

    Thanks ahead-

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    J.L., the very first post #1 in this thread, re: Mac, states~
    YOUR mission, should you choose to accept it:

    Write a poem or short story (less than 5K words) and email it to submissions (AT) absolutewrite.com before midnight, the night before Valentine's Day.

    Your story should contain strong elements of humor, and should attempt to subvert, twist, parody, or otherwise mess with the regular romance/Valentine's Day tropes, motifs, and themes.
    She also wrote:
    Off-kilter, askew, black humor...it's all good.
    I don't know if there are any kind of parameters relative to who can enter -- if it matters how long a person has been on AW, or how many postings a person has. Not sure of prizes or anything like that. I'm sure Mac'll pop in with a few more specifics. In the meantime, is there something else you wonder about?

    Like, I was wondering if I was actually gonna enter this thing and God help me. . .
    Last edited by kkbe; 02-08-2013 at 04:52 PM. Reason: i.e.e.
    From CHERRY:
    He left the room and returned carrying a small Styrofoam cup. He tilted the thing so I could see inside.
    “Is that dirt?” I said.
    Mr. Alyward didn’t answer. Instead, he set the cup down on the table in front of me; carefully, as if it were something fragile.

    /my little blog/

    http://www.triadaus.com/

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    Hello-

    Time is running out and I almost got something....

    It's almost funny
    Almost cute.
    No lute-
    Whew!

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    Quote Originally Posted by kkbe View Post
    J.L., the very first post #1 in this thread, re: Mac, states~
    She also wrote:
    I don't know if there are any kind of parameters relative to who can enter -- if it matters how long a person has been on AW, or how many postings a person has. Not sure of prizes or anything like that. I'm sure Mac'll pop in with a few more specifics. In the meantime, is there something else you wonder about?

    Like, I was wondering if I was actually gonna enter this thing and God help me. . .
    Thanks for the reply.
    Just making an inquiry while navigating the site; I’m not totally foreign to forums, but it never hurts to ask for clarification.
    Appreciate it!

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    Thanks for the reply.
    Just making an inquiry while navigating the site; I’m not totally foreign to forums, but it never hurts to ask for clarification.
    Appreciate it!

    Edit: Why not? Who doesn't love to hate Valentine's?

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    Feb. 11, 5:30ish a.m., which means calculating, calculating less than three days left before the Un-Valentine's Day Contest deadline.

    (In case people were wondering. Which they probably weren't. Because they have calendars. )
    From CHERRY:
    He left the room and returned carrying a small Styrofoam cup. He tilted the thing so I could see inside.
    “Is that dirt?” I said.
    Mr. Alyward didn’t answer. Instead, he set the cup down on the table in front of me; carefully, as if it were something fragile.

    /my little blog/

    http://www.triadaus.com/

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    I'm not sure where my story's going. might have to sit this one out. Booo!
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    I feel like corny needs to have a book review site, really.

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    With one thing and another cropping up lately, I still need to finalise mine.

    Hopefully going to find time to edit it one more time today, then submit it. I keep forgetting about it because I haven't touched it in so long... Don't want to miss the submission deadline!
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