In the blog I posted two weeks ago today, I threw a plot beginning out into the wind—or more accurately to our readers. I suppose you could call it a writing exercise of sorts, with the promise of a prize at the end. The idea was borrowed from a book that is full, from beginning to end, of great writing ideas.
This is a book that has helped me—on many occasions—to wake my brain up and get my fingers moving. It is called, “The Pocket Muse Endless Inspiration, New Ideas for Writing” by Monica Wood.
The offered prize? Well, what better prize than a king size bar of the winner’s favorite candy?
The assignment was: in 50 words or less, Write about a household item that becomes the source of a family war.
And the winner is (drum roll please)…Keith Fisher for his entry:
"Oh no! I fell in," said my wife from the bathroom.
As I ran to hide I asked myself,
If a man is required to lift it up,
Then why can't a woman learn to put the seat down?
By Keith Fisher
Keith can expect his king size Symphony bar by the end of this week.
Honorable mention (but sorry, no candy) goes to Connie Hall, C.L. Beck, and Triple Nickel. Thanks for playing!