Welcome back! This week is the last contest of year one!!! It's amazing how fast this year has gone. Thanks so much for making this year great, and giving us some wonderful stories to read. Next week starts year two, so this week is kind of like New Year's Eve for the contest - Let's go out with a BANG!!!
SPECIAL FESTIVE CHALLENGE: Streamers, noise makers, or other party items!!! :)
If you need to read the full version of the rules, go here. Otherwise, here's the short version:
1. Up to 500 words
2. Keep it clean (nothing rated R or above)
3. Start with the given first sentence.
4. Optional Special Challenge
5. Include: Twitter/email, word count, Special Challenge accepted
6. The challenge is open for 24 hours on Tuesday EST
Oh, and feel free to change pronouns, punctuation, tense, and anything in brackets to fit the story/pov/tone. I'm not going to be TOO picky... Our judge however...
Our Judge today is Emily Karn. Check out her blog here. Read her winning tale from last week here! Here's what she has to say about herself: I am a fifty-year-old woman living in the beautiful Finger Lakes Region of New York State, USA. I enjoy reading, writing, cooking, and assorted crafts. I am the person of one cat.
Your first sentence for FINISH THAT THOUGHT #52 is:
The massive 2:00 am explosion jolted the town awake.
Your SPECIAL CHALLENGE from the judge is:
AAAAAAAND WE'RE OFF!!!