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Saturday, December 23, 2006

Selected Shorts : Short-Short Story Contest!

Hey, y'all: here's a link to a short-short story contest. It's a chance to win $1,000 and two tickets to the final Selected Shorts reading at Symphony Space in New York! The deadline is March 31st, 2007 and the link gives the guidelines (they provide the first and last line, plus the length limit). You can hear Selected Shorts, which is a great radio program, on your local NPR station.

For a little info about the short-short story, CLICK.

Wanna try?


Blogger Metalchick said...

Hi Ing,
Hope you have a Happy Holidays and a Rockin' New Year!

11:09 PM

Blogger matty03 said...

This sounds interesting. I'll be thinking about it. You know -- I've never read a story by you. I'd like to!!!!

12:13 AM

Blogger matty03 said...

...that was a hint. But, can I read a story??!?!!? A good friend once offered to read one of mine, critique and provide me with guidance/ideas. ...but, that person never got back to me so I've no story to submit. It is all sad and quite tragic. a few hours all the fun begins!!!!!! Whoo-hoo! I can't wait! I hope you don't get lost tomorrow. ...I would get lost.

12:15 AM

Blogger ginab said...

Hey-hey, I'm in. I have to be! You too!!!

Happy Yule and good tidings and screw those tremors. The ones in the know, them geologists, say that the tremors stood for nothing in particular.

No worries...onward and up in 2007!


PS: Matty needs to read Waitress Man.

2:48 AM

Blogger sage said...

The final line has to be: "I understood I had finally come home."

Someone's Mom must be the judge!

5:00 AM

Blogger ing said...


Same to you, rockwomon! (The suffix is how the feminists used to spell "woman". They took the "man" out.)



Okay, okay. And I'm sorry to hear about this so-called "good friend." But now you have friends like ME.

I won't get lost! The place is so unbelievably easy to find -- you and B could get there on foot, if you wanted to. Easy!



Yay! I knew you'd be in! And of course I'm going to try this -- why the hell not? A good friend once told me that he'd send his stuff out, if only I could show him where to send it. It is all quite sad and tragic.

And I'm relieved to hear about the tremors. I always wonder if worse is going to come, ceilings collapsing, etc.



I'm with you there! Oy!

7:17 AM

Blogger sage said...

This might be a good exercise in satire--directed at the mom judge.

btw, I hope you didn't think I was knocking the values of others

11:29 AM

Blogger matty03 said...

Ing! LOL! ...that WAS/IS a VERY good and dear friend at whom I am poking fun!

I might enter something but I will need you to guide me as to which one I should enter.

Can I read one of yours?!?!?

We are walking there, but I never know how we got there. LOL! I'm always lost.

I wanna read WAITRESS MAN!!!

...see ya in a few!

2:20 PM

Blogger crabcake said...

Merry Christmas, sweetheart.

6:21 PM

Blogger ticharu said...

'he was still breathing when the phone rang'

'all they found was a very satisfied looking Boston Terrier'

7:24 PM

Blogger ing said...


I know you better than that!



Well, you should get rid of that friend RIGHT NOW! A true friend wouldn't prevent you from ever publishing anything by withholding information like that. You could easily be famous and rich, but you'll never find that out, will you? Sad and tragic.

I keep telling you which one I want you to enter! But hon, you need to click on the guidelines, because the things you've already written won't qualify. CLICK! It's one click away. And I hope I'm not preventing you from entering by not telling you the guidelines right here, in my comment -- I don't want to be like that fair-weather ex-friend of yours.



Merry Cheer!



Now that is a very short story!

8:36 PM

Blogger matty said...

I can't participate. I don't know -- I hate the rules/guidelines and the fact that only a famous writer will win. What's the point and then they want me to conform to their ending. oy. no. I tried. I can't do it.

...but our cookie pictures are up as is that great shot of you hot legs and way cool new shoes!!!!

1:35 AM

Blogger ticharu said...

It's a mysterydramathriller!

4:40 PM

Blogger Robert said...

I have that book when it first came out - Sadness of Sex. Did you ever see the movie? I saw it on the big screen. Tho poetic, I wasn't too impressed tho!

7:17 AM


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