Five O'Clock Somewhere

Welcome to Five O'Clock Somewhere, where it doesn't matter what time zone you're in; it's five o'clock somewhere. We'll look at rural life, especially as it happens in Rio Arriba County, New Mexico, cats, sailing (particularly Etchells racing yachts), and bits of grammar and Victorian poetry.

Sunday, March 15, 2009

Group Writing Project results so far

We've had some good entries so far … surely there's more talent out there!

Thanks to the two of you who have so far submitted entries in the "This is Awkward" group writing project. I'm leaving the competition open still, so those of you who haven't sent in an entry yet are welcome to do so.

So far, we have the post that started it all, "Visitor in the Night," by Jerry, involving a seriously sexual hit-woman who mistakenly targets the wrong victim. That was followed up by the story Jesse left in the comments, in which a fan of classic mysteries fails to take into account modern electrical codes.

I was inspired therefore to create my own "This is Awkward," involving an out-of-work accountant and would-be actor who got picked to be in a reality television show at a most inopportune moment. I followed that with a challenge to all my readers to join in the project.

So far, I have had two readers respond. Tillerman created a story that might fit in at Soldier of Fortune, except for the groaner of a pun at the end. Captain JP had two entries. The first story followed in Tillerman's footsteps, finishing with a bad pun involving diving waterbirds. The second, "My Fair Lady," involved cruising sailors and sexual escapades in a tropical port.

Meanwhile, this project has been indexed on a Group Writing Projects blog run by Jacob Share, so maybe there will now be a few more entries.

For those of you who missed it the first time around, here's the challenge: Write a short-short story that ends with the line, "This is awkward." Post the story on your blog and provide a link in the comments here. Or if you don't have a blog of your own, paste the story into the comments.

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2 Comments:

Blogger Gerald said...

Not a group writing, but I found this in my blogosphere tour. It best fits into the journalism category, although it also concerns bloggers as journalists.

Sun Mar 22, 06:34:00 PM MDT  
Blogger bonnie said...

Loved Capt. JP's!

Tue Mar 24, 08:08:00 AM MDT  

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