Micro-Fiction Roundup XXXVII: Will You?
May 13, 2011 in Micro-Fiction Roundup
Hello, darlings. It’s been one heck of a two weeks, hasn’t it? Latterday Lenin came to visit us South Florida Wordsmokers, there was a super special wedding in Canada or somewhere full of super rich people who dressed weirdly and had funny accents, and President Obama beat Usama bin Laden to death with his cock—but he’s classy, so there’s no photographic evidence. The only thing missing to tie everything up nicely is a drunken orgy with members of SEAL Team 6 that may or may not involve “water boarding” and “sleep deprivation.” Oh, and the results of the latest Micro-fiction, of course.
Azirel Fallen was this round’s judge, and she chose one of Skahammer’s pieces as the winner. Check it out:
The hostel in British Columbia was easy to find. Your MasterCard.
The inn on Hokkaido was easy too. You don’t blend in well in Japan.
You were better camouflaged at the Chungking Mansions in Kowloon. But I guess you forgot how easily everyone there can be bribed.
The beachside shack on Phuket — okay, I got lucky that time.
But joining this tribe of Bedouin nomads was a stroke. I had to learn Arabic, acquire a camel, and conceal my gender. Now that I’m finally here, I’ll answer your question: Yes, I will marry you. Why are you making this so difficult?”
Judge’s comments: I think it is hilarious that a woman would have to stalk a man to accept a marriage proposal.
Latterday Lenin also received an Honorable Mention for “totally winning the Internet” with his piece, A Totally Original Work That is Well Within The Word Count Limit.
Way to go, Skahammer! You are now the judge. Normally that would be a guaranteed lay among the Wordsmokerettes, but you know, SEAL Team 6 and Obama’s Cock o’ Murder and all. Tough break. Be that as it may, you still have a duty to perform. Based on the winning entry, the new theme for this contest is marriage proposals. Do whatever you want with it—write a 101 marriage proposal, tell of a proposal gone wrong, one that went right.
Your entry must be 101 words or less; if you choose to title your piece, the title will not count against your word count; there is no limit on the amount of entries you can submit.
- You will have two weeks to submit an entry; the deadline will be Tuesday nights at midnight. This will give the judge 48 hours to submit his or her selection to me by Thursday night at midnight (That’s the midnight that leads into Friday, not the midnight that leads Wednesday to Thursday. You’d think some [read: me] would know this. You’d be wrong though.). The deadlines were originally Wednesday and Friday, respectively, but I goofed and now it’s fixed to give the judges and me (mostly me) time to get up the new topic.
- If I don’t receive the judge’s selection by one of the established methods (e-mail, Wordsmoker messaging or Facebook private messaging) I will be forced to make the selection so as not to delay the next week’s competition.
- The winner of Micro-Fiction Roundup automatically assumes the responsibility of judging the next week’s competition. Obviously that person can still submit writing, but can’t pick themselves as the winner. Otherwise we could end up with some sort of ridiculous perpetual judge situation.
- In the interest of keeping tradition, I will try to select themes based upon the previous week’s submissions when possible.
- REMINDER: You are allowed and encouraged to submit multiple entries.
Spread the love, boys and girls—getting down on one knee is optional.