Call for entries, starting now.
Deadline: 12:01AM (EDT) Monday April 3 (ie 22.5 hours from NOW)
EMAIL me up to 500 words that form a coherent narrative. I will post the entries.
There will be scores based on points:
2 points for for using each of these words (points given only once, so using "bunion" twice isn't 4 points) ; 6 bonus points if you use all of them. (possible 18)
will of the wisp
10 points for using any the following phrases in a context that makes good narrative sense. Bonus 10 if you use them all. (possible 60)
drop everything and give me ten...books
your mother wears Army boots
roar of the greasepaint, smell of the crowd
5 points for being a crowd favorite
5 points for being something everyone hates except one person
5 points for being funny
27 points to be assigned by Miss Snark on random ass criteria, known only to her, changeable at will, and completely arbitrary (much like how she reads her slush pile)
Possible: 115 total (if you think the answer is 120 you're wrong but nice try)
Maximum word count: 500