January 13, 2012 at 5:04 pm | Category: blog
This summer, literary agent Janet Reid ran a writing contest – she chose mine as one of her top three!
This was the assignment:
Write a story using 100 words or fewer. Post your entry in the comments column of this blog post. Contest opens on Wednesday 8/3 at noon, runs for 24 hours till noon on Thursday 8/4. If you goof up, you can take a mulligan. The LAST entry is the one that counts.
Use these five words in the story:
This was my entry:
Life was a jelly roll, T-Bone decided.
He drooled a little just looking at it—the damn thing was a fever in his blood. He knew the rule about no table scraps. His master’s voice said it so often the words were a constant echo, giving him a headache.
But was it technically a “scrap” if it was still on the table? Perched on his master’s plate, in fact, while he went for a refill of coffee? He thought not.
“T-Bone! Where’s my jelly roll?”
Jelly roll? he burped. What jelly roll?