I have some books I’d like to give away – old (1947), new, mystery, thrillers, Irish,English, French & poetry. From Pepys and Proust to McGilloway and Haddon – via 1970s London Mystery paperbacks.
But how should I do it?
A competition maybe?
But what? Any ideas?
We’ve done embarrassing stories recently – Sorrygnat and WiseWebWoman came up with a couple. Anyone else fancy chipping in. Perhaps a prize should go to the most excruciating anecdote?
Or should it be something new? Best joke/story?
Like this one – Speeding in Wyoming
A young woman was pulled over for speeding. A Wyoming State Trooper walked to her car window, flipping open his ticket book.
She said, “I bet you are going to sell me a ticket to the State Trooper’s Ball.”
He replied, “Wyoming State Troopers don’t have balls.”
There was a moment of silence. He then closed his book, tipped his hat, got back in his patrol car and left.
Or best technological innovation? Like the Boob Cam. No, it’s not like that. Not for spying on boobs, but from boobs on the boobies who can’t look you gals in the face because they’re so busy bobbing around for a dekko at your decolletage.
You see? Not exploitative. Assertive.
But getting back to the point of this post – Maybe the competition should be to come up with the best competition?
What do you think?
11 responses to “Competition – You set the rules”
Have a writing competition, for who can write the most interesting (or best, or whatever) story given a certain character and setting?
Lots of people say leave me a comment and I’ll ask my cat to pick out the winner. Maybe you should try that. I won a few giveaways thanks to a particularly co-operative author’s cat!
I also tried to have my cat pick my caption contest winners, but I later learned my cat was taking bribes on the side to win her vote.
That’s cats for you. They’re slickit. You couldn’t trust them. A dog however…
But she’s French. Une Parisienne, no less. If a man didn’t look at her boobs, she’d pout and shrug and say “merde” and run off into the countryside to have an affair with her rich uncle (played by Daniel Auteuil).
I wonder whether packagecam would work.
I think a competition for the biggest bogie procured from a single nostril would be good. Get your boychild to judge it.
I’m not a remotely competitive person so I’m not in favour of competitions. Not even a competition to see how non-competitive I can be. Why not just give them away to the most eager and enthusiastic applicants?
Maybe a one-liner competition? It is a good exercise for poets, to describe a book in 6 words. Several adventages with this, you dont have to read so much and people will get a little challenge. 🙂
While I am entertained by the bogey idea, I am too refined and ladylike to produce one. I think you should distribute the books randomly among your refined and ladylike commenters.
Wasn’t Monsieur tartan-shirt persistent? Mais, zut alors, it is not rocket science but only slightly revealing of what everyone has been aware of since Eve turned over a new leaf in the Garden, ie that men have 101 things on their minds and maybe young men a ton less.
Lots of good suggestions, thanks. Biggest bogey is definitely a contender. Most ladylike, most eager & best one-liner good too.
If I’d been smart enough I would have asked for good lines for a Best Man’s wedding reception speech – I was asked to write one for somebody – but I’ve finished it now.
I suppose it could be for outstanding comments – Lorinov’s essay on memorials to Stalin comes to mind.
I’ll leave it opoen a little longer before we start.
I know I am late to this as I was having my eye op, but for an unusual story see my Déjà vu blog post